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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By carguybill
Re: Problem Removing Steering Wheel

Thanks to everyone who shared their experience and knowledge. With your guidance and another pair of hands from my son I finally got the light control shaft removed.


Now my problem is removing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By carguybill
Re: Problem Removing Steering Wheel

OK, that makes sence. Thank you.


Do I need someone at the steering wheel to keep the light control tight against the steering wheel while I push the light switch spider back to expose the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By carguybill
Problem Removing Steering Wheel

I need to remove the steering wheel on my '34 to replace the bushing in the steering column with an upgrade bearing.


Before I can remove the wheel I need to remove the lights and horn button...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,572
Posted By carguybill
Military flathead engines

I have a '50 or '51 Ford Flathead engine that I suspect came out of a military vehicle because it has a tag on it stating that it was rebuilt at Fort something ( I don't remember for sure).


My...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By carguybill
Re: Stiff steering

Thank you. I have asked him for more information.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By carguybill
Re: Stiff steering

I am not familiar with the guy in MN or WI that has the bearing system that you mention. can anyone give me a lead?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By carguybill
Re: Stiff steering

thanks Guys, Ill look into these suggestions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By carguybill
Stiff steering

I haven't driven my '34 for over a year but when I did today the steering was very stiff. It's never been good but this is worse(or maybe It's because I'm a year older). The steering box has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,552
Posted By carguybill
Re: Gap between door opening and seat

I'm not tall but I am old (81) and I have had both knees replaced which does limit my flexibility and dexterity.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,552
Posted By carguybill
Gap between door opening and seat

I am looking to possibly purchase a '31 A Roadster Pickup but I find that the gap between the front of the door opening and the front of the seat is so tight that I have a very difficult time getting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By carguybill
Removing upper radiator hose

All I wanted to do is install a pair of Robert Shewman's thermostats. Easy job. Right? well not if you can't remove the upper end of the hose from the radiator. It seems that I need to remove the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,337
Posted By carguybill
Re: '33 Ford mechanical brake question

Back in the 50's when I was building hot rods for folks I would always discard the mechanical brakes and install the hydraulic brakes. It was easier to keep in adjustment, it was what people...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,337
Posted By carguybill
Re: '33 Ford mechanical brake question

I found the same excessive forward movement of the brake lever with the rods not attached. in my case on my '34 it was about 3/4". I believe this extra movement is the way the system was designed,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,807
Posted By carguybill
Re: Flaathead Ted brake kit install

Ok guys, thanks. I appreciate your help.

Armed with this information I will proceed until I reach a baffle point, then I'll be back.

I think it might help if I understood the concept of how...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,807
Posted By carguybill
Flaathead Ted brake kit install

I have purchased the brake upgrade kit for my '34 from Flathead Ted and I need some decent instructions on how to install the kit.

Instructions were supplied with the kit but the pictures are not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,257
Posted By carguybill
Re: Restored Air Cleaner

Why am I unable to see the photos in the earler postings? Seems like some problem with Photobucket.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,168
Posted By carguybill
Re: 1934 oil pan.

So there is going to be an updated and more accurate version? Great, but those of us who purchased the original manual assuming that the information was accurate should be able to purchase the new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,052
Posted By carguybill
Re: Temp Heat in Garage

I considered many options and ended up with an overhead heater, propane powered. Very happy with it. good insulation in walls and overhead help a lot to keep the operational costs down.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,723
Posted By carguybill
Re: lets see your winter front grill.

So, does a winter grill cover do an effective job of increasing the engine operating temperture? Is it necessary if thermostats are installed?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,785
Posted By carguybill
Re: taking the drums off

Thank you 19Fordy. Excellent advice.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,785
Posted By carguybill
Re: taking the drums off

I am going to remove my rear drums and will be using my soon to be ordered Vintage Rear Hub Puller. I see here folks saying that they are having difficulty even when using a quality puller. But I see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,737
Posted By carguybill
Re: SO incredibly mad at myself!!!

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FWIW, I have installed a circuit breaker with an additional manual break. This opens and closes all of the electrical system. When I'm done using the car I just press the little red button...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By carguybill
Re: Hairline crack on back of ignition switch

" Is there a way you can test the switch while it in the car with a voltmeter?"

I tested mine by measuring the voltage to ground on both sides of the switch with the switch in the on position....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By carguybill
Re: My Eclipse Story ........

Ha, stay tuned for further details. Pictures at 11!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By carguybill
Re: 1933 ignition resistor wiring?

Here's G.M.'s advice on rebuiloding the ignition switch. Thanks for this G.M, I found I'm loosing almost 2 vollts across the ignitioon switch.

By G.M.: The voltage at the switch with the switch on...
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