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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
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) 09-29-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
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) 09-29-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 merc pinion question

Hard to imagine that machine work and other handling expenses could be a better idea than buying aftermarket gears. Declaring that the original gears could be superior seems like a shoot from the hip...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By Fred A
Drake Boards

I bought the Drake boards but am a bit put off by the Drake label that screams repop from the bottom side, along with the plating which may be a plus but calls for some paint. I got some original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Deluxe Grille Side Mismatch Etc..

If the glass is near correct, and the HAMB link is also correct, then either count will be close to correct. Since I have access to a lot of parts, and other '40 parts seem so common, going to put...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Fred A
'40 Deluxe Grille Side Mismatch Etc..

The grille sides on my '40 don't match. One side has fewer vents than the other. The window glass shows an 11-39. Outside of a which ever I find first, which would be more correct? Engine and frame...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Fred A
Re: Model B to V8 transmission adapter

Steering Geoffery away from the V8 trans toward the native B trans makes good sense in several ways. First if his oil pan has not yet been butchered, he can more easily take advantage of the rigid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 coupe window frame

The difference is with the window garnishes, door handles + cranks and trim. Doors are the same for '40. The inner structure of '40 doors prevents the one piece glass of earlier doors from rising....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 Ford 1/2 ton

My '41 pickup had a factory column shift. It started as a six cylinder. Hard to imagine a half ton of anything in that small bed. Makes me think that half ton was very optimistic. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Fred A
Re: 1940 engine color

Ford Engine Green was used through 1940.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 coupe - window seal ... correct or ??

How did we get from the rear windows to the windshield? Am I reading this all wrong? Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,204
Posted By Fred A
Re: Is Authentic Really Worth It?

Sorry about the confusion Bob. The serial number stated in my post is of the 18 series prefix, not the 52 or the 022 for the 60hp passenger cars. It was undoubtedly an 85hp car from the factory. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,204
Posted By Fred A
Re: Is Authentic Really Worth It?

I guess I see it quite differently. In the case of a '40 Ford the change to Deluxe is rather superficial. For the most part the grille assembly, hood, dashboard and instruments, door window...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,204
Posted By Fred A
Is Authentic Really Worth It?

I have a 5 window '40 Ford V8 that has a very nice body. I wanted to restore the car as it is the best candidate I've seen in years at the price. The chassis is numbered 530***** which is fairly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Fred A
6 to 12 For 2 brush Fords?

For the early V8 two brush generator, How much is changed inside for 12v? I know I'll need a regulator, which one? and how much current will they produce? 30 amps or less? Luckily I won't have much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Fred A
Re: Tillotson

Organic solvents will cut the gas shellac deposits then the zinc oxides can be dusted out with almost any kind of soda blaster, even small home made. Only the finest glass bead will avoid damage to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Fred A
Re: Model A cowl lamps

I have two cars that regrettably have cowl lights. Thought they looked great as a teen, but now that so many As that never had them originally have punched holes in their cowl, they just look like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Fred A
Re: LA Roadster show

The guys you're talking about were on a corner spot at the parking lot end. Names? Eric and Dominic from Boyle Heights. I had them sell some of my best '32 stuff. They had it all. Very few low dollar...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Fred A
Re: 1940 ford coupe seat bolt hole dimensions

Bitchen floor is the clincher here. Stock Ford is a rectangle just over three feet wide as I recall. This dimension is needed since I search for a seat for my Business coupe. On your own with this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Fred A
'40 Hood Hinges?

I've been buying all the '39-'40 hinges I find at swaps. Still have only found one set that seems to fit at all well and most of the others are total crap. They may be older repops or is it just what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 coupe bumper bracket

The Drake catalogue has a great picture with dimensions. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Fred A
Re: Need fair price for good friend...

I'm with the gift side of this question. Trouble is that there is hardly a fixed price on wide fives and if they show up at low prices later, there can be a strain on the friendship, worth more than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By Fred A
Re: TSB copyright expired?

Sure can't see that Ford is a friend to the old car hobby with their hostility to the use of original parts numbers. Changing my buying habits to another mark. Good luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By Fred A
Re: Federal-Mogul heads

Got a nice pair out of the Jerry Hill estate in Santa Monica. Looked great, but nobody wanted them. After selling the heads for $250 the real money came for the water manifolds. Useless as boar... ...
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