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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,582
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Hagerty insurance ?

Old/vintage cars are insured with Hagerty.

But interestingly, was with AAA for over 40 years. This year got my declaration and they had decided to substantially increase rates one one of my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,460
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

19Fordy, The beginning of my post is a quote that someone made on another post that I did not want to muddy up.

I am planning to keep my mechanical brakes on my '36 unless I cannot find parts at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,460
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

This statement confuses me, but then maybe I do not understand. Mechanical Brakes and Hydraulic brakes both stop the car by forcing the brake shoe against the drum, they just use different mechanisms...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a Happier, Healthier New Year.

This forum has added hours of interesting reading and great information during this odd time in our lives. I have enjoyed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 6 volt LED headlights

Anybody have specific experience with a good LED for the 1936. So far all I have heard is issues with focusing the light due to the lenses and reflectors in the 36.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Complete conversion kit ? 6v-12v

In response to OP's question,


I have never done business with this company or used their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,661
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

I kept the scissor jack from my 2000 4Runner after it was totaled to put in the trunk of my 1936 sedan. It has a bit more lift.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,380
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Today's Observations

Maybe, temporarily at least, hang a cheap plastic bottle off the end of your overflow tube and see how much coolant is being pushed out while driving. On my 36, if the coolant is right at the top of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Optima Battery Question

What are you trying to determine by seeing it first? Many of us on this sight are running the Optima Red Top in our cars and could possibly answer any concerns you might have.

1.) It is too tall...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Alameda Swap Meet Oct 17

When: Saturday October 17th, 2019
6:00 am to 3:00 pm
At the former Alameda Naval Air Station
2151 Ferry Point #77
Alameda, CA
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Antique Auto Radiator Repair and Restoration

Alan, TonyM, wga;

Just FYI, Went to Panky’s yesterday...they no longer do automotive radiators, and
San Leandro Radiator has closed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1941 Pickup Interior Install Help

quik, thanks so much for posting these instruction. I have been planning my windlace installation in my 41 pickup as well and been picking the collective brain here on the Ford Barn. Since my truck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 40 Ford LED tailights

I use this third brake light in my 1936 6 volt and it works great also supports blinkers.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: '36 5 window, Wiper ARM installation

Place the cover over the spring, then push it up to compress the spring and put the upper end of the cover over the post. You have to tilt the arm out to be able to get the angle on the chrome cover...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Few NOS items ?

Could it be for an aftermarket overdrive? like Mitchell or Borg Warner. Maybe the cable was long so it could be trimmed to the appropriate length for the application. Although the T handle sounds a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Helmet distributor 12 volt options?

Skip's email.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Shock kit for a 35 coupe

I used the Pete and Jakes shock kit on the front of my 1941 1/2 ton pickup. Easy bolt on except for the shackle studs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Shop ruined my '48 radiator tanks

I like to hand or recommend to younger people the book "Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work". It is an interesting read and has opened a few eyes. In fact a co-worker at a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: hubcaps?

What kind of wheel? OEM steelie? Check Vintique Wheels, they have some to fit various models they sell, maybe they would have something that would work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,455
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1940 ford sportsman?

Looking at the work you do, if anyone could build one I think it might be you. Is this next on your to do list?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Shocks are bottomed out

I had the same issue with my 1941 1/2 ton.

Check Pete and Jakes hot rod tube shocks, they worked on my front end. They are available in a short, (7.25"/11.25"), or long, (9.25"/14.25"), version....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,832
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: What'this overdrive 1934

I see there is some new activity here. I am attaching a document I came across in my research that will hopefully answer a lot of the questions in this thread...

It shows pictures of an entire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 46 pickup tube shock conversion advice

If the eye of the shock and mount do not match, there are also metal sleeves which can be inserted into the shock eye, again available in the misc hardware bin at you auto parts store. I did not have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 46 pickup tube shock conversion advice

You may also need to make a modification for the lower mount, usually a shackle kit with extended bolts. Easiest answer for shocks would probably be the Pete and Jakes tube shocks available at many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Door lock jiggles open using outside handle?

1941 Ford 1/2 ton pickup. It would seem that with a few jiggles of the outside door handle, my drivers side door can be unlocked. As I jiggle the outside handle, I can see the inside handle move...
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