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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By DBF 30
Intake/exhaust gasket and painted block

I think I know the answer but just wanted to check what everybody else is doing to ensure a good seal on the exhaust and intake manifold.

Just painted the block and did not mask off the area...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,451
Posted By DBF 30
1940 Frame Interchangeability

I have read that 1935 -1940 passenger car frames are all identical. My question is, will a 1940 convertible car frame be interchangeable with a 1940 truck frame?

My 1940 convertible frame will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By DBF 30
Re: Horn I.D.

Hi, that is a Chevrolet horn. it covers from 1937 to I believe 1953. Nice horns and real loud. I have three of them I have picked up at swap meets. In addition to my fords I have a 1939 Chevrolet...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By DBF 30
Re: Correct engine fan location

Hi G.M.,

Your plans sounds like a good way to go. Yesterday when I was poking around my new project I did get two plugs out and sprayed PB blaster in the holes and also just sprayed down most...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By DBF 30
Re: Correct engine fan location

Thanks for the info. Today I finally got the car cover off of my recently purchased 40 Convertible and started poking around. Bad back has side tracked me for the last 3 weeks. Here is what I found....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By DBF 30
Correct engine fan location

This is a simple question and I have done a lot of searching and have yet to get the answer on line or by searching the barn.

I have a 40 Convertible. It came with a fan mounted on the top of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
Posted By DBF 30
Re: 40 Convertible door bottom structure

Good advice on staying away from EMS. Especially after seeing what was there to start with the EMS panel does not look anything like the original. With all of the great pictures oz40 sent, I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
Posted By DBF 30
Re: 40 Convertible door bottom structure

oz40 and Kube, Thanks a million for all the info and super pictures. oz40, your work looks fantastic, you showed exactly what I am missing and need to fabricate. The pictures are just what I needed....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
Posted By DBF 30
Re: 40 Convertible door bottom structure

Thanks Kube for the info and the pictures you are going to post. Do you know if anybody does make a decent repair panel? I have found some advertised on Mac's but they look like they come from EMS.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
Posted By DBF 30
40 Convertible door bottom structure

I just picked up a 40 Ford convertible that was stored in the desert for 40 years. It has all of the normal rust issues, needs floors, rear quarter panels patches ect.. However the convertible body...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,597
Posted By DBF 30
Question 1940 Ford convertible front seat vs. tudor sedan front seat?

Hi, I have a 1940 Ford deluxe convertible (in addition to my 30 Roadster) that I want to keep original but I have no seats. Can anyone tell me in detail the differences between an original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 112,349
Posted By DBF 30
Re: carburetor 13/32 deep well socket

Please put me down on your list for one socket also. Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By DBF 30
Re: Tires

The universal tires shown are 4 ply nylon. They will have a flat spot that you will feel untill you drive a little while and then they will smooth out. I have had 4 ply nylons on lots of older cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,821
Posted By DBF 30
Re: Drag Link, Can't remove

A stuck bolt or part that refuses to move like it is welded together will usually come right apart with the heat of a torch. Its best to go ahead and really put the heat to it first before trying to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,185
Posted By DBF 30
Re: John Deere corn head grease

I have been a long time reader of the Stovebolt web page on restoring Chevy trucks. Corn head grease has been discussed there for years specifically concerning steering gear boxes. The collective...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,112
Posted By DBF 30
Re: Engine Stand Adapter

Bert's Model A in Denver has previously stated that they have extra pins that go into the oil pan bolt holes. Just give them a call.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,859
Posted By DBF 30
Re: Should I take apart rear end?

My two cents, take it apart and have it sandblasted in pieces. Then clean and paint the individual parts, then assemble. If the rear end is good now it may not stay that way after you sandblast it. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By DBF 30
Re: Can someone ID this early wiper motor & I need a arm

I stand corrected. I was going on the information posted on ModelAwiper.com. On the home page, bottom right hand corner it states that Ford started installing E.A. Labratories wipers in March 1929.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By DBF 30
Re: Can someone ID this early wiper motor & I need a arm

Hi, It is an E.A. Labratories wiper that was for a time period installed at the factory. I have one with a brass cover and the output shaft on mine is about two inches longer than yours. Different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,224
Posted By DBF 30
Correct radiator hose color ?

Snyder's list two types of radiator hoses and say both are just like origional. Black with a red stripe and all red radiator hose.

One of the Model A books I have read specifically states that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By DBF 30
Re: broken head studs

Thanks everyone for all the great input. When I get ready I am going to try the welded washer and nut. Seems to hold the greatest promise.

Finally got around to meeting up with the local Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By DBF 30
broken head studs

Pulled the head and several studs with nuts came out together. No problem getting head off. A few more studs out with double nutting, but ended up with 7 studs that refused to come out. After a week...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,017
Posted By DBF 30
Re: Engine stands revisited.

I recently purchased the exact 2000 lb engine stand from Harbor Freight that you have. Last week I pulled my motor and transmission as one assembly. I used the blue engine adapter that Bert's sells...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By DBF 30
Heating head bolts?

I am going to have to pull the head on my 30 roadster and most of the nuts on the head studs have broken loose with a lot of PB Blaster. However I have a couple that came loose with the studs and I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,346
Posted By DBF 30
Re: rebuilt steering boxes

My 30 Roadster engine indicates it was built in the first few days of march and it has the two tooth steerig box. I haven't been able to check frame numbers yet but car appears to be origional.
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