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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,554
Posted By forty-niner
Re: Shoebox Central's Steering Upgrade Kit?

Have used for the last 2 seasons in Iowa. Also got the larger anti-sway bar.
I'm going to say incrementally better, without getting totally modern.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By forty-niner
Re: transmission slip yoke

Not certain what does fit, but the transmission is built by borg warner and is common to other brands. A Chev uses a different u-joint, but adapter u-joints are available. Ford standard...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By forty-niner
double inlet muffler?

On my 49 coupe, would like single rear exhaust, but not run crossover pipe into right side manifold. Thinking about double inlet, single outlet muffler. Any comments?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By forty-niner
Re: Light socket removal/replacement

Silly me, I took my Dremel and made a new slot in sockets and got new fiber disk and double contact/wire sets at NAPA. Worked OK now for 5 years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,611
Posted By forty-niner
Re: Water Injection

Dad said the WWII fighters he armed had an extra 200 HP for take off over the standard 1000 HP with the water injection. Had a kit on his 40 Pontiac to better use AV gas.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,781
Posted By forty-niner
Re: Transmission tail shaft bushing remover

There is an oil return groove at the bottom, outside the bush, in the tail housing.
Pull the seal, warm up the housing-not glowing or real hot, hook at the bottom so you don't score the bore for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,282
Posted By forty-niner
Re: Anti-sieze on head nuts- yes or no?

I call it Tin Man because the silver stuff seems to get all over me once you get the top off the can
Forum: Early V8 02-05-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By forty-niner
1951 passenger shift link rods

I'm putting a '51 overdrive in a '49 coupe and am told link rods to transmission are different lengths. Could also use bracket to hold overdrive cable at transmission end.
Forum: Early V8 10-18-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 920
Posted By forty-niner
Re: 6 volt electric fan like new

I'll take your fan. contact me for how to pay.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,594
Posted By forty-niner
Re: Oil leaks 8BA>

Another mechanic I used to work with claimed, if something had oil in it, it would leak - the only question was - how fast? There are weepers, seepers, drippers, and gushers.
Forum: Early V8 11-22-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,932
Posted By forty-niner
Re: 1951 Ford car heater assembly

Could be what my 49 could use. Relocated to Iowa, car still in MN. I want fresh air heat. How would fire wall fit be?
Dave Sanderson 612-616-8771 forty-niner67@hotmail.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By forty-niner
Re: Trico rebuild questions

clean gook from between leathers with a pick
use no strong solvents that might dry leather
good luck
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