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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,560
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

Condolences to you and your family. It's tough to lose a parent.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,121
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Dennis Carpenter, R.I.P.

Very sad news. Used to go visit his tent at Pate years ago and talk with him when he would be there. RIP
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: engine tag

Me to. In fact my FAA A&P ticket still has that as my address when issued.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Yup...It WILL Turn-Over!

In the beginning he is driving it inside the engineering building which later became the museum.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,031
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: for sale listing of the day!

He's got another real bargain #184454409949
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Vintage Seat belt retractor reels

With reference to #1, we used them in a fleet of light helicopters on the gulf coast hauling oil field workers and they held up very well. Would have to replace one once in a while due mostly to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Left and right cylinder head

The correct heads for a 1937 engine are 77-6050A Iron and 78-6050 Aluminum
Both sides are the same in either case.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

I remember after the war there was a shoe box up in the attic of our farm house in Wisconsin full of folded up tubes of those lead containing wrappers. That was a very heavy box. Then I was told of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 32 front wheel shimmy

I would check toe in first. It's a major cause of shimmy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Shackles? Can I build a set?

I've got 4 each shackle bars that are 2 1/4" center to center on bolt hole. The holes are are the typical square type. If interested pm me and you can have for the cost of the ride.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Center piece of windshield molding for converts and wagons

Sorry about that. Haste makes mistakes. Thanks for correction.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: '47 front gravel pan bumpers

Here is a picture of the wiper control plate. It is 1 5/8" long.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: '47 front gravel pan bumpers

The brackets for the fog lights shown in #1 are the Ford supplied brackets with their fog light kit. The type with the serrated adjustment are aftermarket.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: '47 front gravel pan bumpers

Your picture on the left are mount brackets for Ford fog lights. They are hard to find as complete as yours are.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 46 ford glovebox

I have an original 1946 "FORD PASSENGER CAR SALES HANDBOOK" which states the following. Light in glove compartment on SUPER DE LUXE only.

It does'nt seem to be listed in any other publication .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 60 hp oil pan what is the difference

No they are not interchangeable. '37-'39 rear seal is a slinger and the '40 is rope. The rear of the early pan has a large radius cut out and the '40 pan has a small cut out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Shock link size question

1941 rear shock links are 4" long 78-18055-A. Your fronts are correct.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: hurricane

Here in Lafayette we lucked out, sort of. We were on the edge of the cone and had numerous bands of wind and rain all night and this morning. Officially just below 60 mph. My big rain gauge was past...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

This style antenna was a carry over from 1941-42 for convertibles and station wagons. It was one of 3 types available. The second was a side cowl mount which is the hardest to find again specific to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: 1933 Dymaxion

As a short coupled airplane the Luscombe is a prime example. Having owned and flown a Luscombe 8A for several years I learned early on that a Luscombe had to be flown until the prop stopped. I never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 989
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: v8-60 transmission help

The v8-60 commercial trans uses the same gearset as the big brother in the regular cars. Thus it has the larger input shaft that uses the big brother clutch and throw out bearing. So it has a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Carb rebuild instructions

The carb model 92 is the Holly that was used on the 1940 V8-60.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Push Choke and Throttle Rod (Wobbly)

Did'nt see your post til this am. Here is a picture of the clamp arrangement on my "46 convertable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Push Choke and Throttle Rod (Wobbly)

I don't know of anyone now supplying those pieces. Years ago Drake did have them. The "L" you can easily make from a piece of sheet metal. The clamp may be found at an auto parts house that has a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Gary in La.
Re: Push Choke and Throttle Rod (Wobbly)

There is supposed to be a clamp at the firewall where the rods come through. Should be a hole for a screw next to the firewall hole.
It consists of a 90 degree metal "L" bracket and a small metal...
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