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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,078
Posted By bobH
Re: Wandering Eyes ...

Re: post #5... Agreed. We had a 49, up to about late 50's. The one thing I remember - those doors would fly open when making a turn. Bad !! I hope the folks that have 49's today have figured out how...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,811
Posted By bobH
Re: N.O.S. Engine

There is someone here on the barn that has one advertised in the swap area. It's a 59, with 59 cast on the bellhousing, in my opinion a 'replacement' engine, 3-1/16 bore. No heads or pan. From what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By bobH
Re: 1946-1948 ford convertible top piston covers

Interesting... What do these spring covers look like? Are they a 'make-it-yourself' item? (Missing on my 47 - I never knew.)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By bobH
Re: 1933 Lower Water Inlets

maybe Charlie NY will post ??? I believe he has a fix he does on these?
In any event, I also have a pair - not perfect, but usable. You can PM me.
It will be about a week until I can get to them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By bobH
Re: 1933 rear seat lower removal?

The 'piece-of-wood' did not work for me. Even minor bumps on decent paved roads would knock it out. I thought about the 'dog-dish' type of metal, but gave up the idea because my car has the three...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By bobH
Re: 1933 rear seat lower removal?

The fabric cover, formed over a wire frame, is common enough that it is also on my very late/ early 34. I'm told that the fabric material varied - could also be the top-insert material. This is one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,721
Posted By bobH
Re: Ideas for vibration problem in 59A

Just opinion here, and we all know what that is worth....
At this point, or at this juncture, I don't see much point in trying to run the engine. You have already run it. The 'stand' was your car....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By bobH
Re: 1933 rear seat lower removal?

On mine, (33) sedan, the seat cushion is just sitting there. Lift it up and out. So, I'm wondering, maybe something is missing on mine????? There are a couple of 'nubs' on the floor-riser, one on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,721
Posted By bobH
Re: Ideas for vibration problem in 59A

If I have followed this thread correctly... I believe the pistons and rods are the same ones used at the last 'rebuild' - something like 20K (or so) miles ago before the current 'rebuild'. I don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,677
Posted By bobH
Re: Buying an old flathead motor

Blocks need to also be pressure tested.[/QUOTE]


That's the same conclusion that we arrived at. An expensive lesson.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,677
Posted By bobH
Re: Buying an old flathead motor

My quest for an engine story - about 4 years ago....
The goal was to find & build an engine for our 47, stocker, 59-type.
First try... an engine that I bought about 30 years ago, 50 bucks, stored...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,721
Posted By bobH
Re: Ideas for vibration problem in 59A

I'll be interested in comments from the engine 'guru's' on this one. Reason being, I also have a 47, with a 59 engine. I believe it is a 'replacement' (Ford parts counter) engine, because of some of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,721
Posted By bobH
Re: Ideas for vibration problem in 59A

I don't 'get' it. Don't you guys run your engines before you install them? Scooder? Supereal? Kube? If you guys are as thorough as you suggest, I can't imagine you installing an engine you haven't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By bobH
Re: 47 mercury convertible best resource book?

If you are missing any of that side trim, either belt line or fenders, there was a fellow in one of our local regional groups (who recently passed on) who had all of that trim.
PM me if needing it -...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By bobH
Re: Pre war Buick question/off topic but related

A different view, as compared to tiger's....
Basics first - does it turn over, if not, try to make it do so. (borrow, don't buy, battery)
is there spark, if not, fix
skip everything else. go...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By bobH
Re: Has anyone tried this for steering wheel cracks

I can't see what's being used here. (Must be my computer) But, here is an old product that I have used. I've used in on my old Ford's, and the biggest one I took on was a 39 wheel with at least half...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By bobH
OT, Ryan's Ford Pocketwatch

Is it just me? I tried to 'check-it-out', and came up with almost nothing. It leads to a site for the pocketwatch, but I don't find ANY info. Is it mechanical? electric? how many jewels? movement...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By bobH
Re: 1934 Pickup rear axle change to straight spring fit?

I'm sure that it's been done, many times. Yes, wheelbase changes a little - you do the math - maybe 3/4 inch?? I tried to figure center-of-axle, to center-of-spring dimmensions, and came up with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By bobH
Re: Question for Bubba...

To carry Bubba's comments a little further... when the engine is running, the current is 'pulsed', meaning that it is 'on', then 'off', 'on', etc. So, when we try and measure it, our 'dampened'...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By bobH
Re: Gearbox removal..What gives??

Don't know about 35's, but in my later model, a 47, the rear mount of the trans must be removed from the trans, while the trans is in place. Then the trans can move rearward enough.
JMO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,593
Posted By bobH
Re: Sympathy pains for Old Henry

Hastings... 'rebore-on-the-run'. Some of us here are surely old enough to remember.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By bobH
Re: 33 first drive

Congratulations !! I know the feeling well. I approached my own 33/34 the same way - all of the essential tasks to make it move under it's own power came first. Everything else came second, or not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By bobH
Re: What year engine ?.

Someone might caution him regarding supporting that engine as shown, on that engine stand. Not generally considered a good idea. JMO
Might want to check the bore - 3-1/16, or 3-3/16 ?? Look at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By bobH
Re: 94 or 97?

for whatever it's worth... My 34 has a 36 engine, with a 94 carb. I've had one leaky PV, during the beginning of my ownership. I replaced the PV with one I bought from one of our forum members here,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By bobH
Re: Front Crossmember - Ford Weakness?

I'd like to hear a technical reason that loose u-bolts causes cracking.
I've had a few 33-34's, and only one had a damaged front crossmember, and, it was a pickup that looked like it had been...
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