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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:17 AM
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Posted By johndee138
8BA style oil filter to Beehive canister bracket

Does anyone make a bracket that allows a beehive oil filter to mount up to the 8BA head? Using the stock tapped holes in the head.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36 temp gauge replacement

I did use a tubing wrench and the flats just gave way. Then the vise grip spun it into a round. The hollow bolt that seats the probe is screwed all the way down to the shoulder and didn't offer much...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By johndee138
36 temp gauge replacement

I'm swapping out my 41 motor to a fresh built french block motor. The original temp gauge fitting is firmly stuck in the old head and attempts at removal have resulted in rounding off the flats on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1935-36 Luggage Rack Length Difference

Which one for the coupe?
I have an assembly that has been chromed and never installed.
I assumed ( obviously incorrectly ) that they were the same for all models.
Prolly need to sell it. I doubt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,600
Posted By johndee138
Re: What cool accessories/add-ons are out there

the V8 unit showed up on ebay some years ago. I had to get it replated. Thought about how to get a mold made and reproduce them but haven't gotten around to it.
Just so you know, I covet your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,600
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,600
Posted By johndee138
Re: What cool accessories/add-ons are out there

here's a couple of my precious blingy things
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,600
Posted By johndee138
Re: What cool accessories/add-ons are out there

I have 2 sets of accessory closed car wind wings that are for a 36. They are different manufacturers, but both fit the 36 closed car window profile.
A few different aftermarket hood ornament add ons...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By johndee138
Re: Odd spring shackle removal

So the final was stock shackles and reversed eye spring?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By johndee138
Re: Odd spring shackle removal

Brian that thought has occurred, but I was hoping to use the long shackles (with round holes) to get my tail down (taildragger is what I'm shooting for). I have cobbled up a puller to see if it will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By johndee138
Re: Odd spring shackle removal

Tinker look closely at the pix
The shackle bolt is a 2 piece affair. The center piece that the shackles attach to just turned out with a wrench since it is threaded. the "female" portion that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By johndee138
Odd spring shackle removal

While I am waiting on motor repair stuff I thought I would install a Posie reverse eye spring I've had lying around for a while. After getting the old spring loose I began to tackle the shackle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By johndee138
Re: got a hole in my water jacket

It should be an easy fix when it is out of the car and I can put it on a stand and pivot it into a reasonable position. Give it a good flushing and see up in there. Right now it's in the car and runs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By johndee138
Re: got a hole in my water jacket

I tried all that Tubman. Cup brushed the whole area to bare metal, heat gunned it for about an hour, degreased it and then hit it with 90% alcohol. Dried it with compressed air blast and a clean...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By johndee138
got a hole in my water jacket

For some time now I have been watching a weeping spot on my 41 motor. It is located about 1 1/2" above the pan rail and below the rear exhaust outlet on the drivers side. It has been getting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By johndee138
Re: Vacationland happenings...

Pinetree Jamboree August 20-21-22
Winterport Dragway, Winterport ME
TROG style 1/8 mile "halfast drag races"
Nothing newer than 1953, flatheads only
No radial tires, etc.
Swap meet, car show...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 steering column upgrade

aandkt, YOU are in luck! I still had the tutorial

www.goldengatev8.org/tips/SteeringGearSwap35-36/SteeringGearSwap.htm

My only suggestion for the bracket removal is sharp drill bits, perhaps a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By johndee138
Re: New wiper arm for 36

I never run the wiper blade on mine after losing one on a fairly high speed trip. It acted like a sail and just flew off somewhere on the road. I keep a wiper blade in the glove box in case I need it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 steering column upgrade

I put a 37 unit in mine. I had to redrill steering shaft location for the ignition lock to work. There is a tutorial I found online that I may still have the link to if you can't find it. Works WAY...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36 steering gear adjustment?

Swap it for a 37 and up box. HUGE improvement and essentially undetectable.
I did mine and it was night and day better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By johndee138
36 LED tail light inserts

I anyone offering LED tail light inserts for a 36?
I don't want or need the housing, trim or lens.
I would prefer white LEDs instead of red, so my blue dots are blue and the license plate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By johndee138
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

Thank you fellow Barners! My intention was to replicate a late 40's early 50's custom, sort of a Harry Westergard style. There are numerous instances of Packard grilles being used. They are often...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By johndee138
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

V8COOPMAN you have a sharp eye! Yes the grille is a 46-7 Packard, 40 Chev headlight pods, 34-5 Chev Master deluxe hood sides worked into Ford donor panels. The trims are 35 Ford hood stainless cut...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By johndee138
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

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This beauty is waiting for me to get her out of the garage in Maine, Prolly won't happen till May at the earliest
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By johndee138
Re: Rust protection for springs

I did my 36 spring with CRC Dry Graphite Lube, essentially a spray paint with graphite in it. It made the leaves very slippery, and then I wrapped the whole kit in PVC underground pipe wrap tape,...
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