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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By FritzJr
Re: finding correct head gaskets

The shape of the gasket holes do not have to match the shape of the block holes, as long as there is a good sealing surface around each hole.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Hotrod or OG

You made the right choice.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Help Identifying a Transmission.

Ford pickup, 1951 -53
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By FritzJr
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Identifying a 39 Tranny

Some '39 transmissions used the older synchronizer and gears. You can not use only the serial number to determine if a '39 transmission has the later gears. The only sure way is to remove the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By FritzJr
Re: air filter questions...

The best approach is to take the mounting base from one of the cheap little chrome filters and use it to adapt a modern filter from another car with a similar size engine. (something in the 200 to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,947
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Barn Find 1946 Tudor.

From your pictures, the wheels appear to be 1949-50 Mercury. The stainless trim on the hood is smooth and is from a 1947 or 48 Ford. However the front fender trim is ridged which indicates 1946 or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,947
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Barn Find 1946 Tudor.

We are eagerly awaiting pictures of your find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 98,518
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Engine block I.D. pictures

@38coupe Thank you for posting the chart. It would be great to have the earlier pictures posted again, it would keep this thread as the "go to" place for block identification.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,885
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Clutch replacement, 1932 Coupe

Back to the original issue, I would certainly make sure that the "steady rods" were properly in place before deciding that the clutch needs to be replaced. There are some obvious modifications to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Steering wheel shim

I do not think the welded stud is the source of your problem. If the wheel fits over the stud properly, it should be fine. It is likely that the stud was replaced by someone who did not know the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By FritzJr
Re: 30 & 40s Ford and Mercury Transmissions

The value will depend greatly on their condition. If they have been sitting outside, they are likely only good for parts. However, there are some desirable parts there. The '39 Ford and '39 Merc...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,108
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Doing Work Myself - Hood Problems

Remove the front bracket and then slide the hood forward. It works best with two people.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By FritzJr
Re: 35 window crank knob removal?

You should be able to drive the pins out with a proper size punch. The pins should be re-usable if you don't lose them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Type of paint typically used in the 1960's

You can verify that it is lacquer by using a bit of lacquer thinner to see if it softens the paint. The thinner will dissolve lacquer no matter how old. Acrylic lacquer came into use in the late...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By FritzJr
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,567
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Water Pump

Don't throw away any of the 79-8501 or 79-8502 dual pulley pumps. These are for '37 through '48 trucks and have bearings instead of bushings. They are sought after by folks who want to mount a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By FritzJr
Re: aluminum housed oil pump

The body of that aluminum pump looks exactly like a '36 to '41 pump, but the pick-up is certainly unusual.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By FritzJr
Re: Info on this truck transmission

The serial number on the case puts it in the 1938 serial number range
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By FritzJr
Re: 34 pickup oil pressure guage

The fittings you see are the proper place for a gage connection.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By FritzJr
Re: leaky brake fittings

I try to use NOS or NORS parts as much as possible. I have had great difficulty with leaks with off-shore parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 74,836
Posted By FritzJr
Re: New Poll, What Year Fords Do We Own?

1932 V8 Standard Coupe (and a '68 Bronco)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,380
Posted By FritzJr
Re: 1932 "survivoration"

@ro, as long as you are not doing anything which cannot be undone, the next owner can do a full restoration if that is their goal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By FritzJr
Re: 32 running boards

Original boards did not have white rubber.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By FritzJr
Re: 32-48 Axle housings

The longer ones are likely '42 - '48. The hangers are different from year to year, so pictures will help.
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