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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By dewickt
Re: Merry Christmas from down under

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Tennessee .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,573
Posted By dewickt
Re: Merry Christmas to ALL 'Barner's

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,082
Posted By dewickt
Re: convert babbitt to insert bearings

Does anyone know of a good shop to re-babbit bearings in the south east, the last shop that did babbit here in Knoxville closed 20 years ago. I have a good 35 block that needs lots of machine work,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,041
Posted By dewickt
Re: 40 Ford won't start when after running

Same problem with my 35 Woody, I used to reach under the dash and short the resistor with a coin while cranking and it would start. I finally got a good replacement (possibly OEM) resistor and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,566
Posted By dewickt
Re: 9 volt system

Along with the 8V battery there also was a dual 6V with an added solenoid to give 12 volts for starting only. The 2 sixes normally ran in parallel until you tried to start the engine, hit the button...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,598
Posted By dewickt
Re: Jump Starting?

If using 12V to jump a 6V car only hook the jumpers up when the starter is engaged, also be careful and make sure all lights are turned off, this can be a quick path to all new bulbs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By dewickt
Re: Please tell me what these are....

They look like aftermarket radio noise suppressors, coil lead and each plug gets one to help supress the ignition noise picked up by the radio..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,464
Posted By dewickt
Re: Block painting

Here it is in the car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,464
Posted By dewickt
Re: Block painting

I used a 1" brush, and high temp black for the exhaust manifolds, after 5 years in the car it looks just as good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,911
Posted By dewickt
Re: Which do you prefer 1935 or 1936??

The 35 has it's classic look, maybe why I've had nine for 43 years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,636
Posted By dewickt
Re: Antique plates, on WHAT!!!

Here in TN it is 25 years and an initial inspection for originality (no street rods).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By dewickt
Re: Removing 36 Engine Side Support

After bashing my knuckles I gave up and drilled the heads off, my spare engine came with a clean set that were not rusted.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,361
Posted By dewickt
Re: strange things you've found in your newly acquired projects

My neighbor owned a used car lot, he filled his tool box with a complete set of tools that he found in trunks, the rusty Craftsman tools went back to Sears and were replaced with new ones under the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,255
Posted By dewickt
Re: Block water leak

Exhaust manifold bolts go into the water jacket, a loose bolt can leak. When I went to pull my manifolds I took the head off of one on each side, was able to pull them then took a torch to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,873
Posted By dewickt
Re: A lesson in Metallurgy.

I went to Sears and bought the largest 6V battery that would fit in my 53, at -20F you could count the teeth on the flywheel when the starter engaged, always started first turn. Used to take about a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 31,876
Posted By dewickt
Re: Fords In The Snow

Heading to Florida 1970
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By dewickt
Re: Has anyone else seen this collection?

Amazing prices for some of the items, out of my league for sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,416
Posted By dewickt
Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Car?

Picked up the 35 in 1969 from an old fashioned junk yard for $100, drove it back the next day to show that it did run, restored it in 75, been 32 years and still around.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-13-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,761
Posted By dewickt
Re: Elmer\'s Trip To California

Very good, actually amazing..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By dewickt
Re: 35 Generator Paint Colors

The ones I have, spare and one on engine, are black with clean aluminum ends.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By dewickt
Re: 35 fuel tank removal

Never was able to get mine loose, ended up pulling the fender off to get the tank out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 43,844
Posted By dewickt
Re: Let's See Your 1935 FORD !

Have had it for 32 years, started out as a $100 junk yard find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By dewickt
Re: Interesting flattie at the Hemmings cruise last night

Even better is what is said on the dash "Real Hot Rods Don't Have Valve Covers"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 85,144
Posted By dewickt
Re: Welcome To The New Ford Barn!

Ryan, Looks like a good start, Thank You, now for the members to get active.
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