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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 ford fedender welting installation

What about those staples that holds the welting to the fenders? Seems that the factory had no time to wrestle the welt into place as we are left to do. Probably no modern way to do those hard round...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Fred A
Re: ;40 standard coupe original interiors

First thing I did was to look where RUSSCC might be located but as happens too often he has concealed that fact. Have some rough door panels that might be useful. No location is a real trun-off. Come...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Fred A
Re: Leak around rivets on gas tank

I danced around with this problem and now have gone with a tank without any sign of ever leaking. Late '31 Frod ditched the column supported by the tank for very good reason. Another congenetal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Fred A
Used To Be White

In about 1960 I followed the another trend and painted the firewall, inside fender and wells, and rear axle white. Beyond the firewall, anything that could be seen went white under my '41 pickup....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 ford gas sending unit

With so many guys installing the cheap replacement tanks, seems that there will be plenty of original sending units available. We're not talking Swiss watches here. The original sending units are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
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: 642
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: 11
Views: 381
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: 270
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: 1,217
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: 2,420
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: 1,217
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: 1,217
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: 562
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: 562
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: 746
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: 1,403
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: 523
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: 785
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: 523
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: 785
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: 5,338
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: 760
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: 1,293
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
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