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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By tubman
Re: 49 heads

There is no set amount to mill the heads. There are production variances and they may have already been surfaced. The above poster is correct in that the piston head will contact before the valves...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By tubman
Re: Mart's 32 at the Pendine VHRA Hot Rod Races. Part 2. Sunday and Monday.

Now I need to find 45 minutes of undivided time to watch this. It's really better seeing the whole thing in one sitting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By tubman
Re: Correct carburetor 1939 Ford Sedan Deluxe

If you're going to go to he time and expense to get this fixed right, you might as well find a 91-99 core. While the 59 will work just fine, why not spend your money on the correct parts? They're not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By tubman
Re: Correct carburetor 1939 Ford Sedan Deluxe

I'll give a real strong second on Charlie ny".

You can't do any better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By tubman
Re: Crab Distibutor Vacuum brake pad gone

Too small; it takes a 5/8" punch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By tubman
Re: Mart's 32 at the Pendine VHRA Hot Rod Races. Part 1. Friday and Saturday.

Great video Mart! I felt like I was actually there!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By tubman
Re: front end

The only thing about these Ford front suspensions is that they need frequent lubrication. The manual for my '51 says every 1000 miles. I believe the '53's are the same. Keep 'em greased and they work...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

I stand by what I said, although I may clarify it a bit. Any early box behind a built 300+ ci flathead is a problem waiting to happen. This from a guy who had a '39 box with good later gears, new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

I'm not worrying about the clutch holding up anymore. Now it's the transmission. That combination is a grenade waiting to happen.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

I really don't know. When I did mine, I talked to one of the "old-timers" up here who told me what fit what. The only thing I can think of is that the differences between the flywheels may lead to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By tubman
Re: Adjustable lifter recommendations

See my post #8 for a source.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By tubman
Re: Swage Or Not To Swage?

You are hereby promoted to "Big Howard".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

It's been a long time since I've done this, but I seem to remember that the best way to do it is to use a '49-'50 Mercury pressure plate and disc. The 8BA flywheel will have to be re-drilled to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

It will fit fine. The rear of all '49 up Ford and Merc blocks, as well as '48 up trucks using the 239" engine, have the same bolt pattern. The Merc (pressed steel) and Ford truck (cast) bellhousings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By tubman
Re: Adjustable lifter recommendations

I have the Isky adjustables referenced in post #4 on a genuine Iskendarian MAX-1 in my 258" "Hot Rod" engine. They came as a "kit". They seem fine and have held their adjustment for about 5 years...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

OK. That's NOT an 8BA bell housing (looks like an early 50's truck bell, which is cast iron). Now that we know what the O/P is actually dealing with, I'll bow out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

we are talking 8BA's here aren't we? The starter plate has an angled mount for the starter, but no cover.

I think we need some clarification here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By tubman
Re: Swage Or Not To Swage?

That's the way all other cars with similar brake setups do it. The only thing securing the drums are a couple of flimsy "speed nuts" (which usually disappear after the first brake job). What's so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

When I go to swap meets, if I see a bell housing without a starter plate, I just keep walkin'. If I see a starter plate without a bell housing, I'm on it like a rat on a Cheeto.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,941
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 BB Dump

Never in my life would have thought that I'd want my own dump truck. First "Sugarmaker" and now this. I'm getting the urge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,109
Posted By tubman
Re: 8ba good bellhousing, starter cover rusted out

I hope the 8BA starter plates are easy to find. I know those for '49-'50 Mercury's are hard to find (by themselves). It took me a while to find one and I paid up for it. To be on the safe side, don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By tubman
Re: How much rope seal do you leave proud?

Ooops! I used it for both ends on the last engine I built and no leaks!

However, when I dropped the pan to replace the flakey Speedway oil pump with a genuine Ford unit, it developed a slight leak...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,268
Posted By tubman
Re: Nessary spare parts for 1500 miles trip

I carry one of everything that I can (It's a good thing that the '51 has a big trunk). The theory is that if you have something, you won't need it. It's worked perfectly for the last 35 years.:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By tubman
Re: Crab Distibutor Vacuum brake pad gone

I never glue mine. Do you have the proper pad? It should be at least 1/4 " thick, and between the rim on the piston and being captured in the chamber, there should be no problem, as "ford38V8" said....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By tubman
Re: How much rope seal do you leave proud?

The last Fel-Pro gasket set I used also had a trim guide, razor knife, and instructions.
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