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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,401
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Early 30s gas station

In the Montana picture, there is an overstuffed chair next to the pumps. Prop sits and waits between customers?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,603
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Fuel pump push rod throw

Bored&Stroked.... thanks, I didnt think that Ford would do such. The end that contacted the fuel pump arm was worn at quite the angle. It is amazing how much
off spec a flathead can be and still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,603
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Fuel pump push rod throw

We tore down a 59L yesterday. The fuel pump pushrod had a threaded top section which screwed into the lower tube. It had a jam nut to fix the length.... I have never looked closely at a fuel pump...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Garage Propane heater use?

For those who dont believe that open flame heaters can be dangerous, here is my story:
I sold a 70 Z/28 to a friend. I delivered it to his house and we put it in his 2 car garage. That night, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,679
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: The Early Ford V8 Club of America - Application Form.

I used to rat-hole my V8 Times issues away but I decided to share them a few years ago. Now, I read (and enjoy) each issue and then pass it to a friend. He does the same and passes it to his son. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Original (style) '32 Roadster upholstery

Caution! counting the number of pleats and seams is a source of confusion for some upholstery guys. I had a leather seat made with the wrong number of seams...just looked wrong. Upholstery guy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: NOS heads

Hey! My single RNOS FORA head is not a wall hanger! It is a door stop. Wall hangers dent the floor when they fall.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: NOS heads

FORA Head combustion chamber
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: NOS heads

I have one of these FORA heads that is brand new. On mine, the FORA is larger font and above the "made in usa" text. Decent casting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,969
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Why not a new casting

Seery is correct, the number of core pieces makes the Ford V8 a difficult part to cast. We all remember the history books telling us how Ford originally struggled to get the casting process refined...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: C59A bearings questions

How does one oil hole in the crank get lube to two independent sets of bearings on the rods?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,969
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Why not a new casting

OK, a stock block for $3K.... not that bad if I am building a nice car. Can someone sell 30 a year? French block sales numbers would be interesting. The Motor City block was doomed since it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,969
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Why not a new casting

Yes, I have followed Todd's postings.....he has a lot on the plate but he may give us an insight as to the difficulty involved with casting a FH block.... I do know the FH V8 has a lot of core pieces.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,969
Posted By mike in tucson
Why not a new casting

OK, I get it. Flathead cores are harder to make than a small block Chevy or a Model A Ford. The machining of the casting is also more complicated with the valve features. You can buy an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Seeking Info on a 1939 Tudor Sedan

VIN sequencing did not start until 1968. Fords of the era had a serial number stamped on the drivers frame rail, most forward position is just forward of the firewall on the top side of the frame. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,429
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Anti freeze

A lot of farmers used kerosene in their cooling systems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Cracked block "Bad Deal"

By the way, I pay the shop that did the hot tank and mag directly... I figure the shop will be honest with me if I am paying. I have bought blocks sight unseen and have never been stung. Also, it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Cracked block "Bad Deal"

When I buy an unknown flathead block, I tell the seller that he can take it
to a shop to get it hot tanked and magnafluxed. IF it passes, I will pay his
price plus pay for the hot tank and mag. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,067
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: NEW products available thread

so where are they for sale?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,087
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 1932 V8 standard roadster update

Imagine that you were a young fellow in 1932 walking into a Ford dealer....your heart would certainly race upon seeing this car!..... Imagine the same in 2020 and the same thing happens....regardless...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Trick to remove OFF ON ignition plate

An observation regarding the ON/OFF switch plates: The original plates had raised letters...meaning they were stamped. Reproduction plates are found with raised letters OR the cheap ones that are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,546
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Found On Road Dead

My typical fail is to put the bad rotor back into my box of electrical stuff so I can pull it out again in the future and go thru the entire sequence again. Kinda like my wife's dad had a keyboard...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,221
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

"It's a poor workman who blames his tool" anon
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,221
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

A long time ago, I installed some waterjet cutters in China. When I finished and was getting ready to come home, my customer technicians asked if they could buy my American tools....they said that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,639
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

Virus vs. Germs require completely different approaches to control them.... I just read an article regarding the spread of the corona virus.... there is an "average" transmission where a single case...
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