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Old 06-18-2017, 07:57 AM   #101
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Boy you sure know how to paint, awesome job, looks great!
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:48 AM   #102
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Here's a few exhaust shots ,the trucks the same as a car, Nice truck to ,Ted
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The exhaust system on the car and pickup is the same EXCEPT the tail pipe on the pickup is 4" shorter. I still need to circumcise mine. I keep hitting my leg on it. (Tailpipe that is.) LOL
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:49 AM   #103
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This question is gonna show ya how lil I know., but isn't that one pic of the starter.. isn't it on backwards? I thought the starter spring drive thingy would be point in the opposite direction towards the back of the engine.?
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:03 PM   #104
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Don't forget that with a later engine and exhaust manifolds you can use a 35-36 exhaust pipe.
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:42 AM   #105
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Worked a bit on the inside tonight. Heres a few pictures of the gauges in the truck. Didn't break or scratch anything so I'm thinking it went well. Have a question about he starter button you see here on the left. There was a hole there and the switch was in the pile of parts but I don't see it in any diagrams as they all show a foot starter switch. Anyone have any info on that?



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Old 06-28-2017, 08:18 AM   #106
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1stFord our '36 pickup was converted to that starter button on the dash, same as yours, I'm guessing back in the 50's. Pop's '36 one owner original pickup that he bought in the early 50's already had had that done.

I think it was common practice as that freed up a foot to do other things while you start the truck. I don't believe it will affect your truck's value, I may be wrong. Joe's Antique Auto parts lists them at about seven bucks, page 51. Get his catalog if you don't already have it, good source for Early Ford V-8 parts. Download parts catalogue here:

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Old 06-28-2017, 09:11 AM   #107
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My '36 has the light switch there and the starter on the floor.
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Old 06-28-2017, 11:40 AM   #108
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My '36 has the light switch there and the starter on the floor.
Its my understanding that the light switches with the horn button? Is there another light switch that is needed.

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Old 06-28-2017, 02:42 PM   #109
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Its my understanding that the light switches with the horn button? Is there another light switch that is needed.

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You are correct same set up as a Model A Ford. Light switch is in the center of the steering wheel surrounds the horn button.
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:32 PM   #110
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Yes it should be on the steering wheel but when it quite a long time ago some farmer just put the switch on the dash and I left it there. It's been like that for 60 years.
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Old 07-01-2017, 09:30 PM   #111
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It appears that the steering wheel does not want to slide down enough for me to start the bolt. I've hit it with a rubber mallet a few times, hard enough for it to go on and no luck. Before I continue to beat on this thing is there any reason this steering wheel would not go on this shaft?

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Old 07-02-2017, 10:50 AM   #112
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Can't see the width of the spokes , but it appears to be a '46-48 model.
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:52 AM   #113
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Before I continue to beat on this thing is there any reason this steering wheel would not go on this shaft?
I'm agreeing with '36 5W above, and please remember, I'm not a parts expert, but that wheel doesn't look like the one on my '35 Fordor which has three spokes (see photo). My '36 Phaeton has a banjo, but it has three spokes too.
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Old 07-02-2017, 02:57 PM   #114
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Anyone have a 36 truck steering wheel for sale?
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:36 PM   #115
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Yeah wrong steering wheel mine is a three spoke and 'skinny'. Good thing you didn't get out the BIG hammer to drive it home it would have messed things up..........
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:41 PM   #116
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Noticed in earlier picture the engine had Merc heads and now has Ford heads; have you decided how you will handle fan, generator and upper radiator hose issues? BTW, that's a beautiful job you're doing; would look great in my garage as well!

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Old 07-02-2017, 05:27 PM   #117
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Noticed in earlier picture the engine had Merc heads and now has Ford heads; have you decided how you will handle fan, generator and upper radiator hose issues? BTW, that's a beautiful job you're doing; would look great in my garage as well!
Great question. I ordered a set of outlets for my heads from Flathead Jack. I'm thinking I'm going to use a flex radiator hose to get it where it needs to go. I'm hoping I don't have a fan and generator issue but your question makes me think I might?
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:54 PM   #118
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The wheel should still go on check it with key way removed Ted
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Great question. I ordered a set of outlets for my heads from Flathead Jack. I'm thinking I'm going to use a flex radiator hose to get it where it needs to go. I'm hoping I don't have a fan and generator issue but your question makes me think I might?
I never did figure out a way to keep the mechanical fan but I think there're others on this site who have. I went with an electric fan and alternator; it was a tight fit but have no regrets.
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:06 PM   #120
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I never did figure out a way to keep the mechanical fan but I think there're others on this site who have. I went with an electric fan and alternator; it was a tight fit but have no regrets.

I have not hooked the radiator up yet so I didn't know that was a problem, bummer. Maybe someone will give me some feed back as to what they did to correct the issue. I want to keep the mechanical fan and factory look.
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