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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By rockfla
Re: A California Survivor - California Cabriolet V-8

The cherry on the top, Kube, is usually at some point in the picture offering of said V8 is the requisite 8BA under the hood of a 32-40's car AND not only "survivor" attached BUT "original V8" too!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,125
Posted By rockfla
Re: '32 standard roadster project - some further progress

Interestingly, David, toward the end showing the "A"'s lined up against the wall as they went down the line ......."Most" OR at least 3 appeared to be of the 28-29 variety!!!

ALSO interesting to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By rockfla
Re: looking for Scott from Woodland Hills, CA.

Kube
After all of your sweat and tears, one wonders why the engine change??? I think other than washing or driving one of your restorations, I think I'd have to kick someone's "arse" for touching...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By rockfla
Re: should it be of "concern"?? What do the experts say

Hence the "post" Like you it always makes the posterior bull frog tight (and that's water tight) when it swings to "H" and the subsequent "please, please, please" (with copious beads of perspiration...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By rockfla
Re: should it be of "concern"?? What do the experts say

That has been what I have been thinking as it doesn't puke any coolant or loose any and it always drops to a "comfortable" level so I figure the the thermostats ARE working as within a minute it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By rockfla
should it be of "concern"?? What do the experts say

On my "Stock" flathead," Most " of the time when I have been driving it, the temperature, as it comes up to operating temp, goes all the way to "H" and will stay there approximately 30 seconds to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By rockfla
Re: Car transporter?

We used what was then "Pilot" to take our car to Pebble Beach and back from Florida (2004).......no issues!!!! I had a local friend sell a corvette to a fellow in No Car. and use "Classic Car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By rockfla
Re: Stainless steel Fords going to auction

Does anyone know IF there were more than one of the 60 T-Bird & 67 Lincoln???? Or is that it, just one of each???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By rockfla
Re: 1932 Ford dealer album photo needed

I guess I''m lucky in seeing two, Picture #1 was 2005 at the Western National in Breckenridge CO and Picture #2 was in San Diego in 2007.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By rockfla
Re: Stainless steel Fords going to auction

Kerk
You are correct, Sir. ALL three of the pictured SS Ford Product were there AND as an aside, My father, brother and I drove up from Florida as it was our FIRST V8 Meet attended (me 8 year old)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,125
Posted By rockfla
Re: '32 standard roadster project - some further progress

David, you can add "pin stripping" to that list of things much easier to accomplish with the fenders off. At least for a free hand stripper.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By rockfla
EFV8 Western National

Any body have the skinny on the the EFV8 Western National Meet given the current info and Covid panic???? OR know IF anything has been determined yet??
Forum: Early V8 05-20-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 56
Posted By rockfla
39 Mercury Coupe SS Trim

Need 39 Mercury Stainless Trim. PM or email at salesjbnase@comcast.net
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By rockfla
Re: Charging opinions

I cleaned and lubed ALL the grounds & battery connections shortly after getting the car from my dad & made double sure of the cables as I removed the battery tray and cleaned and painted it when I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By rockfla
Charging opinions

I took the 39 Merc for a "good" run this weekend. Long stretches of 45 & 55 mph runs. On the return trip I went across a semi-rough set of railroad tracks and the Temp & Battery gauges went "dead"....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By rockfla
Re: Is this oilpan protector original or not ?

Absolutely!!! Was going to say, it looks like a "must have" IF you had a Marmon Harrington Pick-up, Station Wagon OR Panel of some variety!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By rockfla
Re: Is this oilpan protector original or not ?

Not a 37 "expert" but have had our 37 Station Wagon since I was 3 years old (ie since 1966) and "never" seen any kind of oil pan protector like that OR have been told we were missing such an Item!!! ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By rockfla
Re: 1932 Ford roadster size question.

David, isn't that an oxymoron....made the doors bigger for a "smaller" space? Lol


DAVID, just as an aside....at my size try a WWII GPW I "Just" about have to have the top down to drive one adn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By rockfla
Re: 1932 Ford roadster size question.

At 6'1" and 257, I think the ease of entrance and egress is worse that all the above mentioned!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By rockfla
Re: orignal 1934 woodgrain

I wonder just how well that Hydro dipped material last's in the sun light??? I have a stock on a hunting rifle that was hydro dipped and it is "very" sensitive to chipping as well!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By rockfla
Re: Factory Wood Graining

Honest Johhny
That wood graining looks familiar. Good job once again!!! We "finally" get to see your work in person in the next week or so!! Thanks for the fine work on ours (as I believe this is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,035
Posted By rockfla
Re: Speedo drive “turtle” on transmission

Once again, thanks for all the help and knowledge. I learned a valuable lesson in respect of "don't trust what you are seeing when you can "only" see about 1/4 of what you're looking at!" Low and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,035
Posted By rockfla
Re: Speedo drive “turtle” on transmission

Thinking over what I have previously done I believe this may be the issue as I think I remember it being able to move back and forth quiet a bit???? I will pull and check it tonight. Hopefully IF...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,035
Posted By rockfla
Re: Speedo drive “turtle” on transmission

They are 6.00 X 16's. I just looked at the chart and 3:54 with 6.00 x 16 both 4 and 6 ply tires shows an 18 gear, or am I reading it incorrectly???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,035
Posted By rockfla
Re: Speedo drive “turtle” on transmission

So is this the "correct" orientation???
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