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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: Radiator support 48-50 vs 51-52 F1

Actually the 48 to 50 supports have two small holes in the upper left hand side front ( just under where the sheet metal air deflector passes through the upper bolt) to mount the 48 to 50 horn and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 51 ford car-radiator placement

The IPB also lists different front portions of the inner fenders (where the air inlets are for the interior heating and ventilation). I don't know for sure, but I guess for battery box installation....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 51 ford car-radiator placement

The stamped u shaped core support is the same regardless of engine, 8A-16139. The sheet metal air deflector above the radiator is different, 8HA-8327 for the 6 cylinder.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: Headers for '49 custom

I too have a set of Fentons on a shoebox. Fits fine.

Be aware though there are Fentons and then there are the current production Fentons from speedway. While they look very similar, the older...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 1949 F1 fan shroud?

Every 48 to 52 V8 commercial and truck (F1 to F6) fan shroud I've ever fooled with has been the same.

As posted above for the V8 the radiator support goes in the REAR most holes in the inner...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: Control arm seals fit issues

I found the seals that come with the new repo parts are wayyy off base from the factory rubbers and the NORS bushings. I tossed most of my "new" stuff in the trash and used 50+ years old rubber seals...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: gear shift knob/ball

if you purchased what vendors sell as a shift tower cover (big tan or black boot) be aware that no floorshift FORD ever came with those. That is a 39 Mercury item. Your cast iron shift tower and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 8ba valve train help needed

If your seats are still sized for stock, then just buy aftermarket stainless Ford sized valves and run stock springs and forget about all that other hassle. If you really, really fussing around with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 1938 to 1952 Ford 3/4ton & 1ton pickup boxes

GB Sission, AMEN! 1/2 ton only get the small opening and most folks don't know the difference until its too late...bigger tire = larger opening. Not sure if it if started with TT or AA but from then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 1949 F1 Regulator Problem

Since your regulator is toast anyway, my thoughts are:

carefully protect door and cut the regulator to handle shaft shaft off as short as possible

remove all regulator screws--dont forget the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 1938 to 1952 Ford 3/4ton & 1ton pickup boxes

flat sided bed didn't arrive on 3/4 ton trucks until 1953 model year; same as the block letter tailgate. Half tons got the new bed about halfway through the 1950 model year (still with script on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: shifts hard

if you unbolt 7318 and 7319, pretty much all of the moveable stuff easily comes off. I bet you just have a bunch of funk and hard grease and a simple remove, clean, grease, and install will get you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,575
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: Opinion please

The early 38 standards were pretty spartan on the exterior with thier painted windshields and lack of rustless moldings on the grille and down the bodyline. A true embodiment of a more "industrial"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: Informal poll - 1948-52 F-1 Front Disc Kit

Maybe you could market your anti- sway bar deal. As you noted, no coverage in the aftermarket for 42 to 52 half ton to three quarter ton commercials. Rears yes, fronts no. Just saying...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: Informal poll - 1948-52 F-1 Front Disc Kit

Talk to us about that unique sway bar and linkage peeking though the installation photo! At least I assume that's what it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,448
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: Runs great until it heats up

Welding with battery connected or even disconnected but with you electronic Mallory still connected isn't good. They probably killed the module in your distributor. My two cents.

Brother just did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: Arvin 74 H heater for 1938 wagon

That particular Arvin will fit, IF you carefully locate the piping around the fuel pump AND manage to get it high enough for flap door to clear the shifter in reverse and second...

There is a very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,304
Posted By JHFORD51
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,304
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: Aug/Sept project 2 to make 1 39 std cpe on sdn pan

I'd recommend removing the spot welds that hold the sedan rear floor to the front floor pan, drilling the spot welds at front cowl and behind c pillar, and then installing sedan front floor pans and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: how to mount 1948-52 F-1 cab on the frame

2x8 run through the window opening or door opening, depending on how complete the cab is, with little 45 degrees blocks attached to catch the inside of cab and outside of door, padded with towels or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 8BA distributor will not make spark

Wanted to close the loop on this.

Swapped flexible ground strap, no change.

Replaced lead in wire, stud, and insulated power wire to points with a later model one piece assembly (eliminates a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 50 Ford Caster and Camber bushing tools 3089-N, 3046-N

They are not hard to make, pretty simple job.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 8BA distributor will not make spark

That's about what I thought too, even though it showed continuity on the DMM. So, I:

Burnished the dist body in the clamping pad area to remove the clear coat
Removed points and dremeled off the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,605
Posted By JHFORD51
Re: 17 inch split rim replacment

I can confirm Stu as accurate and correct (not that he needs it!) The 48-52 F2, not F3, wheel is a single piece 16 inch unit with the "innie" hubcap nubs; this can found on use with F250s up through...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By JHFORD51
8BA distributor will not make spark

My recently overhauled aluminum 0BA distributor won't spark. I sent it off and had it rebuilt while I was doing the rest of the engine. Here's what DOES work:

Cap and rotor
Condenser
Plug wires...
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