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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,529
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Suggestions on Battery Cut off switch

If you forget and leave a solenoid switch latched -on-for a couple of weeks will it drain the battery?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Firestone wire wheels

I knew you would be the man with the knowledge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By my4dv8
Firestone wire wheels

Do standard 32 ford hubcaps fit these firestone wire wheels? I cant check at present as they are at the powder coaters.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By my4dv8
Re: VIN on '32 commercial frame

On our original 32 B4 pickup the numbers are on a rectangular pad on top of the bellhousing . Also on top of the LH frame rail just forward of the cowl foot ,though you cant see all of them as the LH...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Open 1951 trunk without a key?

On our 54 the trunk mysteriously locked its self. The bad news was we were on our way to a swapmeet and the trunk had 4 tyres and a 700r4 trans in it. Removed the back seat and unfortunately had to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,532
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Delivery problem for parts

Thanks for posting that 35fordtn. So obviously a very few orders still come by air, the rest get seasick . I had an order from Rock Auto arrive in the midddle of our lock down in 6 days to NZ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,532
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Delivery problem for parts

What’s up with these international distribution centres.? They seem to be the hold up. I cant complain too much as my small seal took a week to go 120 miles ,tracking says delivered . Can’t be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,728
Posted By my4dv8
Re: 59a with Scat Set Up Your thoughts please.

Yes Phil , we went from Navarro heads to Edelbrock .with the bigger cubes the compression with Navarro would have been too high for what we wanted,can’t remember the numbers now but Edelbrock and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,728
Posted By my4dv8
Re: 59a with Scat Set Up Your thoughts please.

What times did it do in a previous life?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,728
Posted By my4dv8
Re: 59a with Scat Set Up Your thoughts please.

We have a similar motor in our 32 , 4.125 and 3 5/16 bore. We changed from Navarro heads to edelbrock to get a better compression ratio for the bigger motor. Still running 2 97 carbs and an early 8BA...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Too much gas !

Not true about electric pumps causing more problems than they are worth. If set up with correct size and pressure regulator 2 to 2 1/2 psi you will love it. Car sits for a bit , turn power on carb...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,267
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Flathead doesn’t idle right

We need to know exactly the specs of the cam . Just a race cam from H&H is not sufficient info. How does it sound when sped up to say 1800 rpm??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Dropped spindles for clearance?

That looks like the ticket for an easy fix for his truck. Just measure the exact length of the original before disassembly of tie rod To ensure same wheel alignment. It will most likely have 17”...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Dropped spindles for clearance?

Fitting dropped steering arms means you need to cut off the ford ones. As Jseery said a heat and bend may be in order. Put them in a vice heat them only just enough to bend down with a wrench then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By my4dv8
Re: 34 ford front spring

Do you have a side on profile picture to give us who can’t read an idea where your car sits.
Forum: Early V8 04-24-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By my4dv8
36 fuel gauge

I think we have found a NOS on it should be in the postal system somewhere>

We are looking fo a decent presentable 36 electric fuel gauge with bezel etc that we can put back into service. We do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By my4dv8
Re: 1935 ford pickup emergency brake through floor assembly

A short length of angle steel and two small steel spacers . bolt the angle to the top and find a suitable location on the vertical face for the two spacers and e brake . Lokar has a decent universal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,359
Posted By my4dv8
Re: This distributor setup looks very cool

In my opinion,while it will sure impress folks at a car show. Look I can tune my car from my phone , just watch them all gather around.
Meanwhile you are dead in the back water of podunk Iowa , not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Early fluid temp gauge repair

Thanks for the heads up 35fordtn. From way down under we can not take a chance on someone who “may” repair it.
So in respect to that response . I think i will begin the search for a working NOS...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Exhaust diameter

https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&ved=2ahUKEwj8tsqSvvroAhWGzDgGHYMhBlcQFjAJegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hotrod.com%2Farticles%2Fengine-masters-ep-4-bashes-headers-fo...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By my4dv8
Early fluid temp gauge repair

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/capillary-tube-replacement.1043778/
There is this link floating around , but it more likely ether in a modern gauge than the original red fluid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,508
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Good time to check your fan blades

While ours is a 4 blade v8 fan it looked exactly like burner31 fan. Its been good for the last 11000 miles . I thought the bearing was a little dodgy , which it was then spied the cracks in two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Fan removal- stock '40

Fan should be half in and half out of the shroud, to get optimum results. Not buried deep inside where it will create turbulence rather than draw. It should also have 1” clearance at fan tips.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Freeing up a frozen 36 speedometer

Yup, did the brake cleaner thing too, then some degreaser , and lubed it. tested it on the bench with an electronic speed sensor to cable adapter , powered the adapter up , flipped all the switches...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By my4dv8
Re: Freeing up a frozen 36 speedometer

Thanks a bunch @Ken/Alabama . The gentle warming, give it a spin, warm it , give it a spin, third time it came good with a little more oil and a spin.
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