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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By 53Customline
Re: Parts Washer Liquid

I use industrial strength Simple Green. Biodegradable & after 24 does a decent job of cutting grease. Smells decent too.
I have found a parts washer not much better than a large tub with small...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By 53Customline
Re: 53 Customline Front Upper Control arm clearances

Thanks
Since the shaft & bushing are both threaded I will not disassemble to take the measurements

They did not seems overly loose & if during Lube the grease comes out where the shaft turns...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By 53Customline
53 Customline Front Upper Control arm clearances

1953 supplement indicates clearance to be .0007-.018 "upper arm inner shaft and bushing.
Which side is the clearance on outside as shown in the attached photo or inside under the seal?

Question...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By 53Customline
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By 53Customline
Re: 1953 V8 engine color

Tangerine in cars

Not sure about fordomatic.

Green for truck engines.

Is it possible engine swapped out?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By 53Customline
Re: Strickland machine shop, Wendell, NC?

Strickland’s ( Glenn Jr) did mine.
Being honest I have not started yet. However Glenn very knowledgeable & his father was around to look over his shoulder.

I visited frequently & discussed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By 53Customline
Re: Control arm seals fit issues

TJ
Thanks I had some silicone spray & that helped in one section.

Small amount is trick I believe
Randy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By 53Customline
Re: Control arm seals fit issues

19Forty
Thanks for all the information you researched.

I gave it another try on the inner upper arm & was successful.

Still struggling with upper arm outer where spindle attaches. Pictures...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By 53Customline
Re: Control arm seals fit issues

I have 1952 with 1953 supplement entire service book & illustration book & parts text.

Chassis section Chapter V describes seal installation however pictures are old & after many copies dark &...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By 53Customline
Control arm seals fit issues

Little help please
1953 Customline Upper & Lower control arm seals.

Parts stripped to bare metal & painted
New seals purchased Dennis Carpenter.
Seals seem tight cannot install on the inside...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By 53Customline
Re: 1953 Ford dash question

My 53 Customline dash is gray. Matching original interior.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By 53Customline
Re: Leaf spring eye bolt '51 Merc

I was able to find those bolts NOS for my 53 Customline.
I think from Carpenters.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By 53Customline
Re: 1950 Coupe Mystery pieces

I agree plates under rear axle. Your second picture appears to have them installed

Perhaps these are spare or another vehicle

Don’t know where else they would go.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By 53Customline
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,327
Posted By 53Customline
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

Solder or brazing likely better than JB weld. Although that is some tough stuff properly installed. Patched a lowerUnit on outboard Motor that lasted years in tough saltwater conditions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By 53Customline
Re: 1951 Victoria rear ring/pinion replacement

49-56 ford passenger car had a Ford rear end.
Parts are hard to get. I have a 53 which a tag showing 3.90 & shop manual did not show that option. These type of typos are common. It took me several...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By 53Customline
Re: 1933 Ford Police Car - Argentina

I like it. Where you dig up those images?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,626
Posted By 53Customline
Re: Still sober

Great. Have friend working on year 6. Good wife to keep him in line & his determination
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By 53Customline
Re: 1953 Rear Spring U bolts Advice Needed

Thanks to all. The flattened area on original bolts certainly fit very well around the axle casing which is not true round.
The flattened area I first thought was ground but the thickness of bolt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By 53Customline
Re: Weight of lube to put in rear banjo and Manual trans on 1951 Ford

I used 90 weight oil from Napa in my manual transmission.
Thinking of a multi weight in the rear end. 90-140 as mentioned.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By 53Customline
Re: 1953 Rear Spring U bolts Advice Needed-Updated Info

To all

Thanks for the replies.

A specific Spring shop is not in the Raleigh NC area. Seems like that is one of the trades that cannot survive on Spring Work only. Similar to Radiator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By 53Customline
1953 Rear Spring U bolts Advice Needed

I am trying to source rear spring clips (u bolts) for my 53 Fordor Customline.

My 52 Car Parts book shows the part number a MA5705-F with dimensions of 3.84 (3 7/8") x 8.20 (8 5/16") x 4.0". (...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,734
Posted By 53Customline
Re: Who's gonna fill their shoes?

I worked in Nashville for a while & came up behind George with No Show tags. I think it was a Bentley.
I’m not a spring chicken but got new Grandson which I intend & hope to peak his interest in my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,151
Posted By 53Customline
Re: Introduction

Welcome to the Barn. Lots of information here.
Nice truck
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By 53Customline
Re: New guy intro - 1952 Customline

Welcome to FB. I have a 53 Customline Fordor.
In slow restoration.
Yours nice looking.
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