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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By Fordors
Re: BEST Ford Beam Axle Spindles

The Altered class had some basic rules, the most important being the engine was limited to a 25% set-back as measured from the furthest forward spark plug. Center steering permissible, street...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By Fordors
Re: Ford ran 2/3 cars at the 1035 Indy 500?

The water pump was driven off the camshaft where the distributor normally resided and there was a cockpit mounted magneto that had a right angle drive and cable coming off the nose of the crank....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,239
Posted By Fordors
Re: Ford ran 2/3 cars at the 1035 Indy 500?

Lew Welch was the money man behind the Novi and he called out some of the specs for the bottom end. He wanted the three main crank and also the rod and main journals the same as Ford dimensions....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Fordors
Re: Identifying Lincoln brakes ,

Thanks to Jason, somehow I omitted the years when I described the deepest backing plates.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Fordors
Re: Identifying Lincoln brakes ,

I can't be sure from your photos, is that backing plate offset about 3/4" deep? If so they are '42-'48 Lincoln and will fit '37-'48 spindles. If deeper than that then the mounting holes should be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Fordors
Re: Never seen this before

Great to hear, it would have been a shame to waste a fresh rebuild.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By Fordors
Re: Need a source~~~~~!!

John, what is the need for a spacer? Might not be what you are after but some will make one from phenolic or even plywood as an insulator to prevent fuel percolation. Phenolic is rigid, plywood less...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,239
Posted By Fordors
Re: King Pins

Didn’t Ford OEM bushings use asbestos, while the aftermarket substituted rubber?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,033
Posted By Fordors
Re: How many lost their deposit $ with LeBaron Bonney

Just my take on this as a complete outsider, I have no skin in the game but I Googled the company and learned a few things. LeBaron-Bonney started operations in 1938 and went into antique automobile...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Fordors
Re: Urgent RMV issue for Massachusetts Car Guys

Well said Tubman. Massachusetts, just like Illinois has a variety of plates that are used as revenue generators through the extra cost for issuing and renewal. MA uses four character plates for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Fordors
Re: Bronze Bushings, removing and installing professionally

If a bushing is in fact an Oilite bushing it will have had oil impregnated in it during the manufacturing process. Oilite is made by a sintered metal process where powdered metal is compacted to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By Fordors
Re: I hope a barner won this auction

3D printer? No, just a modeler with some serious sculpting skills. Resin bodies have been around for a long time and they fill a void. An unusual car or a car that might only have a limited...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By Fordors
Re: Camden Supercharger

The Camden flathead kit along with their other V8 offerings were dropped when the company was sold quite a few years ago.
They had Chevy small and big block kits, Buick, Chevy and Ford V6 kits but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Fordors
Re: Bubbas web site 2019 changes

Jim, in view of some of the troubles you have had with unidentified items sent your way I think that you might add a page with suggestions on packing and making sure senders place a brief note...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By Fordors
Re: Tod?

He has mentioned that the foundries have been screwing him over and at this time he is backed up machining 4 banger heads and intake manifolds for Snyder’s. To get around the foundry hassles he is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Fordors
Re: Mallory magspark model ignition ycm

The Mallory YCM 275 E is for the '49-'53 flatheads. The YC means it is mechanical advance only and the ZC series were mechanical and have a vacuum brake. If your distributor has a jumper wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Fordors
Re: Need Dimensions for 1932 Sedan Rear Window Moulding

I can’t measure width and height dimensions at the moment but I can tell you that the depth of a 5 window garnish is 1 3/8”, with the Tudor and Fordor being shallower at 3/4”.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By Fordors
Re: 32 PU steering box tilt adjustment ?

My “opinion” was expressed earlier. While not as expedient as your solution it is a safer alternative as well as being the way the factory accomplished it. Your truck, your choice, but above all stay...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By Fordors
Re: 32 PU steering box tilt adjustment ?

With some careful thought the holes can be elongated and in no way would this procedure be considered a hack job on “....a good stock frame”. The low mileage steering box you have substituted may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By Fordors
Re: 32 PU steering box tilt adjustment ?

When you changed the steering box to the passenger car box did you use your pickup pitman arm? The correct pitman will have a B stamped on it. If you have a pitman stamped A then with the steering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Fordors
Re: Is this a 1930's Ford window crank assembly?

1928-1938 Hardware and Trimming Supplies book shows it as 78-702701-A, left hand: ‘37 Tudor, Club Coupe and Fordor (front door), fits same applications for ‘38, also includes ‘38 Coupe and Sedan...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Fordors
Re: 32 Ford Front end Alignment

Without knowing the history of your car is it possible you have a pickup or Station Wagon pitman arm? The pitman arm serrations are clocked differently to accommodate the shorter cowl used on '32...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By Fordors
Re: Axle position 34 ford

It sounds as though you are asking about the rear axle, it is in front of the spring allowing for a lower vehicle profile.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Fordors
Re: Box of window winders 1932?

That’s what I was thinking too. They do look much the same, with the difference being the length of the arm.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,077
Posted By Fordors
Re: Dual Overhead Cam Flathead

I think you are referring to Uncommon Engineering in the Indianapolis area, he does a lot of one off stuff for flatheads and Hudsons. He was also building a clone of the Novi V8 too.
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