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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,408
Posted By blucar
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

It would appear that the truck shown in pix 32 is a 4x, the emblem attached to the side of the hood appears to be very similar to the Marmon-Harrington U.S. 4x conversions.
Pretty neat topic that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935/36 Ford pickup door lock

My experience with the '35 and later door locks, not the latch assembly, is that the replacements tend to be quite generic, fitting several makes and models. The door lock for my '39 Plym conv cpe is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By blucar
Re: 53 239 Flathead Water Pump Mounts

Hmmmm, something went wrong..
Pix of 8BA engine in '37 truck utilizing '49-50 Merc U pump adapters.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By blucar
Re: 53 239 Flathead Water Pump Mounts

attached is a pix oi a 8BA engine in a '37 pickup using truck pumps and the '49-50 Merc U shaped mount extensions...
The bolt holes on the 49-50 Merc and truck pumps won't line up with the stock...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,425
Posted By blucar
Re: headers vs duals

Asking a flat head fan about their preference for dual exhaust compared to headers, is like asking for their preference in woman, when it comes right down to it, 'any port in a storm works just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By blucar
Re: Rajah crimper

Rajah terminals on my '36 59AB engine,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By blucar
Re: '41 Woodie headlamp bucket to fender question

Bailey, I think you would get a quicker and better response to your question if you started a new thread/topic that is relative to your project.. ie; 41 body mounting, re-assembly. Be specific with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By blucar
Re: 47 Serial Number to Original Paint Color

The serial number on the EFV8' is nothing more than just that, a serial number. The first two numbers denote that the vehicle was a V8 or a six, that is the extent of the info that Ford documented.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By blucar
Re: 36' wing windows? i didn't know. . .

I have a pair of wind wings that look exactly like the pair shown in #1 of this topic.
They were on my '36 coupe in the early '50's, did not like them so I removed them and put them away..
The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By blucar
Re: 8 volt battery in a 6 volt car?

When I lived in Eastern Idaho during the '40's, '50's 8 volt battery's in a 6v vehicles were very common. I put an 8v battery in my '36 in '52, ran it until I moved to Vegas, then switched to 6v...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By blucar
Re: 40 mercury flathead with columbia 2 speed

A little added info on Columbia's and carb's.

The '42-48 Columbia's are better units than the early units. The electric over vacuum shift controls from a '46-48 makes the Columbia's very user...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Ford Passenger Pickup Front Fenders

I think it has been stated to you before that you should drop/discontinue the phrase "Passenger Pickup..
The 35-and later Ford pickups are just pickups, except for the '38 and later Tonners.
You...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By blucar
Re: 1938 Station Wagon / Defroster vent question

To the best of my knowledge the '39 and earlier, ie; any vehicle with a crank-out windshield did not have builtin provisions for defrosters. Ford did not offer hot water heaters until 1939, prior to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By blucar
Re: 1939 pedals

Most of the aftermarket master cylinder conversions I have seem leave a lot to be desired, the big problem is that they tend to hang below the frame, and therefore are an eye sore.
Converting to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By blucar
Re: exhaust manifolds

I ran a muffler shop in Eastern Idaho in the early/mid fifties. We were dealers for most of the well known performance equipment, two of which were Douglas and Belond. The Douglas line was mufflers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By blucar
Re: 1940 Ford Convertible Top Frame shoulder bolts

I had to have the top iron bolts made for my '39 conv. Originally they were chrome plated, the replacements I found did not have the correct shoulders and the heads were small. I had a machine shop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By blucar
Re: what are the differences between 1948 rear diff vs 1936 diff

, The '48 differential is not a direct swap into a '36. The '48 is a longer wheel base car than the '36, therefore the torque tube is longer, additionally the '48 is 2" wider than the 36 and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 Ford rearend gear ratio and speed

One of the rules I try to follow is; solve problems, don't create them. That said, trying to purchase a used 84 year old rear end in lieu of new components that are installed by a good mechanic does...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935-1936 Ford Running Boards

I had a pair of NOSR running board SS moulding's that I bought over 15 years ago for a project I was involved with at the time.
I had made a comment several months ago in a tread here on the Barn,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,160
Posted By blucar
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

I was with my father when he drove the '52 out of Stoddard Ford in Idaho Falls, ID..
In 1954 my father traded the '52 in on a new F1, six cylinder, three on the tree, Sea Foam Green, I hated that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,160
Posted By blucar
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

My '36 has had an OD, Columbia, under it since new.. Believe me an OD under a EFV8 makes the car into a very nice, economical vehicle. even with my well built engine I have gotten as high as 22 mpg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,160
Posted By blucar
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

eagle43.. If i have read your tread correctly, your '52 had a floor shift and you are converting to a column shift OD trans.
Many years ago I restored a '37 Ford 1/2 ton.. I used a '47-48 Columbia...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,160
Posted By blucar
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

My father bought a new '52 Ford F1 with V8 and an overdrive trans. the gear shift was on the column.
I loved that truck, I put thousand's of miles on that truck driving around Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By blucar
Re: 1949 Ford State Police car

I don't recall ever seeing dual exhaust on a flathead V8 Police car.. Most police cars were used for local, urban patrol work, therefore they did not get involved in high speed pursuit work.
The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By blucar
Re: 1949 Ford State Police car

I worked part time at a Ford dealership in Eastern Idaho in '49-51. As I recall the police cars were very similar to the taxi cab's, heavier duty suspension cooling, very sparton interiors and HD...
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