Follow @W4HDM 1935 Ford Pickup: 07/01/2012 - 08/01/2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rear Fender: Passenger Side - Day One

I got started on the rear fender today. I still have a ways to go but I got a good start. Hammer, Dollie, File, Sand ... repeat!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wiring the Fuel Gauge & Horn

   The humidity was down a bit today so I figured it would be a good day to try and get something done to the truck.

    I ran the wires for the fuel gauge and horn.  Once I got them inside the cab I measured and put ends on the wires to hook up. For the gas gauge I had to mount the 12 to 6 volt reducer. The horn worked fine but as I suspected nothing from the gas gauge.

Tools of the trade!

Can ya tell I have been working? LOL

Sending unit and horn wire all wrapped up and run inside the frame rail along side of the gas line.

Horn mounted on the X frame support .. note the rust where I removed an old bracket after paint :(

Horn button my Dad gave me ... I hope to get the horn working with the steering button eventually.

All set for bed :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Outside again!

I adjusted the carb so it would run on its own and I pulled it outside and did a walk around.

So now I still have to pour gas in the carb to start it. My guess is the fuel is draining down the line when I shut it off. I think I will reshape the line to prevent this. I changed it from how it was when I got it .. and that may be what is causing it???? More research! Worse case I can go with an electric pump, but I would rather not.

Some pics ....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fuel System

    Well it has been a while but I finally found some time to get back at it. I spent the last few weeks in Virginia helping with storm clean up.  What a mess! Once I was back home I had to do some yard work of my own.

    I pulled the tank, cleaned it and blew out the lines. I also cleaned up the carburetor and installed it.

    Since I had the tank off, I went ahead and hooked up wires for the sending unit. Now I can do some testing to see if it works. I have my doubts that it will work with the original gauge, but we will see.

    I put in fresh gas today and started it up. I had to keep pumping the gas to keep it running. I need to adjust the carb next and see if I can get it to run on its own. I am sure I messed up the settings adjusting on it last time. It would be a lot easier with two people! A bigger plus if one of them knows what he's doing! I will concentrate on getting it running for now. Once I can drive it around the block I will get back on the body work. Mainly the rear fenders.