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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Major brake adjustment procedure request

Marshal, The lower " adjusters" are just eccentrics to center the shoe in the drum. Adjust the upper adjuster until you get a drag, then raise or lower the shoe with the eccentric until it reduces...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Ford V8 crankshaft removal

Front of flywheel catching on oil pump drive gear cover? remove flywheel.

Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: 302 in a 35

What's the difference in a 5.0 Ford engine and a 302 Ford engine?
Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: 36 steering gear adjustment?

You can only adjust it straight ahead. The slop on the right and left is in the design,
Center the box and adjust it snug, no bind that's all you can do.

Then center the box and adjust the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,495
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

You're right, Every body is entitled to their opinion, It's their car they can do what they want. If they ask for advice you should give it to them and not have to be put down for it.

Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,495
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

Tinker, I said cable brakes 37 & 38,

Rods through 36, cable 37 &38, hydraulic 39 & up.

Same to you Tinker.
Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,495
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

I have been a mechanic and worked in shops and Ford dealers since I was 14 years old.That's about 69 years experience. I have a lot of experience freeing up and changing frozen brake cables. Why do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,495
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

What's your experience with cable brake Fords? My first V8 was a 37 Ford coupe with cable brakes. Rear cables were rusted solid. My Dad, a mechanic all his life wouldn't let me drive it until I put...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Help ID this Rear End Please

Looks like Andy got it .

Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 994
Posted By bbrocksr
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,495
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

Hi Gayle,
I just finished converting my 36 pickup to hydraulics, couldn't be happier.
Twice the brakes with half the foot pressure. I used the Lincoln backing plates by Boling Bros/ MT...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Hydraulic brake questions - 1932 Coupe

Marshall, Check your master cylinder pushrod free play. It has to let the piston return all the way to uncover the port in the reservoir. If not it won't take on more fluid or return excess fluid....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Hydraulic brake questions - 1932 Coupe

Marshall, When the hydraulic fluid enters the wheel cylinder under pressure the piston with the least resistance will move out pushing that brake shoe out. When the resistance increases the other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Anything for a cluster gear

I Thought 49-50 merc took the same bearings as 48. Didn't they change in 51?

Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: More New Sheetmetal Products for Pickups

Your'e right, third generation has them.

Thanks, Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: More New Sheetmetal Products for Pickups

What do you think about a transmission cover plate for a 36 pickup? mine is pretty rusty and cut up.


Thanks, Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Spring Shackles

I used the Speedway shackles with urethane bushings and they didn't last very long. I replaced the bushings with oilite bronze bushings.
There is a lot of horizontal pressure on those bushings as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: 36 frame from a 60 motor

Yes, take out the 60 front mount brackets and drop it in.
Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,183
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Whats up with this bearing?

That is a bimetal bearing, steel back and a tin/babbitt layer. They fatigue easily due to the thick layer of tin/babbitt.
Use a trimetal bearing like a Clevite 77 they are a hi performance bearing,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,721
Posted By bbrocksr
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: 59A oil pan.. what is this?

That bump was caused by the flywheel rubbing. The metal gets hot and moves. kind of like any dent in sheet metal there will be a bump on the other side. It's also probably worn thin in that area. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: 59A oil pan.. what is this?

The channel was caused by the flywheel rubbing on it. Either the pan got pushed back or too much end play in the crank.


Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Lincoln brakes

Thanks Coopman
Bill
Forum: The Test Forum 03-06-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: lincoln brakes test

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By bbrocksr
Re: Lincoln brakes

I was able to move the hole in the backing plate down about 1-1/4 " and drill a new hole for the lower bolt on the bracket. I will have to make the upper half of the bracket larger to cover the the...
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