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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Interior heat

I never tried shielding the muffler. The location I used was the exhaust pipe because it was easiest to get at. The front half of the pipe was already shielded by original factory shielding. My...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Interior heat

What I have done on several of my flatheads is add in a heat shield over the exhaust pipe. It is simple to make and no need to drill any holes just use existing frame holes. Cost? under ten bucks....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 1935-1936 Ford dash light HELP

Very tangled-

I found the best replacement for a dash replacement "lens" is to replace the "lens" with a piece of overhead projector film. This stuff is readily available from any office...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 1935-36 Dash Light Switch

I know there are minor differences between '35-'37 switches but they are basically the same size and action. As it stands now working light switches in good condition are impossible to find. And, if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Tom-MI
Electrical help needed

Need some help! I am pondering putting a circuit breaker in my '36 and do away with the one fuse protection. The circuit breaker is for a '41. It has three posts for hookups. The center post has a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Adding power brakes to the 53

Ford produced a power brake set up using a Midland booster. It was used on many product lines up until the 1960s. GM did the same.

I installed the Midland booster on my '35 (simple to do) in an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: I need some canadian help

Took some work to find out if this is real or phony. It is a scab website

https://www.signal-arnaques.com/en/scam/view/368812
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: I need some canadian help

https://www.kaywebn.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Tom-MI
I need some canadian help

I found a site (Kayweb) located in Canada that has some parts I am looking for. The only contact or questions are directed to a email listed is: AXLGOZROMX@gmail.com

This won't work for me. Is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 36 steering gear adjustment?

Steve-

You can't just redrill the '36 box (top hole) and simply add the '37 box. If you go this route you won't be able to get your exhaust manifold back on. The only way to do this is to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 35-36 Engine pans

I may be wrong on this but my understanding is the fan is suppose to pull air through the radiator. Thereby cooling the radiator contents by advection. If the pans are not there the fan takes the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 21,543
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Add another for 81. Age does make things more difficult and time consuming but, I can cope with that. My big problem now is the propensity to loose my tools while I am working.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 35 Ford door pull handle

I can't speak for others with arm rest locations but with every stock '35-'36 I have seen has a rectangle hole cut into the door metal for the arm rest clip to hang on. Unless you cut a new location...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 35 Ford door pull handle

This should be easy.

Remove the window frame and pull back the top of the door panel about an inch. You should see two raised humps in the door metal with holes. shove nails through the door...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: 35 roadster radio

I have used an under runningboard antenna on my '36 for years. no problem, even when dirty

Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: connector sleeve for choke rod

What I did on my '35 was to thread the knob shaft and the connecting rod. Couple the two pieces together (the connector is a common hardware item). This allows you to align the knob writing, make...
Forum: Early V8 09-27-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By Tom-MI
Wanted Ignition Switch

Need some help on this. Looking for an authentic 1935 Ford ignition switch with working key.

Thanks

Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By Tom-MI
Inductive tach

Amazon has a Runleader inductive tach for $13. The hook up seems easy especially for a flathead. Has anyone had any experience with one?

Thanks

Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Drake's Gas Tank In A "35

Stan-

I can't speak for others but on my '35 I had to grind 1/8" off the right rear frame channel to get the tank into the car. It is a VERY tight fit.

Tom
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: There must be a better way

Rocklfa-

I worked on it off and on yesterday. Very frustrating. I tried to follow your instructions but I need to read it more carefully. One suggestion of soldering the wires sounds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tom-MI
There must be a better way

I am in the process of installing new distributor wiring and things are not going well! There must be a simpler way. When i attempt to connect the spark plug wires to the terminal plate and then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Need a little help on this! SOLVED!!

First, I would like to thank all that responded so quickly especially, Mart for his search approach

The problem was the clips. They are "suppose" to be spring steel these were not. To hook the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Tom-MI
Re: Need a little help on this!

They are the correct clips. Got them from Joe's (21A-12144).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Tom-MI
Need a little help on this!

I am converting my '36 over to a crab distributor. Generally, everything went as planned untill I came to the clips which hold the cap on. The clips don't snap into place. They just don't catch the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By Tom-MI
Updating with a crab distributor

I need some help on this swap. I have a '35 with an original distributor. Maintenance on the distributor can be a royal pain. I am thinking about installing a crab distributor (this is not a show...
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