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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By blucar
Re: Columbia O/D

When I was much younger I street raced my '36 w/46-48 Columbia w/3.78 gearing, that has a well built 59AB engine.
I modified the electric over vacuum shift system with a toggle switch that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By blucar
Re: Columbia O/D

You will love the Columbia once you get use to using it. Not of much value around town, on the highway the higher gear ratio makes an old Ford a great car.
One word of caution.. If you are traveling...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,255
Posted By blucar
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

To recap what I said earlier about installing an OD in lieu of trying to find a gear ratio that works under multiple conditions.
A late model Columbia, 46-48 will bolt right up to your stock 3.78...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,255
Posted By blucar
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

I have to second, well almost, the above suggestion. A built 2004R would work better with the 3.78 ratio. The 2004R is basically the same size as a TH350.
An overdrive, be it a Columbia or an AOD,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,371
Posted By blucar
Re: Rear shocks on a 1936 fordor

I reviewed the pix you attached in #1 of this thread, the shock shown in the pix is missing the adjuster that all '36 shocks had.
The rear lever shocks on my 36 are original to the car. I added the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By blucar
Re: 1940 Ford 1/2 ton restoration sequence?

Some very good advise has been passed on in this thread, so I'll keep my comments to a minimum.
I have found that the average novice rebuilder makes the mistake that he can buy new replacement nuts,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By blucar
Re: 1945 1/2 ton Pickup Tire Help needed

The standard 1/2 ton wheel, '40-56 is a 16 x 4.5, 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern, inside hub cap knobs. The standard tire is 600 x 16, 4 ply, the HD option is 650 x 16, 6 ply.
A modern option for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935-1936 Wind Wings

An explanation about the wind wings for my '36 coupe.
The mounting frame is stainless steel, slides in between the window weather stripping and the door, attaches with two very small screws into the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935-1936 Wind Wings

I have a pair of wind wings that were on my '36 5 win cpe, that are the same style as the WW's in your original contribution. I did not like the look of the add on WW's, I took them off of my car in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By blucar
Re: 33/34 side mirror brackets

I don't care for the original mid 1930 Ford style of rear view mirror brackets. I used a pair of late '60's Volks Wagon door hinge pin mirrors on my '36. The fit is good on the original Ford hinges,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By blucar
Re: '39 Oregon Plate

I don't think the average police officer would waste his time stopping an old vehicle with old license plates, however, if the driver did something stupid, the old plates might give a policeman 'just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By blucar
Re: Weber cams

I have a Weber F-1 cam in my 59AB engine.. Wanted a a Howard M-8, for some unknown reason the builder of the engine talked me into the F-1 which reputedly is a 'constant acceleration cam'. A little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By blucar
Re: Off Road 1940 ford pickup.

I have read articles about HD 4x4 Ford trucks that were made for military and/or oil field use in the middle East Deserts.
Someplace I have an article with pix of a '37-38 MH Ford that was built by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By blucar
Re: '39 Oregon Plate

A YOM plate in CA has no restrictions.. It is treated like a personal vanity plate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By blucar
Re: Fuel pump stand - what's up?

The purpose for the small section of rubber hose is to prevent/minimize vapor from the rear exhaust bearing contaminating the intake system. :cool:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,113
Posted By blucar
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

OK, don't confuse me with facts, I have my mind made up.
It is a fact of life the heat expands, cold contracts.. Air intrainment in the coolant is not a good thing, the cooling effect of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,113
Posted By blucar
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

In my mind a coolant recovery tank is a must have item on just about any engine. The problem with the pre 48 engines is that the radiator fill cap generally has no allowance in the fill neck for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By blucar
Re: 1937 Pickup Cab question

NO! There is absolutely nothing about the 37 passenger car front sheet metal that is compatible with the truck.
There are a couple 36 pickups floating around that have a passenger front ends on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,070
Posted By blucar
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I don't usually fess up to my actual age, I will be 87 in a couple months. Still hitting on all eight cylinders, have a young girl friend, she is 82.. Have encountered a few pot-holes travleing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By blucar
Re: 40 Ford wheels

I wonder? Why do you want to use '40 Ford 16" wheels? Ford offered the 5 on 5.5 16" wheels on the F-1/F100 through 1966. This wheel has the inside knobs for the hub cap and looks exactly like the '40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By blucar
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

I believe in the KISS principle.. 'Keep It Simple Stupid'. To accomplish that I like to keep my builds safe, reliable and trouble free with enough power to get out of the way when the crazies are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By blucar
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

We are in the process of finishing up the installation of a disk brake, rack pinion IFS on a '37 pickup utilizing an assesembly made by TCI (Total Cost Involved 800 984-0884)
The system is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By blucar
Re: Brake shoe repair

There are some things that are best left to the professionals... Brake relining is one of them.
Did you check the metal base parts for cracks and/or trueness to the drum before you attempted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By blucar
Re: Rim powder coating

I have to agree with Kube, I just had a set of wheels for a '37 GMC that I wanted PC'd to match a promo pix I have of a Harley Earl GMC color scheme of the '30's. The color I wanted was a special...
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