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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By tubman
Re: oil filter delete??

I bought two new Wix filters from my FLAPS last week. I changed the oil and filter on my car today, The gasket that came with the new filter seemed to be real rubber, fit fine, and didn't leak. As...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By tubman
Re: Rear main seal leaks

Yup, Mart. You're right; the thing I was thinking of was to remove bearing shells, not seals. I think they may have driven a sheet metal screw into the seal to pull it out. Or maybe there was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By tubman
Re: oil filter delete??

I am in the camp of those favoring the bypass filters as used by Ford. The way these cars are driven and maintained these days, the finer filtration they provide can only be of a benefit. Also, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By tubman
Re: Rear main seal leaks

I think I have an old Motors Manual that shows a little "T"-shaped thing-a-ma-jig that fits into the oil hole in the crank and pushes a bad seal out. A new seal is the inserted using a device that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 36,130
Posted By tubman
Re: Flathead Engine Oil Pressure ?

I don't know about 59A's, but that looks normal for an 8BA. Do you perchance have the later pump? If so, that looks right. My 1953 Motor Manual gives factory oil pressure of 57 psi at speed. The '51...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By tubman
Re: The perfect "street engine"

The only thing that even comes close is a 350 SBC!:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By tubman
Re: Lowering 41 Deluxe front end

While I generally agree with the above, I believe there is another way to do it. I had a '36 coupe that I had mildly hot-rodded. It had a decent "rubber rake", but I wanted a little bit more. A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By tubman
Re: 50 deck lid mechanism broke- URGENT

I don't know about a '50, but on my '51, there were fasteners that had to removed from the inside when I replaced the trim piece which contains the lock mechanism.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

I have spent a lot of time working with condensers. I have found that the actual rating in micro-farads is not that important. An engine will run fine over a wide range, the only difference being in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,485
Posted By tubman
Re: Weird hobby

Sure glad I have absolutely zero interest in VW's (or C10 pickups for that matter).:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By tubman
Re: First time start up

Water only on initial start up; anti-freeze mixture makes a bigger mess in case of a leak. I'd spin it over without the plugs in and see if it makes oil pressure. If it does, I'd go with it. No...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By tubman
Re: Excess oil pressure?

We don't know if it's excess pressure or just a leaking canister.

What does the oil pressure gauge say?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By tubman
Re: Dot 5 problems

Interchangeable with DOT-3. It does have a higher boiling point. I always try to use DOT-4 if I can find it, but that is becoming increasingly difficult lately for some reason.:confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By tubman
Re: Dot 5 problems

Go back and read my previous post. The problem with DOT-5 is not that it doesn't work well (given that it is difficult to bleed properly). The problem with it is that it is incompatible with ABS...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By tubman
Re: Dot 5 problems

Everything else aside, DOT-5 is not the way to go. It doesn't work with anti-lock brakes, so it will become more and more difficult (and expensive) to procure in the future. I had it in my '68...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,440
Posted By tubman
Re: cast headers

I have no idea if they will fit your application. I use them when I test engines on my test stand (which, obviously, has no steering box). I am planning on using them down the road on the "T" tub I'm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,081
Posted By tubman
Re: 59AB Going into my '33 Truck, Generator Question

I understand that, but somewhere in the equation later Merc pumps and their associated spacers got referenced. I just don't want anyone to think that '49-'51Merc pumps are directly interchangeable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,081
Posted By tubman
Re: 59AB Going into my '33 Truck, Generator Question

To be clear, the mounting "ears" are at different heights between the Mercury and Truck pumps. The spacer that would be correct for one may not be correct for another.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By tubman
Re: Brand New Holley 390 Carb --only $68

That is interesting. It reminds me of set of stainless "Center-Dump" headers I bought on eBay. They were cheap and of amazingly good quality. However, the fasteners that came with them were metric....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By tubman
Re: Aluminum Head difference

Any numbers on the heads? The one that has the more corroded combustion chamber (top) seems to be less corroded in the depressions. Weird.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By tubman
Re: Brand New Holley 390 Carb --only $68

Boy, I don't know. I see they take PayPal so you may not loose your money. On the other hand, I don't think $68 is too much to risk to see exactly what these are.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,081
Posted By tubman
Re: 59AB Going into my '33 Truck, Generator Question

Only the '49-'51 Mercs had the "ear" motor mounts on the side. The rest of the 8BA series engines had the mounting surface mounted at an angle on the bottom of the water pump. Also, there is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By tubman
Re: Radiator, Shell & Hood Align on My '32

Wrap it up! I'll take it!

Looks great to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By tubman
Re: Navarro heads and the oil housing

I would think a set of "coupling nuts" (as described by "Brian", above) would be the easiest solution. 7/16" fine might not be available at the local hardware store, but should be available someplace.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By tubman
Re: Infrared Heat Gun Question

here are the results of some similar tests I did in 2014 :

"FYI, I did the same tests with the IR thermometer that you did. Here are the results :

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