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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,217
Posted By bobH
Re: Ideas for a spinning lug nut in a wire wheel

You gotta be kidding. We got police here? What's the 'infraction'? What's the fine for?
Curious minds are 'curious'.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By bobH
Re: 47 Ford engine

For whatever it's worth... a few years ago, I had a lot of bucks in a 59A block (which I originally got for free). Then I found out that the block had fatal problems that we could not solve. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By bobH
Re: '34 Over-Heating

33-34's... Does this imply there might be some that DON'T overheat?
My experience has been as posted above - ie, partially plugged radiator.
My engine NEVER overheated, as long as there was coolant...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By bobH
Re: Best Chevy Forum?

Mike, I'm puzzled... those 4 speed trans' are used in numerous off-road, rock crawler Jeeps. We even have one in my family. By the time the 420 finds its way into a Jeep, there is NO 'lockout'. Was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By bobH
Re: Best Chevy Forum?

Agreed... Guys that want a 'toy' always seem to choose short-bed, half ton. In my opinion, I think this 3/4 will be a harder sell. For me, if I were a potential buyer, I'd be thinking in terms of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,217
Posted By bobH
Re: Ideas for a spinning lug nut in a wire wheel

If it's just one... I've sometimes had luck removing the others, cock the wheel to put tension on the offending one, and use an air impact gun on the troublemaker.
Plan B is in post 2.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By bobH
Re: 1939 Motor - Scrap or Part?

I could get to Salinas. I'm sure others here could too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By bobH
Re: Best Chevy Forum?

Looks like my high school car. Looks like it might have its original 216 (3.5 x 3.75). A quick google confirmed my vague memory... so-called 90 hp. About like the way Ford advertised - optimistic....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 965
Posted By bobH
Re: 1933 Pickup worth

I see that dual m/c on the firewall, and I'm instantly turned away. If it has good tin, I'd throw a wag of 3K, as that is what I was able to get for a similar 33 pu project. Not enough info for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By bobH
Re: Market value for original 32 Fords

I just typed Mark Henzel in a google. He and Ralph did appraisels together. They both came up at the top of the same search. As posted, Ralph is a really good guy. Another one, almost in same area,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By bobH
Re: 46 ring and pinion

I would second the opinion of JSeery, post 7.... I've got 3.54's in a 47 convert (tank), and it's a slug off the line. I can only imagine what 3.25's would be like. My choice would also be something...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,381
Posted By bobH
Re: Small Block Chevy a Ford Clone?

Now we've heard it from the source..... Great story Alan


As a side note, I've also put a sbc in a early V8 chassis, and discovered the same 'coincidence'. Hooks to stock, original V8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By bobH
Re: 46 ring and pinion

Wouldn't finding a suitable 46-48 rear end be an option? Seems like around my area, this would be the easiest route.

(Easy to identify a 40, vs a 46-48, just by looking at the radius rods -...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By bobH
Re: 1932 ford show, p51 or 32 ford

River Rods? (Or, was it River Rats? forgot)
Should be good in March. And, should have a good turn out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By bobH
Re: Pinion Gear Step Machining

Three or Four years ago, the Early V8 guru, Dan Krehbiel (sp?) had someone that he sent the gears to, exactly for this work. You might try to contact him, and see if the info is still current....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By bobH
Re: Boring Over size

What about blocks that have a chunk broken out of a cylinder? Are we saying 'don't do it' ?
I have a 59A, which is otherwise a good, crack-free block. It has one cylinder with a chunk broken out. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By bobH
Re: Can Anyone I.D. This Flathead

Just a case of one who believes what he or she wants to believe. We've been trained here on the id of 8ba blocks for many moons, by some real good experts, and we mostly all know that a crank does...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By bobH
Re: 34 v8 torque tube length please

A measurement that I wrote down for TT length, 34 V8, is 61-7/8-in.
The number I recorded for D/S length is 60-3/16.
I also wrote down some measurements of weld-to-weld, pin hole to weld, front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By bobH
Re: Die size for Threads on steering column-46 Ford

If you get to the 'last resort', the die, I would encourage you to use the split-type, as Bruce suggested, and back off, starting with the die fit to the good, lower threads.
In my case, I have the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By bobH
Re: Die size for Threads on steering column-46 Ford

Along the line of what Mart and Ted are saying, I have also used the idea of splitting a nut, putting it on the good threads below the damage, and backing it off. In my case, I arc welded the split...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,796
Posted By bobH
Re: What battery do you use in your early V8?

Ron... Good call. You can use a lot of 10-buck batteries for the price of an Optima.
In my case, I'm an Optima user. I liked the CC amps. And, maybe I've been lucky, as it has lasted for many years,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By bobH
Re: 1935 rear end with 378 gears

I've put 35-38, 10-spline, 3.78 gears in a 34 rear end. There are numerous articles on how to do this. I would expect an internet search would produce info, or refer to above posts. The info has also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By bobH
Re: Posting priviledges

Personally, I don't see a 32 frame there. What I see is a butchered frame for a hot rod. Perhaps it might be better advertised on the hamb??? Me thinks this is the wrong audience. As for price, I'd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By bobH
Re: Identifying rear ends

No photo, however the 'givaway' for 42-48, either Ford or Merc, is the VERY short wishbone (or radius rods). Yes, 3.54 was available. But, also other ratios. I've a friend with a 48 Merc, which he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By bobH
Re: radiator pads

The repro ones I got from Mac's are probably a little less than 1/8. It doesn't make much difference though, because if you want to line up the hood with the cowl, and adjust it side-to-side, you...
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