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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Iola old car show

The barn down by the road is the "Toy Barn". Vendors with model cars, etc set up in there.
For many years the local Lions Club sold fried chicken (lots of it!). I think that's not being done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,441
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

Pete, I have seen many vintage racers at Road America with mechanical brakes. Bugatti for one, old '30s indy cars, etc. At speed? Well they aren't as fast as a modern race car for sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,441
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

How could hydraulic brakes multiply the force? The power comes from your leg pushing on the pedal, the result is the shoes pressing on the drums. If no other power source is used, how could there be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 872
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Prony Brake Ideas

It seems like that brake rotor would get really hot, like red hot. Maybe you could run a water jacket around it and make coffee.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Throttle return spring and baling wire

That's a great looking car, and the building behind is pretty nice too! I'd leave that spring just the way he did it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Rubber Rim Strip Question

I've always felt that a Ford welded spoke wheel, or any wheel that's smooth all around the inside doesn't need that rubber strip at all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 801
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: photos of 1933 / 1934 pickup with 525/550-17 tires? OR with oversized tires?

My 33 has 5.25/5.5 x 17 Lesters on the front and they measure 27.5 outside diameter. The rears are Firestones same size and measure 28.25 o.d.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,201
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

How about a Volvo 544, seeing as how you're in Sweden? They look like a 41 Ford.
Just kidding of course.
I love old Volvos- I have two 1800's and a 544.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 34 & 35 tacoma creme paint code.

I painted the wheels on my 33 with TCP Global IM1245 Tacoma Cream acrylic enamel. It was real nice paint and it sure looks like the right color to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Any shaky can preference on small parts??

I had good results with Ace Hardware black. The can I had lasted for a lot of little parts and the nozzle never got plugged.
Those nozzles drive me nuts too. I have a little jar full of used ones,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,715
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: paint on oil pan?

It seems to me the very best you could hope for in painting he inside of an oil pan would be that it didn't hurt anything. It isn't going to help anything and you can't see it. So why do that? I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Plugging holes with "Metal To Metal?"

I think that stuff would fall out after a while if it isn't backed up with something solid. Welding the holes shut if you don't want them seems like a better idea to me. That won't ever fall out!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Silicone brake fluid

I've only been messing with old cars since 1968, so you know more about it than me for sure.
To ME, it's a good reason.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Silicone brake fluid

To me, a good reason to use dot 5 (silicone) brake fluid is that it doesn't damage paint. The bad thing is that it is expensive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: clutch replacement

Thanks for all the responses. It is a 28, but it appears to have a replacement motor so I think it will have a normal clutch. Of course I won't know for sure until I see it. I explained the multi...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
clutch replacement

A friend of mine has a 28 coupe and is having clutch problems. He would like me to replace it when I get time.
On my 33 v8, I would do it by taking the rear axle and transmission out, leaving the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Spark Plug Leads Change 34

If you buy the good wires from a place like Van Pelt, they come cut to the right length and with all the ends attached. These wires are "slick" enough to slide through the conduits real easy. Not a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Gen charging Q

I would think a 3 brush generator is going to be 6 volt - and wouldn't be able to charge a 12 volt system. Or am I missing something?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: speedometer gearing

thanks Kurt, it does look like the 18 tooth is supposed to be right. My speedometer sure seems to register too low, something else must be wrong.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
speedometer gearing

The rear axle in my 33 has "11 - 39" stamped on the flange - a ratio of 3.54 to 1. I replaced the axle many years ago and I think the original was 4.11. (I wonder what the heck I did with that unit?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,870
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Wd-40

As far as using wd-40 for shooting potatoes, the reason it used to work good was that the propellant was propane. Now they use co2, which puts fires out instead. The spoiled all the fun.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,013
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Part For A 34 Ford Half Way Made Anyone like to Guess What It Is

I'd like to see someone mill a square dead end hole.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,389
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Rebuilt motor start up

It'll run on gravity feed. You'll need a radiator for sure. I've run motors on stands - they get hot in just a few minutes.
It doesn't matter if the clutch is on it or not, as long as the flywheel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Help dimensions bolt 34 Ford rear radius rod to torque tube

I just checked under my 33, it's a 1/2 inch fine bolt 2 inches long. This is just long enough to stick out of the castle nut by about 2 threads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 1933-34 Steering Column Tube

I have an original 33 2 door sedan and the steering tube is 36 3/4 long.
Jim S.
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