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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,050
Posted By Will D
Re: Custom 1939 Ford -- Really!

Right you are Lanny, that looks very similar. The cobra looks totally different from all angles except for the angle front/side view.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,050
Posted By Will D
Re: Custom 1939 Ford -- Really!

That's pretty cool, different but I like it. Almost like a cousin to a 60"s ford cobra.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Will D
Re: Mart's Update 2021 Episode 19 Part 1&2: The 32 Sedan body goes on!

Do you have any old tires kickin' around you could cut a piece out of the side wall?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 977
Posted By Will D
Re: Offenhauser/Edelbrock heads 59AB

If they make them like their holley carb bases, I wouldn't touch em with a 10 ft pole. I couldn't resist buying one just for kicks and giggles as they were $15 cdn. The thing is so far out of spec...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Will D
Re: oil filter housing ID please

Part of my distaste for search engines these days. I can search the same thing as my wife, on the same website and network and we both get different results....

I posted the web link under the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Will D
Re: oil filter housing ID please

Is there a model or part number of any kind on that tag?

Hopefully this will be of some help. Riding passenger on road trip for work today, found this on the interweb....
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,402
Posted By Will D
Re: Tech: Cheap and easy pcv on your 49-53 ford flathead v8

Ones says a pcv regulates air flow, the other says it is a controlled vacuum leak.....

Ain't that the same difference? To "control" a vaccum leak is the same as "regulating" air flow(vac...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Will D
Re: Compression Tester

I've got the Chinese made one from princess auto(your harbor freight equivalent). Works fine. Compared readings with a buddies more expensive brand, no difference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Will D
Re: The Good, the bad, but no ugly

Semi related side note. I've used both cork and rubber glass bowl gaskets. One time when I removed a new rubber gasket, I set it in a jar of gas, thinking to keep it from drying out and shrinking. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Will D
Re: The Good, the bad, but no ugly

If your pump tests good, I've found filling the glass bowl with fuel will help it prime quicker.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 48,730
Posted By Will D
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

Looking good! I sure do like the contrasting colors, both on the underside of the car and fasteners; looks sharp.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,945
Posted By Will D
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

You just did comment tho, now you've planted a seed. Are you really gonna leave us hanging now?:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Will D
Re: 46 crab dist tune/replace

There is a flathead engine builder in Saskatchewan or Ontario. You can find him on kijiji. His ads are listed with engines for sale or build to suite. I think I found him in the kijiji car parts ads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,945
Posted By Will D
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=460639&d=1617823864

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=460640&d=1617823864
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Will D
Re: timing

You should be able to remove the bolt and plate with hash marks completely to clean it up, then reinstall. The internals will stay in place and shouldn't move as there is resistance on them. Then you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By Will D
Re: 39 ford waterpumps

I tried to remove mine without knowing about the hidden bolt, I stopped myself just short of prying it and waited till I pulled the engine, then spotted it....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Will D
Re: timing

You have the crab distributor I think you previously mentioned?

Pic for reference.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=460511&stc=1&d=1617639951

How it was explained...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Will D
Re: '38 headlights switch/tube

Your welcome.



Thanks for the explanation and pics cas3. From your earlier post I was able to come up with a similar fix, but maybe not as strong as yours. I lack a lathe, so I made this piece...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Will D
Re: '38 headlights switch/tube

I removed that to get up in there, trying to see what's loose.




I ended up unsoldering the horn wire. 4 little tabs loose hidden beneath.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Will D
Re: '38 headlights switch/tube

This has no relation to the spring and clip. How is the tube attached to the steering wheel switch ring? With the horn wire running thru the tube, I can't tell how the tube attaches to the steering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Will D
'38 headlights switch/tube

The light switch ring is loose on the tube. How was this affixed from factory? Is it just the tension of the horn wire that holds the switch ring to the tube or is the brass piece supposed to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,819
Posted By Will D
Re: Choke/throttle rods set up

Is this the round "NUT" you are referencing? If so, there is not 2 locking positions. 1st position allows the T end of the shaft to pass thru and the 2nd position locks it in place. There should be a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 50
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Views: 2,185
Posted By Will D
Re: 1cm

Can you see any casting marks on the block? Like "C1BA"...if so, good chance it has a 4" crank.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,819
Posted By Will D
Re: Choke/throttle rods set up

When is the last time that carb was rebuilt or saw any attention? Maybe it's just carb problems, nothing to do with the choke and throttle rods?

Maybe try one of your known working carbs from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By Will D
Re: Ignition Whack-A-Mole

Few different suggestions here

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/a-radio-in-a-car-with-copper-core-spark-wires.239640/
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