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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By RalphM
Re: 1937 and 1938 cowl sides ?

Usually the deluxe model, became the standard in the next model year. At least during the late 30’s. Fenders, hoods, grille, were similar, but I don’t know about the cowl.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,556
Posted By RalphM
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a Joke.
I told him I would keep an eye out for his package.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,556
Posted By RalphM
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Just had a UPS misdelivery happen at work. Five packages sent, only four arrived, after two days of phone calls, and the UPS guy answering my “where is it” questions by shrugging his shoulders and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By RalphM
Re: Fall In The Rockies

Nice drive!
We are getting snow as well!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By RalphM
Re: Rear main seal

So I know someone has done this.
Tubman, what’s the procedure? Because the top half is in the seal retainer right?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By RalphM
Re: 37 glove box clips

If you will notice in the picture I have one original and one reproduction spring. Not an issue, they both sit about the same.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By RalphM
Re: Just a little nostalgia

Great story Ron!
Thank you!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By RalphM
Re: Rear main seal

Is this with the engine still in the car? The transmission still attached? I would think you might be able to knock the seal retainer around the crank with a brass punch or a hardwood drift.
But I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,143
Posted By RalphM
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

A friend is putting a y block in his 38 ford, heres a shot with the body off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By RalphM
Re: Running 2 carbs on a 3x2 manifold

2x2 manifolds are designed for two carbs, and are not expensive or hard to find. Id keep looking.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By RalphM
Re: Running 2 carbs on a 3x2 manifold

2x2 manifolds are designed for two carbs, and are not expensive or hard to find. I’d keep looking.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By RalphM
Re: 37 glove box clips

Not sure on 37, but 36 has to go all the way behind door hinge hold down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By RalphM
Re: Trying to save a "raised deck" v-8 !!!!!!!

Water obviously hasn’t been in too long, note the absence of rust.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By RalphM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By RalphM
Re: 1936 ford spare tire

Although stock wheel is not 5x4.5 bolt pattern. So it’s obviously been modified. Get one of those wheel spacing gauges from speedway and travel to junkyard, best way I’ve found to search for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By RalphM
Re: Stock cars 1960

Those were the days!
Really exciting for the spectators, notice the tire flying off into the crowd after the five minute mark!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By RalphM
Re: Valve clearance Hot/Cold

Pete,
Is that .011 exhaust and .013 Intake?
I would think the clearance on the exhaust needs to be more than the intake due to the valve getting hotter and expanding more?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By RalphM
Re: steering columm bushing

I’ve heard a lot of guys talk about using a common wheel barrow bearing from the hardware store. Although I’ve never tried it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By RalphM
Re: Flat Black Friday...

I found a video of the one I saw here.

https://youtu.be/jTiK2B88EJs
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By RalphM
Re: Stromburg carb video

Pretty neat video. I’ll bet it took some time to make.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By RalphM
Re: Helmet discussion ?? Info only........

Nice polish job! I never thought about doing that to add I little bling to an early motor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By RalphM
Re: Radiator shops in Houston Texas

I find it amazing that you are able to drive a 48 Ford in all that crazy traffic! I was there for a couple months in 2017/18 and found it difficult at best, in a modern car.
Way different than when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By RalphM
Re: Radiator shops in Houston Texas

I worked at Longpoint Radiator as a teenager, don’t know if they are still around, but worth a look.

Off longpoint and Bingle rd.
Used to be a real radiator shop.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By RalphM
Re: Flat Black Friday...

Our museum curator had one once here that was huge. it was on a trailer and the wheel for it probably measured about 5-6 feet in diameter. It was sure something to hear run!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By RalphM
Re: 36 door handle

Check with the NOS vendors on this website. Off the top of my head third-generation automotive and barnfind08 come to mind,
But there are others. Do a search for “vendor list” there was a recent...
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