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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,236
Posted By va t
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

My Solar brand mig has a carbon tip adapter for heat shrinking along with directions for use. It works well. On a 47 Merc convertible I was able to free quarter window adjusters without damaging...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By va t
32 3w door pull rope brackets

Where can I purchase the brackets for the 32 3w door pulls? LeBaron Bonney declared bankruptcy. MACS has lost its supplier. ???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By va t
Re: 32 Dave Cole ?

Did anyone ever do a print-out of all of his '32 articles?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By va t
Re: 32 3 w coupe dome light wire routing

Thank you, David. The light works as it should.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By va t
32 3 w coupe dome light wire routing

What is correct way to route the wire from dome light switch to the dome light? Basically I am wanting to avoid problems with headliner install later. Is metal tab at rear of top opening used for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By va t
Re: Installing Dash Board in '32 3w Coupe

Thank you, David. I had wondered if that would work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By va t
Installing Dash Board in '32 3w Coupe

What is a good way to hold the threaded offset receivers in place when doing install of front belt rail or dash board? I assume they might need some slight movement for screw alignment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By va t
Re: Fabric Choices in 32 Deluxe Coupe Interior

Thank you, David. Much appreciated.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By va t
Fabric Choices in 32 Deluxe Coupe Interior

Lets see some photos of different fabric choices in original or restored 32 Deluxe Coupes. Trying to decide on Mohair, Bedford Cord or Broadcloth for a project. Which one do you prefer and why?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By va t
Re: 1932 3W coupe window stops

Don't do anything to the metal tabs. Make a long screw driver type tool to reach down through top of opening in door. Twist against the rubber to remove old and to install new rubber. Once the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By va t
Re: 32 hand throttle rod??

A length of 8 7/8" seems to work ok. Don't know if this length is available but a longer rod can be shortened and welded. With some careful filing no one will know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,628
Posted By va t
Re: rleated to NOS vs NORS thread: "restored"

Here is my "Pieced together restoration" retirement project. It lacks a few correct pieces but has correct 32 v8. After owning original frame for over 50 years, found I had matching # transmission,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,628
Posted By va t
Re: rleated to NOS vs NORS thread: "restored"

I call my project a "pieced together restoration" having started with an original frame and collecting parts over a period of 50+ years. Is it 100% correct? It is close, due to the expertise of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By va t
Re: 1952 ford loses prime

For what it is worth I've always checked fuel pump inlet and outlet valves by blowing and sucking by mouth. Minute leaks can only be detected by checking with vacuum pump & gauge (Mity Vac). I went...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By va t
Re: 1952 ford loses prime

For years I've checked fuel pump inlet and outlet valves by blowing and sucking by mouth. Recent experience taught me that minute leakage can only be detected by checking with vacuum pump & gauge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By va t
Re: '32 Ford Front Fender Bolt\Screw Die

If you know someone with a metal lathe it is not difficult to make a pair of dies having a thru-bolt to pull them together. Receiver die on top, pusher below--make them out of scrap mild steel. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By va t
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By va t
Painting hood hardware on '32 car

Are '32 hood handles and hood hold sockets painted body color or black? I don't recall ever seeing them painted different than body color but studying parts from two non black hoods I am finding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By va t
Painting hood hardware on '32 car

Are '32 hood handles and hood hold sockets painted body color or black? I don't recall ever seeing them painted different than body color but studying parts from two non black hoods I am finding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By va t
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By va t
Re: 32 v8 radiator install small problem

Thank you Bruce for the offer. But I restored/repaired two other crank bearings today so have the part needed. The one that I repaired had been trimmed of the upper part but is now complete again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By va t
Re: 32 v8 radiator install small problem

Thanks for suggestions. It doesn't make sense to possibly complicate later hood fitment problems. Can anyone tell me the overall height dimension of the smaller crank bearing?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By va t
32 v8 radiator install small problem

Original (to my knowledge) 32 v8 radiator contacts crank bearing on front crossmember. Bottom tank and steel strap are not notched in center (early style) and I assume I have a late tall crank...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,394
Posted By va t
Re: Henry Ford

For some interesting reading, do a search of "Harry Bennet". He was a thug. His home was a fortress.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,706
Posted By va t
Re: Problem attaching 32 torque tube to transmission

The green bible (28-48) indicates the 18-4504 torque tube is for the late 1932 rear axle having the fluted center section 18-4025. Thanks for all input.
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