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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By RalphM
Re: 41 Ford rad support

That looks way different than the one he has. And the one he has looks different from 42 to 48. Support cross bar on 42 to 48 is pretty flat.

Is 1941 a one year only?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By RalphM
Re: 41 Ford rad support

Not exactly flat, more like a channel with flanges, but yes, mounts on each side with two bolts/nuts. Then the radiator support sits over the center hole. A rubber pad goes between them, then bolt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By RalphM
Re: 1936 Hub caps fit a 1938 sedan?

Although not correct for other years, of the wide five hub caps, 1936 are the best looking ones IMO.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By RalphM
Re: Paint & clear coat

I painted base/clear once to replace the bed on my wife’s pickup. As I remember It did change the paint color a shade or two, I wouldn’t say darker, but different.
That was the only time I’ve ever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,416
Posted By RalphM
Re: First Flathead Build

Water pumps will have to be rebuilt so no reason to blast those. If you send them to a rebuilder they will take care of all that.

Heads are built differently because the distributor bolts to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By RalphM
Re: Future V-8er??

That is a memory you will keep forever!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By RalphM
Re: head bolt sealant?Exhaust cross over?

Are use aviation permatex to seal the head bolts or studs. It works very well. U
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By RalphM
Re: What have I done?!

As Clint Eastwood said “ A man’s got to know his limitations “

I know this is beyond mine
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By RalphM
Re: What have I done?!

“Very seriously reconsider what you are contemplating.”

If you have the time and $, why not? They are certainly not making any more of these. Always a good ing to have one more on the road.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,440
Posted By RalphM
Re: What are the must haves for you're shop?

I’d be happy just to have a roll up door for getting cars in and out of it easier. Opening and closing the two 8’ x 12’ insulated doors gets old fast.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,306
Posted By RalphM
Re: 59AB Cooling System Advice Needed from the Experts (not an overheating issue)

I torqued my aluminum heads to 50-55 as recommended by Edelbrock(using Edelbrock heads)
I think 40 is a tad low IMHO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By RalphM
Re: Another dumb question...1948 "turtle"

Not if your driving this car!

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/wy/WYRAWcarfronts_alvarez.jpg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,306
Posted By RalphM
Re: 59AB Cooling System Advice Needed from the Experts (not an overheating issue)

You should not have any problems running standard bore gaskets. My .080 over 52 Merc engine has them. I didn’t give it a second thought when assembling that I would need “big bore” gaskets.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By RalphM
Re: Priming engine with oil

Napa sells an inexpensive oil pump that is used with a drill motor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,289
Posted By RalphM
Re: Warning

“State warns public not to eat fish in affected areas. “

I don’t know, I would think the fish would be well pickled by now! :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By RalphM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By RalphM
Re: 15 inch wheels

Do they make those in 16”? And what are they called?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By RalphM
Re: 8BA interest.

What are the French blocks going for? Although a bit of a morphodite from old and new style blocks, they are still NEW flatheads.

But I’m sure the ones your working on Tod will have many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,289
Posted By RalphM
Re: Warning

I went to the local NAPA for a carburetor kit for a 2bbl Holley. Not only did they not have a kit, they couldn’t even look it up for me. But they did have a phone number to Echlin Div, which I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By RalphM
Re: spindle bolt lock pin woes

Are you hitting the lock pin in the correct Direction. Also it must be out in order for the king pin to move up and down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By RalphM
Re: 40 Ford rear in a 32 chassis

My spring is a posies reversed eye super slide for a 1940. It works really good .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By RalphM
Re: 40 Ford rear in a 32 chassis

“The wish bones for the 40 do not have to be shortened. Both the torque tube and driveshaft must be shortened and the lug for the torque tube relocated on the torque tube. The dimensions I used are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By RalphM
Re: 40 Ford rear in a 32 chassis

I found it easier to install a 1940 rear crossmember in the 32 frame. Of course I flattened it so it wouldn’t sit so high.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By RalphM
Re: 1936 Coupe Rear fenders

I would think it would be easy, as an 80 year old fender albeit new, is not going to be perfect.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By RalphM
Re: '48 Ford horn-missing!

Yes, some horns have the small center button, and some have the large chrome ring. I never thought about it but I’m sure they are designed differently
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