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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By blucar
Re: 215 85 16s

During the late '60's the buying public went crazy buying RV's, a large percentage of which were pickup trucks with campers.
My wife and I had five kids, I had been raised in a family of outdoors...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By blucar
Re: 215 85 16s

I would suggest that people should be very careful mounting 8/10 ply tires on vintage wheels, especially wheels that were intended by the manufacture to have 600 x 16 on a 4" rim.
During the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By blucar
Re: 39 Ford Conv side window fit

My comments about your '39 top/windows might not apply to your car, in any case I'll make them anyway.
I have a '39 Plym conv cpe that is a Briggs bodied car, the same as a Ford, however, they were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,788
Posted By blucar
Re: Last years body on this years car

All of the preceding dialog about the '32 Ford roadster brings to mind a well documented situation with a '32 Plym conv coupe several years ago.
The '32 Plym conv cpe's are the '32 roadster of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By blucar
Re: 40 Heater Trim Clips?

A pix of what you are looking for would help. As I recall the '39 & '40 hot water heaters are the same. The heater I have has provisions for a defroster by-pass on the upper left side.
Attached is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By blucar
Re: Headlight/Turn Signal Question

Thanks for all the nice comments on how I handled the lighting problem on my Plym.
If anyone would have told me twenty years ago that I would end up owning a Plym conv, leave lone spending 16 years...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By blucar
Re: Headlight/Turn Signal Question

I had a big dilemma when it came to how I was going to retain the original style of reflector head-lights with the park bulb on my '39 Plymouth, and incorporate turn/hazard lights into the system.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 undercoating?

Roof patching material should be avoided inside of a vehicle, a chemical smell inside of the car can be the result.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By blucar
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 undercoating?

The spray-in bed liner works very well, it comes in spray cans. Rust-Oleum makes a good truck bed spray. I Have used Flex-Seal also.
I actually prefer the sheet applied sound deadiner, Dyna-Mat or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By blucar
Re: '37 Pickup radiator replacement

I have a very nice '37 Ford trk radiator that has been sitting in my garage for 40 years.
The radiator is actually a V8 60 however changing the in/out pipes to the larger 85 HP style would be quite...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By blucar
Re: WW II 2 gals a weeh

My father had a Conoco gas station during WWII. One of my jobs was to paste the gas stamps onto a form which dad had to turn in when he ordered fuel deliveries. The good part of the job was that I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By blucar
Re: 1937 Ford coupe. Bill of sale

cab... Strange things happen, your thread just might turn up the owner to the '37.
I have a '40 Buick Super 4dr. I bought the car in Idaho, it was a barn find that had no paperwork. I brought the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By blucar
Re: 36 pivoting ashtray mounting bracket

I think I have a complete rotating ashtray assembly in my parts stash, I'll look..
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-17-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,487
Posted By blucar
Re: y-block blow by..

I have had a lot of experience with the Ford Y-block's, have had one or more in my life since 1959, currently have three F100's, '59- 63.
Many years ago I found out that the pre '63 Y-blocks were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By blucar
Re: 1937 Ford coupe. Bill of sale

You have to remember what is being dealt with in this topic. A 1937 vehicle and a 1954 Bill of Sale. Prior to the advent of computers people paid very little attention to serial numbers on vehicles....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By blucar
Re: Time for Henry to come out of retirement.

The pix that I posted in the tread is the same as the pix in my Avatar, it was taken in 1961. Henry had a new coat of black paint and an apple green pin strip. The new paint was the only time Henry...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By blucar
Time for Henry to come out of retirement.

Thursday and Friday of the past week should turn out to be very memorable days for me and my '36 Ford, which we generally refer to as "Henry".
Henry has been slumbering in my garage, sitting on axle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By blucar
Re: PCV process

One of the main purposes of the PCV, ie; the valve therein, is to close under acceleration so there is enough vacuum to operate the vacuum advance in the distributor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By blucar
Re: 1939- 1940 Ford brake + clutch petal assy

Several people have responded already with info that the '39 peddle assembly is the only direct bolt-in assembly for mechanical to hydraulic brake conversions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By blucar
Re: 34 Radiator Leak - JB Weld

Before you try soldering the radiator I would try "Alumaseal" stop leak. I have used that product for years with great success. Alumaseal is an aluminum looking powder that is pored into the radiator...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-02-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By blucar
Re: Rams Horn Bolts

I don't recall there being anything special about the exhaust manifold bolts for a Y-block.
I would suggest ARP as a source for good high quality bolts. Victor/Macord use to make a very good gasket...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-02-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By blucar
Re: 1959 F100 motor mount

I am not an authority on late model Ford engines, meaning Y-Blocks, FE's SBF, etc., however I have swapped a few around, and/or tried to. I like to bolt things together in lieu of using a Victor...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-01-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By blucar
Re: 1959 F100 motor mount

I have a 59 F100 292 v8 4 spd T-98 trans, 4x4 that I wanted to re-power with a 351 Windsor.. I checked with every engine guru I could find, the answer was always the same, impossible. The swap would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,925
Posted By blucar
Re: Dual carb advantage?

It has already been pointed out that multiple carbs on a stock engine will not produce any benefits, other than bragging rights.
If you change the cam and ignition and run the engine at high rpms,...
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