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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 41 Pick Up Wheel and Tire Sizing

Well, the HAMB is a better place but you will not get a warm reception from many as it is more of a traditional or traditionally style site. So, MIi suspensions are not really traditional.

But,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Oil change

I do not run an oil filter as well and Iíve done 3k plus when on my LA Roadster trip - changed it in Pueblo, CO on my way back. That was probably closer to 4K actually ......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Observations about flat head blocks

I have said this before - I collected a gallon bucket of sand from the block in my roadster- and that is just what I collected and not the stuff that got flushed away. I did each bank -...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: EAB heads on 59ab engine?

Sorry but I thought using 59ab heads on an 8ba was ok (need to plug the up front holes) but maybe not the other way around? He wants to put 8ba heads on a 59ab ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Radials on a 37. Yes or No??

Have them on my avatar, my nearly completed 5-window and the 40 pickup I am building for the wife. I do have some bias plies I could mount for local shows (have ww’s for the wife’s pickup), long...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,551
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Some Project Updates

Got the new door latch assembly and striker plate and they are ready Natalie’s along with the window riser. Just waiting on door felt and metal channel before buttoning everything back up....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 32 Outside Door Handle Issue

Got it all apart now - I will seal or replace whatever is rusty before putting it all back together ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Which antifreeze or coolant will keep flathead coolest? Suggestions for

Keeping it cool, imho, has more to do with removing all of the sand out of the block, your cooling system (radiator) is up to snuff, good water pumps, and your area of the country. That being said, a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 32 Outside Door Handle Issue

Well, as it all turns out the entire door latch broke with the spring falling to the bottom of the door. I could not open it from the outside and it would stay closed only in the lock position using...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Removing a 32 5- window pass door latch

I have it almost out but the glass metal channel (and felt channel?) is/are in the way of removing it.

What needs to be done from this point? Window is still in - you can see that the interior of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,551
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Some Project Updates

Thanks, Ron - I will let the family know.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: T5 Speedo question

There is an advertiser on the Hamb that converts your electronic tail shaft to a mechanical. Or, just find a mechanical tail shaft T5 and swap it out. In either case in my old 40 coupe with T5 I was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 1940 Ford coupe wanted ad answered

Ya done good - real good!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,551
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Some Project Updates

Thank you, Mark!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,551
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Some Project Updates

Ol Ron - he had worked on getting things together for it off and on but sadly he passed away about a month ago ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,147
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: I'm Back !!!!!!!!!!

Welcome me back!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,551
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Some Project Updates

Uncle Max - how the hell are you? Hope you are well - yep - stop signs would not be good right now. I will be working on them tomorrow!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 32 Outside Door Handle Issue

Checked how deep the catch goes in this scenario and we are 90% or better. I took off very very little. But, I understand your point and you are always invited to come with me at any time but maybe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,551
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Some Project Updates

Gentlemen - we have my first cruise with my new ride!

https://youtu.be/XNMUCJOfyhE

https://youtu.be/5uyciOvVP7Y
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 32 Outside Door Handle Issue

Well, I fixed iit - certainly not the conventional way but it is a hot rod not a concours restoration. What I did was to shave the back of the door post catch .....

Since the latch was staying out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: 32 Outside Door Handle Issue

Thanks for the replies, gents - door is unlocked and no I have not checked for shaft tightness in the handle. I know I replaced springs in my old 40 - I think that was the door handle. Different...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
32 Outside Door Handle Issue

Passenger door will not open from the outside - the latch just sticks out enough to prevent it. First pic shows how the inside handle retracts the latch all the way in. Second pic shows how the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,551
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
Re: Some Project Updates

My rear end leak turned out to be a longer fight than anticipated of which, in the end, I prevailed .... part will be in tomorrow and I hope to have it buttoned up soon .....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By TomT/Williamsburg
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