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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: New guy intro - 1952 Customline

I restored a Ď53 Ranch Wagon a while ago. A great supplier of lots of parts you might need is Concourse Parts. Quality and service were very good.

Good luck. Thatís a neat business coupe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 1951 f3

On my ‘52 F1, I put the inner fenders on first and then put on the fenders and other pieces. It was pretty straightforward that way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,765
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: A little eye surgery

Had both done a couple years ago, and it was easy and made a huge difference. What they forgot to mention is that a pretty high percentage of folks will experience some fogginess after a while (about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By Bruce_MO
1946 Mercury exhaust system source?

Who has the best exhaust system components for a '46 Mercury? The only place I've found that carries any of the larger pieces is Mac's.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: MiG help

I had the same issue with my old SP-100; new tips are not compatible with my 20+ year old torch. Spent an hour at my CeeKay welding supply source in St. Louis and they were totally stumped. Could not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Verify oil pump working

I did what Katy did... old tube, about $3 worth of parts to give a quick visual indication. I had rebuilt a pump with a kit from Brattons on my new AER engine and did the messy way, and it seemed way...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,523
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: A Lazy Sunday Drive in a Model A

Really nice, and it made my day. Thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 32 Ford brake cross shaft assembly

It was 35+ years ago, but I used needle bearings. It was an easy to find size as I recall. They worked great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Tips Removing slight pitting

Tin foil dipped in Pepsi or Coke... phosphoric acid helps
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 28 and 30 rear end differences


The judging stds would indicate a lot of differences that would take a trained eye to know, and I'll defer to the early '28 experts to provide details. I know that radius rods, backing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: lifting off the body (Brent Terry)

I prefer the path of least resistance... remove the two bolts on the steering box and lay it down. Then four guys can easily lift the body onto the frame at a reasonable height without fancy lifting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,373
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Slamming into first gear

As a kid, I was told to put a half pint of STP in the transmission, and I've always done it. I think there are folks who use a LOT of STP.

So I always use what Bratton's sells as 600W...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Fender Identification

I’m guessing they are ‘31 “wide bed” fenders. They are quite rare. Typical ‘30-31 coupe, roadster, narrow bed fenders are 12” wide.

My best guess...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: catalog

Agreed on Concours… a lot of stuff, and I've always had excellent service.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 1951 auto trans fluid recommendations

My '53 Fordomatic works great with Type F
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: My junkyard find


Being interested in Model A's, I'd hate to see some potentially good Model A housings be cut up. If the bearing surfaces aren't bad, they might be just what some Model A guy needs. And...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 53 Ranchwagon gas tank


I have a '53 Ranchwagon and I removed the tank to clean it out and attempt to fix a bit of "flattening" that had occurred when someone evidently ran over something. I did not notice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Can anyone recommend a good 6V timing light?

I have powered my 12V timing light with my 6V/12V battery charger... just select 12V and power it up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By Bruce_MO
'46 Merc Cylinder heads- quick question

Sorry, but I can't find the right answer... what are the correct markings on a '46 Mercury cylinder head... 59 A-B, A only, etc.? Been searching and I've seen a couple variants.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,553
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

Just had to replace both head gaskets on my '51 8BA. Had a smaller problem than what it sounds like you're seeing. My first sign was foaming coolant, and it would always push a bit of foam out after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Foaming coolant

Stopping the water pump from turning reduces the chance of what Bob pointed out... air leaking in as the source of the foaming.

What you should see is nice big bubbles coming to the surface,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Foaming coolant

Simple test... fill the radiator to the top. Disconnect the fan belt so the water pump won't turn. Start the engine and look for bubbles at the filler neck. Any bubbles are an indication of a blown...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 53 Ranchwagon Radiator

On my '53 Ranchwagon (also recored), the brackets look to be about 7/8" in front of the core. The back side of the core is about 1" from the fan. I took several cell photos and I'm happy to share,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,599
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Help Me -before I go mad

I'm with Frank Miller... had a similar intermittent spark problem. It was a loose connection at the resister/fuse block.

Good luck!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 49 ford 4 door radiator

I had problems with Carpenter hoses at the bottom as well. They are the wrong shape and as you said a bit too short. And the Ford logo came off in my hands as I tried to wrestle them on. Poor Chinese...
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