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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By slowforty
Re: using the stock mechanical fuel pump with electric

When the electric one Craps out you can still get home on the stock pump
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By slowforty
Re: Mart's update: 2021 No2. 32 Sedan Project Pt. 26. New wheels and Tyres!

Years ago before Radials Me and the Old Man used to drive over the tire to break the Bead. Of course we were not worried about the condition of the wheel or tire
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By slowforty
Re: 40 transmission removal while on a 4 post lift?

Has to come out the top. Dont forget to rotate the transmission to clear the crossmember.
I can never remember in which direction to rotate the transmission. By the time I figure it out I have to go...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By slowforty
Re: V8 times

Australia got theirs before I got mine in Illinois
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By slowforty
Re: peotone swap meet

Everyone there had a mask on. There was plenty of social distancing between the sellers and customers. Was a decent Meet. The best one so far this year.
I had been sick with Bronchitis this year and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By slowforty
peotone swap meet

First Swap of the year
Sunday Jan 4 2021
Peotone Fair Grounds 8am
Peotone Ill

Still on so far
Happy New Year
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,677
Posted By slowforty
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

An old truck tire works well also
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,444
Posted By slowforty
Re: headers vs duals

According to a 1956 Hot Rod Magazine on a basically stock engine , stock manifolds work well. I have this setup on my 40 since 1989. Probably nothing left inside the mufflers.
Sounds good and cost...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By slowforty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By slowforty

Found a site for wind shield wiper blades
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By slowforty
Re: Complete conversion kit ? 6v-12v

I used to make my late wife drive at night, now I make the kid drive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By slowforty
Re: Skip Haney (Distriburtors and Water Pumps) Thank you

The crappy connections on an ignition switch will drive you to distraction. Works, dont work, works, dont work, Never could get a constant problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By slowforty
Re: 39 trans

Tubman is a Smart Fellow.
I had a friend who years ago put a chev engine in his 37 sedan. It it lasted as long as it took to push it backwards out of it garage and let out the clutch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By slowforty
Re: 1940 ford headers

If you have a basically stock engine, stock cast iron manifolds work well with duals and glass packs. my 40 has this setup for over 30 years. just find a Good muffler shop to make your pipes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By slowforty
Re: 1940 Sedan Steering Box Removal

The fasteners for the column drop may be interesting to remove.
One or more of them have a head that shears off when tightened.
I used my cell phone to take a picture of the fasteners from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By slowforty
I should know this But what else is new

Any way. What is the best way to check to see if your timing gear needs to be replaced.

Right now if you place your hand over the carburetor when cranking, there is no suction to be feltat all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,831
Posted By slowforty
Re: V8- Times

Dont feel bad. The post office just delivered 12 copies of another auto publication that I receive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By slowforty
Re: ANOTHER Fake '40 Coupe....Mart Was Spot-on!

Sounds like my 40 sedan at the Newport Hill Climb. Right before I went up the Hill 12 times and ate all the teeth off the timing gear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By slowforty
Re: 1940 Ford Tudor Questions

Slightly off topic.
I had trouble putting a wheel with a radial tire in the trunk. It was slightly (?) larger than the original. I removed the wood blocks behind the tire and now the radial fits...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By slowforty
Re: Antique Auto Radiator Repair and Restoration

He did work on my 40 Ford and 63 Buick Electra. He did a lot of work for the Model A and Packard guys
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By slowforty
Re: Antique Auto Radiator Repair and Restoration

Try Mr.Radiator
8433 w 191st st
mokena il
815 464 9470

He is good and has done work for quite a few local people
Forum: Early V8 10-06-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By slowforty
oil pan

Looking for a two piece oil pan for a 59 a engine with an 11 inch clutch
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By slowforty
Newport Indiana Hill Climb Report

Unofficial Report At the Newport Indiana Hill Climb
Possibly a 100 people and cars showed up.
Weather and people were good.
Took about 12 runs up the Hill (in my Green 40 Tudor)Giving Many First...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By slowforty
Re: movie star

Got my Forty Back from Fargo 4 today, They paid well cleaned up the car and left me with a new battery and a full tank of gas, Trunk handle was damaged and they bought a new one. Fargo 4 on FX...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,064
Posted By slowforty
Re: 40 turn signal options??

Make sure the bulbs are a large enough draw to operate the flasher. I lost what was left of my hair trying to get the lights to flash
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