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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,890
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Add another for 81. Age does make things more difficult and time consuming but, I can cope with that. My big problem now is the propensity to loose my tools while I am working.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 35 Ford door pull handle

I can't speak for others with arm rest locations but with every stock '35-'36 I have seen has a rectangle hole cut into the door metal for the arm rest clip to hang on. Unless you cut a new location...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 35 Ford door pull handle

This should be easy.

Remove the window frame and pull back the top of the door panel about an inch. You should see two raised humps in the door metal with holes. shove nails through the door...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 35 roadster radio

I have used an under runningboard antenna on my '36 for years. no problem, even when dirty

Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: connector sleeve for choke rod

What I did on my '35 was to thread the knob shaft and the connecting rod. Couple the two pieces together (the connector is a common hardware item). This allows you to align the knob writing, make...
Forum: Early V8 09-27-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Tom-MI
Wanted Ignition Switch

Need some help on this. Looking for an authentic 1935 Ford ignition switch with working key.

Thanks

Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Tom-MI
Inductive tach

Amazon has a Runleader inductive tach for $13. The hook up seems easy especially for a flathead. Has anyone had any experience with one?

Thanks

Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Drake's Gas Tank In A "35

Stan-

I can't speak for others but on my '35 I had to grind 1/8" off the right rear frame channel to get the tank into the car. It is a VERY tight fit.

Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: There must be a better way

Rocklfa-

I worked on it off and on yesterday. Very frustrating. I tried to follow your instructions but I need to read it more carefully. One suggestion of soldering the wires sounds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By Tom-MI
There must be a better way

I am in the process of installing new distributor wiring and things are not going well! There must be a simpler way. When i attempt to connect the spark plug wires to the terminal plate and then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Need a little help on this! SOLVED!!

First, I would like to thank all that responded so quickly especially, Mart for his search approach

The problem was the clips. They are "suppose" to be spring steel these were not. To hook the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Need a little help on this!

They are the correct clips. Got them from Joe's (21A-12144).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Tom-MI
Need a little help on this!

I am converting my '36 over to a crab distributor. Generally, everything went as planned untill I came to the clips which hold the cap on. The clips don't snap into place. They just don't catch the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Tom-MI
Updating with a crab distributor

I need some help on this swap. I have a '35 with an original distributor. Maintenance on the distributor can be a royal pain. I am thinking about installing a crab distributor (this is not a show...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 1935 coupe overflow tank recommendations

There are several ways to add an overflow tank. What I did to my '35 was to add an overflow tube (available from many sources) to my radiator housing. I pop riveted a couple of case nuts to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,178
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: best way to adjust valves

This is the valve sequencing I have used for years! Simple and accurate

When you pull off the intake manifold you will find one of the combinations listed on the left side of the chart. As an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,554
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: KR Wilson Steering wheel puller

I have used a split bearing separator without a problem. It's a lot cheaper than $399!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,970
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Incorrectly mounted Spare Wheels on 1932-1935 Fords

Here is a picture of a 40 spoke Kelsey wheel mounted on a '35 coupe. The valve hole is not at the 12 0'clock position but isn't very far off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,570
Posted By Tom-MI
Mystery Car

We found this picture in the attic. Any idea what year and model of the car? We are trying to date the picture.

Thanks
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,437
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Final Note, re: Shadetree

I can't add to anything here. Bud was a true gentleman Very, very, sad. He will be missed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 36 feul gauge

A simple check I use is to remove the power wire (-) from the tank unit, turn on the power and ground the wire to any metal piece on the car. The dash gauge arrow should go up. Don't let the arrow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: New alternator install

The generator vs. alternator is not the problem, it is how are you are planning to cool the engine. If you want to use the original fan you have a big-time problem. The fan seat diameter is larger...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 1935 Ford Floorboard Patterns

This is the floorpan from my '35 (20K miles), built in June 1935
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,419
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Early V8 Distributors

This is what you are looking for:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 1935 Radio Mounting

Tim-

I have a '35 with original radio. I know the long bolts look out of place sticking up so high. This is not a misfit arrangement. You need the long bolts to drop down the radio so it can...
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