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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: New Gauges for 39 Deluxe

Probably not much help to you, but I just installed NVU Oil Press and Temp accessory gauges in my 41. I had an issue with the temp sensor and NVU have agreed to send me a new one to Australia - no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Stubborn Starter Drive

I have read some folks have had the newer style Bendix/barrel drive rub a little on the bell housing. I have one here and it's a little larger in diameter than the stock set up.

Might be an issue?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 55,284
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: The 1940 Ford Cutaway

I learn something every time I look at that thing. Love it!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 46 Convertible top not working

I did a 46 with a hydraulic system a little while back. The combined pump/reservoir is mounted on the firewall and is activated by a solenoid.

The switch under the dash starts the hydraulic pump...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Brake Switch Wiring Connection

They're called bullet connectors. Usually, the wires have male ends attached and connect together via a female 'tube' connector. Now you can also just get a female connector type. This is what you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,359
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1941 instrument panel

If you want to go the Christmas light route, you can work out the voltage of the light string by adding up the battery voltage.

3 batteries (at say 1.5v each) is 4.5V. Two batteries will be 3v,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,359
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1941 instrument panel

The gauge cluster is held in with four bolts that are accessed from the rear of the dash.

https://i.ibb.co/Mc3XZsX/IMG-3779.jpg (https://ibb.co/y6b3dX3)

Before removing the bolts, disconnect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 41 ford choke & Throttle Rod rubber connections

The JB my buddy did on his car looks great
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 41 ford choke & Throttle Rod rubber connections

I have a buddy that used JB on them. Looks stock and works well.

I used a hydraulic cable crimper for some yacht wire balustrading I did a while back. Worked well but left hex crimp marks on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1941 convertible backfire to carb, with video

My 41 cvt got a lot more drivable when I replaced the vacuum banjo fitting at the base of the carb. It was a vacuum leak under 'attempted' heavy acceleration. I'm pretty sure it was where the pot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Hi from Oz

G'day from sunny lockdown Melbourne.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Center piece of windshield molding for converts and wagons

like others I wound up making the one on my 'vert.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,359
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1941 instrument panel

The 41 panel can be gloomy at the best of times. I believe that the inner glass (with the numbers) was designed to be lit from the edge. I had a lot of dust and sealant in there. If you clean the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,359
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1941 instrument panel

Apols for digging up an old thread, but if anyone is interested, I'm pulling my 41 instrument cluster apart at present.

Happy to share pics if there is any appetite for 'em.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Wire splicing

Way back when I was green and simple I pulled wires on Lears, Swearingens and Gulfstreams. We were taught to crimp, not solder (or soder) unless the solder joint is mechanically supported.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,592
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1939 1940 1941 firewall wiring kidney shaped cover

Looks like the one on my 41

https://i.ibb.co/cyTfTW5/IMG-3763.jpg (https://ibb.co/3Th6hxX)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1947 back up light switch bracket

Where did you mount the camera, and more importantly, the screen?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: seat belt installation 40 Merc

Mount the short side nearest the door. They're not long enough to dangle.

It's opposite to modern cars but you'll get used to it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1941 Ford dash light dimmer switch

Ford for 41 had the new 'what the heck is going on?' (Tm) gage cluster. I'm pretty sure there is literature around some place.

I have white needles faded to ivory/grey. Mine can't get much more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1940 convertible top care and operation

Watch how the latches sit against the top when lowered. The centre one can wear a hole into the top if incorrectly positioned when down.

This happened to the previous owner of my 41. Might not be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1947 side loader trans seal replacement

I replaced the trans seals on my 41 with the box in the car, but I took the side plate off.
Space is very tight, but you can manage if you slide the pedal shaft to the side.
I think those pins are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Plastic Dash Inserts 1941 Merc

Those chrome dash trims are hard to find!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Dash lights 40 deluxe.....

As others have said, bypass the switch. Check both globes as well. They earth through the base so they won't work when you pull them out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,042
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: 1940 Ford Deluxe Voltmeter for 12 Volts

I think I see your point. If your 12V system drops to say 10V, the 6V meter will 'see' 4V.

Dropping to 8V, the 6V meter will 'see' 2V. Not exactly linear indication. More like a good/bad...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By fortyonerag
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Are you running LED brake lights by any chance? If you have LED brake lights, swap 'em back and see if the flash rate slows.

As I recall it, there are two kinds of flasher: electromechanical...
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