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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By tubman
Re: '35 Radiator / water out the tube

It sounds like you made two changes at the same time ("reconditioned" the radiator and installed restrictors). Unfortunately, when you do that, you don't really know what solved the problem (if it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By tubman
Re: ultimate flathead

I have known guys like this. I was trying to buy a 392 Hemi from a guy once. After listening to his BS for about 15 minutes ("the driveshaft was twisted like a barber pole"), I gave up and went home.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By tubman
Re: Yet another 36 pickup post

It's always good to step up.:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,341
Posted By tubman
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

That would be OK if they lost they wheels and surfboards. I am not a fan of ostentation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By tubman
Re: ultimate flathead

I guess the old theory about headers not helping performance on a flathead is true. This thing appears to have stock exhaust manifolds.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By tubman
Re: ultimate flathead

Getting that kind of RPM's is easy; just use a tachometer for a 4 cylinder engine.:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By tubman
Re: ultimate flathead

With that kind of numbers, whether it was or wasn't a 239 is irrelevant.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By tubman
Re: Who can repair the fuel sending units

I repaired a temperature sending unit (they work on the same principle) a few years ago; it was just a matter of cleaning the points. There was even a tiny set screw to adjust them. The BIG problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,230
Posted By tubman
Re: Calling Ol'Ron, calling Ol'Ron...

Ask your machinist why he wants to stick with the small overbore. Has he documented thin cylinder walls or a core shift with sonic testing, or is he just applying his experience with modern thin wall...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By tubman
Re: How To Remove Cosmoline

After seeing all of this, I guess I was lucky that nobody was able to deliver on the "Harley 45's packed in Cosmoline" they talked about when I was in high school.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By tubman
Re: Toilet paper oil filter adapter

Read my post #12 again. My dad sold and used these for several years without such an occurrence or any complaints.

Put a roll of toilet paper in your OEM housing at your own peril.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By tubman
Re: The Right Stuff

Would this be a good product to use on head bolts/studs?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 914
Posted By tubman
Re: Correct replacement for Fram C181-A?

I get my oil filters from NAPA. I just ask for one for a Ford tractor and I get the right one. (They know a lot about tractors, but not old cars.) I have never gotten one that didn't come with two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By tubman
Re: Toilet paper oil filter adapter

The Frantz and other filter assemblies specifically designed to use toilet paper did not have this problem. I occurred when some cheapskate tried to run it in a regular canister system designed to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By tubman
Re: Toilet paper oil filter adapter

"Frantz" was the most popular brand. My dad, who had been a traveling salesman all of his life, selling fuel and supplies for Municipal Generating plants, was a rep for Frantz after he retired. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By tubman
Re: Manifold vacuum at idle... vs without...interesting observations

The prevailing theory with the SBC guys is that ported vacuum is better for fuel economy while straight manifold vacuum is better for power.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By tubman
Re: C59A - Purpose of threaded holes on block

I think I have heard that the '53 pickups had a one-year only motor mounting system that used these front holes. Any body know for sure?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By tubman
Re: Manifold vacuum at idle... vs without...interesting observations

He's using a GM distributor, not a Loadamatic.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By tubman
Re: 1934 three window coupe

I don't consider anything left unsaid when evaluating advertisements.

I believe it's a good practice.

And it does look at a very "nice" car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By tubman
Re: 1934 three window coupe

I will agree with the "nice", but have my doubts about "original".:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By tubman
Re: 3/8" ratchet bead roller Eastwood?

Pure speculation. Most companies do not discontinue successful products for no reason.

In any event, I'd think a 1/2" ratchet would be a better choice, given what it takes to form sheet metal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By tubman
Re: 3/8" ratchet bead roller Eastwood?

There may be a reason why Eastwood no longer has this particular item.:eek:

Just sayin'.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 982
Posted By tubman
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

I'm with "Ol' Ron" in liking a 258 ci flathead (3 5/16" X 3 3/4"). Three more cubic inches than a 4 inch Merc crank will give you with a stock bore for a lot less money. (Lower piston speeds, too;...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 982
Posted By tubman
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

To be clear, there have been a couple of errors in calculating total displacement in this thread. The engine the O/P is describing (3 3/16"+.030" bore with a 4" stroke) is 260 ci, not 266 ci. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By tubman
Re: drip edge on 32 sedan

It's always good when something comes out well. Good job!
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