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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,217
Posted By MGG
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

Add me to the list of believers. It freed up valves in three of my engines. (Two Ford flathead V-8s and a Case tractor).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By MGG
Re: oil change

When I was getting my 8BA running, I cranked it by hand, with the spark plugs out, until oil came out of the top boss hole. Very little mess was made that way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By MGG
Re: '36 Pickup electrical issue

I too had that plate fall out in my 34 switch before I came up with the tape trick. From memory, I think it can only go back in one way for the switch to work and with a little fiddling I figured it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By MGG
Re: '36 Pickup electrical issue

One thing I do in removing the switch unit, which helps a fumble fingers like me, is to wrap a thin piece of electrical tape around the joint before I remove the screws. This allows me to keep it all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By MGG
Re: 1934 Ford Pickup firing order

The second diagram in post #2 is showing a 37-41 distributor. For the 32-36 distributor as requested by the original poster, the firing order is the same but the inner caps are rotated 90 degrees...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 807
Posted By MGG
Re: Oil Filter Info. Needed

In the recent restoration of my 59A engine, I only found one outlet hole in the center pipe and no restrictor fittings in either end of the inlet line. I figured that the one hole was acting as the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By MGG
Re: Anyone use these drill/tap all in one?

I agree with Lawson. I have found that most "do-everything" tools don't do anything well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,363
Posted By MGG
Re: V-J Day August 15, 1945

In all fairness to 19Fordy he started out the title of the thread with August 15, 1945 and in post #2 it got changed to April 15. It got changed back to August in post 22. How does this happen?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By MGG
Re: Electronic Voltage Regulator

I installed one about 5 years ago. It works exactly as advertised as long as you install it per the instructions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By MGG
Re: 47 Truck Door Question

Could it have been tied to possibly military requirements in WWII? That was surely harder use than civilian use is. Maybe it took until 1947 for Ford to run out of stock.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By MGG
47 Truck Door Question

Just curious - Does anyone know why Ford put a metal channel around the truck door windows from 1942 - 1947? It seems contrary to their continual efforts to eliminate unnecessary items to reduce...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By MGG
Re: There must be a better way

I have wondered the same thing myself. They must have had enough people assembling the caps, wires, and loom units in a different part of the factory so that the assemblies were available at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By MGG
Truck Doors

I suspect that the Ford truck doors from 1938 through 1947 are interchangeable. I mean hinges to hinges, dovetails, latches, widows, cab match-up, etc. I know about the subtle difference in the 38...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By MGG
Re: ANYONE?? Class, class ANYONE???

I use a Battery Tender Junior and have the pigtails attached to the 6 volt battery terminals. I plug it in occasionally when the battery has been sitting. It is a good indicator of when the battery...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By MGG
Re: Floor shift in 53 f-100

My father built the dump box. It has a Gar-Wood lift mechanism consisting of two curved, cast rails attached to the bed and two rollers attached to a tee off of the cylinder which pushed the bed up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By MGG
Re: Floor shift in 53 f-100

My 47 dump must be a truck then. It has a 4 speed, a 3 speed Brown-Lipe axilliary, a 2-speed rear end, 2 levers that work the hydraulic bed lift cylinder, a lever to open the tail gate, and an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By MGG
Re: Hand crank repair

I crank my 40 once in a while. It does start very easily with about a third of a turn. You have to know how though, so you do not get hurt if something goes wrong. It helps if it is warmed up. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By MGG
Re: Bobs Classic Auto Glass

I can vouch for Sanders Auto Glass in Vancouver Washington. In the past couple of months I have used them for 2 Ford pickup door windows. They provided good quality and service. They have many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By MGG
Re: OT June 6

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,309
Posted By MGG
Re: Help with Identifying a part

I always start with the crank almost straight up with my body in front of the left fender. I pull 1/4 turn and if it does not start I do it again. This way if the engine yanks the crank out of my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,309
Posted By MGG
Re: Help with Identifying a part

My 59ab V-8 starts very easily with the hand crank. 1/4 turn pulling up as stated above. I have done it several times. It helps if the engine is warmed up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By MGG
Re: No fire

I second rotorwrenchs' sugestion to check the wiring. I had a break in the wire from the resistor to the coil in my 47.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,500
Posted By MGG
Re: New Guy Old Truck

I would try to duplicate the set-up you have on the driver's side. Most auto parts stores should have the rubber bends you would need and the straight piece can be obtained from a muffler shop....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By MGG
Re: Window Channel

I am also having the same issue with the vertical channels on my 39. Is there any type of "lube" you can use to make the windows slide up and down easier?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,500
Posted By MGG
Re: New Guy Old Truck

One thing I would not skimp on is the wiring. It is too important. I have used both Sacramento Vintage Ford and Tyree Harris with success. There is much information on wiring here if you do a...
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