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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

Thanks. I'm just playing and learning. I can't seem to unscrew the pointer and seal nut. They unscrew and then jam??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Noise in 2nd gear 39 Transmission

The tranny in my '39 peekup had a loud noise. Turns out the uni cups were loose and the uni was rubbing/wearing the cups. It also was a 35 tranny. I replaced it with a 39 tranny with Van's grea5 help...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: 32 Dash Knob replacement

try Keith Lee: knobsoup@gmail.com He does magnificent workmanship
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: hunting a ghost problem in my '47

Put a magnet on the bottom of the gas tank near the outlet
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Hammering on an Ol'Truck......

thanks. I try. Currently messing with the shocks. Next is the spring lubrication challenge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

I have flushed out the shock 6 times using Evaporust. I still get tiny black flakes of rust. The grinding is gone, but there is not much resistance to the arm motion. Does the valve and stem just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: First 100 Miles!!! Or a touch more. My '39 Pickup

wonderful looking truck. mine is the same color except wrinkled anc rusty and full of chickens, trunks and lose parts and a rubber chicken.

l'll try and post a photo.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Moose And The Mercury

Love your old MERC. I had a 54 Monterey. glad you are OK
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

Does anyone ever flush out a shock. if it is dry, I understand it is probably shot. If it is closed is there any need to flush? I found one of my extras is a left rear for my 39, but when I move...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

Next challenge is balancing the shocks and increasing the resistance. This morning the pickup failed his “Bounce and return test.”
I have approval from Fordbarn to adjust the shock needles. To...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

shocks are full and don't leak. I got them from here and there. If I found a stronger one, I swapped it in place. During set up, i move the pointers on all four to the factories' chisel mark. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

thanks. Not picking, but what is the reason for moving the pointer a small amount at a time, please. I have marked where we started and I'd like to move the pointer significantly toward increase....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

Ms. Sandy helped me with the bounce test. I was the bouncer person and she the safety officer. She was not impressed with an 83 years young bouncing of the bumpers and yelling "Giddy-up!)

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Shock tester

I see no chisel marks on my A shocks. I guess this feature came around in the eV-8era
Prayers for fire fighters and first responders
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

thanks. do all four need to be the same?

Can I use the bounce test to check changes? Meaning climb on the bumpers and bounce the car at the corners? I'm still too stiff and tired to dismount the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Clem Clement
adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

I have the shock heads with the pointer and chisel mark for adjusting. What does "increase" and "increase" mean." Increase the amount of dampening?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Hornwire polarity

It is about 6 inches long make of beaver board. It has a fuse and the covered coil of nichrome wire and 2 terminals. I think the metal cover is a shield from the hot wire.

PM me at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Hornwire polarity

Some where I reported that the horn is working. The fuse in the voltage rheostat had a loose end and a hair line crack.

please remind me of what that thing is for?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,474
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

One time I called them. Nothing happened. I lose a lot of paint
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: seat belt installation 40 Merc

What keeps the belt from hanging down outside the driver door when not is use?
Thanks all
Clem
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: 1935 1936 windshield regulator

there was a guy who recast the gears. Nice Job. In Ohio I believe. what part do you need?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: 9/11

May God bless all involved event who lost there lives or are sick from the rescue or recovery efforts
Clem
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By Clem Clement
seat belt installation 40 Merc

I'm planning to put seat belts in my 40 Merc convert sedan. what manufacturer of belts should I use? Where do I drill; drill between the frame in a clear space? Same for back seats? I haven't done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,108
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Wildfire evacuation

be strong and safe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 995
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Hydraulic Brakes 39 Ford.

What is a speed bleeder, please?
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