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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,656
Posted By RB
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Speedway motors has a vintage racer that survived by a clever farmer safely covering it with corncobs in a corner of his barn, apparently to many knew it was idled for some time & felt it should be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,387
Posted By RB
Re: 32 grille teeth sea gull grey color

At one time I used Hirsch Auto finishes to match a color sample using their spectrometer system for a perfect match.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By RB
Re: A 40 project for Kube?

Purchased a pair of 32 sedan doors & a 32 frame that were in a barn fire, only needed the hinges from the doors which were usable but the sheet metal portion had gotten so hot the upper door frames...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By RB
Re: Interesting 32

Looks as if the bumper is straight however the car it's self is listing to the left as a result of the road surface, taking the curb, or perhaps a broken or tweaked leaf spring ???? or as the sign...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By RB
Re: why wire wheels?

Never really gave it much thought but perhaps the lack of paved roads & the possibility of mud build up on the mechanical brake systems of the day, the manufactures felt the spoke wheel provided some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,270
Posted By RB
Re: Rumble Seat Risk

While my sport coupe has driver /passenger restraints I have yet to apply them to the rumble seat & always an adult is seated with the grandkids, my biggest concern is a distracted driver resulting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,270
Posted By RB
Re: Rumble Seat Risk

The 1950's baby boom was no doubt a result of more accidents in full size sedans as opposed to a rumble seat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By RB
Re: 32 ford hood

Rotorwrench....Appreciate your service, & being one who somewhat parallels your m. o. s. (67n20), I too during my so. east tour of duty overheard a flight officer respond to a crew chief whom in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By RB
Re: Thanksgiving

Best holiday wishes to all !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,454
Posted By RB
Re: 15" Rims

Don't recall the width between the beads, but at least of passing interest the early Jeeps were 5-1/2" bolt pattern with the large center hole as required for 4x4 hub clearance, however they lacked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By RB
Re: New-to-me '29, Butchered Fenders?

Once purchased a 46 ford panel truck from a salvage yard that the front clip & frame were torched off slightly aft. of the front axle when I asked why, he said whenever he took his tractor through...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By RB
Re: Pre war vs post war engine bearings

Right you are JSeery, thanks for the clarification
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By RB
Re: Pre war vs post war engine bearings

For sure a clear coat of some form, over time it peeled off & had a tendency to turn opaque or take on a yellow hue, the chrome plating looked to be devoid of a copper under plate or very little at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By RB
Pre war vs post war engine bearings

Having recently attended the Hutchinson Ks. swap meet / auction an old timer who happened to be selling some n.o.s. v8 flathead parts was checking the engine bearings for a prospective buyer using a...
Forum: Early V8 11-04-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By RB
1932 sedan

Anyone have any 32 2 door sedan upper quarter panels ? need only the side window outer skin portion from the rain gutter to the belt line reveal & from the 'B' post to the rear most vertical reveal,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By RB
Re: european classic tires

Pardon me just dropping in on your post & pardon me asking, but what brand are the tires & how can cabrioletgalaxie be located ? Thanks, Ron
Forum: The Test Forum 11-01-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By RB
Re: Test--Why not in bold type

I always thought a click on the bold B on the quick reply heading but possibly ckeck posting rules at the foot note try the BB code notation & scroll down ????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By RB
Re: 1932 sport coupe

Thanks, I do in fact have a 32 p.u however the windshield was misplaced in the build of which I've now found & will be checking the fit & the arch of the cowl as mentioned, will post my findings asap.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By RB
Re: 1932 sport coupe

Talked to Mac's regarding an unplated 32 sport coupe /B400 windshield frame & they show it as discontinued, will try other sources previously mentioned on monday. Also curious as to the possible fit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By RB
Re: 1932 pickup drivers side spare tire mount

I believe the larger wheel base trucks with wider & larger dia. wheels had appropriately sized wells.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By RB
Re: 1932 sport coupe

Thanks, good question, as I understand it the sport coupes did not have a deluxe model all were standards with painted frames where as the B 400's were deluxe with plated frames; the unplated would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By RB
1932 sport coupe

Has anyone used the sport coupe/B-400 chrome plated windshield frame from Mac's part # 32-64252-1 most interested in the quality of fit & finish. not a particularly inexpensive item @ $787.00...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By RB
Re: wide 5 brakedrum

Some 2 piece wide 5 safety hubs use the alum steel lined drums very near like the buick however are already drilled with the fore mentioned wide 5 pattern & as said should be a near direct fit on a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By RB
Re: '34 bent rear spring perches

When replacing a spring on my 32 project I too observed the left perch was much closer to the backing plate on the left side... must be common place as we often times do not know if pieces or parts...
Forum: Late V8 09-20-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By RB
1957 Ford pikes peak still photo's orfilm footage

Does anyone know of online photo's or film footage of the Unser/Hot Rod Magazine backed supercharged 1957 Ford 300 that won the pikes peak hill climb in 1957 or 1958 ?
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