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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 405
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

Check your voltage from the negative (-) on the bulb (center) socket to the positive (+) directly on the battery. I am assuming you still have a positive ground. You might need a length of wire to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Hooking Up Cable To Speedometer Changer

Thanks Glenn,

The changer is new so it already was packed with a white grease.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Hooking Up Cable To Speedometer Changer

Thanks Glen, that's kinda what I thought. I only got one spring with my new cable but found an automatic transmission spring that is very close. Aren't you supposed to have two nuts on the end of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By philipswanson
Hooking Up Cable To Speedometer Changer

While hooking up a Columbia, I am wondering what the proper installation is for the cable that attaches to the thin control lever on the changer. Does the spring go above or below the thin lever? ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,884
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

[QUOTE=JSeery;1915809]I have been directly involved in a lot of this. Lets take a hammer as an example. You see one in a store and it has a mass production price. Now the government decides to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,884
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

I worked at North Island Naval Air Station where the $600 hammer, ash trays and toilet seats were manufactured. The cost had little to do with tolerances. 95% of the costs were for overhead. These...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By philipswanson
Re: 40 Door Hinge Right Mirror

Thanks guys! Great advice!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By philipswanson
40 Door Hinge Right Mirror

Anybody know the best source for a door hinge right side mirror these days for a '40?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Radio antenna in a 34 cabriolet.

Got my original radio updated to modern electronics. I run a jump drive with a thousand plus songs. No static, no fading in and out, no antenna needed, no advertising. Great setup, great sound. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 51,983
Posted By philipswanson
Re: New Poll, What Year Fords Do We Own?

1940 DeLuxe Wagon
1951 Country Squire
1951 Ford Victoria
1970 Mach 1 351C
1973 F100
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By philipswanson
Re: 1940 Ford Transmission Mechanic

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By philipswanson
1940 Columbia Install

Have any of you guys made a custom lower speedometer cable instead of putting that dreaded loop in the original cable? If so, do you recall the length and who made it up?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,227
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Paul Bradley Response

Cut the r/h side out and I'll buy it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,227
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Paul Bradley Response

The only thing lasting forever is this dumb thread. Wish I never started it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,089
Posted By philipswanson
Re: repairing rear axle housing bearing races..

I second that. This is the way to go!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,227
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Paul Bradley Response

I have no idea what Bradley has to do with horses or Wally's World or "Vacation". As far as I know he was the only source that was worth a damn.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,227
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Paul Bradley Response

Thanks Ralph.

Appreciate the offer but the 40 floor pan is a different stamping than the 46-48. Maybe next year we can get back up there again if this mandatory quarantine is over.

Looks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,227
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Paul Bradley Response

OK, so who out there makes the next best floorpans for the wagon?? Anybody??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Rear brakes ‘40

I had the same problem on both sides in the rear. Went with the Lincolns up front. Adjusted the rears for lightest drag and ignored other methods. Maybe later I will do Lincolns on the back too but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,227
Posted By philipswanson
Paul Bradley Response

Anybody ordering and receiving a floorboard lately? Can't get him to answer the phone.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,884
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

I had the same issue over a year ago. I returned them for a refund which I highly recommend.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By philipswanson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By philipswanson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Metal Wire Cover 1940 Harness

Kube,

Great! Message me please.

Thanks, Phil Swanson
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By philipswanson
Re: Metal Wire Cover 1940 Harness

Thanks for the information Kube. Wanna sell the NOS one or switch it on your car and sell me the used one.
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