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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,924
Posted By tubman
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

In my opinion, the advent of the Optima battery (800 CCA) makes the question moot for anything other than modified cars. get the faux Ford script case, and you're golden. It's a given that the wiring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 618
Posted By tubman
Re: Drive Your V8 Ford Day!

It's usually inside, but I had it at my summer place for a couple of days.

Unfortunately, the trees were in rut then.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By tubman
Re: Shift fork

I had a spare NOS 91A fork on here a few years ago for $100. One member said he could buy the whole shift tower for $50. I sold mine for $100 to someone else the next day.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 618
Posted By tubman
Re: Drive Your V8 Ford Day!

I got most of the tree sap and pollen off the '51, so I have it out today, too.

I'll finish the cleanup tomorrow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By tubman
Re: Who carries a 1953 Mercury carb rebuild kit?

I had a friend with a '53 Merc, and he had the same problem. You will be happy to hear that a new accelerator pump fixed the problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By tubman
Re: Who carries a 1953 Mercury carb rebuild kit?

I believe "scicala" in post 2 is an expert in rebuilding these carbs. I believe that he's just being modest. Unless you are experienced with these, you would do well to have him rebuild your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By tubman
Re: Who carries a 1953 Mercury carb rebuild kit?

It would be informative to know what carb and manifold are on the car. Someone may have replaced them with a Ford unit in the past since he is asking about a 2100. A car of that apparent quality...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By tubman
Re: Viscosity VS Pressure

Since I had little to do this afternoon, I went through all of my documentation to see what the factory maximum oil pressure should be. I found only one source that had it, and that was a 1960...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By tubman
Re: 1939 Deluxe Ford headlight buckets

This seems to be right, but from everything I've read, white works better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By tubman
Re: 1934 cabriolet lowering

You can do it yourself (I believe that there are several threads about this), or you can take "DavidJ" up on the offer he made in post #3 on this thread.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By tubman
Re: wheel adaptor plate

I think you mean '36-'39 "wide five" wheels? I've been able to do the others on my bubble balancer and enough modern cars use the 5 on 5 1/2 pattern that they shouldn't be a probloem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,727
Posted By tubman
Re: Project getting close to the finish line

What a nice lookin' car! With the price of '36 hubcaps being what it is, I'd consider something more substantial than "a dab of silicone" to keep them on. Does anyone sell quality replacement spring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,111
Posted By tubman
Re: Fuel problem on my '40

The way I read his post is that the loose screw was on the new carb, not the "leaker". Why else would he have to use his "angle screwdriver" to tighten it?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By tubman
Re: Viscosity VS Pressure

It looks to me like the relief spring is a little too stiff. Your bearing clearances and oil pump are good enough to produce over 60 lbs pressure at cruise speed with either viscosity, so the relief...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,111
Posted By tubman
Re: Fuel problem on my '40

I'm still betting it was a cracked, porous, or ill-fitting carb body. When and if you get enough time, it might be instructive to disassemble your old carb and give it a thorough inspection and see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By tubman
Re: the build

You have to remember we are not talking OHV engines here, so with Ford factory heads anyway, flow is not a factor. The question is compression; the EAB heads have the smallest combustion chambers of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By tubman
Re: the build

They have "EAC" heads; not as good as "EAB"'s because they have larger chembers to keep the same compression ratio as the Fords with the Mercury's longer stroke.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By tubman
Re: the build

I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I really like a small base 2G on a bored out Merc manifold; the same throttle area as duals with only one (probably better) carb.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By tubman
Re: dizzy black cap

There was a thread on here about a week ago that said the Echlin MA9 cap and MA7 rotor were a replacement for old Mallory flattops. Several of us have them on order, so we should know soon.

See...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By tubman
Re: 1938 85 1.5 ton gearing

Let's face it; your truck will always be at the limit just trying to keep up to traffic. Sometimes, you just can't win the war, no matter what you do. If you want to do a lot of long distance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By tubman
Re: the build

I have them in both of my engines; the '51 Merc in my '51 club coupe and my "HotRod" engine that is going into my Tub. I can honestly say that I can't hear either of them. I have only run the second...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By tubman
Re: Vacuum Bleeder?

I had a "Mighty-Vac" years ago and it would not work at all. Looking back, I'll bet it was bad out of the box.

Anyway, the experience really soured me on them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By tubman
Re: New baby 1953 Merc

Even that is not as simple as it sounds. It requires sizing the master cylinder correctly and possibly adding some proportioning valves. Dual master cylinders are not what they're cracked up to be. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,111
Posted By tubman
Re: Fuel problem on my '40

The more I hear about this, the less I think I was grasping at straws. A new carb should fix it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By tubman
Re: point gap = dwell

I set the points on a Mallory dual point to the gap specified in the instructions. The car would hardly run. I check with the dwell meter and it was way off. I then set them according to the dwell...
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