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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Gen charging Q

I would think a 3 brush generator is going to be 6 volt - and wouldn't be able to charge a 12 volt system. Or am I missing something?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: speedometer gearing

thanks Kurt, it does look like the 18 tooth is supposed to be right. My speedometer sure seems to register too low, something else must be wrong.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
speedometer gearing

The rear axle in my 33 has "11 - 39" stamped on the flange - a ratio of 3.54 to 1. I replaced the axle many years ago and I think the original was 4.11. (I wonder what the heck I did with that unit?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Wd-40

As far as using wd-40 for shooting potatoes, the reason it used to work good was that the propellant was propane. Now they use co2, which puts fires out instead. The spoiled all the fun.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,476
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Part For A 34 Ford Half Way Made Anyone like to Guess What It Is

I'd like to see someone mill a square dead end hole.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 986
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Rebuilt motor start up

It'll run on gravity feed. You'll need a radiator for sure. I've run motors on stands - they get hot in just a few minutes.
It doesn't matter if the clutch is on it or not, as long as the flywheel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Help dimensions bolt 34 Ford rear radius rod to torque tube

I just checked under my 33, it's a 1/2 inch fine bolt 2 inches long. This is just long enough to stick out of the castle nut by about 2 threads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 1933-34 Steering Column Tube

I have an original 33 2 door sedan and the steering tube is 36 3/4 long.
Jim S.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 1933 front shock mounting

Thanks for those pictures, David. I'll have to look at my car closer now. It's at a friend's shop - we are working on fixing up a few things, including removing the tube shocks I had put on the rear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 1933 front shock mounting

Thanks - I did replace the front crossmember many years ago, but I sure don't know if it was a 33 or 34 piece I used. I wouldn't know the difference I suppose. There aren't enough of these cars cars...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
1933 front shock mounting

Were the front shocks on a 33 V8 mounted on the inside or outside of the frame rails? My car has the two mounting holes plus a larger center hole which would make it seem like they would have been on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,866
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Charcoal

Well for sure ol Henry didn't invent charcoal- people have been making that for a long time (thousands of years I suspect).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: mounting tires

I've changed a lot of 17 inch tires for 33 - 34's by hand. Just lay them on the grass or a piece of carpet and have at it with a couple of tire irons. The hardest part is breaking the bead on the old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Speeding....A word of warning !

She should have gotten out of the way when he sounded his "hooter"!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Kudos to Skip Haney

I've had three coils done by him -one for my 33, one for a 37 truck, and one for a 41 Merc. They all run and start great now.
Jim S.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Costs for parts, grill, garnish moldings, hood? 1933 coupe

The hole for the crank is the right shape. It sort of needs to be like that for the two ears on the crank handle to go through. My 33 has the exact same shape and the metal around it isn't worn away....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,568
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 1936 Rumble Seat Step Question

1/4 pipe thread is around .530 in diameter, depending on how far along the thread you measure - not that much bigger than 1/2 inch. What looks like a half inch bolt with 18 tpi could be the pipe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,752
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Gas fill-up

This happens real easy on a 33, because of the way the tank lays I guess. I just try to fill real slow, but the paint around the neck is real dull and bad looking from gas running down it. I have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: '33 hood latch catch

I just measured mine - take a piece of about .085 thick steel - whatever gauge that is - 1 1/8 inches wide and 2 3/8 long and make a bend to about 52 degrees 1 1/2 inches from one end. The two holes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: '33 Ford mechanical brake question

Mine are 53 inches pin to pin. The actual rod without the clevis is 52.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Is this a 12v to 6v transformer?

Transformers do not work on direct current - only on an alternating or fluctuating current.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,248
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: thermostats

Somehow I thought there were no thermostats in the v8s until 1937. I've been driving my 33 since 1970 without any - seems to work ok. What is the Ford part number for them?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,248
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: thermostats

Did Ford put thermostats in the early V8s?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,991
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 1932 ford rear end questions..

I have a 33 sedan with a V8 and I had swapped the gears for a taller ratio many years ago. I don't remember which ratio I have now, 3.78 sounds right.
Like David G. says, it does make a noticeable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 1933 radiator support rods?

My car is a V8, but I would have thought the rods would be the same for a 4 cylinder. The hood and grill etc. is the same isn't it?
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