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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,244
Posted By Peteva
Re: Dielectric Grease - Uses?

Instead of saying that dielectric grease blocks electricity it might be better for some to understand that it does not conduct electrical current. Therefore it is safe to use for lube, corrosion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 46,623
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,600
Posted By Peteva
Re: Tight engine UPDATE

After reading about all the possibilities I'll share my experience with a weak starter. Took it apart and the comm., brushes, field resistance, bearings, armature wasn't dragging on the field poles,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,844
Posted By Peteva
Re: Need help! working on camber issue / '48 Coupe

If you Google "camber, toe & castor- the difference" there is quite an explanation mostly for early Fords including an illustration of a bending device. Then immediately following this there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,014
Posted By Peteva
Re: Windshield hits gas cap

On my 1930 Fordor the windshield hit the gas cap. Way back in 1963 it was not the orig. WS as it was drilled for a vacuum wiper, the car was factory wired for elecwiper and it had an after market...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,910
Posted By Peteva
Re: Signal lights

Re: Signal Stat 900 modification
Here's how to add the eighth wire to the Signal- Stat 900 turn signal switch.

Remove the bottom cover (two screws). You will find two rows of four tubular...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,283
Posted By Peteva
Re: Need spring for door latch return 1940 conv.

Bob, The spring you show is very close. The tang sticking out is a little different but the wire size is right on. It may work. If you prefer my email address is in another message to Kube under this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,283
Posted By Peteva
Re: Need spring for door latch return 1940 conv.

I'm still looking for a 1940 conv door latch return upper spring. You saw my request dated 7/6/14 on the Ford Barn forum. Do you have any ideas where I may find one? I think I can put it in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,283
Posted By Peteva
Re: Need spring for door latch return 1940 conv.

Thanks for the replies. The two that Roy shows in his catalog won't work but then he doesn't identify them for the 40. I'll call him tomorrow.
I have already tried 3 including a yellow one from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,283
Posted By Peteva
Need spring for door latch return 1940 conv.

Looking for a upper door latch return spring for a '40 conv. Understand that the spring for the conv. is different than for the closed cars and is the same for both '39 & '40 open cars. The cross...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,130
Posted By Peteva
Re: Wheel Alignment

I have a 1930 fordor deluxe and the camber measures about the same as Tomscotts.The Rt front camber is about 1 inch and the Lt front about 1/2 inch. The out side edge on the Rt front is wearing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,565
Posted By Peteva
Re: 6 volt dash bulb #357 in 1940 dash

I modified the instrument panel sockets so I could take out the #51 1CP bulb and replace it with a #55 2CP so the bulb glass would not bottom out. Had to unsolder the wire in the socket and push in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By Peteva
Re: '40 Ford Trunk Cardboard Question

You can get a roll of material embossed with the correct grain pattern. This is to be glued on to your cardboard panels. Looks good when you are done. I got mine from Roy Nacewicz several years ago....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By Peteva
Re: 1940 Voltage Regulator

There are several things you can do but connect a voltmeter across the battery or from the battery terminal to ground and it should never go over about 7.4V and the dash gage should be about to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By Peteva
Re: 1940 Radio Speaker

I used a Radio Shack oval speaker and I think the number was 40-1261C. It was the biggest one I could find that would fit in the radio. Made some adapter brackets out of sheet metal. It has a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,575
Posted By Peteva
Re: Generator Field Coil Screw

I use a drain plug wrench which has 4 different size squares on each end to fit various size drain plugs on transmissions and rear ends. Actually one is like a screwdriver blade. I filed one of them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By Peteva
Re: Speedo not working-cable or Speedo unit?

Your speedometer probably has dried out hard grease on the input gears and the old lube on the odometer number wheels that has them seized up so they won't turn. Do not keep trying to make it work as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Peteva
Re: hood springs

Usually one handle end of the brake spring pliers has a groove in it . I hook the groove end thru the bottom loop of the spring and then under the bottom post and force the spring down over it. Works...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By Peteva
Re: Ford Life Magazine

The first copy that I have is Vol. One, No. Two dated Jan-Feb 1971. So the first one must have been Nov-Dec, 1970.

The last one is Vol. Four, No. Three dated May-June, 1974.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,791
Posted By Peteva
Re: Signal Stat 900 Modification

Here's how to add the 8th wire to the Signal-Stat 900 turn signal switch.

Remove the bottom cover (two screws). You will find 2 rows of 4 tubular rivits with wires soldered to them except for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Peteva
Re: 40 battery tray

It looks exactly like the repo I got several years ago from one of the mod A parts suppliers. It was just made wrong and they confirmed it and gave back my money. Looks like you got one that was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,078
Posted By Peteva
Re: 1940 Convertible top cylinders

I have a service instruction for vacuum operated tops and it says to use a mixture of neatsfoot oil and kerosene 50/50. Remove a hose at the top of the cyl. and suck in 1 oz by operating the piston...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 859
Posted By Peteva
FAR11001-A Starter.What is it for?

It looks like a 40 starter with the about 1 inch wide cast alum. drive end cover but it has attached a long light weight factory cable like for 12V. Also the coils inside seem small. The part no. is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By Peteva
Re: has nobuddy removed the winshield wiper switch for 40 ford

Earlier this year I removed the wiper switch on my 40 conv. As I remember I did the following;

removed the mirror, radio antenna, the radio, the nut on the switch under the dash, disconnect the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,530
Posted By Peteva
Re: Distilled water

Just to complicate this discussion a little more I save the water from our dehumidifier and use that in the radiators and batteries. It might have a slight bit of dust in it maybe but always thought...
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