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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,182
Posted By OldDad
Re: glasspacks

Hey BobH,

Too bad the old man is no longer with us, as I'm sure he could answer your question, and I'm willing to wager I have a pair of those glass packs on my '40. These were installed by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 662
Posted By OldDad
Paris to Peking Rally in '40 Coupe

Make that "Peking to Paris" -- oops!

Saw this on the BBC news this morning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01csk2m

Part one of four, according to this:

http://peking2paris2013.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,750
Posted By OldDad
Re: Definitely NOT your Average '38 Truck

Henry Ford (and Charles Lindbergh) received the Cross of the German Eagle in 1938:

Rumors circulated in the early 1920s that Ford was pouring money into the Nazi Party but Hitler denied the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,339
Posted By OldDad
Re: '40 Wheel cylinders/brake fluid

Russ/40, I have had the same experience with DOT 5, mine done in 1985. I won't use anything else. It is true that you will have leaks if you have any questionable connections. I fixed those, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,646
Posted By OldDad
Re: Query: what do you call this tool? I need one

Used the half-assed pair of pliers on my Swiss Army knife on those things myself. I think a good set of fingernails will work in a pinch. But a bad case of corrosion may alter the equation . . .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By OldDad
Re: 40 Ford Windshield Wipers

Never had one off, and I would imagine the lack of response here is for similar reasons. Always looked like one of those "assembled at manufacture and don't mess with it" items to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 29,989
Posted By OldDad
Re: 6.00X16 radial conversion

Not my first choice, but the OP wanted to know what was available. I assume the "Electric Cars Only" might become an issue finding someone to mount them on an obviously non-electric vehicle. Another...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 29,989
Posted By OldDad
Re: 6.00X16 radial conversion

Oh, and I did read one review of the Bridgestones on an old Ford (pickup, I think it was) on here a while back -- he said it was the best change he ever made on his truck. But I have no first-hand...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 29,989
Posted By OldDad
Re: 6.00X16 radial conversion

Did a little research on this one a while back, and found the Bridgestone Ecopia 195/80/16 here for $125 a piece (!)

http://www.onlinetires.com/user/vehicle/tires/allbrands.html

However, as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,590
Posted By OldDad
Re: Oil pressure

Thanks for injecting some sanity into this thread, Ron!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,162
Posted By OldDad
Re: Gas news. Problem I dont know.

This thread has nothing to do with old Fords, but I'll raise my glass of hard cider to Johnny Appleseed and W.C Fields any day!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By OldDad
Re: seatbelts for my '32 pickup

I'll go with something to slow my head down on its way to the metal dash. I don't expect to survive any head-on collisions. So, three point belts for me. Seat goes with you though, so pick your own...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,808
Posted By OldDad
Re: Fuel regulator

Does your Korean Holley regulator work, Ron? I've used those whenever I need a regulator, and thought I had figured out which one to buy!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By OldDad
Re: windshield wiper oil/grease

Put silicone grease in mine in 1985. Worked fine after sitting from 1986 to 2009. $99.83 cheaper than Ficken, but I have no doubt they provide an excellent service.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By OldDad
Re: Zephyr Transmission 26 T Gear Set

Didn't stop my half-sister from breaking the 26T in my '40 driving with high heels back in the '60's!

I find them ideal in my "heavy" '40 with 3:78's, and routinely climb the mountains around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By OldDad
Re: 40 standard to 40 deluxe:

There is a steel surround spot-welded inside the fender to reinforce the taillight mounting area, and provide the actual mount for the taillight. I copied the shape from the driver's side, hammered...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,312
Posted By OldDad
Re: 60 Year Old Flathead Hot Rodding Letter

And, to beat an old horse, here's an article from March of 1955, promoting the engine balancing service at Tim's Precision Engines. Note the ad for "Blair's Auto Parts" on the lower left (Midas,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By OldDad
Re: Like Father, Like Son, Like Grandson

Atta boy! Pietenpol after that one!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,711
Posted By OldDad
Re: Searching for History on Race Flathead from So Cal

Cleaned up my block a bit, mostly to see if there were any obvious cracks, which I'm glad to say I don't see any. When I saw Neal's pictures of his newly-acquired block last year, I thought mine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,312
Posted By OldDad
Re: 60 Year Old Flathead Hot Rodding Letter

Here's a pair of 1966 water pumps to go with that 1963 stroker kit from Almquist. We picked these up when BOTH pumps gave it up on a trip in the '40 when I was six years old. Found the receipt in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,180
Posted By OldDad
Re: Lincoln-Zephyr Gears

Ah, but Tim, you have that "free" '40 zephyr trans to start with, so you've got a leg up already!

I think all the fragile talk comes from the typical abuse these things received in the old days....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,747
Posted By OldDad
Re: Invisible Bell Housing

OK, the plus .250 was the missing link there. I'm no machinist, but grew up around it, so I've got you now. I think you have the right idea here, and I'd rather trust a machinist to get this right...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,312
Posted By OldDad
Re: 60 Year Old Flathead Hot Rodding Letter

here are some pictures of hardtops at vallejo calif during the 60s and after they went to 305 cu max OHV motors. were flatheads in the 50s. i spent alot of saturday nights there. pitted for bob...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,312
Posted By OldDad
Re: 60 Year Old Flathead Hot Rodding Letter

Old wives tale...We turned 315 ci flatheads 6500 twice a lap and 10 race programs before freshening up. (and still do) That's a 1/2 inch stroke.My last flathead was 323 ci and is still turning 6500...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,747
Posted By OldDad
Re: Invisible Bell Housing

Boy, I'm making a mess here with two threads on the same topic, but here goes. Sounds like a much simpler and less expensive approach, Pete. The block as it currently stands has only the two holes...
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