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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,477
Posted By tubman
Re: Colorado Flathead Rebuilder

I guess patience is a virtue.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

Stan,

I sent you a PM. Here is the picture I reference in it.

Denny
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 219
Posted By tubman
Re: Bad Speedometer cable or...

You should only have to remove the housing that holds the cable to the back of the speedometer and the cable itself should just pull out. Both ends of the cable are flattened into a square shape and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 288
Posted By tubman
Re: Thanksgiving

Thank you, Kube. I totally agree with you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By tubman
Re: Help identifying points

I agree it's a stock 8BA type distributor. As such, the point gap should be .014-.016" and the timing should be set so the pointer on the front cover is pointing at the dot on the crank pulley at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 219
Posted By tubman
Re: Bad Speedometer cable or...

Mine is a car not a truck, but I was able to remove the cable housing from the back of the speedometer and pull the cable itself out. Once it's out, it's a simple matter to put some solvent on a rag...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 219
Posted By tubman
Re: Bad Speedometer cable or...

The speedometer in my '51 worked well all summer. When the temperatures got down below 40, it started jumping around. I pulled the cable out, cleaned it, and lubed it with the proper lube and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,188
Posted By tubman
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

Well, it looks like that's handled. I think it was Nikola Tesla that said, "Those who say it can't be done should get out of the way of those doing it". (Or something similar).:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By tubman
Re: Temperature

This makes perfect sense to me. Given that, generations of car amatuer car enthusiasts will still consider themselves smarter that the engineers who initially designed the vehicles.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,207
Posted By tubman
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

I have the stock bumper jack in my '51. It appears to never have been used. I hope there's not a good reason for that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By tubman
Re: New member, 1951 f1

Nice lookin' truck. If it were mine, I might change the wheel covers to something more "stockish", but that's about it. Oh yeah, and attempt to fix the perpetual "door handle droop" we see with these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By tubman
Re: Convert 6 cylinder tach to 8

A quick look at the Westach web page shows individual models for each cylinder count (4-6-8), so you are probably correct that there is no internal switch.

From what I know about this (from my own...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

"Jack E/NJ" - I feel I must respond to your statement "not a fake like Tubman peddles". I have always stated that mine were were designed to be replacements when the originals become unavailable. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,384
Posted By tubman
Re: Big Boys Heads

Beautiful work Dale. I guess there are other flatheads beside Fords.

I have one question : "Ol' Ron" is a proponent of moving the spark plug into the transfer area, and for myself, I prefer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By tubman
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

I was kinda curious as to what's going on now, but what Ron posted has certainly flip-flopped. I just checked on line and Speedway now wants $1074.99 (!!) for a set of Offenhausers, but only $739.50...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By tubman
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

Looks to me that the second fin from the front on the bottom row of the driver's side head may be broken off. It looks different from the rest.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,207
Posted By tubman
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

... and I'm not even good once as I ever was.:(
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By tubman
Re: Offenhauser 400 Heads Value

I wouldn't hazard a guess until I had put a straight-edge on 'em, measured the combustion chambers, and checked all of the threaded holes. Depending on what I found they could be wall art or worth a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By tubman
Re: Condenser

There is a guy on the H.A.M.B. that also dissected some failed condensers, and he came to the same conclusion as is outlined in the first link "petehoovey" posted.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By tubman
Re: Flathead V-8 Starter Rebuilding

Ouch! IIRC, he had a big sign that said "Caveat Emptor" at his swap meet site. Lucky for me, I paid attention when I took eighth grade latin.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By tubman
Re: 60hp engine

Damn, Lanny; next time you have one of those, call me!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,207
Posted By tubman
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By tubman
Re: Mail order dual exhaust systems

I see they have "Johnson Style" adjustable lifters.

That doesn't instill a lot of confidence in me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By tubman
Re: Crestliner steering Wheel Question

Yeah. Initially, Kaisers were supposed to be front wheel drive; that never happened.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,671
Posted By tubman
Re: Cubic inch question

I just usually divide by 60 to get litres; it's easier to do quickly in your head. Close counts in hand grenades, horseshoes, and now, engine displacement.;)
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