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Re: Wire ampere rating for 1940 Super 8
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Thank You. Great Info!

Posted on: 10/17 19:35
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Wire ampere rating for 1940 Super 8
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I am installing a fuse panel and want to make sure the electrical devices have the correct fuse size.

Is there a manual that indicates the correct size fuse for the headlights, turn signals, heater, amp gauge to light switch, and cigar lighter?

I can guess based off of wire size but would rather have a document that I can refer to.

Thanks,
(still rewiring) Gar

Posted on: 10/17 11:30
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Re: 1940 Turn Signal Wiring Diagram
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I disassembled the turn signal switch and was able to determine the feed (white wire),the brake light (black wire) and the emerg flasher (red wire).

Drk Grn & Blu are the left turn signal
Yel & Brn are the right turn signal

I appreciate all of the help.

Posted on: 10/14 19:11
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Re: 1940 Turn Signal Wiring Diagram
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My rear and front lights have two pins in one socket. Running light and stop/turn light. So I should be good there.

Issue is trying to identify the correct wires with the turn signal, to work correctly out of the my 8 wire selection.

Only wires I have successfully identified is the brake light wire and ground. May take it apart to do a deeper dive...

Posted on: 10/14 8:26
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Re: 1940 Backup Light Switch
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Great PICs!

I had the bkup and throttle switches confused.

Thanks.

Posted on: 10/13 20:01
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1940 Backup Light Switch
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I have a 1940 Super 8 and am trying to locate the backup light switch. I believe it is near the hi/lo foot switch but do not know exactly where.

Thanks for your help.

Posted on: 10/13 13:27
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Heater Fan/Switch question
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If I use a 3 speed fan switch for my car's heater motor, will it make it a 3 speed motor?

I know the switch will add resistance at to make the fan motor go slower, but just want to verify that I won't blow the motor up by adding too much resistance to the motor.

Thanks for your help.

Posted on: 10/13 11:52
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Re: 1940 Overdrive Switch
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FlackMaster-- I sent you a PM

Posted on: 10/8 12:28
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Re: Got my first flat on the '29 last night - anybody got experience changing the tubes?
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Good Luck.

You need to be VERY careful working with the widow makers... The process is actually pretty simple but can be dangerous.

1- Lay the tire flat on the ground
2- Remove all of the air out of the tire (i am sure the flat did that for you) and pull out the center of the valve stem.
3- Pry off the split rim by using flat bladed tools (I use two tools designed only for this purpose-- think large regular slotted screw driver with the corners ground into a curve)
4- Carefully pry from the split one way all the way around the tire. It may be difficult as some rust on the ring have bonded to the rim
5- With the ring removed you should be able to remove the tube and check for internal issues. I always check my rim, flap and inside of the tire with a soft cloth that will snag easily (I use a set of my wife's panty hose- just don't tell her)
6- Insert the tube and add a FEW pounds of air to it. I make sure the tube is seated correctly and the valve stem is aligned properly.
7- Remove the value stems inside valve again, ensure the tire is seated correctly on the rim and install the split rim ring. It should snap in reasonably easily with the assistance of a rubber mallet.
8- Reinstall the inside of the vale stem and add a FEW pounds of air. I hit the entire outside wall of the tire with the mallet and ring to ensure the ring and tire are seated correctly and there is even spacing around the ring and the tire.
9- Use an air pressure gauge on your air compressor hose that will clamp on the the end of the valve stem without you having to hold it.

10- While using the clamp on air gauge...use a tire cage and inflate the tire to about 20 lbs. Assuming you need about 60 lbs of air pressure... verify that the tire and ring have not moved and add another 10 lbs. I use a dead blow hammer and beat the side wall with the hammer while in the tire cage. If the tire and ring still have not moved, I bring it up to operating pressure.

Install the tire and enjoy your ride.
Best of luck.

NOTE:
If you don't have access to a tire cage, you can make something that will stop the split ring from shooting off the tire and decapitating someone.

Using a clamp on air gauge is a must.

Posted on: 10/7 12:34
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Re: 1925 Packard 236 gaskets, hoses, tune up parts wanted.
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Olsons Gaskets can hook you up with gaskets. www.olsonsgaskets.com

I picked up new plugs, hoses and a belt from my local auto parts store

Depending on your # of holes in your radiator, a good radiator repair shop can fix them with solder. (I sent mine to the UK and had them rebuild it from the ground up.)
https://thebrassworks.net also does a good job and they are in the US

Gar

Posted on: 10/5 11:01
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