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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: '36 5 window, Wiper ARM installation

Place the cover over the spring, then push it up to compress the spring and put the upper end of the cover over the post. You have to tilt the arm out to be able to get the angle on the chrome cover...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Few NOS items ?

Could it be for an aftermarket overdrive? like Mitchell or Borg Warner. Maybe the cable was long so it could be trimmed to the appropriate length for the application. Although the T handle sounds a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Helmet distributor 12 volt options?

Skip's email.

skip@fordsrus.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Shock kit for a 35 coupe

I used the Pete and Jakes shock kit on the front of my 1941 1/2 ton pickup. Easy bolt on except for the shackle studs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Shop ruined my '48 radiator tanks

I like to hand or recommend to younger people the book "Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work". It is an interesting read and has opened a few eyes. In fact a co-worker at a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: hubcaps?

What kind of wheel? OEM steelie? Check Vintique Wheels, they have some to fit various models they sell, maybe they would have something that would work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,155
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1940 ford sportsman?

Looking at the work you do, if anyone could build one I think it might be you. Is this next on your to do list?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Shocks are bottomed out

I had the same issue with my 1941 1/2 ton.

Check Pete and Jakes hot rod tube shocks, they worked on my front end. They are available in a short, (7.25"/11.25"), or long, (9.25"/14.25"), version....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,549
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: What'this overdrive 1934

I see there is some new activity here. I am attaching a document I came across in my research that will hopefully answer a lot of the questions in this thread...

It shows pictures of an entire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 46 pickup tube shock conversion advice

If the eye of the shock and mount do not match, there are also metal sleeves which can be inserted into the shock eye, again available in the misc hardware bin at you auto parts store. I did not have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 46 pickup tube shock conversion advice

You may also need to make a modification for the lower mount, usually a shackle kit with extended bolts. Easiest answer for shocks would probably be the Pete and Jakes tube shocks available at many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Door lock jiggles open using outside handle?

1941 Ford 1/2 ton pickup. It would seem that with a few jiggles of the outside door handle, my drivers side door can be unlocked. As I jiggle the outside handle, I can see the inside handle move...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1935 coupe overflow tank recommendations

First, be very careful pressurizing your stock radiator, they are not designed for that and you could ballon your tanks, or worse yet bust a seam. There is a pressure valve available that keeps it to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: care cover

To answer your question, I just replaced a cover I have been using outside. I bought my new one from Empire Car Covers. The cover I received seems pretty well made. But...I live in California and I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1940/41 Ford 1/2 Ton Windlace installation?

Anyone remember how many drive nails per side? I see 6 holes per side in the A pillar, I know there are some behind the kick panels, but not sure how many above the windows and down the backside of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Suggestions on Battery Cut off switch

koates, could you elaborate on the switch you used, pictures if you have them maybe? I am very interested. In an emergency, it would be best if the shutoff is accessible from the drivers seat
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1940 pickup carpeting?

This link might help if you decide to do it yourself:
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1941 1/2 Ton dimensions?

Perfection. Thanks to each of you for your assistance.

The Ford Barn, a truly collaborative and helpful place.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
1941 1/2 Ton dimensions?

Does anyone have a drawing with the dimensions like this:

I am trying to compare the 1941 1/2 ton to the F-1.

Looking at covers, and most companies don't go back farther than the F-1 in terms...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1940 pickup carpeting?

Bought inexpensive black loop carpet at Home Depot and cut my own. doesn't have binding, but very easy to cut to shape. There are some products you can find online to bind the edges. Otherwise custom...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Speedometer needle

Another option for testing accuracy, if you have a smartphone, is a speedometer app. The speedo in my 1941 Ford 1/2 ton pickup is about 25% slow, so the cheap short term fix is to use an app.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,716
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

Love the color, in the mid 70's I had a 1/2 ton pickup that color with red pin striping. And, in light surface rust above the windshield you could see..."U.S. MAIL"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Noise at higher RPM?

Oil pressure 25 lbs at idle about 40 lbs cruising. Engine running between 165 and 180 degrees, so not overheating either.

Thanks for all the input.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Noise at higher RPM?

I wish some FordBarn members could hear this in person as I know that is the first suggestion I’ll get, but in the meantime, I am trying to figure out what might be causing the noise you will hear in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: CD players look yuck so.... bluetooth!

I picked this up on Amazon. Different versions around $30 and up. With the burl wood finish it looks right at home in my 1936 Ford Sedan and it is only 3.5” tall by 6.5” long and 2.5” deep, so I’m...
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