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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By blucar
Re: Buick woodie wagon

I have bought and sold on ebay for many years with no problem. I also buy and sell on craigslist, I have sold several vehicles via cragslist to places as far away as Australia.
Any time you buy or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By blucar
Re: No Thermostats

The pro/cons of thermostats is similar to the pros/cons of getting vaccinated for Covid 19, don't confuse me with facts, I have my mind made up.
When I went through mechanics school in the early...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By blucar
Re: 59AB advice on "new" flathead

I would be very suspect of any rebuilt engine that had been sitting for a prolonged period of time.

I would make book that there will be light rust in any bore and/or valve seat/stem that had an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By blucar
Re: 35 Tudor Flattie Exhaust

It has been well established for many years that there is no value to headers on a stock or modified flat head, other than bragging rights. The stock '35-36 log type manifolds with two inch pipes do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By blucar
Re: 34 banjo with tube shocks?

very common application during the '40's-50's.. Good original Ford lever shocks were hard to come by and expensive. The late '40 Fords came with tube shocks front and rear, the stock set up was very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By blucar
Re: 1938 Tudor Windshield

Well now, it would seem that my original observation of '38 was correct, the 38 is a modified car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By blucar
Re: 1938 Tudor Windshield

I based my assumption that the black 38 in the original posting is a modified car because of the later model wheels/hub caps and the street rod 'Swan' rear view mirror on the drivers door.
In my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By blucar
Re: 1938 Tudor Windshield

Nice car! Reviewing the pix I to noted that the windshield frame appears to be sunken into the body opening, as others have mentioned. It is apparent to me that your car is a highly modified car,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By blucar
Re: interior woodgrain

I had a man wood-grain the dash/sills for my 39 convert and a couple other cars that use to be a the Pamona Swap Meet, he got so busy he quit the swap meet. The work he did was first class, he is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By blucar
Re: Installing MGB lever Shocks on 39 Pickup

Rather than trying to 're-invent the wheel', why not use the tried and true tube shock conversion that has been very common for over fifty years on the Early V8 Fords.
C & G Early Ford Parts, for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By blucar
Re: Installing MGB lever Shocks on 39 Pickup

I had a friend that had a '50 MG-TC, he went the other direction. Installed a hopped up '40 V8 60 in the MG hooked to the MG trans and a Hudson rear end. My friend used Ford shocks adapted to the MG...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By blucar
Re: 1951 flathead to C4 conversion

To my way of thinking, if you are going to spend the time and money to do a modification to a vehicle, the modification should be done to a high standard.
I have AOD transmissions in three of my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By blucar
Re: Is it 6 Volt or not?

Had a neighbor in 1961-62 that had a '55 Ford sedan, the battery/electrical in the car was 8v.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By blucar
Re: 1951 flathead to C4 conversion

The C-4's have become very popular behind many engines, I know a man that uses them behind big Buick straight 8' 320 Cid with over 500 HP. The C-4's need some improvements, as do the GM 2004R.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 trunk gutter gasket question. . . .

I have a '36 Ford 5 win coupe and a '39 Plymouth RS convertible coupe. RS stands for rumble seat.
My 36 coupe, an un-restored/un-molested bodied car, has a seal that goes all the way around the deck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 steering options

Over a period of many years, 1952-63, I did many modifications to my '36, I always did my best to avoid having to use a Victor Wrench/Arch welder to make things fit, therefore I used many Ford parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 steering options

Coop et all,
It would appear that I may have been mistaken with the description of the pitman arm on my '36 Ford. To my knowledge this error has not been brought to my attention in the past.
I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,128
Posted By blucar
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

As I recall the '37-39 Ford trucks all share the same windshield (windscreen) in down under speak. I also noted the wiper post in the overhead right side, but forgot to mention it.
I have had a lot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,128
Posted By blucar
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

I would say that the truck without a hood is a '39. Crank-out windshield and reflector headlight in lieu of sealed beams. It would appear that both trucks are Marmon Harington
4x's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By blucar
Re: 1936 steering options

When I changed the steering gear box in my '36 coupe in the mid 1950's I used a '40 setup with the '40 column jacket and frame mount.
I have a column shift trans in my car so the '40 jacket worked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By blucar
Re: 39/41 rear wheel spats

In my part of the world, the Western US, 'Spats' were a white metal cover that attached to the wheel, extending from the rim edge to a mid point on the wheel. They were commonly used during the mid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By blucar
Re: Accessories for 1936 Ford V8's

The spare tire cover shown on the back of my '36 was on the car when I purchased the car in September of 1952. Come to think about it, "Henry" has an anniversary on September 10, sixty-nine years of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By blucar
Re: Accessories for 1936 Ford V8's

When it comes to accessorizing '36 Fords, or the truth be known the norm for the 1940/50's time frame, I was a master at that.
At one time or another my '36 coupe had just about every accessory...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,313
Posted By blucar
Re: I'm a turncoat...

During the late '40's, early '50's when Jalopy/Stock car racing was the rage Hudson's pretty well ruled the tracks. The Hudson six cylinder was very reliable and fast, which was very important in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,060
Posted By blucar
Re: Accessories for 1936 Ford V8's

My '36 coupe has been through several generations of modifications since I bought it in 1952. I almost chopped the top and put a '40 LaSalle grille in it in '54, then changed my mind. I did put solid...
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