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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 105
Posted By tubman
Re: 1950 Ford F3 Fuel Issues

Can you start it back up right after it dies, or do you have to wait a while?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,002
Posted By tubman
Re: Thoughts/Opinions on Piston Rings

In one of my many former lives, I was a "Corvette Guy". In that world, it was a given that changing a '70's engine (with ported vacuum) back to straight manifold vacuum (which the same engines used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By tubman
Re: 8BA Compression Test - Is it worth and an engine strip down?

I agree with Lawson. I drove my '51 for 25 years with an engine that had 85-90 psi in all of the cylinders. It got me around fine. Most ordinary guys would kill for compression numbers like that.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,002
Posted By tubman
Re: Thoughts/Opinions on Piston Rings

I believe that "ported vacuum" is a method used for emissions control and is not the best for general use or performance. Are you sure you want to do this? Straight manifold vacuum is better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 84,822
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

It may be picking nits, but I have to state again that Evaporust is not an acid (citric or any other kind). It works by a process called chelation, and as such, will not harm ferrous metals in any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By tubman
Re: The 1934 Brewster - Built On A Ford Chassis - Marketed By Rolls Royce

I'm sure it's till around. I found the picture in a recent Hemming's article.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2017/02/07/a-hines-with-25-varieties-oliver-hines-1933-ford-five-window-coupe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By tubman
Re: The 1934 Brewster - Built On A Ford Chassis - Marketed By Rolls Royce

There was a guy in the fifties (Oliver Hines) who built a '33 coupe hot rod and used a Brewster grille.

EDIT : Found it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By tubman
Re: Starter cleanup

Also, if you can get access to a "growler", you should test the armature. Also, check the brushes that are soldered into the field coils; I had a starter that had a "cold solder" joint on one. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By tubman
Re: Pentronix in a Mallory twin point

It should be mentioned in passing that distributors initially intended for use in SBC's have a total advance of around 36 degrees built in. Flathead like a total advance in the low twenties. I had an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 912
Posted By tubman
Re: Need H10 coke bottle plugs. Got ANY

There are guys that like Hot Rods and guys that like Concourse Restorations. These are two very different facets of the hobby. If you want to play in the other guys game, you better be prepared to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By tubman
Re: Pentronix in a Mallory twin point

"Bubba" has retired and is not making these any more. As stated, "Charlie ny" on this forum does an excellent job converting the GM distributors for flathead use. Some may not know it, but he will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By tubman
Re: Pentronix in a Mallory twin point

It depends on the carburetor that you will be using. If it is a completely stock setup, you will be best off using the stock distributor. If you are going to a different carburetion setup, then a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By tubman
Re: Post video?

I really lucked out on that engine. It's a good story. About 25 years ago, a friend of mine told me about some of his buddies that were "fixin' up an old Merc" and the engine was for sale. When I got...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By tubman
Re: Post video?

I have a few videos on "YouTube" and have never paid a cent.

Here's an example https://youtu.be/TaxpuDkWAqc.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By tubman
Re: Post video?

Upload it to "YouTube" and post a link on your thread.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,898
Posted By tubman
Re: Fuel Gage - volatge senstive?

Check this out : https://forum.hetclub.org/uploads/FileUpload/56/29ba089511ded1a15791de0f4d6d0a.pdf.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,486
Posted By tubman
Re: What a waste of good thirties Ford bodies.

I see 'em now, too. But notice; they are outside the fence.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,486
Posted By tubman
Re: What a waste of good thirties Ford bodies.

If it is, it's the best one I've ever seen. Usually, they're pretty obvious. The one thing that even leads me to consider it is the desirable mix of cars. Upon closer look, there is a Cadillac Coupe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By tubman
Re: Any tired and true method or suggestions

I had good results in the '51 Merc I put in my car, by first flushing with clear water, then using a commercial flushing product (I forget the brand), and finishing up with two successive...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By tubman
Re: 12v battery on 6v system?

Also, check your starter. I was never really satisfied with the speed with which my '51 turned over, though it never failed to start. I finally replaced the starter and it made a world of difference....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2022, 02:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,671
Posted By tubman
Re: Speaking of engines

I'm just an "8BA Guy", but don't the trapezoidal water passages mean something good?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2022, 02:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,671
Posted By tubman
Re: Speaking of engines

Looks like it will pass the "Pencil Test". Have you measured the bore?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2022, 01:48 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,166
Posted By tubman
Re: Winter without a project?

Gotta be a truck thing; every car I had used 3 bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2022, 01:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 768
Posted By tubman
Re: 3D Printing an Overdrive Knob

I'll simplify it : $.16 if you have printer; over $1000 if you don't.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2022, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By tubman
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