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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By blucar
Re: 39/41 rear wheel spats

In my part of the world, the Western US, 'Spats' were a white metal cover that attached to the wheel, extending from the rim edge to a mid point on the wheel. They were commonly used during the mid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,746
Posted By blucar
Re: Accessories for 1936 Ford V8's

The spare tire cover shown on the back of my '36 was on the car when I purchased the car in September of 1952. Come to think about it, "Henry" has an anniversary on September 10, sixty-nine years of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,746
Posted By blucar
Re: Accessories for 1936 Ford V8's

When it comes to accessorizing '36 Fords, or the truth be known the norm for the 1940/50's time frame, I was a master at that.
At one time or another my '36 coupe had just about every accessory...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By blucar
Re: I'm a turncoat...

During the late '40's, early '50's when Jalopy/Stock car racing was the rage Hudson's pretty well ruled the tracks. The Hudson six cylinder was very reliable and fast, which was very important in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,746
Posted By blucar
Re: Accessories for 1936 Ford V8's

My '36 coupe has been through several generations of modifications since I bought it in 1952. I almost chopped the top and put a '40 LaSalle grille in it in '54, then changed my mind. I did put solid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Cabriolet Club Coupe rear seat storage

Another sleeping in the trunk story:
I use to have a friend that owned a '39 convertible coupe that he bought in 1941 from the original owner In Idaho Falls, ID.
When WWII started, my friend...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Cabriolet Club Coupe rear seat storage

I know the '36 Delux 5 win cpe's had the flip-up seat back for access into the front portion of the trunk area, however. it would be unlikely for a roadster or convertible to have that feature.
When...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By blucar
Re: Rumble Seat Water Sealing

Reviewing the pix in #12 I see the same view as the rumble area in my '39 Plymouth Briggs bodied conv coupe, with two exceptions. My Plym has a hose connected to lower tail section of the drain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By blucar
Re: Rumble Seat Water Sealing

The addition of a rumble seat in lieu of a trunk in a coupe and/or open car was problematic at it's best because the lower water drain channel has to be removed from the body in order to allow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,500
Posted By blucar
Re: Wire wheels on a 36

I was going to mention the fitment problem using early wire wheels on hydraulic drums, figured that was a problem that most people know about.
Using improperly fitting wheels/tires on a vehicle is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,500
Posted By blucar
Re: Wire wheels on a 36

I for the life of me can't understand the attraction of using wire wheels on a '36 Ford.
I know the bolt pattern on the '35 and earlier wires is 5 on 5.5, however the wires weigh five pounds each...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By blucar
Re: ford in Germany during the war

It was not until late in the War that the decision was made to start the saturation bombing of the German/Japanese cities due to the fact that the civilian population was prolonging the war, keeping...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By blucar
Re: ford in Germany during the war

I watched the video about Ford/Germany and found it to be very interesting. One of the most interesting parts was that the employees kept the plant running up to the last four months of the war.
It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By blucar
Re: Anto Sway Bar, Rear Shocks on 1939 Deluxe Vert

From my experience I have found that generally people confuse Sway Bars/Panhard bars with body roll bars.
The bar that Ford added to the front end of the DeLux '40 Fords is actually a bar to control...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By blucar
Re: Harmon Collins Ignition vs new HEDI

Letting my fingers do the walking through catalogs, I noted that SPEEDWAY Motors listed a Petronix Ignitor conversion for the '42-48 21A distributor.
I called SPEEDWAY'S Tec line, hooked up with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By blucar
Re: Anto Sway Bar, Rear Shocks on 1939 Deluxe Vert

When I converted the Columbia under my '36 from an original Columbia to a '47-48 unit I utilized the Ford Panhard/sway bar and tube shocks. The conversion really improved the handling of the car at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By blucar
Re: Harmon Collins Ignition vs new HEDI

Doing some research I noted that Petronix makes a Igniter conversion for the Ford '42-48 2 bolt distributors. I have a rebuilt old stock distributor in stock, been sitting in it's box in my parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By blucar
Re: Harmon Collins Ignition vs new HEDI

I sent an email to Bubba's, (Jim Linder) a couple days ago, have not had a response.
I have had no issues with the H-C on my car, as I recall I have put over 94K on the car during the time I used it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By blucar
Harmon Collins Ignition vs new HEDI

I am between a rock and a hard place:

The engine in my '36, a 59AB that is far from stock has been in hibernation for many years, getting ready to pull it out and send it off to be freshened up....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By blucar
Re: How to get 'silver head nut' look.

The acorn caps have been on my '36 since 1954, have not lost any of them.
Getting ready to pull the engine out to freshen things up, gonna paint the engine '36 Ford green in lieu of red..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By blucar
Re: '71 Ford F-100 rims on '40 Ford

Ditto the comments in the above quote.


The big difference between the '40-66 1/2 ton wheels, that can be 16" or 15", and the '67-94, 15", is inside knobs vs out knobs for the hub caps and rim...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By blucar
Re: How to get 'silver head nut' look.

The engine in my '36, a 59AB has had chrome acorn head/intake bolt covers for over 50 years, they are dressy and clean looking.
I tend to listen to a different drum, to that end I have stock type...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By blucar
Re: marmon herrington F-1 trucks

Hi.
I am not to sure if the '51 MH is still sitting out on the farm in Idaho. I'll be in Idaho in late August for a few days, I'll look into the situation of the truck. if all else fails I'll have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By blucar
Re: Old car brake lights: Brighten em up for free! Safety improvement!

Bright white is more reflective than silver paint in a light housing, surprisingly black paint and or dark green on an engine dissipates heat better than any other color. Hmmmm?
I wonder if H. Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By blucar
Re: Burned out restored 'B' PU - no extinguisher?

I know that I am preaching to the choir, but I'll throw my two-bits worth in anyway.
Have owned boats for many years, Coast Guard required extinguishers, and a business with multiple vehicles that...
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