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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By Brian
Re: OT: My new favorite T-shirt...

Thanks Pete, now it's a big block
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By Brian
Re: OT: My new favorite T-shirt...

Good thread Adam, here's mine, I wear it all the time
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Brian
Re: Changing color of frame

Or...re-sandblast the frame; no need to remove the coating that's on there, but sandblasting will provide a good 'tooth' for your desired paint system to adhere to.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By Brian
Re: 32 spindle bolts

yes; interposed between bottom of axle and top of bottom boss of spindle
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Brian
Re: Wrong fuel pump?

Actually, the pump you have, although it resembles Drakes pump, will be far superior. By all accounts, Drakes pumps [made in China], do not allow the fuel fittings to seat, resulting in leakage etc. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Brian
Re: How To Remove Cosmoline

there's probably an easy way, but I've always used a solvent and elbow grease!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By Brian
Re: C59A - Purpose of threaded holes on block

That one [it has a mate on other side], is so you can drain coolant from block
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Brian
Re: '39 trans to '37 V8?

Clutch arm may need to be changed to 37 style?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Brian
Re: 33-34 Clutch Release Arm Question

Possibly it was for RHD? The pin holes for RHD are oriented differently. Normally have an 'F' as part of the part number.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Brian
Re: Need Help ID'ing Part

Yes, It's a great forum! You, a new member, had a reply within 1/2 hour of posting, with follow up information/pix pretty quickly. There is an amazing amount of knowledge here, I normally learn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Brian
Re: 1937 RHD Sedan Dual Exhausts

It's always tight that RH side in RHD. There are different styles of manifold depending on the year. Like 8BA for example will exit forwards at the front. 32-36 exit in line with the front ex port....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By Brian
Re: German H-block?

Those two holes that B&S refers to in the pan rail is a feature of ALL Canadian blocks with shell main bearings. Is the easy way to identify 36 LB engines without tearing them down. [Look/feel behind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By Brian
Re: Crab distributor or ???

I feel the earlier helmet distributors are better on 12 jolts than the crabs. The crab caps seem to develop carbon tracking leading to mis-firing etc.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,457
Posted By Brian
Re: headers vs duals

Now that's funny!! Thanks for the laugh
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,255
Posted By Brian
Re: What is this truck?

The Ozzie trucks use 38 style doors, whereas the American trucks use the 'jailbar' style doors. Look at the swages..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Brian
Re: Maxxis tires

Yes, I run 175/75R16 on the front of my heap, 205R16 out back
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,488
Posted By Brian
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

Hop up, 35, 36 fords can use 39-40 Lincoln backing plates which have the deep offset.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,488
Posted By Brian
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

Mechanical vs. Hydraulic Brakes" follows along the same conversation as "Which Oil is Best?

RUBBISH!! Why don't modern vehicles run mechanical brakes? Because they're not a patch on the modern...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,488
Posted By Brian
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

Last year I finally converted my 35 to Lincoln brakes. Now they work....
I've owned and driven this car since the early 70's, towed many heavy loads, raced it, all with rod brakes. What I've found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Brian
Re: Chevy distibutor question for Bubba...

(Nothing looks worse than a stock condenser hanging off the outside of a "hi-performance" distributor.)

I disagree; many things look worse, eg; a SBC in any early Ford....

Sorry to get off the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By Brian
Re: steeringbox parts for RH Drive 1934

I seem to recall reading on here that LHD 34 worm is the same as RHD 35, so possibly LHD 35 will be the same as your RHD 34
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Brian
Re: C69a

Information; they have real thick cylinder walls.
They displace 239 cu inches, run a two hole per journal crank, with shell bearing con rods. These are NOT the same as 8BA version.
Those shell...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Brian
Re: 34 verses 35 brakes

'35 brake shoes/ drums are 1 3/4" wide as opposed to the earlier models that were 1 1/2". 35 drums are ribbed, earlier models aren't
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Brian
Re: 40 ford rear hub sleeves

Are you sure that's a 40 hub? I thought all hubs 36-48 ran a sleeve 68-1236A with the 68-1225A roller bearing, which is smaller in dia than the earlier style B-1225A roller bearing 28-36, which ran...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Brian
Re: Ford WWII bomb truck question

1939 Mercury, first of the 100 hp engines
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