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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: 34 Bob Drake Grill racking

Known issue. Castings of that type will warp from internal stress or from being removed from the die.



Drake does a pretty good job of qc and rejects/repairs that issue almost all of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Karl Wescott
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: 32 ford roadster

Simply cutting the main arm and lengthening the front arm will result in the irons fouling the door opening when lowered. See pix.


It is possible with a much more complex modification of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Need 1933-34 panel delivery rear fender info

My understanding is the 1/2 ton panel rear fender has the same shape as the pickup fender, with a big cut-out on the inside to clear the wheelwell of the panel. There may be additional mounting holes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: 39 Ford/Mercury parts

The "Green Bible" is of chassis parts and will be of little help with body parts... You need a copy of the 1939 and 1940 body parts books.


As to what "will work" is a matter of trial and error...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,840
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: NEW products available thread

Just got into production some (fiberglass) garnish moldings. These have the inside flange that goes against the glass.


Doors, 1933 5 Window,
Quarter, 1933-34 5 Window,
Back window, 1933-34 3...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,840
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: NEW products available thread

Just got a photo from Tom Bay, R&J Enterprises of his new stock firewall for 1933-34.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,312
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Help with a family issue

The question is acceptable risk.


The two major concerns.
1. Vapor build up in the passenger compartment. The stock Ford design vents under the truck and the fill cap is sealed. If everything is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,877
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

That is part of it. The more important part is when (not if) there is an overfill it is on the ground and less hazard to deal with.


If you are filling a metal container it should be grounded to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,877
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

A gas can stored in a well sealed trunk is imho a bad idea. A fuel tank in an unventilated trunk is a worse idea. The gas can needs to be vented for pressure relief with temperature changes. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: 1936 Pickup Bed Questions

md8810 pretty much nails it as to the construction and structure of the original bed.



I would NOT use a metal floor under the wood as it would tend to hold moisture. The reason the wood floors...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Swapmeet in Idaho or Montana

Spokane Wa, July 10-12. Yes its Washington but only 30 miles or so from Idaho. Also the Inland Empire chapter EV8C has a car show at the same time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Top iron identification

2/3rds of a 1933-34 Phaeton? The header bracket looks 1933-34 but is not roadster. Look at ebay item:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Industria Argentina

At risk of hijacking this thread, A good friend of the family Jim Davis (rip) of Portland was a buddy of Tommy Traylor in the early days. Jim would fly out in September meet up with Tommy who would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: 40 door hinges replacement

If your hinge is in overall good condition, do not replace it.


Acquire a 3 ft length of 9/32 drill rod (O-1 tool steel at McMaster-Carr). Use this to determine that the upper and lower hinges...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: 1937 and 1938 cowl sides ?

1937 and 1938 standard cowl sides are, as near as I can tell, identical. 1938 deluxe and 1939 standard used the exact same sides, with the addition of fender mounting holes with captive nuts behind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,742
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Warning about c&g

Just to find out what is going on...


Original hydrostatic used a 6 screw on 2" circle.
Early Ford electric used a 6 on 2-3/4" circle.
Late (most street rod) uses a 5 on 2-3/4" circle.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Wind Wings 31 Roadster [fell off]

I have been running repro brackets on my 1932 for 22+ years with no problems.


I did relieve the inside of the clamp brackets (facing the glass) with a die grinder for a cavity for the rubber pad...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Glove box liner for 36 coupe

Update: There is a new supplier manufacturing these in the US. They have the 1933-48 coupe/sedan and 1935-56 pickup glove boxes available. Most early Ford dealers should be able to get them (us...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: 1932 Ford Frame

Dont know the exact weight, but years ago when my back was still young a friend and I hoofed a bare frame with crossmembers a mile through the Portland Swap Meet to the parking lot.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,625
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

First, serial numbers and VIN numbers are not the same thing, though a serial number is most often the VIN. Each state can issue its own VIN.


Now for speculation... "DR" for a "Dealer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: 36 window replacement - step by step guide

Whiskers were a 1936 innovation, 1935 used bumpers on the bottom of the garnish and bottom of window opening.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By Karl Wescott
Attention a MODERATOR, Sticky the 36 window installation thread

Could you consider a sticky for the 36 window installation thread.


Its that good!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: Convert 1939 Pickup Headkights to Sealed Beam

The best way is to find a pair of 1940-41 Truck/1940-47 Cabover headlights. These were seal beams with the same bucket as the 1938-39.


Otherwise go with the kit you found, I am not sure these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By Karl Wescott
Re: 35 Ford cpe running boards

Beware,


Most non rubber covered repro board are not formed correctly and are straight from the front to the back. There should be a shallow arch front to back matching the line of the bottom of...
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