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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,425
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: 373
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: 295
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: 874
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: 362
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: 966
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: 957
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By johndee138
Re: Front window 1936 5 window

Jan, I had my windshield rechromed last year after the new paint made it look so shabby. You will need to disassemble both halves, remove the threaded square insert that allows the 2 halves to join...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36' wing windows? i didn't know. . .

I have both kinds as mentioned in Don Rogers post above. They are both available, with new glass and the first one pictured has been replated.
I have decided not to run either of these on my car.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 Ford; Anyone sell...?

I had to make mine with some small machine screws that I sanded the heads on to get them to slide along but not turn. I threadlocked the nuts on and zipwheeled the protruding threads on the backside.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 bumper black line

I used 3/16" black striping tape on mine, after attempting to paint them on.
Looks good,lasts long, easy to do, cheap.
Whats not to like?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 Ford rearend gear ratio and speed

I put a 3.78 R&P in mine. best thing EVER!
No problem from a still start and much better top speed. Don't forget the need to stop as well!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By johndee138
Re: headliner grabber/door tins....an idea

I used flexible metal tack strip for my headliner around the doors. Applied over the windlace. The headliner tucks into the strip and the teeth hold it in place. Tamped down snugly with a rubber...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By johndee138
Re: 35-36 5 window headliner

I had to make up some that I misplaced during resto. heavy wire with a loop for a sheet metal screw. bent in an appropriate curve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By johndee138
Re: '35 Coupe Windshield Drain Questions

I plumbed my windshield drains to the cowl vent drain with a 1/4" cross T fitting. Now. any water exits via the cowl vent drain tube.
The windshield tubes were blocked with years of dirt, so I hand...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1935/36 roof tack strip

I just finished the top on my 36 3 window. The diagram above is almost complete. Inboard from the larger L shaped channel is a smaller channel groove that is about 3/16" wide. I think that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,019
Posted By johndee138
Re: drum puller

^^^^
That's ^^^^ what I've used in the past. works well enough I would love a "real" puller but it runs almost 10 times the cost for the above unit. I get the good one someday
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,411
Posted By johndee138
Re: Scammer Alert !

He got a "free" Stromberg from me!
The SOB.
Also claims to be a Christian and touts law enforcement support.
Red Flags
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,411
Posted By johndee138
Re: Scammer Alert !

I have another one to add to the list,

Hal Schaffer WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/FORDFLATHEADCARBURETOR

He appears on Facebook and other places claiming to be a stromberg carb rebuilder
in Senoia GA....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,771
Posted By johndee138
Re: Wheels are back from the powder coater

Definitely remove the powder buildup at the lug nut seating areas. you may think your wheel is snugged up tight and come to find that the powder has turned loose under the pressure applied and your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By johndee138
Re: Check out this period foto 32 Phaeton

Those are Vogue tires created by the Vogue tire company around 1918-20.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogue_Tyre#/media/File:Paul_Whiteman-L29-1934.jpg

Pretty cool, would love a set on my 36
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By johndee138
Re: To be or not to be a 1936 club cabriolet

Hobbies are usually money wasters, not money makers. The return on investment is the fun you have participating in your particular passion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By johndee138
Re: Temp gage acting stange

Will the 35-39 temp gauge units interchange with each other?
(Not the year specific faces but the actual working parts & glass column with the red liquid)
I could use a working thermometer temp...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By johndee138
Re: 35 pickup door & roof panels

When I did my door panels I got some double sided tape, and a roll of tracing paper. Taped the paper to the door and marked the places for the outer edges and all the holes I wanted. Then got some...
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