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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,427
Posted By blucar
Re: The Early Ford V8 Club of America - Application Form.

I have been a member of the EFV8 Club since it began in California in the early '70's.
From time to time I have let my membership lapse for no good reason. Time to renew again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By blucar
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By blucar
Re: V6 60HP engine sitting beside a V8 85 HP engine

Lawson, Regarding Ford V8 60: A little off topic, however, I thought you might be interested in a pix of a '40 Ford V8 60 in a former friend of mines '48 MG TC sports car. my friend bought the car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By blucar
Re: Is this original engine?

The easy way to hook up a hot water heater in a '36 w/59 AB engine is to utilize the port in the right head adjacent to the inlet into the head. Use a manual heater valve so you can turn the hot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By blucar
Re: FOG LIGHTS AND tURN SIGNALS on '39 Ford

My concern about adding secondary lights to your '39, or any other vintage vehicle is that generally the added lights don't look right.
The tail lights on a '39 are all ready dual filament lights,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By blucar
Re: Hello new member 1936 sedan with ?s

Being a teenager in the late '40s, with hardly two nickles to rub together we went one of two routes to lower our Fords. Longer shackles or torching the springs. Torching the last four inches or so...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-18-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 91,593
Posted By blucar
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

As our family grew in size during the early '60's, my '55 Pontiac 2dr sdn became very limited. We started looking a station wagons. I have always liked 2 dr sdn so I migrated towards a 2dr wagon, my...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-17-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,542
Posted By blucar
Re: California pcv ??

One item that many people overlook on the Y-Blocks is the crankcase breather on the lower left front of the engine.
Not all of the Y-Blocks had this breather, usually they were more common on the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-16-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,542
Posted By blucar
Re: California pcv ??

Retro-fitting a PCV system to a pre smog engine is probably one of the most misunderstood subjects that comes up regularly on many of the old car forums.
When it comes to the pre- 63 Y-block...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By blucar
Re: Flathead Manifold - What does it fit

When I lived in Idaho Falls during my Junior High/ High School years, our next door neighbor had a '41 Ford coupe that was the same color green as the '40.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By blucar
Re: Fog Light Brackets for 39 Ford bumper

If you go on ebay and enter Vintage fog lights you will find several options for original equipment Unity, Appleton, BLC, etc. I recently picked up a very nice set of BLC driving lights, clear for my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By blucar
Re: '32 Roadster Rumble Seat Frame Mounting???

For many years I thought that a rumble seat would be a nice addition to my 36 coupe. Not so much when I lived in Idaho, but when I moved to southern California with the car .the idea grew on me.
In...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,135
Posted By blucar
Re: caveat emptor

Many years ago I had a friend, now deceased, that was considered by many people to b e an expert on '32 Fords, he had two Vicky's one restored and one a flat head powered street rod.
My friend...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By blucar
Re: 1940 Ford accessory hot water heater installation

A very big thank you to 49er for attaching the pdf of the 40 Ford Hot Water heater.
A pretty handy piece of trivia Ford info to have on hand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By blucar
Re: Buick woodie wagon

I have bought and sold on ebay for many years with no problem. I also buy and sell on craigslist, I have sold several vehicles via cragslist to places as far away as Australia.
Any time you buy or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By blucar
Re: No Thermostats

The pro/cons of thermostats is similar to the pros/cons of getting vaccinated for Covid 19, don't confuse me with facts, I have my mind made up.
When I went through mechanics school in the early...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,326
Posted By blucar
Re: 59AB advice on "new" flathead

I would be very suspect of any rebuilt engine that had been sitting for a prolonged period of time.

I would make book that there will be light rust in any bore and/or valve seat/stem that had an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By blucar
Re: 35 Tudor Flattie Exhaust

It has been well established for many years that there is no value to headers on a stock or modified flat head, other than bragging rights. The stock '35-36 log type manifolds with two inch pipes do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By blucar
Re: 34 banjo with tube shocks?

very common application during the '40's-50's.. Good original Ford lever shocks were hard to come by and expensive. The late '40 Fords came with tube shocks front and rear, the stock set up was very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By blucar
Re: 1938 Tudor Windshield

Well now, it would seem that my original observation of '38 was correct, the 38 is a modified car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By blucar
Re: 1938 Tudor Windshield

I based my assumption that the black 38 in the original posting is a modified car because of the later model wheels/hub caps and the street rod 'Swan' rear view mirror on the drivers door.
In my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By blucar
Re: 1938 Tudor Windshield

Nice car! Reviewing the pix I to noted that the windshield frame appears to be sunken into the body opening, as others have mentioned. It is apparent to me that your car is a highly modified car,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By blucar
Re: interior woodgrain

I had a man wood-grain the dash/sills for my 39 convert and a couple other cars that use to be a the Pamona Swap Meet, he got so busy he quit the swap meet. The work he did was first class, he is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By blucar
Re: Installing MGB lever Shocks on 39 Pickup

Rather than trying to 're-invent the wheel', why not use the tried and true tube shock conversion that has been very common for over fifty years on the Early V8 Fords.
C & G Early Ford Parts, for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By blucar
Re: Installing MGB lever Shocks on 39 Pickup

I had a friend that had a '50 MG-TC, he went the other direction. Installed a hopped up '40 V8 60 in the MG hooked to the MG trans and a Hudson rear end. My friend used Ford shocks adapted to the MG...
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