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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By blucar
Re: Rear shocks on a 1936 fordor

I reviewed the pix you attached in #1 of this thread, the shock shown in the pix is missing the adjuster that all '36 shocks had.
The rear lever shocks on my 36 are original to the car. I added the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By blucar
Re: 1940 Ford 1/2 ton restoration sequence?

Some very good advise has been passed on in this thread, so I'll keep my comments to a minimum.
I have found that the average novice rebuilder makes the mistake that he can buy new replacement nuts,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By blucar
Re: 1945 1/2 ton Pickup Tire Help needed

The standard 1/2 ton wheel, '40-56 is a 16 x 4.5, 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern, inside hub cap knobs. The standard tire is 600 x 16, 4 ply, the HD option is 650 x 16, 6 ply.
A modern option for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935-1936 Wind Wings

An explanation about the wind wings for my '36 coupe.
The mounting frame is stainless steel, slides in between the window weather stripping and the door, attaches with two very small screws into the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935-1936 Wind Wings

I have a pair of wind wings that were on my '36 5 win cpe, that are the same style as the WW's in your original contribution. I did not like the look of the add on WW's, I took them off of my car in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By blucar
Re: 33/34 side mirror brackets

I don't care for the original mid 1930 Ford style of rear view mirror brackets. I used a pair of late '60's Volks Wagon door hinge pin mirrors on my '36. The fit is good on the original Ford hinges,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By blucar
Re: '39 Oregon Plate

I don't think the average police officer would waste his time stopping an old vehicle with old license plates, however, if the driver did something stupid, the old plates might give a policeman 'just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By blucar
Re: Weber cams

I have a Weber F-1 cam in my 59AB engine.. Wanted a a Howard M-8, for some unknown reason the builder of the engine talked me into the F-1 which reputedly is a 'constant acceleration cam'. A little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By blucar
Re: Off Road 1940 ford pickup.

I have read articles about HD 4x4 Ford trucks that were made for military and/or oil field use in the middle East Deserts.
Someplace I have an article with pix of a '37-38 MH Ford that was built by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 986
Posted By blucar
Re: '39 Oregon Plate

A YOM plate in CA has no restrictions.. It is treated like a personal vanity plate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By blucar
Re: Fuel pump stand - what's up?

The purpose for the small section of rubber hose is to prevent/minimize vapor from the rear exhaust bearing contaminating the intake system. :cool:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By blucar
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

OK, don't confuse me with facts, I have my mind made up.
It is a fact of life the heat expands, cold contracts.. Air intrainment in the coolant is not a good thing, the cooling effect of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By blucar
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

In my mind a coolant recovery tank is a must have item on just about any engine. The problem with the pre 48 engines is that the radiator fill cap generally has no allowance in the fill neck for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By blucar
Re: 1937 Pickup Cab question

NO! There is absolutely nothing about the 37 passenger car front sheet metal that is compatible with the truck.
There are a couple 36 pickups floating around that have a passenger front ends on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 13,424
Posted By blucar
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I don't usually fess up to my actual age, I will be 87 in a couple months. Still hitting on all eight cylinders, have a young girl friend, she is 82.. Have encountered a few pot-holes travleing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By blucar
Re: 40 Ford wheels

I wonder? Why do you want to use '40 Ford 16" wheels? Ford offered the 5 on 5.5 16" wheels on the F-1/F100 through 1966. This wheel has the inside knobs for the hub cap and looks exactly like the '40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By blucar
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

I believe in the KISS principle.. 'Keep It Simple Stupid'. To accomplish that I like to keep my builds safe, reliable and trouble free with enough power to get out of the way when the crazies are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By blucar
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

We are in the process of finishing up the installation of a disk brake, rack pinion IFS on a '37 pickup utilizing an assesembly made by TCI (Total Cost Involved 800 984-0884)
The system is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By blucar
Re: Brake shoe repair

There are some things that are best left to the professionals... Brake relining is one of them.
Did you check the metal base parts for cracks and/or trueness to the drum before you attempted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By blucar
Re: Rim powder coating

I have to agree with Kube, I just had a set of wheels for a '37 GMC that I wanted PC'd to match a promo pix I have of a Harley Earl GMC color scheme of the '30's. The color I wanted was a special...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,604
Posted By blucar
Re: 12 year old Coker tires, still ok?

I will never quite understand car builders/restorers, One of the first things they do when they start a restoration is go out and buy a nice set of tires/wheels. The tires and wheels are usually...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,141
Posted By blucar
Re: Changing a 36 steering box for a 37

Bondo works well to repair cracks in a Ford steering wheel. I repaired a '36 Banjo wheel using Bondo, painted the wheel then put a leather cover on it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,141
Posted By blucar
Re: Changing a 36 steering box for a 37

The column shift on the left side of the steering wheel was great for street racing, which I did a lot of during the '50's. The shift pattern is upside down, 1st gear is up, 2nd gear is down, makes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,141
Posted By blucar
Re: Changing a 36 steering box for a 37

I put a '40 steering gear box w/40 mount in my '36 in 1955. The '37-40 worm and roller, compared to the earlier worm and sector, is like adding power steering, especially when parallel parking.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By blucar
Re: heater for 1935 Ford

I am the second owner of my '36 Ford coupe. When I bought the car in 1952 it came with a hot water heater mounted on the passenger side of the firewall. I did not know it in 1952, in later years I...
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