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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
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Re: Pedal Glue

I bought an offset pedal from Drake I think it was. Only problem was that it was a different thread than stock, had to drill the pedal bracket out to install the new one. Not stock, but it worked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: reverse eye spring

I put a posies type complete front spring in my 40 pickup, it lowered it about 2 1/2 inches. I purchased it from Speedway, cheaper. I had to shorten my shock absorber links to as short as possible. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,977
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: 40 merc Tudor sedan! What have I done?

save your drop axle money until you try the Posies front spring. Mine dropped exactly 2" with spring alone. I am doubtful the 7;50 rear tire will work, talk to some buddy and try one of his rear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Stuck starter

If your starter ever gets stuck again. Put the car in high gear and rock the car backwards. This has worked for me on many an old Ford. Good luck
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,363
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Update on my 37 Ford - HELP!!!

Hi there: Usually there is a ground strap from the frame to a head bolt. Most of the time it is located above the starter. It is a flat strap, used for grounding only. Be sure to scratch the frame to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Brake/Clutch pedal "slop"

YES, THAT IS A COMMON PROBLEM. there IS A BUSHING IN BOTH THE CLUTCH PEDAL AND THE BRAKE PEDAL. yOU NEED TO TAKE THE PEDAL ASSEMBLY OUT OF THE TRUCK (NOT AN EASY TASK) AND REBUSH BOTH PEDALS. GOOD...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,612
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Tire Clearance | Dropped 37 Ford Pickup

Since you are just in bare frame stage, I would use the old tires until you get it all together with fenders etc., then you can see how much clearance you have with old tires, I would guess you will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Is this crank trash?

I would suggest you take it to a crank grinder and get his opinion. I believe it is worth saving. Good luck. Jack
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Looking for help on interior colors of a 48 Woodie

All the interior metal on my '48 woodie is the brownish/golden or bronzeish color. good luck
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,967
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Frame issue

Looks like a real mess. You should look at someone else's stock frame before you make any decisions. Good luck Jack
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,967
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Frame issue

Looks like you have a real mess there. You should look at someone else's frame before you make any decisions. Good luck
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,984
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: How much oil does your flathead use?

Henry: Don't worry about the oil consumption. It will be less after the engine has had a chance for the rings to seat in. Even if it doesn't get better, so what. On another note, sometimes the mark...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: '38-'41 and '42-'47 Rear PU Fender Difference

I don't know if the bolts/holes line up or not, but I have seen 42-47
rear fenders on 40-41 pickups, but the ends of the running boards need to be widened at the mounting point. This can be done,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,112
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: What happened to my engine???

Sorry to hear of your engine failure, don't despair, it will all work out. You will need some help in removing the hood, it is very heavy and bulky. Be sure to place pads on the fenders and the cowl...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: muffler for a flathead

Dual 28" Smithy's sound real nice. Good luck, Jack in san diego
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: T5 rearend

The Ford Granada is an 8", plenty ample for a flathead and even a SBF. I have an 8" in my 1948 Ford Woodie, a heavy car, no problems. Good luck and welcome to the Forum. You will get lots of good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,834
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Autolite Spark Plugs

I put my newly all rebuilt 59-A in my '40 pickup with everything new. I put in Champion h-10, darn thing didn't act good at all. I finally took them out and put in a set of Autolite as someone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,167
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: radiator fluid in oil in my flathead!

I also would suggest you torque down the heads, add a full dose of Barr's Leak, the one with the metal in it. Good Luck
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Rear shackle bolts and busings

You should follow most peoples advice and use a spring spreader. good luck
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: front end alignment

I always set my toe-in zero to 1/8 of an inch. Be sure you have no toe-out. Toe out causes a shimmy. Good luck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: 39 transmission, shifter pin

The pin must be there. If you have no pin then the lever would spin around. The pin holds the lever in position. good luck
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,173
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: What is the story with this flathead block? Raised intake area

Try hooking up a battery and turn the engine over with plugs in, it should pop uf free. If not, use lots of penetrating oil and let it set and fume overnight, then try again. Good luck
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,400
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Barn find 1940 ford conv. Value

I think 2500 is way too low, I would think that car is worth about 6000 to 8000. You can always start at 5000 and see how it goes, I paid 7200 for a '40 pickup that was in terrible shape, I spent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,410
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Re-arch spring

Hey Fibber: Are your shackles longer than stock? If so, that lowers the car. That is easiest thing to check. Good luck
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By jack in san diego
Re: Applying for title

the truck does not have to be running, and when you get the title, have it registered as a Non operating vehicle until you do get it finished, cost should only be about $15 per year until you...
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