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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By bobH
Re: Help Needed: Early 32 versus Late 32 Rears

Rumbleseat (Paul) did pretty much what you want to do, except it was for his 34 roadster. That is, a 46-type columbia, 34 left bell, combined/grafted right bell, 34 center section and torque...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By bobH
Re: Miles on your flathead.

My recollection is that Paul put on over 100K during the time he posted on this forum, then had the engine out for a 'freshening up', and continued to pile on miles until his health wouldn't allow....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By bobH
Re: My Bad

Like a friend of mine... got a 120 + something ticket near Moab. Officer took it very seriously, as did the court. Friend has the ticket framed and displays it with his 53 Stude at car shows. Says...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By bobH
Re: 1933 brake shoe grinding

For the case of my own car (33), I HAD to grind (arc) the shoes, or the drum would not fit on (standard size drum).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By bobH
Re: Optima battery not Optimal for 1933 ford

Some of us have been laying them on their side. No problems. Usual reason is to get dual exhaust to fit through there.
In my case, I just fabbed a new battery support, copying the original, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,212
Posted By bobH
Re: licence plate refinish

That reminds me, about Darryl... I sent him a (one) plate that was absolute junk - beat up, and couple tears - the opposite of 'nice and straight'. He sent it back perfect - couldn't see the welds,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,212
Posted By bobH
Re: licence plate refinish

Darryl did plates for me, about 13-14 years ago. Two, maybe three years for him to have them seems to be common. The work is perfect. mhsprecher, you will have to keep on them, if you really want...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By bobH
Re: Stock Aluminum head repair

To agree with Kube here... regarding skill required, etc... One of my local welders once told me the material used for the stock heads is, for him, difficult to weld. He did some head welding for me,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By bobH
Re: Fixen block cracks ...

For the 'leave-it-alone' folks... It was about 14 years ago that I had my 59A apart for a valve job, and a couple other repairs. I found one of the 'part-number' cracks, #6, from in the port, across...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By bobH
Re: '42-'48 Convertible windshield gasket

Sounds like supereal has identified a potential for not being able to solve this?? He's building a fake. So, is the windshield frame based on a closed-car frame? And, if so, you say the stainless is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By bobH
Re: 1948 rear axle fitment to 1940

Lots of 46-48 came with 3.54's. Of course, there are also a lot of 4.11's out there. As noted, 46-48 is wider, so the advice on using your 40 bells & axles & TT is a good idea. If you try to use the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By bobH
Re: Looking for distributor rebuild service

Why not look up Jim's tutorial and DIY?
And, Charlie, for sure, will do you good.
And, another idea... how about Cliff Green, who advertises in the classifieds of V8 Times? (Personal experience -...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,976
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, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
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, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
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, 05:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,894
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
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, 03:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,894
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,814
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,814
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, 11:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,894
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, 10:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,894
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...
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