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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,219
Posted By tubman
Re: What a waste of good thirties Ford bodies.

There's a '50 Bel Aire hardtop and a Hudson coupe in the picture too. Maybe the Hudson is a Hornet with "Twin-H" power"!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,219
Posted By tubman
Re: What a waste of good thirties Ford bodies.

What could be more out of date than a ten year old "Resto-Mod"?

The sellers know this, the buyers, obviously not.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By tubman
Re: 6 volt to 12v help

I may have one or two of my tach driver boxes left; I'll have to check. The initial 10 I produced sold quickly, the second 10 not so much, so I gave up on them. All of them that are in use are still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By tubman
Re: 6 volt to 12v help

Are you sure you have the tachometer set to 8 cylinders? The tach works by counting pulses from the ignition; that it works at all on 6 volts is kind of a miracle. Most tachs have settings for 4-6-8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By tubman
Re: Electronic fuel pump (EFP)

One other thing : make sure the sediment bowl sealing area on the rim is perfectly flat and free of defects. I trued mine up with a piece of "wet-r-dry" paper on my surface plate just to be sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By tubman
Re: Electronic fuel pump (EFP)

Once I got the sediment bowl on the fuel pump on my '51 sealed up properly, I was able to remove the electric fuel pump from the car and not look back.

I totally agree with the superiority of a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By tubman
Re: Any demand for 3 3/4 8BA cranks

Actually, that not a flathead crankshaft because they are too short for this actual purpose.

Straight eight cranks are best.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba/39 truck woes.

To put it bluntly, early and 8BA flywheels do not interchange. The flywheel must match the engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 916
Posted By tubman
Re: Original 39 Deluxe Coupe ex Hickory NC now bound NZ Down Under.

Phil, I wish I had seen this before I answered your email this morning.

That car is unbelievable! I have had some "low-milers", but nothing near this!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By tubman
Re: Any demand for 3 3/4 8BA cranks

I have one good 8BA crankshaft "under the stairs" in my shop; well, just because I wouldn't want to be in the position where I didn't have one available.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By tubman
Re: Geared starters

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

If a stock Ford doesn't perform properly, there is something wrong : armature, brushes, bushings. All cheap and easily replaced.

New is not always better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By tubman
Re: 1949-53 8ba Flathead Electronic Distributor

First of all, it is not my intention to turn this into a "points vs. electronic" discussion, especially since the O/P is a new member. That being said, I would like to make some comments on post #5....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,227
Posted By tubman
Re: Sign

"Lanny" wins.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By tubman
Re: 1949-53 8ba Flathead Electronic Distributor

"Most ignition problems are fuel system related, while 90% of all carburetor problems are ignition related."

Or something like that.

I would suggest diagnosing the problem first, rather than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By tubman
Re: oil filter flow volume

Ford engineers did know what they were doing, even back then.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,227
Posted By tubman
Re: Sign

I first saw this sign in a snowmobile repair shop 40 years ago :


SHOP RATES

$50/HR - Standard Rate

$75/HR - If You Watch

...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By tubman
Re: Checking a coil

When I was having my starter problems last summer, my first solution was a rebuilt from NAPA. That one was much worse than the one it replaced. At least it showed that the problem was the starter. A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By tubman
Re: Checking a coil

I always thought the starter on my '51 didn't spin fast enough, even though it always started the car. Last summer, I decided to check it out. I replaced it with a spare I had, and it really made a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By tubman
Re: Dead/ shorted battery cell

While I agree on using an Optima battery, it should be pointed out that they are lead/acid batteries; they just use a different method : AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat).

Here's a pretty good explanation...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By tubman
Re: Checking a coil

Specifically, the primary windings should be in the single digit range, while the secondary windings should be in the upper 4-digit or 5-digit range. These readings are in ohms. If you have a heat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By tubman
Re: Canít find the wiper switch!

And, remember the last comment I made in response number TWO.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By tubman
Re: Canít find the wiper switch!

Electric wipers had to be installed by a previous owner, so the switch could be anywhere. Look for a toggle switch on the bottom edge of the dashboard. Failing that, you'll have to look way under the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By tubman
Re: Looking for '49 wheat pennies

"RalphG", it sounds like you're one of "those guys" who think the Ford engineers knew what they were doing. I'm one as well.

I don't see why this is necessary except for an all-out race engine....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,464
Posted By tubman
Re: Thoughts on Clutch Selection

RE : Fort Wayne Clutch, "rotorwrench" may have a point; but the account of my conversation with them is the truth. All I am saying is that when you deal with them these days, make sure of what you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,409
Posted By tubman
Re: Attention all fuel systems experts

I'm a pretty good mechanic, but as long as "Charlie ny" is around, I'll send him my stuff, It's a no-brainer,
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