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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By tubman
Re: for sale listing of the day!

Obviously, a former "Corvette Hobbyist".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By tubman
Re: 49 Ford F1 project. What am I getting into?

After the clutch, I wouldn't trust a thing that was done so far.

Time to start from scratch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine Problem

"J" series plugs are too long.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,231
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By tubman
Re: Dehumidifier

I have one as well. When I had my shop built, I added a large mezzanine. The wood had a lot of moisture in it, and the dehumidifier ran almost constantly the first two years. Now, it runs only when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,244
Posted By tubman
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

You got both? You lucky dog!:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By tubman
Re: Introduction to my 50 fordor

Make sure you pressure test the block for cracks before starting the rebuild. Not doing so can be an expensive mistake.

I had a '51 Fordor in high school; it got me hooked on "shoeboxes". Yours is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By tubman
Re: tachometer for 1934 ford

Did it come with any instructions? Probably not, so it might help to know the make and model of the tachometer. Someone here may have some tucked away somewhere. It would also help to know if it an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By tubman
Re: Best spark plug

A lot of people like NGK's, but I've never had a problem with Champions.

It is kind of a pain buying 8 individual "lawn mower plugs" instead of a box of 10 like in the old days. BTW, does anyone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By tubman
Re: Overdrive transmissions

This will probably work fine if you use the right combination of parts from the respective transmissions (gears from the non-overdrive transmission will probably go right in). There are some problems...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By tubman
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

I found my purchase, but the pertinent information is long gone. When I clicked on "Purchase Similar", this is what came up. I'm sure some of them would work, but they appear to be a little spendy (I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By tubman
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

Most powered dwell meters are 12 volt negative ground and won't work on an old Ford. (I know; I tried.) I bought an old, non-powered dwell meter off eBay and it works perfectly. You just don't get a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By tubman
Re: Replacing points on 39 Ford

I completely agree with these guys; electronic conversions are not the panacea they seem to at first glance. Learn about your car and stick to a points ignition. In the long run, you'll be glad you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By tubman
Re: king pin replace

Your best chance for that is getting them from one of the guys on here that have NOS parts. I would recommend Third Gen Automotive ("35fordtn" on here) or SouthSide Obsolete ("barnfind08" on this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By tubman
Re: Overdrive transmissions

Van Pelt Sales is a good place to find transmission parts. There are other sources that I am sure will be recommended by the members here. As to swapping gears, I don't think that will fly. A change...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By tubman
Re: Overdrive transmissions

The only transmissions that will fit without modifications are '49-'50. The '51 looks a lot like them and has the clutch boss, but the mount has been relocated further forward, so it's not a bolt in....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By tubman
Re: 36 project making progress

That looks great. There will have to be a nice sunny day with clear roads this winter!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,288
Posted By tubman
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

One thing I have learned from this thread is don't buy the additive from your FLAPS!:eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By tubman
Re: 34 tool storage?

Back in the late '60's, I bought a complete, original (but very rusty) '34 sedan delivery. It turned out to be too much for me, so I sold it to someone more qualified. Before I sold it, I found a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By tubman
Re: Does Anyone Know What This Is?

Not so fast; maybe he likes the crop reports and foreign language stations so common on AM radio these days. I even found one up here in Minnesota that plays Mexican music that sounds like "Old-Time"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By tubman
Re: Fords in Fall 2020

Not 2020, but here's one of my old '36 3-window with some glorious Minnesota fall foliage about 25 years ago.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,760
Posted By tubman
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

An "Air/Fuel" meter will tell you the ratio of fuel to air in the intake charge (generally around 14:1) by analyzing the engines exhaust. They essentially need two inputs; 12 volts to power them and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By tubman
Re: Brake Adjustment

If you don't have "quality help" when bleeding your brakes, "Speed-Bleeders" are a great help. Used properly, it is easy to do it by yourself.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,484
Posted By tubman
Re: Battery Tenders

I have battery tenders on my cars when I go to Florida for 6 months every winter. I was concerned about overcharging, so I bought a simple timer from K-Mart. After a few months of experimentation, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By tubman
Re: connector sleeve for choke rod

On a '36 I had years ago, they were soldered together. I heated them up with a big soldering iron and they came right apart. When it was time to put them back together, I used the same big iron to...
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