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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,669
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Mystery Car

how about Hupmobile? In the Minnesota Street Rod Association "Linechaser" that I received in the mail today, in the "Did you Know" column there is a picture (drawing) of a Hupmobile that is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By swedishsteel
miss(tery) solved

Car, etc: '36 5 window, '36 21 stud with Eddie Meyer heads and dual intake with 2 97's, potvin cam, 4 speed nonoverdrive s10 tranny, Bubba rebuilt dizzy and Skip rebuilt coil. A year or so ago I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,060
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Barn & shop total sell off ONE LOT only $$$$$$$

Upside of having an auction--you get rid of ALL of it in one day. Downside--you can't draw the number of buyers that want that kind of volume of parts, in other words, supply far exceeds demand. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Sunday Morning Quickie: Tool Time. Lets talk 3 leg axle stands.

On that stand the number of legs had nothing to do with it bending in the middle. three legs will never be rocky rocky like four will. The width of stance in relation to the height and the overall...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,321
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Battery purchase & best shut off location

I have a '36 tudor humpy. I glued a plastic battery box to the floor in the trunk and bought the biggest tractor 6 volt battery that would fit in it. Used welding cable for cables and used battery...
Forum: Early V8 03-14-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By swedishsteel
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,671
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Mig wire type

I've used ESAB Easy Grind. From what I can find/read it's "softest" mig, making it somewhat easier to grind when doing body work. I haven't had much luck moving it much with a hammer and dolly, but...
Forum: Early V8 02-29-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By swedishsteel
1935-36 car windshield frame

I have eight windshield frames in varying conditions, as listed below. All are seperated, the threads in the connector bars have been chased, as have the threads for the crank out hinge. I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Tool for removing tapered parts

Did a little search and found that KD Tools and OTC have similar ones, look stronger than the one on amazon. I refuse to buy anything from amazon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Blast media

i use generic silica sand that Menards handles--about $5 for 50 lbs. Have tried glass beads, and that black stuff. Glass beads worked good on aluminum with lower pressure as it isn't quite as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,523
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Wd-40

I had a 7.3 idi diesel that had sat for a couple years and when I tried to start it, fuel wasn't getting through the injection pump to the injectors. A diesel injection service told me that parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

When I built my '36 21 stud, I used aftermarket heads so the original studs were the wrong length. I went to my local Auto Value and, at the time, could get a variety of studs. It's been several...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,584
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Adventures in gas tank restoration. '36

I have a D6 caterpillar that plugged the fuel line up--discovered the tank had a LOT of varnish and gunk in it. Did some research and learned that lye works good as a cleaning agent, so I put about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Liner/bore question.

I bought a '36 tudor that came with a boat load of extra parts the previous owner had had the original '36 LB block bored the cylinder walls out to water and had sleeves put in to make a 239 cu. in....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Mouse motor check it out

I have two that were almost like that--valve train stuck on both. One has been soaking in used diesel oil for three or four years as I haven't had time to work on it, the other is sitting on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: It is getting harder to find basic parts at the auto parts stores anymore

I used to buy a lot of stuff of ebay, but not anymore. I can usually find the same item for less cost, often from the same vendor. The "free" shipping is added to the price. And ebay automatically...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: cooper tires

They are one of only a handful that are still made in the USA, one more reason to buy them. I just bought a set for my '01 Jimmy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: White wall care

We have three sets of Diamondbacks- they instruct to use Simple Green and if a blemish/stain doesn't come off with just the soap, use some very fine sand paper. Has worked for us for close to ten...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: OT 8BA to Jeep

I'm working on a '67 Mustang and haven't totally ruled out putting a '51 Merc flathead in it. Had a six in it originally. Have a 351w as well, but..............it would be fun at cruise nights!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: 36 5 w

These are drain ports for the windshield opening. Not sure where they drained originally but I ran a hose down inside the kickpanel area, drilled a hole in the bottom of the cowl and the hose sticks...
Forum: Early V8 10-12-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By swedishsteel
Forum: Early V8 10-11-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By swedishsteel
Columbia two speed--your way

Have a '39 Lincoln Zephyr Columbia two speed only, no controls. It is complete with torque tube, drive shaft, u joint, trailing arms and spring. It has Ford backing plates and hubs/drums, drums...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,173
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A little info from the delivery person perspective: I was a rural mail carrier for 30+ years, retired a year ago. Yes, misdeliveries happen; easier than you think when you have 150 packages in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: 1936 Rear window gasket question

Originally that rear window rolled up and down. If yours doesn't it has been changed, so do what ever you think will keep it from leaking. Rod
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Removing cylinder head on 8BA

A few years ago a friend told me when attempting to loosen a rusted/old/stuck bolt or nut to try to tighten it just enough to move it before attempting to loosen--I think that's what Ol' Ron means in...
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