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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: 47 ford pickup

If you take off the wind deflector you'll see that there is a serrated bracket holding on the piece with the wheel. If it's not moving, it's stuck. The piece that the wheel is attached to,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: 47 ford pickup

The piece on the wind deflected just above the radiator, where the latch attaches when close is adjustable. Loosen the 2 bolts and slide the bracket with the roller roller up or down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: 47 1/2 ton hood install

Mike,
Many thanks. Appreciate the help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Johnnyj
47 1/2 ton hood install

Still having problem with the hood bracket with the spring installation. If I mount the spring as in the 41 trucks, there is a bend in the bracket that hits the firewall and will not let that work. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By Johnnyj
47, 1/2 ton hood install

When I purchased my 1947 1/2 ton, the hood, side brackets with the 2 arms, and bracket with spring were all off the truck. Can anyone post a picture of how the side arms, and bracket with springs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By Johnnyj
Heater switch

I'm looking for a 4 position heater switch to use in my 47 1/2 ton p/u. Any one know of a place to purchase?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,505
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: Distributor videos ?

I'd certainly buy one!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 678
Posted By Johnnyj
1947 1/2 ton wiper vacuum motor

Any suggestions on good vendor to purchase vacuum motor kits for my 47 1/2 ton pickup? I would appreciate any advice.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By Johnnyj
47 1/2 ton light switch diagram

Where can I get an easy to read (not micro print) diagram for the wires going to the light switch? A print that will show wire colors and to which post they go to.
Is there a diagram available that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: Dry rod bearings

Many thanks for the info., it all helps. I'll let all know what we find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: Dry rod bearings

The engine ran for a short time and sounded good to me. The bypass spring and valve were in place. When I get the block back ,I'll check the plugs mentioned and hopefully find the problem. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: Dry rod bearings

Thanks for the info, I'll check the plug out when I see the block later this week
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: Dry rod bearings

Yes, 40 lbs pressure
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: Dry rod bearings

There is a plug in the front and rear of the oil tube that runs front to rear of the block
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,070
Posted By Johnnyj
Dry rod bearings

Recently ran a flathead v8 that I was told had been overhauled but never ran in over 20 years. On first run the engine overheated with smoke coming out the breather. Disassembled engine, removed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,995
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: Turning flathead crank...socket size

Mine is 1 5/16
Just bought it a few weeks ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By Johnnyj
1947 starter torque

How tight can an engine in a 1947 1/2 ton be before the starter cannot crank it over. Does anyone know the torque value for that starter
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 854
Posted By Johnnyj
47 1/2ton repair manual.

I presently have the green and yellow 42 / 47 Ford - Mercury shop manual. When I was younger I always used a book called "Motors Manual" it pretty much covered everything in detail. What is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: Ignition switch/ steering wheel lock

Phil,many thanks. I'll try to get the cylinder out again today. If it will not come loose ill give you a call. John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By Johnnyj
Ignition switch/ steering wheel lock

Still working on my 47. 1/2 ton that has not been on the road in many years.
The key is froze in the switch and will not rotate to start position, and the steering lock switch is frozen in the off...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By Johnnyj
Hot battery

Installed a very old battery, recently charge in a 47 1/2 ton.. Engine not run in many years. At first I forgot to polarize and tried to start at solenoid. I could smell something and touched the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: Broken rear brake adjuster

None of the regular parts places have backing plates listed for a 47 1/2 ton truck. Your idea sounds like it iwould be worth a try. Many thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By Johnnyj
Re: Broken rear brake adjuster

Tanks for the info. I knew it was bad news when it snapped off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By Johnnyj
Broken rear brake adjuster

I finally got the rear drum off with the help of a puller bought from Winfield.
The truck has been garaged over 20 years with the emergency brake on.......everything was frozen solid. In my attempt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,092
Posted By Johnnyj
Start engine after 20 years sitting

I'm am hoping to start engine in a 47 1/2 ton that I purchased a few month back.
With help of the forum I thing I have a water leak solve where I found a leak from header just above the starter.
I...
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