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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,330
Posted By blucar
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

I have to disagree with the above statement.. The original serial/vin number of a vehicle is assigned by the manufacture, and generally contains pertinent information about the factory of origin,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By blucar
Re: 1937/38 ford bumpers

I once thought I was wrong, but then I found that I was mistaken..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By blucar
Re: 1937/38 ford bumpers

Well now, it would seem that someone took it upon himself to alter my comment about rear bumpers, making the type bold in lieu of regular type.
I should have clarified my comment stating that the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By blucar
Re: Pickup bed

Through the years I have noted a very strange difference between Ford and GM pickup bed floors. Ford favored steel decks on the majority of their pickup beds throughout the product line, whereas GM...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By blucar
Re: 1937/38 ford bumpers

I thought I had a '37 bumper in the garage, quick review of my inventory produced nada.

I had a '37 for several years, restored two of them so I had a lot of spare parts, most of which have been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By blucar
Re: 59AB thermostat

The correct thermostats for the '48 and earlier Fords mount in the upper hoses directly above the heads. The stats are made to slide up inside of the hose. See attached pix.
Stats in the 160-180...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By blucar
Re: 35 rumble lid

Don Rogers comments and pix pretty well sum up what is required to put a rumble seat into a '35-36 coupe. The one thing he over-looked is the drain hoses that attach to the bottom of the side drip...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By blucar
Re: Problem with My Aluminum Radiator

From my point of view, drilling holes in a thermostat is in the same catigory as removing every other blade from the impeller on the water-pump, and/or using a large washer in lieu of a thermostat....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By blucar
Re: Ford 1 1/2 tonne restorations

How much the wheels are pitted would govern how much you fill the pits in the wheels. I would suggest that you keep in mind your are dealing with a "truck", which is a tool, so don't over restore it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By blucar
Re: Halogen bulb reflector kit, w/37 pickup lense

The problem with using halogen bulbs with the '39 and earlier lens is that the prism's in the lens is designed for the original per-focus bulbs, therefore there is no directed beam, the light just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By blucar
Re: what is correct wiring for a 12v system

You should be very careful running 12v through an original Ford ignition switch. The original switch was only designed to operate the ignition, not added accessories like radio, heater, etc.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By blucar
Re: '39 trans in a '35 coupe -- rear mount question

If you closely review the pix that peter c posted in #3 you will note that his car has a late model dual master-cylinder which required an adapter to mount to the '39 Ford type of peddle assy.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By blucar
Re: Convert 1939 Pickup Headkights to Sealed Beam

As a general rule the head light pods with marker/park lights on the top are Guide 682-C's. The original 682's of the 1930's came with side or bottom mounts for adaption onto either style of mount...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By blucar
Re: '39 trans in a '35 coupe -- rear mount question

I have a '40-48 column shift trans in my '36 coupe. Very simple installation using the '36 rear mount bolted to the trans and frame.
From my experience, the use of a '35-36 trans mount is a must...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By blucar
Re: Convert 1939 Pickup Headkights to Sealed Beam

An alternate way to convert your lights to sealed beam would be to use Guide 682-C lights.. They were a very common headlight in the mid to late '30's on trucks.
There are several Guide lights...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By blucar
Re: Convert 1939 Pickup Headkights to Sealed Beam

The Ford trucks are very easy to convert to sealed beams. I used a truck conversion to convert the head lights on my '36 coupe.
I would suggest that you eliminate the original rotary switch on the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-26-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,405
Posted By blucar
Re: Harmon and Collins

The correct spelling of Paul Schiefer (Schieffer) name was bugging me so I dug into my old files on the '56 Bird.. The name on the title is/was Patti Schiefer.

I forgot to mention in my earlier...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-26-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,405
Posted By blucar
Re: Harmon and Collins

Paul Schieffer (not sure about the spelling) was the clutch etc. guy. Schiefer (sp) had his hand in a lot of speed equipment, cams, clutches, etc.
The 56 T-bird was dead stock, being his wife,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-25-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,405
Posted By blucar
Re: Harmon and Collins

Stumbled upon this thread because of the Harmon-Collins heading. Interesting reading.
I have a '36 Ford coupe that I have owned since 1952, it has a well built 59AB engine with all of the good stuff...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By blucar
Re: Vapor lock

The first five cars I owned when I was a teen were all Chevy's, 1938 through '46, never had a vapor lock. I bought my first Ford in '51, a '41 Ford 2dr. When the heat of summer came upon us, I found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By blucar
Re: Was the !934 Roadster body used for three window

I know a guy that found a '36 roadster half buried in a dry creek bed in Eastern Idaho. The lower portion of the body was mostly rusted away. The man cut the body just below the belt-line, the man...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Hub caps fit a 1938 sedan?

I have to agree with RalphM.. The '36 hub cap is the best looking cap for the wide 5 wheels..
Most people would never know the difference..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By blucar
Re: Ashtray Radio Installation.

Hopefully I can clarify the radio receiver box location in the '33-34 & '35-37 cars.
The Ford Philco receiver box has to be mounted on the left side of the car and that is where the location dimples...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By blucar
Re: 35 convertible in the film “Chinatown “

In about 1973-74 I had a chance to buy a near perfect '36 Ford Roadster, it was black with a wine red leather interior. The owner had just moved here from Arizona and needed some bucks.. I could not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935 1936 Inside Door or Window Handle Tool

A small drift punch works just fine once the trim ring is pushed back.
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