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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Weird Fuel pump issue

Brad, Two possibilities here. If you have changed either the pushrod or the manifold, you may have an incompatible set. There are two different lengths of pushrods, depending on whether the manifold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By ford38v8
Re: hunting a ghost problem in my '47

Aha. Rubber fuel line that you cut. Here's a good place to start (continue) making improvements that may also fix the problem. I'm sure you must have heard that ethanol destroys rubber parts on old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By ford38v8
Re: hunting a ghost problem in my '47

These problems many times are heat related. The times that it ran poorly and quit on you, then later, started and ran fine, may be more than coincidence. Electrical components develop higher...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Holley 94 rebuild time

Nothing better than original needle valve. Organic or synthetic valves will get sticky or leak with the modern fuel. I’ve also heard that ball valves are not so good with the new fuel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1938 Cigar Lighter

Jacques, If you enter it in a Concourse, the Judges, shouldn't be messing with it, so they'll never know unless you tell them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By ford38v8
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1938 Cigar Lighter

Don, I'm sure you are correct. I replaced my knobs 30 years ago, and not finding a correct element, I put in this element. I seem to remember an initial fussing with it trying to make it automatic....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1938 Cigar Lighter

This has long been an issue with the '38 cigar lighter. Carpenter being the only replacement knob I know of, your idea is what I did on mine. Do not use epoxy on the lighter itself, for reasons of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,125
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Wildfire evacuation

Among all our other difficulties this year, it's important to keep your cool when you hear that sort of news piling on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Gas not getting to Carburetor

Blowing back to the tank may clear it, but don't blow through the pump, as that may damage the diaphram. You may also remove the flex hose for inspection, as it may be swollen closed or collapsed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 10 spline pinion 34 v 35 difference?

Ya never stop learning! I didn't know of the bearing difference.


There was also something I seem to recall about a late set into an early housing may require minor surgery to the housing for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,125
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Wildfire evacuation

For you guys in the East, when the particulates fall out, and the ash sticks to your car's paint, it won't just rinse off, you'll need suds and soft towel. Another reason to wear a mask, too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 10 spline pinion 34 v 35 difference?

If it's a 10 spline Ford from the era, it will fit. Even if it were a 6 spline, it could be made to fit with a 6/10 adapter coupling. Importantly, all Ford gear sets of the '32-'53 period are matched...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By ford38v8
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

Clem, When installing newly rebuilt shocks myself, I clamped both in a large bench vise (not so easily), with both arms parallel pointing up. One hand on each, I push/pulled and adjusted to make them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Hornwire polarity

They are designed to make old Ford guys ask questions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,125
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Wildfire evacuation

Those who repeat political rhetoric in placing blame for natural disasters should be forgiven, for they know not what they say.
In these most difficult times, outstretch a hand if you mean well, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By ford38v8
Re: What fan size?

your biggest improvement regardless of fan size would be to fabricate a fan shroud, or find a ready made shroud to fit your application.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,042
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Do you think a sleeve will fix this?

Mart, I would think no method or product could seal that crack in that location. You've got expansion/contraction to beat the band right there, and no finger in the dike can plug it. But then,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1939 pickup new distributor

Yep, I missed it. It seems his reason for changing was lack of local availability of parts, but these days, 99% of us are in that same boat along with him.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1936 vs 1937 Emergency Brake Lever

The '37 hand lever mounts in two places on the far left firewall and cowl. The dash would likely need to be removed to access the upper cowl mount location. Your easiest would be as suggested, to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1936 vs 1937 Emergency Brake Lever

You've left out important info regarding transmission, driveshaft, and brakes, so any info given here would be guesswork at best.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 1939 pickup new distributor

Nobody asked, but I'll speak up with my opinion anyway...
The guy is a Newbie, maybe his first collector car, so he can be forgiven for falling for the hype on replacing old parts with new stuff...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By ford38v8
Re: stainless molding

Di-am! everbubby here mus' be 80. 'cluding me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Mismatched drums won't fit

He flipped his backing plates for shock mount clearance. Then he had to flip his grease cups for clearance for the slave cylinders.


And yes, I said that word. I don't buy into this new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By ford38v8
Re: hard rubber

The term plastic is ambiguous, the definition taking in a number of very different materials having an initial ability to be malleable. One characteristic of most plastics and rubber products is...
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