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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 10:09 AM
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Views: 820
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

I agree D. Jones - nice detective work!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Another Bubba update...

Your shop looks like a food prep area it’s so clean - really nice! I guess the adage “too soon old and too late smart” is something I am afflicted with so, can I get your help to come to my garage or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Emergency brake cables...

You can use the stock 46-48 p-brake cable which is shorter for the AV8 and 32 guys - got that tip from AV8 Garage onnthis forum I think it was called. Then you can use the 49Fird horseshoe hooked to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 40/41 pickup windshield install. What to expect?

When I sold my 40 coupe I had it nice and safe in my garage waiting to meet up with the buyer and something fell on the pass side front glass breakungbit. I was lucky enough that I had a spare glass...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 5 spd in a 37 pickup with a 4.44 rearend.

These trannys are really simple units and different gears are available for first and such - you can try Ed Harnett in Maryland as he might be able to provide you with a decent gearset that would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: scissors lifts

4 post lift would be an idea. They have a large footprint on each post to spread the load and locations to lag screw it down. But, for a lift, I have found you need s bay just for the lift to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,417
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

I would love to follow low along! Thank you!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 41pu fender to bed. Is welting used?

I know .I have reversed the welting so the bead is not visible giving the seam a clean look. Just a thought .....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Tom/T hill climb in Hemmings.

Sure did! This was the second year of the event and I have been to both. Top speed at any time is 55 and only for flatheads and bangers, no ohv engines, and traditional builds. There were a couple of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: A little Bubba redo....

Just take it easy and smell the roses a bit .... hard to do, I know!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 40 Ford rear in a 32 chassis

More than likely you will have to cut them down once the torque tube is shortened since they connect to it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 40 Ford rear in a 32 chassis

My avatar has a .40 rear spring installed. Just needed a bit of grinding to get it to slide down into the crissmember. Not to much of a big deal to do. But, the 40 rear spring is a heavier ujit than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 1939 banjo rear "outer" axle seal

Usually you need something of a long hook to take the seal out from the center or wide part of the housing and a washer again on a long rod to insert the new seal. Again, from the wide end. I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Crab Distributor Question

Oh man - great responses and I really appreciate it!

So, what I am looking at now looks like felt or something similar - and it’s leather? I guess I should have known that with all the other uses...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Crab Distributor Question

The felt pad that works with vacuum advance has worn to the point where my vacuum advance is erratic. There is a groove in it where the interval disk rides when I opened it up. I turned it 90 degrees...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,531
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: The Bubba plan for now ......???? Jim Linder

Steady wins the race / slow and easy makes for a strong recovery. We’re all in your corner praying for you!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,379
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,379
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: FINALLY…T5 WITH Torque Tube in a ‘35-’40 Ford...The WHOLE STORY!

There’s always more than one way to skin a cat!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,379
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: FINALLY…T5 WITH Torque Tube in a ‘35-’40 Ford...The WHOLE STORY!

My roadster has been all over the US - no problems with it, my .old 40 coupe or my present/new build. Once in and the legs are folded over, you’re done .....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,379
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: FINALLY…T5 WITH Torque Tube in a ‘35-’40 Ford...The WHOLE STORY!

On all 3 of my 5-speed builds I drilled a hole and used a cotter pin, round end in inside the bellhousing (upside down) to hook the return spring to. The hole drilled was as far back as I could make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,505
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Some Project Updates

I did that because:

1 - plugging the holes would have ruined the paint
2 - the car was originally a rumble seat car
3 - although I did not do the change to a trunk lid, it shows what this body...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,505
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Some Project Updates

Dick - thanks for the compliments- I really appreciate it. No, I did not win anything at the Jalopyrama. I was just happy to have been selected to attend!

No, Mark - thanks for your compliments as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: need a wiper repair kit

Wipe it in and leave it alone is what I do. Use the straight RainX and not the spray that is also a glass cleaner - lasts longer. Motorcyclists use this on their helmet shields, planes use it, and it...
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