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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

I remember after the war there was a shoe box up in the attic of our farm house in Wisconsin full of folded up tubes of those lead containing wrappers. That was a very heavy box. Then I was told of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 32 front wheel shimmy

I would check toe in first. It's a major cause of shimmy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Shackles? Can I build a set?

I've got 4 each shackle bars that are 2 1/4" center to center on bolt hole. The holes are are the typical square type. If interested pm me and you can have for the cost of the ride.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Center piece of windshield molding for converts and wagons

Sorry about that. Haste makes mistakes. Thanks for correction.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: '47 front gravel pan bumpers

Here is a picture of the wiper control plate. It is 1 5/8" long.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: '47 front gravel pan bumpers

The brackets for the fog lights shown in #1 are the Ford supplied brackets with their fog light kit. The type with the serrated adjustment are aftermarket.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: '47 front gravel pan bumpers

Your picture on the left are mount brackets for Ford fog lights. They are hard to find as complete as yours are.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 46 ford glovebox

I have an original 1946 "FORD PASSENGER CAR SALES HANDBOOK" which states the following. Light in glove compartment on SUPER DE LUXE only.

It does'nt seem to be listed in any other publication .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 60 hp oil pan what is the difference

No they are not interchangeable. '37-'39 rear seal is a slinger and the '40 is rope. The rear of the early pan has a large radius cut out and the '40 pan has a small cut out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Shock link size question

1941 rear shock links are 4" long 78-18055-A. Your fronts are correct.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: hurricane

Here in Lafayette we lucked out, sort of. We were on the edge of the cone and had numerous bands of wind and rain all night and this morning. Officially just below 60 mph. My big rain gauge was past...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

This style antenna was a carry over from 1941-42 for convertibles and station wagons. It was one of 3 types available. The second was a side cowl mount which is the hardest to find again specific to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 1933 Dymaxion

As a short coupled airplane the Luscombe is a prime example. Having owned and flown a Luscombe 8A for several years I learned early on that a Luscombe had to be flown until the prop stopped. I never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: v8-60 transmission help

The v8-60 commercial trans uses the same gearset as the big brother in the regular cars. Thus it has the larger input shaft that uses the big brother clutch and throw out bearing. So it has a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Carb rebuild instructions

The carb model 92 is the Holly that was used on the 1940 V8-60.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Push Choke and Throttle Rod (Wobbly)

Did'nt see your post til this am. Here is a picture of the clamp arrangement on my "46 convertable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Push Choke and Throttle Rod (Wobbly)

I don't know of anyone now supplying those pieces. Years ago Drake did have them. The "L" you can easily make from a piece of sheet metal. The clamp may be found at an auto parts house that has a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Push Choke and Throttle Rod (Wobbly)

There is supposed to be a clamp at the firewall where the rods come through. Should be a hole for a screw next to the firewall hole.
It consists of a 90 degree metal "L" bracket and a small metal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Elgin road race

I saw the car at the 1988 meet also but did'nt get the ride. Talked to Roy about about the build. It was a beautiful car , very well done.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,410
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Been in hospital 4 Spinal Surgery

I had my triple by-pass 15 years ago along with 4 stents and they are all still passing inspection yearly. Great heart doctor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Installing stainless trim on 46 runningboards

I never have slid them on. Usually line them up on the length of the board and slap (press) them in place. They will snap in place with out too much force. This was done on NOS running boards and NOS...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Emergency BrakeCable

Tim, that piece is what's left of the end of the cable housing. The housing end goes through the bracket and is held in place with one of those clips as used in various places on the brake system...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Emergency BrakeCable

What you see here is where they torched off the cable assy that runs from the hand brake lever to the bracket on the torque tube for the radius rods. The clevis end is still attached to the cable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: My junkyard find

They make dandy period type grinder stands. I take a scrap ford wheel and cut off the outer rim even with the center section then weld the axel housing on top of the center wheel section. I cut off...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Torque tech.

After reading that a bolt stripped threads during torquing with a torque wrench I just wanted to remind everyone that a calibrated tool may not keep its calibration forever. Having been in aircraft...
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