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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By blucar
Re: engine number location

I think it is common knowledge that Ford did not use engine numbers on their engines. The serial number was generally stamped on the transmission when the trans was mated to the engine, the serial...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By blucar
Re: Mercury Flathead on Craigs list MN

I bought a 8BA engine a couple years ago that had been laying in the back yard of a neighbor for many years. The engine was stuck so I and the neighbor figured it was junk, I took a gamble on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By blucar
Re: 35 1 1/2 ton truck rear gears

I have a '36 model 151 flat bed that has a two speed rear axle under it with hydraulic brakes. As a general rule a two speed axle is a higher gear on the high range side, just like a Columbia OD....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By blucar
Re: 46 Ford pickup 16 inch wheels

I noted that you stated in your original posting that the truck is in Rapid City, SD being worked on.
Call Moores Auto Salvage in Rapid City, 605 348-4926, this is a huge wrecking yard that I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Ford Roadster - Grant Fleming, Canada

Hmmmm, Looking at the pictures it would appear that the '36 acquired spider hub caps between 2013 & 2018..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By blucar
Re: 46 Ford pickup 16 inch wheels

I have a cousin that won't drive anything that is not a Ford. When my cousin progressed into modern pickups, '57-66 he always ordered the F100 with 16" wheels, 650 x 16" tube type tires, some little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By blucar
Re: 46 Ford pickup 16 inch wheels

Ford used the 16" 5 on 5 through 1966 on the F100's and passenger cars through '48. The later model, '57-66 will be 5'.5" across the bead. The thing to watch out for are the inside hub cap knobs in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Ford Roadster - Grant Fleming, Canada

Yes, I know that ultimately I made the right choices when I opted to keep my coupe in lieu of an open car.
When I got drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956 I told my wife that I wanted to put the '36...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Ford Roadster - Grant Fleming, Canada

I've always wanted a '36 Roadster or conv cpe, had a chance to trade my '36 coupe for a Roadster in 1953. It was November in Idaho, winter was on the horizon and my coupe had warm air (39 heater) and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By blucar
Re: Wheel stands

Many old-time wrecking yards used two wheels, one laying down and another standing within the lower rim, generally welded together.. Very safe.
A man I knew a few years ago was closing up his shop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By blucar
Re: 1951 Ford Split Rims

The 'split ring" type of wheel were very common up through the '80's on HD pickups and trucks up to 10/18 wheeler's. The majority of the trucks in a company I owned had that type of wheel. The two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By blucar
Re: bushes 39 front panhard

Ford did not use a Panhard Bar on the front of any Early V8. You are using the wrong terminology, the bar used on the front suspension is a stabilizer bar used to control/minimize body roll on turns....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By blucar
Re: Cabriolet window channel

I went absolutely crazy trying to replace the felt on the window channel on my Briggs bodied 39 conv. I found the correct heavy felt at Restoration Specialitie's, however it was 3/4" wide. I cut it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By blucar
Re: Columbia overdrive

Found some very good info within this thread.
I knew about John Connelly in AZ but I did not know about Dan Krehbiel in Temecula.
I have a Columbia under my '36 that I would like to get freshened...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By blucar
Re: '35 Coupe 5 window value

I have to differ with the prices bantered around in this thread. Based on the description made in #1, car not running, paint fair, upholstery poor, etc., I'd say the car is a #5, $4,680. according to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By blucar
Re: WW2 Ford Canada Military Engines- PCV system

The PCV shown in the pic appears to be very similar to the valve used on the 63-64 Trk 292 V8's, they threaded into the intake galley forward of the carb on the right side of the engine, then were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By blucar
Re: 17 inch split rim replacment

A word or two of caution regarding the use of wheels from non-Ford vehicles, GM/Dodge on a Ford.
Correct light duty wheels, 5, six or 8 lug carry the majority of the weight on the hub not the bolts....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By blucar
Re: 4bbl manifold flathead V/8

Many years ago we had a in-board ski boat that had a '53 8CM engine with an Edmonds 4 barrel manifold and a Carter 4 barrel carb., Mallory ignition and a Howard cam.
The eng/boat worked well for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By blucar
Re: 40 Ford Brakes

A little clarification info on hydraulic brakes.
The words Lockheed and Bendix have been bantered around in all of the postings to this topic.
The original question posed was relative to '40 Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By blucar
Re: Wide 5 rims

I am getting ready to purchase Coker 600x16 radials for my '36 Ford, I will be using tubes from Coker in the tires because I don't think the stock Ford wide five wheels will work well with tubeless...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By blucar
Re: Phenolic Spacer

Phenolic (brown) spacer blocks use to be very common on many engines up through about the early'70's. It would appear that about the time heat riser valves disappeared from smog controlled engines,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By blucar
Re: Split rim, wide 5?

I have a pic in my collection of early Ford trucks that shows a '37 Ford 4x MH. The article attached to the pic says the truck was special built for an oil company for use in the middle east.

The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By blucar
Re: Split rim, wide 5?

I have 3 wide 5 split rim wheels that are similar, but different to the ones posted in the pix. The wheels I have, have the split ring on the inside portion of the wheel.
I have a big interest in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By blucar
Re: Headlights

You did not mention in your write up if you were referring to original reflector type lights or sealed beams.
The reflector '39 and earlier lights are a real pain to work with. I converted the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By blucar
Re: Edmunds-intake, hole between carbs

I would think that the port could be enlarged to accommodate a thread in PCV. If you used the port for that purpose you would need to block-off the pan breather, usually lower left front if you...
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