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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Fred A
Re: 1932 Transmission swap

Sounds like rotorwrench got off the mark about the gearsets and why they are used. Surprised me to notice how wrong he got a couple of things. Hope some more credible barner can help him sort it out....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By Fred A
Re: Ouestion..40 Ford brakes

There was a common modification where the studs (bolts) were fixed to the hubs and drums placed over the studs for eased removal. Now the modifications have come a long way toward making the old 3/4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Fred A
Re: Door, long or short?

First thing I noticed about my '47 Sedan Coupe after years of driving '40 coupes was when getting out of the car I no longer bumped my sholder but went directly to my feet beside the car. The rust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,539
Posted By Fred A
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

In 1964 my dad was out of town working. A perfect opportunity for me to buy a '40 coupe without my dad's supervision. Upon my dad's return, he inspected the acquisition and instructed me to park it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Fred A
8BA Fuel Pump On 59A?

Bought the wrong fuel pump. Appears to fit 8BA. My engine is 59A, Could I just clip off the bottom of the mounting flange, or is there any other problem?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By Fred A
Re: 30A Roadster Shocks

There are poor quality reproductions out there. The ones I mention can not be refilled and have a ford script unlike the original Houdaille. For some reason, the repops with the phony Ford script are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By Fred A
Re: Model A Transmission

Most interesting is the range of evaluations. I have been taking much better Model A transmissions out of service. Others see a full range of condition. So many transmissions have been serviced and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 deluxe speedo problem

Sounds like a chance to kill that spedo. I do all kinds of things but don't have the special tools to stabilize the needle shaft and pull the needle off for adjustment. Here in LA we have a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Fred A
Same Condenser for 12V

I have lots of 12V batteries. Not sure of the ignition. Could the coil and condenser be voltage specific? I may try a blue Bosch coil with a condenser from my old Volkswagen. This is not a final...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,662
Posted By Fred A
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

Testimonials like we have been getting here, although useful miss some of the finer points that effect the choice of final gear. I don't have to go beyond the guys in the clubs who may be large...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By Fred A
Re: Tight Engine Troubles?

Pouring oil down the distributor hole probably is part of the therapy. It was what I did, second to pouring into the top end through the plug holes. Still a humbling experience where we want it to go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By Fred A
Re: Tight Engine Solution, What a Fool Can Learn.

Diving in, or should that be under. Starting with the top to remove distracting friction, removing fan belt. Wishful thinking went right to backing off but not removing the rod caps. WD 40 with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By Fred A
Re: Tight Engine Troubles?

Luckily [sort of?], this engine was first done by Dan Iandola. It then went to Taylor Engines to have the rest of the engine assembled. As a run ready engine it was installed. The then owner had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By Fred A
Tight Engine Troubles?

I have a rebuilt engine that sat too long without being turned over and it is difficult to turn over without removing the starter and using a 24 inch pry bar on the gear. Cranked by hand it will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Fred A
Re: 1939 outer crossmember

Bought some from Precision Coachworks a decade ago but the guy died and someone there in mass got the dies and danced around like he intended to make more but never called back on my requests. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Steering Lock Disassembly Follow Up?

My head is spinning with the terminology of the parts. Gene is covering the full '32 to '47 range while I'm focused on the '40. Ken mentioned the cap and it is removed. One candidate lock is off of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Fred A
'40 Steering Lock Disassembly Follow Up?

Eight years ago Ken/Alabama posted disassembly instructions for the '40. Now having failed to remove the bolt a few times two things are yet to be tried. On instruction 3, is it a must to remove the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By Fred A
Re: 1935 16 spoked rims

At a swap meet the 4.5" Kelsey looks mostly like any other 4". "Impossible" is a bit strong. The 7.50 still looks pinched on 4.5" but may be safer on the road. I'm moving up to 18" now that better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Fred A
Re: New '40 Spedo, Need Service?

Like the box it came in Paul, dried out lube seems quite likely. I should look at the other four gages which are new in much nicer boxes. I'm probably overly impressed with the box thing and since...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Fred A
Re: New '40 Spedo, Need Service?

We here in the SF valley have two instrument shops closer than a good post office. One does custom work used by old car guys. Thanks for the thought on source however but was wondering if being new,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Fred A
New '40 Spedo, Need Service?

Does a new in box spedometer need service before installation? The box was the original Stewart Warner that just crumbled when I handle it. Guess I'll keep the box pieces for reference. The spedo is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,563
Posted By Fred A
Re: Flathead Cams

Ron, in both your responses you laid it out in a real world, cam in your engine as the performance in "the truck" places the cam where some special performance issue is met. Many of us out west have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,563
Posted By Fred A
Re: Flathead Cams

Why is it that the majority of the replies leave out what may be very important in the choice of cams. My '40 came with a 59A and an old Isky full cam plus port/deck relief/heads. Rear gear was 4.44...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Fred A
Re: Parking brake

It is quite common for that spring to be broken. I made a spring out of spring wire and some heat. Not a great solution, nothing like the original. Who makes them? Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,242
Posted By Fred A
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

The Master Cylinder does not reveal where he is but, around here 55 would be pretty dangerous. LA traffic is brutal and no courtesy for old cars. I have an A pickup that cruised well at 65 with an...
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