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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By jfcrash
Re: 1936 Instrument dash light switch

As far as removal, gently squeeze the two metal arms on each side of the switch body together and you should be able to fenniest it thru the dash panel.

As far as heating, assuming its not an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By jfcrash
Re: !935 Phaeton Temporary Dead Short +

Follow up...
Battery passed the carbon pile test...so starting with the battery terminals and undoing/cleaning/checking all connections as pictured in the sketch in post 17 above...

The problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By jfcrash
Re: !935 Phaeton Temporary Dead Short +

I will pull the optima battery and have it carbon pile tested as suggested and install my backup nos foot operated starter switch this coming week(s) ...

If it makes sense at this time, I can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By jfcrash
Re: !935 Phaeton Temporary Dead Short +

Kevin , your answer to post 25, I was driving and stopping and each time I was changing the position of the 3rd brush and taking notes of the current output at various positions of the 3rd brush for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By jfcrash
Re: !935 Phaeton Temporary Dead Short +

Kevin, +
I do have a Ford foot operated starter switch; the fuse size is 20 amp. , and now understand the 30 second rule and I will trace the wiring as recommend..
Thanks,Jim

(but I can't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By jfcrash
Re: !935 Phaeton Temporary Dead Short +

JS..... I guess I did not report it in my post that I did in fact made sure the connections to the battery posts, battery shut off switch and connections to the starter switch were tight ... I did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By jfcrash
Re: !935 Phaeton Temporary Dead Short +

The part that confuses me in my previous post is why with the fuse removed and the ignition switch on.. why is there a current draw ?

Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By jfcrash
Re: !935 Phaeton Temporary Dead Short +

Spent some time today making some baseline observations and have yet to examine the wiring diagram to see if the observations make sense

With the fuse removed and the ignition switch in the OFF...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By jfcrash
Re: !935 Phaeton Temporary Dead Short +

Yes, 100% of all wiring and a complete wiring harness and light switch at base of steering column was replaced.
I have yet to start a visual examine of the wiring.. Have thought of turning on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By jfcrash
Re: !935 Phaeton Temporary Dead Short +

Thanks to each of you... I plan on visually inspecting the wiring from one end to other hoping something shows up... those two days were extremely hot and muggy... don't know if temperature or over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By jfcrash
!935 Phaeton Temporary Dead Short +

1935 Electrical System temporary shorting –

Back ground-
Car is a three year old restoration with a new wiring harness including resistor, fuse block, ignition switch, rebuilt 3 brush...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By jfcrash
Re: Firewall ID

DD... looks like you nailed it, thank you an everyone pitching in...

I have had the firewall 15 plus years never knowing what year it was for, now to find a good home for it..

Thanks again
Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By jfcrash
Re: Firewall ID

Thanks to each of you for your inputs.. his helps me a lot...


Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By jfcrash
Firewall ID

Can any one identify the attached firewall...

Is it for a car or truck and what year ???....

Silly me bought it for my 35 Phaeton project.......Any thoughts will be appreciated.


Jim
Forum: The Test Forum 01-22-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,228
Posted By jfcrash
Test

Can anyone identify this firewall??
Car or truck??
What year?

Thanks Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,738
Posted By jfcrash
Re: tires

If your looking for made USA...

I purchased 5 Firestone 600-16 3 1/4" WW's from Universal Vintage Tire in Hersey PA.... Which were made in eastern PA.


Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,281
Posted By jfcrash
Re: 1935 Ford front fender - running board alignment

Hi Fredys,

Here are three measurements taken from the frame to the outer edge of the fender on my phaeton.. moving from the running board to the front of the fender…..

From the point where...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By jfcrash
Re: Phaeton Side Curtain Storage ++

David,

Thank you for your photos… I think that would be a great storage solution for my side curtains allowing me to use the area for tools etc

For clarification… In your last post with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By jfcrash
Re: Phaeton Side Curtain Storage ++

VT, I actually found the Phaeton in a barn in N.Y.


David... when I was in the process of repairing/removing what was left of the upholstery on the front seat back, there were several stud...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By jfcrash
Re: Phaeton Side Curtain Storage ++

VT,
I haven’t traveled more than a 30 mile radius from the house yet and haven’t given much thought to spare parts .. but last fall was glad I had the side curtains with me to install for the ride...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By jfcrash
Phaeton Side Curtain Storage ++

I am wondering if others have had issues with storing their side window curtains in the area behind the rear seat?

My set of side curtains came with a vinyl storage/protector bag to store them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,906
Posted By jfcrash
Re: 1935 Ford Deluxe dash paint

I have used the TCP-G's paint on my 35 Dash a couple of years ago...

take a look in my album and there is a picture of the dash


Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,127
Posted By jfcrash
Re: What tools came 1935 cars

Just to add a face to the tools listed in the previous post.... these photos were taken at a V8 Meet..

Hope they help.
Forum: The Test Forum 04-06-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,097
Posted By jfcrash
Photo Resize

Resized with Paint
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By jfcrash
Re: 1947 Ford Truck Battery

Seth,

Yes, the restoration was completed mid 2013 (after 20 years) and by mid 2014 I believe all the buds have been worked out...

Attached are a couple of photos...

Jim
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