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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 50 F1 Parking Cable Boot

I hate to suggest it, but there are any number of Taiwanese shops that could kick them out of molded rubber in a matter of weeks, usually with excellent quality. Just need the dimensions. They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Scammer alert

"Friends and family" is not for payments for goods.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

Couldn't say, this is what they look like
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

Just the opposite, specifically with Rustoleum "Professional" enamels. I just finished off a can I've used off and on for 4 - 5 yrs, worked flawlessly right to the bottom of the can. The instructions...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 0BA distributor overhaul

Burnishing is very different from honing, I can't think of any way for a person to do it at home. Hard to believe it's really critical.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Transmission internal gear question

There is a 10" diaphragm clutch for Y-blocks that will "almost" work, but it's made for cars with the smaller input shaft. I tried it but the fingers rubbed on the center of the release bearing. A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1952 F1 with a FE 352

I have a friend with a Caddy 500 in a '49, it's an easier fit than an FE. Same for nailhead Buicks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1952 F1 with a FE 352

Plenty of people put 390's and 460's in 48-52 F-1's. They are a tight fit around the steering box but there are literally dozens of them on the Ford Truck Enthusiast site,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Hot '53 Mercury flatty

A lot of people would die to get that power steering setup!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Post 1948 Ford Gearbox - what year is this item?

What would the nuts/studs on the bottom of the case be for?
I've never seen a 3-sp with stamped levers and clevis connections.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1953 Flathead acceleration issue

There is a wire under the points plate that often times wears thru its insulation, as it moves every time there iis a change in advance. I wonder if it shorts when you hook up the vacuum but doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Temperature Sender

I don't know about the earlier gauges, but 48-on can be adjusted. Adjustments must be VERY small or the gauge will go crazy. One adjusts Zero, the other readings. According to the 48-51 Truck manual,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,187
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

Not just 4 wheels, but should have 2 horizontal legs. Some have a single leg with two wheels on a cross-piece at the end. Not nearly as stable. If you are going to be hammering on lifters and pistons...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Function trumps Awesome

It almost sounds like after a burst of speed, it's running out of gas. Stock fuel pump?

Does it die at stops regardless of whether you've had your foot in it?

I can understand wanting to go...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Holley 94 on 1953 Ford

Very nice looking car! Glad you got it running right.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,237
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Where does your 53 Ford run?

I would not buy a Speedway radiator, check out Champion. Many cheap aluminum radiators have epoxied tubes, totally unrepairable.

220 on the heads seems awful high to me. I took these readings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,826
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Sealed Power makes and sells the heavier solid adjustables, last set I bought said Made in USA and "each lifter hardness tested". They looked like quality parts.

On the OP's lifters, I have to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Modern Ford Q?

It's a bad design, no question, but it is mostly the techs using high-powered impacts with worn, sloppy-fitting sockets. I can't blame them for using the big guns, with aluminum wheels run in salty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951 8BA Cooling Capacity

Even with the pumps out, with the engine in the frame, the 3 slope to the rear keeps some at the back. Need to lower the front to get it all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: 1951 8BA Cooling Capacity

My truck (with Car heater) lists at 22 qts, I've never gotten more than 18 - 19 in, even with a dry block (after rebuild).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Holley 94 on 1953 Ford

Are the mixture screws about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 turns out? Is your idle speed to spec? How about the timing, has it been checked and does advance work?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,500
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Airtex E8902 Debacle

Electric pumps are good pushers but poor suckers. Sounds like the loop over the axle is the problem here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Ford F1 pitman arm refurb: Spherical turning without any fancy fixtures.

Well done! Using that loop of emery had me holding my breath, tho, same with the file.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: feul pump problem 49 ford flathead

The saying, "Fix it once and fix it right" comes to mind. After spending the money on a rebuild, I wouldn't be knocking metal particles into my engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Ross F-1
Re: Replacing Floor pan and rocker panel 52 Ford F1

From what I've seen and heard, expect to need to do some metalworking to make the new piece work. Saw one that was 1/2" different where it joined the firewall section.
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