The Jalopy Journal
Thanks guys. If it’s not a ‘32 lever then maybe it’s longer than the correct ‘32 part
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] I’m scratch building a ‘32 Ford 3-window coupe and have an issue with the parking brake lever. The...
I wanted to fine tune the perch mount to be perfectly true with the spring at ride height, then tighten the nut and lock it in. [ATTACH]
Hey Phil. I haven’t worked on the ‘32 in a few months. I got frustrated with the wide 5 wheels after they came back from powder coating. They look...
Do you have a panhard bar?
The left one is the '39.
Right one is '36
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] The differences between the ‘36 drum and the ‘39 drum is clear now. Thanks everyone for all the great history lesson.
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] My modified wheel is now 16x5-1/8. I added a strip 1-1/4 wide, minus the 1/8” cut and the result is 5-1/8 wide. I set...
I will make my own 16x5 wide five wheels out of the 16x4 rims. This gives me more possibilities to play with the offset too. [ATTACH]
Thanks for all the information on these wheels. I’ll see if I can widen two of mine and make them 5” to 5-1/2” wide.
I will be using the 36-39 Ford wide 5 wheels on my 32 Ford recreation. I have five of these wheels and all are 16x4.
Does anyone know if there...
These measure 6-9/16"
Thanks everyone for the helpful information.
Marty, did I sell you a Donavan gear drive for that 392 dragster many years ago?
Oops, just checked...
I’ll measure the drum offset tomorrow when I get back in the shop.
Okay, I need 37-39 front drums to work with my 41 spindles and backing...
So, the ‘36 drum/hub is different than the ‘37-‘39 drum/hub? Will the ‘37 & ‘38 drums work with my ‘41 backing plates even though they are not...
My ‘32 Ford with ‘41 axles and wheels compared to the wide 5 wheel[ATTACH]
The difference in offset is clearly visible [ATTACH]
Looks like someone chopped the back doors out of it and welded back up.
Thanks for the link and information. I have a set of ‘39 Ford wheels too. I’m really starting to like this style of wheel on a hotrod.
Can I use 1939 Ford brake drums on a 1941 Ford?
Dddenny, how is a dead perch even possible? It doesn’t allow the spring length to change with the up and down of the suspension.
Isn’t it pretty much required on a cross steer setup?
I picked up five ‘40-‘48 Ford wheels and five ‘36-‘39 wide 5 wheels. The wheels came with 6.00-16 tires, but those aren’t going to work. I’m...
Great post, thanks for sharing
PM sent Chris
[ATTACH] I’m using an old Fenton 2x2 intake on my ‘32. I don’t like the way the throttle linkage angles down. I’m thinking about using some 2”...
When the name Henry is added to Ford, that’s just the owners ego talking.
Yes, a lot of things happen when building a car from nothing. I am still fabricating and mocking it up one step, one piece at a time. I will solve...
$8.99 at Mac's auto parts.
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Thanks for the good words. I had to shape my own trans cover because the engine/trans is about 1-1/2”...
Thank you for the quick response.
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