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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Ford whisperer
How to identify 6 or 12v starter motor?

I pulled the starter out of my 51 f1 to access & remove the exhaust header from the 8ba. The truck is completely converted to a 12v system and, based on starting performance, I believe it is a 12v...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,090
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Fires in California

Sir when you figure out how to “manage” the 60mph Santa Ana winds blasting thru the state right now, please do inform us all. I live in the Southern California forest and last July came scarily close...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Alternator wiring

Thanks for that. Very genius-like. However, I'm hoping to avoid spending hours upside down under the dash wangling the gauge cluster out and in, while trying not to disturb all the functioning...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Alternator wiring

Okay. I appreciate all advice. I had no idea that an ammeter in my situation could be such a hazard. The original 6v generator factory setup to the instrument cluster ammeter was of course correct. A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Alternator wiring

Thanks jack. That's the info I needed to wire up the new gauge. I'm going to pull the original gauge cluster and examine how ford wired this truck ammeter in the first place. I'll likely unzip the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Alternator wiring

Okay. These replies & schematics are helpful. But since these old fords originally had 30 amp ammeters instead of an idiot light, what wires get passed thru the new 60 amp Stewart Warner ammeter? I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By Ford whisperer
Alternator wiring

I'm running a 12 v neg ground gm 3 wire alternator (60 amp) with internal regulator on my '51 ford f1 with 8ba flathead. I've been searching this forum for identifying what the two plugin wires do...
Forum: Early V8 02-12-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By Ford whisperer
1950-51 ford/Mercury woodie lower tailgate

Fits '49-'51 but correct for '50-'51. Was rebuilt by hot rod hell (San Diego builder) more than 20 years ago to replace all rust with new metal. Ran it on my '49 Mercury wagon until I finally found a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,118
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Anti-Chatter Rods Purpose

I've had a nos pair in their original carton in storage for prolly more than twenty years now. Never gave much thought about 'em but thanks for confirming my suspicions that these are pre-war items....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,128
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Mallory product release...

Okay. I looked at this Mallory and it's their model 2527501 and according to their data sheet it takes a "400" condenser. Now, the condenser I was using was new out of the wrapper and so I had a high...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,128
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Mallory product release...

I tried a Mallory dual point distributor (exact part no. I forget but apparently no longer available) in my '49 Mercury 8ba decades ago and resulted in loss of power. I had this Mallory in storage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Painting 52 f1 firewall

After buying my f1 a dozen or so years ago I wanted to do a color change from white to meadow green because the factory white looked blah to me. The one issue that held me back from doing that color...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Calif fires again

Earlier this week as I sat glued to Los Angeles tv news stations cover the various fires out there not too far away from my tinder dry mountain residence, before we lost power up here for two days, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Info on repairing a door hinge pin

I sent my complete hinges off my '49 Mercury to customs classics & rods. (CCR)
They did an excellent job. Hope they are still in business, as that was a decade or so ago.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,919
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Source For Arcing Shoes In San Diego

Yes deuce mac, I remember that ford dealer. I was a kid and hopped on my bicycle to see the new '57 fords unveiled one exciting nite, searchlite parked at the curb and hoards of customers in total...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,919
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Source For Arcing Shoes In San Diego

Some fifty years ago a machine shop on garnet avenue in pacific beach performed that service for free when buying new brake shoes from their parts dept. and turning your drums. There was no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,425
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Finished Up The F-1 Today!

Hey thanks jseery. How'd you fix my sideways pic? I am new to this forum and still trying to post stuff correctly. I have new pics of my f1 after a recent repaint and want to orient them right side...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,425
Posted By Ford whisperer
Re: Finished Up The F-1 Today!

I thought the same thing when I "finished" my '51 f1 years ago. Problem is, I'm such a sucker for perfection I keep inventing more things to do to my lil jewel of a truck.
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