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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,723
Posted By johndee138
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

Thank you fellow Barners! My intention was to replicate a late 40's early 50's custom, sort of a Harry Westergard style. There are numerous instances of Packard grilles being used. They are often...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,723
Posted By johndee138
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

V8COOPMAN you have a sharp eye! Yes the grille is a 46-7 Packard, 40 Chev headlight pods, 34-5 Chev Master deluxe hood sides worked into Ford donor panels. The trims are 35 Ford hood stainless cut...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,723
Posted By johndee138
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

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This beauty is waiting for me to get her out of the garage in Maine, Prolly won't happen till May at the earliest
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By johndee138
Re: Rust protection for springs

I did my 36 spring with CRC Dry Graphite Lube, essentially a spray paint with graphite in it. It made the leaves very slippery, and then I wrapped the whole kit in PVC underground pipe wrap tape,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,181
Posted By johndee138
Re: Electric steering

Angledrive please tell us more about the 35 you installed electric power steering on!
I should think it would be very welcome in tight parking lots.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By johndee138
Re: Opinion please

38 standard front end is a deco jewel. WAY better than the deluxe, which is anything but.
IMO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36 Tudor wiper question

That doesn't look like a 36 wiper arm. could it have been replaced with a later style?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36/5 window front vent drain

I assume you're referring to the cowl vent
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36/5 window front vent drain

out the hole in the firewall just below it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By johndee138
Re: Fumes in the cabin

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I used this period aftermarket piece I found on ebay to recirculate my blowby. I think Its from an A model but still captures the fumes. I have since disconnected it from the breather and run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By johndee138
Re: Pre bent brake line kit

The Early V8 Garage kit I bought for my 36 coupe was just shy of perfect. It was way better than I would have done myself with rock shields, proper clamps included, etc.
Not the cheapest but well...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,867
Posted By johndee138
Re: headers vs duals

I put a stainless dual exhaust with SS Smithys style muffs from Waldrons, LOVE the sound and I'll never have to replace anything. Costs a bit more than regular steel but I'll never have to replace...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By johndee138
Re: Windshield glass removal 39 coupe

I often use a heat gun to remove caulking and silicone. It may crack the glass unless you shield it with a piece of aluminum flashing or something like that
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By johndee138
Re: swamp cooler drawings

I rigged up a cooler using a 12v bilge pump, some dryer vent hose and an air intake intercooler inside an ice chest. The contents of the ice chest separated from the air flowing through the inter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By johndee138
Re: My Friend BB wants pros and cons to upgrade to 12volt system

Not to mention the aftermarket backup cameras, cigar lighter driven accessories, like a fan for the driver, phone charger, etc, etc.
I LOVE the cigar lighter driven rear view camera for my car, it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 hood hinge rod removal, whats the trick?

I replaced mine with stainless rod to help with removal "next time"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
Posted By johndee138
Re: What flathead would you most likely encounter in space?

Did y'all notice the ignition switch was off but it cranked anyway.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By johndee138
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36' wing windows? i didn't know. . .

Lawson you could probably use the 2 piece wing brackets and have a piece of glass cut to the truck profile opening. The ones I have are not mounted to the car window glass that I also have, worth a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,712
Posted By johndee138
Re: Front window 1936 5 window

Jan, I had my windshield rechromed last year after the new paint made it look so shabby. You will need to disassemble both halves, remove the threaded square insert that allows the 2 halves to join...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By johndee138
Re: 36' wing windows? i didn't know. . .

I have both kinds as mentioned in Don Rogers post above. They are both available, with new glass and the first one pictured has been replated.
I have decided not to run either of these on my car.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 Ford; Anyone sell...?

I had to make mine with some small machine screws that I sanded the heads on to get them to slide along but not turn. I threadlocked the nuts on and zipwheeled the protruding threads on the backside.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 bumper black line

I used 3/16" black striping tape on mine, after attempting to paint them on.
Looks good,lasts long, easy to do, cheap.
Whats not to like?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By johndee138
Re: 1936 Ford rearend gear ratio and speed

I put a 3.78 R&P in mine. best thing EVER!
No problem from a still start and much better top speed. Don't forget the need to stop as well!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By johndee138
Re: headliner grabber/door tins....an idea

I used flexible metal tack strip for my headliner around the doors. Applied over the windlace. The headliner tucks into the strip and the teeth hold it in place. Tamped down snugly with a rubber...
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