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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,543
Posted By John R
Re: 1932 V8 standard roadster update

The standard open cars are a real challenge. Congratulations on a tremendous accomplishment. It's beautiful.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,408
Posted By John R
Re: Use of Slip plate to lube springs

Way back in the day, we would grease between the leaves, assemble the spring then wrap them with electrical tape. I don't recall what sort of grease we used.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By John R
Re: Rear brake cable saddle clamps

I doubt they are repoped. A couple of years ago, I got a pair NOS from Fred Wilner at Southside Obsolete 507‑332‑6789. Good luck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By John R
Re: Rear brake cable saddle clamps

Sounds like you are referring to 78-2102 clamps. These were used to attach the parking brake cable conduit to the rear backing plates on 42-47 pickups. The were also used on the 37-38 cars to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By John R
Re: 32 Ford Sedan Top Wood

Classic Wood Products, Greensboro, NC 336-691-1344. I bought two replacement top bows for my 32 Tudor from them in December 2019. They were made from ash and fit perfectly. They differed from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By John R
Re: 2020 Hershey Spaces

Phil,
Refunds are supposed to go out in early August according to the Hershey Region flea market chairman.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By John R
Re: 40 Ford Brakes

For the reasons stated, it is best to leave the Lockheed fixed-anchor brakes on the rear. In an emergency stop and/or on wet roads, the rear Bendix brakes will lock up more readily. When the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By John R
Re: 69a Block Oil Gallery Crack. Centre bearing

I've heard reports about cracks in the center main bearing web but I've never actually seen a block with a crack there -- just about everywhere else but not there. Would be nice to see a photo.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By John R
Re: Front Fender Braces ID

Bill,
Thanks very much for the info. I'm not a Model A guy and thus have no need for these. I'll post these in the For Sale section. Hopefully, someone will need them.
John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By John R
Front Fender Braces ID

This pair of front fender braces is a mystery to me. They closely fit the contour of a Model A fender but the mounting to the frame is not typical Model A. I'm not a Model A expert so would like to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,163
Posted By John R
Re: Pat McFarlane RIP

I always looked forward to seeing Pat at the various EFV8 Club meets and Hershey. I learned a lot from him, not only about 32 Fords but also about perseverance and how a positive outlook is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By John R
Re: late flathead in early chassis, hoses.

The lower hose depends greatly on the vertical positioning of the engine. For my 8BA in a 32 frame, I used a Gates 20151 (49-53 Ford) and shortened it a bit. The 20151 has 1/4" less offset than the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By John R
Re: 32BB truck parts needed

The Ford Chassis Parts books include the big BB trucks in addition to passenger cars and commercial vehicles. These have very helpful diagrams and a list of part numbers. Also, the 32-36 Engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By John R
Re: 32BB truck parts needed

Also sent you a PM.
John R.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By John R
Re: KR Wilson Steering wheel puller

The one on Ebay is a BV-21. It differs somewhat from the VZ-194 which is listed in the 1940 KRW catalog for all 39 and earlier cars. Maybe the VZ-194 is an updated version of the BV-21, redesigned...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,752
Posted By John R
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

USJack makes 3, 6 and 12 ton jack stands made in the USA: www.usjack.com
Also, Snap-on says their 3 and 6 ton stands are made in the US.
The USJack units have a two-tooth locking system which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,752
Posted By John R
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

An internet search provides some info on the ever-changing status of COO (country of origin) for various tool brands. Not the full story by any means, but some interesting info is at the following...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By John R
Re: '40 rear backing plate E brake

The e-brake cable tube is available from MT Products (http://www.bolingbrothers.com/).
They were also listed in Bob Drake's catalog not too long ago.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By John R
Re: '32 front wheel bearing spacer

I got some spacers from MT/Bolling Bros. a couple of years ago. These were definitely not repurposed valve seats but (supposedly) made specifically for the spindle conversion. I have not installed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,718
Posted By John R
Re: One of those annoying questions...

B&S has written a very informative summary of the options. Especially useful in that i
t is based on real-world, personal experience. Thanks.


A 29 tooth gear set would help a bit in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By John R
Re: my new clutch slips!

Who here knows of a good GM style 10.5" clutch manufacturer that is KNOWN to correctly work with our big, fat and flat throw-out bearings???[/QUOTE]


This is the $64 question. I'm patiently...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By John R
Re: Resperator Production

Lots of message manipulation going on. The Detroit News has published a few in-depth articles over the past week on the auto industry's involvement in respirator production. GM's voluntary effort...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By John R
Re: Overheating Flathead

Some initial thoughts:

The radiator appears to be good. It is lowering the coolant temperature (top to bottom) by about 40 degrees. However, it would have been a bit more accurate to measure at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By John R
Re: Schrader Valve Stems

That "alien concept" description is amusing but unfortunately, also very accurate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By John R
Re: Few Tips While Machining the 8BA Blocks

19Fordy,

Looks like that ear on the bellhousing flange was broken and repaired. A bit surprising since they look pretty beefy. What do you figure caused it to break?
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