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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: '40 Ford carb fine tuning help needed

Thanks Phil. I have some #51 main jets. I'll try switching them out and check the power valve too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: '40 Ford carb fine tuning help needed

I'm running #50 main jets. What would be the next larger size? Also, I checked that both nozzles are squirting fuel properly and they seem to be OK.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By mcgarrett
'40 Ford carb fine tuning help needed

Stock '40 engine with about 5,000 miles since rebuild. Running correct Ford/Holley 91-99 carb. Can't seem to find the sweet spot. Starts quickly and takes throttle fine, but has slight hesitation...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Oil pressure drop

Engine only has about 6,000 miles on it since rebuild 20 years ago. I'll work on all these suggestions and get back with more details.
Thanks to all!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By mcgarrett
Oil pressure drop

At engine startup on my '40 Ford with stock engine, my oil pressure gauge reads 45+ lbs of pressure on the factory gauge and has done this for quite a few years. After driving for 20-30 minutes and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

I have a '31 Slant windshield with the correct side bowl Zenith and it seemed to run OK as far as I was concerned. A friend came across some NOS Tillotsons and gave me one. It had never been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: How to evaluate a functioning rear axle assembly

As "wmws" said, leave it alone if it's working with no detectable noises, leaks, or other issues. Change the diff lubricant, grease the bearings, and reinstall.
Forum: Early V8 07-18-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By mcgarrett
1940 Mercury clock

'40 Mercury clock in very good condition, all things considered. The chrome bezel has some defects, but it comes with a spare bezel that looks pretty good. Face and hands look nice enough for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: 40`Ford Brakes Update from 7/10 post

Brake shoe adjustment is everything before you can hope for correct pedal travel. Keep working on the adjustment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Still having issues after re-checking everything. My question seems to be going back to the way I have the flasher itself connected. If you look at the diagram attached, it appears they are using a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: drum puller

Then there's this bad boy made by Blue Point. My Dad found this at a garage sale or auction several years ago and it's a beast - probably weighs around 10 pounds! Had to modify it slightly, but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,509
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Electric fans

I would recommend that you scrounge around junk yards, ebay, old car buddies, etc. and try to locate a radiator core support bracket and corresponding air deflector (between the front bumper and core...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru - Part 2

Well, this is a little embarrassing :o but it's been a while since I've worked on or driven my '40 Ford and I completely forgot about having made some modifications a few years ago to the turn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Great information - I hadn't thought about that being the problem. I have some work to do! Thanks guys!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

A big thank you to all for the helpful tips. Just installed the brake light switch without a helper and I'm pleased to say I now have brake lights again!! :D
There's vast knowledge here at Barn!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By mcgarrett
Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Installed a period correct turn signal switch in my '40 Ford and wired it in front to work my park lamps as the signal lamps, and then spliced into the stock tail lights. 6 volt system using 6v...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

Thanks to all respondents - I think I'll try swapping out the switch without using the buddy system; the theory seems sound.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

I thought that might work but wanted to get the expertise of others before I tried it. Thanks for your tip!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By mcgarrett
Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

I had a hard time bleeding my master cylinder and and getting all the air out but finally have solid pedal, but have now discovered that my brake light switch is not working :mad:. I had silicone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By mcgarrett
Brake bleeding problems - stock '40 Ford

Having trouble getting new master cyl to bleed - nothing coming out of the master cyl while doing the pump and hold method of bleeding. Is it necessary to bench bleed it beforehand? I don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: 1936 speedometer bouncing wildly

Could be one of three things going on:
1). As has been noted - disconnect the cable, clean and lube it. Also make sure the it is sound and without damage at the ends.

2). The "turtle"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Borg Warner OD Question

Lever on the side of the transmission should be pointing to the rear and the control cable should be pushed IN when in overdrive mode. Pulling the cable OUT disables the overdrive function.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: distributor oiler how much oil?

Fill it until it won't take any more & you're done! The oil will find it's way where it needs to go. Check it every month or so, depending on how much you drive and don't let it go dry.
Happy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Rebuilt Engine Tag - Thought I'd Share

I have a Model A engine that I was told by a knowledgeable Model A guru it was likely produced as a Service Replacement block. He said the serial number indicated it was produced somewhere around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,987
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Help Me -before I go mad

I'm sure you've checked it, but you mentioned you saw some trash in the fuel bowl. Are you sure you have good, strong fuel flow with no restrictions? I have a '31 Model A that was acting the same...
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