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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Drop light

I know this isn't the answer you want to hear, but I've bought my last couple drop lights at swap meets. The new ones just aren't made as well. I put 100w equivalent LED bulbs in so they don't get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Mail order dual exhaust systems

Well it's been a while, but I ordered a complete exhaust from Red's headers for my '47. It was complete headers to chrome tips.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: 15" Rims

Agreed. If he just needs 15" wheels, a trip to the junkyard would do. Ford pickups and econolines used those into the '90's. If he wants to run the stock type cap, then he needs '46-48 Merc or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Carburettor storage.

Maybe I'm old school, but I don't have a vacuum sealer. I've put masking tape over the top and bottom and a rubber plug over the fuel inlet, then put them in a freezer bag on the shelf in the garage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Crestliner steering Wheel Question

I've heard that too, probably only on this board. I've never seen a Kaiser/Fraiser use that F logo.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: 1932 Ford Pedal Pads Question

You need the '32 pedal pads that the pad has a stud and nut. They are available reproduction. The later pedal pads have a larger stud and thread right into the pedals. You could use those but you'd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Steering wheel help

It doesn't look to be in bad enough shape to need to be recast. And I'm sure there's a demand for that wheel modified to fit an earlier column. I'm sure it's a few hundred dollar wheel as it sits....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,465
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: transmission question

I put a Mitchell in my '47 about fifteen years ago. Unloaded it was fine, but if I had a few passengers it would bottom out, so I wound up modifying the floor under the back seat. I think in a '35...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Arm rest upholstery

I'd like to buy them already sewn into arm rests so I can remove my existing upholstery and recover them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Arm rest upholstery

Brown or tan vinyl would be fine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Automotive Stud
Arm rest upholstery

With LB gone I need a new upholstery supplier. Does anyone know who would sell me upholstery for the arm rests for a '46-48 Ford without having them custom stitched locally?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 907
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Remote oil filter fitting re size

Just a piece of advice for anyone thinking of doing the full filter modification, be very careful when drilling the block. My friend has a rebuilt motor that was modified that way. Everything looked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: People Ask Me What Is It For?

My dad's '35 is like that. My understanding that he told me was if you ordered the radio it would take the place of the ash tray, but if the customer still requested the ash tray installed the dealer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: 46 Ford Convertible Top Channel on body

On my '40 I got what they call "fiberboard tack strip" from convertible top guys. You'll have to measure your channel to see how wide you need. I think I needed two strips....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: 1940 Ford fuel gauge issue

This is the sender I used, thinking it would be fine with the stock gauge.
https://www.vintagepartsclub.com/ford-passenger-car-gas-fuel-petrol-sending-unit-6-volt-sender-w-gasket-1935-1948/
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Automotive Stud
1940 Ford fuel gauge issue

I'm having issues with the fuel gauge not reading correctly on my '40. It's converted to 12v, but it has a Mustang style voltage reducer feeding the fuel gauge. If I ground the sending unit wire it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,885
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: frame crack repair

If it was mine I wouldn't hesistate to drill a hole at the end of the crack to keep it from spreading, vee it out with a die grinder, then mig it up and grind it smooth.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: 1934 ford coupe Rear end to high

I'd like to see a picture of how the car sits. With only 2.5" of travel now, lowering the rear another inch is only going to leave 1.5" of travel. Unless you like bottoming out a lot, it sounds like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

I'm not sure what the market is where you are, but in the states you can find '41-48 coupes that have been sitting a few years and will need a good going over to get back on the road in the $10k...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,096
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Battery Tenders

No worries. I guess anything can happen, I have my battery tender plugged into a surge protector. I've had my building hit by lightning before and I have one of those big 4 gang tenders. Hopefully...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,840
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: NEW products available thread

Man I had a heck of a time finding a good pin, cup, and spring a few years ago. My friend had one on a spare '42 hood he had stored. I wound up trading him for some '49 dash knobs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,096
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Battery Tenders

I have a few cars with electric clocks, and after a month of sitting even in the summer the battery wouldn't crank the car. They would always take a charge and be fine, but that's why I started using...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Automotive Stud
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: Trick to remove OFF ON ignition plate

I've always put a chisel under the plate. In my experience the repops look cheesy compared to originals. Did you find a reproduction that is stamped like original?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By Automotive Stud
Re: What's up with Fastenal Blue Line freight?

I called them over the summer and they said they weren't doing outside freight due to covid, but they anticipated it going back to normal at some point. Maybe this is their way of baby stepping back...
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