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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: '47 bucking and stalling, ammeter won't work

Correct and yes, we'll begin there with proper testing equipment we didn't have on the road.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: '47 bucking and stalling, ammeter won't work

Generator update:
Pulled the generator off the car and bench tested it. No problem. Pulled the end off and checked brushes and they were fine. So will re install the gen. and checking all wiring,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: '47 bucking and stalling, ammeter won't work

Load tested the battery. Registered 6V, and then under load it dropped to 5.5
Generator is coming out and going on the bench for a look see on Thurs. I come back with an update.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: '47 bucking and stalling, ammeter won't work

JSeery that makes sense to me. I think the ignition needs only 4 Volts to operate but guessing more at the plugs after it goes though the coil.
The ammeter has never worked on the cars and not sure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: 1947 back up light switch bracket

The photos help a lot. I'll be ordering that part from C&G and hopefully the switch should install early. I'll just have to wire it in. The one if the photo is somewhat different than the one that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: 1947 back up light switch bracket

Meric42, that would be fantastic. I appreciate it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: '47 bucking and stalling, ammeter won't work

Thank you guys for both comments.
It is an induction ammeter with the wire passing over it which activates the ammeter. We did not have a volt ohm meter to test it on the tour but used a test...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: 1947 back up light switch bracket

Merc42 thank you. That is a simple bracket and hard to believe someone reproduces it. I will check out support that holds the shift arm to see if I can imaging how it fits.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Exclamation '47 bucking and stalling, ammeter won't work

My '47 convertible is at it again. Have taken care of the fuel system so the car starts and runs well. But on a tour yesterday it bucked and stalled going up even a minor hill.
Ammeter does not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Exclamation 1947 back up light switch bracket

I have acquired a back up light switch for my '47. It is a plunger type that mounts with a bracket, so I am told, on the steering column. I am looking for the bracket. A couple photos might help...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

Thanks for the discussions. Actually that's the set up in my car. The knob is very easily turned in place with thumb and index finger as you described. Not an issue at all. The bail for the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

Gary in La. Thanks for that help. Any idea why the plug was in that hole? Guessing the hole was there specifically for the antenna, IF it were purchased as an accessory.
I have the lever arm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

So a correction here on the placement of my "47 antenna. Let me be more accurate. The antenna comes through the windshield header and through the lower portion of the convertible top hold down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

Thanks for the response thus far. I do own the 41-48 Ford book and have found it very helpful. I did notice the cowl antenna mount.
My antenna is mounted through the center strip between the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Exclamation 1947 convertible radio antenna

Hi guys. I am making progress on getting 'things' sorted out on my restored '47 convertible, thanks in part to you guys on FordBarn who have been helpful in steering me in the right direction as I...
Forum: Model-A 08-09-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Exclamation Engine stand adapter

looking for an engine stand adapter that fits on side of Model A block.
Thanks,
David
Joanne.w.white@gmail.com
207-590-0180
Forum: Early V8 07-19-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Exclamation Piston Knurling Machine

Looking for a Piston Knurling Machine. This is used for knurling the piston skirts to essentially expand the skirt and tighten up a sloppy piston.
Thanks.
David
207-590-0180...
Forum: Model-A 07-13-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 542
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Exclamation Piston knurling machine

Looking for a Piston Knurling Machine that is used to expand the skirt diameter of pistons.
Thanks.
Please call: 207-590-0180
or email
joanne.w.white@gmail.com
Forum: Model-A 07-10-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Exclamation Model A TIrs

European Classic Tires for sale. Diamond tread design.
19" and 21" black walls.
$105. free shipping for limited time.
Add tubes $15. and full flaps $15.
Thanks,
David
207-590-0180...
Forum: Early V8 07-10-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Exclamation 600-16" and 650-16" black wall tires

Now selling 600-16" and 650-16" black wall tires from European Classic Tires.
Limited time free shipping. $125.
Include tubes, $15. and full flaps $15.
White walls coming soon.
Also selling...
Forum: Model-A 05-22-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Thumbs up 5 new 19" tires BW

I have 5 brand new 19" black wall tires. European Classics.
Diamond tread pattern, 4 ply.
Customer ordered White wall and was shipped black walls. My loss your gain.
$95.ea. Total $475.
Must be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: starting problem after sitting 1947

Ok, back to the car this afternoon and found the sed bowl seeping gas. So will first try the glass bowl sanding to make it flat and check the gasket. It is cork and I too like them better.
The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: starting problem after sitting 1947

Tubman, thanks for that comment. Other guys have mentioned that. My question is where does it leak, around the power valve or through it? Is there a check valve in it that fails?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Re: starting problem after sitting 1947

All good info, thanks. I do use the cork sed bowl gasket. The rubber ones I have seen swell up once they have come in contact with gas.
New power valve went in with carb rebuild. Checked it to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By cabrioletgalaxie
Exclamation starting problem after sitting 1947

So after cleaning my carb and finding a sliver of metal in the gross jet the car would start and run well. Turned it off and started it half hour later and it ran fine.
Tried starting it after...
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