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Old 04-03-2020, 02:48 PM   #1
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Question 1939 Ford standard condenser replacement

Hello, I have a 1939 ford standard with the 85 horsepower flathead v8 engine. I am hoping to get some advice on how the condenser is removed. I can not see a way to get to the bottom flathead screw that holds it in place. Any advice would be helpful.
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:13 PM   #2
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Hello, I have a 1939 ford standard with the 85 horsepower flathead v8 engine. I am hoping to get some advice on how the condenser is removed. I can not see a way to get to the bottom flathead screw that holds it in place. Any advice would be helpful.
Pain in the booty...
If you have an authentic coil and condenser, you'll need to remove the right hand - top bolt that goes through the condenser ground strap, the distributor and timing gear cover in to the block.
It's much easier to remove the lower radiator pan and access the bolt from the bottom.
Remove the wire to the coil as well as the two screws that hold the coil to the distributor first , then remove the aforementioned bolt.

I have found a 1/2" dedicated swivel socket - 1/4" drive and a short extension work best...
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Did this last fall by removing the coil completely from the distributor but I was replacing both the distributor and condenser at the same time. Worked for me and I felt like a 16 year old again with how I had to get limbered up to reach the two coil screws and the one distributor bolt on the condenser. This was a three bolt helmet distributor as originally equipped. Did this without removing lower radiator pan but like I said limbered up!! 1938 Deluxe Convertible Club Coupe.
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