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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Doug26T
putting the engine back in a 53 Crestliner

A couple of dumb questions. We are picking up the rebuilt engine from the machine shop today. Have about 10 days till the Fordomatic is ready, so were close to putting it back in.
The car is a rust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By Doug26T
Re: flathead rebuild

Phil my machinist gave me the list, he already knows all of what you stated, the engine has passed the crack test, has been bored, awaiting the final honing, and the rods passed his inspection. I'm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By Doug26T
flathead rebuild

My machinist is ready to have me get the parts for a rebuild. Cam, pistons, bearings, valves, oil pump, valve hardware etc. I would think an all or none quote could be the way to go. Any suggestions...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Doug26T
Re: 53 dash cluster

i guess it would help - 53 ford Crestlne convetable
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Doug26T
53 dash cluster

How the blip do you get the fool thing out of the dash?? I found the 3 - 3/8" nuts holding it in, and removed them. It will not easily come out the front. The speedometer reads fast. I have been told...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Doug26T
Re: faux spare trunk latch 53 convetible

the link above is to Ebay, and they want $9.50 for it - same thing from Mac's is only $6.50
Now that I know what I am looking for I did find an image os a badly corroded latch that had a key lock -...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Doug26T
faux spare trunk latch 53 convetible

I'm helping a friend with his '53 convertible. It has a white Faux continental spare on the trunk. Is this a Ford option, or aftermarket? I have seen images of 53's with this same accessory. There is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Doug26T
Re: 1953 steering

Understood. This thing has a steering wheel the size of a 55 gallon drum, lots of torque in the wheel alone. .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Doug26T
1953 Crestliner steering

Any suggestions on a steering box swap that would reduce the turns lock to lock. A whole lot of cranking to get this thing to turn.
what have others done?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Doug26T
1953 steering

Any thoughts on a low buck solution to the steering on a 53 convertible. So many cranks of the wheel to turn the darn thing. Is there a easily installed replacement steering box? What have others...
Forum: Model-A 06-05-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By Doug26T
1930 tudor

left out contact info1930 Tudor starts, stop, runs like a Model A should. 15 to 20 year old paint/ restoration job, shows very well, a few blemishes. Driven very little since. Year old battery,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By Doug26T
53 thermostat

What is the correct temperature thermostat for a '53 passenger car V8? It ha 180's in it now
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 05-23-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Doug26T
Re: Gas Foot Petal

Texas T's offers one - looks easy to install - instructions are offered online

http://www.texastparts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TTP&Product_Code=T3535-TTP&Category_Code=2b
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By Doug26T
Brakes question 53 Ford

The car in question has sat for the past 4 years. Owner health issues. I am helping a friend who purchased it from his aunt get it running again. How concerned do I need to be with the master...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Doug26T
Re: 1953 Ford polarity

Thanks - I saw that on the schematic - I just wanted to be double sure before I boogered a new battery, or old generator
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Doug26T
Re: 1953 Ford polarity

Thanks I thought it was, but I wanted to be sure. I have a T and they are negative ground, I know A's are positive ground. When did they go to Negative ground?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Doug26T
1953 Ford polarity

I'm new to the late flathead models. The battery was out of the car when I got to it. Is a 53 positive or negative ground? Thank you
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-06-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Doug26T
Re: Bendix issue

Jack, the car was running fine before, so the firing order, distributor/rotor location are already verified by default. I have set it to what I think is TDC, 15 degrees past the pin being...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-06-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Doug26T
Re: Bendix issue

yes 6 volt
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-06-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Doug26T
Bendix issue

My T has a fairly new engine. It was run enough last summer to be at the point it was starting pretty easy, and running very well. As of late, since just before Christmas, every time then I try to...
Forum: Model-A 08-11-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 834
Posted By Doug26T
1930 Model A Tudor

Nice older restoration. Nice interior, nice paint, some chips. Very few miles since engine rebuilt receipts for engine. just rewired. Led third brake light/turn signals in rear window (Brakeliter)...
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