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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: cheap and easy way to get that V-8 sound from a 4 or 6

Ya, if I ever got one it would be rigged up to a couple of speakers in the rear of the car (outside)
Don't need to hear it inside.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

That's great, you are well on your way to eliminating crankcase emissions and improving the atmosphere :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

The setup looks like it will work well.
The only thing that may be an issue is the positioning of the valve.
All the ones I am familiar with are meant to be mounted vertically not horizontally.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: DOT3 or DOT5 Brake fluid

You have the ideal situation (new system) to install DOT5.
Did the same thing 25 years ago with no regrets.
Only change was a mechanical brake light switch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: flathead engine stand

Interesting on how thin the casting looks.
Have the tool to check but no block to check.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=448951&d=1606744863
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Muggy Weld

If it is just a loose shaft, remove the handle and hold it with the shaft vertical to pump super glue into it .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Original Champion Flathead Spark Plug Question

'45 used 14mm plugs, are they 14mm? or 18mm which is '37 and older
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

My 4bbl. carb with PCV port has a 'Y' type groove to connect the ports.
The grooves are appox. the same width as show and half as deep....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

Then the method you plan on using rather than inside plumbing, makes sense.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Mallory Distributor Springs

Mallory makes/made several different distributors for different applications.
Without the information as to what you have, it's a guessing game.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Muggy Weld

Have used it to repair cracks and fill pot holes on a bunch of parts to be plated.
How strong is the repair? ( why would one try to break something that was just fixed?)
The videos tell it all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

Does your manifold have the hole that the vertical tube fits into machined into it?
Does it also have the associated pathway to the opposite side cast into it?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: paper filter in oil bath filter container

Are the filter element and the filter cover on your assembly two separate parts or one unit?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

This is the way I checked for vacuum using the oil fill tube as the source.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4935&pictureid=41104...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

If you have an original road draft tube, a portion of it can be reworked to fit.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=448571&d=1606446271
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Pictures, how to post?

To start, look at this---


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=260944&highlight=posting+pictures
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Transmission identification?

Not really sure but it sure looks like the one that was in my '49 Mercury. (open driveshaft)
As a matter of fact it seems that I can see some Mercury green engine paint residue on the edge of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: AFR tuning

Interesting, had virtually the same results after installing E3 spark plugs.
Using Pertronix ignition.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Drop light

Who would have thought that GE (an electrical company) made electrical stuff?
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=448386&d=1606321399
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,728
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1932 Ford Frame - "false shaped panel"

Might have something to do with not having to paint the frame with body color when not 'black'.
Or maybe a process of manufacture specific to those in Australia.
Don't recall ever seeing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,728
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1932 Ford Frame - "false shaped panel"

Is the frame itself embossed with the ridge on both sides?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Help identifying points

Looks like stock '49-'53 Ford distributor with points and condenser available at NAPA as well as other vendors.
Only question is the coil.
It may have numbers to identify it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1950 Mercury gear shift selector tube

This is what the insert should look like.
The column will pull out by slightly rotating it until one of the lower engagement pins line up with it's shift arm then pull out so the next shift arm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,275
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

You did not say whether you are talking about the front or rear but assuming it is the front wheel bearing adjustment, this is generally the procedure....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,627
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 6 volt, positive ground boost help?

Positive to positive and negative to negative directly to the battery that is still connected.
(the same thing I would have said 4 years ago when this thread was new )
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