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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By blucar
Re: 40 mercury flathead with columbia 2 speed

A little added info on Columbia's and carb's.

The '42-48 Columbia's are better units than the early units. The electric over vacuum shift controls from a '46-48 makes the Columbia's very user...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Ford Passenger Pickup Front Fenders

I think it has been stated to you before that you should drop/discontinue the phrase "Passenger Pickup..
The 35-and later Ford pickups are just pickups, except for the '38 and later Tonners.
You...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By blucar
Re: 1938 Station Wagon / Defroster vent question

To the best of my knowledge the '39 and earlier, ie; any vehicle with a crank-out windshield did not have builtin provisions for defrosters. Ford did not offer hot water heaters until 1939, prior to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By blucar
Re: 1939 pedals

Most of the aftermarket master cylinder conversions I have seem leave a lot to be desired, the big problem is that they tend to hang below the frame, and therefore are an eye sore.
Converting to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By blucar
Re: exhaust manifolds

I ran a muffler shop in Eastern Idaho in the early/mid fifties. We were dealers for most of the well known performance equipment, two of which were Douglas and Belond. The Douglas line was mufflers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By blucar
Re: 1940 Ford Convertible Top Frame shoulder bolts

I had to have the top iron bolts made for my '39 conv. Originally they were chrome plated, the replacements I found did not have the correct shoulders and the heads were small. I had a machine shop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By blucar
Re: what are the differences between 1948 rear diff vs 1936 diff

, The '48 differential is not a direct swap into a '36. The '48 is a longer wheel base car than the '36, therefore the torque tube is longer, additionally the '48 is 2" wider than the 36 and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Ford rearend gear ratio and speed

One of the rules I try to follow is; solve problems, don't create them. That said, trying to purchase a used 84 year old rear end in lieu of new components that are installed by a good mechanic does...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935-1936 Ford Running Boards

I had a pair of NOSR running board SS moulding's that I bought over 15 years ago for a project I was involved with at the time.
I had made a comment several months ago in a tread here on the Barn,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,289
Posted By blucar
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

I was with my father when he drove the '52 out of Stoddard Ford in Idaho Falls, ID..
In 1954 my father traded the '52 in on a new F1, six cylinder, three on the tree, Sea Foam Green, I hated that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,289
Posted By blucar
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

My '36 has had an OD, Columbia, under it since new.. Believe me an OD under a EFV8 makes the car into a very nice, economical vehicle. even with my well built engine I have gotten as high as 22 mpg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,289
Posted By blucar
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

eagle43.. If i have read your tread correctly, your '52 had a floor shift and you are converting to a column shift OD trans.
Many years ago I restored a '37 Ford 1/2 ton.. I used a '47-48 Columbia...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,289
Posted By blucar
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

My father bought a new '52 Ford F1 with V8 and an overdrive trans. the gear shift was on the column.
I loved that truck, I put thousand's of miles on that truck driving around Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,272
Posted By blucar
Re: 1949 Ford State Police car

I don't recall ever seeing dual exhaust on a flathead V8 Police car.. Most police cars were used for local, urban patrol work, therefore they did not get involved in high speed pursuit work.
The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,272
Posted By blucar
Re: 1949 Ford State Police car

I worked part time at a Ford dealership in Eastern Idaho in '49-51. As I recall the police cars were very similar to the taxi cab's, heavier duty suspension cooling, very sparton interiors and HD...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By blucar
Re: 2 brush generators with a fan

The fan on my '36, 59AB engine with Offie Super dual carb manifold, is a cut down '39 two brush generator. I add a little engine oil (20-50 Castrol GTX) to the oil hole on the top of the housing when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By blucar
Re: Arvin 74 H heater for 1938 wagon

Before I moved to So Cal in April 56 I operated my '36 in Eastern Idaho, Wyoming and Utah, in temps in the low -30's. The '39 style heater did an excellent job in my car. The heater in my car has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By blucar
Re: Arvin 74 H heater for 1938 wagon

I think the Arvin heater you have is to large for a '38, I would suggest you take Kube's offer for a '39 heater..
My '36 has a '39 heater mounted on the passenger side of the firewall.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By blucar
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 45,331
Posted By blucar
Re: Opinion on PCV valve for flathead?

The vacuum ports on most EFV8 intakes are generally 3/8" to accommodate vacuum for the distributor advance and wipers. The vacuum to operate the Columbia OD is tee'd into this port which is located...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By blucar
Re: 35 cabriolet rumble lid to trunk

My '39 conv has a rumble seat, last year to have one. I had the trunk area, including the deck lid, completely upholstered to match the passenger interior, same leather. I do not have the seat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By blucar
Re: 1938 Firestone whitewall tire pressure

Ditto..
I just responded to the same question (s) about tire pressure on '53 model year Chrysler. The owner of the vehicle was running 24 psi on bias ply tires, had questions why the car handled so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By blucar
Re: 41 mostly stock 6v posted ground - adding a fan

A lot of people have the mistaken believe that an engine should run a temp 160 degrees or lower. Prior to the advent of lower emissions on vehicles, the recommended temp's by most manufactures was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By blucar
Re: changing to later steering wheel

I have a '36 Banjo wheel hanging in my garage, the spokes are flat with about a 1" dish to the center. The '39 wheel has bent spokes with a similar dish.

I think the '39 wheel will fit onto the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,736
Posted By blucar
Re: Cornhead grease and steering gear oil.

I have used STP/Motor Honey in the steering gears on old cars for over 50 years, works great. The STP is a little hard to pore into the gear box in it's natural state. I sit it out in the sun for...
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