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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Brakes

There was a post here on the Barn about some aftermarket wheel cylinders having a steel sleeve that leaks/moves in the bore. Might check for that. I assume your brakes are adjusted correctly. Also.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 820
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: 41 Ford engine help

A fuel pump that looks new does not make it a good one. Sounds like you have very low fuel pressure. Blockage or leak in line from tank bad pump... Need to check fuel pressure for 2-3 psi.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Need to replace oxy-acetylene torch set

I agree on the O rings but like you said, they seal up very well. I always lick em before installing..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By 37 Cab
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By 37 Cab
36 Fords

I am a member of a few old car groups (facebook) and see a lot of pictures of 35-40 Fords. Of all the pictures posted of member cars, There are more 36s than any other year.. By far! Some are glass...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,844
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

This is like asking a kid with a big chocolate ice cream cone what his favorite ice cream is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Aod in 1950 ford 8ba

Also keep in mind an AOD is totally reliant on the throttle valve for shift pressures. It is critical that it be adjusted correctly for correct shift points and trans pressures. A misadjusted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Aod in 1950 ford 8ba

Also, the electronic transmission (4R70W) is virtually the same as an AOD internally so the wide ratio planetary gears will interchange into the AOD. The W in 4R70W stands for wide ratio.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Are all yellow top coils 12 volt

Is the whole car there? If so pull a light bulb and apply 12 volts. See if it lives.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: 1937 85hp cylinder sleeve possibly leaking water into the pan?

A little off topic but I was a Ford dealer tech all my life. When they did the cash for clunkers program in the early 2000s the cars we got in under that program were deemed junk and not allowed to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: What kind of heads are these - 49 Merc flathead?

Notice the long hoses on the floor behind the engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,702
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Junk yards of the '40s '50s

When I was a kid I built my first hot rod using all junkyard parts. Ended up with a 55 Fairlane with a 428 and a top loader 4 speed. Good luck doing anything like that these days. Think I gave 200...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Starter heat soak

My car has Fenton cast iron headers and the header is so close the stud for the battery cable had to be ground off some for clearance. I have no issues starting even on the hottest day after extended...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By 37 Cab
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Speedometer cable

I found a NOS cable on Ebay. Got it coming. Thanks for the help guys.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By 37 Cab
Speedometer cable

I am getting ready to install the Mitchell overdrive in my 37. My speedometer quit recently and was "bouncing" since I got the car. There is a spot in the cable housing where it was damaged "pinched"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: exhaust pipe wrap

Keep in mind the heat retained in the pipe will eventually cause the metal to become brittle. Also if it gets wet it will retain moisture until heated up enough to dry out. I have seen more than one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Any idea what tis frame is?

How about a Lincoln with the body cut off? Looking at the front and rear crossmembers it appears to have been built with those.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Any idea what tis frame is?

Maybe a commercial with passenger car axles? But then.. Didn`t commercial trucks have parallel leaf springs in the back?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By 37 Cab
Any idea what tis frame is?

It has wide five wheels and cable brakes like 37-38 Ford but what is it?405338
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Mystery Door Handle

Looks like the rumble seat handle on my 37.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Safety Wire

We need a "like" button.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Got the call

I went with lever. My car has reversed springs so I kind of expect clearance issues. Steve at Mitchell didn`t think so, but we shall see. The reason I ask about the wheels is because a previous owner...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By 37 Cab
Re: Got the call

Thanks Kerk.. I will be sure to lift the car with the rear heavy and keep an eye on it. I am excited to get this done. Up to this point I have not been comfortable taking my car over 20-30 miles from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,561
Posted By 37 Cab
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