Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: supereal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By supereal
Re: headlights dim/ 53 f-100

For relays, I use 6 volt starter solenoids. They are heavy duty and less expensive than a comparable relay, even if you can find one with a 6 volt coil. We buy them at a local NAPA store. Our...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By supereal
Re: headlights dim/ 53 f-100

That is why I use 2 relays (high & dim) to operate my headlights. By the time the power goes through the dash switch, the dimmer switch, and a handful of the "bullet" connectors, the resulting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By supereal
Re: 47 Ford Column Drop

The "drops" (steering column brackets) are listed in the "Green Book" in the 3676 group. Trucks and cars have a different prefix such as "81T" for some trucks, and there are many other versions...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By supereal
Re: ‘46 Convertible top not working

I have a '47 convertible I restored over a period of years. Most of the top operating mechanism was gone, so I designed a control box for the pump, and installed new cylinders and an after market...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By supereal
Re: '41 - '48 Convertible door garnish

Convertible door garnish is different than closed car type. Most are usually wood gain finished to match the dash. The windshield pieces are the same as closed cars, and hard to find in good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By supereal
Re: 35-36 Pickup Wiper Motor Question

Contact C&G (800-266-0470). They rebuild wiper motors and can tell you which is correct. They also sell a "universal" electric wiper motor which is a better choice than the vacuum, if you actually...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By supereal
Re: distributor

If the spark is weak, it is likely your ignition coil and the condenser is weak. Send it to Skip Haney (941-505-9085). The distributor doesn't generate the spark, it turns the coil on and off, and,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,303
Posted By supereal
Re: Thoughts on Helmet Dizzy rebuild?

If the cam is worn, it is a good bet that the shaft bushings are, too. When, and if, you get it back together, have it set up and tested on a machine if there is one in your area.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By supereal
Re: Bolts that hold battery clamp assembly

We usually make them using treaded rod stock from the hardware store. Bend a hook on the lower end and put put a washer and nut on the top.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By supereal
Re: Last of the FH V8s in the US

If you have a '54 car or truck, finding engine parts can be a struggle. We just rebuilt a '54 OHV 239 engine, and finding most parts is a challenge. We needed a water pump and pistons, and other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By supereal
Re: Thread size for '48-'52 F1 Leaf Spring U-Bolts

C&G (800) 266-0470 has them for 48-52 pickups, Order B3C-5455-A You will need four. Order nuts, as well. The U-bolts cost $7.95 each It is a very good idea to install new ones. Old ones are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,269
Posted By supereal
Re: Headbolt

The problem with "wet" head studs is often related to the use of a threading tap to clear the threads in the block, instead of a proper cleaning tap. Old cast iron is very fragile from years of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By supereal
Re: Selling a car

Check your DMV to see if they offer a "bonded title" transaction procedure when planning to license an older vehicle. This grants title for the inclusion of a specified bond amount.If, at a later...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,508
Posted By supereal
Re: Another E-Failure

At our shop we have removed many after market ignition systems that either stopped working, or began to fail. The usual cause was the poorly regulated voltage from the generator in early vehicles,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
Posted By supereal
Re: Engine Steady Rods

The "steady rods" were originally intended to reduce the usual Ford clutch "chatter. They were dropped from production, as they had little effect. Some of the outlets at the time, such as "Western...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By supereal
Re: Brake shoe grinder

About the only places that still arc (grind) brake shoes is a shop that specializes in truck brakes. If there is one in your area, they might give you a "ballpark" value.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By supereal
Re: 1948 Mercury Hood Hinge Repair

Don't waste time trying to repair hood hinges. Any fit of the hood is magnified by wear of the joints making adjustments difficult or impossible. C&G has them for $79.95 a pair (800) 266-0470. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By supereal
Re: anybody seen these?

If the inside edge of the fender is flat, it is likely for a woodie or a truck. They were somewhat rare, so many were auctioned off when a dealer closed. For someone who needs them, they are very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By supereal
Re: 11-A Distributor Thread Size

Ford used a lot of unusual thread sizes and pitches. At our shop we aways save any "left over" nuts and bolts. We have several coffee cans of them, and have been glad we did.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By supereal
Re: Center piece of windshield molding for converts and wagons

If you are looking for he small trim clips that hold the top and bottom of the windshield devision trim, I haven't found any. I needed both for my '47 convertible, and made my own. They hold both...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By supereal
Re: Early Ford V-8 Club of America

Given the GOP drive to slow mail, it is small wonder we get anything on time. I have one piece that took 62 days to arrive! Junking the high volume sorting machines is a likely culprit, as are the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By supereal
Re: Repair Manual

C&G has pages of manuals that apply to your truck. I prefer the CD form, as it is easy to look through, and you can print a copy os any pages that are needed for your jobs. They have a benefit of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By supereal
Re: 41 mostly stock 6v posted ground - adding a fan

Most electric fans draw more current than a generator can provide. Often cooling problems have less to do with the fan, and more likely to the radiator condition. Limed interior and fins that have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By supereal
Re: ‘46 pickup speedometer—notes & question

If the cable and sheath are in good condition with no kinks, and are sufficient lubricated, it is likely an internal wear problem. At our shop we send them to Bob's Speedometer, They will inspect the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,276
Posted By supereal
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

At our shop we remove the old seats with our big machine used to install new seats. You didn't mention the year of the engine. Early engines don't use separate seats. Before you use a welder or...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 PM.