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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By PeteVS
F1 Brake return springs

The shoes I got for my F1 brakes going onto my project car have two sets of holes (see picture) which I assume are for the shoe return springs. The upper set of holes put hardly any tension on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Roadster Dash Screws

If you have a screw in hand, and want to be able to know its nominal "number" size, there's a formula for that. The nominal size is the "number" of the size multiplied by .013 and then added to .060....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,446
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

I went through this a while ago. ( https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=222421&highlight=rustoleum+petevs I saw that my problems started when they stated that their cans could spray when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By PeteVS
Re: OHV conversion

Thanks! Looks like a lot of interesting stuff!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By PeteVS
Re: OHV conversion

Got a link to share?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Parking brake cables when switching a 37 to hydraulics

On the '37, are the e-brakes actuated by the same rod / cable that the service brakes use? Have you looked into using the same cable used by '39 and up? (Sorry that I don't know that much about the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By PeteVS
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By PeteVS
Re: King Pins Anyone in MN that can do them

It can be done without all the expensive stuff...

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167244&highlight=GB+SISSON+king+pin
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By PeteVS
Re: 1932 Emergency Brake Handle Ratchet

I like the way that they stamped another part (the pawl) out of this piece.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Mismatched drums won't fit

Although without the proper tools, you won't be able to accurately measure the inside diameter of the drums, you should be able to clamp two pieces of scrap side to side with the ends touching the...
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 08-30-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Using the search feature...

Aha! I found the answer to my question. Simply putting the "+" symbol between the words gives me what I want, such as "pedal+return+spring".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Assembling Lockheed brakes

I spoke with the vendor and he asked me to measure the lining thicknesses and send them back to him to be reground a bit thinner. I almost threw out the box that they came in with today's recycling...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Assembling Lockheed brakes

Another question: On Bendix brakes, I've been taught to put a teeny bit of Neversieze on the pads of the backing plate where the shoes sit. Are there any places on Lockheed brakes where something...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Assembling Lockheed brakes

Yes, I'm using LOCKHEED brakes. They're "late" style without the bottom adjusters. I'm sorry about any confusion there. I got a pair of new MT drums and I sent a set of old Lockheed shoes out as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Assembling Lockheed brakes

I think I have some old used shoes in my trailer. I'll dig them out and see if there's any difference with the shoes I'm working with. I'm a bit upset (nice term) because now I have to work on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By PeteVS
Assembling Lockheed brakes

For the past many years, I've been buying, gathering, designing and making, cleaning, and painting parts for my AV8 project. (This is my avatar photo car.) This is the year to get it all together....
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 08-24-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By PeteVS
Using the search feature...

If I search for "32 pedal return spring," I wind up getting anything with "32", anything with "pedal", etc. Is there a way to only get results with all four of the terms asked? I had a friend who was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Two questions...

Thanks. Photo is taken lying on its back. The opening for the radiator at the bottom. The edge of the emblem is reflected in the paint and the distance between the edge and the reflection shows the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Brake Assembly

Thanks all!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Brake Assembly

OK. Thanks! I wound up trying that on the last of the four and it worked. Do you have the return spring hooked between the two shoes when you install them? Or, do you get the shoes in place and then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By PeteVS
Brake Assembly

I'm trying to assemble rear brakes of the '48 era. I have the backing plates on the bench to (hopefully) make things easier. My problem is installing the clips that hold the shoes against the backing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Two questions...

So, I got my CRUSTY radiator shell all cleaned up, filled all of the rust pebbling and after the third attempt, I got a nice high gloss coat of black on it. Today, I got a package with my nice shiny...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Helpful shock absorber technical data.

You're a good man, Mister Mart!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Helpful shock absorber technical data.

Thanks!! This is wonderful! Since you have this in a spread sheet, could you add a column for "mean length" being halfway between open and closed?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,398
Posted By PeteVS
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

Do you have a picture of the adaptor? Instructions?

When I was a kid, I spent a couple of summers working in my neighbor's ignition shop. The guys there had a big old screwdriver with a nut...
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