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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By bobH
Re: Posting priviledges

Personally, I don't see a 32 frame there. What I see is a butchered frame for a hot rod. Perhaps it might be better advertised on the hamb??? Me thinks this is the wrong audience. As for price, I'd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By bobH
Re: Identifying rear ends

No photo, however the 'givaway' for 42-48, either Ford or Merc, is the VERY short wishbone (or radius rods). Yes, 3.54 was available. But, also other ratios. I've a friend with a 48 Merc, which he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By bobH
Re: radiator pads

The repro ones I got from Mac's are probably a little less than 1/8. It doesn't make much difference though, because if you want to line up the hood with the cowl, and adjust it side-to-side, you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By bobH
Re: What are these plates for?

Part # 78-8528, in the green parts book. (What Charlie said) Used to install 37 engine in 32-36 pass/pu
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By bobH
Re: 1937 Ford engine freeze plugs

I thought they are 1-cent-size ?? That's what I found in my LB.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 908
Posted By bobH
Re: CA DMV Protocol new registration

All the above info is right on. Re post #5, we have a VERY good reg service near us. You can PM me if you want help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By bobH
Re: 46 Ford VIN

Above posts are correct. No '6' used in 46. And a '7' was added in 47. Among other common sources, this info is also listed in Motor Manuals of the era. Most any of us could copy the appropriate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,947
Posted By bobH
Re: Warning, Bad seller on Forum

I'm trying to understand what he means by "rear inner fenders" for his 47 Merc convertible. Is this the inner brace, made of sheetmetal, same as what Bob Drake has as repros? If so, I don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By bobH
Re: 1949 car turn signal wiring help please

On US 49 fords, the turn signal switch could be bought at the dealer, and was an add-on. The kit came with a wiring diagram, and that diagram has been copied in the past, on this site. Hopefully,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By bobH
Re: Improve '40 brakes on a '34?

If one of us could find it, I'd suggest we re-post the procedure from Richard Lacy. I don't think it's been posted in a long time, and I believe folks new to these brakes could benefit from Richards...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By bobH
Re: Improve '40 brakes on a '34?

I second post #8. Original-type (soft) lining works for me. When I bought my car, it had modern, hard lining, and POOR brakes. Original, soft lining fixed it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By bobH
Re: 33 pickup front and rear axles ok for phaeton ?

As noted in a previous post, no. Torque tube and driveshaft are different length. Swap to the V8 TT & D/S, and should be ok. As for ratio, you will need to check that out. I've owned both pickups and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By bobH
Re: cleaning isenglass

I'm another Pledge user - been using it on plastic windows in convertible tops since the 60's. I've never looked for another product, so I'd guess the newer, more 'designated' products work too.
For...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By bobH
Re: 35/36 Ford Fuel Pump Gasket Material

Here is what I got at the local parts house...
Fel-Pro Part No. 3018
Packaging says... Cork-Rubber, 10" x 26" x 1/16"
"For Sealing oil, water, or GASOLINE"

I've cut a few gaskets out of it,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By bobH
Re: Battery too tall for 1936

I needed a new battery holder, as my original was shot, falling apart. I made a duplicate of original, except lowered the bottom the appropriate amount to accomodate the taller battery. Simple, works...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By bobH
Re: A question on '47 Ford moldings

I think it's pretty well figured out in the above posts. As you noted, 'hash marks' yes, and 47 'crowned' low, 48 crowned mid-point. I'd rather not see someone post "new 47-48 trim", as this implies...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,021
Posted By bobH
Re: F-1 rear axle question

There are guys that add the necessary 'meat' to re-drill for 5 on 5.5. One example, Eric Vaughn, the Real Wheels guy, and part of the original group of guys that created Pete & Jake's, has done this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,021
Posted By bobH
Re: F-1 rear axle question

I'm thinking more along the Jeep line. Has correct 5 on 5.5. But not just any Jeep. Some are more appropriate than others. 70's if it's narrow track. Some have flanged axles - desirable IMO. If wide...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,021
Posted By bobH
Re: F-1 rear axle question

If its a 41, there should be a '41' cast on the case, usually front and low , covered by gunk. In spite of one of the posts above, I believe you will have trouble finding enough 41 rebuild parts. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 840
Posted By bobH
Re: 1933 Fordor 6Volt draw

This brings up something I've noticed on my own 34... The cutout mounts only one way - can't put it on backwards. The terminal to the rear, close to hole for armature & field wires, is clearly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By bobH
Re: Will 16" KH Wheel Fit in 34 Spare Tire Cover?

I don't know about a KH wheel, but I have a 600-16 on a 35 Ford wheel, in a 34 metal tire cover, and it fits like it belongs there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,675
Posted By bobH
Re: Do you use a timing light ?

With due respect to Jim and others, after one uses a timing light, don't you go back to post 6, and 'adjust to suit'? I know I do, no matter what the engine is. I almost always add a little more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By bobH
Re: AN-10 hose by the foot?

Maybe McMaster-Carr? I haven't looked, so I don't really know.
I'd also be looking for local 'hose-man'.
Some of us are a little 'luckier'. In Pasadena, there is an old-time hardware store, Berg's....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,213
Posted By bobH
Re: revisit : gravity bends a crank

Pete, that one went right over my head. Maybe OT, but could you expand a little on how to sleeve a main? What holds the sleeve in place? Thank you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,941
Posted By bobH
Re: Basket case, what do I look for? New to the hobby.

In contrast to some other opinions here, I like a basket case. I see them as mechanical puzzles. My last one was for a model which I was unfamiliar with, so speaking for myself, I'd never let...
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