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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: 46 Convertible top not working

I have a 47 conv and I operate the top manually. It takes two people but it is not too bad.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: Crazy Tachometer Behaviour

I have a 49 mercury with a bubba chevy dist and petronix and a blue bosch coil. I have a total of 3 new bosch coils . One of the coils makes the tach read nice and steady. The other 2 do not. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: Dustless Blasting

I had a friend have his 41 chevy truck dustless blasted and it warped the doors and cab. I think he used too much pressure. I had a lot of work straighting it out, Never blast sheet metal unless you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,334
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: Dustless Blasting Inquiry

I had to do some metal work on sheetmetal that had been blasted by the dustless method and it was very difficult, The metal had been hardened by too much pressure.Never use more than 40 pounds and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: Silicone Dot 5 Brake Fluid

I have used silicone fluid in all my cars for the last thirty years and never a single problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,130
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: Tips/ Installing glass to side window frames - '40 convertible

Kube When i put mine together i used straight dishwashing soap on window frame and the rubber seal. Make sure the rubber stays straight as it goes into the channel. Tap bottom of window with rubber...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: Steering damper

I have a 32 coupe with a dropped axle and 4bar susp. I run 7 degrees caster with one eighth toe out and i have a steering damper on it. Runs and handles great at any speed. Never any shake or wobble.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,483
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: Diamond Back tires

I have Diamond Back whitewalls on my 49 Nercury. Size 205R75 with 2.5 whitewall. I think they are the perfect size for this car I also have diamond backs on 2 other cars for years and never had one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: 40 Ford convertible Top Frame

Wescotts Auto Restyling in oregon has 40 conv top bows and mechanisms. Oak Bows in Chambersburg Pa. makes new front and rear wood bows for these. They are really nice quality.Fran
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,948
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: Speedway Super 97 Carbs

I used two new 97s from speedway on my 49 Merc and spent two months trying to get it to run right. Finally gave up and sent them back. I then installed new english ones from Summit and they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: Who Makes the Best 41 Convertible Header Bow

Chuck, I have purchased a 40 front bow and a 47 front and rear bow from Oak Bows and they were . excellent. Could not have been better. Fran
Forum: Early V8 04-08-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By rod father 1944
40 ford and 49 merc parts

40 ford radiator $75, , 49 merc holley carbs one used one rebuilt $50, 50 merc front fender trim 49-50 merc rocker panel stainless . 8148346730
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 07-04-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 860
Posted By rod father 1944
coil heating up

Took the 49 merc on a 2 hour ride, ran fine. About 5 miles from home the car shut off for a second, then kept running. Did this twice, Bubba petronix dist, new 1.5 ohm coil. Coil was hot when I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,979
Posted By rod father 1944
Re: 1940 Ford convertible quarter molding length

My molding is 62 3/4, I have 40 conv & the molding came with the car.
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