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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By tubman
Re: Lincoln V12 crankshaft bearing specifications

"DD" - You are what my grandmother used to call "a wag".

You have to be careful what you post as there is always a few folks out there that will believe it. A sense of whimsey is not as common as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,845
Posted By tubman
Re: Charlie stolded.....my version

The last time something like this happened, the protagonist turned out to have recently had surgery and was still on a drug regimen that was obviously affecting his judgement. I would not be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By tubman
Re: Mercury Motor I.D.

From the pictures posted, the O/P is referring to the later (1949-1953) engines.

'49-'51 Mercury 255 ci 6.8:1 compression 110 hp. '53-'53 Mercury 255 ci 7.2:1 compression 125 hp.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By tubman
Re: Spark Plug Fouling

I saw that a lot back in my snowmobiling days. Someone couldn't their sled started so they took the plugs out, looked 'em over good, and put 'em back in because they looked fine. Still no start. Put...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA Carburetor replacement

I thought we have already been through this:confused:. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1992832#post1992832.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By tubman
Re: I'd like to start a new thread on the components we choose for an engine build

"Tim Ayers" - Since I've already said "I'm an 8BA guy", I guess I'm "stuck in the fifties". The Forties are a little too "antediluvian" for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By tubman
Re: front shocks

I would have to believe that if they are off the car, you should not miss the chance to clean them out. The above approach for cleaning seems fine with me. I don't know enough to comment on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 710
Posted By tubman
Re: 1940 P/U WOC1 - Project

Excellent work! If you can't find what you need, you can either sit down and complain about it or make it. You obviously made the right decision here. I agree with GB, "carry on".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By tubman
Re: 59A low compression #4 cyl

I can completely understand the desire to not end up with two flatheads in the machine shop at the same time. I think for the time being, you should clean up the surfaces and re-install the head with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By tubman
Re: I'd like to start a new thread on the components we choose for an engine build

Now that you mention carbs and ignition, I like a small base Rochester 2G on a matched Merc manifold on a car with a hood. If I ever had a larger engine, I might try a 4 BBL (I had a 276" Merc in a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,690
Posted By tubman
Re: Who's gonna fill their shoes?

I think the comparison with horses is particularly apt. Although horses have not been an important component of transportation for a century, there are still are plenty of them around. Our cars...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By tubman
Re: I'd like to start a new thread on the components we choose for an engine build

I'll start. I'm an 8BA guy, so my choices will be what I like for that series of engine.

1. Bore and stroke. I prefer a 3 5/16" bore as the pistons are about the same price as the smaller pistons,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By tubman
Re: Recommendations for new 50 8ba upgrade carb to replace the original Holly

First of all, we have already established the these carburetors are two barrel units with two separate throttle bores, each with it's own butterfly. There is only one choke opening with one choke...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,988
Posted By tubman
Re: My first dumb question

Just to be clear : the 8BA carburetors used on '49-'51 Fords ARE Holley/Ford 94's. They are just a different model. If you have the proper center section, I believe you could install it in one of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By tubman
Re: Help me advance

If the carburetor does not have provision for a spark control valve it will run fine without one. The spark control valve is a later update to the "Load-a-Matic" system. I have posted this before,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,988
Posted By tubman
Re: My first dumb question

They are quite common and usually marked 8BA on the side. If you have limited resources where you are. I suggest you contact "Charlie ny" on this forum. As you may have seen on some other recent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By tubman
Re: Flat head pistons

I left 'em off my last build with no ill effects. I did have the assembly balanced that way to make sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By tubman
Re: Electric steering

Although I am not a big fan of 12 volt conversions, I think this is one situation where it would be mandatory.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By tubman
Re: 1937 Pickup Cab question

There are a couple of threads on the H.A.M.B. about this very thing that might be worth looking at. I will have to agree that it's a lot of work, but most of the time, it appears to be worth it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By tubman
Re: testing coils & Condensers

Quite frankly, while this is good advice, it is really beyond what the average hobbyist wants to do. Swapping components is still probably the best way to to find out what is really going on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,988
Posted By tubman
Re: My first dumb question

One last bit of information. "8RT" is the model number for 8BA engines insttalled in trucks. "EAB" is the designation for '52-'53 passenger car engines. These are all "regular stroke" 239 ci engines....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,988
Posted By tubman
Re: My first dumb question

To clarify the carburetor situation. The earlier (circa 1940) and 8BA engines use almost identical Holley model 94 carburetors. A lot of people can't tell the difference and confusion reigns. In 1949...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By tubman
Re: testing coils & Condensers

You can test a coil with an multi-meter set to the "ohms" (resistance) scale. Please be aware that you will have to use two different settings for the primary and secondary windings. Use the 0-20 ohm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By tubman
Re: help, dist identification

"B14" sounds like a casting date code or other manufacturing symbol to me. I am assuming that the unit you removed is a stock Ford distributor, as the aftermarket units are usually clearly labeled....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 637
Posted By tubman
Re: Introduction

These engines can always use a little more compression. If it was a '53 Merc, it originally had 7.2:1 compression and the EAB's would probably push that close to 8:1. Increasing compression adds to...
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