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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By FortyNiner
Re: 1936 Ford pickup

Are you looking for just the patterns or replacement glass?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Period correct fire extingusher

The ones I've seen were mounted on the floor by the driver's door.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Mid 50s F-100 parts

They are a favorite of the 53-56 truck crowd on the FTE site. I've bought a couple items from them and was satisfied with the transaction.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Bullet Wire Connector Help

Rhode Island Wire carries those connectors.
http://www.riwire.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,475
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: shipping frustration

My experience has been exactly the opposite. Everything is luck of the draw to results: distance, shipping point, and status type.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,475
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: shipping frustration

Things that always worked aren't working now. I cannot know exactly what is causing the problems but any package handled by the USPS can easily see unexplained delays at most every stage. Don't see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: 46 light switch

I've had better luck inserting and seating the shaft before turning on the mounting nut.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Cloth wiring options

Or you could buy cloth covered wire in various colors, in a number of tracer patterns, by the foot from RIW.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By FortyNiner
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Cloth wiring options

Another Rhode Island fan. They also sell the various bullet connectors and terminations.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,313
Posted By FortyNiner
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,670
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

No test stand here. Everything done on the car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Adapting An OE Gas Tank Sender Unit

I would keep a close watch for leaks. No way is a toilet seal going to last with today's fuel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Speedometer 1950 F3

The cable has a threaded collar on both ends. Undo them and pull the cable out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Water pumps

I bought new from Dennis Carpenter and have been pleased with the fit and performance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,535
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: What to check on a 46 Mercury

The biggest issue is rust. Best to check the trunk floor - especially if it has the tool compartment feature, the running boards, and the rocker panels. The bumpers look better than new and may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Your input/thoughts appreciated

Could it be the speedo cable?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Lug nuts stuck......

Get a longer pipe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Off topic but a Christmas sentiment

Author! Author! Bravo.!

I am so stealing this- with proper attribution, of course.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: 1950 sedan dash wiring

I haven't worked on a 50 sedan but on a 46 Tudor removing the dash made rewiring much easier. There were still connections to be made on the firewall after reinstalling the dash but all doable. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Any advice for a newbie?

Thanks for the correction, Elmo. Good to know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Any advice for a newbie?

The gotta have books would include:
Rebuilding the Famous Ford Flathead by Ron Bishop (he is active here as Ol' Ron
Ford Flathead Engines - How to Rebuild and Modify by Thacker and Herman

I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: Any advice for a newbie?

Yes you can - just take KiWin's advise and let the rebuilder install the valves. Do you have any of the reference books?

I did what you are considering. It did help immensely to have a brother...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By FortyNiner
Re: 8 volt battery in a 6 volt car?

Even the conventional 6 volt lead acid battery from Napa has 600+ CCA. The whole 8 volt 'solution' is just misplaced thinking to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
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