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Old 07-02-2017, 07:46 PM   #121
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Ok so I had to run down to the shop and put the fan on with the generator. At first glance it appears all is well unless it's going to matter that the fan is towards the bottom of the radiator VS the top.

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I pulled the key and the steering wheel is still a no go. Thanks for the thought.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:55 PM   #122
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Ok so I had to run down to the shop and put the fan on with the generator. At first glance it appears all is well unless it's going to matter that the fan is towards the bottom of the radiator VS the top.

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I pulled the key and the steering wheel is still a no go. Thanks for the thought.
Don't know why I had problems with fan but also crank pulley clearing front crossmember.
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:49 PM   #123
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Fan/Pulleys/Belts/Heads: It is all about what type of configuration you have on the front of the engine (along with the heads). The 36 engine would have had 1 wide belt and the crankshaft pulley would have located the belt right close to the timing cover. The 36 engine had water pumps in the heads - but they aligned in the same general vertical plane as the 37 - 48 pumps. This made it easy to put a later 59AB type engine in an earlier car - once one figures out the motor-mounts needed. So - if you're running a later 49-53 engine with the distributor to the side and the water pump belts further forward (as most the later pumps are . . . (so the belt clears the side-mount distributor), then you can have drama with an early car (pulley clearances, belts, fan, etc). In my mind, the 'best' setup is to put the early 'front of the motor' and sometimes 'center outlet heads' on the later motor (cam and all) - such that you can run a helmet or crab style distributor (off the timing cover), the standard 37-48 water pumps and the generator with the fan mounted on the front of it. This is by far the easiest way to setup these engines - and in the end, things just fit a bit better and in my mind, looks the best.

With that said - there are a ton of folks that have put a 49-53 engine (pumps, belts and all) in earlier cars - with all sorts of fun related to engine location, engine height, belt clearances, fan setup, etc..

I like to keep it 'early' and simple! Just makes things so much easier in my mind.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:50 PM   #124
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So I took a couple of pictures of my current set up as there is some discussion about it above. I've not measured but it looks like I've got about 3/4 to 1 inch space between the fan and radiator. It does have the fan sitting at the bottom half of the radiator vs the top, not sure how much if any that changes anything?

On another note, my throttle rod appears to have nothing to hook to as the drivers side of the carburetor does have anything for the rod to hook on to.




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Old 07-05-2017, 10:11 PM   #125
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That fan to radiator spacing looks good to me. Some, including me, may have been relating our concern based on fan spacing problems experienced in the past when installing an 8ba engine in a '35-'36 passenger car. The '35-'36 1/2 T pu trucks have more space between engine and radiator than the same year passenger cars. Apparently, this additional space makes a big difference.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:29 AM   #126
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The pulley sheaves don't look like they line up right. Maybe just the camera angle. Like the fan pulley is about one inch too far forward.
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:25 PM   #127
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The pulley sheaves don't look like they line up right. Maybe just the camera angle. Like the fan pulley is about one inch too far forward.
Look just a little deeper. It appears that the fan pulley lines-up with the FRONT sheave on the crankshaft pulley, visible just above the right side water pump pulley. That looks like it should work quite well. DD
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:45 PM   #128
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So I'm stuck with some wiring issues. Wanted to put it on paper and see if anyone can weigh in on this with some thoughts. Heres where I am:

I currently have new wiring harnesses to fit 1936 truck.
I currently have master cylinder under the floor board
The foot starter switch has been removed and there is a start button on the dash.
Truck has a two wire generator (49 8BA)

So heres my thoughts. The new 36 harness wont work because
A). It is set up for 1 wire generator
B). My generator Needs a voltage Regulator
C). Needs starter button and solenoid wiring.
D). Harness does not have the brake light for master cylinder?

So I'd like to keep the 6 volt battery as I see that Optima makes one that is about 3.5 inches wide so I think it will still fit with the master cylinder?

Didn't know if going to Tyree harris and just having him back me a harness that would accommodate everything I need?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts or ideas you have.
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:30 PM   #129
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I'd get in touch with Tyree. The mods are all "do-able" to a stock harness. I'm lovin' this truck! DD
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:01 PM   #130
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Anyone know who's sells an already restored 1936 ignition drop lock switch?
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:10 PM   #131
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I would try contacting JM on this site. He is 35 but ha some parts for the 36s. jmho Kerk
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:32 AM   #132
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So I'm ready to put my Steering column in the truck. This is my 1st time to put it together so I'm not sure that everything, wiring, is working. Any tips from anyone on how to test that stuff before putting everything in? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:59 PM   #133
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Photo bucket got me and my pictures are gone so I wanted to update with some progress. Just got the door panels and wind lace in. Also got some more of the little stuff in the engine compartment.
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:31 PM   #134
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Looking GREAT. Your door handles should be facing upward though, and your running boards should be black.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:48 PM   #135
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I'm having to run a voltage regulator and do not want it on my firewall. One idea I have is to put it in this seat box, under the seat. Any ideas on why this is a good or bad idea?
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:04 PM   #136
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I use a regulator that looks just like the cutout and works well.
https://cgfordparts.com/wwwsectionfi...or_cutout.html
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:31 PM   #137
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I use a regulator that looks just like the cutout and works well.
https://cgfordparts.com/wwwsectionfi...or_cutout.html
I'm using a 49 generator and have the wiring harness for the 49. Would that all work just fine?
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:33 PM   #138
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1stford looking good!!!!! Nice job!!!!
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:00 PM   #139
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Wish I could open the pictures. I'm computer illiterate to open the photobucket. One add said the cost would be $399.99. So I passed. Can anybody give some hints on how to open. Thank you!
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Wish I could open the pictures. I'm computer illiterate to open the photobucket. One add said the cost would be $399.99. So I passed. Can anybody give some hints on how to open. Thank you!
YOU cannot open those. Only the ORIGINAL poster with the Photobucket account. Those pics are likely gone forever. DD
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