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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,625
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 32 Ford emergency brake lever

A buddy of mine was searching through various web sites looking for parts for his pick up truck , he found a lot of sites list items that are out of stock ,Should those items even be listed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,625
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 32 Ford emergency brake lever

This chrome plater who we do maintenance work for did a 35 hand brake for us we scotched or brush finished the shaft it looks good but I think not what I would like ,also they plated a 34...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,625
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 32 Ford emergency brake lever

I think given the cost of polishing the handle Ford likely sand blasted the lower shaft to remove the stamping die marks then just polish the grip part , or plate the whole thing with a dull...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 34 kick panel material

Digger,the pictures look pretty good ,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 908
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 1934 ignition switch quirky

Two counter sunk brass screws and two wires ,remove and clean the brass bridge contact ,make sure the movable contacts put pressure on
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: Optima 6V Battery Mounting Options

More Battery options ,the steel bracket is a modified , using the lugs that came with it ,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: Cowl inslater linnig

Cowl linnig ,its 30 years but another coat of texture could remove line
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By FlatheadTed
Cowl inslater linnig

Rather than take over another thred ,Over here can buy sheets of hard card with a black chicken type pattern from the upholstery suppliers the same as what would be used on a pick up headliner , we...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 34 kick panel material

, Having worked with Matt board in the past this sound like a good choice maybe you could spray it with a lacquer rattle can Matt clear to toughen it up on both sides ,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: '34 blues

A gas torch and a hammer ,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: Possible blown head gasket?

Often a engine will run rough at the first startup of the day that indicates moisture on a plug ,if so crank it over the next day then pull plugs and look for damp ,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By FlatheadTed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By FlatheadTed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By FlatheadTed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2021, 04:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,827
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 33 navigator

Sorry to here Lawrie ,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 1948 Ford 12 volt coil issues

,Some good points above ,I don't think coils like running above 200 F ,( or Like Roter wrench says Coil deterioration .) have run a 6 v beige Yanky coil on my 34 for 25 years up by the generator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: Sometimes you have to let go

Pretty awesome car alright , only one or two in this whole country
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 36 water pumps

Hi Terry, High pressure ? ,just be aware that you can crack the casting on the pump due to the hidraulice action of a pressure gun , ,the guns that came with these old cars was a low pressure deal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 41 helmet clearances

If you have good strong spark its not so critical 1 32/ to 1/16 ,we have turned the cap of in the past to go deeper .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 33 Cowl Vent

,my sedan is not Glued but I notice the seal is shrunk doesn't line up when closing ,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: 33 Cowl Vent

Kpar As well as Kevin s have a good look at your channel pour some water into it with the rubber out the upper channel should catch any that gets past the rubber if it should fill up then any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: how to check rear wheel bearings

If you think about the oil if the driver was to park on a slope there is a drain back behind the crown wheel side cup also up the tube is the seal ,that's between the zerk and wish bone stay ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: how to check rear wheel bearings

There is a thrust washer part # 79 4228 truck axle not sure if that would do the job ,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: how to check rear wheel bearings

(I think ! )Early Differentials have the grease Zerk /Nipple inboard so the grease squeezes between the axle and comes out the end of the housing and into the hub bearing. The oil seal in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,455
Posted By FlatheadTed
Re: '35 backing plate bolts

I have used Ggmac s idea before the day ,
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