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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,479
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

I have found that they need to be shaken a LONG time, with theory being they have sat for a long time on a store shelf and all the pigment settles to the bottom, just like in a gallon can of paint. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,526
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Cleaning an early aluminum intake

Sounds like the reaction muiratic acid makes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,307
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: V-J Day August 15, 1945

My dad was left seat pilot on a B17, flew 23 combat missions and 4 "Chowhound" missions out of Framlingham, England, 390th Bomb Group at the end of the war in 1945. His plane got shot up a few times...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,405
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: 1936 Ford Roadster - Grant Fleming, Canada

I notice the headlights appear to be sealed beam, rather than the "bug eye" standard. Has he converted it to 12 volt or are the sealed beam 6 volt? Just curious. Almost as pretty as my blue 5...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: curve at bottom of '36 rear fender

I have a '36 five window that had no rear fenders when I bought--only the body sitting on a bare frame. I found a pair of really tough fenders--had been stripped and then left outside, lots of swiss...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: LB block repairable (or can it be)?????

That would be kind of cool if it ended up in Sweden, where my great grandpa emigrated from in 1887!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: LB block repairable (or can it be)?????

I know it would take a lot of money to repair--question is, does the fact it's an LB block justify it?????


I had to sleeve all eight holes of the block I have in my '36 coupe, and that didn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: LB block repairable (or can it be)?????

Hey, Denny, you can have it if you stop by and pick it up, or better yet, I'll bring it up to your shop! You back in MN yet, or still in Florida?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: LB block repairable (or can it be)?????

That's what I figured, but I'm wanting guys with a lot more experience and knowledge than me to chime in. Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By swedishsteel
LB block repairable (or can it be)?????

I have a '36 LB block that has cracks along the pan rail on one side on the inside of the crankcase, both front and back of the main bearing web. Web isn't cracked. Three cylinders have vertical...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Do the old style bubble balancer work

To answer your question--yes. I've used a small one to balance tires on my S10 Blazer several times with good results. Mine is too small balance the 16" tires on my F250 diesel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,578
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Mystery Car

how about Hupmobile? In the Minnesota Street Rod Association "Linechaser" that I received in the mail today, in the "Did you Know" column there is a picture (drawing) of a Hupmobile that is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By swedishsteel
miss(tery) solved

Car, etc: '36 5 window, '36 21 stud with Eddie Meyer heads and dual intake with 2 97's, potvin cam, 4 speed nonoverdrive s10 tranny, Bubba rebuilt dizzy and Skip rebuilt coil. A year or so ago I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,550
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Barn & shop total sell off ONE LOT only $$$$$$$

Upside of having an auction--you get rid of ALL of it in one day. Downside--you can't draw the number of buyers that want that kind of volume of parts, in other words, supply far exceeds demand. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Sunday Morning Quickie: Tool Time. Lets talk 3 leg axle stands.

On that stand the number of legs had nothing to do with it bending in the middle. three legs will never be rocky rocky like four will. The width of stance in relation to the height and the overall...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,579
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Battery purchase & best shut off location

I have a '36 tudor humpy. I glued a plastic battery box to the floor in the trunk and bought the biggest tractor 6 volt battery that would fit in it. Used welding cable for cables and used battery...
Forum: Early V8 03-14-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By swedishsteel
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,983
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Mig wire type

I've used ESAB Easy Grind. From what I can find/read it's "softest" mig, making it somewhat easier to grind when doing body work. I haven't had much luck moving it much with a hammer and dolly, but...
Forum: Early V8 02-29-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By swedishsteel
1935-36 car windshield frame

I have eight windshield frames in varying conditions, as listed below. All are seperated, the threads in the connector bars have been chased, as have the threads for the crank out hinge. I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Tool for removing tapered parts

Did a little search and found that KD Tools and OTC have similar ones, look stronger than the one on amazon. I refuse to buy anything from amazon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Blast media

i use generic silica sand that Menards handles--about $5 for 50 lbs. Have tried glass beads, and that black stuff. Glass beads worked good on aluminum with lower pressure as it isn't quite as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,715
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Wd-40

I had a 7.3 idi diesel that had sat for a couple years and when I tried to start it, fuel wasn't getting through the injection pump to the injectors. A diesel injection service told me that parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

When I built my '36 21 stud, I used aftermarket heads so the original studs were the wrong length. I went to my local Auto Value and, at the time, could get a variety of studs. It's been several...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,784
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Adventures in gas tank restoration. '36

I have a D6 caterpillar that plugged the fuel line up--discovered the tank had a LOT of varnish and gunk in it. Did some research and learned that lye works good as a cleaning agent, so I put about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By swedishsteel
Re: Liner/bore question.

I bought a '36 tudor that came with a boat load of extra parts the previous owner had had the original '36 LB block bored the cylinder walls out to water and had sleeves put in to make a 239 cu. in....
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