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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Fred A
Re: 3" Shock Links 1940 Coupe

I had trouble with 3" links on the front. I needed 4" to make the connection. Good Luck: Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 Ford Shock Rebuilders

Yes "CORRECT" shocks! Where do you think that we learned the significance of "CORRECT"? In our own small way, we in the minor leagues are working within our means to emulate the guru(plural). Even...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 Ford Shock Rebuilders

Seems that there are so many correct '40 shocks out there on the swap meet market that shocks that seem sound should be tested in service. In recent months I have stacked up candidate shocks, perhaps...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Fred A
Re: '39 Rear Bumper Arms on '40?

That was the sticking point for me. My '39 bumpers are a measured 29" between the inner arms. All my '40 bumpers measure 24", putting question on the "identical". Since 3/4 of what I think I know...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Fred A
Re: '39 Rear Bumper Arms on '40?

I have the whole picture for the front arms. Not Ideal, my "good enough" front bumper bar is the '41 style with the wider rib spacing. One of my previous forties had short rear arms that were short...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Fred A
Re: '39 Rear Bumper Arms on '40?

Let me deflect. I'm only concerned with the possibility of using subject bumper on the rear. This bumper is bored to the earlier bolt pattern with the 29" spread on the inner pattern that we would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By Fred A
Re: Shift fork

There really is no set price for these old parts. Yukon, OK may be a cheap market or remote. Affordable sounds like a cry for mercy on that fork. In a pinch have opened up the '36 to '39 "68" forks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Fred A
Re: '39 Rear Bumper Arms on '40?

Got me going. In the shed (actually the chicken house) dragged out my dad's 39 bumpers and arms and got the wide spread on both the inners, 29". I hear the dinner bell! Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Fred A
Re: '39 Rear Bumper Arms on '40?

Dusted off the 1941 Chassis book and looks like the 29" spread on the inner bolts and guards. Must be my lie'n eyes?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Fred A
Re: '39 Rear Bumper Arms on '40?

Perhaps what I have is not a pickup bumper. It is not a flattie, shaped and smooth like a '40, but has the wide spread on the inner arms and oddly has a square bolt hole in the middle. Must be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Fred A
'39 Rear Bumper Arms on '40?

I have a freshly chromed '40-'41 "pickup" rear bumper. Many of us have been shocked by the price of chrome. Not forever, but do I have a fit using '39 rear bumper arms with my coupe body? This may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By Fred A
Re: Roadster Deluxe top originality questions?

Are we certain that it is truly a deluxe top? Fred A
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By Fred A
Re: 1932 Transmission swap

Sounds like rotorwrench got off the mark about the gearsets and why they are used. Surprised me to notice how wrong he got a couple of things. Hope some more credible barner can help him sort it out....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Fred A
Re: Ouestion..40 Ford brakes

There was a common modification where the studs (bolts) were fixed to the hubs and drums placed over the studs for eased removal. Now the modifications have come a long way toward making the old 3/4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Fred A
Re: Door, long or short?

First thing I noticed about my '47 Sedan Coupe after years of driving '40 coupes was when getting out of the car I no longer bumped my sholder but went directly to my feet beside the car. The rust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,858
Posted By Fred A
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

In 1964 my dad was out of town working. A perfect opportunity for me to buy a '40 coupe without my dad's supervision. Upon my dad's return, he inspected the acquisition and instructed me to park it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Fred A
8BA Fuel Pump On 59A?

Bought the wrong fuel pump. Appears to fit 8BA. My engine is 59A, Could I just clip off the bottom of the mounting flange, or is there any other problem?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Fred A
Re: 30A Roadster Shocks

There are poor quality reproductions out there. The ones I mention can not be refilled and have a ford script unlike the original Houdaille. For some reason, the repops with the phony Ford script are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By Fred A
Re: Model A Transmission

Most interesting is the range of evaluations. I have been taking much better Model A transmissions out of service. Others see a full range of condition. So many transmissions have been serviced and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Fred A
Re: 40 deluxe speedo problem

Sounds like a chance to kill that spedo. I do all kinds of things but don't have the special tools to stabilize the needle shaft and pull the needle off for adjustment. Here in LA we have a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Fred A
Same Condenser for 12V

I have lots of 12V batteries. Not sure of the ignition. Could the coil and condenser be voltage specific? I may try a blue Bosch coil with a condenser from my old Volkswagen. This is not a final...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,012
Posted By Fred A
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

Testimonials like we have been getting here, although useful miss some of the finer points that effect the choice of final gear. I don't have to go beyond the guys in the clubs who may be large...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By Fred A
Re: Tight Engine Troubles?

Pouring oil down the distributor hole probably is part of the therapy. It was what I did, second to pouring into the top end through the plug holes. Still a humbling experience where we want it to go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By Fred A
Re: Tight Engine Solution, What a Fool Can Learn.

Diving in, or should that be under. Starting with the top to remove distracting friction, removing fan belt. Wishful thinking went right to backing off but not removing the rod caps. WD 40 with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By Fred A
Re: Tight Engine Troubles?

Luckily [sort of?], this engine was first done by Dan Iandola. It then went to Taylor Engines to have the rest of the engine assembled. As a run ready engine it was installed. The then owner had...
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