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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Rocket455
Re: 1950 Coupe Mystery pieces

Thatís funny. They must be from a maverick rearend I pulled at a scrapyard. Thatís what I get for hoarding parts.
Spent a good amount of time going through images, looking through manuals..etc. and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Rocket455
Re: 1950 Coupe Mystery pieces

I didnít upload the photos right.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Rocket455
1950 Coupe Mystery pieces

I took these off this car...I think. I canít figure out where they go. Anybody know? See pictures.
The first picture at the mystery pieces.
The second is where I thought the pieces went but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Rocket455
Re: Shoebox Brake Drum replacement

And it lists the same part number that I ordered. And the same part number that is on the box in which it came.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Rocket455
Re: Shoebox Brake Drum replacement

Called Dennis Carpenter today. The guy didn't know what the heck I was talking about. I emailed them the pictures...still waiting for a response.
I double checked my receipt and I definitely ordered...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Rocket455
Re: Shoebox Brake Drum replacement

This is out of the catalog. This is what I ordered, and this is what is pictured in the catalog. I'm going to call Dennis Carpenter tomorrow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Rocket455
Shoebox Brake Drum replacement

I bought new drums from Dennis Carpenter. I received what was pictured in the catalog. But they don't fit. There is an extra lip on the new drum that interferes with a piece of the backing plate. My...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Rocket455
Re: 1950 Rearend Disassembly

Thanks, everyone. I do have the green shop manual but I couldn’t really make sense of this part and the diagram didn’t give me confidence.

If nothing else could be holding it up then I’ll get it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Rocket455
Re: 1950 Rearend Disassembly

Yes. Axles were completely out. But the thingy still wonít come all the way off. Gets hung up around 1/2Ē off the surface of the housing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Rocket455
1950 Rearend Disassembly

Slowly getting back to work so the progress on the project is slowing down. This whole COVID thing made me realize how much work gets in the way of me doing things I want to do.
Anyway, I tried...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By Rocket455
Re: Mystery part

And maybe the speedo being tilted is creating an illusion, making other parts seem to be more or less sloped. I’m going to try and clean it up and straighten the Speedo and take a better more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By Rocket455
Re: Mystery part

Wow. really? I was not expecting that. My family has had this car since the late 60s. I'm sure one of my uncles put that there. But none of my family members have had a 30s anything as far as I know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Rocket455
Re: 1959 Coupe Header question

I know. just exploring my options. For $100 or so maybe worth it. But I'm not going to pay $300 for it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By Rocket455
Mystery part

Anybody know what this gauge cluster is from?

Found in the back seat of my shoebox. Looks like truck...any idea?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,300
Posted By Rocket455
Re: AOD to flathead

When I was looking at what trans to use I saw this adapter. It's a bit pricey.


https://transmissionadapters.com/products/1949-1953-ford-flat-head-to-chevy-automatic


It doesn't specify which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Rocket455
Re: 1959 Coupe Header question

I did look around the forum before I posted my question. Didn't see that. I have noticed that my frame has a hole through part of the frame in which the exhaust pipe goes. That hole is on one side...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Rocket455
Re: 1959 Coupe Header question

I have looked at Red's site. That ecklers was just an example. Red's prices are a little closer, within $20 of each other. But still shows a different part for convertible and non convertible. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Rocket455
1959 Coupe Header question

Title states 1959. I meant 1950. Sorry. This is a shoebox question.


What is the difference between a convertible car and the rest that make some headers only fit convertibles? What is in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,300
Posted By Rocket455
Re: AOD to flathead

Thanks for all the input, guys. I'll be sure to get professional help before driving the car. The thing is in now. I'm trying to figure out what to use for a crossmember. I'll get the rear end done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,300
Posted By Rocket455
Re: AOD to flathead

Thanks, guys. Much appreciated.


So this is going in a 50 Ford Coupe. Originally had the overdrive trans. I'll check the gear ratio and see what it is now. I already ground the block a little for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,300
Posted By Rocket455
Re: AOD to flathead

Thought about that. Tech line closes at 5 CST. But I think I figured out that the star washers fit the flexplate to crank Bolts. They are a little too big for the converter studs. I think I’m good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,300
Posted By Rocket455
AOD to flathead

I know this message board is not for ďhot rodsĒ or customs, this AOD is just about the only thing Iím upgrading on this car. Everything else will be pretty stock.

Anyway, my question is the kit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Rocket455
Re: Original Fomoco shocks

Just making sure before I put them in the trash. Thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Rocket455
Re: Oil slinger, crank snout, crank sleeve.

Good...I already put the ropes in.

Cheers! Thanks, guys.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By Rocket455
Re: Oil slinger, crank snout, crank sleeve.

I’m googling. I found an old thread here that shows a references a Napa part. Buts $50. Is leaning towards old sleeve and 2 piece seal.
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