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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:58 PM
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Re: 1937 Deluxe Turing Four-Door Sedan value?

Good luck selling. To find any buyer at any price will be a challenge. 30s Ford market is very soft to non-existent. Just sold a restored beautiful 36 woodie and had to take about 1/2 of what it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:45 PM
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Views: 512
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

That's right, natural gasoline distilled from crude straight run is still around 60-70 octane which is why the compression ratio of 30s cars is so low, usually around 6:1. You could buy gas with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:23 PM
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Views: 68
Posted By mrtexas
Wood varnish color match on 49 woodie

I'm very pleased with the varnish color match on the leading edge of my doors. Leading edge was rubbing against the fender so had to grind down the edge a bit to make it fit. Can see in picture but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:15 PM
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Views: 84
Posted By mrtexas
Too low of 49 front end

I have a Fatman front end on my 49 woodie, a hot rod with a 302 Ford v8(for those not liking hot rods go one to the next post). Tired of scraping the underside on bumpy Houston roads so installing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1934 Ford Sedan Delivery

It costs $2,000 to have Model A mechanical brakes restored to like new by Snyders. Had two sets done. Makes a Model A stop on a dime. Can't imagine 34 would be any less.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

How true that ethanol absorbs water. Ethanol is not blended in refineries where the gasoline is made. It is blended at the fuel terminals and stored in tanks with a domed roofs so water won't get in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Well 90% of 87 and 10% of 113 gives me 89.6 which is slightly above mid grade. How do you come up with 91/93?

"In terms of its octane rating, ethanol has a rating of 113. "...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Rear Disc Brake Conversion

This place will install user provided rear disc brakes if you let them convert your rear axle. The only problem is when I talked to them about it they couldn't tell me what worked. Still considering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,324
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Don Orasco Selling Out Question?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/dbodevco/m.html?item=123933351453&hash=item1cdb00de1d%3Ag%3A%7Eb0AAOSwNotdnRXc&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

Octane is a rather mysterious and technical subject. Higher octane means more resistance to igniting by compression rather than spark. Igniting by compression gives knock, a sound that can be heard...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

70 octane would be OK as compression ratio is very low like 5-6. Modern motors are 10:1. Super is a waster of money. What is the octane rating in Auckland? Research octane? Here in the states it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By mrtexas
Re: turn signals

IMHO the best one on the market. I have two with one of them on a car I sold. The blinky seems to have all the features of the ET but more money and looks more period....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By mrtexas
Low cranking voltage

I have a 49 woodie hot rod with 92 Ford 302 and AOD. I'm installing a FiTech fuel injection unit on it. Had the hardest time getting it to start. Contacted FiTech and they suggested low cranking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Aod in 1950 ford 8ba

I have an AOD on my hot rod 49 woodie with a 302 mustang engine. When I let off the gas at highway speed or 40mph the throttle stays constant. I have to put on the brakes to slow down at all. AOD...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By mrtexas
Re: rear signal lights.

IMHO best one on the market
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By mrtexas
Lee Kelly

A while back when I was restoring my 36 I had Lee Kelly work on the instruments. He converted the temp gauge to LED for me. Last time I called he had a stroke. Any news? Someone else converting temp...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,942
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2019, 05:12 PM
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Views: 131
Posted By mrtexas
Extra wires on wiring harness

I got a complete set of wiring for my 41 when I bought it but didn't get a schematic for only the dash harness. The tail light harness had extra wires for turn signals which is handy however the head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By mrtexas
Sticking float valve

Got a sticking float valve on my Ford 59 carb. Same as Stromberg 97? What is most reliable style of valve, current one is viton? Where to buy from?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By mrtexas
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By mrtexas
49 windshield install

Installing a new windshield rubber on my 49 woodie. The rubber comes in two pieces. Had it 99% done and discovered the center rubber pieces didn't line up good enough. So I worked both glass's a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,815
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Risk of using old (over 10 years) tires

Just bought another collecter car. Tires were 07 and 11. Bought a new set of tires. Cheap insurance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1941? Rear brake hub & drum

No need to replace hubs if they are good. Hubs with good drums are hard to find. I like the MT products drums, they are very good quality and I used them on my now sold 36 and my 41. They use modern...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1934 Deluxe 3 Window

There is a % to the buyer and seller. More like 20% of the total. I'd guess the seller got $14k less than the buyer paid all in. So seller got $62k and buyer paid $76k.

A Saturday auction slot is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,428
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 40 Ford Juice brake performance

Best thing you could do is get a pair of bendix brakes for the front. At least the fronts would stop you.
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