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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By tubman
Re: Horn Wiring

You question might be more suited to the H.A.M.B. where they do things like this more often.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By tubman
Re: 1953 f100

Pete - Do you see the "scale" you mention in the pictures of my block (above)?

I was pretty happy with those results, and the engine runs right on the 180 thermostats with no problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By tubman
Re: Interesting 8BA

I've never even heard of one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By tubman
Re: No Thermostats

Karl is right; I stepped up and bought a couple for my '51. So far, so good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By tubman
Re: packard 440 wire

That's where I got mine. No problems.

They have the cool Rajah spark plug terminals, too!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By tubman
Re: Head gasket question

I don't know much about this, as I am strictly an "8BA Guy", but isn't there a rule saying you should use the gasket that matches the block?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By tubman
Re: hard start

It don't take MUCH.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By tubman
Re: No Thermostats

Many opinions, but I believe there is only one correct one. Ford put them in initially, so there has to be a good reason, because they did not waste money on things that were not necessary. If the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 42,370
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

Distributor condensers are not voltage sensitive. The just need to be .20 to .40 microfarads and capable of handling 400 volt spikes. Good quality condensers are remarkably tolerant when it comes to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,779
Posted By tubman
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

From what you've posted here, I agree with "cadillac512". It should come apart with a little effort. Follow his advice and you'll have it apart before you know it. Spread your effort over several...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By tubman
Re: hard start

I'd start with the coil and condenser. The fact that it gets worse as it heats up is indicative.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,779
Posted By tubman
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

Here's a link to everything you would need to replace your valves for $249.99; a quarter of what you mentioned. There are packages like this all over the internet....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,779
Posted By tubman
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

I think you're right, Mart. When I look at the valve on the right, I think I can just see a glint of the valve stem, and it looks like a regular stem. I think he is seeing the rotator mechanism.

I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,779
Posted By tubman
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

In your last post, you said "I do have a 2 piece valve guide with the mushroom stem". I have never seen two piece guides and mushroom stems on an 8BA. I have seen the 8BA pieces used in an earlier...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By tubman
Re: Stromberg Big 97 on a stock manifold?

I feel I should clarify a couple of things.

First, regarding "Chevrolet carburetors"; These are actually called "2G"'s and are made by Rochester. They come in two distinct versions : "small base"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By tubman
Re: Stromberg Big 97 on a stock manifold?

I just looked at this thread again. You have to realize that the later (post '33) Ford intake manifolds were dual plane designs, designed to take advantage of the newly developed 2 barrel (Stromberg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By tubman
Re: Stromberg Big 97 on a stock manifold?

I thought the 365 HP 327's had AFB's or Holleys.:confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By tubman
Re: remote oil filter, 59 ab, 36 coupe

Three oil changes in 1700 miles? If you keep this up, you don't need a filter.:) The installation looks to be very well done though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,286
Posted By tubman
Re: Help Iím Lost

Although I have sold a bunch to guys who have used them on "Helmets", "Crabs", and "Rabbit-ears" with consistent success, most folks consider them too costly for general use (and they are right).
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 42,370
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

I was just posting a general observation.

If the shoe fits, wear it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,779
Posted By tubman
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

At my age and girth, I consider that to be "close":D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,286
Posted By tubman
Re: Help Iím Lost

In this vein, I seem to remember reading an article in "The V8 Times" where someone tested a whole bunch of original coils (even some NOS) and they all failed after heating up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 42,370
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

I really think it is a good practice to read the entire thread before posting a response. Not doing so can result in posting incorrect or redundant information. I used to do it myself, but have since...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,779
Posted By tubman
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

An 8BA with transmission is nowhere near 1000 lbs, so I think your appraisal of your chain hoist being worn out is correct.

I got a "Cherry Picker" about 30 years ago and it has been an invaluable...
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