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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: First trip away in the 33

Lawrie,
May that wonderful old ford take you to that place in your heart...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: Diamond Back Bias Ply looking radials

I have them on my 46 Cadillac . I liked them so much I have a set coming as we speak for the 41 pickup to replace the brand new Cokers it came with when I bought it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: new valve seats for a 53 EAC

well guys I'm Sorley tempted but the 53 merc has one seat that is not salvageable(rust from sitting) and I forgot to mention the current mill in my 41 is out of a 53 ford pickup so it has no stelite...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: new valve seats for a 53 EAC

Ronnie, Here's what I have experienced with unleaded gas and no hard seats. The exhaust valve will beat or burn the block or head casting away to the water jacket as I have seen personally on my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: I'm a turncoat...

So you made someones day with the Merc and your own with the Hudson. To me that's the best kind of deal. Everybody wins! Find a good road and follow it,Tim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By pistonbroke
new valve seats for a 53 EAC

Hi all, Just a question here . Is there some magic to counter boring a 53 block so it will except hard valve seats? Here in the south Puget Sound area nobody seems to be able to do it. My block...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: Over 'Town'

Hi GB, What year is the jail bar woodie? I had a 42 military heavy half ton when I was in high school. I learned a lot about the jail bar series . That truck had so many miles on it the frame rivets...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,417
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: Need Advice on Removing Broken off Stud and Head

Hey Guys, This is a problem I had with my 38 V12 in my zephyr. I didn't break off the stud but the heads were welded to few of the studs. What we did was to heat the studs, in your case the bolt to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: never to old to learn

Tubman, The optima battery is a great fix for cranking power that I have done as well but the problem here was and it a very tired engine with low to no compression and a carb that gets way to hot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By pistonbroke
Red face never to old to learn

I learned a new trick that was just common sense. I still drive my 41 pickup as tired as it is when need be . Yesterday I drove it out to South Bay about five miles away. The temps were up around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,544
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: no advice needed, but I am curious

I had a 36 dodge pickup it wouldn't start below 10 degrees. I would pour a milk jug of hot water over the intake and hand crank it. One maybe two at the most turns at the most.That was the fun part...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By pistonbroke
Valves, Which is best for the street .

So I'm looking at new valves for the 255. I know I need to put in hard seats on the exhaust side as the block is a 53. I'm wondering if stainless valves are the way to go or are the Chevy exhaust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: the build

OK. He got back to me and confirmed he is running a Load a matic with the vacuum signal from just the forward holley 94. This engine is running a stock cam so the manifold vacuum should be normal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: the build

OK, he Got back to me. He is running 2 Holley 94's on a Fenton intake on a 255 cid with tube headers and the highest compresion heads Offenhouser sold back in the early 80's . The stock loadomatic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: the build

It's hooked up but I can't say to one or both. I sent him a text to find out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: the build

Hey 5150BAT, What will be the out come or down fall running dual carbs and a loadomatic dist? I road in a 53 customline this Saturday with this set up and it (seemed) to work very smooth with good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: 41 pickup sway bar

I'm at work right now so I can't do a stare and compare but the bar and hardware look the same to me . So it looks like I'm in the market for so perch bolts. Is that pivot shaft in the perch bolt the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By pistonbroke
41 pickup sway bar

So I have a complete stock sway bar off a 41 sedan . My 41 pickup has the correct mounting holes in the frame but nothing on the axle. I have the yoke like piece on the ends of the sway bar but not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: the build

Zaox40 , We are all just trying to do the best we can with the parts that we can lay our hands on and the knowledge we can glean from others. I am enjoying and learning a lot from this thread. I plan...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: Parts unknown

the hinges look just like my 38 zephyr hinges. The stansion is a marine deck bud missing the compression collar and seal I think. As for the tank, regulated vacuum but for what I don't have a clue....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,655
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: New Guy Old Truck

There's just something about a ford truck. And you have a great one. Welcome.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: the build

I was unaware that 80 psi pump was the norm for 8BA's . My 41s guage goes to 50 so I guess it will be pegged most of the time. Next question is,are all cam gears aluminium now days? When I was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,371
Posted By pistonbroke
the build

Hello all my ford barner friends. Well here I go with my V8 build for my 41 pickup. The 8BA that is in it is as tired as they come. It smokes so bad you can't drive it with the windows up, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: Dana 44 rear/1953/56 f-100

I have a set of 3.30's for one if your intrested. Tim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,942
Posted By pistonbroke
Re: PNW Flathead Rebuilders

Old Gold , Where are you located ? Im in Olympia and have the same ? . I'm rebuilding a 8CM for my 41 pickup and think I have found a shop to do it. Tim
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