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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: chickasha pre war swap next week

I'm planning to be there. Friends have a space in the south building. Hope the hot water is turned on for a longer time this year!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Houston Texas,

In the future send me a message if your son, or any other New Zealand V8ers are going to be in the Houston area. My wife and I have attended the last two NZ V8 National Meets (Hawke's Bay and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,734
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Stock '41 Engine?

With the heads on you can't be sure. If it is the original engine (huge if) then the serial number will tell you. 81 is 85 horse, 99 is 95 horse.

The big difference in motors is the block. The 85...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,251
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 337 Flathead

That sounds a lot better, runs nicely now.

I just noticed the generator stand in the photo of your first post. Did that go to some sort of extra large generator? I like old large capacity...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 1953 Saddletex interior?

Thanks. I'm doing long term planning for my 53 sedan. I like the idea of the two tone interior since my exterior is two tone. My car currently has a light blue vinyl interior that wears like iron,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 1953 Saddletex interior?

Hello... hello... anybody?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By 38 coupe
1953 Saddletex interior?

I ran across a brochure for factory vinyl interior in 1953 Ford closed cars. Apparently it was an extra cost option on Mainline and Customline cars, I have seen the 1952 version of the brochure for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,196
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Scat 221 stroker cranks

The crank from a 1938 only 24 stud will also fit. The larger mains and longer crank started in 1939.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,679
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: White Fords

I'm pretty sure the first assembly line production white Fords were the 1953 pace car replica convertibles.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,894
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Flathead with AC - how well does it work ?

The issue isn't the compressor on the engine, that works fine. The issue is the condenser in front of the radiator. I've only seen one flathead with good working A/C here in Texas. I have seen...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 53,760
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: New block

I'm impressed with your no-nonsense approach to this project. I'm curious about how much new parts will go into a typical hot rod flathead when your new block is offered. Since new rotating...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Syncro silent T98 transmission 48 to 52 truck

As noted above the 48-52 transmission uses a different case than the 53 and later transmissions. The fragile part of this transmission is the rear bearing retainer / mount which likes to crack. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,198
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 43 Marmon Herrington 4x4 top speed

Sorry for the slow reply.

None are easier to find parts for, the units in the list haven't been manufactured for 50 years or more. The most common boxes seem to be the various versions of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,053
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: New Zealand 2017

I also want to give a special thanks to the folks who let us ride in their cars:

Al Lewis and her 1939 Standard Fordor:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,053
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: New Zealand 2017

Well it is time to report back on our experience in New Zealand. We had a blast at the National V8 Meet. I really want to commend the host group for putting on the most fun V8 National meet I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,198
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 43 Marmon Herrington 4x4 top speed

Since you already have an auxiliary transmission, the Cotta unit, you can swap in a different aux unit that has an overdrive. You want to look for a small Watson or Spicer unit. Here is a spread...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 38 Ford coupe fenders

All 38 standard front fenders are the same and are 38 standard only. I see NOS front fenders show up occasionally.

38 coupe rear fenders are the same as deluxe except that most standard passenger...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,857
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 337 Lincoln powered hot rods.

Here is actual weight of a 337: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/weight-of-a-ford-linclon-337-big-block-flathead.832985/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Aussie 47 mercury

Maybe you could drill the area round and use one of the cast iron crack repair plugs. Then drill one side of the repair plug for the water passage. You'd have to be careful that the plug doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,152
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Column shifter parts diagram and overhaul instructions

There is a very nice write up on rebuilding the column shifter in the F-1 pickups. I think you 46 shifter is functionally identical so the rebuild instructions should apply to your car too....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,771
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: 59ab & 8ba

skylman2, where in Texas are you? There are several chapters of the Early Ford V8 Club, there may be one near you.

We put together an engine block ID thread a while back, it may have some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Flathead 226 H-Series

The stock distributor really need the stock carburetor. If you must convert you can try to get a G series timing cover and machine the front of your cam for the earlier distributor. If you do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Spark plug location

Disclaimer: all the following is based on book reading. I respect Ron's experiences and advise. I will disagree with Ol' Ron about where the center of the combustion chamber is on our flathead V8s....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Stock Oil Filter

I think that getting the engine fully up to operating temperature is much more important than the type ("bypass" or "full flow") of oil filter on your motor. Good oil, good driving, and either filter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By 38 coupe
Re: Wet Distributor

Make sure you have all of the gaskets and boots that are supposed to be in the distributor / spark plug wire tube(s) assembly.

I rebuilt the distributor on our 37 sedan and have driven the car in...
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