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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,976
Posted By alan
Re: Turn Signal Buzzer

jseery is right, did this to my 41 truck, the buzzer was lowd enough to wake the dead, toned it down with a piece of tape
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,284
Posted By alan
Re: Finding and installing a thin wall sleeve for 37 Ford

where are you located? I have a set of sleeve installers from a ford garage, consist of a large steel plug with a handle that fits inside the sleeve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,930
Posted By alan
Re: carburetor on 8ba

look on the other side of the float bowl and see if any number/letters are there
8BA 49-53
59 46-48
21 29 late 41-42
91 99 29-41
there were a few other numbers/letters on 53 merc...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By alan
Re: 1940 Station Wagon outer door handle spring Help!

I also have a box of NOS door springs and have helped others by them sending me a pencil tracing of the broken spring. I have a 40 wagon also
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By alan
Re: Pickup cab interchanging

not at all, make a bolt pattern where the fenders attach to the cab and lay on new cab and mark. you will have to remove the fender mounts for the later fenders and then bolt the cab to the frame...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By alan
Re: Pickup cab interchanging

differences are mainly in where/how the front fenders attach to the cab, I have a 47 cab on my 41 and have helped others to the same. what about repairing your 41 cab floor sills? northern classic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By alan
Re: 41 wheel wells

I am sure you are aware that woodie bodies for Fords were made in Iron Mountain and then sent on a skid to the final assembly point. The floors pans and most probably the wheel wells were painted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,426
Posted By alan
Re: 1939 Distributor Problem

is the distributor located on the pass side of the engine? 39 distributors are located on the front of the engine. I believe you may have a 49/53 engine in you car--head has some numbers/letters on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,991
Posted By alan
Re: Reground crank and bearings install question.

time for some plasti-gauge to check the actual bearing clearances
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By alan
Re: Body panels for 42-46 1.5 ton truck

to put the tilt window in you will need a 39 back truck cab, at least the cowl, windshield and roof area. during WW2 there were some Ford cabs made like that. doable but a lot of work
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By alan
Re: 1940 Jack Storage

I believe that the jack was stored in a burlap bag and placed in the tool compartment in trunk
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,561
Posted By alan
Re: How the heck do you charge an otima red top battery

I have had very good luck recharging a dead optima battery with a slow charge low amperage charge. I use a battery maintainer that I buy from tractor supply around $20 on sale
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,572
Posted By alan
Re: Snogo truck for sale

cab looks like a 42, not a 52? price is right for what you have, too many undone projects for me to consider it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 31,977
Posted By alan
Re: Will all Veterans please arise.

EN2, diesel engine mechanic, 71 Series GM specialist. short time aboard DD756, USS Beatty, Did two years aboard MSS-1, a experimental minesweeper--look up operation Endsweep, for some details. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By alan
Re: Kinda like those 150.00 jeeps and harleys

when I restored my first 40 tudor, I bought almost all mechanical parts from a dealer who had WW2 surplus, bearings dipped in grease, wrapped in cloth, dipped in cosmoline and the coated in wax--...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By alan
Re: Barrel type starter drive

information off the box that starter drive is in

Weldon, 108835C 10T CCW, I purchase mine from my local rebuilder.
Auto Electric
864-233-8387 ask for Glenn
Forum: Late V8 11-05-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By alan
3-two intake for 302/ 351 windsor

complete triple intake with carbs, linkages, fuel rail, air cleaner-one piece type. 289/302 $750 with the adapter to mount this on a 351 Windsor engine-$900. complete clean parts, numbers on carb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By alan
Re: Oil Pump Test

I will assume it is a 39/41 A engine, these engines do not have a rear seal, just what we in the paper industry called a lambryth seal--really just a set of slingers that push the oil back to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By alan
Re: Barrel type starter drive

I have used three so far, 8CM-ok, 59AB-would not work-stuck in flywheel, tried a totally different starter with "modern drive" it also stuck. changed to USA built old style and works great. all on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,626
Posted By alan
Re: Help with Block ID

looking at the engine again it could be a 59AB as it has dual belts, is there a raised number on the engine bellhousing, what numbers/letters are on the heads
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,626
Posted By alan
Re: Help with Block ID

the tag under the drivers sides head bolt-does it read 99
?, if so this is a merc/truck engine that has 95 hp in 1941. I have three of these engines, one is in a 1941 former army fire truck, one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By alan
Re: 39pu door rollers

look very carefully at the roller pictured--that is all there is, pull back on the larger round piece (compressing the spring) and you will see that this metal roller fits into the groove in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By alan
Re: 1940 that had sat awhile.....

the rings were stuck and gradually the crud holding them moved out thru the oil changes. I had a 51 truck engine with 34,000 miles, been sitting for a long time in the woods, soaked the pistons with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,986
Posted By alan
Re: Engine stand

V8coopman--need to drill a hole for the stop otherwise you will not be able to position the block
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,490
Posted By alan
Re: 2015 Moonshine Festival, Dawsonville, GA

there was a big rod run up in Charlotte, NC that same week end and I am sure some people went to that.
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