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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,315
Posted By drolston
Re: Cut off HAMB again????

HAMB working fine on MS Edge browser.
Reboot your computer and try again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By drolston
Re: '34 Pickup Windshield Rattle

Aha! Why didn't I think of that. I will give it a try and report back.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By drolston
'34 Pickup Windshield Rattle

Annoying clatter from the top of the windshield. Once the speed is up to 40 mph or so, it goes away. Does not happen with windshield swung out to the first notch. Tried a foam strip; - no help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By drolston
Re: Whirring noise .. from I donít know where

Long shot. Be sure you have enough free play in your clutch, and that the return spring on the throw out bearing is working. The test is to put your foot on the clutch when the noise is happening. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By drolston
Re: Red dirt rising

Thoroughly enjoyed the cars. And what great drivers they were in those races. No one even got a scratch!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By drolston
Re: lowering a '41

The front suspension of the '41 is a one-year odd ball transition between the '40 and '42 - '48. The distance between spring perches on the axel is different, and Posie's doesn't make the exact fit....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,731
Posted By drolston
Re: possible interest in another new restoration project? '40 convertible

Never miss an episode of Mart's Garage, and would love to have another project to follow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By drolston
Re: Bolt remover socket

I use a battery powered impact wrench. It has three power settings.
Start with the lowest setting. Give it 1 second burst of tighten, followed by two second loosening. Go through that routine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,324
Posted By drolston
Re: Changed The Weight Of My Oil

Definitely a good choice for break-in, but it does not contain enough detergent for year after year. I run four quarts of any good brand of 10w-30 plus one quart of VR-1 to boost the zinc a little.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By drolston
Re: Early Ford Transmission in Chrome

I would put a window in the floorboard, and lighting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By drolston
Re: 1952 Ford F8 Tank Wagon

Could be a great movie prop. Make it pay for its' upkeep!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By drolston
Re: Shock linkage

It is a snap with this little gadget. I forget which old Ford parts place I got it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By drolston
Re: Headbolt

Not unusual for a few head bolts to leak for a while after rebuild. Most of the time the leaks will stop themselves, without having to pull the heads. A bottle of Bars Leaks might be worth a try. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,742
Posted By drolston
Re: In defense of 6 cylinders

To each his own. Your "plain Jane" '53 is a sweet ride. For what I spent to get my flathead V8 souped up from 95 to maybe 160 horsepower I could have dropped in a 500 horsepower crate engine. But...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By drolston
Re: Muggy Weld

I have used it to solder broken spokes on '41 Ford horn ring. It is a high stress part and most of them have broken. I gouged out the underside and soldered there. The crack is barely visible on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By drolston
Re: Merc In The Snow

Not sure I would be going that fast with street treads on packed snow, but really enjoyed the undercarriage view, with the grass whipping the camera!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By drolston
Re: Temperature

Respectfully, why not?

A couple small holes let some water through while the engine is warming up to thermostat opening temp. Particularly on the 59a/b blocks the thermostat is far enough from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By drolston
Re: 15" Rims

Thanks, that would be helpful.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By drolston
15" Rims

My brother is looking for a useable set (4 or 5) of stock 15" rims for his '46 coupe in the Reno Nevada area. Speedway has rims with 7" bead width, but at $120 each, beyond the budget. Nothing on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By drolston
Re: Headlight problem on 40 Ford

Check the wiring harness connectors on top of the frame rail, just aft of the radiator on the driver side.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By drolston
Re: Carburettor storage.

Put it in a coffee can or such, and fill with kerosene. No corrosion, no shrinkage or disintegration of rubber parts or gaskets. Cheap. Not a fire hazard.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By drolston
Re: It RUNS ....and then it DIES....

Gas tank filler cap is vented, right?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By drolston
Re: Ignition switch woes

Rebuilding the ignition switch is tricky but doable by anyone with reasonable small-motor coordination. I did it decades ago on my '35 coupe and would not want to have to do it again. To prolong...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By drolston
Re: Crazy Tachometer Behaviour

The little AutoMeter tach in my coupe started acting up a few months ago. Like it would read accurately above 1500 rpm, below that it was erratic and often sit at zero. Found nothing wrong with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By drolston
Re: 1941 woodie wiring issues

To get the very bizarre behavior your car is exhibiting, there may well be more than one problem. As JSeery notes part of the problem is certainly incorrect connections at the light switch.

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