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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Calling out a FordBarn member.....a good one.

There should be more of this!!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,946
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Gas 10% ethanol

I am not taking sides, but I can tell you this....If you punch " pure gas " into your computer, a page will come up, state by state, where you can buy real gas. One tip is that, in looking at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,486
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Just bought a '51Merc

The first car I ever drove was my dad's 51 Merc 4 door. No , I didn't have a drivers license, I was only 15. I will turn 75 on my next birthday- you do the math !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By wisbangman
Re: '37 - '40 Rumble Seat ?

Check out the rear view mirror in the last picture of the 37. It's a big square thing ???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Elkhart

A very neat stop in Elkhart, is the Vintage RV Motor-Home Hall of Fame. You can pull up their site, and check them out. They are on the Indy Turnpike. It is a really cool place. You will also be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By wisbangman
Re: 1939 clutch replacement

You will need to jack up the car, remove the rear end as a unit, then remove the transmission. there are bolts that attach the transmission to the engine block. You will need to pull up the floor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,830
Posted By wisbangman
Talking Re: Americarna

My good buddy has a 1934 Lincoln..... and a 37..... and a 39.....and a 67 4 door convertible, and he's not that way. He even lets me park next to him at car shows ! He probably does look down at me...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Mercury Differential

Great news! replace a differential?, or replace a brake drum? I'll take replacing the brake drum every time!- I'm following your Merc. progress with interest! I also, had 2 1953 Mercurys. A custom...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,982
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Found it in my shop

My Dad had a 1953 Caddy. It had Goodyear ' Double Eagle ' Tires. The tubes were like the ones above. The guys at the filling station hated it when he need a tube repaired or changed. They were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By wisbangman
Re: 1939 Truck Windshield frame Painted ??

I had the windshield in my 1939 Standard, replated about 5 years ago. The shop is located in Richmond Va. I think I paid $225. They are an average shop, that I feel, is very reasonable. They do not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By wisbangman
Re: polishing stainless hub caps

Thanks guys, all answers have helped, -51 MERC CT explains the process, but all the answers are great! Thanks again!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By wisbangman
polishing stainless hub caps

A friend of mine took 4 dented, 1939 Lincoln Zephyr stainless hub caps to a respected automotive stainless polisher/restorer. He picked out the dents, and greatly improved the caps, but he said he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By wisbangman
Re: 39 Standard hub cap

Be careful! 1939 standard hubcaps have been repro'ed for a long time. The chrome plating is not the best. Original 1939 standard hubcaps were made out of Henry's rusless steel. Nice ones are hard to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,740
Posted By wisbangman
Re: dec. 7

I am a Vet, a great reader of ww2 books and history. Born in 1944. And yes, lots of younger folks don't remember our history, but how much do we remember of ww1 history it does seem to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,122
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Higher-ethanol fuel a problem for classic cars

If you punch " pure gas " into your computer, a web site will come up indicating what gas stations by city, and state, have ethanol free gas. In Wisconsin and probably most states , premium does not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,905
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Zephyrs loaded to a new home

Wow ! I am glad I did not see them going down the road. This sight would probably have put me in the ditch ! A friend of mine owns to Lincoln Ks, a 34 limo and a 37 limo - He also has a 39 Zephyr 4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By wisbangman
Re: PHOTO of FUNKY CHICKEN TRUCK @ HERSHEY

It would probably lead to eviction or divorce, but I would drive that ! and from looking at the side of the truck, it looks like it did not live very far from me - at one time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,598
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Ancient History

In the 60,s and 70,s people used to say "They sure don't make um like the use to " - and they were right ! the cars of that era were pretty bad ! If your engine had 50,000 miles, it probably smoked,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,411
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Top Wrench

' Top Wrench ' is the head mechanic at the local garage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,510
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Were any of the 40 sedan deliveries built as standards

In looking for supporting information , there is a paragraph on page 140 of ' The Classy Ford V8 ' by Lorin Sorensen. It states that after 1940 , ALL Ford bodies, were made by Ford and Lincoln. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,510
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Were any of the 40 sedan deliveries built as standards

From what I have gleaned from this thread, chances are, if you see a 1940 Ford Standard Sedan delivery, it will probably be sitting next to a 1940 Ford Standard Convertible Coupe!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,054
Posted By wisbangman
Re: How many classic cars got trapped because of Hurricane Harvey?

Many of us watch ' Fast and Loud ' on TV. ' The Gas Monkey ' garage is located in Texas. I wonder if they got hit !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,510
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Were any of the 40 sedan deliveries built as standards

Ford made a ' Standard, ' Sedan Delivery in 1939. They made a ' Standard ' Station Wagon in 1939 and 40, can't be sure about the Standard Sedan Delivery for 1940.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,099
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Gilmore car museum

Hey ! This is the week-end of the Red Barn Show at Hickory Corners. Hope the weather in lower Michigan is decent for Saturday ! Hope you can make it.........
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By wisbangman
Re: Accessory fog/driving lights

I have a pair of Appleton / Lorraine fog lights on my 39. [see avatar ] They were probably a little more upscale and pricey, than most folks would be willing to pay for,for fog's, back in the day,...
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