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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By cas3
Re: Vintage battery kill switch?

Personally, I turn my car off in the fall, and I start it up again in the spring. Many folks in the hobby like the disconnect switches, and many tell of the failures of the new modern junk they sell...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By cas3
Re: '40 Wider Wheels?

Fred, I am confused now, if you are not trying for the " big & little" thing, then why are you not happy with the wheels you have? as we have seen, 40, square drop center, 4", 42 and up, sloped drop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By cas3
Re: Spring Hangers Bent

I agree with this ^^^. most important would be to check that they are square with the center line of the axle, so the spring eyes can travel correctly, and, not likely, but they should be about the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By cas3
Re: '40 Wider Wheels?

That's a fine lookin coupe there !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By cas3
Re: '40 Wider Wheels?

Ford pickup's were innie's to 66, cars to 49
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By cas3
Re: Torque Tube to Differential Seal

Mr strech cab still hasnt responded back as to what year he is working on. must not be too important. the reason I ask is the later ones with a bearing in the middle sometimes do not play nice
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 914
Posted By cas3
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 914
Posted By cas3
Re: Ford Motor Co during the war.

Many years ago I was at a junk yard in Nebraska that had an M8 converted to the yard wrecker. They had a boom welded to the gun turit for a rotating lifter upper thing. When I was in my ww2 craze,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By cas3
Re: Torque Tube to Differential Seal

need to know what year tube we are talking about
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By cas3
Re: installing door glass 1934 3 W

Its been discussed here before, basically you need to put the glass in first and wire or tape it all the way up. Then, install the regulator and channel, then drop the glass down into the channel....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By cas3
Re: swap meet find

Seems like a bargain to me. I see them here for 10-20 bucks at swap meets
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By cas3
Re: 59AB Distributor

46-48 would use the "rabbit ears" cap. Same base, different cap and hold down features.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By cas3
Re: 1935 NORS brake drums

35 drum on a 32-34 axle ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By cas3
Re: remove surface rust on transmission gears

I am no expert, but a friend who is in the trans rebuilding service always poo poo's my thoughts of using rusty trans parts because he say's the hard surface is not very deep, and rust will remove it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By cas3
Re: Erratic speedo up to about 30mph

You can buy actual speedo grease intended for this, but I just use a lithium based grease. Not the white stuff, it tends to dry up and get hard over time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By cas3
Re: 36 Rear Spring Removal

And... while its apart look to see if the ends of the leafs have worn into the next leaf below. If so, round off the ends with a flap disk, and round out the impression on the spring below too. Lots...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By cas3
Re: 36 Rear Spring Removal

Well, since I sorta behave like a savage, the first thing I do when dealing with a spring on a rear end is wrap a chain around it loosely, sorta wind it , like a barber pole, no need to even hook the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By cas3
Re: 39 Ford shifter knob question

Soy beans I think? unless Henry was done playing with beans by then
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By cas3
Re: Erratic speedo up to about 30mph

Either the cable is dry, needs grease, or its not routed correctly, needs smoother less kinky corners
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By cas3
Re: bob & roadster @ 88

great lookin roadster there Bob, like to see some more of that, and your lookin good too for a youngster
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,805
Posted By cas3
Re: '40 Oil Filter Canister

Yes, Isee it now, my mistake, the 45 degree fitting looked wrong to me at first, but you got it correct, sorry for my mistake !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By cas3
Re: Removing 1157 Light Bulb in Tailight

Good idea ^^^ ,and sometimes the glass globe will just twist off, no mess, then reach for the needle nose pliers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,805
Posted By cas3
Re: '40 Oil Filter Canister

Looking at the picture posted by Pete, it looks like the input line fitting is for a single flare, like a copper LP gas line would use. Most all automotive applications are of the double flare type,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,805
Posted By cas3
Re: '40 Oil Filter Canister

I believe " period correct" would be the new boss from 3rd gen and brake line tubing. Thats how anybody would have added a filter in those days, and of the dozen or so motors I have played with,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By cas3
Re: oil filter cartridge

I buy em by the case on ebay, cheap. I know, maybe not NZ sellers, but you should look anyway
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