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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By blucar
Re: 35 cabriolet rumble lid to trunk

My '39 conv has a rumble seat, last year to have one. I had the trunk area, including the deck lid, completely upholstered to match the passenger interior, same leather. I do not have the seat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By blucar
Re: 1938 Firestone whitewall tire pressure

Ditto..
I just responded to the same question (s) about tire pressure on '53 model year Chrysler. The owner of the vehicle was running 24 psi on bias ply tires, had questions why the car handled so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By blucar
Re: 41 mostly stock 6v posted ground - adding a fan

A lot of people have the mistaken believe that an engine should run a temp 160 degrees or lower. Prior to the advent of lower emissions on vehicles, the recommended temp's by most manufactures was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By blucar
Re: changing to later steering wheel

I have a '36 Banjo wheel hanging in my garage, the spokes are flat with about a 1" dish to the center. The '39 wheel has bent spokes with a similar dish.

I think the '39 wheel will fit onto the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By blucar
Re: Cornhead grease and steering gear oil.

I have used STP/Motor Honey in the steering gears on old cars for over 50 years, works great. The STP is a little hard to pore into the gear box in it's natural state. I sit it out in the sun for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,132
Posted By blucar
Re: Anyone with the "Dirty Word" knowledge

The '35-36 Ford open cars are also wood bodied with metal nailed over the wood.. Almost bought a 36 conv, then when I saw all the bad wood I walked.
A comment was made earlier about '30 model...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 dual carbs/ triple carbs

The best running dual carb set up for a flat-head is a wide spread Super type, however, the gen has to be moved to a side mount and a fan mount similar to the cut down '39 gen like I have on my 36...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By blucar
Re: 42-47 pickup bed

I know the fenders are not '41 and later, the shape of the fender appears to be similar to '35-'37, however, they could be after-market generic trailer fenders. I have pix of the bed and fenders,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By blucar
Re: 1952 F1 with a FE 352

'Back in the day' the Buick nail-head and/or a Cad's were very common upgrades to Early Ford vehicles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By blucar
Re: 1952 F1 with a FE 352

Head and valve problems are very common with the early 289-302 engine's.
Ford switched to value engineering when they migrated from hardened valves and seats in '53. The problem got bigger with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By blucar
Re: 1952 F1 with a FE 352

I have to agree with the above comment about the FE engines.. The Ford small block engines, 289, 302 or the 351 windsor's, which are an over grown 302 hooked to a C4 trans makes a nice setup.
The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 vs 1937 Emergency Brake Lever

I have a complete '37 parking brake handle that I can take a pic of and send to you and/or attach to this thread.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 vs 1937 Emergency Brake Lever

I have a 36 5 win that I have done a significant amount of improvements to the mechanical components of the car: Hydraulic brakes, 42-48, 59AB engine, 48 Merc column shift trans, 40 steering gears...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By blucar
Re: 1952 F1 with a FE 352

I have a friend that has a '64 F250, the last of the solid I beam front axle trucks. The truck originally had a 292 V8 that was used up. Matt replaced the Y block with a 390 Cleveland w/C6 auto...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By blucar
Re: 42-47 pickup bed

I have a very nice 42-47 1/2 ton bed for sale. The bed is complete w/a good tailgate. The fenders are not correct, they look like 35-37.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,620
Posted By blucar
Re: Ford "wide five" Brake Drums

"Having been there done that".... Converted my '36 Ford to hydraulic brakes in 1952, I can relate to the front drum issue. The front spindles on a '36 have to be converted to '40-41 with '39 or later...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By blucar
Re: 1952 F1 with a FE 352

Trying to upgrade a '50 model truck to an FE engine is a very difficult task. The FE engines are very large, heavy engines and nobody that I was ever able to connect with could help me with mounts,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By blucar
Re: Tires... Radial vs bias

You are playing a very dangerous game if you under-inflate your radial tires down to 20#... Radial tires are high pressure tires and should be inflated to 32-34 lbs. Under-inflated tires will cause...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By blucar
Tires... Radial vs bias

I'm in the process of freshening my '36 up. Tires were on the list because the tires on "Henry" are over 25 years old.
I love radial tires, have been using them on everything except the '36 for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By blucar
Re: Headlights

Taking this thread a little further I'll have to second "supereal'" comment about grounding and relays.
When I converted the headlights on my '36 coupe to sealed beams in '52 I used a trick that was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By blucar
Re: Headlights

The above quote is very good advise, however, I would take it one step further. The 36-39 bulbs are pre-focused bulbs that are designed to work with the original lens. Ron Francis makes a 36-39 style...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,620
Posted By blucar
Re: Ford "wide five" Brake Drums

They sure appear to be early open drums.. Looks pretty neat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By blucar
Re: Ford rims ?? Wide

The pic that Lanny posted of a wide 5 wheel, is not a Ford '36-39 artillery type wheel, no 'spokes', it is a slotted wheel.
Marmon-Harrington used the wide 5 bolt pattern on their 1/2 ton 4x's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By blucar
Re: Ford rims ?? Wide

I wonder? Were the '37-39 Lincoln wheels wide 5 on 10".. If they are I would make book that the Lincoln wheels are wider than the Ford. A comment was made earlier in this thread that the Merc wheels...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By blucar
Re: Ford rims ?? Wide

According to the EFV8 Club, 35-36 book, Wheels And Tires: "In July of 1936, standard model cars were equipped with 5.50 x 16 four ply non-script tires and the rim was reduced from 4 inches wide to 3...
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