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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By flatford8
Re: Lost in space....

If I find a Hit&Miss engine I’m buying it. Always wanted one of those. Very relaxing just listening to them popping off as they idle.......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By flatford8
Re: 1932 1933 1934 truck restoration or hot rod

It’s going to be a beautiful truck. I’ve been reading “Henry’s Attic” and there’re a lot of references to the DT&I......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By flatford8
Re: The question of the day?

I’ll take a shot.......lower gearing in reverse?.......Mark
41 panelmark types faster than I do.
But now that I think about it the fuel thing makes sense too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By flatford8
Re: 1932 1933 1934 truck restoration or hot rod

If your doing it, Iím sure itís correct but I canít imagine a utilitarian vehicle such bright color.......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By flatford8
Re: Cobwebs/black soot & oily plugs

Yes, it needs to be driven, and don’t forget to push the choke in all the way.....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By flatford8
Re: 32 Sedan Project Pt. 29. Early Ford 3 speed trans build continues +Extras!

Another great job Mart!...thanks for sharing......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,349
Posted By flatford8
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

This is AWESOME!!!!....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,331
Posted By flatford8
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

I donít understand how it can be the same? 1-4 passenger side, 5-8 drivers side..... Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,349
Posted By flatford8
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I’m 62. Bought my first Ford V8 about ten years ago and fell in love with that little motor. I thought the end was near for me working on project vehicles but, you guys still working on stuff in your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By flatford8
Re: 51A- 3010 front axle dimensions

This help?...... Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,233
Posted By flatford8
Re: Newbie but am I in the right place

Welcome to the ‘Barn. There’s a lot of “Mercury Guys” here...more pics when you can....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By flatford8
Re: Reds headers & Brockman exhaust

I went with the longer Brockmans and had the pipes bent by a local shop. Iím using dual manifolds, not headers but I havenít got the car done so I havenít heard it...... Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By flatford8
Re: Fuele Mileage question....

My ‘50 Fordor is stock with a 94 and it gets 17-18 MPG just driving back and forth to work. It went up from 12-14 when I put in 180* thermostats........ Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By flatford8
Re: Flathead identification

That fan will move some air!!.......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By flatford8
Re: Mart's update: 2021 No7. Ol' 59 Flatty Project Pt. 23. Top end Tidy Up. Motor Dun

Nice job Mart!!.....thanks for the time and effort you put in your videos......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By flatford8
Re: Failing health

I had a hard time with it a few years ago also. I’m sure this sounds silly but I changed to a flat pillow and haven’t had any real issues since. It was probably an inner ear thing like Mart...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,293
Posted By flatford8
Re: A little eye surgery

Good luck and a speedy recovery!!...... Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,165
Posted By flatford8
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

Gary, I swear some of your posts make me really wish you and I were neighbors my friend. Hi “met” John Prine in Portland Maine about 15 years ago when he was touring his album Fair and Square. He has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,544
Posted By flatford8
Re: Aluminum heads

I share the thoughts above.....shiney and chrome don’t get you home.....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,864
Posted By flatford8
Re: I'd like to start a new thread on the components used in building a flathad

I just stripped a Mercury block that tested good. My plan is a “clean up” over bore. It has an 8CM cam and will have adjustable lifters, Mercury intake with a 2GC. EAB heads with a tight piston- head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By flatford8
Re: Parts washer fluid

Diesel fuel. Pour in my waste oil barrel when I’m done with it. A guy down the road runs a waste oil furnace and trades me an empty barrel for my full one ...... Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By flatford8
Re: Home made tool that works really well.

Nice Mart!.....do we get a future video from “Marts Garage- Trans. Rebuilding Div”?......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By flatford8
Re: Merc Out In The Snow

Nice video Ralph!.......thanks for the ride......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By flatford8
Re: Seeking Info on a 1939 Tudor Sedan

YA!... we gotta see / hear more about this car now!! .... ask him to join the Forum.... heíll get all the knowledge of the entire group..... Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,158
Posted By flatford8
Re: Gosfast Gary from NY?

It’s to bad to lose one of “us”!!!.....his contributions on this forum will be missed for sure. Condolences to his friends and family........Mark
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