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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: 1901 teapot question

Thanks tubman, I was just curious. I was there wouldn't be a big performance upgrade for a teapot but just been thinking about it as of late. I really don't have any issues with mine now so I was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: 1901 teapot question

Haha sure.. I think haha? I just want to see if its possible to step them up in performance alittle
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By 53_mercLuke
1901 teapot question

I know everyone says to throw them away but I haven't had much issue with mine. My question is, is there a way to kind of hop them up alittle bit? I have looked around and haven't seen much of it. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: A-team performance distributor issues

The instructions they sent
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: A-team performance distributor issues

Yeah the plug wires and directions are set up right as far as the instructions go
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By 53_mercLuke
A-team performance distributor issues

Hey guys,
I got an a team performance ready to run distributor from southwest performance and have been having issues. I have been i contact with their tech support but they are absolutely no help...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: 1953 Flathead acceleration issue

Update, I found the ground wire in the distributor only holding together with a couple strands of wire. Fixed that and reset timing, runs alot better but still have some stumbling on acceleration...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: 1953 Flathead acceleration issue

I have been as of late to see if it helps and I get it spot on but still runs horrible
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: 1953 Flathead acceleration issue

Thanks I will check that out. It is strange it ran for about 5 years without. But it is about the only thing I haven't looked to far into
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: 1953 Flathead acceleration issue

I never had the advance hooked up before and it ran great. But yeah now if I hook the advance line up before start it just cranks, if i hook it up while running it dies
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: 1953 Flathead acceleration issue

I replaced the distributor cap and the capacitor when I did the points. And i did replace the vacuum advance canister but thats another issue, when its hooked up it cranks but doesn't start
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By 53_mercLuke
1953 Flathead acceleration issue

I'm having issues on acceleration, it just spits and sputters. I have replaced the 6 volt to a 12 volt system 2 years ago, this started happening about 3 months ago and I have been chasing my tail....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: 1953 Flathead acceleration issue again

The other weekend when I thought I fixed the issue but found my alternator bad the volt meter on the car read high but at idle it when back to 12 but then when I did a check on the system it wasn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: 1953 Flathead acceleration issue again

Its good and I replaced the fuel filter last week. I'm getting fluid to the carb and in the bowl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By 53_mercLuke
1953 Flathead acceleration issue again

Last week I posted I had acceleration issues on my 1901 yeapot carb. I moved the accelerator pump adjustment to the right from the middle hole and also found the diaphragm for the power vavle was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: 1953 Flathead acceleration issue

Update on my running issue:

I moved the pump adjustment over to the right from the middle and it helped alittle. But I also found the diaphragm from the kit for the power valve was another...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By 53_mercLuke
1953 Flathead acceleration issue

I just rebuilt my holley teapot carburetor and it runs great at idle but when I give it 1/4 to 1/2 throttle it spits then dies. The float looks level from the top. I replaced the fuel filter and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: Overdrive solenoid

That looks to be how I have it wired up, just pulled the solenoid and it's working properly when giving it direct voltage from the battery. It's a new kickdown switch maybe 2 months old if that....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Overdrive solenoid

So I have been having issues with my 6 volt overdrive solenoid, I performed tests to find that the relay is working, but when the wire I had hooked up to the relay is hooked up I get no power on that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By 53_mercLuke
12 volt conversation 6 volt overdrive

So I just converted my 6 volt system to 12 volt but I still have the 6 volt overdrive system. My question is can I still run the 6 volt solenoid and relay on my 12 volt? I know it's not recommended,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By 53_mercLuke
12 volt conversation kits?

Does anyone have suggestions on 12 volt conversation kits? I'm planning on upgrading my 53 Merc, I want to also put air bags on it so I'm not sure if I need more amps than 100 on an alternator. And...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Re: Voltage regulator adjustment

Yep polorized the system, was the first thing I did actually haha
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By 53_mercLuke
Voltage regulator adjustment

I burnt out another 6 volt regulator on the circuit breaker coil, I thought I did the adjustment right because the car was charging. I have a service manual and I'm having a hard time understanding...
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