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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 3- 97's Installed

I'm also running 3 English 97s straight with no issues.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,574
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: This just in, Bonneville info

Congratulations Ron!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,375
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 1950 8ba recommended oil

I would start with a quality 10W30 and check oil pressure. Always better to use the lowest weight oil resulting in good oil pressure, imo. The valve spring loads are pretty low in a stock flathead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Mechanical brake light switch, '40 Ford

I'm using the SW-42 switch from Ron Francis on my '32, '40 and '51. They are water proof and handle high amperage without the need for a relay. A simple angle bracket will locate them to stock '32...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: point gap = dwell

Just some additional info on '49-up single point Ford V8 dwell. Ford used point dwell contact percent of 58-63 from '49 until '55-'56, based on shop manuals on hand. To convert percent to degrees,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: point gap = dwell

Forget "gaping" when using a dwell meter and simply adjust the points to 27 degrees, the target dwell for most single point Ford distributors.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Flywheel bolts

The ARP bolts I bought were #P10AP.750-1. ARP torque specs are:


70 ft.lbs with ARP moly.
75 ft/lbs with 242 Loctite. (what I used)
85 ft.lbs with 30W oil.


Always follow ARP torque...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: "49 Distributor Timing Issue

Make sure the point dwell is correct @ 27 degrees before making any timing changes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Flywheel bolts

I ran into a similar clearance issue with my new steel flywheel and aftermarket clutch. I was reluctant on grinding down flywheel bolts, so contacted ARP and bought bolts that have a reduced head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: water pump ID please 49 - 53????

Those wide-belt pumps are '49 Ford car if the "feet" are drilled and tapped for engine mounts, or '53 truck that used the same pumps without any mounting holes because of the truck's central engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,317
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Flathead Oil Pan

The '53 truck flathead engines had some unique parts, like the straddle-mounted bell housing, central front engine mount, '49 car-style wide belt water pumps and the full sump oil pan discussed above...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By V8 Bob
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Mark Kirby/MotorCity Flathead's

Really sad to learn this. I first met Mark over 20 years when I purchased one of his engines, enjoyed a couple of visits over the years, rode in his "new" '53 on it's first run with his aluminum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,738
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: What does this intake manifold fit ?

:o I should have just let the thread go on and let some other sucker bite! You got me. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,738
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: What does this intake manifold fit ?

I have never seen or heard of a V14 Ford or Lincoln engine, until now, and can find no history of one, so when were these made?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,349
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Chevy to Flathead distributor

I've had one of Charlie's in my '51 for many years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Extra quart of oil with oil filter system?

You don't have to add oil to the filter canister. Just put 5 quarts into the pan and run it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-01-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,230
Posted By V8 Bob
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-01-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,230
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

KULTULZ,


1-There is no brake fluid "flow", only very slight movement. You knew that!


2-"Studying" a modified or custom brake system to match an existing factory system's fixed value PPV...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-01-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,230
Posted By V8 Bob
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-31-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,230
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Dual chamber master cylinder for drum brakes

While most of the above info on proportioning valves is correct, the actual operation is not. Fluid is never "blocked", but is delivered based on the percentage value of the valve once the "crack...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,903
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 8ba question

Jack, do you have a picture and/or application?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,903
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 8ba question

Correct, the '52-'53 Ford and Mercury used the same cast iron full bell housing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,903
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 8ba question

These pictures are much clearer. 51504bat is probably correct about angles with the first pictures. JFYI, the stamped steel full bell was also used in '51 on Ford cars.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,903
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 8ba question

Curious about your pictured bell. Can you post more complete pictures as I've never seen one like that before.
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