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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 50-52 Truck Bed

I've never seen factory blueprints for the beds or the boards. There is a lot of slop as far as board spacing goes.

BTW, 51-52 are slightly different from the flat-sided late-'50's, they have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

Ah yes, the slippery slope...;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Clutch chatter eliminated finally

Mine was about the same, so I replaced it. I was also having clutch chatter but it didn't really help. Just having a fresh piece in there, with grease on it, did make the clutch action much smoother.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Second Thoughts on Valve Lash?

I've always assumed the rotators determine the clearance. The specs changed when they went to rotators. The same cam was spec'd on trucks whether it had rotators or not.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Fuele Mileage question....

I have my truck tuned that way, but around town (35 -45 mph speed limits) and with stops/starts, averaging 13. On the highway (55-60) close to 17, but these trucks are like pushing a barn door thru...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 59 L 276 Stroker Problem during start up

This shows what my first thoughts were, that the rod journals aren't correctly ground. From a Mahle brochure
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Two 8ba Engine Noise Questions?

Check to see that the crank pulley is on tight.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: F1 Radio issue

Could it be a bad circuit breaker?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Merc Out In The Snow

Looks so peaceful! Great video, thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 52 ford F1 Horns

Here's what the manual says, not too much more to them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,191
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Gosfast Gary from NY?

I have a car that appeals to younger, racier types, and a truck that is mostly owned by first-car youngsters. The forums for them are a nightmare of cussing, really, really stupid questions, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Informal poll - 1948-52 F-1 Front Disc Kit

Have you driven your F-1 with this setup on the front, and the stock drums on the rear? How is the F/R balance? I would think with 4 pistons the front might give much more squeeze than the rears at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: "help"

Don't use GL-5 gear oil on engine bearings!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: "help"

Was the block bored and/or honed before replacing the rings? Same size, or new pistons to suit a new size? All traces of the ridge removed?

With a fresh bore and new rings, there will be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: ford f1 cowl assy

Are you asking about the bolt that is spring loaded and runs in a slot? Someone posted a pic with dimensions in your other thread. It's a regular bolt with a prevailing torque (self-locking) nut,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Holley 94 Rebuild - Something Strange

Appears to be a ball stuck down in the holes? Blow them out with compressed air?

Those are float needles, aren't they? Not the discharge needle? They have a groove for a retainer clip, which the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,733
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: ultimate flathead

I liked this part:
The 55 had an unbuilt 283-cid V-8 so I bought a motor adapter and installed the 283 in my 32. What a disappointment that was. While I no longer had the heating problem, I had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,733
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: ultimate flathead

Here's the article: https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/the-long-haul-deuce

"....Now 10,000 rpm might sound like a lot of fun, but it did present some problems."
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,560
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: I picked up a cheap 38 standard and put it on the road.

Great job on the '38! Is this your truck? I had them as my wallpaper for a long time. Hoods are different but I can't believe there are that many 4x4 51 - 52's around, especially with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 49 f1 cowl to fender seal

I've never seen a seal with the dogleg at the bottom. All of them sold now go straight down along the bottom filler piece.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,332
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Correct replacement for Fram C181-A?

Canadian engines used some different filters. Attached is a pic of a taller Canadian bypass filter, but I don't know what element it needs. Looks like OP's. (It's not the full-flow Canadian)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: C59A - Purpose of threaded holes on block

Yes, and the later Y-blocks retained the system
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Help decipher GM distributor vacuum canister numbers

I've had two of those (a Mr Gasket and an Accel, same unit). Both failed within a year or so.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 53 239 Flathead Water Pump Mounts

I have truck pumps with narrow pulleys that were pressed on. My engine is an EAB from a Car. Previous owner wasn't concerned about the Car pumps not having mounting ears, he had the oil pan resting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: A Christmas Story

My favorite line from the movie was something like, "Some mean were Baptists, some men were Masons, but my father was an Oldsmobile man."
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