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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: 6 volt to 12v help

I hope no one minds me resurecting this thread. I am getting to ready to tach up my 1940 for the Spring. I have a quote for a restored Sun 90 degree readout, 4K RPM, red football tach converted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By FireEngineMike
Crazy Antique Power Plug

I recently acquired an antique "STOP" light fixture, 4-1/4" in diameter with a standard style 2-pin light socket with a one contact bulb in the inside of the socket. The opposite end of the socket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,210
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Wiring Dash and instrument cluster 1940

I get the same effect when someone emails a picture from their phone. There is something on the phone that allows resizing the picture to make it appear normally. Someone who is not a troglodyte...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,489
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: New Horns not working

Probably not much help, but I saw a horn repair booth at the Wampsville, NY (MohicanModelA.weebly.com) show a few years ago. Maybe they can provide contact info.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,638
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: 6 volt turn signals ????

Use relays and LED style resistors if you are worried about wire gauge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,591
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: 32 to 48 v8- are fuel pumps the same

Better choice is to have charlie ny rebuild it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Turn Signal Switch with Relays

I bought a 4-pack of 50-watt 6-ohm resistors from Amazon for $12.99. I installed two and the flasher works with the relays. Thanks to everyone for your help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Turn Signal Switch with Relays

Which is not enough to trigger the flasher...... Would two relays (front and back) provide enough? I have not built the front end relay panel (planned for turn signal relays, siren light relay,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Turn Signal Switch with Relays

Thanks for the input.
Would this flasher work instead of adding resistors or bulbs? It works with bulb ratings as low as 0.1 amp. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By FireEngineMike
Turn Signal Switch with Relays

I installed a Signal-Stat 900 7-wire turn signal switch per the included directions. I used the 500 flasher included with the Signal-Stat. My truck is 6-volt positive ground. I built a relay panel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: electric gas pump on a 39 PU Frame

You can buy hose that meets all standards for ethanol fuel that is designed for carb engines. No need to spend extra for FI rated hose. I bought gates hose from rock auto with the fuel filter order.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Wiring an electric fuel pump

Use a momentary contact switch so you will not have to worry about turning off the pump.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,156
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: needed 6 volt battery charger

Check out the chargers at "no.co". Four letters with a dot in the middle. Also available on amazon. I have two for maintainers, but also charge with them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,719
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Problem with My Aluminum Radiator

I have stants with drilled holes (size oldhenry recommended) in my fire engine. It runs down the road at 160. Operating the fire pump on an 80 degree day with elevated rpm for the pump it still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,193
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Bleeding brakes on 42

Nice rig. While you are under the truck check out the rear bleeders and try to figure out how to bleed that part of the system. The bleeder is recessed and virtually unreachable by wrench. I made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,178
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Turn Signal Loom to Steering Column

Update: the CMW clips are out of stock. National Parts Depot, npdlink.com has them in stock for $3.95 each with $9 shipping for two. I talked with someone in the NC store who gave me approximate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,178
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Turn Signal Loom to Steering Column

Thanks everyone. I sent a PM to 46fatford. Mark I took your idea a step further and put notches in from both sides so the flashing (I used paper so far) locks together around the wire loom then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,178
Posted By FireEngineMike
Turn Signal Loom to Steering Column

I just installed a signal stat 900 turn signal switch on the steering column. I would rather not use plastic wire ties to hold the wire loom to the column. What would be sort of period correct? ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: New Battery Cables

Ford38v8: the green book calls for two bolts the same length. The bracket fits under the head of the inner bolt so a wire lug should (sounds like assume) fit under the outer bolt. That is a good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By FireEngineMike
New Battery Cables

I could not find the answer through searching so I started this thread. I am replacing two sad looking battery cables and an even sorrier looking starter cable and going to 00 gauge for the new ones...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: How to Test a 1940 Ford gas sending unit

JSeery, can you test the unit by connecting the sending wire to the test unit, a ground wire to the case of the test unit, and move the float through the range of motion? Mine reads 7/8 full on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,617
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Types of 6 volt sealed beam headlights

I seem to recall a comment about the "modern"aiming lugs not fitting in the headlight retaining rings on some early Fords. Maybe someone can address this.

This is from a post by Ken/Alabama on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,383
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Ignition switch relay

Hyvolt, thanks for the pics and info. JSeery posted info on 6-volt relays awhile ago which I will use. I have a collection of info at home, but your pics help with the layout. I have a pair of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,383
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: Ignition switch relay

Hyvolt, would you post a picture of your wiring panel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,175
Posted By FireEngineMike
Re: 6v Fuel Pump with Mechanical Pump.

Charlie ny makes diaphragms that last, even if you use ethanol.
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