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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Needed - photo of "correct" 1940 Ford factory heater switch

Thanks, Holeshot. Appreciate the quick reply. The photos shown in the link confirm that my switch must be the '46-'48 variety. I'll just go with it for now and hope I can find the real deal at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By mcgarrett
Needed - photo of "correct" 1940 Ford factory heater switch

I have a switch that I was told was correct, but I would appreciate it if someone has a photo of theirs they would be willing to post here on the Barn. Thanks in advance!
Mike in Texas
Forum: Model-T 03-08-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 864
Posted By mcgarrett
Allen HCCT

Pretty nice unit overall; needs to have magnets re-charged and check wiring to make sure all connections are correct. Can pick up at Chickasha swap meet on Friday. For some reason I cannot upload...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Early 1928 left hand tail light wiring

Thanks, guys - that's exactly what I needed to know! :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By mcgarrett
Early 1928 left hand tail light wiring

Helping a friend with an early '28 with wiring. His car has the forged iron tail light bracket that bolts to the lower rear of the body. Our question is, does the wiring harness use some kind of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Holley 94 jetting question

Rotorwrench,
You got me to thinking about something else I've noticed recently. I'm hearing a buzzing noise that sound like it's coming from the distributor. Only notice it, at idle. I'm wondering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Holley 94 jetting question

Thanks for all the helpful feedback. The carb that came on the 1940 85 hp flathead is the 91-99 model and works like most of the others except for the absence of a vacuum port. I understand the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: ballast resistor/circuit breaker questions.

Ballast resistor reduces current to 4 volts to the points to prevent them from burning out too quickly. The circuit breaker protects the wiring harness in case of a short circuit - the grandfather...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Holley 94 jetting question

Thanks Alan. I'll adjust idle mixture screws and check for vacuum leaks as you suggest.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By mcgarrett
Holley 94 jetting question

I have a Holley 94 on my 1940 Tudor. Car runs fine, but I have noticed that when starting cold it needs a lot of choke. Throttle responds normally once warmed up.
I have notice that once warmed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Wrong fuel pump?

As Flatjack says, it will work just fine - aesthetically, it looks wrong on your car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Early '28 Model A - possible AR?

A big help with all the info received - thanks to all for responding. The good news is it's another Model A being pulled from a barn and back on the road again!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By mcgarrett
Early '28 Model A - possible AR?

A few days ago I visited with an elderly man near me that has purchased what migh be an early '28 Model A 4 door Blindback. Right off the bat I noticed the red hard-rubber steering wheel. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,108
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Water Pump

Just to clarify my comments, I don't toss any head mounted water pumps! They definitely are kept and recycled i.e., they can even be re-used on Model A's with slight modifications.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,108
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Water Pump

I know what you mean about being a pack rat and tossing anything that looks like a vintage Ford part. I installed a pair of new pumps from Speedway a couple of years ago and can forget about water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,665
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Marvel Carburetor

Hey Jon,
Nice looking carb. I had been running the correct side bowl Zenith on my '31 Slant Windshield, but a friend gave me a new old stock Tillotson. I decided to try it to see if it performed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: 3.55 rear end ratio

Might want to check with Van Pelt Sales on that question. http://www.vanpeltsales.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
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: 699
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: 699
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: 414
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: 414
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: 1,155
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: 830
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: 135
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...
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