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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,197
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Drake Sale:

I don't bother going to Drake until a last resort. Almost all the time, Carpenter has what I need. I also like the fact, unlike Drake, that Carpenter makes allot of his own stuff like rubber...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Bronze valve guides??

My two 51s have sat that long. A Woodie and a Vicky. At least they are garaged in SoCa. I have a new Corvette too that has sat for over 20. I have so many cars, I am bad about running them all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,197
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Drake Sale:

It is kinda funny that Drake has ALL the backorder problems. Every time, when it was on B/O, Carpenter had plenty and I can say he very seldom puts anything on B/O like Drake.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,197
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Drake Sale:

What you need is NOT on sale. Just a few items that don't move. He is clearing out some of the inventory that doesn't sell.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,992
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Vintique Auto Parts

C&G is just a sub for Carpenter and Drake.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,435
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

Better not to do it in the first place!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By philipswanson
Re: US Customs blocking import/export of NY registered vehicles

Good! We don't need to lose those vehicles to some exporter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Need encouragement head replacement

Back the nuts off 3-4 turns and hit the starter. Heads should pop loose.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,435
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

That's what I do too. My flat cart is actually a hydraulic table I got from Harbor Fright tools. It is very handy especially for loading and unloading to my truck.
It's a real back saver.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,435
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

After over 50 years of engine building, I have never had a problem with a 3 wheel engine stand tipping over, etc.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,435
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

I wouldn't say "Just as important ". All my engine stands have 3 castors, and I have several. I have rebuilt Olds 455s, Ford 460s, BBCs, SBCs and many other engines much heavier than a flathead....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,191
Posted By philipswanson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By philipswanson
Re: V8 times jan/feb 2020...

They all look good in the picture! Especially the 40.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By philipswanson
Re: What year and what is it worth?

Base value in NADA says $1287 in that condition.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By philipswanson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By philipswanson
Re: LED shop light follow-up

I used drop in tubes on 21 fixtures. Not one has failed and that was over a year ago. Every one is still working perfectly. Two garages, house and two rentals. I think the ballasts last much...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,438
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Bring back auto mechanics class

Yes, they need to teach many blue color trades in high school again. Not to work on your own car so much but as a vocation where they have the specialized tools. A general knowledge is required...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,055
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Chrome shop using dull nickel .

Nickel is always dull. That's the natural color of it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By philipswanson
Re: 1940 Ford floor boards

The Drake floorboards are pretty good. I put some extra shellac on them. They fit excellent with the seals.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,195
Posted By philipswanson
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

Next time, tie a piece of monofilament fishing line in a small loop around the bait on the snap trap. When they try to steal it, their teeth will snag the line and they will set it off every time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,195
Posted By philipswanson
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

These don't work. Keep them in your dryer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Body Mounting Pads 1937 1938 1939 open car & 1940 1941 Station Wagon Sedan Delive

[QUOTE=supereal;1824430]Body mounting pad kits are available from C&G (800) 266-0470. /QUOTE]

C&G basically only carries what Drake and Carpenter have and is a pretty poor source for anything....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By philipswanson
Re: 6 volt/12 volt jump box

What are you running for solid state ignition on 6 volts? I wasn't aware that there was a 6 volt solid state conversion?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By philipswanson
Re: 1940 Ford floor boards

I got mine from Drake. They fit fine with a little work. Not quite a drop in but doable. Don't forget the rubber seals around the outside.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Broke down

You're good to go!
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