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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Wrong fuel pump?

As Flatjack says, it will work just fine - aesthetically, it looks wrong on your car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Early '28 Model A - possible AR?

A big help with all the info received - thanks to all for responding. The good news is it's another Model A being pulled from a barn and back on the road again!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By mcgarrett
Early '28 Model A - possible AR?

A few days ago I visited with an elderly man near me that has purchased what migh be an early '28 Model A 4 door Blindback. Right off the bat I noticed the red hard-rubber steering wheel. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Water Pump

Just to clarify my comments, I don't toss any head mounted water pumps! They definitely are kept and recycled i.e., they can even be re-used on Model A's with slight modifications.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Water Pump

I know what you mean about being a pack rat and tossing anything that looks like a vintage Ford part. I installed a pair of new pumps from Speedway a couple of years ago and can forget about water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Marvel Carburetor

Hey Jon,
Nice looking carb. I had been running the correct side bowl Zenith on my '31 Slant Windshield, but a friend gave me a new old stock Tillotson. I decided to try it to see if it performed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: 3.55 rear end ratio

Might want to check with Van Pelt Sales on that question. http://www.vanpeltsales.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: '40 Ford carb fine tuning help needed

Thanks Phil. I have some #51 main jets. I'll try switching them out and check the power valve too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: '40 Ford carb fine tuning help needed

I'm running #50 main jets. What would be the next larger size? Also, I checked that both nozzles are squirting fuel properly and they seem to be OK.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By mcgarrett
'40 Ford carb fine tuning help needed

Stock '40 engine with about 5,000 miles since rebuild. Running correct Ford/Holley 91-99 carb. Can't seem to find the sweet spot. Starts quickly and takes throttle fine, but has slight hesitation...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Oil pressure drop

Engine only has about 6,000 miles on it since rebuild 20 years ago. I'll work on all these suggestions and get back with more details.
Thanks to all!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By mcgarrett
Oil pressure drop

At engine startup on my '40 Ford with stock engine, my oil pressure gauge reads 45+ lbs of pressure on the factory gauge and has done this for quite a few years. After driving for 20-30 minutes and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 993
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

I have a '31 Slant windshield with the correct side bowl Zenith and it seemed to run OK as far as I was concerned. A friend came across some NOS Tillotsons and gave me one. It had never been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: How to evaluate a functioning rear axle assembly

As "wmws" said, leave it alone if it's working with no detectable noises, leaks, or other issues. Change the diff lubricant, grease the bearings, and reinstall.
Forum: Early V8 07-18-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By mcgarrett
1940 Mercury clock

'40 Mercury clock in very good condition, all things considered. The chrome bezel has some defects, but it comes with a spare bezel that looks pretty good. Face and hands look nice enough for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: 40`Ford Brakes Update from 7/10 post

Brake shoe adjustment is everything before you can hope for correct pedal travel. Keep working on the adjustment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Still having issues after re-checking everything. My question seems to be going back to the way I have the flasher itself connected. If you look at the diagram attached, it appears they are using a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,017
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: drum puller

Then there's this bad boy made by Blue Point. My Dad found this at a garage sale or auction several years ago and it's a beast - probably weighs around 10 pounds! Had to modify it slightly, but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Electric fans

I would recommend that you scrounge around junk yards, ebay, old car buddies, etc. and try to locate a radiator core support bracket and corresponding air deflector (between the front bumper and core...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru - Part 2

Well, this is a little embarrassing :o but it's been a while since I've worked on or driven my '40 Ford and I completely forgot about having made some modifications a few years ago to the turn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Great information - I hadn't thought about that being the problem. I have some work to do! Thanks guys!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

A big thank you to all for the helpful tips. Just installed the brake light switch without a helper and I'm pleased to say I now have brake lights again!! :D
There's vast knowledge here at Barn!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mcgarrett
Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Installed a period correct turn signal switch in my '40 Ford and wired it in front to work my park lamps as the signal lamps, and then spliced into the stock tail lights. 6 volt system using 6v...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

Thanks to all respondents - I think I'll try swapping out the switch without using the buddy system; the theory seems sound.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

I thought that might work but wanted to get the expertise of others before I tried it. Thanks for your tip!
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