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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By HDowse
Re: V-8 Times

I wrote the Club and got this note back...it's a distribution problem as Don said:

Hunt;
You have reached the web administrator of the Early Ford V-8 Club web site.
They are being delivered,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,247
Posted By HDowse
Re: The new 1940 Ford Book is now available

I’m really looking forward to having this book as a reference for my Fordor!
Thanks, Kube, for all the work you and others put in to make this happen.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-10-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By HDowse
Re: Trickle charger for 1926 roadster pickup

I agree with bob p, just put a regular charger on the battery once a month, keep the cells up to the correct level and you should be OK. I charge the batteries on my cars on or about the first of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 892
Posted By HDowse
Re: V8 times

Still waiting for it here on New Hampshire.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,789
Posted By HDowse
Re: New '40 Ford Book soon to be available

I can’t wait to get the book! And 2x rockfla's appreciation to all who make this site so valuable for all of who love these old Fords.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By HDowse
Re: Convex mirror

Yes they will. I got used to both convex mirrors very quickly and it does help with a wider view. I used the convex replacement heads to keep a fairly stock look. On my pickup, I use a small...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By HDowse
Re: Convex mirror

I bought mine from Joe's Antique Auto, just the heads, bolt is in center of back and have them on both sides of the Fordor. Some may not like the idea but I find they eliminate much of the blind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By HDowse
Re: Hood prop for 37 Ford pickup?

There’s a little detent on each side of the cowl that the rear edge of the hood side fits into when you lift up the side. It’s important to have the rubber corner protectors so you don’t scratch the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By HDowse
Re: rear axle gear ratio chart

Here’s the one I use:
http://www.advanced-ev.com/Calculators/TireSize/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,250
Posted By HDowse
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

The 1939 and 1940 Tudors and Fordors are relatively inexpensive for what you get. The 39 has that classic dash and floor shift as well as the last year for bulb headlights before Ford went to sealed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By HDowse
Re: Fords in Fall 2020

Fall in Alstead, NH.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,199
Posted By HDowse
Re: aviation gas

We use it in our small tools in the fire department just for the reason that it doesn’t deteriorate as fast as auto gas. The octane is 100 and others may comment on any effect that might have on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By HDowse
Re: Fun at Mart's. Ol' 59 Flatty! 32 Sedan! Plus vintage machinery!

Hi Mart,
Another great video and especially liked the interior vegetation growing in the shop!
Hunt
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By HDowse
Handle escutcheon installation

I suspect we've all had some difficulty trying to push the door handle or window crank escutcheon in far enough to remove and then replace the pin that holds the handle to the shaft. I have the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By HDowse
Re: 40 Ford Radio On Off Volume Switch

Joe at Classic Auto Electric rebuilt my Zenith for me last fall. Give him a call, he might be able to help you out. 620-241-6927. classicautoelectric.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By HDowse
Re: Drakes Locking Gas Cap

No, mine seems secure on my 1940 Fordor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By HDowse
Re: Loose condenser bracket

Terry,
That sounds about right. Several areas of "restoration" on this nice truck by a well known local fellow have left much to be desired.
Hunt
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By HDowse
Loose condenser bracket

A good friend of mine has had a 1937 pickup in his family since 1937. He'd had intermittent running problems for several years. The truck would start up, go for several miles and then just quit. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By HDowse
Re: Mart's Sparks: A turn signal tip from Mart's Garage. Easier than I thought!

Mart,
Great video! What is the replacement headlamp unit you substituted for the originals?
The new 21 watt bulbs are 12v. Are you running 12v or 6v? Keep your tutorials coming.
Thanks, ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,830
Posted By HDowse
Re: New toy....

I found the hinge pin mirror size inadequate, too. I bought two convex mirror heads from Joe's Antique Auto and replaced the flat mirror heads on both sides with the convex ones. I really like the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,830
Posted By HDowse
Re: New toy....

Great looking car! I have turn signals and seat belts installed in my Fordor. They came from Electro-Tech (turnswitch.com). It's an electronic unit that you fit on the inside of the firewall and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By HDowse
Re: Flat head RPM range

Here's a calculator I have used to check RPMs at different speeds/differential ratios:
http://www.advanced-ev.com/Calculators/TireSize/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1939 ford deluxe Starter Button Question

Jim,
I have the same problem from time to time with my 1940 Deluxe starter button. There have been some threads here on this problem. One culprit is that the button is merely grounding the wire so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 56,626
Posted By HDowse
Re: New Poll, What Year Fords Do We Own?

1923 Runabout
1929 Standard Coupe
1937 Pickup
1940 Fordor DeLuxe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-29-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1940 Headlight Bulb:

The problem is that the available NAPA bulb has the small aiming protrusions and the headlight surround will not fit over those little t**s. You can try grinding off the bumps but sometimes you'll...
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