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Forum: Early V8 07-25-2021, 11:00 AM
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Posted By James
1940 rear Houdaille shocks, transverse spring, brake drums and backing plates

These parts are from a 1940 Coupe that was restored as a high-level driver about 20 years ago, but 5 years ago was retrofitted with a "conventional" rear end and suspension. The two shocks were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
Posted By James
Re: Cracked blocks

Based on the receipt, the block has a fresh bore that should finish at .080 over, with a bit of honing, right? If so, the block is almost ready for rebuild at that oversize. Since there is an option...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By James
Re: 35 steering box removal

You will need to change the pitman arm, I'll have to look up the correct number for use in a '35-36 with later steering gear setup..
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Bill.... 36 5 win cpe

Which pitman...
Forum: Early V8 04-08-2016, 08:39 AM
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Views: 563
Posted By James
Need Cover for Steering Box

Found one, thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By James
Re: Registering a car in New Hampshire

In 1997 I purchased a car with an out-of-state title at the New England Early Ford V-8 meet, held at Shirley Airport back then. It took me 6 months of hoop jumping to register the car in MA, which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,319
Posted By James
Re: '36 Ford spare tire lock HELP !!!

I just sent pictures to Glenn, which collectively illustrate the parts shown by Don as a working assembly. After inserting the key, I push inward on the assembly while turning to release the tension...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,319
Posted By James
Re: '36 Ford spare tire lock HELP !!!

I could do that. From what perspective would you like a picture?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,428
Posted By James
Re: Sad News...AV8Paul

I had seen Paul's car at various meets in New England, but didn't meet him until last summer at the Loring Timing Association land speed races. He arrived in his AV8 with his young grandson as...
Forum: Early V8 11-04-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By James
1936 Steering Box and Bearings

Fresh bearings and cups for an early worm shaft, including the upper cup B-3553. All are NOS except the lower cup (3552), which is a relatively new Timkin USA. The first picture is showing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By James
Re: 36 Speedo reinstall

There is a recessed “hump” underneath the dash that is designed to allow access for the top stud and nut attachment of the speedometer. Gaining access to the speedometer attachment is pretty simple,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,830
Posted By James
Re: Fuel pump pushrod

Don't you think the travel of the rod is entirely dependant on the lift of the cam lobe? Changing the relative difference between the top of the rod and the fuel pump lever relates to the degree of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 106,966
Posted By James
Re: Welcome To The New Ford Barn!

Thank you for setting this up so well.
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