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Old 12-04-2019, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default Plugging Away on The 32' Roadster

Painted some misc stuff yesterday at work. Lost a front shock lever somehow...Cant find it anywhere...Not sure about a rumble step or taillight. Not sure how you could do both. Everyday i just try to do something...

Note the brass water inlets. My father made these front billet brass. Thought it would be cool to use these on this car. I need to drill them yet...
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:31 PM   #2
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Pics are always good and we like updates!
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:32 PM   #3
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Nice collection of parts there. I'm a little surprised by the drag link. 32s normally use a one piece part. (With dismantle-able ends). having an adjuster is ok, but two?

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Old 12-04-2019, 03:41 PM   #4
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Painted some misc stuff yesterday at work. Lost a front shock lever somehow...Cant find it anywhere...Not sure about a rumble step or taillight. Not sure how you could do both. Everyday i just try to do something...

Note the brass water inlets. My father made these front billet brass. Thought it would be cool to use these on this car. I need to drill them yet...
Boy, those brass inlets would be mighty pricey to do today!! Why wouldn't you drill the mounting hose in them before you painted them?? Curious!!
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:54 PM   #5
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Boy, those brass inlets would be mighty pricey to do today!! Why wouldn't you drill the mounting hose in them before you painted them?? Curious!!


Well...I using the paint shop at work because its so cold now. I normally have an hour or so of freedom. I needed to paint my brake line brackets and master cylinder. I just sandblasted a bunch of stuff, just enough i can do in an hour. If it chips ill blast another coat next batch...
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:14 PM   #6
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I did both tail light and rumble seat step bracket by trimming the tail light bracket to fit inside of the recess in the rumble seat step bracket. I didn't modify the rumble seat bracket for fear of weakening it, also the rumble seat step bracket was original and the tail light bracket was repro.

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Old 12-04-2019, 04:32 PM   #7
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While it is understood that you are not restoring the car to as-built condition, along with what Mart mentioned, the spark plug wire conduits in your photos are post-'36 versions.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:42 PM   #8
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While it is understood that you are not restoring the car to as-built condition, along with what Mart mentioned, the spark plug wire conduits in your photos are post-'36 versions.

Crap...I didnt know their was a difference...Ill go grab some more. Hopefully i have the right ones...
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:17 PM   #9
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The '32-'36 versions' attachment arms are almost twice as long and are welded to the tubes vertically and then bent over 90 degrees where the holes are for the intake manifold bolts. If you happen to have a pair that have only a single flare in the tube where the spark plug wires exit to the distributor, those are true '32s. The '33-'36 versions have two progressive flares at that end (and are easier to insert the tapered rubber transition pieces accordingly).

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Old 12-04-2019, 05:56 PM   #10
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Crap...I didnt know their was a difference...Ill go grab some more. Hopefully i have the right ones...
This all depends on what year engine and what distributor you are running. If you are running a 32-36 engine, you'll need the correct ones. If you are running a 1939 or later 24 stud engine the ones in your photo are what you would need presuming you would be running a 3 bolt distributor.

One other note, IF you are running a 1939 and later engine, you will need a different crank pulley than that shown in your photos.

However, given you have a pair of lower water inlets painted I would presume you are running a 21 stud engine.

Good Catch on the conduits David!

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Old 12-04-2019, 06:24 PM   #11
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From the basement, what I assume is a 33-36 conduit so one can tell the difference to the later ones.
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I did both tail light and rumble seat step bracket by trimming the tail light bracket to fit inside of the recess in the rumble seat step bracket. I didn't modify the rumble seat bracket for fear of weakening it, also the rumble seat step bracket was original and the tail light bracket was repro.

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Excellent idea! Im absolutly going to do this! going to do that exact thing? Im going to make sure i cant find others. Maybe i have a crappier one i would rather chop up...
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:43 PM   #13
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The '32-'36 versions' attachment arms are almost twice as long and are welded to the tubes horizontally and then bent over 90 degrees where the holes are for the intake manifold bolts. If you happen to have a pair that have only a single flare in the tube where the spark plug wires exit to the distributor, those are true '32s. The '33-'36 versions have two progressive flares at that end (and are easier to insert the tapered rubber transition pieces accordingly).
Got it! Ill look tomorrow...
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:25 PM   #14
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GaryU's photos should be very helpful.
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Yes, i printed those pics to take with me. Thanks Gary!
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:25 PM   #16
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Yes, i printed those pics to take with me. Thanks Gary!
You also said Im in search of 1 or more front stock shock lever(s) for a 32'. Please PM me if you have something available.

I have a few shock levers but do not know what they are off of. What are the specs so maybe I can help
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:37 AM   #17
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Looks like this. I ll get the length later. Im at work and dont have one with me.
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Ian,
The one in your photo appears to be a 1933 not a 1932
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Sorry, but that's a '33 front shock arm. The '32 shock arms are shown in the photo below.
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Sorry, but that's a '33 front shock arm. The '32 shock arms are shown in the photo below.
If this is one, that is good? i have several. But they do not look right either... Not sure why i was convinced the other was 32'. I know i looked at the pictures before...im an idiot...
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