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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,801
Posted By oldford2
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I am 82 and still coming in from my heated shop every day with greasy hands. My first car was a 39 Plymouth coupe that I dated my wife of 62 years. I still remember how nice those shifts into 3rd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By oldford2
Re: 59 Engine bolt torque

[QUOTE=Mart;1980937]This is what I've been using. Thanks to Mac Van Pelt.
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_torquespecs32-48V8.htm

80-90 on the main caps.
35-40 on the con rods....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,721
Posted By oldford2
Re: Home made tool that works really well.

Maybe MacVP will share his stand for rebuilding transmissions.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By oldford2
Re: A Day In So Florida

I don't think I will take the 46 out for a drive today:)
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,324
Posted By oldford2
Re: Correct replacement for Fram C181-A?

Just changed the oil and filter last week in my 46 59ab with original oil canister. Carquest 85006 (advanced Auto)
$12
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,049
Posted By oldford2
Re: Hagerty insurance ?

I have been with J C Taylor for my old cars for 30 years. I hit my fence pulling my 46 out of the shop and the rear suicide door opened and caught and bent back. Sickening. I submitted a claim to J C...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By oldford2
Re: Where is my Hemmings??

I received my January Hemmings today
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By oldford2
Re: 5/16-24 wing nuts...

You did not mention your plan for your pickup...show or drive? The thumbscrews you need are available in forged not stamped, at Fastenal. Get 4 and they all would be the same.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By oldford2
Re: Water pumps

Send your pumps to Skip Haney in Florida. He will rebuild them to an improved design and return them promptly.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,790
Posted By oldford2
Re: What to check on a 46 Mercury

Did 46 Mercs have 8BA,s? Round front parking lights? How long has the speedometer been stuck at 100 mph?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By oldford2
Re: Merry Christmas in the Barn

Very nice. Thanks
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By oldford2
Re: Frank Casey

Frank Casey, Millbury, MA. Just up 146 if you are coming from RI or just off the Mass Pike exit 10A
508-805-6613
Give him a call and talk about your block. Just up the road from Joe's Antique auto...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By oldford2
Frank Casey

Just brought a block to Frank today. He is a busy guy . What an experience to see the blocks he is saving. The guy is a wizard and has saved 2 blocks for me. He works on all blocks. Today it was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By oldford2
Re: solenoid

Coop,
Thanks for posting. I am having trouble sending pictures this week.
That shiny spot on the left was a built up "dimple" . 1/16" dia and .043 high. So the copper disc could not sit flat on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By oldford2
Re: solenoid

Great!! Thanks to all especially Coop for the pictures. Now I have a project and optimistic that I can get things working.
I will follow up with what I found in the old solenoid And how the new one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By oldford2
solenoid

Nice day here in western MA and snow forecast for the weekend. So thought I would dig out the 46 and take a ride. Has not run in over a week. Put the charger on early and after a couple of hours the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By oldford2
Re: Ignition switch woes

Some time ago, GM (George Mitchell) posted instructions on removing and cleaning the switch, He demonstrated it to some of us when we visited him in his shop. Maybe he will re-post it.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By oldford2
Re: Best spark plug

I have used Champion H12's for20 years. My old friend Vic Piano said he would not use them in his lawn mower. Blondes, brunettes, redheads,. My new best favorite is a gray head,
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By oldford2
Re: vacuum source

I think that "silvery thing" is a silencer to quiet the manifold vacuum noise . ?? someone will know?
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By oldford2
Re: connector sleeve for choke rod

Is it flexible like the rubber connector or is it straight? Straight won't work. the joint has to flex with the engine movement. Do you have a picture of it?
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By oldford2
Re: connector sleeve for choke rod

That is how I did mine
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By oldford2
Re: 12v conversion

The proverbial question....why???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,060
Posted By oldford2
Re: 36 Can't Stop The Oil Pan Drain Plug Drip

I use a large rubber O ring. Works great
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By oldford2
Dope trying to dope out a signal light issue

My 46 has a dealer installed signal light (Allstate). Separate rear and front lights. I have a Brakelighter installed 5 years ago and has always worked great. Lately the brake light is bright when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,184
Posted By oldford2
Re: Fall 2020

Fall is coming to Western Ma also. 45 mile foliage ride yesterday. Fun on the back roads where no one is pushing you. That is our 9 year old foster child (also our great grand daughter).
John
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