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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By blucar
Re: 1934 pickup bed

I have a very nice early Ford bed, not to sure of the year, would say pre '41. The paint appears to be original Lt green Ford. I'll take a pix of the bed today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By blucar
Re: '38 Ford gear oil flowing from trans to diff??

As a general rule many people, including service tech's over fill the trans and rear end.
If the plug is pulled from either of units and oil flows out, the unit is over full.
When I worked in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 623
Posted By blucar
Re: What lube for '39 vacuum wiper motor?

Neats-foot oil is an old time leather dressing used to soften, waterproof leather.
Disconnect the hose from the wiper motor, put a few drops of neats-foot oil into the motor, cycle it back and forth...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By blucar
Re: Been dabbling in Stainless trim repair

I have dabbled around with some SS trim repair, had very good luck with the finished product.
A friend of mine showed me a neat trick, using a drill press, chuck up whatever tool you are using to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By blucar
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

I'm with Ol' Ron' thinking, except I would not go to a later model open drive line.
My '36 originally had a Columbia under it when I bought the car in '52. Did not like the antiquated controls so I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,063
Posted By blucar
Re: Electrical schematic request - 41 Convt. electric top

I wonder, how do you interpret anything I said in my write-up that inferred the '41 system I used was "obviously modified"?


As a side-bar, many years ago someone tried to break into the trunk of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,063
Posted By blucar
Re: Electrical schematic request - 41 Convt. electric top

I can assure you that there are no relays in the original '41 electric lift system.
The '41 system in my '36 is a dead stock unit, all of the wires are still contained within the original fabric...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,063
Posted By blucar
Re: Electrical schematic request - 41 Convt. electric top

In 1952 I used a pair of '41 Ford conv top motors, complete with the wiring and switch in my '36 Ford coupe as a remote lift for the deck lid. Pretty trick setup, especially sitting in the car and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By blucar
Re: Headlights

You have stated that you just want to get working lights for your truck, that be the case avoid original reflector/bulb lights, you will spend a lot of money for nothing. As I stated earlier go with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-29-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By blucar
Re: Headlights

I wonder? Are you trying to restore the truck to as new condition or as a good driver.
If you just want a good driver with safe, easy to maintain lights go with sealed beams. There are several...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 5 Window exhaust

I have a well built 59 AB engine in my '36, the engine was installed in 1954, rebuilt in '60 when a piston broke. The exhaust system is stock '36 log manifolds connected to 2" pipes, stock type...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By blucar
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

An easy fix to dim headlights on a Ford is to make sure all or the wiring/grounds are clean and tight. Add a GM style headlight relay into the headlight wiring. The headlight switch will activate the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935 Radio Mounting

As a general rule the radios in the EFV-8's and later were dealer installed. According to the info on pages 116/117 of the 1935-36 Ford Book the closed cars had speakers mounted in the windshield...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By blucar
Re: Wd-40

I do not know if it still works, I do know that WD-40 was a good starting fluid for 2 stroke engines, chain saws, leaf blowers, etc., have not tried it in over ten years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Pickup High beam indicator light

I converted my '36 to a pull type HL switch mounted on the dash and a floor mounted dimmer switch where the original floor mounted starter switch had been, opting for a starter button on the dash in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Pickup High beam indicator light

I used the HB indicator light from a '38-39 Ford, located between the two instrument clusters, worked great.
Of course now there are several sources for small indicator type lights in about any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By blucar
Re: cooper tires

Throughout the years I have used Cooper tires on many vehicles, never had a problem with them. Had a set of P215/65R15 Coopers on my '39 conv for almost ten years. They were mounted on custom made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By blucar
Re: Engine era ID.

The motor mount spacers mentioned in the above are '49-50 Merc, they go between the pump foot and frame mount. The holes in the truck pumps won't match up with the frame holes, the Merc spacers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By blucar
Re: Locating 1937 Ford Heater Hose

A footnote about my comment in #10 regarding the center placement of a heater in a '30 model EFV8.
With the introduction of the column shift in '40, in '41 through '48 Ford generally placed their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By blucar
Re: Optima 6V battery charge

I have used a "Battery-Tender" on several of my batter's, for many years, including AGM and/or Optama's, never had what I would call a failure. I did have a problem if I left the 'Tender'...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By blucar
Re: Locating 1937 Ford Heater Hose

I would assume that your car is a right side steering car. that being the case the hoses should be on the left side of the cowl.
The standard heater for a '30 model Ford is the hot air, manifold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By blucar
Re: Locating 1937 Ford Heater Hose

The '39-40 hot water heater in my '36 is hooked up the same as it was when I bought the car in 1952.. Turn off valve is in the hose leading from the right side head.
The view of the hose routing is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,086
Posted By blucar
Re: Need some barn HELP for my 36...

I know my comment to this tread is going to sound crazy to some people, I am going to make the comment anyway.
Over fifty years ago I had a friend that had a very nice '36 Ford 2 dr sdn, the car was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 ford coupes- door glass size

As I recall the front door glass for a '36 5 window and a 4dr are the same length, the track is positioned differently between the two cars.
Many years ago the right door class cracked in my 36 5...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By blucar
Re: 8BA in 1937

I have been involved with two installations of 8BA style of engines in a '37 Ford, other than dealing with an adapter to attach the steady rods and the use of '49-50 Merc motor mount spacers, the...
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