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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Walt Duponts dragster for sale ?

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Well, I just asked "mylife" about Walter L. Dupont in Gardiner, Maine whether they had any disturbing news, and their page indicates that Walt is still percolating, and will be 85 on January 28,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Drake Sale:

Gary.....MOST of us here realize that was all you were doing.....stating the facts. And I wasn't picking on YOU.....your statement OF FACTS was merely an accurate example of the point that Kube was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Walt Duponts dragster for sale ?

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Surely, we haven't lost Walt, have we? DD
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 791
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

Ah....Now I understand! I think you have it well under control. That is a very pleasant looking engine compartment. So happens we also have a '40 coupe. DD
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 791
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

Well, me too, but here are MY thoughts anyway! First of all, WHY are 'we' using a neat old Navarro 3-carburetor manifold....with the two end positions blocked-off? None of my business, but just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Gear ratio's and final drives

Joe.....I just noticed your short video a little while ago. It is very telling. I believe you said (and it sounds like) you are starting off in 2nd gear. That sounds painfully obvious by the big...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 791
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Replacing grease wide 5 front drums

You know, it IS entirely possible that grease is approaching 85 years old. DD
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Gear ratio's and final drives

Joe....This is an old site that is about as complete and easy to read as I've ever found. Link below!

http://www.britishv8.org/Articles/Borg-Warner-T5-ID-Tags.htm

You say that your main case...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Drake Sale:

Funny....No, SAD! Apparently, no 'bashing' allowed according to a couple of folks, ALTHOUGH, this situation has NEVER, ever happened before.......except, on a REGULAR basis! Hell, Kube is eating...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: 39 trans

Gotta be the COOLEST post all week! DD
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Gear ratio's and final drives

Go find a friend with an early GM muscle-type car or Vette that has a close ratio four speed MUNCIE transmission in it. Take a ride and shift that thing through ALL FOUR gears somewhat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 791
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

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Hey Norris....."Heard" and I just finished doing a PCV valve on his new 8BA with an 'early' intake manifold. You're correct.....there is an internal tube that originally goes from bottom to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Gear ratio's and final drives

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Some of you know that I have written a bunch on this forum concerning these T5 transmissions. One thing that I have attempted to emphasize over and over, and over again is the fact that in 98%...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 03:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: 1941 super deluxe production number

Just try to appear nonchalant when you walk-in and present your case. Above all, DO NOT bring attention to the fact that this is an "oddball" deal. You're not doing anything illegal, but "oddball"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,164
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Hey Mike..........It's 61°F here. Gonna be 72° this afternoon. NO snow here!

Yeah, I know....I KNOW! DD
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Transmition --speed gear shift fork

Place a "WANTED" ad in the "SWAP MEET" section in the big, red band at top of this (and every) page. It's FREE (Just read the rules)! They are out there. DD
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: 1941 super deluxe production number

FWIW, just a little bit of advice if you care to listen. I would go in there with a positive attitude. Present any necessary paperwork in a polite, yet authoritative manner, with an attitude of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: 1941 super deluxe production number

Gotta be, 'cuz the frame number always originates with what is stamped on the trans/(engine) combination. DD
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Transmition --speed gear shift fork

Welcome to FordBarn!

You need a "91A-7230" Second-Third Gear Shift-Fork. They are in high demand, and expensive when found used or NOS. Mac Van Pelt shows a new, reproduction fork available for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: electric fans

Hey Ken....I appreciate that reply. I understand the situation, especially with the hood/grill/radiator adjustment window (or lack thereof). And yes, those GM alternator bearings are not made to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,619
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Colorado Flathead Rebuilder

I'm sure nobody needs to tell you just how lucky you are! These stories VERY SELDOM ever turn-out on a positive note. I've been in a similar position many years ago with a body shop, and that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,642
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

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I'm really so sorry to hear this sad news, Tony. Prayers! DD
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: 1941 super deluxe production number

Ya know, these cars were "given" their serial numbers when an "already-numbered" engine/trans assembly was dropped into the chassis at the assembly plant. I suppose it's humanly POSSIBLE that a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By V8COOPMAN
Re: 1941 super deluxe production number

DUHHHH.............! I'm a little slow sometimes. Now I see, and you're correct. That is a '41 Merc number. And there is a four inch difference in wheelbase lengths between Ford and Merc. Hmmm! ...
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