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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Gene1949
Re: 1949-53 8ba Flathead Electronic Distributor

I would ass-ume you are running it at the drag strip ONLY.

Because if you are trying to run it on the street you don't have near enough advance [ignition timing] in that motor
A good place to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,526
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Thoughts on Clutch Selection

[QUOTE=Lanny;2091498]

PS: I have a Centerforce in my '67 Cobra 427 550 hp
and it Don't ever sli[/B]p...;)

Always thought it somewhat of a dichotomy;
many of the geezers (no disrespect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Junkyard electric fan recommendations '49 F-47

Low speed;
Be Cool Radiators 185° Temperature Sender
P/#--- 134-75029

High speed;
sloppy record keeping :D

would have loved to "repurpose" but everything factory was too high cut in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Junkyard electric fan recommendations '49 F-47

Kilohertz;2091534]Thanks Gene,

I too saw that Volvo controller in my search. I have a 10SI alternator, I think 63 A, planning on putting in a 78A, should be enough. I was planning on putting the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Junkyard electric fan recommendations '49 F-47

Now for the bad news.
That fan draws about 40 amps on high. I had a GM alternator (42 amp) which left me no overhead. So while I was pulling the fan I pulled the Ford alternator as well..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Junkyard electric fan recommendations '49 F-47

ahh, a fellow "repurposer"..

1997 Taurus SVO fan and shroud.
2 speed and almost as much CFM as the Lincoln MK VIII
1992 Volvo 940 2 speed fan controller module. Relays and circuit breakers all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,125
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Looking for '49 wheat pennies

The only times I experienced "vapor lock" was when one of the aforenoted conditions occurred. (Timing/ignition issues, engine heat, 6 volt battery or carb adjustment).

"Purists" seem to be plagued...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,526
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Thoughts on Clutch Selection

Glad I could help. Please let us know how the conversation with CF goes. Last time I spoke with them they were extremely helpful. Many on this board are updating their drivetrains and have had less...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,526
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Thoughts on Clutch Selection

Centerforce #s;
Clutch/PP---- DF021221
Flywheel---. 700360

JEGS still lists them both butt about $100 bucks higher than 3 years ago. Even with the promo codes
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,125
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Looking for '49 wheat pennies

Period correct pennies sounds just a bit anal:D

On a more serious note, as cranky as a flat motor is (timing, carb adjustment, fuel distribution and engine temperature) the very last thing I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,910
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Oil Filter-ology

Aww Jeez. Thankx for reminding me. Time for the "annual" (oil change and chassis lube).
Gives me an excuse to roll around on a cold shop floor this time of year. Might as well do the Camaro, it's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,526
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Thoughts on Clutch Selection

On my 8BA I use the 10" duel friction from Centerforce. Had it "drop shipped" and ordered it thru JEGS on sale. Exact same clutch type (duel friction) and PP I Use in my '69 BBC Camaro. In both rigs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Gene1949
Re: MSD distributor

https://help.summitracing.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5126/~/shipping-options-to-australia

They list an 8BA MSD all in one ready to run distributor.
Not too sure about their proprietary...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,910
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Oil Filter-ology

Interesting idea, thank you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,910
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Oil Filter-ology

51 MERC-CT

I did not mean to suggest the filter internal bypass was to prevent over pressurization. That is the job of the block adaptor as stated in my post.
You are correct in that the oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,910
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Oil Filter-ology

Thankx for that19Fordy. I'm suggesting the flatty system was more than adequate AND just as good [if not better] than converting to a "full flow" system.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Radiator needs help.

https://macsradiator.com/auto-repair-portland-or/

I would suggest contacting one of the circle track racers in your area and ask them about a reputable shop near you. The link above is the one I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,910
Posted By Gene1949
Oil Filter-ology

OR converting our oiling system to “full flow” oil filtration. Might get a little wordy but forgive me, I’m old
I wanted to start a discussion of the benefits of converting our engines. There are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Distributor issues

My $.02 worth
Lose the duel point Mallory (hang it on the wall as a conversation piece). More trouble than it worth [kool factor]. To maintain and tune that Mallory you are going to need access to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,559
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Shoebox Central's Steering Upgrade Kit?

One other thing;
Setting the toe.
A lot of curvy mountain roads 0" to 1/8" toe out. But makes the car a little "twitchy" (technical term) [having to drive the car vs pointing it]
Straight...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,559
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Shoebox Central's Steering Upgrade Kit?

Just my $.02 worth. My idea was to have an easy ride that was lowered a bit and comfortable to ride/drive for a couple a thousand miles at a time.
Looked at these kits thru the years and the one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,938
Posted By Gene1949
Re: lost my best friend today

One of the best sentiments posted. Thank you, Bob

Stan, My best to you and your family.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,302
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Lean MisFire

One other thing; an old axiom..
multiple carbs exacerbates [INCREASES] carb problems by the coefficient [number] of carburetors used.:D

On a more serious note;
you are decreasing the airflow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,302
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Lean MisFire

Your 11-01-2021, 08:59 PM post describes a classic [low] float level problem.
Kinda sounds like a problem when you transition from idle (uncovering the transition port). Running the float level at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,840
Posted By Gene1949
Re: Just a simple "thanks"

I have learned so much here.
Thanks Barners, I cannot single out one person.
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