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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By alchemy
Re: 32' Cowl to Firewall Gasket

We recently tried four different gaskets (no original ones) and found the Vintique to be closest to original. My brother used that on his coupe. I used one of the others (I forget which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By alchemy
Re: Jumbo solids 16 x 4.5" identify???? 5 0n 5.5

Yep Newc, those are Goodyear Airwheels. Your ad on the HAMB is probably overpriced with no hubcaps. The caps will cost you more than the wheels.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,251
Posted By alchemy
Re: Making an old radiator grill look good

No, they aren't. Not originally at least. As these guys have been saying, the outer edge is stainless and the bars are painted light gray. If yours are plated they didn't come from the factory...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By alchemy
Re: Help identifying these '40-style rear hubs

But, aren't the hub and drum all one piece up through 37 or maybe even 39 (except for those wide-five ones that were made with a big hub and narrow drum, which we are sure isn't the kind pictured)? ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,557
Posted By alchemy
Re: Help: Reverse eye leaf spring problem 34 Ford

Fordson, I think you might be overthinking your problem. You don't really need a reversed eye main leaf in the rear. Just dearch the whole pack a little in a simple H press. Take the spring apart...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,543
Posted By alchemy
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Not a lot of experience doing it, but I had always understood it's bad to screw the adjusters outward. They won't have as tight of interference on the threads then. Do you guys run into this?

Do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,713
Posted By alchemy
Re: Evolution of installing cylinder heads

What are your thoughts on bolts vs. studs?

I've had problems with coolant weeping past the studs, so I use a lot of Stinky Brown Permatex on studs (basically gluing them into position). If bolts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By alchemy
Re: Make it Stop! ('46 Deluxe)

Arcing the shoes to the drums will make a huge difference. Since I don't have anyone with the proper machine nearby, I use a sanding block with 80 grit on it to sand off the high spots of the shoes....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1940 Ford hinge replacement

I can see from your pics that the door has been jammed open too hard sometime in it's life. The skin is buckled, and probably the inner jamb portion of the door might either have a torn area or at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By alchemy
Re: The Defiant One.....at the transmission shop

I bet that shaft didn't weep any lube. Rust seals up any loose fitting hole.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By alchemy
Re: Stromberg 97 and Holly 94 core prices

I don't mess with Chandler-Groves, but I'd buy all the 97's I could find for $35-60. I've never found any that cheap though. Around these parts they go for $100 and up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By alchemy
Re: Sanity check 39 rear brakes

It might mean that shoe is very thick and is fully adjusted at that point. Or, it could be wrong, but if it stops nicely I'd leave it as-is. Check them again in a year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By alchemy
Re: 33 steering box and lube

When I first rebuilt my steering box I had the bushings honed a bit too tight, and used heavy gear oil. After about a decade I got so fed up with it I took it out and honed some new bushings a bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,702
Posted By alchemy
Re: Kinmont brakes

The backing plate and the inside pressure plate are cast iron. The outside hat that spins the fiber ring is aluminum. I think the fiber ring/disk is magnesium.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,933
Posted By alchemy
Re: Bought three Flathead V8 engines yesterday

You say "side mag", but that is not a magneto. It's a distributor. No magnets in there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,496
Posted By alchemy
Re: Bronze Bushings, removing and installing professionally

I'm thinking even a guy with no lathe could make these tools. Nice bolts and thick washers could be used for a majority of the puller and pusher.

34 Fab, do you have any tricks to make sure the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By alchemy
Re: screw size 32 floor boards

There's lots of #12 machine screws on a 32 Ford. And a few #14 wood screws, which are almost as hard to find. Why, Henry, why?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,166
Posted By alchemy
Re: Ever seen this 1932 Roadster ???

OK, I concede. They aren't actually Chevy rings. But it sure did get some blood pressures up didn't it?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,166
Posted By alchemy
Re: Ever seen this 1932 Roadster ???

Trim rings. Those thin 18" trim rings are Chevy parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,166
Posted By alchemy
Re: Ever seen this 1932 Roadster ???

It is a nice car. Even with Chevy parts on it. ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By alchemy
Re: 32 Outside Door Handle Issue

Just two days ago I did the old rebuilt/respring of a 32 door latch. The striker tab was worn on all four sides and needed welding to bring it back to proper dimensions. I had a nice one to compare...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,933
Posted By alchemy
Re: Bought three Flathead V8 engines yesterday

Does the rusty lump engine have a dual pulley on the crank still? That is a nice part for the guys putting blowers on their motors and is kinda hard to find. Worth a couple coins. The dual pulley...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By alchemy
Re: '33-'34 vs '35-'36 bumpers

Since you are discussing the minutia of 35 vs. 36, it should also be noted that a 33 bumper is different from a 34. The bolt-to-brace spacing was changed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By alchemy
Re: 1940 sedan, different door?

Supposed to be like that. It's clearance for the stainless at the front of the glass. I'd be more concerned why the driver door doesn't have the depression. It should be there too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By alchemy
Re: 32 B PU steering gear overhaul

I used an original "seal" when I first rebuilt my steering box and it leaked a lot. I had a counterbore for a seal from an F-1 pickup machined in the end last winter and now it doesn't leak a drop. ...
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