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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By blucar
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

An easy fix to dim headlights on a Ford is to make sure all or the wiring/grounds are clean and tight. Add a GM style headlight relay into the headlight wiring. The headlight switch will activate the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935 Radio Mounting

As a general rule the radios in the EFV-8's and later were dealer installed. According to the info on pages 116/117 of the 1935-36 Ford Book the closed cars had speakers mounted in the windshield...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By blucar
Re: Wd-40

I do not know if it still works, I do know that WD-40 was a good starting fluid for 2 stroke engines, chain saws, leaf blowers, etc., have not tried it in over ten years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Pickup High beam indicator light

I converted my '36 to a pull type HL switch mounted on the dash and a floor mounted dimmer switch where the original floor mounted starter switch had been, opting for a starter button on the dash in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Pickup High beam indicator light

I used the HB indicator light from a '38-39 Ford, located between the two instrument clusters, worked great.
Of course now there are several sources for small indicator type lights in about any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By blucar
Re: cooper tires

Throughout the years I have used Cooper tires on many vehicles, never had a problem with them. Had a set of P215/65R15 Coopers on my '39 conv for almost ten years. They were mounted on custom made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By blucar
Re: Engine era ID.

The motor mount spacers mentioned in the above are '49-50 Merc, they go between the pump foot and frame mount. The holes in the truck pumps won't match up with the frame holes, the Merc spacers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By blucar
Re: Locating 1937 Ford Heater Hose

A footnote about my comment in #10 regarding the center placement of a heater in a '30 model EFV8.
With the introduction of the column shift in '40, in '41 through '48 Ford generally placed their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By blucar
Re: Optima 6V battery charge

I have used a "Battery-Tender" on several of my batter's, for many years, including AGM and/or Optama's, never had what I would call a failure. I did have a problem if I left the 'Tender'...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By blucar
Re: Locating 1937 Ford Heater Hose

I would assume that your car is a right side steering car. that being the case the hoses should be on the left side of the cowl.
The standard heater for a '30 model Ford is the hot air, manifold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By blucar
Re: Locating 1937 Ford Heater Hose

The '39-40 hot water heater in my '36 is hooked up the same as it was when I bought the car in 1952.. Turn off valve is in the hose leading from the right side head.
The view of the hose routing is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,943
Posted By blucar
Re: Need some barn HELP for my 36...

I know my comment to this tread is going to sound crazy to some people, I am going to make the comment anyway.
Over fifty years ago I had a friend that had a very nice '36 Ford 2 dr sdn, the car was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 ford coupes- door glass size

As I recall the front door glass for a '36 5 window and a 4dr are the same length, the track is positioned differently between the two cars.
Many years ago the right door class cracked in my 36 5...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By blucar
Re: 8BA in 1937

I have been involved with two installations of 8BA style of engines in a '37 Ford, other than dealing with an adapter to attach the steady rods and the use of '49-50 Merc motor mount spacers, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By blucar
Re: Thermostat for 59AB

The box' that the stat's I have came in said they were for '32-36 Fords. They did not appear to ever having been used, dust/dirt from years of sitting on a shelf.

When I did the hot water test...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,126
Posted By blucar
Re: 215 85 16s

I think some of the comments to this topic bares out the old adage, "don't confuse me with facts, I already have my mind made up".
When I first looked into Michelin radials for my RV unit I to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By blucar
Re: Thermostat for 59AB

A word of caution. Prior to installing any thermostat you should place the stat in a pan of water on a stove, using a thermometer bring the water temp up to establish when the stat starts to open and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By blucar
Re: PCV on multiple carb intake

I am a strong believer on PCV on all engines, however, a PCV on an old flat-head that is in good shape with little to none blow bye might be over kill. I can honestly say that I have never had a blow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,126
Posted By blucar
Re: 215 85 16s

Radial truck tires were not a common thing in the mid to late '60's. I first noticed them on UPS route vans, UPS generally used split rims with the ring painted silver. I figured that if radials were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,126
Posted By blucar
Re: 215 85 16s

During the late '60's the buying public went crazy buying RV's, a large percentage of which were pickup trucks with campers.
My wife and I had five kids, I had been raised in a family of outdoors...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,126
Posted By blucar
Re: 215 85 16s

I would suggest that people should be very careful mounting 8/10 ply tires on vintage wheels, especially wheels that were intended by the manufacture to have 600 x 16 on a 4" rim.
During the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By blucar
Re: 39 Ford Conv side window fit

My comments about your '39 top/windows might not apply to your car, in any case I'll make them anyway.
I have a '39 Plym conv cpe that is a Briggs bodied car, the same as a Ford, however, they were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,566
Posted By blucar
Re: Last years body on this years car

All of the preceding dialog about the '32 Ford roadster brings to mind a well documented situation with a '32 Plym conv coupe several years ago.
The '32 Plym conv cpe's are the '32 roadster of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By blucar
Re: 40 Heater Trim Clips?

A pix of what you are looking for would help. As I recall the '39 & '40 hot water heaters are the same. The heater I have has provisions for a defroster by-pass on the upper left side.
Attached is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By blucar
Re: Headlight/Turn Signal Question

Thanks for all the nice comments on how I handled the lighting problem on my Plym.
If anyone would have told me twenty years ago that I would end up owning a Plym conv, leave lone spending 16 years...
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