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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By richard rink
Re: Looking for Engine Rebuilder

Conn's Auto Service in Louisville, KY, has an experienced FH rebuilder. His name is Terry. 502-458-9630. He has rebuilt three FHs for me.
Richard
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,250
Posted By richard rink
Re: Foundering flathead

MOT, you mentioned that the timing is set "by ear" and that the loadamatic distributor is equipped with the Pertronix ignition. I am presuming that the vacuum connection between the port on the carb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By richard rink
Re: 6 volt electric radiator fan

Donald,
There are several vendors that offer 6 volt fans. Speedway, Summit, Jegs etc. Just google "6 volt electric radiator cooling fans."


For installation on my '53 Crestline victoria, it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,316
Posted By richard rink
Re: aluminum heads

B-O-B,
My 8ba, 0.060 overbore, with a Kiwi-L100 cam (0.368/9 lift) is equipped with Edelbrock 1115 aluminum heads. No problems. Manufacturer's specs state clearance up to .410.
Richard
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By richard rink
Re: Need a new boot for clutch lever

Britcheflee,
C & G Ford has the part...#AB7513.
Richard
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,594
Posted By richard rink
Re: 8BA Distributor- Full Race Flathead help

Ric,

You are welcome. Hope it works for you. BTW, I can't remember which of the two springs I removed.....I'm presuming it may make a difference. Hope you'll let us know how it turns out for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,594
Posted By richard rink
Re: 8BA Distributor- Full Race Flathead help

Ric,

Re the Load-a-matic distributor: As a temporary measure, here's what I did with a '50 Merc engine in a '40 coupe: The engine was 0.060 over, Edelbrock heads, super dual Offenhauser with two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By richard rink
Re: removing rear brake drum on '53 ford

Rust may be the issue. The drum is free of the shoes but seems to be solidly fixed to the axle. I'll start with penetrating oil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By richard rink
removing rear brake drum on '53 ford

I need to install a new wheel cylinder in the driverside rear brake on my '53, but I can't figure out how to remove (pull?) the drum. The shop manual doesn't provide enough information, and searches...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By richard rink
Re: Shift "Throws" in my '53

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll see what I can determine about the bushings/groumets. The linkage is standard. The mileage of the car exceeds 100K. That may explain the looseness. Richard
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By richard rink
Shift "Throws" in my '53

I am working on a '53 Victoria, getting it into condition for comfortable driving/cruising. The transmission shifts o.k. but the distance (throws, I believe is the term ) between 1st and 2nd and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By richard rink
Re: 53 Ford Clutch Linkage Woes

Thank you for the observations and suggestions. I'll be looking into the "issue" again this weekend. The Van Pelt diagram is better than the one in the Shop Manual. Access to the junction of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By richard rink
53 Ford Clutch Linkage Woes

Several months ago I bought a 53 Victoria. The clutch worked fine but the engine needed rebuilding. I pulled the engine, following instructions in the shop manual which described disconnecting the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By richard rink
L100 cam with original lifters?

The rebuild of my 8ba will likely include the L100 cam. I am hoping to use the original lifters. However, I expect that the L100 regrind will have reduced the dimension of the base circle. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By richard rink
Re: Installing Ignition Switch in '53 Ford

Thanks for the suggestions. I was able to complete the installation, aligning the slots and using a broad tipped screwdriver to rotate the "lock ring." As you know, the challenges of working with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By richard rink
Installing Ignition Switch in '53 Ford

While the engine is being rebuilt, I undertook to upgrade some of the wiring relating to the ignition switch. Removing the switch from its dash position went fine. I've replaced the worn wires. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By richard rink
Re: wiring in 1953 ford car

Yep, there's the yellow wire attached to the CB. Appears to be in good condition. The yellow connection between the solenoid and the horn relay needs replacement. Easily done. #12 wire about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By richard rink
Re: wiring in 1953 ford car

JSeery,

Thanks! Now, if I can manage to get a look at it. Well into my senior years and not so flexible. Richard
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By richard rink
wiring in 1953 ford car

I recently bought a '53 ford car. While the engine is out for a rebuild, I have been checking some of the wiring-it is original, cloth-covered. Some of it need replacement. I have the wire diagram...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,489
Posted By richard rink
Re: Bob Drake Ford Carbs

Thanks for the reminder. I've run dual 94's on an earlier engine and know of the need for modification regarding the ignition. Nice to know that there are two highly regarded sources of the "Chevy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,489
Posted By richard rink
Re: Bob Drake Ford Carbs

Thanks for the information. I called Charlie and look forward to installing two nicely purposed 94's in time for summer crusin'. Richard
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,489
Posted By richard rink
Re: Bob Drake Ford Carbs

Thanks. I did not know that Charlie NY sold carbs. Richard
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,489
Posted By richard rink
Bob Drake Ford Carbs

I am building a modified 8ba and expect to use the Offenhauser Super Dual intake equipped with 49-53 Ford carbs. Bob Drake has that type carb. Does anyone have experience with his product? Thanks....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By richard rink
Re: pulling 8ba in '53 Ford-done

Seth, I hadn't expected to be doing this again....I'm no spring chicken. That said, if the reinstallation goes well (following a rebuild by a very good builder) I'll be glad I did it!
All the best,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 985
Posted By richard rink
pulling 8ba in '53 Ford-done

Last week I posted regarding questions about pulling the engine in the '53. Several suggestions were posted. I decided to disconnect the block from the clutch housing, rather than disconnecting the...
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