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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: The question of the day?

Backing up a hill puts the motor (carburetor) lower than the gas tank. I think the tank was under the seat, when the level was low it barely ran into the carb.
Plenty of positive ground cars and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Seeking Info on a 1939 Tudor Sedan

It looks like Grandpa put those new-fangeled sealed beam headlights from a 40 on it. He'd probably say "leave em on there - they work better!"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Head gasket .Which way

At least with the cast iron heads, you are bolting two pieces of cast iron together with a gasket in between them. How could it matter which way the gasket goes? Gravity can't be an issue, what else...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Grease fitting size for 1937 ford spindles

As far a a grease fitting sealing because of a taper, the 1/4-28 fitting are tapered, even though the threaded hole is not. If you look close at a 14/-28 grease fitting you can see the slight taper....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Wheel color

They might be Tacoma Cream, sort of a light yellow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,857
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Dual points for increased dwell??

But if the dwell is somewhere around 30 degrees, then the overlap is most of the time.
I think that's right anyway.
I'm too old to think hard anyway.
It's snowing real bad here in Wisconsin,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,857
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Dual points for increased dwell??

At least for a part of the time that the coil has current flowing through it, both points are closed. During that time both would have to "bounce" open in order to break the circuit. During the time...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: A Day In So Florida

If you put tire chains on our old Fords they go darn good in the snow, but I don't do that anymore either.
Florida looks good to me!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: A Day In So Florida

Well, I can't see the state of Michigan, but I can see Lake Michigan real easy. It's too big to miss.
No one is parking a nice old Ford along the shore now though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: A Day In So Florida

Gee, that looks just like the sun rising over Lake Michigan here in Wisconsin. Where are your icebergs?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,767
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: ultimate flathead

I read that article too, 10,000 on a flathead? Maybe that tach was reading wrong.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,682
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: How To Remove Cosmoline

It would make a great name for a convenience store.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,286
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Iola old car show

The barn down by the road is the "Toy Barn". Vendors with model cars, etc set up in there.
For many years the local Lions Club sold fried chicken (lots of it!). I think that's not being done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,959
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

Pete, I have seen many vintage racers at Road America with mechanical brakes. Bugatti for one, old '30s indy cars, etc. At speed? Well they aren't as fast as a modern race car for sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,959
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

How could hydraulic brakes multiply the force? The power comes from your leg pushing on the pedal, the result is the shoes pressing on the drums. If no other power source is used, how could there be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Prony Brake Ideas

It seems like that brake rotor would get really hot, like red hot. Maybe you could run a water jacket around it and make coffee.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,644
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Throttle return spring and baling wire

That's a great looking car, and the building behind is pretty nice too! I'd leave that spring just the way he did it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Rubber Rim Strip Question

I've always felt that a Ford welded spoke wheel, or any wheel that's smooth all around the inside doesn't need that rubber strip at all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: photos of 1933 / 1934 pickup with 525/550-17 tires? OR with oversized tires?

My 33 has 5.25/5.5 x 17 Lesters on the front and they measure 27.5 outside diameter. The rears are Firestones same size and measure 28.25 o.d.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,460
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

How about a Volvo 544, seeing as how you're in Sweden? They look like a 41 Ford.
Just kidding of course.
I love old Volvos- I have two 1800's and a 544.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: 34 & 35 tacoma creme paint code.

I painted the wheels on my 33 with TCP Global IM1245 Tacoma Cream acrylic enamel. It was real nice paint and it sure looks like the right color to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Any shaky can preference on small parts??

I had good results with Ace Hardware black. The can I had lasted for a lot of little parts and the nozzle never got plugged.
Those nozzles drive me nuts too. I have a little jar full of used ones,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: paint on oil pan?

It seems to me the very best you could hope for in painting he inside of an oil pan would be that it didn't hurt anything. It isn't going to help anything and you can't see it. So why do that? I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Plugging holes with "Metal To Metal?"

I think that stuff would fall out after a while if it isn't backed up with something solid. Welding the holes shut if you don't want them seems like a better idea to me. That won't ever fall out!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By Jim in Wisconsin
Re: Silicone brake fluid

I've only been messing with old cars since 1968, so you know more about it than me for sure.
To ME, it's a good reason.
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