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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By slowforty
Re: 39 No fire at the plugs

No Helmet distributor is original equipment
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By slowforty
Re: 39 No fire at the plugs

Tubman and Bubba are correct . I use a helmet distributor(because that is what i have)on my 40 from Bubba and it is Great. Only been on there for 15 years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,372
Posted By slowforty
Re: Engine removal '38 deluxe

Make sure you change the 4 freeze plugs in the oil pan. They did not look too good. Dont ask me how i know. It is amazing how fast the oil pan will fill up with water
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By slowforty
Re: Clutch chatter eliminated finally

Yeah the part is in the garage and it is too cold to go out.
There was a lot of grease on it so it was hard to find, also changed all the bushings too.
New mounts and good steady rods help a lot.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By slowforty
Re: Clutch chatter eliminated finally

I had a 40 with a horizonal crack in the clutch equalizer shaft. When you sat for awhile with the clutch pedal pressed to the floor the clutch would start to engage by itself. Took a little while to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,245
Posted By slowforty
Re: 40 Merc under-dash switches

My switch started to act up. I by passed the switch and dash light are much brighter now.
and I dont drive too much at night anyway
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,403
Posted By slowforty
Re: V-8 Times

Jan/Feb showed up Wednesday in Illinois
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By slowforty
Re: 39 coupe interior

I did my 40 interior in fabric. the upholstery guy used some Mercury Sable material, that looks just like the Ford Fabric . It had all the modern scotch guard stuff in it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,695
Posted By slowforty
Re: 12 year old Coker tires, still ok?

I would change them. your ass is worth the price of the tires let alone the cost of replacing your car if something happened. There was picture a while ago where a new restoration went up in flames...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,286
Posted By slowforty
Re: A little eye surgery

Make sure you recognize your Wife.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 824
Posted By slowforty
Re: Fumes in the cabin

I had a fuel pump stand that was warped. it caused quite a bit of the fuel problem. Solved by replacing the stand. Plastic plugs work well in blocking holes in the firewall
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,158
Posted By slowforty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By slowforty
Re: Glass Pack Mufflers

After the insides rot out. It wont make any difference
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By slowforty
Re: using the stock mechanical fuel pump with electric

When the electric one Craps out you can still get home on the stock pump
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By slowforty
Re: Mart's update: 2021 No2. 32 Sedan Project Pt. 26. New wheels and Tyres!

Years ago before Radials Me and the Old Man used to drive over the tire to break the Bead. Of course we were not worried about the condition of the wheel or tire
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By slowforty
Re: 40 transmission removal while on a 4 post lift?

Has to come out the top. Dont forget to rotate the transmission to clear the crossmember.
I can never remember in which direction to rotate the transmission. By the time I figure it out I have to go...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,051
Posted By slowforty
Re: V8 times

Australia got theirs before I got mine in Illinois
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By slowforty
Re: peotone swap meet

Everyone there had a mask on. There was plenty of social distancing between the sellers and customers. Was a decent Meet. The best one so far this year.
I had been sick with Bronchitis this year and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By slowforty
peotone swap meet

First Swap of the year
Sunday Jan 4 2021
Peotone Fair Grounds 8am
Peotone Ill

Still on so far
Happy New Year
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,889
Posted By slowforty
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

An old truck tire works well also
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,696
Posted By slowforty
Re: headers vs duals

According to a 1956 Hot Rod Magazine on a basically stock engine , stock manifolds work well. I have this setup on my 40 since 1989. Probably nothing left inside the mufflers.
Sounds good and cost...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By slowforty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By slowforty

Found a site for wind shield wiper blades
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By slowforty
Re: Complete conversion kit ? 6v-12v

I used to make my late wife drive at night, now I make the kid drive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By slowforty
Re: Skip Haney (Distriburtors and Water Pumps) Thank you

The crappy connections on an ignition switch will drive you to distraction. Works, dont work, works, dont work, Never could get a constant problem.
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