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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,253
Posted By OldDad
Re: aluminum radiators

Nice piece for the price, eh? And the diesel and chassis look to be made for each other. But the bench and shop wall is almost as interesting. We definitely share the same organizational plan! And...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,253
Posted By OldDad
Re: aluminum radiators

Couple more things. I would agree with Leon that, if anything, the Champion cools too well. it came with a 15 lb cap, which I immediately replaced with a 7 lb cap, and wonder if that might still be a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,253
Posted By OldDad
Re: aluminum radiators

Have had a Champion on my ‘40 coupe for a few years now. Had to fab up some mounts for the yoke carriage bolts on the side at the time — newer ones may include them? Anyway, solved all my overheating...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,170
Posted By OldDad
Re: Junior Johnson Passes On

Well, best course of action is to disregard or delete this thread, and head over to the hamb if you want to hear about Junior Johnson's life and legacy.

Has more to do with "what I did on my lunch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,170
Posted By OldDad
Re: Junior Johnson Passes On

There is a German expression, "ins Fett getreten" that I think applies here. Stepped in some grease (and tracked it all over the place).

Oops, or source, but gawd either way!?!

Calls for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By OldDad
Re: Still Amazing how things happen

Amazing, you must have done something right in a former life!

I'd like a pair about two feet long for the '39 1-1/2 ton . . .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,488
Posted By OldDad
Re: 215 85 16s

No offense intended for your valid points, blucar. Don't think anyone here is out to endanger anyone's life.

Just meant that perhaps a slightly oversized tire on an early rim supporting a 2800...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,488
Posted By OldDad
Re: 215 85 16s

Yeah GB, my sentiments exactly!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,488
Posted By OldDad
Re: 215 85 16s

Any of these tires are technically too wide for a four-inch rim. That prompted my question as to whether they were being mounted on the early rims or later five or 5 1/2 inch rims.

Sorry if I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,488
Posted By OldDad
Re: 215 85 16s

Yeah, section width and tread width can be two different measurements, and most of these tires I've been researching seem to be lacking detailed measurements.

Overall diameter shows the 215's to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,488
Posted By OldDad
Re: 215 85 16s

Yeah, always thought some chromed Conestoga wagon wheels would be just the thing on lowered Cadillac. Yech!

Anyway, I think your used tire idea is a great way to try them out and see how I like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,488
Posted By OldDad
Re: 215 85 16s

Thanks Stenny, those 205-16's sound good on the 4-inch rims. Just have to see if I can find some somewhere. The 215's seem a bit more plentiful.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,488
Posted By OldDad
Re: 215 85 16s

Are you guys running these on four-inch rims? Don't know exactly when the rims got wider, as my experience ends at 1940.

Looking at tires for my '40 coupe, and shaking my head at the price and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,754
Posted By OldDad
Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

Just now working on a quite rusty '39 windshield frame that wouldn't budge with soaking, heat, and so forth. Finally resorted to a jeweler's saw to cut the two halves apart. This works quite well,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,491
Posted By OldDad
Re: Before and After

Ok GB, your on! Not much change here, but painted the bed and sanded and oiled the wood. Oh, and used your time-honored painting techniques to blend in some rust clean up around the windshield...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By OldDad
Re: 49 wagon brake drum

Welcome to the Ford Barn! Someone here has the answer to your questions, and suggestions for alternatives. A vast resource of early Ford info here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,825
Posted By OldDad
Re: glasspacks

Hey BobH,

Too bad the old man is no longer with us, as I'm sure he could answer your question, and I'm willing to wager I have a pair of those glass packs on my '40. These were installed by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 752
Posted By OldDad
Paris to Peking Rally in '40 Coupe

Make that "Peking to Paris" -- oops!

Saw this on the BBC news this morning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01csk2m

Part one of four, according to this:

http://peking2paris2013.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By OldDad
Re: Definitely NOT your Average '38 Truck

Henry Ford (and Charles Lindbergh) received the Cross of the German Eagle in 1938:

Rumors circulated in the early 1920s that Ford was pouring money into the Nazi Party but Hitler denied the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,712
Posted By OldDad
Re: '40 Wheel cylinders/brake fluid

Russ/40, I have had the same experience with DOT 5, mine done in 1985. I won't use anything else. It is true that you will have leaks if you have any questionable connections. I fixed those, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,033
Posted By OldDad
Re: Query: what do you call this tool? I need one

Used the half-assed pair of pliers on my Swiss Army knife on those things myself. I think a good set of fingernails will work in a pinch. But a bad case of corrosion may alter the equation . . .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By OldDad
Re: 40 Ford Windshield Wipers

Never had one off, and I would imagine the lack of response here is for similar reasons. Always looked like one of those "assembled at manufacture and don't mess with it" items to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 41,400
Posted By OldDad
Re: 6.00X16 radial conversion

Not my first choice, but the OP wanted to know what was available. I assume the "Electric Cars Only" might become an issue finding someone to mount them on an obviously non-electric vehicle. Another...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 41,400
Posted By OldDad
Re: 6.00X16 radial conversion

Oh, and I did read one review of the Bridgestones on an old Ford (pickup, I think it was) on here a while back -- he said it was the best change he ever made on his truck. But I have no first-hand...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 41,400
Posted By OldDad
Re: 6.00X16 radial conversion

Did a little research on this one a while back, and found the Bridgestone Ecopia 195/80/16 here for $125 a piece (!)

http://www.onlinetires.com/user/vehicle/tires/allbrands.html

However, as...
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