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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,844
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Wiring Dash and instrument cluster 1940

Thanks Mercman. I think I know what I did wrong...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,559
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: shipping frustration

Lots of shippers are suffering from the reduced amount of domestic and international air travel.

Items that were once subject to air uplift are now being handled by road or rail. This is creating...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: A Christmas Story

I double dog dare ya!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: No politics

Thanks for the great resource Ryan. Much respect.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 39 coupe headers

Reds can provide a complete system if you ask 'em.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,477
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: headers vs duals

I put a set of Reds on my 41. Fitted nicely, but make sure you know if you have forward control rods (?) or not, as they will be in the way if you order the wrong set.

Red's can supply the entire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: lowering a '41

Get the rear spring reset (and reversed eyes) to the height you want. You can take leafs out of the spring, but I like the stock ride.

A lotta folks will tell you longer shackles will lower the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Length Limit for Priority Mail Shipping

It's not about the weight it could have carried, but the space it takes up.

In Australia, bulky items are assessed to have a notional density of 250kg/cubic metre. Similar processes in the US.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Length Limit for Priority Mail Shipping

Part of the delay comes from less passenger flights. Less flights to uplift parcels, more via other means (surface).

UPS and Fedex aren't so affected as they run their own airfreight.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: voltage control for gauges

Not sure on this, but each seem to be made for a single guage only.

What do you have in mind?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Changeing water temp sensor question

^^^^^I'll try it out. Many thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Changeing water temp sensor question

I installed an aftermarket oil and temp gauge. What I found was the new temp sender unit was considerably smaller that the stock unit and after the adaptor around it, I'm not sure it even gets wet!
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Convex mirror

^^^^Very true.

It's a choice between not seeing things in their correct perspective vs not seeing them at all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Convex mirror

Ditto. I put them on the 41 so I could see around the car when the top was up (with the small back window).

Nothing will help with the stock mirror location on the passenger side of the 41...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Convex mirror

Convex mirrors are a great idea. I used stick ons that were the same diameter as the side mirrors. Many choices on eBay. They look quite natural. I ran sealant around the edge so that the elements...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: '41 - '48 Convertible door garnish

The windscreen centrepiece is a solid structural piece on the convertible (at least on my 41). I understand the closed car has a different molding in the centre.

I recently chromed the moldings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,887
Posted By fortyonerag
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1950 sedan dash wiring

Remove the seat, heater, radio and glovebox. Also, disconnect the pedal rods. You should be able to work comfortably then. If not, you can always drop the dash then.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Carbon on porcelin of plugs,flathead V8

I recently had a fan belt issue and that resulted in black deposits all over the exterior porcelain.

Interior porcelain will be mixture related
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Good day, ended with a laugh

Always a good idea to keep the red bottles current, and they're not really that expensive.

I like to carry one in the car - helped a bloke stop a truck fire from catching a while back.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Soldering iron

Melt some solder onto the tip of the iron while holding it against the job. The melted solder will act as a heat conductor and help melt the joint.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Oil filter

My 41 marks its territory just fine with 20w/50
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: solenoid

Way back when I was a green and simple auto elec, it was not uncommon to see bad terminals in solenoids when you were rebuilding starters.

Slow cranking suggests you have a corrosion induced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1940 ford headers

Ditto for Red's
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By fortyonerag
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