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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1933 Ford Headlights

All of the original '32-'34 headlamp buckets that I've ever seen have un-plated plain steel inner rings where the reflector attaches. I believe that was by design to ensure good grounding. My guess...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By DavidG
Re: In search of correct Stainless Steel hardware

Mike,


I believe that the threads in the ring and pinion housing are tapered and one should never run a tap in those holes to clean them as they will rue the result.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By DavidG
Re: More 1933/34 paint questions.

Likely all of the components attached to the rumble lid were attached prior to the painting of the lid. The plug buttons were likely to have had an S-2 finish (raven), like most of the fasteners...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By DavidG
Re: '33-'34 roadster seat sight shields

They're not structural as they were made from sheet metal, but rather to solve an appearance problem. Immediately next to them are the forged brackets which provide the structural support for the B...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By DavidG
'33-'34 roadster seat sight shields

As many of you know, both the '33-'34 roadsters (and '35-'36 roadsters with slightly different versions) had sight shields at the rear lower corner of the door opening to block off the gap at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1936 floorboard screws

Through '32 models they were 12-24 screws, starting with the '33s they were increased to 1/4-20.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

Also consider what a lousy job it was given the noise created by whacking a sledge hammer on the punches all shift long and the physical effort to create reasonably legible numbers. The steel in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By DavidG
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By DavidG
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By DavidG
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

If you have a copy of the V8 Club's book on the 1932 Ford, you may have noticed that it is dedicated to the memory of Herm Smith (and Bob Shinn), the first and only non-American to serve as President...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By DavidG
Re: How do estimate the price a rare ( I think) part?

Not odd, but necessary to provide clearance for the rear door.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

If you are referring to the question of the dash versus the dash with arrows, why one and not the other at any point in time is the sort of minutia that would likely never recorded at the time, let...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

With respect, trust me, as a former V.P.-Treasurer of Ford of Canada as to its ownership history and that of its subsidiaries.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

As well as Egypt, Southern Rhodesia, Bermuda, etc.



All of the '32 body types offered by Ford of Australia had locally-made bodies; none were imported from either Canada or England. Model Ys...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

Given that additional information, it is most probable that your cabriolet was imported into Sweden from Canada in completely built up form, just like the one that my friend Leif Fredriksson's father...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

While you do not indicate your country, given the dating and your abbreviated name, I assume that you are posing these questions in a Swedish context.


You the state the "early 40's" which I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

In those days Ford of Canada was the source for vehicles and components for all of the Commonwealth countries except the U.K. In the case of Australia, the bodies were made locally and only the V8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

It's highly unlikely that the prefixes, be they V8 or four-cylinder were stamped ahead of the digits for the actual engine number as there was no difference between the frames for V8s and fours.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1933 front shock mounting

The arms on the outside-mounted '34 shocks are pressed on and not separate parts, unlike one the inside-mounted shocks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By DavidG
Re: 32 Seat adjuster position?

The one in your photo looks amiss somehow. The one below may also helpful.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By DavidG
Re: '32 Steering Sector Housing

With respect, I disagree with Andy. I use '36 type roller bearings (and modern grease seals) on all of the '32-'35 steering gears that I've rebuilt in recent years. The bearings used are encased on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

I've one with the engine number stamped on the left side frame rail, but unfortunately for your purposes it contains only one of the numbers in question. It is 1, which is the old style.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By DavidG
Re: Ontario VIN-number font style 1932

C18R was used as the prefix after C18D-9,999 for '32 V8s and CBG was used for Canadian fours.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By DavidG
Re: 1933 front shock mounting

Jim,

The weakness of the two versions of the original '33 front cross members (the first and rarely encountered version carried over the 12" spacing of the front motor mounts and the second garden...
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