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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Alameda Swap Meet Oct 17

When: Saturday October 17th, 2019
6:00 am to 3:00 pm
At the former Alameda Naval Air Station
2151 Ferry Point #77
Alameda, CA
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Antique Auto Radiator Repair and Restoration

Alan, TonyM, wga;

Just FYI, Went to Panky’s yesterday...they no longer do automotive radiators, and
San Leandro Radiator has closed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1941 Pickup Interior Install Help

quik, thanks so much for posting these instruction. I have been planning my windlace installation in my 41 pickup as well and been picking the collective brain here on the Ford Barn. Since my truck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 40 Ford LED tailights

I use this third brake light in my 1936 6 volt and it works great also supports blinkers.

https://www.brakelighter.com/category-s/100.htm
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: '36 5 window, Wiper ARM installation

Place the cover over the spring, then push it up to compress the spring and put the upper end of the cover over the post. You have to tilt the arm out to be able to get the angle on the chrome cover...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Few NOS items ?

Could it be for an aftermarket overdrive? like Mitchell or Borg Warner. Maybe the cable was long so it could be trimmed to the appropriate length for the application. Although the T handle sounds a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Helmet distributor 12 volt options?

Skip's email.

skip@fordsrus.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Shock kit for a 35 coupe

I used the Pete and Jakes shock kit on the front of my 1941 1/2 ton pickup. Easy bolt on except for the shackle studs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,168
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Shop ruined my '48 radiator tanks

I like to hand or recommend to younger people the book "Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work". It is an interesting read and has opened a few eyes. In fact a co-worker at a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: hubcaps?

What kind of wheel? OEM steelie? Check Vintique Wheels, they have some to fit various models they sell, maybe they would have something that would work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,225
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1940 ford sportsman?

Looking at the work you do, if anyone could build one I think it might be you. Is this next on your to do list?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Shocks are bottomed out

I had the same issue with my 1941 1/2 ton.

Check Pete and Jakes hot rod tube shocks, they worked on my front end. They are available in a short, (7.25"/11.25"), or long, (9.25"/14.25"), version....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,597
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: What'this overdrive 1934

I see there is some new activity here. I am attaching a document I came across in my research that will hopefully answer a lot of the questions in this thread...

It shows pictures of an entire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 46 pickup tube shock conversion advice

If the eye of the shock and mount do not match, there are also metal sleeves which can be inserted into the shock eye, again available in the misc hardware bin at you auto parts store. I did not have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 46 pickup tube shock conversion advice

You may also need to make a modification for the lower mount, usually a shackle kit with extended bolts. Easiest answer for shocks would probably be the Pete and Jakes tube shocks available at many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Door lock jiggles open using outside handle?

1941 Ford 1/2 ton pickup. It would seem that with a few jiggles of the outside door handle, my drivers side door can be unlocked. As I jiggle the outside handle, I can see the inside handle move...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1935 coupe overflow tank recommendations

First, be very careful pressurizing your stock radiator, they are not designed for that and you could ballon your tanks, or worse yet bust a seam. There is a pressure valve available that keeps it to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: care cover

To answer your question, I just replaced a cover I have been using outside. I bought my new one from Empire Car Covers. The cover I received seems pretty well made. But...I live in California and I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1940/41 Ford 1/2 Ton Windlace installation?

Anyone remember how many drive nails per side? I see 6 holes per side in the A pillar, I know there are some behind the kick panels, but not sure how many above the windows and down the backside of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Suggestions on Battery Cut off switch

koates, could you elaborate on the switch you used, pictures if you have them maybe? I am very interested. In an emergency, it would be best if the shutoff is accessible from the drivers seat
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1940 pickup carpeting?

This link might help if you decide to do it yourself:
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1941 1/2 Ton dimensions?

Perfection. Thanks to each of you for your assistance.

The Ford Barn, a truly collaborative and helpful place.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
1941 1/2 Ton dimensions?

Does anyone have a drawing with the dimensions like this:

I am trying to compare the 1941 1/2 ton to the F-1.

Looking at covers, and most companies don't go back farther than the F-1 in terms...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: 1940 pickup carpeting?

Bought inexpensive black loop carpet at Home Depot and cut my own. doesn't have binding, but very easy to cut to shape. There are some products you can find online to bind the edges. Otherwise custom...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By CaliforniaBorn36
Re: Speedometer needle

Another option for testing accuracy, if you have a smartphone, is a speedometer app. The speedo in my 1941 Ford 1/2 ton pickup is about 25% slow, so the cheap short term fix is to use an app.
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