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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Best way to lower the front '41 coupe?

P. S. You can see the stance of the car in my avatar.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Best way to lower the front '41 coupe?

I used a Magnum 4” drop axle which actually lowers the car 2”. It works and performs perfectly and the car handles well (I dropped the rear slightly more than the front, I hate a forward rake on fat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,993
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Ford ran 2/3 cars at the 1035 Indy 500?

Are these all departures due to failed steering gears?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,993
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Ford ran 2/3 cars at the 1035 Indy 500?

I wonder if Ford did or didn’t have a “skunkworks” type of operation in place that may have helped in certain ways with things like combustion chamber design or those exquisite exhaust manifolds etc....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,993
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Ford ran 2/3 cars at the 1035 Indy 500?

How much torque were these engines producing and what rpm range did they run in? It’d be interesting to know those figures.

As a side note I believe those Novi V8’s that were mentioned earlier...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,993
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Ford ran 2/3 cars at the 1035 Indy 500?

It appears Don “Sully” Sullivan aka Henry’s Wild Irishman had a lot to do with those intake manifolds.

This article taken from the website “Hot Rods of Dearborn”
Forum: Early V8 04-02-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By Henry Floored
Vent window regulator ‘41 Ford Coupe

Hey gang I could really use a vent window regulator for my 1941 Ford Coupe (passenger side).

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Distributor clamping ideas....

Thanks Fordy, and yes on doing exactly what you recommend. Appreciate the informative link as well.

Always plenty more to learn with these magnificent old machines.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Distributor clamping ideas....

Thanks guys. Excellent ideas. Probably will drill and tap for set screw.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Henry Floored
Distributor clamping ideas....

Hey gang does anyone have a clever way of clamping the distributor in place when using early heads on an 8BA engine?

I’ll probably whittle a clamp out of aluminum but before I do I thought it’d...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Anybody REALLY Know This Kiwi

Kiwi Tony is okay in my book!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,159
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: 302 in a 33/34 pickup

I don’t think you guys realize that the small block Ford swap described earlier does not require cutting either providing you adapt the engine to the early trans just like any other installation.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,838
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Best early V8 to buy

That car is literally gorgeous. Is it yours? If not do you know anything more about it?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,838
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Best early V8 to buy

I like you Indianapolis Racer, I really do. Same for all y’all guys but for the sake of all that is good and descent please please don’t buy another beautiful Ford and screw it up with a bastard...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By Henry Floored
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,159
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: 302 in a 33/34 pickup

P.S. go to Postimages.com. Your pictures can be pulled over from there and simply choose the “hot links for forums” option after you download the pictures you want. Paste them right here and you’ll...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,159
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: 302 in a 33/34 pickup

Explorer timing cover and water pump is the way to go gang. They used this setup on Mustangs, Thunderbirds and Cougars of the same vintage. Only caveat is you must run an electric fuel pump because...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,159
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: 302 in a 33/34 pickup

[QUOTE=Dodge;1734104]We have a small block Ford in a 34 Pickup. It has 380,000 miles on it with that combination. To shorten the combination and not have to cut the firewall use a late model
5.0 and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,663
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: 36 Ford wins AMBR show .......

Wow a Coyote powered ‘32 Lincoln resto rod? I guess no one told this guy Fords are junk and you have to put an Oldsmouickolet in it?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Henry Floored
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Henry Floored
Flathead Ford intake manifold bonanza.

Hey gang I’d like to share this video I came across featuring the great Ken Gross talking about the intake manifold collection at Speedway Motors “Museum of Speed”.

This is a fascinating walk...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,663
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: 36 Ford wins AMBR show .......

My apologies I thought we were talking about Poteet’s ‘36 still. I did read the whole thread but missed your point.

You’re right though Moal’s car would be more interesting to me with something a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,663
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: 36 Ford wins AMBR show .......

It’s not a sbc thank God. George Poteet is pretty good about putting Fords in Fords which is incredibly unique.

https://i.postimg.cc/KvqRzJ47/3-A4-A8-FB9-B5-BF-43-DE-8-FD1-47-BE24-D685-DB.jpg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,698
Posted By Henry Floored
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,698
Posted By Henry Floored
Re: Olds in a 1939 Ford Coupe

Yes I realize that but the flipping of the starter from driver’s side to passenger side on various gm engines must have been a breeze.
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