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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Guard your phone # ??

Scammers/spammers of all kinds (extended warranty, health insurance, etc) can spoof any phone number, and frequently just run down a list from 0001 to 9999 for an exchange. I once got a call from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Ohh look at that ..😏

I can't think what would cause that in normal operation. Wonder if someone at some point had to pound it out?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,576
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Theft Prevention Ideas??

That happened here in Albuquerque. A guy was hauling a boattail speedster in an enclosed trailer, and parked for the night at a local motel. Trailer was gone in the morning. They found the speedster...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: ID year of engine? 49-50 or 51-53

Here's a view of the difference between rotator and non-rotator assemblies.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,234
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 Flathead crankshaft end play

They are listed at 0.88" long
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,234
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 Flathead crankshaft end play

I'd think it might be best to remove the ring so it can be heated evenly in an oven, and fully seated. Not sure how to get it off tho, without damage anyway.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,234
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 Flathead crankshaft end play

I think most S10 T5's used a 9.5" disc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,234
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 Flathead crankshaft end play

Check that it isn't the PP bolts rubbing on the starter plate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,033
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Disc Brakes V Bendix Brakes-Which performs best??

I should have said no Ford Trucks used self-adjusters until the early 60's. With modern shoes and hardware they can be added to the original brakes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,033
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Disc Brakes V Bendix Brakes-Which performs best??

No self-adjusters until the early '60's, I believe those are F-100 brakes.

I have totally stock type brakes on my F-1. I've driven it cross-county on interstates much of the way, in heavy traffic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 F1 LMC or Dennis Carpenter fenders Reviews

LMC is selling the DC fenders, right?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Speed bleeders for 1949 F1

If you have replaced your wheel cylinders, check the bleeder screw threads carefully. Mine are metric. :-(
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,184
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 49 F1 Brake issue

Maybe it's the camera, but that whole brake assembly looks rotated to the rear too much. The wheel cylinder should be parallel to the top of the grease shield, too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: The 1BA block Mystery What's the Story ?

The engine that came in my truck (not original) is a 1BA block. The 1BA is cast into the rear of the block, nothing in the valve chamber. It has the cast OP cover, Rotamatic valves, and didn't have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Help Identifying a Transmission.

'51 was the first full year for column-shifted F-1's. I believe some late '50's were equipped with them, too. All '48-'52 trucks were open drive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: ford holley 94 carb only 1 yr old

Here is the end of the throttle shaft that is peened at the lever. (arrow)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 49 F1 shift pattern

The HD 3-sp is still only syncho'd in 2 and 3 in the Bonus Built trucks. It has a lower 1st gear, too.

I've been surprised how many F-1's came with the crashbox 4-sp, especially common in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 49 F1 Clutch problem

Disconnect the throttle pedal (pull hard on the top of the pedal, it mates with a ball on the linkage). Undo a bajillion small screws around the cover, lift off over the shifter and the end of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 49 F1 Clutch problem

The clutch inspection cover is shown below; there is no trans inspection cover. What exactly do you mean?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Old car brake lights: Brighten em up for free! Safety improvement!

Painting the inside of the light with Bright White or Aluminum paint works too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: current draw king seely gauges

Do you mean the ammeter? It has no effect on that, only oil pressure, gas, and temp gauges.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 8BA Oil Pan Cleanout Plate-For trucks only?

The oil pickup dome takes up almost all the room above the plate. I don't know how you could really measure anything with confidence.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: current draw king seely gauges

Oops, you're right, it is this one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264029119961?hash=item3d795ca5d9:g:n3UAAOSwNo9b439q
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: current draw king seely gauges

Each gauge and sender draws about 600 mA, at least on my '52 truck. So peak max draw of 3.6 amps.

I had one like 51-Merc linked to, and could see the voltage regulator cycling on the gauges. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 8ba Inlet Manifold Under carb Vacuum.

I had a PCV setup using that vac connection, and opened the two drillings up to 1/8" or 3/16" for better flow. They are really small from the factory.
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