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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By 42merc
Re: 41 vs 42 woody header

Nickels' Automotive Woodworking Traverse City MI has some good press.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By 42merc
Re: who made this intake

It's an early Weiand.
Notice the nearly vertical port runners, later Weiand intake runners look more like Offy & Edelbrock.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By 42merc
Re: 52 Ford flathead fuel pump push rod

There is the possibility the pump was replaced because of a worn fuel pump lobe on the cam.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,611
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,611
Posted By 42merc
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Y blocks into '49-'53 Fords weren't uncommon back when.
That said, any Y block less than 292 cubes is a wasted effort. I know people will say otherwise, but anything less than a 292 is a boat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By 42merc
Re: NOSE crab distributor cap ???

Drake's caps have / had brass contacts.
One thing to remember is the original design called for a paper gasket between the cap & dist body. Not using one, I believe leads to the common rotor/contact...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By 42merc
Re: NOSE crab distributor cap ???

OEM '42 caps had no internal rib.
Most newer aftermarket caps have the internal rib, the exception being Bob Drakes version. IMO Drake's cap works well.
I also have purchased NORS caps from E Bay...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By 42merc
Re: trans oil

I also use GL5 in my early Ford transmission & rear end. I have monitored the trans for wear of the yellow metals and after 30K plus miles, cannot see any appreciable new wear or the brass dissolving...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By 42merc
Re: Thermostat

I used 8BA stats in my 59A.
Use aviation snips to trim an 1/8" all around, works for me, after all it's just a thermostat not a rocket ship.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By 42merc
Re: 31 sedan delivery

'30-'31 Sedan rear fenders.
This is not a guess, I owned and restored one once upon a time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By 42merc
Re: Axles 1939 Pickup ??

Dick Spadaro's fix - stack a new seal on top of the old one, provides a fresh wear area.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,754
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1CM Merc Crank In A 40?

Stock '40 Ford rod bearings will not fit. Wrong size.
Must use Mercury bearings. They are compatible.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By 42merc
Re: Oil Pan Question?

That pan is tough to keep dry.
Weld it up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By 42merc
Re: What Spindle Is This?

It's a modified 1942 thru 1948 Ford spindle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By 42merc
Re: Need help. 8cm with crab dist.

48 thru 52 Ford truck pumps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By 42merc
Re: 49-50 mercury f-1 oil pan question

Although, they are similar in shape the truck pan has a longer sump, it may interfere with the steering linkage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By 42merc
Re: drill holes in 51 8ba block

No poblem. The 8be will accept the extra holes like the early blocks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By 42merc
Re: Best way to lower the front '41 coupe?

The title of this thread is, what is the BEST way to lower a 41 ?
The BEST way is a dropped axle.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-22-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By 42merc
Re: Question for you that run an original 3 speed, R10 or R11 OD trans...

I have a 3:40 gear with a R10 OD. Runs mid 70s nicely.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By 42merc
Re: 6 volt overdrive relay with 12 volts

My experience with using 12 volts on the 6 volt OD relay & solenoid is such. The governor doesn't care about voltage. The relay won't live, need a 12 volt relay, I use the old style ('60s) 12 volt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By 42merc
Re: Novice transmission question

Try rotating the main shaft as you operate the shift lever.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By 42merc
Re: NOS Airtex Fuel Pump - Worth it?

You are out of touch & lucky.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By 42merc
Re: NOS Airtex Fuel Pump - Worth it?

That pump is known as "the bus pump", a high volume pump used on Ford rear engine city buses starting in 1944.
Favored by hot rodders during the flatheads prime days.
It's an AC pump & diaphragms...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-09-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By 42merc
Re: overdrive solenoid ID

A 12 volt solenoid will have 12 volt stamped into the end bell (cover).
6 volt will have have nothing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By 42merc
Re: 8BA Rods in a '41 Merc Block

That is the combo that works - go for it.
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