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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Fred A
Re: Saving Floating Rod Bearings?

Thanks Walt. That's exactly what I wanted to know. Out of the tens of millions of these engines made, there still is still is a tendency to keep the junkers. Where your list of possible keepers may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Fred A
Saving Floating Rod Bearings?

Several reject blocks and engines clutter my yard. Since there is some intrest in good used bearings I wonder if the original orientation was important assuming that the direction is significant. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Fred A
Re: Early or Late Ash Recievers in '40

To avoid any confusion I readily accept that the 5444 car was numbered in Dec.1939 as Kube meant to state. Even though modified '40 coupes are the majority of the survivors here in California, it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Fred A
Re: Early or Late Ash Recievers in '40

Although it seems that I answer my own question, the *18 just means that the original engine was a Ford V8 then the sequential number began at 52something, not to be confused with the 60 which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Fred A
Early or Late Ash Recievers in '40

Time to install dash in my two Forties. With chassis numbers starting with 5444 or 5304 respectively, does either need the dash with the earlier ash recievers. Trying to remain authentic where I can,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Fred A
Re: Installing a 42-8 Lincoln OD trans in a 40 Ford.

Did it twice, once with a torch and once with a bare frame and carefully removed the box in the center of the X. Tied the X back together With a couple of plates. Ended up selling the car because the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Fred A
Re: Paint codes for 1940 Dlx dash

Do the paint codes for a 75 year old source have any translation to current paint formulation? Hard enough to get something to match from a twenty year old acrylic. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,810
Posted By Fred A
Exception

Was getting to the point to order a Mitchell for my '40 business coupe and called Sue to get my name in. She would not take my order for that car because the floor in a business coupe is set back to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,804
Posted By Fred A
Couldn't Wait

Young guy that bought that sedan couldn't wait to get rid of the 60 stuff and make a common model out of it. I contacted him about buying the parts but they were already gone. I have a good '40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By Fred A
Drake Marked Boards

Went out and took another look at my Drake boards and found the large Drake logo on the braces to be as excessive as ever. The tops look great in every sense, but as was explained by a Drake insider...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,154
Posted By Fred A
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I can sure see where White64 can get such ideas. On 20% plus shipping day, I went to work ordering all that was to be needed for another '40 project totaling more than $2500. Before amassing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Fred A
Re: 1932 Steering coulmn lock sleeve?

Be a bit careful with those guys. Couple of things went badly where a wheel was cracked beyond repair and the price was pretty retail. The were not gracious when I brought it back the same day....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Dash Panel Brace?

That is definitely the brace that I was surprised to find. From Kube's picture also sense the futility or inadequacy of my work on these cars comparing the level of restoration that I am likely to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Dash Panel Brace?

Thanks to all, No reason not to use it again. Must be like the engine pans that are usually tossed. Only lately has such disassembly been needed as the cars and I are about to get old. Good Luck:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By Fred A
'40 Dash Panel Brace?

Removing the dash in one of my '40, found a stamped brace with a rather factory appearance, about 9" long, running from the bottom, behind the battery gage up to the cowl. Of the relative many '40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,154
Posted By Fred A
Cyber Monday with Bob

Took a shot at Bob's Cyber Monday. A bit of a wrestling match with the online which kept deleting my promo code. Time ran short and was not able to check availability on the scores of items desired....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Fred A
Re: Seeking 37-39 rear brake drum...

Tigger made a point in his PM that I must have been in a sour mood questioning his thread. Reading what I posted, sure seems that he had a point as someone that may not have known about the other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Fred A
Re: Seeking 37-39 rear brake drum...

Didn't see anything in the Wanted section from Tigger about wanting brake drum. Nor did Tigger give us a break as to where he is located so those local to him could respond. Is Tigger even in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fred A
Don't like Rumbles!

Unfortunately my roadster was originally a Deluxe and the deck lid is a rumble type. Tried to swap with guys looking to convert and was offered the worst lids in trade for my runble lid and seat. Now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Spare Tire Bracket

Sounds like a business coupe where it has two sets of holes for the mount. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Spare Tire Bracket

Good news about the brace and bracket. Had looked on their site and not found the brace etc, but only a few patch pieces not as useful in low-rust California. A friend with a '39 coupe had mentioned...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Fred A
'40 Spare Tire Bracket

Are the spare tire brackets the same for other Ford cars? I have a '40 five window coupe and need the bracket, but which one? Of course the interior body brace has been cut out too. Could it be that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Fred A
Re: Model A Roadster Shocks

The common shock used on Models A and other Fords replacing the Houdaille, is the Gabriel @ 9.5" to 14.5". The part numbers vary depending whether they are plated or not but all seem to have the same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By Fred A
Re: 39 Pickup tranny

Ford was well known for using the parts from prior production until old stocks were used up. This famously applied to commercials and to some extent, the standard models. That would put earlier...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Fred A
Re: 1946 Ford Flathead 59Block

Choice of heads may be a matter of what car it may be used it. The engine was introduced at the end of the war (as WWII). The 59A heads were soon replaced with a slightly changed 59A-B to clarify...
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