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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-10-2019, 11:46 AM
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Posted By phartman
Re: Need help planning a site-seeing trip to Detroit

Trip was fabulous. Thanks for your help in making it possible. My traveling partner and navigator was Fordbarn regular TomT/Williamsburg. All the details have been posted over on the HAMB. Here is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-11-2019, 09:34 PM
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Views: 723
Posted By phartman
Re: Need help planning a site-seeing trip to Detroit

Fair Lane was the Henry Ford mansion:

http://www.henryfordfairlane.org

Currently closed for renovation.

The Edsel Ford home is open:

http://www.fordhouse.org
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-11-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By phartman
Need help planning a site-seeing trip to Detroit

Before the summer is over, I have the opportunity to visit Detroit. Can any of you make some suggestions about what to visit and where to go to see first hand the early roots of the automobile...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Right now, still a ground floor window at that, not the roof! :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

A review of this thread on the HAMB is interesting. And it confirms what I learned at Jalopyrama this past weekend. Several builders I respect told me they have rebuilt the '32-34 boxes, and still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Got it. Very helpful. Thank you.

I am learning a ton about my old truck here. When problems come along, you can shake your head and curse them as so many owners seem to do. But when it comes to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

I am confused by the procedure description in the shop manual. To add the shims, must I remove the steering column and box from the truck? Or do I just remove the cover, after unbolting the steering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

This sounds exactly like what my truck is doing. Normal driving on a straight road requires constant slight adjustments once the motor is warmed up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Hmmmm...I will have to think about that. I was considering pulling out the pinch bolt, and giving the kingpin a whack to see if disturbing it would allow some grease into the zerk. Never thought...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Oh yeaaaaaaaaah. I decided to back off a little on the muscle yesterday so that this wouldn't happen. I did manage to get a little penetrating oil through the zerk. But I am convinced now the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Jump out a ground floor window, maybe??? :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Yes, I have done that same thing. It worked on the other two clogged fittings, but this one has really been stubborn. Tried both the torch and a heat gun, but no luck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

I bought one of these tools today that claims it can clear and rejuvenate clogged grease fittings and lubrication points. Tomorrow I am going to give it a try.

My idea is to jack up the front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Yes. First priority is to determine why the lube fitting is not taking grease. Once the suspension is properly lubed, then move onto a diagnosis. That is, it a steering box/column problem or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Very possibly. How might I check for that???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Bob, yes, I can get grease through the fitting. I even swapped the top and bottom fittings just to be sure. Any other ways to get the dried grease out of the joint? Again, it is only the upper...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Thank you for this idea. How about this plan? Go run the truck until the steering tightens up. Come back to my garage and disconnect the pitman arm. Then I can begin to isolate the problem: whether...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

This explanation makes the most sense to me, too, and it is what I have suspected. I have searched high and low for the adjustment thread, however, and can't seem to locate it. Could you point me in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
Re: 1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Two other points...I have no idea when the kingpins were last replaced. And approximately 10" up the steering column from the steering box, there is a concave dimple in the wall of the steering tube....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,315
Posted By phartman
1934 Pickup Frustration- Ready to jump out a one story building

Stock 1/2 ton pickup with unusually stiff steering. OK in the mornings when cold, but once the motor heats up to operating temperature, the stiffer the steering becomes. If I drive to breakfast and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,716
Posted By phartman
Re: Still sober

Thoughts and prayers, fellas. God bless.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,313
Posted By phartman
Re: '34 Pickup Front Wheel Bearings- Technical

Mart, every winter on the very coldest days I experience this very vibration you mention. It sounds like marbles rolling around in the gearbox. You'd think the mainshaft from the transmission is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,313
Posted By phartman
Re: '34 Pickup Front Wheel Bearings- Technical

The transmission has never had water in it that I am aware, but we live in a humid environment. It might have sat for long periods of time somewhere during its life when it was not used or lubed.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,313
Posted By phartman
Re: '34 Pickup Front Wheel Bearings- Technical

Mart, that is an interesting theory. Maybe what I heard was the pin falling out and kicking around inside the gearbox.

The gear roar I hear is far worse in the winter, almost inaudible in summer;...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,313
Posted By phartman
Re: '34 Pickup Front Wheel Bearings- Technical

i see a rebuilt transmission in my future.
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