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Forum: Early V8 10-12-2019, 06:49 PM
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Forum: Early V8 10-11-2019, 06:51 PM
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Columbia two speed--your way

Have a '39 Lincoln Zephyr Columbia two speed only, no controls. It is complete with torque tube, drive shaft, u joint, trailing arms and spring. It has Ford backing plates and hubs/drums, drums...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,393
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A little info from the delivery person perspective: I was a rural mail carrier for 30+ years, retired a year ago. Yes, misdeliveries happen; easier than you think when you have 150 packages in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: 1936 Rear window gasket question

Originally that rear window rolled up and down. If yours doesn't it has been changed, so do what ever you think will keep it from leaking. Rod
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Removing cylinder head on 8BA

A few years ago a friend told me when attempting to loosen a rusted/old/stuck bolt or nut to try to tighten it just enough to move it before attempting to loosen--I think that's what Ol' Ron means in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,988
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: What are the must haves for you're shop?

A couple things I didn't see mentioned: a rotisserie and an adjustable height stool on wheels. Having a car on a rotisserie enables you to do all the work at a comfortable height. I have a couple...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,048
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Spark Advance versus Overheat

I have a '36 lb engine with a Potvin 3/4 cam. 2 97's on high rise Eddie Meyer manifold, Eddie Meyer heads, stock distributor rebuilt by Bubba. Bubba sets the timing when he ships them back and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Copper packing material for oil seal?

I used furnace door rope seal to pack a tractor rear axle. Found a site online that had several different sizes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,222
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Painting Over Evaporust?

This doesn't directly answer your question but Rustoleum High Heat primer and paint works SUPER. You have to sandblast your manifold first. Three years ago I sandblasted the exhaust manifolds on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,541
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Battery cut off

I installed a hidden battery cutoff switch in my '36 five window so some a$%%^^e can't hot wire it in the middle of the night and drive it away. All it takes is a jumper wire on the back of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,822
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Sanding tempered glass? Yes-No?

Your local glass shop can trim it. I had similar problem. Took a bit to figure out exactly what/where it needed to be cut trimmed, but I marked it with a Sharpie and took it to the glass shop and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: 8ba rear mains

I bought a '51 Mercury motor a year or so ago. One piston was stuck so I disassembled it. It had been "rebuilt"--I think just the crank ground, pistons knurled and new rings, and didn't appear to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Building a sleeve for a t170

Been several years, but I'm pretty sure I made it even with the front end of the "nose" on the tranny. Use thread locker on the set screw so it doesn't work itself loose.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Building a sleeve for a t170

I used a piece of schedule 80 pipe. Had machinist bore inside so it slid easily over the input shaft "nose", and the outside so the throwout bearing would slide easily. Tapped for a set screw toward...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Outstanding Customer Service!!

The last 6 volt Optima I bought (about a year ago) had the same problem. It took a few emails and phone calls between Summit and Optima, but finally a fellow from Summit gave me the same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Dennis Carpenter gasket problem

The question remains--why would Dennis Carpenter knowingly sell water pumps with gaskets that won't work????? The source IS Dennis Carpenter. That is the definition of poor customer service.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: 21 stud big bore gasket

Will be interested to see if it works for you. I bought a '36 sedan that came with a '36LB block that was made into 3 3/16: cylinder walls bored completely out and machined for sleeves. New cam...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: 36' coupe headers?

I have Red's on a '36 5 window and a '36 two door sedan with stock steering and worked good. If you buy the whole exhaust system, plan on doing a little tweeking to keep the pipes from hitting the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,547
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Air cleaners for duel carbs

I have been running the generic helmet type aftermarket air filters on two 97's on a warmed up '36LB. I made a top plate from a sheet of aluminum because I thought the space between the helmet and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,227
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Engine won't start when it's Hot.

My guess would be there is a crimped connection that the wire is broke in and when the insulation gets hot it breaks contact, when cooled down the insulation shrinks and makes the connection again,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By swedishsteel
Stromberg 97 jet question

Discovered one jet was a thread or two from seating. How would that, if at all, affect how the motor would run? Would it run lean on low vacuum situations? Thanks for any ideas. Rod
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: MN Back To The Fifties this weekend. Anybody going?

I'll be there with my '36 indigo blue 5 window with "yeah, it's a flathead!" on the hood side.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: resistor cause miss??

Voltage not amps on the coil side when running hot was 4.6, which is about what the same as your figures. I didn't measure amps. It is a stock resistor on the junction block, so should be the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: resistor cause miss??

Discovered the two nuts on the resistor were only finger tight. Tightened 'em and took it for a stop and hard go 6 mile ride. Ran/pulled good. Voltage across resistor upon return 4.6. Must have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: resistor cause miss??

The rear end coupled with the 4 speed works very well--60 mph is 2000 rpm. It is not an overdrive tranny. It was behind a 4 cylinder chevy s10. With "normal" start it works fine. When trying to...
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