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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 53 merc holly carb.

I took two mostly complete carbs to rebuilt one complete unit for my friend's 53 Mercury. It ran fine, but the air cleaner being the upper air horn limits you to some less common mid 50s FoMoCo air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: heads

I think milling any head for 0.050 over the pistons is a good idea. While checking for piston to head clearance, also check valve to head clearance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,544
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Aluminum heads

The other question you didn't ask...
How hard are the aluminum heads going to be to get back off in several years? Cast iron has fewer issues over aluminum in the long term.
I've learned the hard...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,207
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Harmon Collins build thread ...

Just to be clear, it looks to me like the Harmon Collins unit is a reworking of the stock 42-48 V8 distributor. Is this correct? If so, I'm guessing that a really dedicated person could make the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,012
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Informal poll - 1948-52 F-1 Front Disc Kit

Since you are not going to market them would you post a parts list if someone wants to do this on their own? I personally like drums so this isn't for me, but the ability to retain stock track width...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,728
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Best paint for painting over rust

I wondered if I was the only person thinking that.


Then again, if you start with this you just don't worry so much...
This is a friend's car which is a lot of fun to run around the back roads....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,901
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 21 Stud 37mod

Annoyingly Ford called both 81A blocks. The Green Book lists the 2.4 inch main version as 81A-6010-A for 1938 only and the 2.5 inch main version as 81A-6010-B for 39-42*.

*really annoyingly Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,901
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 21 Stud 37mod

Ron, we are agreeing except for the year the crankshaft was introduced. The 91A part number is explicitly a 1939 part number. The 2.4 main crank carried through 1938 including the 24 stud motors. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 226 flathead 6 not starting

What 226, G series or H series? The distributors are completely different between the two and the trouble shooting for one doesn't apply to the other.


I also recommend getting the engine running...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,059
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: camshaft profile

I find the cam design change from the 32-36 profile to the 37-48 profile interesting (link with numbers here (https://www.tildentechnologies.com/Cams/CamHistory.html)). I'll throw out a guess here...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,901
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 21 Stud 37mod

One thing to clarify to what Ron said, the 38 24 stud blocks have the smaller diameter mains and short snout crank like the late 21 stud motors. The 39 engines got the larger mains.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,059
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: camshaft profile

I'm not going to pretend that I'm a camshaft expert since I know I'm not. However, some nice folks that are experts at flathead camshafts have a website with all sorts of information....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,255
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Hard to move (sell) heavy items

I asked Fastenal for a quote to ship a 40 lb grill guard from Florida to Texas, was quoted a bit over $200. I'm not paying that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,718
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Power Nation Flathead

The Ford flathead V8 could probably win an award for the worst American V8 to put a turbo on. Turbos need the exhaust gasses to stay hot between the cylinders and the turbine nozzle (has to do with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,718
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Power Nation Flathead

Did JWL ever publish the final power figure of his engine? I'm curious how it compared to the stock and mildly modified 8BA described in his book. I'm not curious about a final number as a true...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,451
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Thoughts on Helmet Dizzy rebuild?

The grinder or belt sander person may have been (probably was?) a Ford employee removing casting flash. These were production units, not show pieces.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: C69A block

That is not a confidence inspiring bore. I think I'd sleeve all holes so you know you have good consistent cast iron bores to seal your rings. The sleeves I have finish bored were harder than the 8BA...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Changed The Weight Of My Oil

I agree with this. My understanding from reading a lot about engine oil is that oils intended for gasoline engines no longer are made to deal with contamination. This happened since electronic fuel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,103
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: tranny compatibility

You need the parts mentioned earlier in this thread. Basically you need all the parts that bolt onto the transmission case to be correct for 1937. If you purchase each of those individually it will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: C69A block

I don't know why folks get worked up about sleeving a hole. In the past two years I have helped rebuild two motors, and we installed four sleeves between them. It is a bit tedious, but not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,549
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 1942 Mercury rebuild vlog

You can swap the crank gear if needed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,000
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Ford V8 vendors

I recently added Third Gen Automotive to the small list of vendors I buy from. I've had good experiences.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Last of the FH V8s in the US

Not just Canada with flatheads in 54, but all of Ford directly associated with Canada like New Zealand and Australia. Those 54s are interesting with the updated front sheet metal, but king pin front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 1952 Ford F8 Tank Wagon

That is a great truck and a great story. I have a 49 F-7 parts truck. Eventually I'm going to pull the 337 and associated engine compartment parts out of the truck. I have no plans on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Body Re assembling after paint 38

Trust the Aussies to do things a little bit differently. They kept making roadsters in 1939 (http://oldcarbrochures.org/Australia/Ford/Ford/1939-Ford-Foldout/slides/1939_Ford_Foldout_Aus-Side_B.html)...
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