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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Otterby
Re: Drag Link Question

Thanks for the help. I guess I shouldn't be calling the ends ball joints. They're the same as tie rod ends, just on a drag link and not a tie rod. It looks like my flat washer should be cupped to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Otterby
Drag Link Question

I’m installing a NOS drag link in my ‘48 Super Deluxe. The fixed ball joint end included a flat washer and a rubber washer. How do these set on the ball joint stud. Does the flat washer sit against...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By Otterby
Re: Reinstalling wing windows

What’s the best way to compress such small rivets?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By Otterby
Reinstalling wing windows

I recently removed the wing windows on my '48 Coupe and replaced the seals with the Dennis Carpenter kit. The kit was supplied with 6 rivets. 2 short silver, 2 short brass and 2 long brass. Does...
Forum: Early V8 06-20-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By Otterby
‘48 Radiator Shroud

I’m looking for the radiator shroud that covers the front upper part of the radiator on a ‘48 Super Deluxe Coupe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By Otterby
Defroster Hose Source

Does anyone know of a source for the hoses that go from the heater to the defrost vents on a ‘48 Super Deluxe?
Forum: Early V8 06-07-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By Otterby
Wanted - ‘48 Quarter Window Trim

I am looking for a quarter window glass trim for a ‘48 Super Deluxe Sedan Coupe. With or without glass. I need either a drivers side with trim that only partially surrounds the glass or the passenger...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Otterby
Re: Quarter Window Seal Install

Maybe a spray silicone lubricant?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Otterby
Quarter Window Seal Install

I'm installing new quarter window seals on a '48 coupe and wondering if anyone has advise on what to use to lubricate the seal so it goes into the channel easier. I want to make sure I don't use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By Otterby
Rear Glass Installation

Could someone tell me or post a link with instructions on how to install the rear window on a 1948 sedan coupe. I’m just wanting to get as much information as possible before I do it wrong and break...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By Otterby
1948 Headliner and Glass

I’m getting ready to install the headliner and back window in my ‘48 sedan coupe. Does anyone have any advise or tricks that might be helpful?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By Otterby
Re: Cali Tire and wheel

Just bought a set of 3” whitewalls from them. They’re Hankook tires and look good. I’d recommend them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By Otterby
Flushing a lever shock

My '48 ford has the old style lever shocks (I think Houdaille?). They seem to be in good shape so I was wanting to drain whatever is in them now and replace with fresh hydraulic jack oil. Is it ok to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,043
Posted By Otterby
Re: Macs

It would be much easier to stomach the shipping costs if the majority of their parts weren't complete junk.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By Otterby
Re: Need Help Choosing Wheels and Tires

What is the radial size equivalent to a 6.00x16?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,837
Posted By Otterby
Re: thermostats

I see. I'm surprised no one makes them anymore with all the old flatheads still running.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,837
Posted By Otterby
Re: thermostats

How were the thermostats held in place originally? Were they a different style? I’m pretty sure it wasn’t with a couple copper wires wedged between the neck and the hose. I haven’t been able to make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,370
Posted By Otterby
Re: ‘48 Rear Drums

I don't get it either. With shipping, just two drums will be close to $300. It's crazy how much more some things cost. I do need rear drums though and am going to get the Boling Bros. drums. It's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,370
Posted By Otterby
Re: ‘48 Rear Drums

Here is the diagram I used from the manual. I obviously need to pay closer attention. I assumed this was for the left side by the way the squiggly underline is under "ASS'Y LEFT". However, now that I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,370
Posted By Otterby
Re: ‘48 Rear Drums

I'll have to double check tonight but I'm positive my service manual showed the short lined shoe towards the front? I didn't question it because that's the way the old ones were installed. I really...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,370
Posted By Otterby
Re: ‘48 Rear Drums

Thanks for the information. Attached are pictures of my drum/hub and rear brake assembly. It is an inside the drum mounted hub. Most places do show that it should be an outside mounted hub those...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,370
Posted By Otterby
Re: ‘48 Rear Drums

Has anyone used these drums from speedway? I'm curious how they compare to the Boling Bros. drums? What does Bendix style mean? I have 12" juice brakes with inside mounted hubs.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By Otterby
Fan Hub Getting Hot

Does anyone know if the hub on the engine cooling fan should get hot? It isn't red hot but is definitely hot to the touch. I have filled it with 80W-90, turned it 180 degrees and let the excess drain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By Otterby
Need Help Choosing Wheels and Tires

I'm in the process of getting a 1948 Super Deluxe Coupe barn find going. I've looked at a lot of different wheel/tire combinations and have decided to go with a red steel wheel, dish hubcaps and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,370
Posted By Otterby
Re: ‘48 Rear Drums

I noticed that but it was referencing 1940-1941. Is it the same for a 1948?
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