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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Fred A
Re: Replacing '40 Frame?

Guys in my local V8 club are split on which way to go also. From my side, the car would be on the road in far less time using the distressed frame, but it's like an inferiority complex knowing what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Fred A
Replacing '40 Frame?

The body on my '40 five window coupe is exceptional but the frame has been cut badly at the passenger side X for drag car headers plus the braces beside the Xmember were hogged out for larger...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Ford coupe rear windshield seals

The rear window rubber may split if too much pull is used on the cord to seat the rubber. The tight corners refuse to lie flat in the tight corners. My use of silicone lubricant is no friend to paint...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Fred A
Re: Lincoln Zephr trans mount question

Not only do you need the correct '37-'41 rear bearing retainer but the open mainshaft is not going to work for you. The mainshaft should be the one appropriate for your gearset which should be the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Fred A
Re: Recommendations for 40-48 drums

Good that Dennis comes out and gives another side to these great replacement drums. In the past I have sold Ford made drums to Early V8 Garage and have had my own standard or near standard drums...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,301
Posted By Fred A
Just A Bit Of Fun

Taking a little poke at Skidmarks, having come out pointing at "Hipsters". I"ve been worrying also about those guys messing up my Forties too. Any modifications I plan are flashbacks to the fifties...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Fred A
Heavy Drums?

That the MT drums may be heavier is not for me too decide but if you also think that unsprung weight is only a race thing then the added mass of the hub and all should not be any bother to you. Also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Fred A
Re: Recommendations for 40-48 drums

Want to get a bit of a surprise, pick up those beautiful MT drums and compare to the Ford made drums. Performance minded guys usually prefer the lightest unsprung weight. Takes a bit of sniffing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Fred A
Re: Hot Air Heater 1940

The heater as offered to me had no ducting forward of the fan. This could add to the fumes brought into the cabin. I'll have to check with the '40 guru in the V8 club to hopefully get a look at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Fred A
Hot Air Heater 1940

I have been offered a hot air heater setup for a '40 and wonder if it could be correct. Blower motor sits over the exhaust on the starboard side and there are defrost vent tubes. The hot air passes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Fred A
Re: Numbers on firewall?

Cleaning up the firewall of a '40 business coupe, found these discussed numbers beside the voltage regulator. The car is window dated to june '40 and the firewall number is 79513. Not expecting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Fred A
Re: Old story: Dual 94 problems

What's goin-on out there? Millions on Millions of the 94s made and can't find a nice pair of stockers to start out with? Starting with apparent defectives is a tough one cause there can be some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 brake parts specifically drums/hubs

It is true that Hydraulic brakes take some care to avoid rust problems but the problem is somewhat overstated. I have a turkey baster that I use to suck the old fluid out of the master cylinder and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By Fred A
Re: Will a 35 Rear Drum work with Juice Brakes?

Both of those ringsl, the one shown by CS and Tom do the same thing, one perhaps better than the other, and that is allow the use of spoked wheels on post '39 drums. If the match is the other way...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 brake parts specifically drums/hubs

[QUOTE=Terry,OH;1061348]The 35 brake surface is not as wide as the 40-42 hub inside the drum.


'32 to '34 brake shoes are 1.5" while the '35 went to 1.75" making them the same as the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By Fred A
Re: Will a 35 Rear Drum work with Juice Brakes?

I hope the rings that flat is referring to are those that go around the lug bolts and not those that emulate the lugs or rings from the spoke wheel drums that supportys spoke wheel to be used on post...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,719
Posted By Fred A
Re: Stripped threads on my axle

I suppose this thread has run its course, but took me a long time to get around to reading it. When I used early Fords for transportation, some of the patchwork solutions would not have been too bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Fred A
Re: crankshafts

I guess not so "Newby" is asking for tips regarding crankshafts. My tip: leave it alone until there are more convincing symptoms that may show problems in the declared use, if that is truly the limit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,213
Posted By Fred A
Re: What do y'all think its worth?

Sold a much better all '40 coupe 13 months ago for $8K. Some rust in the trunk. All there with title. In the same market I'd expect $4K. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Fred A
Re: Correct Oil Filter '40?

Got real lucky on this one. Went out in the cold night into the chicken house to look for a filter like in the pictures. Out of over ten oily candidates there is one that is a match. Not the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,756
Posted By Fred A
Re: Kit for mating juice brakes to early spindles-Richard's Early V8 garage?

The backing plates from MT Car Products come in both spindle patterns. Those Bendix style brakes also work very well on front only. Interesting that some still choose to use those inferior Lockheed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Fred A
Correct Oil Filter '40?

Wanting to run the correct oil filter on my '40 and seeing some variation. Many are claimed to be '40 but also look just like the one on my 59A. Many differences seem to be the location of the inlets...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Fred A
Re: Saving Floating Rod Bearings?

Thanks Walt. That's exactly what I wanted to know. Out of the tens of millions of these engines made, there still is still is a tendency to keep the junkers. Where your list of possible keepers may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Fred A
Saving Floating Rod Bearings?

Several reject blocks and engines clutter my yard. Since there is some intrest in good used bearings I wonder if the original orientation was important assuming that the direction is significant. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Fred A
Re: Early or Late Ash Recievers in '40

To avoid any confusion I readily accept that the 5444 car was numbered in Dec.1939 as Kube meant to state. Even though modified '40 coupes are the majority of the survivors here in California, it...
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