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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '40 rear brake question: How snug should the drums be on the shoes?

I have to disagree on the first part. I don't consider Ford's first hydraulics to be an improvement at all. The Hotchkiss brakes were less efficient than were the self energizing cable brakes, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '40 rear brake question: How snug should the drums be on the shoes?

Well shucks, that makes sense, but with my '38 mechanicals, I have to accomplish the pressure differential with adjustments at the shoes. I'll have to look again, but I don't think there is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '40 rear brake question: How snug should the drums be on the shoes?

I've found that rear brakes must be set somewhat looser than front brakes to allow them to begin a skid at the same time as the fronts begin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1946 Ford Custom Deluxe Police Car From Cop To Cop

You can't name a model that hasn't been used in law enforcement.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By ford38v8
Re: drum puller

All these cheapo pullers can end up costing you an axle, a drum, or worse. Two points of contact guarantee it to wobble under the wrench, and that's when things start going south.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Celebrating the 4th of July, Alaska style!!

So they clean it up good enough to get next year's permit, right?
Trash Alaska quick and let the good times roll. :(
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 32 Ford drag link question.

Mart, I believe that the link is placed with the short end toward the steering box, thereby centering the adjustment points.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Wet sand blasting??

Id say let someone else go first. Both sandblasters and pressure washers are well designed and very effective if used correctly by themselves, so why mess with success?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 4th of July.

Well, I'd still be carrying my 6" steel rule in my pen pocket, but I ain't got nuthin 6" to measure anymore. :mad:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 4th of July.

Early Times was my father's rotgut. He'd pass it to me for a shot that would give me a shiver you couldn't fake. For me today, Makers 46 is my poison if any at all, and I just might break it out on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 4th of July.

Shows my ignorance too. I never knew they did away with fifths. Tell me, do they still have half pints and pints? My father was never without his half pint of Early Times! On paydays, he'd splurge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,473
Posted By ford38v8
Re: What Is This Bolt For?

Send the rookie gopher after a left handed monkey wrench.
The substitute tool room attendants would get similar requests also.
My older brother caught me on that one once, but I took so long...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By ford38v8
Re: NOS parts

We tend to think the great ones will be there for us whenever we need them forever. I don't know the state of Dennis's health at the moment, but wish him the best. One of the best people in the hobby...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By ford38v8
Re: holly 94 rebuild kit

There is only one power valve in your kit. The other similar unit is a spark valve that installs on the outside of a later Holley to control the distributor advance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Scammer Alert !

Agreed. You see the symbols in their advertisements and think of the double edged swords they are waving around. The targeting of those certain groups shows contempt for them as marks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Different Temps! Different Sounds!

With the heater valve turned on, there will be a larger volume of water pumped through the passenger head than is pumped through the driver side head, which, all things being equal, should result in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 35-36 truck grill lacing

David, Don't apologize for being an eagle-eyed judge! It is exactly the attention to correct detail that makes or breaks a great car, not the big dollar body/paint jobs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '35 Generator and cutout Temperature

I'm tempted to say it's normal but Kube will bash me if I say that.
What the h*ll, bring it on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By ford38v8
Re: LB block repairable (or can it be)?????

This is not within my experience, but I'll venture my opinion that the conversion of a pre-LB block to accept inserts would be a more logical investment than to try to salvage a block that is known...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Benson Ford shiphouse

Certainly not off topic! Ford history is not off topic. Thanks for posting!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Hot cutout on 36 ford

It's doubtful you'll find anything under the hood to be less than 150 F.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1937-39 std headlight lens numbers...?

While the buckets are the same '37 through '39 Standard, the 78 lens is specific to '37, and the 81A lens to '38 and '39 standard. The '39 DeLuxe bucket differs, and takes a 91A lens.
You can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By ford38v8
Re: To be or not to be a 1936 club cabriolet

My uncle did that not only to his car, but to the living room couch. Sticky, hot, ugly stuff. Protect it for the next owner, never mind your own discomfort!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By ford38v8
Re: To be or not to be a 1936 club cabriolet

I fail to see the point in making a decision based on a dollar value you may sell it for after you have no more use for it. A similarly illogical car related decision used to be to put ugly clear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 52 Flathead rebuild

Ol' Ron, and/or other engine rebuild experts: Flathead engine internals is one area that I am not familiar with. I have heard, though, that torquing the heads will make the cylinders egg shape. My...
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