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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By benji
condenser

What is condenser part # for 59A engine and where can I find?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By benji
Re: Adjusting mechanical brakes on 36 ford car

Are the open and closed type front brake drums for 36 passenger car interchangeable with out modifications?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By benji
Re: Adjusting mechanical brakes on 36 ford car

I adjusted as David G suggested and now have over 1/2 pedal. Car is stopping good and is straight. I had to maximize pedal and rear rod clevis adjustments to get this. Will be looking to replace...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By benji
Re: Adjusting mechanical brakes on 36 ford car

Thanks for help. I have straightened bent rods and am following the steps suggested.
Hope to finish soon but it's so hot I must pace myself.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By benji
Adjusting mechanical brakes on 36 ford car

I have adjusted rods and shoes but pedal goes almost to floor and hand brake will not hold. My question is , if I adjust the hand brake , will there be more distance from the pedal to the floor?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,689
Posted By benji
Re: Removing old running board covers?

I used a propane torch to remove rubber. Tried on top directly to rubber and made a gummy mess, then went to bottom and heated metal, result, the rubber was easy to scrape off with a putty knife.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,349
Posted By benji
Re: Rear Spring Shackle Stud Replacement

The hardest part for me was getting the metal sleeve out. I used a torch to melt the rubberized crud, then the sleeve was loosened enough to drive out with a chizle and punch. I found I couldn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By benji
radio wiring 1936

How is the wiring run for a 1936 radio. The wiring diagram in the 1935-36 Ford Book does not show this.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By benji
Re: removing old vinyl top

Thats the way I did mine. The hardest part is getting groove clean-takes alot of time to get hardened adhesive out of groove-used different sized screwdrivers. When I put new rubber in , I used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,634
Posted By benji
Re: Bypass the Resistor?

I had similar problem with my 36-ran great for first 15 min, then rough and would not start until engine cooled down for about 30 min. Engine is rebuilt 59A with modern coil that was installed with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By benji
Re: Need help on removing orig frt shackles on 40 cpe

Had same problem with 36. I found after alot of trials, if you heat up with torch enough to melt packing fiber, the bolt can be hammered out. You will know when to hammer when you see smoke and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By benji
Re: shackle removal 36

I got the sleeves out using sawzall, air hammer chisle, penetrating oil, lg screwdriver/ball pien hammer-next time will be much easier since this experience. The new Pete & Jakes shackles with ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By benji
Re: shackle removal 36

No, the metal jacket did not come out, I'm going to try hacksaw blade or air hammer chisle this morning. Thanks, Benji
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By benji
Re: shackle removal 36

Problem solved. Heat and burn old shackle inner packing material with propane torch-it wasn's rubber, has fiberous consistancy like roping. I tried hammering, chiseling, penetrating oil,air hammer,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By benji
shackle removal 36

I am having trouble removing rear shackles on 36 5w coupe. Can't find sweet spot to release pressure so bolts will come out. I have car sitting on jackstands, rear wheels are off ground, using KR...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By benji
Re: 35 coupe dome light

I replaced my 36 coupe dome light switch with Mac's #A13771SW. It was easy to install, fits good and works great. Benji
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,661
Posted By benji
Re: Pics of '39 hubcap restoration

i need to do resto on my 36 caps also. Please , where do I find a "straw wheel buffer" ? My buffer has a cotton bonnet. Also, what polishing compound did you use? Thanks Benji
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,225
Posted By benji
Re: faulty ammeter?

I turned lights on and blew the horn with engine off and the needle does not move. I will check out the guage. Thanks Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,225
Posted By benji
faulty ammeter?

On my 36 , 6 volt, the ammeter guage never shows on the + side. While driving with nothing else on, the guage stays dead center, neither pos or neg. When I turn lights on it reads on the negative...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By benji
Re: trunk lid lock adjustment 36

I was unable to get enough slack out adjusting the handle mech. thanks. I'm going to try welding to bottom of striker.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By benji
Re: trunk lid lock adjustment 36

yes, the lid has both, top and bottom rubber.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By benji
trunk lid lock adjustment 36

The trunk lid on my 36 coupe will lock, but bangs up and down-there's 1/4 inch play. The rubber weatherseal on top and bottom are new. I have removed the bottom catch, 2 bolts, but there's no way I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By benji
Question 36 window channel installation

Do I have to remove windows to install window channels in doors of 36 coupe?
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