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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-17-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 906
Posted By flatrod
Re: 312 Y Block valve cover studs

Both of my Birds have never been messed with and have the grommets on top. I rebuilt the 56 312 and took those studs out. Thought I must of missed placed them as nothing fit back together. I think...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-01-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By flatrod
Re: Changing Intakes and Carb

I have a pile of 4100's, never seen a kit to convert to mechanical secondary's. Have a few with mechanical chokes though. 289/271 hp hipo's used a 1.12 carb. I don't think you need the sleeves, you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By flatrod
Re: "help"

There should be some chamfer there, but no a lot. I would suggest a better ring compressor if you bent the scraper rings over.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-23-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 785
Posted By flatrod
Re: 1961 FE exaust manifolds and casting numbers.

I have several price sheets from 79 to 80's time frame, also a 79 and 80's OSI books. The OSI books are pretty rough, well used. If anyone is interested in them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By flatrod
Re: The Right Stuff

We used to use it on Chevy head bolts, or any other bolt/stud into water, works great! No seeping head bolts after we went to it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By flatrod
Re: 55 Ford Data Plate mounting???

I would suggest to have extra rivets on hand. They are very soft and can push through very easy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,457
Posted By flatrod
Re: Big Boys Heads

B&S, there is no comparison between the Big Boys and Baron heads!! We have both, Other then thickness two different worlds! As you know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,457
Posted By flatrod
Re: Big Boys Heads

posting pics
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,457
Posted By flatrod
Re: Big Boys Heads

Yes I have a set of unused Big Boys, and my brother, Alaska Jim has Tony Baron heads. I bought mine from Paul years ago, I do remember talking to him when I got them, but don't remember much else.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-07-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By flatrod
Re: 66 mustang

I believe all year mustang convertibles have the torque boxes. It was part of the floor stiffing as well as inner and out rocker boxes and heavy structure where the seats go, both above and below the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By flatrod
Re: Ford holley 94 carbs

I see those are 1 1/4 throttle plates. I answered on the other forum about the shafts. Everything I have bought from Speedway and Charlie Price seems to be the same. I don't know if Charlie is making...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-07-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By flatrod
Re: 66 mustang

complete new bodies are available. If you really have major rust, this may be a option.

http://www.dynacornclassicbodies.com/1965-ford-mustang-convertible/

If you are doing the rust repair...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,554
Posted By flatrod
Re: Finally some Cam Degree Numbers - Now what?

How is the compression? Retarding it will be losing compression, advancing it will add compression. It won't be much, maybe 20 pounds but its noticeable. Advancing it more than 4 degrees will start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By flatrod
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

Same here, I use 5 small jack stands. 4 at the outer corners and one in the middle. pull the head down with bolts through the spark plug holes. Adjustable or shim able as you need. Also made t slots...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By flatrod
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

Mart, I found that on my Bridgeport 9x42, I can get a head on there but have to use all of the table with the Bridgeport head all the way to the right. So having done that I use all of the table. But...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,345
Posted By flatrod
Re: Do you think a sleeve will fix this?

We have sleeved many blocks with similar cracks. As long as the crack does not go all the way to the bottom seating area, or out the top, I would go for it. We would use Loctite sleeve sealer on that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-02-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By flatrod
Re: '65 289 rocker arm geometry help

As said hardened push rods needed with slotted push rod holes in head. Take a 3 corner file to one of your push rods, if you can cut it its to soft and will wear quickly in your heads. Also agree the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-05-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By flatrod
Re: Re-drill Brake Drums

I have re-drilled lots of drums over the years where I worked. The center hole has to be right though. That's what keeps it all centered. I would re-drill over slotting the hole, although I have done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By flatrod
Re: Block drain for 8RT

Here is Jim's 29 roadster project block with the drain hole at the front flat spot.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By flatrod
Re: VIN on '32 commercial frame

Two cars one title, this is what happen to me. I bought a pile of 32 parts, original frame and NY registration, (NY does not have titles back then). Bought it from a guy that said he got it in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By flatrod
Re: VIN on '32 commercial frame

Thank you David, I will look a lot closer. If I can't find any numbers I will probably lose my vin, as two cars with the same vin as popped up when I tried to sell mine. I have had mine for 18 years,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By flatrod
Re: VIN on '32 commercial frame

DavidG, I am currently trying to find the numbers on my original 32 frame and can find none. Can you say where they are located?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By flatrod
Re: Disc brake question

Was a disc/drum brake master cyl installed? I had this problem years ago. Turns out there is a small flapper valve in the ports of the master cyl for drum brakes. Its there to hold residual line...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-20-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By flatrod
Re: Disc brakes on 1967 Mustang problem

First year for the disc brake option on the Mustang was 1965.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By flatrod
Re: SS lined brake cyl..

I had a 1946 speedway wheel cyl that blew the sleeve out on the front side while bleeding the brakes. Speedway did take the pair back no questions asked.
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