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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,738
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

"It's a poor workman who blames his tool" anon
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,738
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

A long time ago, I installed some waterjet cutters in China. When I finished and was getting ready to come home, my customer technicians asked if they could buy my American tools....they said that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,854
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

Virus vs. Germs require completely different approaches to control them.... I just read an article regarding the spread of the corona virus.... there is an "average" transmission where a single case...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,854
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

Johns Hopkins University Sent this excellent summary:

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Fuel Pump Oil Pressure Shut Off Switch Question

It is important to know the current capacity of the oil pressure switch. For instance, the stock GM 5.7 switch is packaged with the oil pressure sender and has very little current capacity...it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,988
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Drake Sale:

A couple of years ago, a group of us stopped at Drake's parts outfit in Grant's Pass, OR. Mr Drake was very cordial and showed us around the place. He openly discussed the backorder problem.... for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 32 Ford Ignition Bullseye Toggle Switch

Michael, I didnt see the springs on your web site. Can you help me with how
to order qty 4 of the springs for the bullseye on/off switch? Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 32 Ford Ignition Bullseye Toggle Switch

Thanks, Michael
I didnt see them on your store site.
DavidG... yes, they tend to jump out of my parts
box and disappear even though I put them in plastic
bags. Since Michael sells a nice kit, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 32 Ford Ignition Bullseye Toggle Switch

DavidG
If you find a source for that spring, I will buy 3 or 4. I looked in my column drop rebuild parts and cannot find any springs...I must have used all that I had.

Thanks
Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 32 Ford Ignition Bullseye Toggle Switch

Pic of his switch and bezel
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 32 Ford Ignition Bullseye Toggle Switch

The guy is Chad Zaemisch zaemo@mac.com
He makes the nice switch levers AND the real on/off switch plates with the raised
letters instead of the cheap silkscreened ones. I bought several of each,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,640
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Barrett Jackson

BJ is not the place to sell a pre war Ford unless it has some famous builder's name attached to it. The clients bidding are there either for a muscle type car or a bargain... not a semi-original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: turn signals

Unfortunately, the positive ground is a problem for the current design (no pun intended) since the electronics don't like the polarity change. There has been at least one 6 VDC installation but no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,403
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: turn signals

The Blinkie controller should make your wife happy since the turn signal is turned off after a set time.... so she doesn't have to say "do you know your turn signal is still on?" Of course, I reply...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: turn signals

I have one in my 39 Ford coupe and a Blinkie dash in my 32 roadster..... but of course we would have them since we designed them. If anyone is interested, PM me and I will send the wiring diagram...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Draining a gas tank

Home Depot sells a pump rated to transfer gasoline. It uses a D cell battery and works great. I used it to empty my 39 gas tank.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,965
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: STP/gear lub

When I was 16, I had a job changing oil in big trucks. The boss told me to put 1 QUART of STP in when I refilled the oil. We kept the 5 gallon can of STP sitting on top of a big heater... so it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 39 Deluxe Gauges

I may have a group of gauges that I took out of my 39 deluxe coupe. .... let me look tonight to see. I am not sure if the temp gauge was cut when it was removed.
Mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Gloss powder Coat to Semi-Gloss?

Like Kube said, you can re-powder coat one time....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,715
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Interesting observation with a 59L block- Still pretty thick @ 3 3/8ths bore

I also have a 59L that I bought (it was a bargain because it was bored 3 3/8"). We also got the Egge 3.375+ 0.010 pistons. I had it sonic checked, thinnest location was 0.098" wall......zero...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,288
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Seeking the whereabouts of........

IF you still know the 18-xxxxx number, you might try a license plate office and
ask them to verify that the serial number is not in use....if they check and it comes
back as a hit, they might tell...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,157
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Painting the embossed Ford script on tailgate

The painters that I used to hang with have a set of plastic masks that are held on magnetically....they paint the white first, pop the masks on each letter and spray the body color. the masks fit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,637
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: 1932 Factory Colors Thread

Gee, can someone organize a trip back in time to visit the factory and see all the neat colors rolling off the assembly line? Sign me up.... I want a window seat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,182
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: Why No Bob Drake at LA Roadster..?

Also, swap meets have competition from the online auction sites...I can sit in my easy chair with a beer and post ads using pictures I took with my cell phone... then, if a fish bites, I have to box...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By mike in tucson
Re: powermaster Alternator

Rats! Now you tell me. Have a powergen with fan on it for almost 3 years. Roadster will go 90++mph....and the fan stays on.
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