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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:23 PM
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Posted By mrtexas
49 woodie rod radiator

Got the radiator moved forward 2-3 inches, enough to have an 18 inch mechanical fan on the Mustang 302 instead of a 16 inch electric fan. Fabbed a fan shroud and fan is 1inch from radiator and shroud...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Radio rebuild

There is a new repro am/fm radio available for shoeboxes. I have one for my 49, works great. A little spendy though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Scammer alert

family and friends is free if not using credit card
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1936 lift points for 2 post lift

IMHO I was surprised with how light and flimsy the frame on my 36 wagon was when I took it off for paint.

I did however make 4-6 inch tall extensions for the arms to get them up high enough to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 955
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Safest Way to Buy a Car Long Distance??

I flew to California to see this 1999 Acura NSX in person and got a partial PPI, trip cost around $1k. Picture clearly shows rear bumper repaint but I didn't catch that in person! Just sold it for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 93 octane fuel

Higher octane fuel has more resistance to pre-ignition, it is more resistant to ignite due to compression. In a gasoline engine you want the fuel ignition to be by the spark plugs.

It doesn't have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Cross member hasn't been touched. Transmission in an AOD. Engine/trans installed as far back as possible without hacking cross member or touching fat man front end. Tight fit!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Sorry for the confusian, the fan is mounted on the water pump. I verified the water pump rotates CCW by cranking the engine and observing. Haven't done a lot of work on modern v8s, only flatheads!
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By mrtexas
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Crank mounted 302
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Crank(engine) runs counter clockwise.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

This Ford 302 is counter clockwise. I checked after the parts guy told me. Not as many fans available CCW!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Winding down the mods for real crank driven fan. Last is hacking away at the front bumper apron as I had to move the radiator 3 inches forward. Next is paint the brackets and apron. Will spray the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By mrtexas
Re: hurricane

Here in Houston no effects, not even a little rain or wind.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Fine Mexican craftsmanship, cost $45 to move. At least there still are radiator shops! Not too many brass radiators anymore.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Cooling for 49 hot rod

Making progress on fan shroud.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

I have what you describe on my 41 woodie which is supposed to be in the center of the windshield. You should be able easily to remove the inside antenna and shorten it. I had to do it on my woodie as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By mrtexas
Cooling for 49 hot rod

Finally figured out how to install near stock crank driven 18 inch cooling fan for my 92 ford 302 in my 49 woodie.

Just got back from the radiator shop, had the water return pipe raised about an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By mrtexas
Re: 49 Ford front glass

Not hard. Install rubber on glass with string to pull and final install of rubber. Stainless trim goes on after install of glass.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Filling a brakes system

I installed a remote fill MC on my 41 and mounted the two fills on the firewall above the wheels. Think this made the bleeding easier like a modern car. But also have bendix on the rear.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Disk brakes

You need to put in 2psi residual valve for front and 10psi for rear.

https://41fordwoodie.weebly.com/earlyv8discs.html
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Is lead still needed?

Started in the 30s
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Filling a brakes system

My Mityvac works great. No need to make special MC cover.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By mrtexas
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By mrtexas
Re: Filling a brakes system

What do you use to attach bleeder to MC?

I use a vacuum bleeder myself.
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