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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

Does anyone ever flush out a shock. if it is dry, I understand it is probably shot. If it is closed is there any need to flush? I found one of my extras is a left rear for my 39, but when I move...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

Next challenge is balancing the shocks and increasing the resistance. This morning the pickup failed his “Bounce and return test.”
I have approval from Fordbarn to adjust the shock needles. To...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

shocks are full and don't leak. I got them from here and there. If I found a stronger one, I swapped it in place. During set up, i move the pointers on all four to the factories' chisel mark. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

thanks. Not picking, but what is the reason for moving the pointer a small amount at a time, please. I have marked where we started and I'd like to move the pointer significantly toward increase....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

Ms. Sandy helped me with the bounce test. I was the bouncer person and she the safety officer. She was not impressed with an 83 years young bouncing of the bumpers and yelling "Giddy-up!)

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Shock tester

I see no chisel marks on my A shocks. I guess this feature came around in the eV-8era
Prayers for fire fighters and first responders
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

thanks. do all four need to be the same?

Can I use the bounce test to check changes? Meaning climb on the bumpers and bounce the car at the corners? I'm still too stiff and tired to dismount the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Clem Clement
adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

I have the shock heads with the pointer and chisel mark for adjusting. What does "increase" and "increase" mean." Increase the amount of dampening?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Hornwire polarity

It is about 6 inches long make of beaver board. It has a fuse and the covered coil of nichrome wire and 2 terminals. I think the metal cover is a shield from the hot wire.

PM me at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Hornwire polarity

Some where I reported that the horn is working. The fuse in the voltage rheostat had a loose end and a hair line crack.

please remind me of what that thing is for?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,413
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

One time I called them. Nothing happened. I lose a lot of paint
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: seat belt installation 40 Merc

What keeps the belt from hanging down outside the driver door when not is use?
Thanks all
Clem
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: 1935 1936 windshield regulator

there was a guy who recast the gears. Nice Job. In Ohio I believe. what part do you need?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: 9/11

May God bless all involved event who lost there lives or are sick from the rescue or recovery efforts
Clem
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Clem Clement
seat belt installation 40 Merc

I'm planning to put seat belts in my 40 Merc convert sedan. what manufacturer of belts should I use? Where do I drill; drill between the frame in a clear space? Same for back seats? I haven't done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,548
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Wildfire evacuation

be strong and safe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Hydraulic Brakes 39 Ford.

What is a speed bleeder, please?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Hydraulic Brakes 39 Ford.

Have you tried going back to the
old system?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Shock tester

My'39 shocks have a chisel marking where the factory thought the shock should be set. I haven't checked my model A
Clem
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,517
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: new bottom radiator hose leaking

My truck has not left the garage in months. Today I noticed the hose I had trouble with looks different and the clamps are rusting. Did I damage the hose by all the squashing and bending I did?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: suspension squawk

Everything new to the 40 Merc. Very little sign of springs being lubed. One s
attachment had a star washer allowing the grease to squirt out. Noise is like dry surfaces contacting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,843
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Breaking free old frozen transmissions: Tricks?

I put a tranny in a tub of cheap white vinegar. About a month got most of the rust out
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Question about 1938 Ford pickup

Does the dash have an ash tray in the center? 38 does and 39 does not. door inside panels are different: pressboard or steel?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Horn wires

NO. Gave up and used a worser horn
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Horn wires

I spent 5 hours cleaning wires and puzzling horns. I got a regular horn tuned and installed. it said Moo sow I need to readjust it. I'm thinking the funny Ford horn probably was mounted on wood...
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