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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ford38v8
Re: Oil filter missing

Not absolutely required, but certainly not smart to remove one. It’s a bypass system, so not a major problem if the line was plugged off. I’d definitely reinstall the filter, but that’s me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,276
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Accepting cash for car sale

As a paperboy in the early 50’s (Oakland Tribune), I remember we had a nickel upright Coke machine that replaced a slider box that we could wiggle out free bottles at cost of painfully cold fingers!...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By ford38v8
Re: ORIGINAL brake light switch location 35-36 Ford

Lawson, don't crawl under, look down from topside without the floorboard.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By ford38v8
Re: ORIGINAL brake light switch location 35-36 Ford

Lawson, pull your driver side wooden floorboard and eyeball the brake pedal arm. You'll see the switch contacting the at rest position of the arm. The pedal gets pushed, the the contact is released,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By ford38v8
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Is that leather?

Leatherette was used on seat side and back panels on those cars having leather seats, as well as on rumbleseats, and were not restricted to V8s. Door panels were a matching cardboard. Iím not aware...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,059
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 59AB advice on "new" flathead

if you insist.

Horizontal pressure sender will malfunction.
You're up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,059
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 59AB advice on "new" flathead

Coop, that's an interesting picture you've posted. We could have a whole thread devoted to what is shown in that picture, could we not? Shall we count the ways?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Axle Key Installation

Thanks Pete, looks like I’d need hands on to really understand your 5gear, but I get the gist of it! Sounds strange that a circle tracker could get a junker on the track without a red wrench, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Axle Key Installation

Pete, good to hear from the perspective of a racer. Perhaps you could explain a term you used for non-racers? I’ve seen welded spiders, but have no idea what you mean about the 5 gear method of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Guard your phone # ??

The bigger picture is that sort of activity is rapidly souring the entire legitimate marketplace, with more and more people not willing to call or to answer calls from unverified numbers. With all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Axle Key Installation

Hey you two! Grab a beer and chill! I detect a slight grin outta both of you anyway, so gimme five and take a seat. :cool:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Axle Key Installation

Hoo, boy, thatís a question beyond my understanding of the principle. NOT EVER is a pretty confining condition! What I am comfortable in saying is that as long as the installation was performed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Axle Key Installation

So, I think we all agree now that the key is redundant. It is a fail safe, intended to provide a measure of assurance that the axle will not spin on the hub, should an installation be performed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Axle Key Installation

Tinker, I’m glad you used the term opinion, because in my opinion, your opinion as stated in the first sentence is wrong, and here’s why: the taper needs no help to increase bond, and in fact, any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Axle Key Installation

rockfla, the axle will never be centered until the drum is installed with its bearing.


Position of the key in the pictures may be an optical illusion. Keys must be aligned and fully seated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Axle Key Installation

From yout pictures, it appears that the key is extending outward, thereby raising that end above the flat bed of the keyway. Apparently, all keys are not equal.


On another issue, I suggest that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Headlight problems

The original circuit breaker does not resemble a modern unit, but rather, appears as a simple small black box, mounted on the same rectangular fiberboard as the ignition resistor. You said you hooked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By ford38v8
Re: 6v v 12v Wiring. Is there a load difference?

Waynet, 6 volt harnesses are available from suppliers who serve the hobby. 12 volt can be special ordered, but will not work for 6 volt, as it is smaller gauge wire.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Which Shaft is Broken

One detail I forgot to mention while inspecting the replacement axle: The keyway should be sharp, no roll-overs on the edges. The key itself should always be a new key of the proper length and end...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Which Shaft is Broken

Bill, he's got a helper, so he'll need a sixpack.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Which Shaft is Broken

The tooth count changed from 18 to 16 for the 1939 model year. All else remained the same, so you may find either in your car, as they were interchangeable together with matching spider gear. When...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Which Shaft is Broken

Bill, you're talking about the difference between a three beer repair job and a complete third member rebuild.
On a side note, a tall gear ratio is not on everyone's to-do list.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Which Shaft is Broken

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By ford38v8
Re: Which Shaft is Broken

It would be my opinion that it is a broken axle. To answer your questions about repair or replacement, an axle cannot be welded satisfactorily, but they are readily available and fairly easy to...
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