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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By tubman
Re: Silver Cad paint

I have not bought anything from Eastwood for so long that they have finally quit sending me catalogs!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By tubman
Re: stuck 8BA

Fill the valley with charcoal, fire it up and put a piece of sheet metal over it. Let it go until it's cool (which may take several days). It's a last ditch procedure that has worked for some in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,397
Posted By tubman
Re: hopefully pic

Haven't we been through this already?

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2141142&highlight=offenhauser#post2141142
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By tubman
Re: What size Brake Line?

Slight correction : It is not "copper-plated steel", but an alloy of copper and nickel. Other than that, it is good stuff. I used it to re-plumb the brakes on my "beater" '99 F150. It bends easily...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By tubman
Re: Electronic ignition ?

Unfortunately, I had a Cirello "Frankenstein".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2022, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By tubman
Re: Electronic ignition ?

Until the magnets loose their charge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By tubman
Re: Any V12 guys?

Not much help, but the Pierce-Arrow derived V12 in my '48 Seagrave fire engine took Champion H10's. They worked great in it. The only problem was that with dual ignition, it took 24 spark plugs. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine noise

Your problem seems to be opposite of mine. Mine taps at start-up and goes away after a short warm-up. Plus, it's more of a tap, not a metallic "ting, ting". Right now, I'm at the "If it ain't broke,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine noise

I'm with you (for now).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By tubman
Engine noise

This morning, when I started my '51 Ford with the '51 Merc engine, I noticed a slight tapping sound. It varies with engine speed, but is not there at idle. After the engine warms up, it goes away...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By tubman
Re: eezibleed brake bleeder

"Speed Bleeders" are cheaper and easy to use.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By tubman
Re: 37 hydraulic brake conversion

I also believe that the Ford Motor Company did from 1939 through 1948.:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,169
Posted By tubman
Re: How to drain coolant with no mess?

In Minnesota, it's Loons, not Spotted Owls. I have heard they taste a lot like Bald Eagle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,169
Posted By tubman
Re: How to drain coolant with no mess?

I'm hoping that "Pete" has a well-developed sense of humor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By tubman
Re: King Seeley Fuel Gauge Repair Kit

I'm sure everything you said is spot on. You can't blame a savvy guy for using the system to his best advantage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,469
Posted By tubman
Re: Engine temp rises when I get to cruise speed

What happened to the aluminum radiator that cooled the car adequately?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By tubman
Re: King Seeley Fuel Gauge Repair Kit

Because a part for sale will get much more visibility on the general discussion forum than the "Swap Meet". I have some parts I want, but after searching the "Swap Meet" a couple of times and not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,501
Posted By tubman
Re: what spark plug wire brand/set is best?

Right. I should have said "era correct".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By tubman
Re: Welding supply truck explodes

I thought Argon was use for TIG precisely because it is inert. I suppose it could turn into an uncontrolled missle if the valve got broken off somehow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By tubman
Re: Anyone tried one of these "progression distributors"

I personally do not like the looks of HEI ignitions at all. Maybe these folks don't either, as they are also offering a small cap model for only $70 more.;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By tubman
Re: Dwell Meter for 6V?

I got mine from eBay for $25. It is unpowered, so not voltage sensitive, It works fine and allowed me to get my '51 running even better by getting the total dwell set properly on the Mallory dual...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,006
Posted By tubman
Re: My intro - and I'll probably have a flathead question tomorrow

That engine looks good to me! When I was in college, I drove a '52 flathead V8 back and forth to school. When I re-ringed it, it had 7 (seven) cracks between the valves and cylinders. I shrugged my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,501
Posted By tubman
Re: what spark plug wire brand/set is best?

"Coop" - Will the Packard 440 wires fit through the stock looms? How true to original does the O/P want to be? I like Packard 440 and Rajah ends, but they sure aren't right on a properly restored...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,501
Posted By tubman
Re: what spark plug wire brand/set is best?

Does the car have a working radio?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By tubman
Re: Changing clutch on fresh 59ab build

Back to gaskets and seals. When I built my current 8BA, I was very careful to follow the instructions exactly when I installed the rear seal. I was rewarded with an engine with no oil leaks. This is...
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