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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,852
Posted By blucar
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I don't usually fess up to my actual age, I will be 87 in a couple months. Still hitting on all eight cylinders, have a young girl friend, she is 82.. Have encountered a few pot-holes travleing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By blucar
Re: 40 Ford wheels

I wonder? Why do you want to use '40 Ford 16" wheels? Ford offered the 5 on 5.5 16" wheels on the F-1/F100 through 1966. This wheel has the inside knobs for the hub cap and looks exactly like the '40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By blucar
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

I believe in the KISS principle.. 'Keep It Simple Stupid'. To accomplish that I like to keep my builds safe, reliable and trouble free with enough power to get out of the way when the crazies are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By blucar
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

We are in the process of finishing up the installation of a disk brake, rack pinion IFS on a '37 pickup utilizing an assesembly made by TCI (Total Cost Involved 800 984-0884)
The system is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By blucar
Re: Brake shoe repair

There are some things that are best left to the professionals... Brake relining is one of them.
Did you check the metal base parts for cracks and/or trueness to the drum before you attempted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By blucar
Re: Rim powder coating

I have to agree with Kube, I just had a set of wheels for a '37 GMC that I wanted PC'd to match a promo pix I have of a Harley Earl GMC color scheme of the '30's. The color I wanted was a special...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,697
Posted By blucar
Re: 12 year old Coker tires, still ok?

I will never quite understand car builders/restorers, One of the first things they do when they start a restoration is go out and buy a nice set of tires/wheels. The tires and wheels are usually...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 816
Posted By blucar
Re: Changing a 36 steering box for a 37

Bondo works well to repair cracks in a Ford steering wheel. I repaired a '36 Banjo wheel using Bondo, painted the wheel then put a leather cover on it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 816
Posted By blucar
Re: Changing a 36 steering box for a 37

The column shift on the left side of the steering wheel was great for street racing, which I did a lot of during the '50's. The shift pattern is upside down, 1st gear is up, 2nd gear is down, makes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 816
Posted By blucar
Re: Changing a 36 steering box for a 37

I put a '40 steering gear box w/40 mount in my '36 in 1955. The '37-40 worm and roller, compared to the earlier worm and sector, is like adding power steering, especially when parallel parking.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By blucar
Re: heater for 1935 Ford

I am the second owner of my '36 Ford coupe. When I bought the car in 1952 it came with a hot water heater mounted on the passenger side of the firewall. I did not know it in 1952, in later years I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,446
Posted By blucar
Re: 8BA in a 36 Ford

I have '40 steering gear box in my '36, the front axle is a '41 dropped 2", brakes '47-48 with '39 drums.

The pitman arm is Ford 21-A 3590-3 015 which reputedly is '40 Ford.
When I first put the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By blucar
Re: 6.00x16 Tire Usage

I have a cousin that is eight years older than I am. My cousin was a died in the wool Ford man, would not drive or own anything that was not Ford. For some unknown reason my cousin had a fixation...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By blucar
Re: 6.00x16 Tire Usage

Might be wrong. have been mistaken a few times. As I recall, the '35 and later through '47-48 were all 600 x 16, cars and light pickups. A tire option was 650 x 16 and staring in mid 1936 the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,446
Posted By blucar
Re: 8BA in a 36 Ford

The installation of an 8BA engine into an early Ford V8 is quite simple if you use a truck and/or or '49-50 Merc bellhousing. You will also need '49-50 Merc or 49 later truck water pumps with '49-50...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By blucar
Re: remove snapped off bolt

I'm a young fellow of 86, an old mechanic told me about the gas welder trick in the early '70's. I really had to think long and hard about trying it, but then the alternate was to disassemble the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By blucar
Re: remove snapped off bolt

What I am going to suggest to remove a broken bolt might sound crazy, but it works.
Use a small gas welder with a small tip, 0 or 00, set the gas for a neutral flame, put on safety glasses, face...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By blucar
Re: Type of paint typically used in the 1960's

About the most common type of paint used during the '50's/60's was Duco Dulux which I believe was a synthetic enamel.
The only time my '36 Ford coupe was repainted was in 1961. It was repainted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By blucar
Re: Engine opinion

Leave the engine completely assembled, fill the cylinders full of MMO via the carb and/or spark plug holes.

With the engine disassembled there is to much chance that parts will get damaged and/or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By blucar
Re: Sound deadning

Dynamat is probably the most well known and commonly used sound deadening/heat blocker used in the custom car world, however, as we all know Dynamat is very expensive.
My upholster turned me on to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,172
Posted By blucar
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

It would appear that the truck shown in pix 32 is a 4x, the emblem attached to the side of the hood appears to be very similar to the Marmon-Harrington U.S. 4x conversions.
Pretty neat topic that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By blucar
Re: 1935/36 Ford pickup door lock

My experience with the '35 and later door locks, not the latch assembly, is that the replacements tend to be quite generic, fitting several makes and models. The door lock for my '39 Plym conv cpe is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By blucar
Re: 53 239 Flathead Water Pump Mounts

Hmmmm, something went wrong..
Pix of 8BA engine in '37 truck utilizing '49-50 Merc U pump adapters.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By blucar
Re: 53 239 Flathead Water Pump Mounts

attached is a pix oi a 8BA engine in a '37 pickup using truck pumps and the '49-50 Merc U shaped mount extensions...
The bolt holes on the 49-50 Merc and truck pumps won't line up with the stock...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,729
Posted By blucar
Re: headers vs duals

Asking a flat head fan about their preference for dual exhaust compared to headers, is like asking for their preference in woman, when it comes right down to it, 'any port in a storm works just...
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