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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By rockfla
Re: The Future of Our Vintage Fords?

"Very serious problem of climate change"? Oh come on now!!! Just as ridiculous IF not more so than my statement!! Come on Tubman you have an "awful" big opinion of us humans to believe "we" are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By rockfla
Re: The Future of Our Vintage Fords?

MY Fear IS.......It's not the fact that it "MAY" OR "MAY NOT" happen......It is the fact that the whole movement "exist". California has already committed to the "same" mentality of going Fossil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,618
Posted By rockfla
Re: Rare Deuce parts thread

Nice find Sheldon!!! Thanks for sharing
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,053
Posted By rockfla
Re: 1940 Ford convertible body tags

That would be my Mercury in the above post/photo & I also believe our 40 Mercury Convertible Sedan has a body tag as well. I will look and post a picture IF wanted??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By rockfla
Re: Oil pressure gauge

As Marko39 posted above, get a 1/8NPT brass "T" or 1/8" NPT Male thread "double" female threaded 90 and thread into the rear left top of the motor (found mine on Ebay). Get a mechanical oil pressure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By rockfla
Re: Do you think there will be another V-8 National meet?

David
Ever the "voice" of reason & wisdom!! You blew my cover as I was trying to be incognito!!! AS to the latter statement was the "MAIN" driving force of the whole trip up there!!!

Hope all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By rockfla
Re: Do you think there will be another V-8 National meet?

As for the Grand National back in Detroit compared to Auburn.......I for one feel close to Tom's sentiment......Been to Detroit for the 1973, 2003 & 2008 AND the only reason I will be going IF its...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By rockfla
Re: 1940 Ford Brake Bleeding Problem

Mine are the same on my 39 Mercury.......I am fixing to have it back on my lift and, like you, will bleed them one more time......BUT I believe mine is due to the use of Silicone fluid?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 636
Posted By rockfla
Re: Need help identifying a carb and distributor

Interesting to see these pictures AS I was going to say the distributor look "similar" to what was used on the Ford GP jeep. Now that you post the whole assy.........even more so, very similar to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By rockfla
Re: Mercury hubcap identification?

The 39 caps is somewhat flatter AND more square at the edge and is "actually" nowhere near the original posted cap!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By rockfla
Re: Mercury hubcap identification?

No sir, Lawson!! The 39 was a SS cap swagged on to a steel shell cap!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By rockfla
Re: 39 Pickup ??? Pars ID help please

As do I......and I'm not a 38-39 Truck guy........the only issue being is my pee brain still able to retain all of it!!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By rockfla
Re: Dupont Centari Acrylic Enamel

You've tried "Jimmy Chip's" at the Auto Color Library in So Cal????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By rockfla
Re: Flathead hot water heater control valve

Kube

I'm confused??? WHICH one is not correct.....the angle spout one you posted or the 90 degree spout petehoovie posted before your post??? My 39 Merc has one very close to IF NOT the same in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,949
Posted By rockfla
Re: Auction of Gene Hetland's mostly '32 parts

ALSO
I looked on the Mecum site AND could find VERY LITTLE about shipping and handling of "the goods" once the winning bid is received? I have heard MANY stories of "missing" items from "multi...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By rockfla
Re: 1940 Ford Brake Bleeding Problem

NO report as to the issue you were having???? Your experience could save another Barner down the road OR fill the knowledge bank of some of us here too. Glad you are back on the road and even...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By rockfla
Re: 34 Phaeton Top Irons

My brother painted a motor cycle fender the other day with some chrome paint and it looked pretty decent, still had a fair bit of orange peel in a few spots. I think the end results are driven by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By rockfla
Re: Any recomendations

Kevin
As you see above mine is "stuck" at 10 (or 12). The needle giggles and moves as IF it were normally on "0" but its stuck there at 10. I am going to put it on an amp machine and try and run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By rockfla
Re: Any recomendations

Thanks BUT mine is in GERMAN and for a German 32, none of those are "floating Around". on "Ebay" OR in the Gene Hetland auction!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,949
Posted By rockfla
Re: Auction of Gene Hetland's mostly '32 parts

23% buyers premium, Wow!!! Now I see how Dana Mecum has a $ 20+ million dollar Ferrari!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By rockfla
Re: Fram oil supply line suggestions

Wow, fantastic.....some time we get tunnel vision on our projects and don't think "outside" the box.......Funny thing is my best friend is a "Jeepster & Willys Wagon" guy AND we have been WWII Jeep...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By rockfla
Re: Speaking of Lincoln flatheads.......

Looks like a piece of jewelry sitting there!! Can't wait to see the car all back together. Hopefully It will be by the time I plan my trip up to see the museum and "other" facilities" in the area??...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By rockfla
Any recomendations

ANY one have a recommendation on an Ammeter gauge repair??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,874
Posted By rockfla
Re: Head Bolt continually weeping

Industrial fasteners being my business......I have had long conversations with an associate who helped write both SAE and ASTM fastener specs and has forgotten 3X's as much I have known about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,874
Posted By rockfla
Re: Head Bolt continually weeping

First there are many on here more "versed" than me BUT the first "Red Flag" I read is the use of Stainless Steel Nuts........At 60ft/Lbs you are about 24Ft/lbs more than the "generally" accepted...
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