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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: best way to fit glass in 37, 38, 39 windshield frame

I use WD40 for both removing and replacing glass in my 39 (37 frame). there are different thickness tapes, so make sure your tape is not too thick for the fit. Once the tape is applied to the glass,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,869
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: VanPelt Sales catalog is available now

I got my catalog yesterday, looks great, thanks Mac & Shelly. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: Stainless steel '36 sedan

I saw one of the missing (Cleveland) cars over 50 years ago when I worked at a Sunoco station on the far east side of Cleveland. It was really bright, but not polished like that one. It drove by the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-06-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: 55 Ford car vent window

I have done this with 56 vents. Liberal amount of WD40 (softens up glass tape) will allow you to wiggle the glass out, spray it on new tape to install. WD 40 will evaporate and glass will be tightly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,895
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: I test drove the 32 today Not good

I agree with Gary, had that problem on my roadster going over tar strips that were slightly at angles. Adjusted the toe-in, no more shimmy. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: 39 tudor windshield installation

A light coating of petro. jelly and about 2 weeks of closing a little at a time, and it closed all the way. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,146
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: 84 birthday today

Happy Birthday Ron, It's guys like you that keep us all runnin. Happy Easter. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,686
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: Removing 8BA oil fill tube

Heat up the tube with a propane torch (it won't need a lot of heat) then melt some candle wax around the base of the pipe. Then tap the top of the pipe all around (as someone else said), it should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,953
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: Transmission question.

I had a new 63 Fairlane hard top with a 260 3 speed, it was either a first that year, or the previous. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,105
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: tool to remove a pipe plug?

I have a tool about 15 in. long with a 3/8 sq. hole on one end and a 1/2 in. sq. hole on the other. Very sturdy, it belonged to my father who was an old time Ford mechanic. I believe it was used for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,814
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: Original EV8 aftermarket chassis parts

It used to be Thompson Products Co., or known around here as Tapco. When I was a kid our next door neighbor worked there. They used to take us to the Tapco summer picnics. Later became Thompson Ramo...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,972
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: KR Wilson

I have one like it with the bench mount base. Dad used it to rebuild third members when he was a Ford mechanic. I have used it for cylinder heads, transmissions, anything I needed to index around. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,386
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: Halogen bulbs

I installed 12V. Halogens on my 39 std. with new reflectors, relays and clear lenses. When I bought them I was advised to use the clear lenses, as the halogen bulbs don't do well with faceted lenses....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,192
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: How many ford do you see in the Christmas story

Don't know if it's true, but I was told Jean Shepard was in the movie. He played the man who berated Ralphie for cutting in line to see Santa. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,192
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: How many ford do you see in the Christmas story

Ralphie's house is in Cleveland (now a museum) and the Higbee store where the window scenes were shot is now the Horseshoe Casino on public square. I spent many Christmas times there in the late 40s....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,212
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: 50's cars

I got a 96%, 46 of 48. The Merc's stumped me also. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,480
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: 8ba flywheel and clutch question

Sorry about that, I meant to say 6 holes, not sure if they are evenly spaced, but they appear to be. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,480
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: 8ba flywheel and clutch question

They will be evenly spaced, 9 holes. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,480
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: 8ba flywheel and clutch question

Sounds like you may have a flywheel drilled for a Borg & Beck (Mercury style) pressure plate. A very suitable alternative , and I would think available through Napa etc.. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,253
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: Broken door latch

TJ, I figured that's what I would do, and it looks like it was done once before (welded pin). Yes, 150 bucks for a pair of (who knows from where made) replacement latches is not what I would like to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,253
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: Broken door latch

Terry, The removable (bent tabs) cover is for the handle return spring, I need to replace the spiral spring that holds the door latch closed. You have to remove the latch dog to get at that spring....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,253
Posted By Paul Selfe
Angry Broken door latch

Went to move the 39 last week, only to discover that the drivers door latch spring was broken. I took it out today, I'm hoping I can repair it (I think I have the spring from an old repair kit) but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: Mystery Stall

Are you still using the original ignition switch? If so, check the connections on the back. I had a similar problem with a loose connection. A little bouncing on the flatbed may have snugged it back...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,155
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: Ol Ron.......

Happy Birthday (a little late) Ol Ron, Your knowledge is valuable asset to all. Paul Selfe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,839
Posted By Paul Selfe
Re: Running board cover adhesive

3M adhesive worked good for me. Make sure you warm them up and check fit before starting. Especially this time of year. Lots of clamps! Paul Selfe.
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