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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By Chris Nelson
Timing Mallory Unilite mechanical Advance

I have a timing light, but I am not experienced in its use. Can someone give me step by step the setting of the timing? The engine is an 8BA with a 77B Isky cam, dual 97s and a PCV valve and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Chris Nelson
timing

Can someone tell me the timing for a 50 Ford flathead with an Isky 77B cam and mechanical electronic Mallory ignition?
Thanks; Chris:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: 37 Tudor to 40 Standard Tudor Body mount differences??

If you go to Wescott's catalog, they have the pictures of the frames for those years showing all the mounting positions. I think that they are all basically the same frames with minor exceptions. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,338
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Stromber 97

That is good information. I had not thought about having them rebuilt. They were originally built by Charlie Price of Vintage Speed in Florida. I have left a message for Max to call me. I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,338
Posted By Chris Nelson
Stromber 97

I have had it with carbs that leak and I'm thinking of either putting on a 4 bbl Holley or staying with the 97 theme by using the 9Super7 carb. What I would like to know is if there is any feedback...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,749
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Upgrade to Electronic Ignition

I remember reading somewhere that if you go to a solid state ignition, it would be wise to go to an alternator rather than the generator. As I understand it, the generator puts out dirty electricity...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,216
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Flat o matic.

You can reach Gene Benson, the owner of Flat-O Products on his site info@flat-o.com or his phone number in Salem, Oregon. 503-364-2934
I have installed 2 of these kits and the spacer you are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,832
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Ignition- Electronic vs High Energy ????

I have been running electronic ignitions for about 20+ years and have had zero problems. However, I also went to an alternator at the suggestion of some friends and I have to assume it is the reason...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,828
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Electric fan thermostat control.

I think what I would like to see available is a switch that would allow the fan to have a variable speed, depending on the temp. It doesn't have to run all the time at lower temperature, but It would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,480
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Sad Day This Weekend

That looks like the condition of my 36 Cabriolet when I hauled it home. I think it was used as a bulkhead in a stream in Illinois. My wife met me in the driveway and said, "You paid money for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,796
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Complete rebuild needed?

I would try talking to Hagen's in Puyallup, on River Road, as they do older engines all the time. There used to be a babbitt pouring shop up on First hill East of Seattle University by the name of A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,496
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: 1942 Crab Distributor Vacuum Seal

I believe that there is supposed to be a gasket between the crab dist. and the timing cover.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,359
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Turn signal buzzer

I did the same as Mart. I got the flasher from Ron Francis Wire Works and was unhappy with the loud sound, but by wrapping tape around it a couple of times, it toned down enough to be bearable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Head Gasket

Patrick's in Casa Grande, Arizona carries them. 520-836-1104 He is great to work with and will ship to you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,229
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Windshield Wiper Danger (?)

These old cars are like riding a motorcycle, dangerous if you are the least inattentive. I use seat belts and stay at least 3 seconds behind the car in front of me. I am also watching for anything...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,494
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Is there an easy axle seal tool?

I just use a large socket, the diameter of the seal. I put it on upside down onto some long extensions. I drop the seal into the housing and position it with a long rod and then drive it into the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,090
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: 1936 Ford 5 Window Reconstruction.

Kep;
Send me your e-mail and I will send you some pictures that were taken when my 36 was undergoing major reconstruction. I'm trying to get my daughter-in-law to duplicate a CD that I have that has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,591
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: aluminum heads - avoiding corrosion

Kube;
What would be the purpose of using a thin fiber washer between the head and each washer? If it is for the purpose of keeping water below the head nuts, then it allows the water to get up the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,591
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: aluminum heads - avoiding corrosion

In 20 some years, I have not had any problem with corrosion on the studs. I use Permatex #2 on the threads into the block and water wont come up the thread. Teflon may create a problem since you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Radiator hoses

Go to your local parts store with your hoses and they can match up what you have cobbled together with ones that will fit. Most parts houses have a good selection of hoses to choose from. You just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 41,303
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Double Trouble - Sloper

They look like my old Volvo 544 that took me to school every day. I often wondered about the shape as Fords here weren't quite the same. I think Volvo must have copied the Australian Ford design. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: trim clips

You might try Restoration Specialties in Windber, PA. 814-467-9842 or you could e-mail them at jeff@restorationspecialties.com They carry a wide variety of trim items for every car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,301
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: 51 merc

I had an 8BA in an old Ford and I used the 1950 bell housing adapter. Some are cast and some are stamped steel. It makes an easy adaption by changing the rear of the 49-50-51 Merc to the same as a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 86,544
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: Yes, they are still out there NUMBER 2

Regarding the intake gasket, if you can't get it from Best Gasket, you might try Olson Gasket in Port Orchard, Washington. 360-871-1207 They stock all sorts of obsolete gaskets as well as make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,332
Posted By Chris Nelson
Re: camshaft would you use it?

I would talk to a cam grinder. They may be able to clean it up.
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