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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By tubman
Re: How To Remove Cosmoline

After seeing all of this, I guess I was lucky that nobody was able to deliver on the "Harley 45's packed in Cosmoline" they talked about when I was in high school.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By tubman
Re: Toilet paper oil filter adapter

Read my post #12 again. My dad sold and used these for several years without such an occurrence or any complaints.

Put a roll of toilet paper in your OEM housing at your own peril.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By tubman
Re: The Right Stuff

Would this be a good product to use on head bolts/studs?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 786
Posted By tubman
Re: Correct replacement for Fram C181-A?

I get my oil filters from NAPA. I just ask for one for a Ford tractor and I get the right one. (They know a lot about tractors, but not old cars.) I have never gotten one that didn't come with two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By tubman
Re: Toilet paper oil filter adapter

The Frantz and other filter assemblies specifically designed to use toilet paper did not have this problem. I occurred when some cheapskate tried to run it in a regular canister system designed to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By tubman
Re: Toilet paper oil filter adapter

"Frantz" was the most popular brand. My dad, who had been a traveling salesman all of his life, selling fuel and supplies for Municipal Generating plants, was a rep for Frantz after he retired. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 836
Posted By tubman
Re: Manifold vacuum at idle... vs without...interesting observations

The prevailing theory with the SBC guys is that ported vacuum is better for fuel economy while straight manifold vacuum is better for power.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By tubman
Re: C59A - Purpose of threaded holes on block

I think I have heard that the '53 pickups had a one-year only motor mounting system that used these front holes. Any body know for sure?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 836
Posted By tubman
Re: Manifold vacuum at idle... vs without...interesting observations

He's using a GM distributor, not a Loadamatic.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By tubman
Re: 1934 three window coupe

I don't consider anything left unsaid when evaluating advertisements.

I believe it's a good practice.

And it does look at a very "nice" car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By tubman
Re: 1934 three window coupe

I will agree with the "nice", but have my doubts about "original".:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By tubman
Re: 3/8" ratchet bead roller Eastwood?

Pure speculation. Most companies do not discontinue successful products for no reason.

In any event, I'd think a 1/2" ratchet would be a better choice, given what it takes to form sheet metal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By tubman
Re: 3/8" ratchet bead roller Eastwood?

There may be a reason why Eastwood no longer has this particular item.:eek:

Just sayin'.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 948
Posted By tubman
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

I'm with "Ol' Ron" in liking a 258 ci flathead (3 5/16" X 3 3/4"). Three more cubic inches than a 4 inch Merc crank will give you with a stock bore for a lot less money. (Lower piston speeds, too;...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 948
Posted By tubman
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

To be clear, there have been a couple of errors in calculating total displacement in this thread. The engine the O/P is describing (3 3/16"+.030" bore with a 4" stroke) is 260 ci, not 266 ci. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By tubman
Re: drip edge on 32 sedan

It's always good when something comes out well. Good job!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By tubman
Re: 1936 pickup cab corner question

I would bet that COE door skins are a lot easier to make than cab corners and also require a lot less specialized tooling.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 948
Posted By tubman
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

The key word here is "perhaps". It has been my experience that, unless experienced with flatheads, most of these guys do the great majority of their work on modern engines with thin wall castings,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 948
Posted By tubman
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

How many HP do you reckon the "Speed-Bleeders" add?:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 948
Posted By tubman
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

I'll take all of the free horsepower I can get. Seeing that .125" pistons are usually the same price as .030", it's an extra free 16 ci or 6% increase, which I would think would be noticeable.

As...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,389
Posted By tubman
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

The link works fine and is a lot more defined. Thank you.

That being said, I cannot offer any help. Sorry.:(
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By tubman
Re: Hagerty insurance ?

My current policy runs 3/1/2020 through 2/28/2021.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By tubman
Re: Cut off HAMB again????

Uh, have you ever heard of "cookies"? (Not the kind your mom baked when you were a kid.)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By tubman
Re: Hagerty insurance ?

I'd be careful with Condon & Skelly right now. I have had them for over 30 years, and my last communication with them is that they are no longer associated with "Ironshore Indemnity Inc.". Included...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By tubman
Re: Help decipher GM distributor vacuum canister numbers

Being a Corvette owner, I frequent The Corvette Forum, specifically the "C2" section. I remember this being covered in detail there. I took a quick look, but couldn't find it. They do allow guests...
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