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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
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Re: Ford T8D-1 shift pattern

The 4 Speed shift pattern in the Tonner looks like this Reverse is all the way to the right and down. To put it into reverse you have to lift the lever up on the shift arm.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By expavr
Re: 1940 3/4 ton fuel tank and seat

Attached are photos of the gas tank and seat in the 40 Tonner. This setup will be the same as yours. The gas tank has two tits on the front side that fit into one of 3 holes in the seat bottom. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By expavr
Re: 1938 Tonner Bed Floor Question

Your bed looks similar. Attached are photos of how I approached the reconstruction of the bedwood and installation of the bed. I was able to reuse all but one of the OEM wood crossmembers. For the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By expavr
Re: 1938 Tonner Bed Floor Question

I don't know how the factory painted the bed on your 38 Tonner, but I can offer some thoughts on what they did on my 40 Tonner. This truck was a one owner low mileage vehicle when it came to me so I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,066
Posted By expavr
Re: Thread - I screwed up

A suggestion: When you wire up your fan I would recommend that you consider including a toggle switch somewhere in the circuit to activate the fan in the event that the sensor fails. This happened...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By expavr
Vanderbrink Regehr Auction

Quite a collection of 32 Fords and parts in this auction.
https://vanderbrinkauction.proxibid.com/VanDerBrink-Auctions-LLC/Amazing-Collector-Cars-Regehr-Collection/event-catalog/178346
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By expavr
Re: 35 1 1/2 ton truck rear gears

Check with Chuck Manzione at Chuck's Trucks 203 288-2769. I got a set of 4.11's to replace the 4.86's in the Tonner.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By expavr
Re: "Should I be concerned?" Has a new home

A very nice truck and well bought! Congratulations...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,050
Posted By expavr
Re: Should I be concerned?

The headliner and kick panels should be available. Two possible sources:
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By expavr
Re: 17 inch split rim replacment

I converted a spare set of the OEM 17" Ford Locking Ring Rims to a set of 16" Radial Rims by having the center section machined out and then machine welded to a 16" Radial Rim. That cost about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,480
Posted By expavr
Re: I picked up a cheap 38 standard and put it on the road.

What a great story! Congratulations on the car find and having those two young ladies and wife who are there to support you. Life is good....]
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,868
Posted By expavr
Re: Antique Insurance a little off Topic

It’s in an online digital format now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By expavr
Re: 3/4 or 1 ton -1940

Fireman
Your truck is a beauty and it is a Tonner. The Tonner had 14 rear leaf springs. The 3/4 Ton had 13. All 4 rims on the Tonner are 17" in dia. Front brake drums are 12" in dia. Rear drums...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By expavr
Re: Car transporter?

I used Reliable (Orange and Black rigs)to move two vehicles from SoCal to WA. Both moves were handled very well and met my expectations. Their quote was the most competitive of the three that I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By expavr
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,443
Posted By expavr
Re: Alternator or not?

You might want to consider an E.J.Whitney alternator. https://www.ejwhitneyco.com/automotive.html
I installed his 6V positive ground unit in the tonner. He uses the front and back of your core...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,179
Posted By expavr
Re: What happens to a transmission in for a rebuild

Check your PM. The swap is doable. No frame cutting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By expavr
Re: Kansas plate toppers

In late 1939 Ford introduced their HEAVY light truck line with a 122” WB 3/4 and 1 ton truck. As a sales pitch to the marketplace Ford called the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks with a pickup bed -EXPRESS. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,761
Posted By expavr
Re: Dealing with the heirs on '32 parts ect.

I agree 100% and have made up a list of all the goodies that I’ve acquired over the years and have assigned each a fair market value that another hobbyist could live with. If nothing else that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By expavr
Re: 50 Mercury OD problem

If the look of the OEM handle is important have you given any thought to fabricating a new O/D cable using your OEM pull handle and mounting a universal push/pull cable to your handle?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By expavr
Re: Horn for a 39 1 ton truck.

“Well worn look”??? That truck looks great ! The bed mounted tool box with the Early Ford logo is the frosting on the cake. Congratulations.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-29-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By expavr
Re: 50 Mercury OD problem

C&G Ford Parts has a O/D Cable that you can cut to fit. https://cgfordparts.com/ufolder/fordpart.php?number=A9AZ-7A650-A
When I put the 49 Merc O/D transmission in the tonner I used this cable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By expavr
Re: Horn for a 39 1 ton truck.

The Greenbook shows different part numbers for the horn on my 40 Tonner and the horn on your 39 Tonner. It does show the same part number 51A-13823 for the Commercial (1/2 ton) and Truck (3/4 ton...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By expavr
Re: Horn for a 39 1 ton truck.

Attached are photos of the horn, horn mounting bracket and their location on the frame of my 40 Tonner. I'll check the Greenbook tomorrow and see if the same setup might have been used in 39.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By expavr
Re: What year and what is it worth?

For a frame of reference I paid $2,500 for the Tonner 40 years ago in operating condition as shown. It was garaged in Eastern WA state and routinely serviced. The condition of the engine block...
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