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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
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: 54
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: 40`Ford Brakes Update from 7/10 post

Brake shoe adjustment is everything before you can hope for correct pedal travel. Keep working on the adjustment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Still having issues after re-checking everything. My question seems to be going back to the way I have the flasher itself connected. If you look at the diagram attached, it appears they are using a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: drum puller

Then there's this bad boy made by Blue Point. My Dad found this at a garage sale or auction several years ago and it's a beast - probably weighs around 10 pounds! Had to modify it slightly, but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,120
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Electric fans

I would recommend that you scrounge around junk yards, ebay, old car buddies, etc. and try to locate a radiator core support bracket and corresponding air deflector (between the front bumper and core...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru - Part 2

Well, this is a little embarrassing :o but it's been a while since I've worked on or driven my '40 Ford and I completely forgot about having made some modifications a few years ago to the turn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Great information - I hadn't thought about that being the problem. I have some work to do! Thanks guys!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

A big thank you to all for the helpful tips. Just installed the brake light switch without a helper and I'm pleased to say I now have brake lights again!! :D
There's vast knowledge here at Barn!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By mcgarrett
Another turn signal question...need advice from electrical guru

Installed a period correct turn signal switch in my '40 Ford and wired it in front to work my park lamps as the signal lamps, and then spliced into the stock tail lights. 6 volt system using 6v...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

Thanks to all respondents - I think I'll try swapping out the switch without using the buddy system; the theory seems sound.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

I thought that might work but wanted to get the expertise of others before I tried it. Thanks for your tip!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By mcgarrett
Installing brake switch on 1940 master cylinder

I had a hard time bleeding my master cylinder and and getting all the air out but finally have solid pedal, but have now discovered that my brake light switch is not working :mad:. I had silicone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By mcgarrett
Brake bleeding problems - stock '40 Ford

Having trouble getting new master cyl to bleed - nothing coming out of the master cyl while doing the pump and hold method of bleeding. Is it necessary to bench bleed it beforehand? I don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: 1936 speedometer bouncing wildly

Could be one of three things going on:
1). As has been noted - disconnect the cable, clean and lube it. Also make sure the it is sound and without damage at the ends.

2). The "turtle"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Borg Warner OD Question

Lever on the side of the transmission should be pointing to the rear and the control cable should be pushed IN when in overdrive mode. Pulling the cable OUT disables the overdrive function.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: distributor oiler how much oil?

Fill it until it won't take any more & you're done! The oil will find it's way where it needs to go. Check it every month or so, depending on how much you drive and don't let it go dry.
Happy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Rebuilt Engine Tag - Thought I'd Share

I have a Model A engine that I was told by a knowledgeable Model A guru it was likely produced as a Service Replacement block. He said the serial number indicated it was produced somewhere around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,559
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Help Me -before I go mad

I'm sure you've checked it, but you mentioned you saw some trash in the fuel bowl. Are you sure you have good, strong fuel flow with no restrictions? I have a '31 Model A that was acting the same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,035
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: Question: 1940 Ford Radiators.

Flathead radiator upper and lower tanks did not have the necessary built-in reinforcement to withstand any pressurization.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: front axle

The radius rod/spring perch bolts determine the king pin angle, so can be installed either way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,308
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: What is the hardest Model A accessory to find

I was thinking a Model A Ruckstell overdrive transmission would be the holy grail.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: White residue on Model B fuel pump

Glass bead blasting works well too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: White residue on Model B fuel pump

Glass bead blasting works very well too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,308
Posted By mcgarrett
Re: What is the hardest Model A accessory to find

How about a Ruxtell Overdrive transmission for the Model A?
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