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Forum: Early V8 03-15-2019, 09:07 PM
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Forum: Early V8 03-06-2019, 04:32 PM
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Posted By J Witt
1936 Phaeton, Model 68

Cordoba tan, tan leather interior, excellent running condition. Less than 2K miles on new Flathead City engine. Not hot-rodded, 1948 industrial block, .060 overbore, mild cam. Original aluminum...
Forum: Early V8 03-02-2019, 09:48 PM
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Views: 385
Posted By J Witt
1936 Model 68 Phaeton

1936 Phaeton, Cordoba tan, tan leather interior, excellent running condition. Less than 2K miles on new Flathead City engine. Not hot-rodded, 1948 industrial block, .060 overbore, mild cam. Original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By J Witt
Re: Ford V8 Rally Cars

Here's a link to the Great Race home page:


https://www.greatrace.com/


Lots of info and a very interesting event. This isn't really a race as it is held on public roads. I think there is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By J Witt
Torchy Blane in a flat head Ford

Comcast has been showing Torchy Blane movies lately. They are full of 30s and 40s cars in pristine condition. Just finished watching one where Torchy (Glenda Farrel) is driving a '34 or '35...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,616
Posted By J Witt
Re: Scam or ledigiment

I had a very good experience selling through Streetside Classics. They moved my Model A in a couple of weeks and the entire transaction was pain free. They are mostly in eastern US and you need to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,412
Posted By J Witt
Re: Painting with Rustoleum?

I painted a '48 Jeep CJ2 with tan (sand) color rustoleum and it came out fairly well and was a durable finish. No noticible change after a year or so, always garaged. Have since sold the Jeep so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,481
Posted By J Witt
Re: How rare is an "August" spare tire cover for 1936 ?

Picture of the one on my '36 Phaeton. Car built in August of '35, near as my research can tell.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By J Witt
Re: 6v Electric Fan Install Info

Same result: with alternator and 6V fan there is enough current for everything, fan, ignition, headlights,fuel pump and brake lights. Mine is 14 inch fan mounted as pusher in front of radiator....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By J Witt
Fuel Pump and ethanol

I have a replacement fuel pump that was purchased about 2 years ago from one of the old Ford suppliers ( don't recall which one). The pump has started leaking around the diaphragm, an active leak,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By J Witt
Re: More radiator questions

Something I do not have is a fan shroud. My fan is a stock 4 blade unit with the tips trimmed to avoid hitting the header tank. My problem is certainly fan oriented, just not moving enough air. As...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By J Witt
Re: More radiator questions

Those are good points. The intake is the same one that came with the car, but I don't have enough experience to tell if it is a stock original. It is aluminum and has a single 97. The engine has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By J Witt
More radiator questions

Some have responded (thanks very much) to my radiator cap question, but here are some more.


Does anyone know of a smaller than stock diameter pulley for the generator. This is the pulley that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By J Witt
Re: Leaking Radiator Cap

Steve, I have installed a Brassworks radiator my car. It fits the mounting holes and has more fin area than stock. The header tank is shaped approximately the same as stock, but doesn't have some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By J Witt
Re: Leaking Radiator Cap

I do have a pair of 165 thermostats in the outlets from the heads (59AB heads). If driven very briskly, these t'stats appear to be wide open, but of course they still have a relatively small flow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By J Witt
Re: 36' grill question. . . .

Here's a photo of mine, taken when I last had the grille off. Just had it powder coated satin black. This photo may offer some help even though it doesn't show both edges.


BTW, I got a hardware...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By J Witt
Leaking Radiator Cap

My '36 has had a leaking radiator cap since I bought the car. It came with a cap, without the wire bail, plus one of the, I think, Drake caps that has the bail. Both leak around the seal surface of...
Forum: Early V8 06-19-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By J Witt
For Sale: Nice '36 Phaeton

Nice '36 Phaeton for sale. New engine from Flathead City, new Brassworks radiator. Older restoration with extensive history. Car sat for many years in San Antonio collection. Decent paint, no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By J Witt
Re: Aluminum radiator ?

So far I'm pleased with the Brassworks radiator for my '36 phaeton. Not an exact copy, but close in appearance and a good mechanical fit into the cramped space in the nose. I have had cool running,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By J Witt
Engine preservation

I recently ran across this article on preservation of stored engines:

http://okigihan.blogspot.com/p/preservationand-storage-of-engines.html

Hope everyone is surviving winter in good shape.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By J Witt
Dan Gurney passes

Dan Gurney died Sunday at age 86 of complications with pneumonia. He was a champion and gentleman in every sense of the words.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By J Witt
Re: Trim rings

The Hirsch spider cap I just got is excellent quality and the fit was perfect.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By J Witt
Need a new radiator cap

I need a sealing cap for my radiator, which is a stock configuration 1936. I am running the 3 psi pressure valve on the overflow and the existing cap isn't sealing well. There some dribbles around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By J Witt
Re: Hot Air Heater???

The engine must be running for the Southwind to work. The combustion is happening at manifold vacuum levels, so if the engine stops, so does the heater. The circuit for the hot combustion products...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By J Witt
Re: Hot Air Heater???

Here are a couple of photos of the Southwind installation in my '36 Phaeton. They were originally designed and built by Stewart Warner. I haven't had any winter weather to try it in yet, but it...
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