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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By tubman
Re: headers that work with original steering box

When I got my '51 in 1987, the first thing I did was buy a set of Fenton headers and install duals. I remember the drivers side headpipe to be a challenge, but I got them installed and loved the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,865
Posted By tubman
Re: Covid excuse to play hookey

My advice is to keep on going at it. Here in North Central Minnesota, we've had snow 6 of the last 10 days and it didn't get above freezing until 2 PM today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By tubman
Re: Blinkers

Unfortunately, the link Coopman provided is a "schematic". It shows the correct "logical" routing of the wires, but not the physical layout. Therefore it needs to be interpreted and the wires traced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By tubman
Re: Flathead Running rich

Mine's purdier.:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,267
Posted By tubman
Re: Covid

Hopefully, everyone will recover and things will be back to normal. Hang in there and do what you have to; we can wait.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By tubman
Re: 34 ford radiator where to purchase?

Brassworks is the best, and given the apparent quality of your car, it deserves the best.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By tubman
Re: Flathead Running rich

A "Max rebuilt" carburetor? That brings an old saying to mind, "90% of carburetor problems are ignition related while most ignition problems are caused by a faulty fuel system".

Are you sure your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By tubman
Re: 1938 Temperature Gauge

I think it's 10. You should be good to go.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By tubman
Re: Cast iron surface rust removal

It depends on the size. If they are small enough to immerse in a container of Evaporust or Rust-911 (which is cheaper but doesn't seem to work as well) without breaking the bank. that is the best way...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By tubman
Re: hub caps

Yep, It was Olds "Fiestas" and Dodge "Lancers" where I lived. Nobody I knew ever ran "Sombreros".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,157
Posted By tubman
Re: Electric fan over a belted fan

I had a '61 Monza coupe from new. I experienced the dreaded "swing axle tuck under and spin out" personally. I wiped out the right side of the car on a tree on the left side of the road. Luckily, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,602
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By tubman
Re: Early Ford V-8 Museum Swap Meet

The A-C-D is no slouch either. I haven't been in the last dozen years, but make prejudices aside, I know which one I liked best.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By tubman
Re: Electric Fan swap? Advice?

I think he has an 8BA he is planning on installing since there is no stock engine.

He may not be aware of the basic difference between the stock '40 fan setup vs. the 8BA.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,911
Posted By tubman
Re: possible interest in another new restoration project? '40 convertible

Hair is over rated. Kojak and Yul Brynner did OK without it.

It's all worth it for the rest of us.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 46,797
Posted By tubman
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

A always, I am very impressed with your work.

You have set a standard that most should aspire to.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By tubman
Re: The Good, the bad, but no ugly

Also, you mentioned you have a fuel pump with a glass bowl. I have found that the gasket on these can leak causing the pump to suck air. Make sure that is not the case, and if necessary, replace the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
Posted By tubman
Re: Synthetic Oil?

I think that synthetic oil is the final exam for the class on installing rope seals.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By tubman
Re: New 1940 Truck project: engine rebuild

First of all, you have to make sure you have a good crack-free block. The first thing you have to do is get the engine disassembled and have the block checked for cracks, wear, and general condition....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
Posted By tubman
Re: Synthetic Oil?

After my racing days were done, I found I had 2 cases of Mobil-1 15-50 synthetic left over. I am running it in my '51 with no problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By tubman
Re: 1953 Mercury Distributor - dual point / single point

I have spoken to the owner of the car in question, and the engine has aftermarket heads and a 4 BBL carburetor, which explains the presence of the after market dual point distributor. I will be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By tubman
Re: bad Babbitt Bearing or Valve Poor Quality Valve Job

That sounds much better. Do you have some more specific readings? Cold/hot idle and cold/hot at speed?

As an example of what can happen, my '51 had good oil pressure but an intermittent rattle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By tubman
Re: Coil readings what it it telling me

HMMMM, now if we could just figure out what coil he is using, we could check the OEM specs to see if they're what they should be.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By tubman
Re: Coil readings what it it telling me

What ohms scale are you using for the secondary test? The 6.6 or 5.7 are lower than I usually see.
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