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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Optima 6V Battery Mounting Options

I used a block of wood, like Newc

Tubman’s solution looks good, but agree price is a bit too much
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Emmit51
Re: ID air filter please

The one on my 51 fordor is exactly as Tubman describes. Has original decals and bronze color with no ribs on top part
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,131
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Did I finally find a GEM?

Yep, my trunk mat shattered into a million pieces.

As Tubman said, replacements are hard to find, at least for 51. I think there are repro for 49 and 50.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,131
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Did I finally find a GEM?

Nice coupe! My 51 has original interior and everything you mentioned about yours looks original to me
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Introduction to my 50 fordor

I also had a 51 Fordor in high school, and drove it through college. Stiil have it and nearly have it roadworthy again
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,706
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Introduction, Hello my '51 Club Coupe

Great car! My 51 fordor also still has original interior. Trying to get mine roadworthy after sitting for ahout ten years. Covid shutdowns have prevented me from getting much done this summer, but I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By Emmit51
Re: '53 Fuel Sender

I just went through the same process with my 51. Tank full of rust, underside of sender also rusted and not moving, float completely dissolved (chemically etched by rust, I'm guessing). Just finished...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,939
Posted By Emmit51
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

The way I always check is to accelerate up to ~40 mph or so, and by this time will be in 3rd. Let up on the gas pedal, you should feel the car go into a higher gear (lower RPM, less acceleration...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,902
Posted By Emmit51
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Still sober

Well done, that takes considerable discipline
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Where to get 51 Ford Custom fordor trunk mat

Thanks Tubman, I’ll keep looking.

Regarding you maybe having an extra, take a look post #6 above, just checkin’
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Where to get 51 Ford Custom fordor trunk mat

bringing back an old thread..


I'm looking for a trunk mat for my 51 Fordor. I see repro mats are widely available for 49-50. Anyone know how much different these are from 51? Could they work...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Emmit51
Re: 1951 Ford Club Coupe Gas Tank Replacement

I was looking into this earlier when thinking of replacing the tank on my 51 fordor. The problem is the diameter of the original king seely unit is bigger than the hole in the repop tank. To use the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,387
Posted By Emmit51
Re: 1950 Mercury new member

That cleaned up nicely, great car!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By Emmit51
Re: over the fender creeper

Guess Iím cheap too :D

Using old beach towels on the fenders right now
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Flatty Friday: Mart keeps plugging away on that old motor.

Hey Mart, love your videos


This is the new one, right?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd4pBpVIKQ0
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Is the brake master cylinder filled through a hole in the floor?

Check your wheel cylinders and flexible lines, probably seals all shot
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,731
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Maiden voyage accomplished!

Beautiful. Great job!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Emmit51
Re: 52 heater switch?

short in the wiring or switch?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,126
Posted By Emmit51
Re: 1933 essex terraplane. John Dillinger's favorite car

I'm a bit younger, but my 51 ford was my daily driver to college in the 80s. Got a lot of attention, also by campus police who took offense to the blue dot taillights. I had a set of regular red...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,558
Posted By Emmit51
Re: What gloves are best for working on car

I started using gardening gloves from the local discount store. Cloth gloves with rubberized palm and fingers. Solves the sweat problem and the rubber fronts make a good barrier to grease or solvent
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By Emmit51
Re: Copper in oil?

How sure are you it is copper? From the post sounds like it could just be copper colored stuff. Is it metal filings, or just sludge?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By Emmit51
Re: slack safety

Safety glasses have saved my eyes many times. Always a good idea to keep em on
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,631
Posted By Emmit51
Re: gasoline

Yes, gasoline is hydrophobic, but when ethanol is added, it becomes more hydrophilic. "pure" gasoline, which is made up of many types of molecules and additives, absorbs water, but very little. When...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,631
Posted By Emmit51
Re: gasoline

As Tubman said, very dangerous. I also dont think it will be that effective. You will likely absorb as much water into the gas as you get ethanol out. Thermodynamics are against you. I teach...
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