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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By big job
Re: 59AB bearings

You need a "ball" end anvil quality Micrometer to measure rod bearings hundreds on
ebay for not much money then invest in a inside mic. for the rods. Why not, cause
you will always have those in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,236
Posted By big job
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

I no longer can get pictures from my phone to the Computer It worked before
I have no clue. As far as getting a mix from compression I imagine it does,
but you are only pumping the tire which has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,236
Posted By big job
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

The best invention ever. Many years ago I bought a 41 2dr & this was in the trunk. So simple take any spark plug out screw this some kind on one way valve in the hole. comes
with enough air line...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By big job
Re: Flathead V-8 Starter Rebuilding

We also get those from Napa #1 they are local no fooling with online or shipping. #2 if
it fails they give up another
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 779
Posted By big job
Re: new battery goin dead

woh hold on; you have only the Ign wired for now, then why does the amp meter show a charge??? you have to have the generator wire hooked up only way it will show a charge.
if so take that wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By big job
Re: 8BA lifters noisy

That will not work you have to get in there with a feeler and find who is loose.
Whoever is loose then off comes the heads. I'm really not fond of adjustable
lifters either. I would find the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,896
Posted By big job
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

My 2 cents, go back to reply #21 pull throttle down key off put hand over carburetor you have to have some suction there. If not forget the carburetor. The intake has to suck and the suck which...
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 11-17-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,855
Posted By big job
Re: I am leaving Fordbarn

Steve relax it is not you. Your not alone, and I do not blame the ford barn its this age
of stupid computers which can not be trained. I try to help take an hour to help somebody
and load a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By big job
Re: Valve lubrication question on 8BA

Oh, Its not raining but its misty out, so you need ya wipers, and ya face gets wet: So
thats how it works with all makes , valve in block engines for a 100 yrs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By big job
Re: Hole saw

Its called 'annular' Maybe not spelled right available from any industrial tool like Victor
Shars maybe ebay. Then way back with a spark plug adaptor they pumped grease
in there "valves closed" ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,137
Posted By big job
Re: 4 post lifts

My thought is there will always be pros and cons with any tool. 4 post good for oil and
grease jobs and storage underneath. We went with a 15000 # bend pac two post. the
pros brake jobs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
Posted By big job
Re: Rust

Bottom line "rust never sleeps" I think we all do the common, wire brush air descalers
acid etch soda blasting grinders POR junk you should see my truck looks like it been
in the ocean; two 3yr...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By big job
Re: Dip stick ?

No way you are a wise guy. gettin so If I forget to write a note for a note
then all is for not. so your right I probably put 5 in there in the first place.
So I'm bad, wanna see notes she...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By big job
Re: Lowering 46 Ford 4 door

And I need to raise my rear 2 inches oh such is life and no bags of cement in the trunk
either spring has a good a arch to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By big job
Re: Dip stick ?

Ah there is no baffle in this pan its a 59AB 1946
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By big job
Re: Dip stick ?

but the disk is swaged right where it belongs plus I painted the 'loop' yellow so
I can see the thing. There is some thing stupid going on here, again last 5 oil
changes = 5 qts full mark this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By big job
Re: Dip stick ?

Thanks a lot Glenn for your post. But then again same original stick same
engine all previous oil changes = 5 qts full this time 4qts full ?? I use 20-50
racing oil its got zinc from Napa maybe I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By big job
Re: Dip stick ?

interesting Ken, I did check the 'stick' washer and it did not slip. Only way to solve
this puzzle is the next oil change maybe I got a phone call and my brain lost count LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By big job
Dip stick ?

All my yrs I should know this, but I got cobweb brain damage. Ok new engine
a 59AB with now 3500 miles. Since day one 5qts says full on the stick. Last
week oil change now 4 quarts says full. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,228
Posted By big job
Re: Stuck block two questions

I'll bet it was washing soda I didn't think of that back then.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,228
Posted By big job
Re: Stuck block two questions

all I can add is back as a teen block in a 55 gal drum with water and lit a fire not long
water started bubbling and I kept stoking the fire. My father poured something in the
boiling water I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 943
Posted By big job
Re: engine vacuum problems

sounds like tight valve lash from here....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By big job
Re: Speedometer 1950 F3

My old eyes see the needle shaft either broke or the jewel bearing failed usually caused
by the cable and casing dry that makes the needle violently bouncing. those are on
ebay all the time. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By big job
Re: Mercury rebuilt EAC longblock-whats it worth?

Good question: If a genuine Ford reman. it wouldn't be done if not a good core. So the
reman was back in the day likely from the 1960s or early 70s. Now and here a good
block thermo cleaned , re...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By big job
Re: Noisy Rear Spring

They do sell a needle attachment goes on the grease gun it is for that napa
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