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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By eddie48
Re: 1934 Radiator

I just had one re-cored at a local, long in business, radiator shop. Prolly not exactly original, but works fine and looks good. About $900.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,411
Posted By eddie48
Re: Wiring question

I remember, as a young guy, that we would turn on the headlights and then try to crank the engine with the starter. If the headlights went out, the battery was discharged/or bad.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,653
Posted By eddie48
Re: cleaning spark plugs

I remember seeing information many years ago about cleaning sparkplugs by sand-blasting them. (Remember the old spark plug cleaner machines?) Don't know if the same situation with bead blasting,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By eddie48
Re: Changing king pins and bushings

When using the upper tool, I found that, to my surprise, if you load it up (tighten the screw) and let it sit for a minute or two, it suddenly pops loose. No need to tighten more and more til it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,851
Posted By eddie48
Re: Balancing brake drums

Many years ago I worked in a large tire shop. We always balanced front tires with the brake drums attached on a floor mounted spin balancer. As a bonus, the customer also had his/her wheel bearings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By eddie48
Re: Help identify wire wheels

A question about these spoked wheels... Are they worth anything? I just acquired my first early V8 ford, a 1934 pickup. Along with it came 13 extra wheels. I've got a ton of work to do on the...
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