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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Fred A
Re: Early transmission cluster gear damaged tooth

Early V8 Fords probably went millions of miles with worse looking first gears without problems. Butttt: I would not likely use that gear unless I had passable gears, bearings and synchros that were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 wheels

DD and TJ have it right. The '41 Merc wheel is flat around the lug nuts while the later 5"X16" pickup wheel is an outie like a belly button and may be labeled FOMOCO like many 1950 and beyond parts....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Fred A
'39 Ain't What It Used To Be!

The guys did a pretty good job for the OP. I disagree with HOOP on the point where the 39 trans is too valuable to steal the gears. Out west the popularity of a 39 like trans is waaay down, leaving...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Fred A
Re: 1940 sedan headliner bows

You must be talking 40 Tudor. The front bow is obvious with the bend at the ends then comes a progression of numbered bows to the rear. The last two wire bows (actually 4) between the rear light and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Fred A
Re: 1936 vs 1939 Transmission

[QUOTE=Brendan;1198928] "

That's the systematic simplicity that made these old Fords great.!

Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Fred A
Re: Rear End Gears

Of the 41/9 gears that I have, one set i picked up at the LB T meet is by Republic. The other was bought new directly from Speedy Bill when it was rumored that he bought Getz. Asked about something...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Fred A
Re: Rear End Gears

Have used 4.55 gears with BW overdrives. Found new ones at Speedway. Model A based race cars would use them. Not rare but notable. It's about numbers which can cause those arithmeticly challenged to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Fred A
Re: Where To Shake-N-Bake My Block?

Thanks for the leads. Even though I'm close by, decades of trying to have H&H do a couple of engines, the results have made relations strained. Larry at Valley Head Service is nearby. This could be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Fred A
Where To Shake-N-Bake My Block?

I have a block that passed pressure and magnetic inspection. Living in Los Angeles Valley would like to have the block baked. Who does it? Thanks: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,324
Posted By Fred A
Re: Yet another MACS experience !

I know first hand some of the shipping can be a shocker. I ordered some small engine parts for my A. Cost me $29 shipping. Things changed and had to forward the order to a shop. Cost me $7 for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Fred A
Re: Drum interchange

1934 shoes are 1 1/2" X 12". 1935 on they are 1/4" wider. Never tried it. Not a usual fitting. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Fred A
Re: 91-99 Ford Carburetor

Post-War drum like the one pictured often have counterweights that interfere with Ford spoke wheels. Those with the hub inside the drum are therefore preferred for wires. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Fred A
Re: 42-48 brakes ???

The photo in post #1 is sideways. Makes the almost a question in post #5 a bit confused. They are still '39 to '42 . We keep forgetting that "42s used the pre-war backing plates. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Fred A
Re: Lincoln transmission

Where is the rest of it? Just kidding. The front is mostly a Zephyr with the rear modified to use a closed driveshaft. For some reason the overdrives are not tossed and show up if you know what they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Fred A
Re: 239 On The Cheap?

To clarify, the engine in the '40 coupe is the 59A. The other engine that I called a 99A is pre-war with a round center water port in the block like a Merc. It has the raised intake manifold platform...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Fred A
Re: 239 On The Cheap?

Sorry, the 99T is an engine that also came with the car. It is factory style relieved with a H&C semi cam with johnson lifters. It is a factory 1941 239 that was probably used in trucks. I checked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Fred A
Re: 239 On The Cheap?

Perhaps the Isky 87 is not as impractical as I feared as good flathead advisors point out. When I said "on the cheap" meant not spending money for little or no value. So many just spend and spend and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Fred A
239 On The Cheap?

I have a '40 that has been under a dirt floored carport, out of direct rain for about forty years. The engine is a tempting candidate for some thrifty rehab. Not all good news, but here are some of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,563
Posted By Fred A
Re: A-V8 flathead mounts

Nearly all of the F-1 jobs that I see have the top of the crossmember just below the top of the A rails. Were you able to get those good results by doing just that or were you inclined to lower the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,563
Posted By Fred A
Re: F-1 Crossmember: Not Great

That's an idea Skid... A couple of sucessful examples of an F-1 crossmember supporting an early Ford trans without jacking the trans' ass end up to require butchering the center crossmember and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,563
Posted By Fred A
F-1 Crossmember: Not Great

Sure this is old news to those who have compormised their build, charmed by the false breauty of that F-1 crossmember in their A frame. Mocked up the thing and found that my first choice was that the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
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, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
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...
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