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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Wider Wheels?

cas3: Sounds simple if you say it quickly. Old narrow Ford/Merc wheels/tires look fine in the 75+ year old Service Bulletins but often there are surprises looking in the current catalogues and find...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Wider Wheels?

I started with a Kube kind of question about 650s on a 4.5" wheel with a chance that Ford produced it as early as '40 for use by station wagons and commercials. I lost focus on the rear wheel knowing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Wider Wheels?

The part about any innies as late as '66 put a wrinkle in my brow. This place is looking like a wheel factory and lucky if I can recall the source. Most wheels in "stock" are used as rollers which is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Wider Wheels?

Thanks Kube, guess I'll have to dig into the Service Bulletins to get more of the picture. Would have been cool on my coupe, did I say cool? It's almost a set with these on the front for 650-16s...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Fred A
'40 Wider Wheels?

I have 4.5" wheels from my '40 station wagon. Some seek '40 wheels and expect to find the squared profile rims. My 4.5"s are slopers and innies around the lugs.Could they still be '40? Original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Fred A
Re: Are all repro shock arms created equail?

Check for Ford script. At the OC Pancake Breakfast they had an A chassis for raffle. Claim was that it was all correct. First thing that caught my eye was the worst repop shocks with the bogus...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Fred A
Re: Max Tyre Size for M47 Pickup 16" Rim

I'm not critical of anything Stu writes. I was impressed that someone other than I notices that there is a standard. There are so many ignored engineering and safety standards in the old car hobby,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Fred A
Re: Max Tyre Size for M47 Pickup 16" Rim

Interesting that Stu mentions the rim width specs in an old Ford or Hot Rod environment. For years the "community" has scoffed at that specification with 750s mounted on 4" wide wheels, almost as a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Brake Drums

Borron, pretty tough question for a degenerate hoarder. At least you make it clear where you live, but I don't ship, only sell at the swap meets in the SoCal area. On the brake type, I only intend to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By Fred A
Re: '40 Brake Drums

I got into the habit of buying Ford and Zephyr drums with the expectation of poor quality shop work. When I found near standard drums I only trusted Richard Lacy to preserve as much of the diameter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Fred A
Re: Valve lash question

I have asked lash questions before and because of the valve rotator issue, did not get a clear answer as the source of the cam is mostly a guess found in the 59A engine. Not anticipating a problem, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 Standard Grille

I had a '40 V8 grille center that appeared new with no marks showing it's previous installation. It was shelf worn black. installed it on a car and sold it. The next owner replaced it with a Drake as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Fred A
Re: Kube - please contact me

I have been carefully going through the Body Parts List to identify my needs for a 77B. For me most notable is what it does not list. I have been curious about some small metal plates found in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Fred A
Re: 5.50 x 16 bias tire question, '36 5 window

Ford did not likely put 5.50s on US made passenger cars. In '37 the V8/60 cars had the small tires. A fine point but you asked. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Fred A
Re: body shop recommendations in ca

Can't figure that we don't have a clue about his location, but want a specific location from us. Even with an address body shops are a tough call. That business is geared for a completely different...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,263
Posted By Fred A
Re: Could Use Some Help With License Plate Restoration

Some more recent California plates also in the envelop have more of an eggshell finish. Even if the original intent was for gloss, original paint tends to oxidize in the field, becoming a satin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By Fred A
Re: Two Shock Absorber Question

Chuck, if you are asking for a judgement, what about clarifying. What two shocks? Do you not have access to swap meets? Are you going for the gold standard shocks that are truly investment grade?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,263
Posted By Fred A
Re: Could Use Some Help With License Plate Restoration

But Slopey, what ever happened to plates"being as issued, contradicted by "nice shiny new plate"? Plates as they never were before is what I referred to as "glam" being the market for over restored....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,263
Posted By Fred A
Re: Could Use Some Help With License Plate Restoration

I can spot repainted plates at distance because of the unrealistic luster. The market seems to favor that kind of glam but can look comical on an old car. Really odd on a patinawagon. Good original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Fred A
Re: 3" Shock Links 1940 Coupe

I had trouble with 3" links on the front. I needed 4" to make the connection. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 Ford Shock Rebuilders

Yes "CORRECT" shocks! Where do you think that we learned the significance of "CORRECT"? In our own small way, we in the minor leagues are working within our means to emulate the guru(plural). Even...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 Ford Shock Rebuilders

Seems that there are so many correct '40 shocks out there on the swap meet market that shocks that seem sound should be tested in service. In recent months I have stacked up candidate shocks, perhaps...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Fred A
Re: '39 Rear Bumper Arms on '40?

That was the sticking point for me. My '39 bumpers are a measured 29" between the inner arms. All my '40 bumpers measure 24", putting question on the "identical". Since 3/4 of what I think I know...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Fred A
Re: '39 Rear Bumper Arms on '40?

I have the whole picture for the front arms. Not Ideal, my "good enough" front bumper bar is the '41 style with the wider rib spacing. One of my previous forties had short rear arms that were short...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Fred A
Re: '39 Rear Bumper Arms on '40?

Let me deflect. I'm only concerned with the possibility of using subject bumper on the rear. This bumper is bored to the earlier bolt pattern with the 29" spread on the inner pattern that we would...
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