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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
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) Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
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: 4,303
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: 10
Views: 205
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: 4,303
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: 19
Views: 983
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: 19
Views: 983
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: 4,303
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: 4,303
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: 219
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: 298
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: 1,011
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: 330
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: 239
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: 706
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: 901
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: 3,474
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: 368
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: 475
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: 393
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: 741
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By bobH
Re: 1932 axel. Or well , maybe not

Wow... core charge on a 33-36 axle at 75 !! Swap meet price for a 33-36 axle in my area is around 10 bucks. With these percentages, I ought to be in 'business'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 703
Posted By bobH
Re: torque specs for front u-bolts

In my opinion, one of the best observations here. Also not noted, how the brakes are affected. An example... had a car on which the brakes ALWAYS pulled. Dogged this problem for a very long time,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By bobH
Re: Trans install

I'm going to make a guess that the torque converter was attached to the flywheel and engine when you tried to do the install. No-no.
torque converter is supposed to be slipped into front of trans...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,610
Posted By bobH
Re: A Tribute to Paul Garagan, Rumble seat.

I'm glad this thread came to the top - I missed it the first time around.
I read his posts, and follow his advice to this day. I've saved a bunch of his material from 'pre-Ryan' and pre-billB....
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