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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By wga
Re: 40 mercury flathead with columbia 2 speed

The WCFB carb is just right for your build, add a Navarro 4V intake, and a batwing air cleaner and you're set.
That chop is perfect.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By wga
Re: 49 wagon paint

What tape did you use? 3M yellow works well. Did you spray to a hard line or back tape?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By wga
Re: 1901 teapot question

If you want to go EFI, Holly has you covered - 2GC throttle body EFI

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By wga
Re: 1901 teapot question

If I understand correctly, you want to make a tempest in a teapot?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,289
Posted By wga
Re: Bill McGrath,Early Ford Store

Great guy to work with - first met him at CW Moss. At the GNRS in the Suede Palace building, he usually had one or two 'barn finds'. Had a '40 with an Olds there for sale, that was tempting. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By wga
Re: 1941 woodie wiring issues

High beam switch powers the lights and accessories. Start there and find the wire that is taking power when the high beam switch is energized. What ever wire it is, that should be taking power to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,431
Posted By wga
Re: Car at auction

1stFord - nice truck, and the convert is awesome. 41 Mercs always a favorite of mine,
especially the woodies.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By wga
Re: Overdrive transmissions

Ended up using the OD transmission complete, after rebuilding. Used parts from the original, although not many. The case, shift levers, were in better condition. Power Block TV, years ago, did a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By wga
Re: Overdrive transmissions

On my stock 49 woodie, I used the stock 3 speed trans and a 49 overdrive trans, combined the good parts, purchased new gearsets, bearings, tailshaft bushing, seals, etc., to build one good...
Forum: Early V8 10-21-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By wga
Free 8ba thermostat housings

(8) thermostat housings + (2) early thermostats. Who knows if they work?
Housings show corrosion on the necks and in some cases on the base.
However if you are interested in these for the cost...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By wga
Re: Electric wiper conversion


Not familiar with the DC...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By wga
Re: 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Generator getting hot

Ampless in Seattle -
Re read your first post - since the generator is 'rebuilt' / new, what is the condition of the regulator? Remove the cover, and see if there if the points from A terminal are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By wga
Re: 1938 Woodie - closing gap in wood frame

That photo of the horizontal piece fitting in the vertical, is a mortise and tenon joint. They become loose over time. Could be that joint has hidden rot, and a new tenon
and or mortise. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,194
Posted By wga
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

Have you thought of going to an automatic trans? A friend put a GM700R4 behind his 8ba in a 50 woodie. Loved it. Used an adapter for engine to trans mounting, and a column
shift. 2004R works...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By wga
Re: Antique Auto Radiator Repair and Restoration

Alan - understood, however, I remember when Panky's in Hayward was a go to shop.
About 8 years ago, they replaced the core from my 49 with a forklift truck core. Despite telling them it was for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By wga
Re: H&h

They are swamped. Mike will return your call.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By wga
Re: 12V conversion?

Travis, there are a plethora of posts on this site regarding how to make the change.
Dash lights can be regulated with 12 volt input to a constant voltage regulator, these were common on Mustangs,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By wga
Re: "Poly" brake lines...

Goggle it

Underneath the PVF-coating is a double-wall, low carbon steel, copper brazed tubing which meets all international and U.S. requirements for brake tubing. The difference being that...
Forum: Early V8 09-26-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By wga
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 917
Posted By wga
Re: New Rebuild Overheating

Have you tried it without the thermostats - just to be sure there is good coolant flow.
Did you check timing with a vac gauge as mentioned? Otherwise take it out and drive it.
If you're loosing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By wga
Re: 49 woodie rod radiator

Tex - might want to post on the HAMB or on a Mustang forum.
Spent an hour or so with FI Tech at SEMA last year, and they are the best IMO. Would suggest you work with them on this as well. ...
Forum: Early V8 09-23-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By wga
Navarro 3x2 intake manifold new

Navarro 3 x 2 intake manifold. New - not installed.
$325 plus shipping from 92886. About 15 lbs.

Contact me with any questions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By wga
Re: Engine stops when it is hot

James - if converted to 12 volt, the Bosch blue coil is the way to go - internally resisted.
Forum: Early V8 09-21-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By wga
8ba crank pulley new

Never installed, new in box.

$75.00 plus shipping - USPS or UPS.

8BA-6312-C crankshaft pulley (2 groove - narrow belt) in cast iron.


1950-53 Ford and Mercury...
Forum: Early V8 09-20-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By wga
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