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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
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: 490
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: 490
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: 1,298
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: 906
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Torque tech.

When was the last time your torque wrench was calibrated? They can and do go out of calibration over time with use.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 1940-1948 Torque tube interchange

I measured a '41 tube at 72" in a thread dated 2/12/19.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 1940-1948 Torque tube interchange

I just measured a '39 tube that I have in the shop and it is 70".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,189
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: oil price.

V8COOPMAN- Well Said. The majority of the public does not realize the number of other industries required to pump that oil out of the ground and the thousands of employees that are laid off when the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: master cylinder

You left out a most important one. In the deep south Louisiana bayous a water hose used to be called a "hosepipe" years ago.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,245
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Antique Auto Supply sold?

Sad to hear Stacy has passed. He was a good friend and my go to guy for NOS parts for many years. Very well informed about vintage parts and would gladly answer any questions. We visited at Pate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Staying Home is for the Birds

Follow the wise advice and head to a reputable corvette repair facility. In 1964 I had a brand new 6 month old corvette convertable and while at a stop light when it turned green the idiot in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 1938 Ford standard clutch assy.

Be advised that the 60 HP clutch and trans have a smaller diameter splined input shaft than the full size combo.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: swaybar measurement

When placed on top of a straight ruler I get 36 inches total length, end to end.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,868
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Howell's Sheeeet Metal Scam

When David was running Howell's years ago the quality and pricing were good. I used to buy T and A parts from him in the '70's and never had a problem. I think it's his son who took over the business...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Uncommon '34 clock

Senior moment. Forgot you were looking for a glove box clock not a mirror clock.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Uncommon '34 clock

Watch for the Sandoz clocks on Ebay. Non working ones come up frequently. Most usually have the bezel (that is unique to the Sandoz clocks) and some still have the spacer also. Your best chance to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Fog light location

Again, beware of the generic fog light brackets on Ebay which are usually a cast version the doesn't sit below the front pan to support the light. The correct ones are a 90 degree bend and have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Fog light location

The correct fog light brackets have a clamp that clamps on to the bumper arm. Many times the lights are sold missing the brackets or have the wrong generic type.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Hershey on the West Coast

Don't forget PATE in Fort Worth, Tx. Spring & fall.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By Gary in La.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Running without a torque tube center bearing ?

A tubular driveshaft will whip if it is fairly long. The Hughes 500 (369) helicopter had a large diameter aluminum driveshaft for the tail rotor drive but at midpoint there was a damper encircling it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 39 steering column cover plate

Yes ,the '39 had them. Same p/n as the '37-'38 but the '39 had rounded end of the plate versus square ends on the earlier plate. Not sure of the cable routing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,649
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Ford made a oil kit for the rockers to help their oiling problem with the Y block. I had a '57 Fairlane with a 292 and my buddy had the 312 in a like car. We both put the kits on our engines. No...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 1948 ford convertible garnish molding question

On the '46-'48 convertible the chrome welting goes all the way around the garnish. There were small clips that covered where the 2 ends meet. These are almost impossible to find as is the original...
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