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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 852
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
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Re: Condenser

The ends of the distributor shaft and the camshaft are machined with an offset so that there is only one correct way to install the distributor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 852
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: options for electronic ignition conversion on my '41

I'd try to get the stock system working first, since there's no guarantee that converting to electronic will fix the problem(s). JMTCW.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,571
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Ballast resistor.

What is the recommended guage?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: weight of 39 coupe

FWIW, the listed shipping weights were 2710 for a standard coupe and 2606 for a deluxe coupe. Subtract 500 for engine and transmission?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: 40 sedan rear ashtray(s)

That is my understanding, FWIW.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Appleton spotlight parts

You might want to post this on The Swap Meet, too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Vacuum Wiper - Holly 4bbl - electric wiper switch

My '40 has a Holley 390, and the wipers are adequately supplied from a port on the Offenhauser intake manifold. Both vehicle and wiper speed are conveniently controlled by the same pedal on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Columbia Vacuum Plate

Columbia Two Speed Parts: http://www.columbiatwospeedparts.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Columbia Vacuum Plate

FWIW, when I first installed my Columbia, I drew the vacuum from a T in the wiper supply hose. It was a little slow in shifting, but otherwise it worked fine. (I later installed a supply port in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Adding an electric fuel pump

My field expedient is a pair of vise grips to pinch the hose shut when changing the filter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Oil around spark plugs

The three problems may be related.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Columbia Two-Speed

The 1940 instructions say to adjust the clevis in the valve operating rod so that the lever depresses the plunger in the valve 1/8 to 1/4 inch when the clutch pedal is depressed to the floor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Anyone driving today

Took mine out today to break in the new spark plug wires. What a difference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: 40 Ford hood hinges

Might want to post this on The Swap Meet, too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: No spark

You might want to check the inner distributor caps to make sure everything is properly seated.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: No spark

Did new wiring include spark plug wires?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Erratic idle

Wasn't he a member of Monty Python?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: No Spark

Might be the ignition switch. Try jumping straight from the battery to the coil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: 31 Ford coupe

You might want to post this on the Model A Forum, too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: No spark

Run a wire straight from the battery to the coil, and see if it starts, If so, the coil is weak and should be replaced. Many of us have our original style coils rebuilt by Skip Haney in FL.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Then disaster struck !

On the other hand, if that doesn't work, you'll then have two small holes to fill or otherwise deal with. Something to consider.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Drain plug for large clean-out pan

They often appear on ebay, e.g., https://www.ebay.com/itm/Oil-Pan-Drain-Plug-52-C-6730-A-Ford-1939-1940-1941-1942-1947-1948/391123705570?hash=item5b10ca1ee2:g:h0IAAOSwBLlVOV-S.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By 4dFord/SC
Re: Clutch Help

Recommend Fort Wayne Clutch: https://fortwayneclutch.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
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