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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By Clem Clement
Re: Fog Lights

My 39 peekup has a pair of swell foggers. I heisted them out of Jessie's junk yard in 1956 and mounted them on my 40MERC. as you know, Daddy died that summer and the40MERC had to empty the garage so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By Clem Clement
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
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: 1,240
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: 353
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: 24
Views: 752
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: 711
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: 630
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: 848
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: 685
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: 630
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: 630
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: 630
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: 630
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: 630
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: 600
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: 630
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: 630
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: 933
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: 933
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: 1,477
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: 686
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: 268
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: 686
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...
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