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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:53 PM
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Posted By mrtexas
Lead body work 49 Ford

Came across some lead body work while preparing for paint. I've looked at how the two side pieces pictured are mounted and it look like Rube Goldberg was involved in the design. Did some cutting and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Mail order dual exhaust systems

The 36 woodie single stainless exhaust Waldrons built for me didn't fit. I sent back the modified crossover pipe and they replaced it with a new one. Had to pay for the materials IIRC. The 41 woodie...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,117
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 4 post lifts

Bendpak is the best by far. I have 2 bendpak 4 post lifts and one parking lift.
I bought two of them used and one new.

I installed all 3 of the lifts by myself with the help of an engine hoist....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By mrtexas
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By mrtexas
49 wagon paint

Murphies law paint job. Had a tall empty cabinet sitting next to my 49 wagon. Went by and over it went into the wagon. Had a quart of touch up paint. Didn't match which was obvious when I was color...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By mrtexas
49 hood ornament

Original plastic piece broke off and was held in by friction. New one is loose. Do I glue it in?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1941 woodie wiring issues

There are at least 3 harnesses costing $600+ total
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1941 woodie wiring issues

There are at least 3 harnesses
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By mrtexas
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Air Conditioning Condenser for an 8BA

Putting a later model flathead in a 35 reduces room for a mechanical fan?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Air Conditioning Condenser for an 8BA

Here is my experience with adding AC. I have a mustang 302/AOD in a 49 Ford. Car came with an electric pusher fan. Worked OK until I added an AC. Tried various combinations of electric fans...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,012
Posted By mrtexas
Re: aviation gas

Jet A and JP5 are both kerosene. JP5 has a lower freeze point as military jets fly higher than commercial jets. The freeze spec we made Jet A to was -40F. Flash max was 100F. Can't comment on JP7 as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,012
Posted By mrtexas
Re: aviation gas

JP4 is high altitude jet fuel(50% gasoline/50% JP5)
JP5 is jet fuel(kerosene -40F freeze point)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,012
Posted By mrtexas
Re: aviation gas

You might not know it but the octane method for avgas is different so octane comparison is apples and oranges. However avgas is almost 100% iso-octane with butane added for vapor pressure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By mrtexas
49 woodie rod radiator

Got the radiator moved forward 2-3 inches, enough to have an 18 inch mechanical fan on the Mustang 302 instead of a 16 inch electric fan. Fabbed a fan shroud and fan is 1inch from radiator and shroud...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Radio rebuild

There is a new repro am/fm radio available for shoeboxes. I have one for my 49, works great. A little spendy though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Scammer alert

family and friends is free if not using credit card
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 lift points for 2 post lift

IMHO I was surprised with how light and flimsy the frame on my 36 wagon was when I took it off for paint.

I did however make 4-6 inch tall extensions for the arms to get them up high enough to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Safest Way to Buy a Car Long Distance??

I flew to California to see this 1999 Acura NSX in person and got a partial PPI, trip cost around $1k. Picture clearly shows rear bumper repaint but I didn't catch that in person! Just sold it for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 93 octane fuel

Higher octane fuel has more resistance to pre-ignition, it is more resistant to ignite due to compression. In a gasoline engine you want the fuel ignition to be by the spark plugs.

It doesn't have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Cross member hasn't been touched. Transmission in an AOD. Engine/trans installed as far back as possible without hacking cross member or touching fat man front end. Tight fit!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Sorry for the confusian, the fan is mounted on the water pump. I verified the water pump rotates CCW by cranking the engine and observing. Haven't done a lot of work on modern v8s, only flatheads!
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By mrtexas
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Crank mounted 302
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Crank(engine) runs counter clockwise.
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