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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Here's an interesting one. English Model 14. Its not Mine.

Mart, Thanks for posting that. I love to see what Ford had to offer across the pond! That particular car seems to be a true time capsule of the past. I have no idea of prices for these cars but the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-09-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Carb rebuild kits?

Ken has retired from re-building. I bought parts for my 47 Ford less than a year ago. I see that he is still selling parts from his stash on the Early Ford site. Try to reach him at:
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By Bob-93021
Thumbs up Re: At the local show

Beautiful! Looks like something that could have cruised down Van Nuys Boulevard back in the day! -Bob
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Remote master cylinder fill

I also wanted to have a remote reservoir for the MC on my 47. The old air cooled VW's had the MC down in the tunnel. They had translucent plastic reservoir mounted up under the hood with easy access...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-15-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,715
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: 6 volt generator light question

JimN, glad system is charging. Depending on driving habits and loads the 6V system is ok. I recently got my 47 on the road and was wondering about the 6V charging system in driving conditions....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: HELP Setting dual point distributor

Setting points seems simple. However, point gap, dwell and timing are all interrelated. Probably best to send it out to the pro's who use a machine and can run it in a bit.
If you want to set it up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Need to replace headgasket

Hi Walt, Good suggestions above. I think first thing to do especially if you suspect coolant in oil is to drain immediately and inspect.
I will assume that you have studs. Try to localize the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-02-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Fuel Guage Adjustment - 68 Mustang

Marcus, I do not believe you have the old King Seeley set up. A couple years back the fuel gauge on my 72 Mustang stayed on empty. In this case the sender was bad. From everything I read it works on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-12-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Carb Spacer

I agree that the phenolic spacer would be a good option. I had to make one 40 years ago for my 55 so that I could add a PCV system to meet CA emissions. I do not remember all the details but I made a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: 1947 Sedan rear brake drums

Thought I would give a quick follow up on the rear brakes. Found a local repair shop that was familiar with the brake drum and hub assy. Drum cleaned up at .020. Went to install drum over the new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Fuel inlet fitting

Found this page awhile back. Nice info about line to pump and pump to carb sizes and fittings over the years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: 1947 Sedan rear brake drums

Charlie, Thank you! I went to their web site and see that they work on the older cars also. I will assume that you asked about arcing shoes and they do not. Not a fun drive to get there but stopping...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: 1947 Sedan rear brake drums

Superreal, talked with a mechanic friend about turning drum. his machine does not have the thin arbor like Rich posted above. After looking over my uncut drum we think best route is to find someone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: 1947 Sedan rear brake drums

CAS, I agree withyou in that I want someone who has experience with these drums –they are different. I am not familiar with brake lathes and how theywould center the drum. I believe I can come up a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By Bob-93021
1947 Sedan rear brake drums

I am finally rebuilding the rear brakes on my 47 sedan. I riveted on NOS brakelining that I had and bought and installed new wheel cylinders. All went together just fine. I wanted to have the lining...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,383
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: '41 ford trunk compartment light

My trunk light in my 47 sedan was not working. From the wiring diagram I see that it gets it power from the tail lamp circuit. I found the Mercury switch was defective. I would like to rebuild the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-11-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,553
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: 302 and auto trans. in 55 Ford

JeffB, Thanks for posting the pix. I am not changing anything but found the pix very helpful in identifying what I have since I have several AT with unknown transmissions - B
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,825
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Don't be too harsh on me. Neglected flatty fire up.

Thanks Mart, Cool car and thanks for sharing. Totally enjoyed driving on the other side of the road! Cheers - Bob
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,875
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: The Rarest 40'....

Kube, Awesome car and great write up in Early V8 times. Also thank you for sharing you knowledge on these gems! - Bob
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-03-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,653
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: '55 Ford car instrument repair

Daves…. Thanks for sharing your dealing on restoring your instruments. Overall it seems that Williamsons Instruments has done good for you. Like you, I do like to have more feedback and updates since...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-30-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: '55 T-bird bucket seats?

Grumpy, Since I drive an old (1967) MGB I find the original seats very comfortable. They mount to a flat floor and could be a possibility for you. They would have a vintage look to them and are...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-12-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 875
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Unfortunate News

Yes, the CA fires have taken quite a toll for us. Fortunately it did not affect us. I have never deal with him but I will send him a kind word. So sorry to hear about this. - Bob
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-16-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Road Forced Balanced Tires

JW, Love your 56 wagon. I knew of static balance and dynamic balance but never under load?! This is new to me. Looks like it worked for you. I do not understand how they rotated the tires on the rim?...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-15-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,435
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: everything shuts down

If you have an accessory Amp meter? That could be a source for problems you describe. Had one in my 55 years ago and it had heavy wires going to it. All power to the car ran through it and its...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Bob-93021
Re: Speedometer Replacement 47 Fordor

After going over lubing the cable etc. and if you are sure your speedo is bad I would suggest to have it repaired or find an OEM replacement. I have had a speedometer and a mechanical temperature...
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