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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 369
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

You don't mention grounds. Make sure you have good (clean shiny) grounds everywhere including between your fenders and the body and the body and the battery. What you describe happens often with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: What years are these hydraulic backing plates???

My vote is for 39-41. Not sure about 42s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Roadster Windshield Pivots Not Holding.

Maybe a little valve lapping compound on the cones to help them bite into the mating surface?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 40 horns

If you are talking about a passenger car, deluxe or V8 (std) they mount on the inside of the LH inner fender panel, the bracket has 2 bolts into the panel and 1 into the frame.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 21 stud flathead

33 and 34 blocks viewed from the front are different from the 35 and 36s because of the vent to the pan. The cavity on the passenger side of the block is more shallow due to the vent coming down to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: '40 Ford interior questions update from 4-23

There you go V8 Bob, just what you needed! We are lucky to have the 40 expert available here!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: '40 Ford interior questions update from 4-23

This sounds like a Kube question. I did that with my coupe but don't remember much about it. If you need close up pictures of the parts riveted on for the vent I will do what I can without removing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,884
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

Looks original to me, it conforms to Kube's description of the lip that is above and below the bumper.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 40 Door Hinge Right Mirror

Kube, actually my car is very late but maybe the hinges sent up to Iron Mountain were first in, last out. Mine is a June car with body # less then 500 from the end. I do know that the drivers side...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 40 Door Hinge Right Mirror

Kube, my original 40 wagon LH top front door hinge was made to accept a hinge mirror but not the RH side. (RH mirror on any 40 is kind of a waste of time unless you have a passenger to watch it for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: 40 Door Hinge Right Mirror

Phil, If you notice that the LH hinge that is made to accept a hinge mirror has a flat machined on it and a threaded hole for a screw that allows the mirror to move with the door by fixing it to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Dash lights 40 deluxe.....

You can take a female bullet connecter and connect the 2 wires taking the switch out of the circuit, this way they will come on at their brightest when you turn the headlights on and the wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,447
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Oversized Brake Drums

Doesn't even need to be an at fault accident. My son was T boned by a car that ran a stop sign (totalled a fresh restoration of my old 56 Chev pickup) 100% fault of the person who hit him. He was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,667
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Should I be concerned?

I agree that the 3.00 rear is a bad choice for that combo. If the price is right and everything else is good, it isn't a huge deal to swap out the entire rear end for another. Go see how it drives....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

Pete, did you read the instructions on the Big Flats website? The proper size rivet for the correct size hole is important.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

I think you could do it with 2 people. There is a company called "Big Flats Rivets" and at Hershey I bought rivets and bucking tools and different tools that go in an air hammer to either make a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Rear brakes 40

I didn't notice that the wheel cylinder was on the wrong side, probably both. Nice catch KGS. Should check the fronts and install all 4 new ones correctly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Drake '40 tank

I have 2 NOS tanks and putting one in my 40 coupe was a war, putting the original back in my wagon was a war. The one I put in my 40 convertible I sold was a war. Those tanks were dropped in from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: It ain't pretty but no light comes through

Hey good for you. I am impressed you did so well with little experience. I have welded stuff since the mid 1960s and I can tell you my first few jobs didn't look anywhere near that good!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Is lead still needed?

Lead was added to gasoline in the 1950s when high compression engines were pinging and needed the lubrication on the valves. You don't need an additive. If you ever have to rebuild the engine you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Rear brakes 40

Don't grind on those "bumps" that have been kissed by the shoes. Those hold the drum together. Only 40 drums have this so those are original or had been replaced with 40 drums. Later drums can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,884
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

Since those are junk anyway you might try something I read about years ago. If the issue is that they seem too "narrow". Somebody wrote that you could lay a towel down on a surface like a work...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Newbie to forum, and Ford.

Dave, an important issue with the old Fords are the rear axles. When the rear hubs are correctly installed they are VERY hard to get off without using the correct KRWilson hub puller. So if they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Newbie to forum, and Ford.

Dave, welcome!! I have 2 40s, a deluxe and a V8 (standard). There are a lot of guys who would do as little as possible on that car and maybe take it to an Early Ford V8 Club National meet when they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By deuce_roadster
Re: Best way to fix this header

Once bolted to a block it might be difficult to get in the right position to weld with a TIG or MIG. I like the idea of bolting it to an exhaust manifold for more room. A lot will depend on how...
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