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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By itslow
Re: 34 truck grill

The '32 pan is different from the '33/34 pan, but the outer profile may be the same where it fits into the grill shell. The '32 pan has a single crank hole. The '33/34 have two.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,805
Posted By itslow
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

Garbage is produced everywhere, including here in the USA. It all boils down
to the thoroughness of the engineering behind a part and the quality control processes after its been manufactured.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By itslow
Re: PM-7 question??

Looks like the remnant of a sprue or riser to me, too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By itslow
Re: Split Lock Washers On Main Bearing Caps Of Flathead Motor

Split lock washers are ineffective at functioning as "lock" washers. In fact, they can lead to premature loosening of the joint. They shouldn't be used anywhere critical.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,647
Posted By itslow
Re: 34 repo grill shells

I suspect that the Ford assembly line was far less picky about exacting fitment in 1933 and 1934 than those who are restoring the cars today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By itslow
Re: PayPal technical problem

This is a designed feature, not a technical problem. What happens is that the funds you send are tied to an email address. If that address isn't associated with an active PayPal account, an email...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By itslow
Re: 1933 world's fair auto elevator display

This company manufactures modern ones: www.parkmatic.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,983
Posted By itslow
Re: Is this Washington Blue?

Which paint brands/lines did you use for these cars? Are they custom-mixed colors or a standard from the catalogs? If the latter, do you have the color codes?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By itslow
Re: The Ford Books Fastener Guide

I've thought a black zinc flake plating would be well suited for old Ford fasteners. It has superior corrosion resistance to black oxide while being more "black" than a standard zinc with a black...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,823
Posted By itslow
Re: Ebay sales tax in place

People just like to bitch and moan. Particularly when they're ignorant of the reason or situation.


eBay, who then remits payment to the requisite state.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By itslow
Re: new to this era. Questions about phaetons or sedan convertibles?

1928-34 open cab (roadster) pickup. Just toss the kids in the bed. They'll dry out if they get wet.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By itslow
Re: 1933 34 colors

This is a correct statement. One cannot trust photos on a computer screen to accurately represent the actual color. There are too many variables; camera calibration, monitor calibration, photo...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,883
Posted By itslow
Re: Don Orasco Selling Out Question?

I'd be curious as to what this person actually purchased. For $10k I doubt it was anything particularly rare or valuable. I'm sure Don has enough contacts in SoCal that would have quickly cleaned...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By itslow
Re: 32 fenders

You can modify coupe rear fenders for use on a sedan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By itslow
Re: What Car Skates work best?

I have had a set of the cheap HF self-jacking style mentioned above under a '82 Chevy C10 truck for the past year. They work fine and I'm able to push it around by myself. That said, my garage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By itslow
Re: 32 Roadster pick up

Given the length of the panel behind the door, my guess is that it's a crudely modified and repaired Ute.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,187
Posted By itslow
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,458
Posted By itslow
Re: Michigan classic car laws help ?

Not across the board.

Even a standard 1941 Ford Fordor would have only had a single tail light from the factory.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By itslow
Re: Laser Cleaner On Frame

It's a scam site. These machines are expensive.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,946
Posted By itslow
Re: Bring a Trailer

I can't remember the last time I saw a paper copy of Hemmings.

They really screw their classifieds advertisers by limiting what non-subscribers are able to see in the search results for the online...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By itslow
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By itslow
Re: Metric Piston Rings?

You can purchase inch-sized rings made with the same materials and coatings as metric-sized rings. There isn't anything special about the latter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By itslow
Re: interesting auction including 2 ARDUN V8 60's

There are actually (3) V8-60 Arduns, but who's counting? ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By itslow
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By itslow
Re: Kinmont brakes

Try following this how-to:

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