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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,533
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: Spring Spreader needed or NO ???

The frame will be supported by the lift arms on the lift.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,533
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: Spring Spreader needed or NO ???

Also my original spring that's in the car is wrapped in tin, the used replacement spring I'm putting in is supposedly out of a 46 as well but is not wrapped in tin. Is there any ryme or reason to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,533
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: Spring Spreader needed or NO ???

Thanks fellas, I appreciate all the quick responses. I have a lift and plan to do this with the car up in the air and screw jacks supporting the axle unless anyone has advice otherwise.

Also as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,533
Posted By Flatkid8
Spring Spreader needed or NO ???

Im getting ready to swap out the front spring on my 46 and Ive heard some buzz about needing a spring spreader...is there any way around this or is it absolutley necessary? If its a must where do I...
Forum: Late V8 04-27-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By Flatkid8
WANTED: 1968-1972 Stepside LONG bed

Looking for a nice usable 1967-1972 F100 or F250 step side LONG bed complete or any info on where to get sheet metal to patch what Ive got. All obvious suppliers have been checked and apparently only...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-26-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By Flatkid8
1967-1972 Stepside LONG bed info???

Im restoring a 68 F100 2WD Stepside long bed and im not having any luck finding bedsides or any other LONG bed specific parts. Complete beds can be bought new but for short beds only. Does anyone...
Forum: Late V8 04-26-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By Flatkid8
Oops....disregard

Sorry...posted in wrong section
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: macs auto parts backs their parts

I think you fellas must be part of the chosen few.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,380
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: Introduction

Scott / Trevor....

This is copied and pasted from a previous thread I had posted on from 06/05/2014:

I washed my hands of Macs a couple months ago...customer service is horrible at best....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: Banjo 6 or 10 spline???

Andy,

It does have a grease zerk in the middle of the torque tube...sounds like ive likely got a 6 spline.

Thanks a million!

Dennis
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By Flatkid8
Banjo 6 or 10 spline???

Hello Fellas,

Ive got a 46 Super Deluxe and im ordering all parts needed to do an open drive conversion. My question is do I need a 6 or 10 spline yoke? I realize I could pull the old one off to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: 1946-48 Car Vin Number Location Variation?

My 46 is stamped on the frame rail where the steering box mounts. It was completely invisible until I went to town with some gas and scotch bright and still had a heck of a time....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,700
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: T5 cable drive speedometer conversion

My honest .02 is if the price is reasonable I think you definitely would have a market. The electro drive S10 T5's are still very plentiful while the mechanical drives are starting to get scarce. Now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,493
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: MAC's Auto Parts.

The only thing that's "amazing" here is regardless of who originally started the post, the fact of the matter is so far there has been well over 100 examples of why NOT to buy from these clowns and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,493
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: MAC's Auto Parts.

Solution seems quite simple...everyone jump on the "Boycott Mac's" train and they will eventually get the message. Ive already tried the kooth route of addressing my problems calmly with customer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,334
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: 49 diff gears

You need to call and talk to Chris... they don't have all inventory listed on the website. The center section can be used up through 55 or 56 ish but you must swap over the axles as well... the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,334
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: 49 diff gears

Shoebox Ford as we once knew it no longer exists. Supposedly the owner is still selling parts piece by piece out of his garage but this is just rumor and hasnt been confirmed as far as I know. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,334
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: 49 diff gears

Shoebox Ford stock gear ratios are as follow:

3:73 standard (non/OD)
3:92 standard station wagon (non/OD)
4:11 standard (with O/D)
4:27 station wagon (with O/D)
3:31 Fordomatic
3:54...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,493
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: MAC's Auto Parts.

From a business standpoint, I believe they would come out ahead if discounts were offered over a certain dollar amount spent. For example...I buy parts from Summit Racing all the time and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 26,493
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: MAC's Auto Parts.

I washed my hands of Macs a couple months ago...customer service is horrible at best. After placing a $500 online order for various parts and receiving the order, I noticed the idler arm was missing....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,546
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: Overdrive Trans for 50 Ford

True...but alot of older 4x4 Fords had a divorced transfer case. Rather or not you could ever get a factory BW O/D with a 4x4 i dont know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,546
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: Overdrive Trans for 50 Ford

All 49-51 manual trans both O/D and NON O/D are the same length from bell mounting flange to the end of the tailshaft. Therefore as long as you use a 49-51 O/D you can reuse your original driveshaft...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,242
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: NAPA Premium Wheel Cylinder - USA???

Its hard if not impossible to find parts made in the US anymore. I'm guessing options for better quality parts (Napa/Car Quest..etc) is going to be even harder to find if the news I heard yesterday...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,082
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: Info on 1950 Ford dual exhaust conversion

Howard

Beware of "guaranteed fit" manifolds and headers. Most companies say there product is a direct fit but more times than not this isn't exactly true. On a 49-51 the issue is almost always the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,082
Posted By Flatkid8
Re: Info on 1950 Ford dual exhaust conversion

HC041...that's correct, to my knowledge Drake dosent sell the pipe and you would need to take it to an exhaust shop once you get the manifold on. I guess I am kind of curious as to why you are set on...
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