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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By supereal
Re: Patching Trunk Floor

Welding around a gas tank is an invitation to disaster. We use pop rivets to secure floor patches. They can be installed from the top, and the mat will cover them. Just be careful when drilling...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By supereal
Re: oil pump

From your description, it is likely the engine will have to come out anyway. When oil pressure suddenly drops when the engine is running, bearing damage is likely. In some cases the pipe linking the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By supereal
Re: 32 roadster top bows

Most replacement bows. particularly the header bow, have to be fitted carefully to assure good operation and appearance in most open cars. Some models have bows that swivel in the rear and these must...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By supereal
Re: 35 Columbia Vacuum Piping

Contact John Connelly. Online: columbiatwospeedparts.com Phone 951/719-4077.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By supereal
Re: 1935 torque tube

Both the torque tube and the driveshaft have to be shortened an equal amount. It is a big (and expensive) job. Check to see if the original tube and shaft will fit the earlier center section (banjo)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By supereal
Re: What model rubber window molding is this ?

The body style was common for 42-48, but the '41 (11A) parts are scarce due to the gearing up for the war effort. I didn't see any window seals in my vendor library, but others may have a source. We...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By supereal
Re: 1941 Ford Deluxe 2 door sedan running boards

Running boards for '41 are shown in the C&G catalog as 11A-16450-SM, $390 per pair, The rubber covers are separate, 11A-164450-PR $290. As you can see, they are pricey. 1941 was a transition year at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By supereal
Re: Body Mounting Pads 1937 1938 1939 open car & 1940 1941 Station Wagon Sedan Delive

Body mounting pad kits are available from C&G (800) 266-0470. For 3740 order 78-5001, $45. There is no listing for wagons or sedan delivery. I use the tapered wood shims used in installing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By supereal
Re: 1940 stock flathead idle "dip" when stopping at a traffic light

Your engine idle speed may be too low. Increase it and see if it helps. Also be sure your clutch pedal free play is correct so the clutch disc is completely released. As the clutch ages, the free...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By supereal
Re: gear ratio

According to the numbers 2.80 is indicated. That ratio varies according to the engine type and transmission used. It can also vary as to the location, as hilly places require additional power. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By supereal
Re: Helmet distrib

The timing is preset by the coupling of the distributor to the camshaft by the offset that fits between the distributor and the cam, and is not adjustable. The important setting is the "dwell", or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,647
Posted By supereal
Re: 1947 convertible

A hot wire is caused by a high resistance in that circuit. A bad connection somewhere is the usual culprit. It can be a loose terminal at a component, such as a switch or connector. A common cause...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By supereal
Re: Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

For those without the equipment, skill, or interest in making rear drum retainers, they are available for 39-48 cars, and 39-47 pickups at C&G (800/266-0470) as item number 91A-2215. They mount by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By supereal
Re: Convertible Tops

We used LeBaron-Bonney tops for many years, but since they have folded (no pun intended), Perhaps Cartouche. I would try Hydro-E-Lectric 800/343-4261. If anyone knows who does tops, they will.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By supereal
Re: Marmon Herrington info and snogo

There is a good article on the four wheel drive conversion in an issue of the Hagerty magazine published by the Hagerty Insurance Company of Grand Traverse Michigan. It has history of the M-H...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By supereal
Re: Clutch chatter....

At our machine shop we have a "flywheel grinder" designed for the job. We resurface all flywheels to remove evidence of wear. It does reduce clutch chatter, of course, but that is a product of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,313
Posted By supereal
Re: Rear Hub Puller

The Winfield Tool Works puller can't be beat. I have had mine for many years. I know they are expensive, but there is no such thing as good, cheap, tools. A bent drum or ruined axle threads is not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By supereal
Re: Chassis paint recommendations?

The best way to paint a chassis is powder coating, if you have the body removed. We don't use POR. In spite of meticulous preparation, it doesn't last.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By supereal
Re: 221 connecting rods

Be sure that the crank is not damaged, and the journals are properly sized We grind a lot of cranks at our shop, and many, if not most, have been reground at some time. It is not rare to find that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By supereal
Re: Trash Can Condeners Tubman

If you can find a Sun tach with the sender included, that is a good set up. I see them now and then at swap meets, but many, if not most, don't have the sender box with them. You can try Bob Masters...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By supereal
Re: 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible

I found a set of counter balance springs from Don Baxter in Lawerence Kansas. He had some made when he was restoring his '46 convertible. I don't know if he sold them all. I never tried to raise...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By supereal
Re: Speedo cable

Most speedometers rely on the die cast housing to hold the cable in place. After years and miles, they often permit the cable end to wobble, binding and breaking the the inner cable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By supereal
Re: Installing Offy heads

If the heads are not new, have a good machine shop check them, and resurface if necessary. We find that many aluminum heads are warped enough to cause problems. Check each spark plug hole threads,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,038
Posted By supereal
Re: Make it Stop! ('46 Deluxe)

Old Ford brake systems can be difficult to fully bleed because the master cylinder is below the wheel cylinders. With patience, and a couple of gallons of fluid, it can be done. Before you go...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By supereal
Re: V8 60 question

We found Ford 60 parts at Little Dearborn in Minnesota. (888)282-2066. As said above, there are two different types of 60's, and different water pumps. We used them as a source when a customer...
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