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EFV-8 Club Forum / New 1940 Ford Book / Mike Kubarth, Lead Author

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11-16-2016 @ 8:41 PM
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hi Mike--looking for info on 40 CONV window glass installation mainly pass. side! THANKS, Bruce Bel Air, Md. (410) 456 3784C

08-17-2015 @ 7:11 AM
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Hi Mike

I'm a nebie to this site. I will be building a 40 Ford convertible but it is in pieces. I build cars and am a retired tech writer so documentation is high priority for me. The top is not attached and I would like it to be before winter comes. will there be any info on the convertible top frame and installation. If not any idea where I can get this info. GM has assembly manuals but I don't see anything like that for Fords.

Waiting with baited breath for your book.

Best regards
Hotrod Frankie

06-03-2015 @ 5:25 AM
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Mark, The only things that will apply to a sedan delivery are those that are the same as the passenger vehicles. Things unique to the sedan delivery will not be addressed.

06-02-2015 @ 3:24 PM
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About your book. Will there be much on sedan deliveries? When will it be out. Mark

03-21-2014 @ 7:03 AM
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Mike, what is your estimated target date for taking this to the printer?


03-21-2014 @ 7:03 AM
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Mike, what is your estimated target date for taking this to the printer?


02-16-2014 @ 9:22 AM
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Mike, not to change the subject, but the 1940 Standard Coupe featured in the Jan/Feb issue of the AACA, Antique Automobile Magazine is the most beautiful '40 I have ever seen. The article states that you had something to do with the restoration. Most people like the Deluxe model but this standard is fabulous! Great job.

11-05-2013 @ 8:12 AM
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I don't know what type of information that you are looking for, but the Benson Ford Research Center has a lot of the engineering drawings as well as letters to the branches. You can visit the center in person and do the research or they will do some for you for a fee.

Here is a link to their web page.



11-05-2013 @ 5:53 AM
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I don't believe you'll get all of the information you are seeking from any parts book(s). Those will supply you with part numbers and application for SERVICE. As you no doubt are aware, service parts were very often different than the assembly line installed part(s). The parts book(s) may offer you some helpful illustrations but there too one must remember they are simply illustrations.
Most of the Ford parts books do contain nice illustrations of the various generators and pulleys.
I'd suggest acquiring a parts book dated closest to 1940 as possible. The later you get, the more service parts are listed, throwing off your research. These parts books are available on eBay or if a reprint suits your needs, most of the "usual vendors" have them for sale.
As you suspected, that small - square regulator was used through the entire '39 production and in to 1940 for a very short period as well. The later rectangular design was utilized for service replacement beginning in (as I recall) January, 1940. One most often sees that type retrofitted on earlier cars as the square units are very scarce, having been obsoleted in 1940.
Mike "Kube" Kubarth

11-05-2013 @ 4:03 AM
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Howdy All-
I'm new here but have been a Ford Tractor man all my life. I recently read an older post from 2011 that had to do with the '38-'39 Voltage Regulator. I believe these were also used on the first early 9N tractors in '39 as well. Where can I get a Master Parts Catalog for '38 cars & trucks, specifically the info on the generator and all parts involved with the charging system? I am writing an article on the early 9N and need this info to add to the article. I have read the VR were used on the late 1938 Ford Dlx cars... 1939 Ford , Merc and Lincoln .... and early 1940 Ford, Merc and Lincoln however on the late 1940's the 3 terminal strips were of varying widths, where the 1939's were all the same width. Thanks.


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