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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By 51504bat
Re: Best radiator for a Ford 302 in a 47 Tudor?

Several choices from several different sellers offering aluminum radiators on the low end price wise to Walker or Brassworks on the high end with brass radiators that can be custom configured...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Generator or alternator ?

Go with a single wire GM alternator. They are available in both wide and narrow belt configs. The y bracket bolts onto the stock manifold. That's what I did when I converted to 12 volts. Easy and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-04-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Re-drill Brake Drums

rottenleonard on the HAMB used to sell jigs to re drill axles but the link he posts doesn't work. Here is another link that has info about re drilling axles. I assume but don't know that they would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 52 Flathead Radiator

When I ordered my radiator from Brassworks a couple of years ago they were 7-8 weeks out. Don't know if business is slowing or if Lou was finally able to get more qualified help. He told me getting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Best electric harness on the market??

YNZ Wiring
https://www.ynzyesterdaysparts.com/
(909) 798-1498
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-01-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 52,290
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

Complete build thread over on the HAMB. Not your typical '55 build by any means.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/the-wagon-ford-shoulda-built-so-we-did.1182313/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 8 ba

The 4 inch crank has value, again if its good. Always a crap shoot with flatheads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Does anybody restore temperature gauges?

I sent Williamson's an email about repairing the stock temp gauge in my '39 p/u which had the sender cut off at the back of the gauge. They responded with a detailed email and a price which I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,435
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Oversized Brake Drums

Seems like we are starting to get wrapped around the axle here with this thread (no pun intended). The bottom line is that there are specifications and limits pertaining to maximum allowable limits...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,435
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Oversized Brake Drums

I spent almost 8 years as an investigator for the California Department of Transportation's Legal Division. The last 2 1/2 years as the supervising investigator in charge of all law suit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,435
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Oversized Brake Drums

Get involved in an accident even if brakes weren't an issue, having drums in excess of the maximum is looking for a lawsuit. JMHO.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-26-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By 51504bat
Re: How much does a complete Fordomatic Medium case transmission weigh?

Fastenal can be good or not so good depending on where you are shipping from and to. I've shipped items very reasonably and other times it was cheaper to use my FedEx account. They use third party...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,219
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Paul Bradley Response

Matter is resolved
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,219
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Paul Bradley Response

Sure. No authorization necessary.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,219
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Paul Bradley Response

I agree completely. I had a signature line on another site that said:
There is no I in team but there are 3 U's in shut the f*ck up.
Someone got their panties in a wad about it so I deleted it. No...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Wheel stands

These are what I use.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 41 to 47 coe truck colors

I've always been a fan of Washington blue with Tacoma cream accents but I don't think it was every a COE color combo.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,192
Posted By 51504bat
Re: karma

I've given away parts I didn't need for the cost of shipping and with no added cost for packing etc. I've also been on the receiving end of free or dirt cheap parts from fellow Barn'rs and members...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 1938 Ford Pickup wheels/tires

I'm running tubeless radials on my '39 p/u with wide fives. The front tires loose 10 pounds or so every 2 weeks but the backs don't loose much pressure at all. Don't know if its due to the turning...
Forum: Late V8 07-20-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By 51504bat
1954 Ranch Wagon Driver's side fresh air vent cable

1954 Ford Ranch Wagon.
Looking for a driver's side fresh air vent cable assembly in working condition.

Thanks.
Tim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 7/16-14 thread chaser

Just wondering your thoughts on head BOLTS on an 8ba? I always heard never to clean the holes with a tap only to use a cleaner tap. Also per the machinist very experienced with flatheads use number 2...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 1940 or 41 Ford Truck

I originally posted this photo mainly to show the '41 waterfall as opposed to the '40 nose piece on the OP truck. I just copied the photo off the net. I don't know anything about it regarding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By 51504bat
Re: WorryWart

If you're worried hook up a battery maintainer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 1940 or 41 Ford Truck

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I guess given by all the discrepancies pointed out in the posts above its fair to that who ever "restored" this truck didn't do a good job. That isn't to say that it doesn't look very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Columbia overdrive

Thanks, now I know.:cool:
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