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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,820
Posted By sanborn
Re: Flathead sound.

If you look at the video, you will see a 40 Pickup----that's what I hope to install the engine in. I have had some serious health issues for the past 4 years that have prevented any work on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,820
Posted By sanborn
Re: Flathead sound.

That is my engine! It's been so long since I built it, I cannot remember the exact CompCams grind---but it's the biggest one.

We do have a lot of compression for the street(9.6 to 1 ) but with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By sanborn
Re: flathead two/two intake with stock generator

The only intake I know of is the Hexigon intake. They are very rare. The carbs mount backwards on the intake. I have one but I choose to just "look at it" periodically.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By sanborn
Re: 1940 Ford Pickup

I am building a 40 PU also----What did the seat come out of ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,968
Posted By sanborn
Re: Hank Williams ans the Ford V8

Going down the highway, listering to Hank/Hank Jr. is great------but even better when you are driving Hank Jr's formerly owned 40 Ford sedan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By sanborn
Re: Steering damper

My 40 sedan doesn't have a damper. It handles well with no "bump" up to 70-75 ---as fast as I want to go. I use a dropped axle with 7.5 degrees of caster. But, the steering is hard as low speeds and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By sanborn
Re: 1951 - rod & main clearance

This is sort of "on the subject". Coating of bearings (and other parts as well) is very standard today. There are companies that coat bearings OR you can coat them yourself with the right equipment....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,426
Posted By sanborn
Re: 1940 Ford Convertible Radiator?

I have a split core radiator in my shop. Thirty years ago, both cores were replaced and the tanks are original. The radiator is essentially new. The only usage was to run in an engine about 28 years...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,181
Posted By sanborn
Re: Barrett Jackson

You have cars that look good at 50 feet, closer than that the flaws show. Then you have car that look good at 5 feet---they are worth far more than the 50 footers. Finally, you have the cars that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 77,320
Posted By sanborn
Re: Fordbarn Average Age

I am 70 yrs young! My body feels much older but my mind is only 20.

I have been surprised and pleased at the younger barners.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By sanborn
pickup bed wood supplier

I am ready to purchase the wood/stainless trim for my 1940 PU.

Who is the best supplier(quality wise) for this kit?
Thanks is advance!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,738
Posted By sanborn
Re: My flathead engine

A couple of other questions that I did not answer:

Yes, the heads, intake and gear cover is powder coated. I am getting too old to polish on aluminum or chrome.

I think I will powder...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,738
Posted By sanborn
Re: My flathead engine

I appreciate everyone's comment.

Now for some specs:
1950 Merc block
3.3125" X 4.00"
Comp Cams "Muther Thumper" cam
Aluminum timing gear
stock rods, shotpeened, rebushed, resized
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,738
Posted By sanborn
My flathead engine

I finally got my engine together and it is NOW running. My son is really the assembler----for who I am truly blessed.

One of my goals was to build the meanest sounding flathead around, and I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,696
Posted By sanborn
Re: Cross steering for 34 Ford

I am considering using a Vega box on my 40 ford pickup. Some say the Vega box is too light to handle the weight of a pickup. Any opinions?
My truck should weigh about 2700 lbs, not much more than a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By sanborn
fuel pump removal

A friend wants to remove his mechanical fuel pump and use an electric pump. The engine is a 59AB.

My question is: Does anything need to be done to plug the fuel pump pushrod opening in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By sanborn
Re: 40 Ford Headers

I used a pair of 65 289 exhaust manifolds. It is helpful if you can raise the engine about 1". The exhaust pipe will need to be only 1.5" in diameter. Or even better if you can oval shape the exhaust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By sanborn
Re: Coker Tire / Honest Charleys Speed Shop Cruise In Sept. 13, 2014

We want to come---if possible. Along with me will be several others, none flathead powered, but still interesting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By sanborn
Need Help With Water Pumps

I have a friend with a fresh 59AB engine. He wants to use the later style 8BA front cover and distributor.

The engine will go in a 34 Ford.

What water pumps does he use OR what crank pulley...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,462
Posted By sanborn
Re: Ride along flathead V-8 181.808 MPH

We would really like some photos of the engine-----and some info on the internals!!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,662
Posted By sanborn
Re: Trip down Memory Lane Or why young kids are messed up!!

I smile today when I think of how today's teens will cope if they had to take the drivers exam with a standard shift.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 654
Posted By sanborn
A Message for Felix37

While I could not attend the Honest Charley Cruise last weekend, several who were there were very pleased. An "atta boy" is warranted!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 886
Posted By sanborn
Re: Spark Plug Heat Range Question

Thanks! At least I have a starting point.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 886
Posted By sanborn
Spark Plug Heat Range Question

We are finally getting to assembling the flathead engine. What spark plug plug should I use? The heads take a 3/4" plug, 14MM, the compression ratio will be 9.35 to 1.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,128
Posted By sanborn
Re: New Forged pistons

You may be correct----but that is what my feeble memory says----but who knows!
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