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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By skidmarks
Re: 1947 Ford - convert to open drive line

Transmission is easy. Just use a complete 51-52 ford F1 open drive side shift transmission. Its a bolt it. Uses the same rubber rear mount and direct hook up to the column shift. Usually cheaper then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By skidmarks
Recommended hole size for drive rivits

The repop data for ford firewalls. What size hole is recommended for the drive rivits that secure it in place?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Pitman arm question

Use the 35 36 pitman arm if you have it. Its the shortest and straight/ flat.

I think the change from inside to outside on the pitman arm was the 42 to 48 and also has a offset angle.

They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Pressure plate bolt torques

Use new lock washers .
Forum: Early V8 04-02-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By skidmarks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Do Bronco drums work on 46-8 hubs?

Or do you mean, using 80s bronco rear drums as a cheap replacement for 48 to 52 F1 front drums?
Forum: Early V8 03-29-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By skidmarks
Engine adapters for Clayborne engine stand flathead and chevy

$300 for the set.

These adapters are made to hold flathead ford V8 and small block chevy in a Clayborne model 100 engine stand. These are not made Clayborne

With a late flathead 49 to 53...
Forum: Early V8 03-24-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By skidmarks
Ford script wrenches monkey brake ect

$50 for all 6.

5 are ford script. The 8 point brake adjustment wrench is Electrolite USA.

Cash or money order. Paypal is OK if you pay the service fee.

Shipping to the USA only. Flatrate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By skidmarks
Ford F1 brake pedal rebuild

Does anyone offer a new shaft for the 42 to 52 pickup
clutch and brake pedals? I find listings for the bushings but not the shaft.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By skidmarks
Re: 1939 Deluxe inner fender aprons 1940 interchange?

1941 ford pickup used the added triangular plate for the 6 cyl motor. There is a tie rod that runs left to right by the top radiator tank similar to 37 38 fords and a 39 standard. I had to cut it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Tips installing Flathead with tranny in car.

I always take the chatter rods off the frame and put the transmission in gear. If it doesnt slip right into the splines, turn the crank pulley alittle and put a floor jack under the transmission...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By skidmarks
Re: What years Power Steering will work in 54 Mercury

How compact is the Saturn set up? All i know about them is the aftermarket ones i saw on some car builder show. They were nice and compact. I know on a 54 merc there isnt much room between the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By skidmarks
Re: What years Power Steering will work in 54 Mercury

Easiest would be a 54 mercury. I had one with powersteering. The crank pulley is the hardest piece to find. The special pump bracket bolt was reproduced at one time.

Find a old hollander book,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By skidmarks
Re: driveshaft yoke

Early powerglide, early chevy 3 speed. F1 open drive pickup, early ford O matic had that 16 spline with some difference. The F1 is the shortest i have found and the fordomatic had a tin cover that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Column shift arm removal 1941

Tap the pin on both side and lube it up. They stick over time and some you got to work it back and forth s few times with a punch. After it moves in with little effort, you have to hold both sides in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,884
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Clayborne Update !!!

The large diameter end, are they going to be machined out of one piece like the other shop was saying or will they be fabricated?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Bob Drake fuel sending unit / customer service

Never used a 41 tank, so cant tell you anything about them. Only used the 40 ford tank.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Bob Drake fuel sending unit / customer service

I found the best solution to Bod Drake and his gas tanks was to just buy tanks from Tank Inc. The only problem i have had with Tanks Inc was done by the shipping company and it was minimal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By skidmarks
Re: 40 Ford wheels

Because....40 is 4" wide and if your lucky and find 40 v8-60 they are 3-1/2" wide.

All others 4-1/2" wide and some were 5" wide

Has to do with skinny tires and the right look

As far as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Steering wheel shim

Everything you did you mentioned was done years ago.

How old are the tires then getting them balanced would be the easiest thing to do first and rule out.

Potholes and curbs.

Worn out parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By skidmarks
3 door heater rubber bumpers 41 to 48 ford style

Looking for either the correct rubber bumper, ones that could be made to work or even bobo generic ones that could work.

I only have one that survived, believe it takes 5 of them. Think they are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Opinion please

37 is more popular, but i would rather have a 38 standard coupe and only a coupe.....things like the rear fenders, trim, hood and grill.... 38 deluxe is just a parts car to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Their still out there

Made me laugh when he said "looks like original paint" and " back seat is out of it". I like the 57 chevy 12v generator.

Didnt watch the rest
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By skidmarks
Re: 1940 Pickup Front Fender Bracket hole Location

5/16" square for a carriage bolt. Its usually booged up on 40-41 cabs from wear tear and accidents. I have re- enforced it in the past because the square on the carriage bolt is thicker then the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Measuring for torque tube shortening

I like to use the 37 to 40 . With the carrier bearing it gives a nice true surface to dial the shaft in with a 4 jaw chuck.

The torque tube flange i cut off long and machine a register to fit back...
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