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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By 47COE
Re: red keyed 12-24 volt battery cut off switch

This has 1000 amp surge and 185 continuous. Should easily do the job.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By 47COE
Re: red keyed 12-24 volt battery cut off switch

125 amps doesn't seem like enough. It is common for the switch to have a continuous rating and an intermittent rating. See if the one you are looking at has the intermittent rating listed. As for 6...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By 47COE
Re: 1952 Ford COE hydrulic control question

I have a 41 COE with dump bed. Don't know how much might have changed between 41 and 52.

The PTO is a drive shaft off of the truck 4 speed transmission that has a PTO output. The PTO is engaged or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By 47COE
Re: '39 COE truck oil filter search

That oil filter business was quite a hassle for me too. When I got my truck in 1974 it had a Purolator P50. Long extinct even 40 years ago. The cross from the P50 at the parts store wouldn't fit at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By 47COE
Re: New '39 COE owner questions

Here's a little better view of the horn bracket.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,332
Posted By 47COE
Re: About to start a flathead V8

Your car will run fine with a 6 volt system. Only reason to switch to 12 volt would be that you want to run some 12 volt devices.

The 47 uses a rabbit ears distributor cap. I tried switching to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By 47COE
Re: New '39 COE owner questions

Finally got a chance to get a photo of the COE horn. It is mounted to the top of the right frame rail, directly under the floor where a passenger's feet would be.

Not easy to get a good photo...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By 47COE
Re: New '39 COE owner questions

I rewired my COE using a pickup wiring harness as a starting point. In general, wires going in front of the COE firewall will need to be shorter than a pickup or non-COE truck, while wires going to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,611
Posted By 47COE
Re: Before and After Photos

Before and a couple of afters of my truck:


Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,652
Posted By 47COE
Re: No start at gas station

Are you getting spark at the plugs?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By 47COE
Re: There arose such a clatter

I found out about that the hard way too. With the COE's reduced clearance and fan shroud, I hadn't noticed that lube screw. Some years ago, the fan shaft seized and I had no choice but to learn about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 16,225
Posted By 47COE
Re: Great northern route 2

Here's Frank's car on the concourse field at Salem's Riverfront park.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,185
Posted By 47COE
Re: Bob Drake locking gas cap

In my case, my COE gas cap worked its way loose and fell off. Because the filler is on the passenger side I didn't notice it right away. By the time I did notice it some bugs had got into the gas...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,037
Posted By 47COE
Re: White Fords

The Queen's car for the 1939 Portland Rose Festival was white. And still is. See the photos.


Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,034
Posted By 47COE
Re: Fuel/Gas Tank "Restoration"

I have used the POR-15 kit on 3 tanks with good results. Plan on spending an entire day to do a tank.

To dry the tank, I ran a vacuum hose through the gauge opening with the end of the hose at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,447
Posted By 47COE
Re: Overheating and fed up....

You can get a NAPA kit (BK 7001006) to test for combustion gases in the coolant. It's a quick easy test and cost is under $50.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By 47COE
Re: 59 AB with a helmet distributor

Years ago I got a Pertronix for my 59ab 6 volt positive ground truck. It started great and ran great. Until it didn't. The Pertronix module had failed. Fortunately in my driveway. It was replaced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By 47COE
Re: 1992 Portland Roaster Show Photos or Video

The Portland Roadster show contracts with a photographer to get photos of all entries and awards. They probably had a similar arrangement in 1993.

You could try contacting the people in charge to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By 47COE
Re: 1946 Ford Fire Engine


I can scan the V8 times article for you some time this weekend.

What have you tried so far to get it running?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By 47COE
Re: 47 co e master cylinder

I just went to my local NAPA auto parts store. Don't remember the part number but it was no big deal for them. They just looked it up. Can't remember if they had it in stock or had to order it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,807
Posted By 47COE
Re: Got a ride in an old Ford yesterday

I think EAA has at least two of them now. They purchased the Ford TriMotor from the Evergreen Museum (home of the Spruce Goose) in Oregon a few years ago. They already had at least one TriMotor. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By 47COE
Re: Condenser part number from napa

Jim Linder said once what the optimal capacitance was for stock flathead ignitions. I measured a couple of IH-200 condensers and they weren't what Jim recommended.

There is a NAPA part that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By 47COE
Re: 41-47 coe

I'm pretty sure the lettering was black.

My side emblems were badly rusted but seemed to have black lettering. So I restored them with black lettering.

The original bull nose was broken. When I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By 47COE
Re: Lost key of Ford Locking gas cap

My Bob Drake gas caps say Bob Drake on the under side. No numbers on the top under the flap. The key code is a 4 digit number. It appears on the box from Drake and is also stamped onto the key. But...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,207
Posted By 47COE
Re: Motor build cost.

About 7 or 8 years ago a rebuild of my stock 59ab cost somewhere between $3000 and $4000.
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