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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,642
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: gasoline

I drove my 1939 Ford Pickup last August to a hardware store. I made it about halfway home before it stopped. I had to have it towed home. I did some research and think it was a vapor lock. I did some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: Horn relay wiring

The picture on the right that JSeery sent is what I have. I did a continuity check and the two spring tension connectors have a positive movement of my meter. The two slip type connectors also have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By ktgarcia
Question Horn relay wiring

I bought a NORS horn relay for my 1939 Ford Pickup. There are four posts on the back. Two have what I would call a slip type connection. The other two have a bar that has tension where a wire post...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By ktgarcia
Question Temperature gauge

I have two temperature gauges (NOS I believe) that have the protection wrap around the copper line. The red liquid starts in the middle of the gauge which is indicated by the scale at about 160...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: Horn wiring

Thanks for the info. I'll use some of your suggestions to see if the horn is truly working.
On a side note:
I took the truck out today ensuring that my vapor lock/coil problem was solved. I only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By ktgarcia
Question Horn wiring

I bought a wiring harness for my 1939 Pickup. I hooked up the wire that goes to the horn, but all I get is a noise. Thus, I know there is power going to the horn. After doing some reading, it appears...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: Starting my Pickup

Thanks for the tips. I have a spare coil that has been rebuilt and I will go get a 6-volt condenser as a start. I appreciate the help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By ktgarcia
Starting my Pickup

I drove my 39 Pickup two weeks ago and on the way home had to pull over. I believe that was because of a vapor lock. The next day, the truck started right up and I started looking for solutions to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,418
Posted By ktgarcia
Vapor lock question

I have contacted some FordBarn members and read most of the comments about installing an electric fuel pump to compensate for the vapor lock that can occur while using just the mechanical fuel pump. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: 1939 Pickup Headlight buckets

I had two buckets that had a solid stud to attach them to the fender. However, once I was ready to install them, I didn't see or remember how the wires could get to the inside part of the fender. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: 1939 Pickup Maiden Voyage

Thank you all for your responses. I did some additional playing around and think I have the files reduced in size. If this doesn't work, I will try the software that some of you had mentioned. Thanks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By ktgarcia
Question 1939 Pickup Maiden Voyage

I finally have mostly completed my 1939 Pickup and took it on its maiden voyage today. I wanted to send a few pictures to show how it turned out. However, when I tried to upload 4 pictures, I got the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,605
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: 36 hubcap restoration

I just finished getting my center hubcap covers on. After drilling the hole on the back side to use my compressor to blow them off, I was able to work on them. When I tried to get the centers back...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,394
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: 1938-39 Truck Cab details

Once you get to the grill, there is a difference. The 1938 grille has a three piece center with curved trim and a V-8 at the top. The 1939 grille has a one piece center with flat trim and no V-8 on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: Wiring with voltage regulator

Thanks for the replys. I will try and finish up my wiring today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By ktgarcia
Question Wiring with voltage regulator

I am finishing up wiring on my 1939 Pickup. The wiring harness I purchased shows has a YB (Yellow Black) wire connecting from the generator to one side of the single fuse block.

However, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,109
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: 1939 1/2 Ton Trivia a.k.a. "More Stuff We Can't Figure Out"

My 1939 Pickup has a bracket with a large spring attached to it. That is what supports the hood. However, I saw a ranch truck that had a straight support that has a catch that you have to release to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By ktgarcia
Question Rivets for grill trim

I am looking for a source for the rivets that hold on the stainless trim around my 1939 Pickup grill. I was able to get an old one out, and it is hollow on the inside. I am assuming that the hollow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: Starting my flathead

All gauges, except the ammeter, are powered by a common circuit. As you report problems with more than one gauge, check the feed to the gauges for proper voltage, and the various senders for good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By ktgarcia
Starting my flathead

I have been having trouble posting my text to the forum.

I was able to successfully start my flathead last Saturday and again today. I have to do some carburator adjustments, but it is running.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,546
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: Starting my rebuilt flathead

Thanks for all of your input. To let you all know, I successfully fired up the flathead last Saturday. I had a small oil leak at the top of the oil cannister which I believe I now have fixed. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,546
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: Starting my rebuilt flathead

I am still working part time and don't have a lot of time mid-week. Hot August Nights is in Reno this week and I am going to the swap meet and the see the cars and trucks. Hopefully, I will get to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,546
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: Starting my rebuilt flathead

Thanks so much for all the advice. There are several mentioned methods that sound good to me. The oil pump was not packed with vasoline so that method is out for me but wished I had asked the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,546
Posted By ktgarcia
Re: Starting my rebuilt flathead

The engine was stored without oil after the dyno run. I put in new oil, about two weeks ago. I also added water to the radiator, and fixed the water leaks (temperature gage, hose, and heater...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,546
Posted By ktgarcia
Question Starting my rebuilt flathead

My flathead was rebuilt and put on a dyno 3 years ago and run. I am very close to trying to start it for the first time while it is in my 1939 pickup. I haven't turned it over at all since it was run...
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