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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 82,306
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: Fordbarn Average Age

78 going on 79 this year. Trying to finish my '40 Convert before my birthday.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,779
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: Sad News...AV8Paul

Sure is a great loss. I never met Paul but won't ever forget his photo report of the trip to Bonneville and back. This is a classic and if someone has it please post it again. His posts were always...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,247
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: Early Ford V-8 Club of America

Member since the mid-nineties when I started the resto of my modified '48 Convert. Since finishing in late 2006, I've driven her to two Regional shows - the 2009 Auburn,IN Central Regional meet and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: Using NGK plug in my 48 Ford

Steve, I'm using the B5HS NKGs that are a bit hotter than the B6s in my old Weiand 8.5:1 heads. NKG's lower numbers are hotter than the higher numbers. The HS plug is a bit longer reach (1/16")...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: Dizzy adapter

Yes, you will need an adapter to space out the 42 - 48 distributor if you are using the original '38 cam and this adapter also converts the three bolt timing gear cover to allow mounting of the two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: 1946 door handle

These springs are available and can be changed but be very careful when prying open the two prongs that hold the upper spring. It's very easy to break off one of the prongs when getting them open...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: ? using stock amp gauge with 12v?

I just changed my 12volt converted generator to one of the new 'Genernators' (looks like a ford generator but is a one wire alternator in an enlarged aluminum case). I talked with the tech person at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,412
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: Who going to V-8 National Meet in Charlotte

You know I'll be there with the '48 Convert. Bringing a high school classmate friend along. Driving the '48 from Wexford, PA (Pgh). We may even do some of the trip with the rag stowed if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: Tube type schocks on a 48

Steve, This is a photo of the Houdaille front conversion that I used on my '48 which had the lever arm shocks originally. This was purchased in 1955. The bottom mount for the tube shock went to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,250
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: Social group for 41-48

And a very nice one one also. I really like those big fat fendered Mercs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,090
Posted By Jim Arnold
Re: Who's Running Rag Tops? Let's see em.

I have to get the hang of posting photos on this 'new' Barn. How do you control the size?http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/arniesrod48/Ragtop%2048%20Ford/My48Ragtop1.jpg
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