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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: Growling speedometer in 40 Ford

I would start by lubing the speedometer cable.
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: Double pulley on generator mounted fan

I believe that generator was used on '37 -'41 big trucks.
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: Next move??

Failed again, can someone post a couple of images for me?
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: Next move??

You have gotten some good advice as far as getting the skin off, i'd like to share one of my methods to get a perfect, distortion free reflective surface on a round or domed part. I use stones...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,690
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: 1936 Pickup bed floor question

I'm interested in seeing more of your work, post away!
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,690
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: 1936 Pickup bed floor question

am not impressed with the wood though. I wish it was closer to original and the cuts are horrible.
You are correct, a school boy could do a better job than that!
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By hotcoupe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: Advice on restoring hub caps

Tried to post images, no luck.
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: Advice on restoring hub caps

Hello, i have restored several of that type of hubcap, to remove the S.S. skin (approx. 0.012" thick) i use a #60 drill bit and just pierce the carbon steel cap, apply high pressure air and the outer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,789
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: 1936 P/U Metalshaping

Nice clean,accurate work. I'm impressed! Thanx for posting, are you a member @ "allmetalshaping".
Tom
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: Clutch chatter solved!

I had Fort Wayne Clutch rebuild the clutch in my '37 1/2 ton, i couldn't be happier with their work.
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,788
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: who best to drop 1932 ford axle

Nostalgia Sid gets my vote, i've seen his work first hand, knows what he's doing, friendly guy, accurate quality work. He's in Oklahoma.
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: 1936 Ford Pickup front and rear fenders

Hardison metal shaping makes a perfect reproduction. Google Hardison metal shaping
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By hotcoupe
Sun distributor tester

Sun distributor tester modifications, for those of you that have a Sun machine, click on the link for some interesting improvements.https://youtu.be/ORabuWpZuXI
Tom
P. S. Be sure to check out his...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: '39-41 Lincoln brakes

That is correct.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: '39-41 Lincoln brakes

'39&'40 lincoln brakes was one application, '41only was another application. The '41 only is significantly different in offset. Good original drums are going to be a challenge to find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,752
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: The fun begins

Great looking truck! There are two things that will dramatically change the handling of your truck. I drive a '37 1/2 ton that i converted to hydraulic brakes ('39-'40), and after about 10,000 miles...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: It RUNS ....and then it DIES....

If you replace your fuel pressure regulator, i would suggest using a "Malpassi" brand regulator. Dead nuts accurate, absolutely trouble free. Bought mine online from England, got it in four days. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: Bubbas helper for many years

Some guys really know how to drag a job out! ��
Happy birthday, Terry.
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: It's a MIRACLE!

Zeke3, again another detail i omitted, i'm new at starting new threads. Yes, i had the crank ground so that i could use a rope seal on the rear main bearing.
Cadillac512, thanx for the positive...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: It's a MIRACLE!

Thanx for the positive comments, i know i mentioned it before, but after a thousand miles the outside of the motor is bone dry, no leaks anywhere!
Newc, good question regarding the pan vent, i used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By hotcoupe
It's a MIRACLE!

Well, not quite a miracle, but now that i have your attention . . ., i wanted to show you how i went about installing a hidden pcv system in my 81A motor. I used an original '37 intake manifold and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: Posting Pictures

Just downloaded a re-sizing app, thanx for the info.
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: Posting Pictures

How do you "edit" (to make it smaller) an image that is already in your devise?
Thanx,
Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By hotcoupe
Re: 32 headlight Lens

O. A. diameter 9 1/4".
Tom
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