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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By blucar
Re: vin search

Tom, do you know where the serial number/VIN is located on a '37 Ford.. It is stamped into the frame adjacent to the steering gear box. The number will be a star-180000 if it is a 85 HP V8.. If the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By blucar
Re: Painting around windshield 1950 Ford

I like 3/16 nylon cord.. Raise the rubber and carefully insert the cord with a plastic or wooden stick. mask the rubber all the way to the edge.
Of course if the rubber is old and brittle the cord...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,316
Posted By blucar
Re: Columbia vs Mitchell overdrive

I am afraid that I have to take exceptions to the comments about the Columbia being fragile.
In 1954 I removed the original 21 stud engine from my '36 coupe, it had a 103 K and was getting a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,316
Posted By blucar
Re: Columbia vs Mitchell overdrive

My '36 coupe came with a Columbia, early style '36.. I did not care for the early mechanical vacuum switch and the fact that the early models were prone to problems.
Every time I note a topic on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By blucar
Re: Heater

Have you tried to contact Kube, he generally posts many comments on the 'Barn' and EFV8 Forum.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,098
Posted By blucar
Re: Removing Corn Head grease from steering

Unfortunately, the pre '35 cars don't have steering gear assemblies that lend themselves to being converted to the '37-40 steering gears like the '35-36 cars.
I converted my '36 to '40 steering in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By blucar
Re: Heater

You need to be a little more specific as to what kind of a heater you are looking for.

The only stock heater for a 36 is a manifold hot air heater.. If you are going for concourse correct, that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By blucar
Re: Need advice on a 1936 Ford

Copper fuel/oil lines are not a good idea, the copper does not hold up well with engine vibration.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 ford two piece fenders

Only the DeLux cars had the stainless welting in the front fenders. As i recall the 3 widow coupes were all Delux cars.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By blucar
Re: 1939 Ford exhaust options

If you look closely at the attached pic of the engine in my '36 you can see the left header pipe that was custom bent to attach to the front of the left manifold, circle around the steering gear and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 steering column upgrade

I changed the steering gear assembly and frame mount with the engine in the car. The large rivets that secure the mount to the frame are very difficult to get to, I used a small cutting torch to burn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 ford deluxe spare tire cap

I don't recall if the '36 2dr sdn I bought in 1960-62 to get a replacement August cover for my '36, which had been badly damaged in an accident in 1955, was a true Standard car, or Delux. I parted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 ford deluxe spare tire cap

The pix you attached to your original thread is of a common '36 Ford passenger car tire cover. The center cap is removable, being attached to the cover via a hinge, lifting the cover reveals the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By blucar
Re: 1939 Ford exhaust options

You really don't have to worry about the exhaust system until the car is pretty well built and road ready. Any good muffler shop can bend, build up a system that fits your car and/or your needs.
If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Pcv
Views: 1,167
Posted By blucar
Re: Pcv

PCV 101.. The purpose of the valve in the PCV is to provide open vacuum to the crankcase, upon accelleration the valve snaps shut, thereby providing vacuum to the advance, releasing the throttle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 steering column upgrade

I have '40 steering gear in my '36, which is the same size, length as a '37-40. I used a '40 column because I have a column shift trans, only alteration was to re-position the column drop by about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By blucar
Re: spare tire cover 36 fill material

When I converted my '36 to hydraulic brakes in 1952 using donor parts from a '41, including the '41 wheels I went to a wrecking yard and got a tire mount from a '35 coupe.. Pretty simple... Note the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By blucar
Re: pcv valve

I have found that the engines I have converted to a PCV system from an open crankcase has required leening the carb out a bit. The vapor pulled into the intake does many things: Tends to act as a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,299
Posted By blucar
Re: looking at a restored 36 ford coupe

Reading the craigslist ad for the '36 Cabr in NY, it appears that the car has changed hands three times in less that two years. I wonder why?
Could be the first guy bought it at auction paying a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By blucar
Re: pcv valve

I have been a firm believer of PCV's on older vehicle for over thirty years, I have had a lot of experience with the Ford 292/312 Y blocks in "56-57 T-Birds and '59-64 F series trucks. I used a PCV...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,299
Posted By blucar
Re: looking at a restored 36 ford coupe

The more you look at the pictures of the maroon '36 more faults can be noted. The cream wheels, hub caps and white side walls really look dumb. No accessories, radio, heater, and pin-stripping,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By blucar
Re: Advice Required - M47 Pickup Brake Conversion

Converting a stock '47 front end to disk brakes is not as simple as it may sound. There are several aftermarket vendors that offer kits for the actual disk brake conversion, however the conversion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By blucar
Re: Aftermarket aluminum finned heads for 1937 21 stud

I assume that the question about aluminum heads for a 21 stud engine would be 'the finned type' not something similar to the stock '35-36 Ford aluminum heads.
I would surmise that '37-38 21 stud...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,866
Posted By blucar
Re: Cosidering juice brakes

When I purchased my '36 coupe in 1952 from the original owner the odometer showed 51k and it was dead stock. The original owner had purchased a new '52 Ford and had intentions of selling the '36 to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By blucar
Re: wide 5s

Do the wheels have 'Ford' and/or KH and a date stamped in the rim portion. Most original equipment wide 5's have the Ford/KH identification..
Someplace I have read that Ford offered 17/18" wheels...
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