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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
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: 911
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: 1,525
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: 1,087
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: 1,348
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: 1,348
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: 669
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: 669
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: 528
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: 1,632
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: 453
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: 453
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: 1,743
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: 1,846
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: 1,258
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: 599
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: 669
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.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 1933 front shock mounting

Thanks for those pictures, David. I'll have to look at my car closer now. It's at a friend's shop - we are working on fixing up a few things, including removing the tube shocks I had put on the rear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 1933 front shock mounting

Thanks - I did replace the front crossmember many years ago, but I sure don't know if it was a 33 or 34 piece I used. I wouldn't know the difference I suppose. There aren't enough of these cars cars...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
1933 front shock mounting

Were the front shocks on a 33 V8 mounted on the inside or outside of the frame rails? My car has the two mounting holes plus a larger center hole which would make it seem like they would have been on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,154
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Charcoal

Well for sure ol Henry didn't invent charcoal- people have been making that for a long time (thousands of years I suspect).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: mounting tires

I've changed a lot of 17 inch tires for 33 - 34's by hand. Just lay them on the grass or a piece of carpet and have at it with a couple of tire irons. The hardest part is breaking the bead on the old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Speeding....A word of warning !

She should have gotten out of the way when he sounded his "hooter"!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Kudos to Skip Haney

I've had three coils done by him -one for my 33, one for a 37 truck, and one for a 41 Merc. They all run and start great now.
Jim S.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Costs for parts, grill, garnish moldings, hood? 1933 coupe

The hole for the crank is the right shape. It sort of needs to be like that for the two ears on the crank handle to go through. My 33 has the exact same shape and the metal around it isn't worn away....
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