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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By rustythumb
Re: F1 Pitman Arm 4.5"

i think the '35-'36 arm is 5" long, and it will fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,688
Posted By rustythumb
Re: Radial tires rubbing

the shackle angle on meric's car is correct for '42-'48. the problem is narrower dropped axle + wheels with more back space. narrower spring might be the best fix.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By rustythumb
Re: USA mfg screws

shouldn't you be using oval-head screws on garnish mouldings? also, roy n. sells screws with oversize heads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By rustythumb
Re: 32 pickup steering box mount

f-1 worm is below the sector shaft, but f-100 is above.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By rustythumb
Re: 1946 Ford Showroom

no whitewalls for anyone in '46!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By rustythumb
rear hub question

my first time working on a stock rear hub. [ 1940 ] what is the proper tool to remove the seal so i can inspect the bearing [ without destroying it! ] thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,288
Posted By rustythumb
Re: Gangster lean

i don't think an original '37-'48 axle can be dropped more than about 2".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,158
Posted By rustythumb
Re: Flathead Question

block must be '37 or early '38.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By rustythumb
'46 cowl vent question

my '46 cowl vent lid has what looks like a bicycle spoke attached underneath it i used to think it was some kind of farmer fix, but i looked in the '44-'52 body parts book & it is in the drawing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,945
Posted By rustythumb
Smile Re: Bad influence???

according to wikipedia, duct tape was originally called duck tape!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-03-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,664
Posted By rustythumb
Re: The forgotten 1960 Fords

and they had the best looking dog dish hubcaps ever!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,374
Posted By rustythumb
Re: 36 5 window trunk back

i noticed 1 car has the board in front of the upright braces & the other has it behind. is that a difference between 3 & 5 windows or what? my car has no boards at all. didn't know they were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By rustythumb
stacy brown antique parts

any one know what became of stacy brown's inventory after he sold it? heard it went back east, but don't know where.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,150
Posted By rustythumb
Re: Why no lock-washers?

had lock washers been invented when model a's were new?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By rustythumb
Re: F47 Hubcaps

i have 11 of the '41 1 piece hub caps & i've seen the 2 piece also. i used to believe all '42-'56 caps were 2 piece until i bought a '47-'48 1 piece at a san diego swap meet a couple years ago. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By rustythumb
question about exhaust manifolds

was looking at a friend's '41 merc the other day & noticed that it's left manifold has it's outlet further forward than my ford manifold. [evidently to clear the steering box] the ford parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By rustythumb
Re: 1941 Tudor Dash Trim

ford used one piece die cast in the cheap models.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By rustythumb
Re: question for brake gurus

found the problem! thanks to everyone for suggestions, especially bruce lancaster! when i rebuilt the brakes,i added the thick rubber pads on the pedals, [it didn't have them before]. because...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By rustythumb
Re: Ford F47 Hubcaps

i think they are worth restoring since they are one piece! most original & all repos are 2 piece. a pro will charge $25-$75 each depending on how much damage they have. the one pictured doesn't need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By rustythumb
Re: Question on 1947 mercury frame

is it possible that fords & mercs used the same frame in'41 only? i recently measured a friend's '41 merc frame from firewall forward & it was the same as my '46 ford.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By rustythumb
Re: won't let me post new thread

it did the second time i tried!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By rustythumb
question for brake gurus

help! car- '36. brakes- '46-'48 w/ '39 pedals. brakes gradually lock up when they get hot after 20 minutes of driving. normal when they cool down. i have since replaced master,wheel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By rustythumb
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By rustythumb
question for '35-'40 owners

just wondering what kind of stock type [quiet] mufflers you guys use? as you know, there isn't much room under there ! i haven't seen any reproduction stock mufflers in the catalogs. thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By rustythumb
Re: 1932 Bumper Bolts?

be careful with those repro solid stainless bolts. i had a set about 20 years ago & found they break easily!
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