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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1935 Sedan Convertible HELP

This is exactly right! Slow and sure, no pinched fingers, no torn canvas. At minimum, it's a two man job even when you know how to do it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Plastic Dash Inserts 1941 Merc

That was Jack Karlskind of Pleasanton, Ca. RIP.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Carb rebuild instructions

You should be able to make an excellent trade for a correct model 91-99 94.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,234
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Paul Bradley Response

Naw, it made me remember a poem I learned to recite when I was just a little tyke.

I had a little pony, his name was Dapple-Grey... :(
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-28-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 815
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Strange "Clanking Noise" at Idle

See my answer on the early V8s forum :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Strange "Clanking Noise" at Idle

Narrow it down by removing the fan belt temporarily.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Late 21 stud 85 with 14 mm plugs

Everything in your post goes counter to what is considered fact today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By ford38v8
Re: There must be a better way

Tom, We've all been there and couldn't agree more. Keep at it, that insulation is tough, but will bend for you if you insist!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,234
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Paul Bradley Response

So, is Paul Bradley staying at Wally World these days? Did he get a new pony? :confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Newbie to forum, and Ford.

Here's something about NOS parts that many have found out the hard way:
What's referred to as NOS is sometimes technically incorrect, although the part may never have been installed on a car, they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,234
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Paul Bradley Response

OK everyone, from now on, any reference to horses are off limits. We must be very, very careful what we say nowadays. :rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Newbie to forum, and Ford.

There are two Mac's. There's the Mac's with the big splashy ads, then there is Mac Van Pelt, who relies mostly on word of mouth. Word to the wise.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Wheel stands

When considering new stands, give a thought to the feet. How much support is there and what sort of surface will it be sitting on. Ask me how I know bad things can happen.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Newbie to forum, and Ford.

You bought new castle nuts... I hope they are NOS, not new hardware store. The difference is important.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,234
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Paul Bradley Response

Philip, your horse is dead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Anyone still putting custom paint into aerosol cans

I believe any good stand-alone paint store can mix your color and load aerosol cans. The old gas is no longer available, but otherwise...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Need a little help on this! SOLVED!!

Sounds kinda like a pretty woman I used to know. :eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,188
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1938 Deluxe

I actually thought I was wrong once. As it turned out, I was mistaken. ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Kearney heads at H&H flatheads?

I was fortunate to have been invited, along with my V8 Club, to the Kearney Foundry back in the day, by the originator of the Kearney heads, Jon Scobel. We were given the grand tour, from design room...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,630
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Fan came apart!!

John's got it right on all counts. For all those thinking how great it would be to have an alternator, Read John's post again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '40 rear brake question: How snug should the drums be on the shoes?

Doggone it, I donít know where I got locked into the name Hotchkiss while meaning Lockheed, but thatís not even the first time I made that mistake. Iím glad you know what I meant, anyway!

And in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '40 rear brake question: How snug should the drums be on the shoes?

I have to disagree on the first part. I don't consider Ford's first hydraulics to be an improvement at all. The Hotchkiss brakes were less efficient than were the self energizing cable brakes, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '40 rear brake question: How snug should the drums be on the shoes?

Well shucks, that makes sense, but with my '38 mechanicals, I have to accomplish the pressure differential with adjustments at the shoes. I'll have to look again, but I don't think there is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By ford38v8
Re: '40 rear brake question: How snug should the drums be on the shoes?

I've found that rear brakes must be set somewhat looser than front brakes to allow them to begin a skid at the same time as the fronts begin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,405
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1946 Ford Custom Deluxe Police Car From Cop To Cop

You can't name a model that hasn't been used in law enforcement.
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