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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By johndee138
Re: Vacationland happenings...

Pinetree Jamboree August 20-21-22
Winterport Dragway, Winterport ME
TROG style 1/8 mile "halfast drag races"
Nothing newer than 1953, flatheads only
No radial tires, etc.
Swap meet, car show...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 steering column upgrade

aandkt, YOU are in luck! I still had the tutorial

www.goldengatev8.org/tips/SteeringGearSwap35-36/SteeringGearSwap.htm

My only suggestion for the bracket removal is sharp drill bits, perhaps a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By johndee138
Re: New wiper arm for 36

I never run the wiper blade on mine after losing one on a fairly high speed trip. It acted like a sail and just flew off somewhere on the road. I keep a wiper blade in the glove box in case I need it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 steering column upgrade

I put a 37 unit in mine. I had to redrill steering shaft location for the ignition lock to work. There is a tutorial I found online that I may still have the link to if you can't find it. Works WAY...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36 steering gear adjustment?

Swap it for a 37 and up box. HUGE improvement and essentially undetectable.
I did mine and it was night and day better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By johndee138
36 LED tail light inserts

I anyone offering LED tail light inserts for a 36?
I don't want or need the housing, trim or lens.
I would prefer white LEDs instead of red, so my blue dots are blue and the license plate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,316
Posted By johndee138
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

Thank you fellow Barners! My intention was to replicate a late 40's early 50's custom, sort of a Harry Westergard style. There are numerous instances of Packard grilles being used. They are often...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,316
Posted By johndee138
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

V8COOPMAN you have a sharp eye! Yes the grille is a 46-7 Packard, 40 Chev headlight pods, 34-5 Chev Master deluxe hood sides worked into Ford donor panels. The trims are 35 Ford hood stainless cut...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,316
Posted By johndee138
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

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This beauty is waiting for me to get her out of the garage in Maine, Prolly won't happen till May at the earliest
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By johndee138
Re: Rust protection for springs

I did my 36 spring with CRC Dry Graphite Lube, essentially a spray paint with graphite in it. It made the leaves very slippery, and then I wrapped the whole kit in PVC underground pipe wrap tape,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,047
Posted By johndee138
Re: Electric steering

Angledrive please tell us more about the 35 you installed electric power steering on!
I should think it would be very welcome in tight parking lots.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,409
Posted By johndee138
Re: Opinion please

38 standard front end is a deco jewel. WAY better than the deluxe, which is anything but.
IMO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36 Tudor wiper question

That doesn't look like a 36 wiper arm. could it have been replaced with a later style?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36/5 window front vent drain

I assume you're referring to the cowl vent
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36/5 window front vent drain

out the hole in the firewall just below it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By johndee138
Re: Fumes in the cabin

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I used this period aftermarket piece I found on ebay to recirculate my blowby. I think Its from an A model but still captures the fumes. I have since disconnected it from the breather and run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,041
Posted By johndee138
Re: Pre bent brake line kit

The Early V8 Garage kit I bought for my 36 coupe was just shy of perfect. It was way better than I would have done myself with rock shields, proper clamps included, etc.
Not the cheapest but well...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,170
Posted By johndee138
Re: headers vs duals

I put a stainless dual exhaust with SS Smithys style muffs from Waldrons, LOVE the sound and I'll never have to replace anything. Costs a bit more than regular steel but I'll never have to replace...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By johndee138
Re: Windshield glass removal 39 coupe

I often use a heat gun to remove caulking and silicone. It may crack the glass unless you shield it with a piece of aluminum flashing or something like that
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By johndee138
Re: swamp cooler drawings

I rigged up a cooler using a 12v bilge pump, some dryer vent hose and an air intake intercooler inside an ice chest. The contents of the ice chest separated from the air flowing through the inter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By johndee138
Re: My Friend BB wants pros and cons to upgrade to 12volt system

Not to mention the aftermarket backup cameras, cigar lighter driven accessories, like a fan for the driver, phone charger, etc, etc.
I LOVE the cigar lighter driven rear view camera for my car, it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 hood hinge rod removal, whats the trick?

I replaced mine with stainless rod to help with removal "next time"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,467
Posted By johndee138
Re: What flathead would you most likely encounter in space?

Did y'all notice the ignition switch was off but it cranked anyway.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By johndee138
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36' wing windows? i didn't know. . .

Lawson you could probably use the 2 piece wing brackets and have a piece of glass cut to the truck profile opening. The ones I have are not mounted to the car window glass that I also have, worth a...
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