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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Kube
Re: '40 bumper jacks & handles.

That's odd. In my copy of the '40 book, the index lists "bumper jack - handle" page 1-71. Sure enough, there it is!
Handles were the same for both of the jacks you mention.

The parts book only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Kube
Re: uphostery

Jerry, Thank you for informing those that have not yet acquired the personal experience that you have.
Just from the samples I'd received from Cartouche, I was turned off. It is more than apparent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 308
Posted By Kube
Re: 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe rear spring shackle bolt installation

40Larry, in my opinion, nailed this one on the proverbial head.
I, like Larry it seems, can picture exactly what the original poster has run in to.

Nothing needs to be loosened nor does the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Kube
Re: Mitchell overdrive in 36 ford coupe

You'll need to cut the floor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Kube
Re: 1939 Deluxe Ford headlight buckets

Dave, You are correct of course. The inside was quite a bright shade of silver paint. I can't find a good photo to post here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Kube
Re: 1939 Deluxe Ford headlight buckets

51MERC has this correct. Buckets were painted in full gloss black. Reflectors were silver plated.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Kube
Re: wheel adaptor plate

Frank, Speedway did sell them. I'm not certain if they still do.

Be certain to have the plate balanced prior to having a wheel / tire bolted to it.

If you don't, any imbalance in that plate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 906
Posted By Kube
Re: the build

I'd experienced a catastrophic failure of one of the new repop fiber gears just a few years ago. DESTROYED a fairly fresh (less than 1000 miles) Merc engine (1940).
I use ONLY NOS gears - both...
Forum: Early V8 06-15-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By Kube
(3) "roller" rims and tires 36 - 39 NICE stuff!

Yes, another bargain as I won't ship.
All three for $50. Tires are nice, not rotted. Wheels are VERY nice.

I'm located minutes from the Illinois / Wisconsin border.

SOLD
Forum: Early V8 06-15-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By Kube
'39 -'40 FRONT CHASSIS super nice

This is one heck of a nice (complete) front chassis.
Brakes and drums are good. King pins were replaced a few years ago.
Steel is smooth, not pitted.

You could actually install this entire...
Forum: Early V8 06-15-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By Kube
'39 Deluxe hood - a beauty!

This one is NICE guys. I'm thinning out the sheet metal stash. Priced cheap as I won't ship.
Braces are straight, threads are good. The sheet metal is SUPER STRAIGHT.

I'm located minutes from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By Kube
Re: Vacuum Bleeder?

I prefer a pressure bleeder. A good quality system can be found for under $100. Making an adapter is simple.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Kube
Re: 1940 Ford Convertible Wire Loom Routing

Just for clarity... ALL convertibles had these brackets and were bolted to the frame in this area forward of the dash.
Why some brackets had a hole in the left side and others did not requires...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,056
Posted By Kube
Re: looking at a restored 36 ford coupe

I agree that IF a guy buys a car and breaks even when selling, the cost of ownership was quite reasonable. It was not "free" as it costs monies to store and maintain, insure, etc. Still, the fun...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Kube
Re: 1940 Ford Convertible Wire Loom Routing

Brackets are there of course - they, as you know, mount the body to the frame. NO hole in either side.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Kube
Re: 1940 Ford coupe spare tire brace

Yes, it is structural. How much support it offers? I have no clue.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Kube
Re: 1940 Ford Convertible Wire Loom Routing

I just went out and looked at the '40 convertible I am currently restoring. I had to look as the CRS is setting in. Anyway, NO hole in this one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Kube
Re: 1940 Ford Convertible Wire Loom Routing

Well, yes, not exactly like other models but it works.

I tend to think Fords routing in that area was not of the best design - too much going on in a limited area.
Still, it works.

The few...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Kube
Re: 1940 Ford Convertible Wire Loom Routing

I route the wires just like any of the coupes I've restored. There is, as you surely know, a small wire clamp that fastens to the frame and keeps the loom in place.
I have restored (5) '40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Kube
Re: 1940 Ford Convertible Wire Loom Routing

I am guessing what you are describing as "L" shaped bracket" is the dash panel mount to the frame. Yes?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Kube
Re: 46 rear brake line pictures

Here are some "before" (prior to restoration) pictures of an unmolested '46. These should help you replicate what Ford did.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Kube
Re: 1940 Deluxe Convertible Top Cover

It did not originally tuck. Rather, it was snapped at the top edge of the rear backrest.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Kube
Re: Carburator or Fuel Pump stock V8 Flathead

From the symptoms you'd described, this is not a coil issue.
I'd replace the accelerator pump.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By Kube
Re: head torque method?

Listen to Ronnie...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Kube
Re: 1938 Woody Transmission Cover

Good advice indeed.
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