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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

Karl,



With respect, in the year in question in Ford's case, all three phrases are equal, engine/transmission number, serial number, and VIN (although the acronym likely did not exist at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 Ford Frame

Sorry, I never encountered a frame weight figure in Ford's archives nor had the occasion to weigh one. I have the weight of the various bodies fully trimmed, but that's no help to you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By DavidG
Re: Advice and comments on my early ford pls

All '33 V8 engine numbers were six digits. Your transmission/engine number was used in July, 1935 production.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

Mike,

With respect, I seriously doubt AE stands for assembled early. How would the State of California know that, even if it were true? In fact, no four-cylinder passenger cars were produced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,298
Posted By DavidG
Re: Roy Nacewicz's business, and it's future

He passed away on April 18th.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

Unless you can share some photos as to why your frame and that of your neighbor are somehow unique, my guess is that somewhere along the way the VINs were re-issued by the State of California or some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By DavidG
Re: Steering Box Numbers & ID a Box

The steering gear in the left side of your photo appears to be the BB version for big trucks (note the four spoke steering wheel). The chassis parts catalogs only list service parts, which often are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

The surviving engine production figures in the Benson Ford Research Center for the '32 model year are among the most detailed for any pre-WWII model year. The entries in the Rouge engine log are in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By DavidG
Re: Tinker please elaborate on the cotter pin

Your thoughts are correct (along with keeping the hole from clogging).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 Ford Pin Striping Pattern

The width was specified as 1/16", but variances would be commonplace given that it was done by hand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 Ford Pin Striping Pattern

Robert,


It was done in the only way that makes sense from a production point of view, namely body color everywhere followed by masking the molding edges and then painting the moldings. No...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 Ford Pin Striping Pattern

With respect, I'm not 100% sure that I understand your question. The molding color always covered the entire molding cross sections. The pin stripes were painted 1/4" from the outer edges of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By DavidG
Re: bolting back the lower firewall floor section

As yours being a four and the floor section you are referring to is stamped steel rather than plywood on V8 chassis the holes should line up, especially since you removed it in the first place. You...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 855
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 ford frame differences

bluardun,


A minor difference; the V-8 engine numbers in production vehicles start with 18-1, which Henry Ford stamped himself, complete with an upside down figure 8.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 855
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 ford frame differences

Mart,


The initial leg-less center cross member was one of the three major versions that I cited in #9 above. There was a service campaign to add the legs, but it wasn't 100% effective as a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 855
Posted By DavidG
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 855
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 ford frame differences

The overall length and width of the passenger car/commercial vehicle frames were unchanged from job #1 to last job.

I'll amend my statement above to confine it to North American production as the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 855
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 ford frame differences

'32 passenger car and commercial vehicle (pickup, station wagon, panel delivery, and sedan delivery) frames were the same at any given time during the model year depending on assembly plant...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 855
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1932 ford frame differences

It depends on how you define 'difference'. Apart from the differences between LHD and RHD frames, there were three distinctly different front cross members, three different center cross members, two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,298
Posted By DavidG
Re: Roy Nacewicz's business, and it's future

That's what Ford designated as its S-2 finish, namely black oxide with an oil coating. The cadmium plating fasteners that Roy offered were plated with so-called white cadmium, the same as Ford used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By DavidG
Re: Blowing fuses in my '33

A 20 amp fuse is correct for a '33. The radio should have a separate fuse.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By DavidG
Re: ford 1933 cotter pin sizes

Bob C,


You're reading the chassis parts catalog just fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By DavidG
Re: hooking up a 32 gas gauge....

Despite the illustration in the KR Wilson catalogue showing a service man blowing into the line and the text in the June, 1932 Service Bulletin instructing us to do so, that is a bad idea because of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By DavidG
Re: 35 rumble lid

Take a close look at Don Rogers' photo of the inside of the deck lid. If you flipped the lid 180 degrees, the deck lid hinges would attach at the bottom of the lid rather than at the top where they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 808
Posted By DavidG
Re: 32 stock tudor shortened pitman arm

The other trade off with a shorter arm is a significantly increased turning radius.


The ball stud on the end of a stock '32 pitman arm falls beneath the lower lip of the chassis and the end of...
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