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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: 1932 Ford Frame

You could ring one of the companies that sell reproduce frames( Brookville maybe) and ask you hem how heavy one is...should get you there or there abouts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Another E-Failure

I know of several E_fires fitted to friends cars and they all, without exception , praise them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: T5 Speedo question

That’s a nifty little thing
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Henry Hopper
T5 Speedo question

Iím in the process of getting the parts ready to fit a T5 into the Cabriolet and would like to know how others have sorted out the speedometer problem.The trans I am intending to use has the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Posies 2040 Front Spring 1937 Ford??

I bought a Posies reversed eye spring for a Forty coupe, it was too soft and flattened out almost straight. Took it off and fitted a reversed eye main leaf to the original spring pack minus two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

Agree about the brakes, I’ve got a brand new set of Lincoln’s under the bed and 40 Fords for the rear all rebuilt.

Just making a list of parts required for the whole transmission and brake swap.It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

That seems like the ultimate installation where you get the best of both.Finding the parts here inEngland would be tricky I guess...no Jeep breakers that I know of... Ihave a friend whoís business is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

That sounds like a great combo youíve got there Tom.75mph cruising would be ideal for my requirements... at the moment it feels like itís heading for coronary care at 60mph.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

Thanks Tom... I’ve got 4.11’s at present but have a set of new 3.54’s waiting to come over from America at present. Which set is preferential with a T5?

Thanks for the replies fellas.... it’s...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

Yes...I’m looking at the Ford version with the better ratios.Ive read that the S10 gearing is not ideal.

I thought it better to post it on here as the car is stock apart from the proposed gearbox...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By Henry Hopper
Opinion on T5 drivability

Iím mulling over what to do with my 36..it drives nice as a stocker but I wouldnít want to take it any great distance.

Iíve had several early Fords and Iíll be honest, the three speed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Timing fixture ID?

The body looks identical....but the figures are different from what I have been able for o find on line.

Maybe made under licence in England for the domestic market maybe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Henry Hopper
Timing fixture ID?

I recently came into possession of this timing fixture but I have no paperwork with it.

Iíve searched online and it looks similar to a KRWilson.Can anyone confirm this or identify it.

Thankyou
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,280
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: 36 Ford wins AMBR show .......

Not my taste but fully respect the owners commitment to what he wanted.... itís just too modern for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,237
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: elling my stash

I just received some old flathead parts from a friend who just recently passed away.Most is old worn out stuff but I took it because otherwise it would be scrapped.It was sad really going through his...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: 1936 Sending unit float

Mine is brass.... I had to repair it. It was full of petrol due to a couple of pinholes. I soldered them up and it works fine now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: balanceing wide 5s

I fitted dynabeads in my tyres on the 36.... very impressed with them. The car drives really smooth now.An added bonus is that they balance the whole rotating assembly not just the wheel/ tyre.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: ī36 wiering

https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_mercury_early/headlight-and-tail-light-wire-harness-ford-passenger-and-ford-pickup-truck.html

Rolf,you can buy the looms from Macs as well as others,...the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: How to find original colour of car

I'm pretty sure the car has had a full repaint at sometime in its life....my painter friend said the paint is cellulose that is on it now and there doesn't appear to be any dark red primer where he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By Henry Hopper
How to find original colour of car

Is there a way of finding out the original colour that your car left the factory with?I suspect that mine has had a total respray at some time and would like to know if it was like for like ,or not....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Brake question

Always good to hear recommendations.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Brake question

Thanks for the answers fellas...I have been looking at the dropped axles that Nostalgia Sid sells... nice looking work .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Henry Hopper
Brake question

I’m looking at options on changing my brakes to hydraulics.Im pretty sure I’m going for self energising brakes for the front but was wondering if standard 40 brakes would’ve ok on the rear.As the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: 36/37 steering boxes

Pressing the old worm off can be hard....we tried but it wouldn't budge.I split it with a thin cutting disc and it popped off.I used refrigerant to freeze the end of the shaft and warmed the new worm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Pilot Woodie - long story

Just noticed the rear side doors.....glad it's being looked after properly, keep the updates regular I enjoy seeing projects progress.
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