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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By HDowse
Re: 37 parts left over

I just installed a 26% cable shift Mitchell in my 4.11 '40 Fordor and have a driveshaft and torque tube if someone in NE wants them. The driveshaft with coupling at the differential end is 68 3/8”...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By HDowse
Re: Identify Old picture of Model A

Here's a picture of a Briggs leatherback from an ad of a few years ago. The light color surrounds in the b&w photo might be the same.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,551
Posted By HDowse
Re: They’re still out there !

Great find! My 40 Fordor has about the same history, mileage, one repaint, original interior. The previous owners had kept a small Motors record book that the first owner started using in 1940 to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By HDowse
Re: Radio repair

Try Joe at Classic Auto Electric. He converted my 1940 Zenith to am/fm and it sounds great.

Joe Dickhudt
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,962
Posted By HDowse
Re: members that have collected other car besides ford

I have a 1946 GMC 1/2 ton pickup that had a cosmetic restoration but nothing done mechanically to restore even the the basics. The transmission was 'noisy in 1st and 2nd but quieter in high'. Turns...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1940 Tail Lights

I bought one light from Joe's Antique Auto and it fit just fine. The rubber backing that goes on first took some persuading (stretching) so the chrome piece would fit but it’s good and tight.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,248
Posted By HDowse
Re: Middle of winter

A nice warm fall day in New Hampshire.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1940 Battery

I also have a 1940 and always thought a Group 1 was the correct battery until I tried a Group 2 and found it was the correct fit. Same in my friend's 1937 pickup.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By HDowse
Re: 40 Headlight Bulb

I just bought one from Joe's Antique Auto, O1A-13007-6V, $24.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,608
Posted By HDowse
Re: Happiness Is.....

Taking a ride with the bride on the back roads of southwest NH to see the foliage, eat a great meal and enjoy the sound of the flathead going through the gears.....and getting excited about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By HDowse
Re: Brake adjustment 1937

Someone will post a picture but it is a board that fits between the front of the driver's seat and the brake pedal. The notches increase the pedal pressure incrementally as you tighten or loosen the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By HDowse
Re: Brake adjustment 1937

There several threads on the notched board approach to adjusting mechanical brakes and while most explain how to do the adjustment, there’s usually a comment that it’s really not the best way to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1940 Radio Installation

On my '40 Fordor the holes are near the choke and the throttle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By HDowse
Forum: Model-T 08-01-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By HDowse
1916 New Hampshire license plate

I was given a 1916 New Hampshire license plate a while back. I would like to see it used by someone with a '16 in NH. The plate is free, you pay Flat Rate shipping (or come get it). You must prove...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By HDowse
Re: radio repair?

I've been emailing Joe Dickhudt of Classic Auto Electric about my 1940 Zenith. He can repair it as built or modify it as an FM. I haven’t sent it out yet but will soon. Here’s his email:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By HDowse
Re: Stuck wrench

A 7/16 open end wrench fits the square fitting of the adjuster on my car but I agree with Chap, get the adjuster tool from any vendor. Keep it on the car so you can constantly fiddle with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,989
Posted By HDowse
Re: Help me identify engine noise?

My '29 coupe had a similar noise. It turned out to be the camshaft gear. It was worn but more importantly someone had 'tightened' the flat sided nut with a cold chisel not very successfully. Get a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,037
Posted By HDowse
Re: So long

I bought a '40 Ford sedan, sold the '28 Leatherback, had seller's remorse and bought a sweet '29 standard coupe a year ago. Couldn’t be without the A but I sure like the '40.
Paul, tell us what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By HDowse
Re: tire pressure

I think it depends somewhat on the model. The coupes and pickups are light and 34# seems about right. In my ‘28 Leatherback I experimented with 35 all around and found the car oversteered on mild...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By HDowse
Re: Ed Whitney or Powermaster alt/generator?

When I bought my Standard Coupe a year ago it came with an alternator. Tom had sold me the VR for a long generator I had and I installed it no problem. I removed the alternator, put in the long gen...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By HDowse
Re: Parts vendors

You'll probably get overnight USPS from Joe's in MA. Except for a few parts from Bob Drake and Van Pelt, Joes is my go to vendor. You'll enjoy the interaction on the phone with the folks who take...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By HDowse
Re: battery

If you buy the Group 1 it should fit and perform OK. I use NAPA Group 1 batteries in my old cars and get 7-8 years out of them. I’m careful to keep the water/acid leve topped off and charge them up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By HDowse
Re: First flathead in 40+ years

Great find, Keith. Nice to see another New Hampshire person who has both an A and a EV8. Love 'em both.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By HDowse
Re: Correct Radiator for 40 Deluxe

I have a 40 Deluxe with a split core, hole for the hand crank and the filler is in the middle on top. It looks original but it could have been replaced 40-50 years ago before I owned the car.
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