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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: What is this hole for?

That's the entrance to the mouse hotel.
This is the 'deluxe' model with an entrance and an exit.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Shoebox drop leaf springs with blocks

No the axle does not hang as low when the car is lifted.
The primary difference is that the Mercury wheel opening is taller than the Ford opening plus I have opened it up to the full skirt size by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Shoebox drop leaf springs with blocks

My installation is on a '51 Merc. and I don't have the fender cut-out to tire issues but everything else is virtually the same.
Don't know what a Gambino :confused: notch is but this is my own notch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Shoebox drop leaf springs with blocks

The springs are de-arched (have them on mine) and are correct length.
Have you given any consideration to the axles bottoming out on the frame or the driveshaft hitting the tunnel?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 50 Ford Caster and Camber bushing tools 3089-N, 3046-N

When the brake/backer plate is not installed it is simple to disassemble and assemble but when the backer is installed the tooling is used to make adjustments.
Made my own tooling out of 1/4" steel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Whatchamacallit

A couple of links that may help---
https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/Ford-8N_Throttle-Control-Rod-End_8N9740.html
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Whatchamacallit

Speedway has these ends that you can use to make any length of rod.


https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Carb-...-RH,37495.html

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Headlight switch rotates when steering wheel is turned

Something is binding between the switch/rod and the column shaft.
Whether bent, corroded or just debris causing the binding, only you can determine what it is by dismantling and inspecting....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 51 Ford Custom restoration advice?

A little cleanup and remove distortion:)
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Lower a arm spacer bolt size

If you are talking about the (2) shock mount bolts, they are not rivets but 5/16" carriage bolts that are tacked or swaged into a square hole....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Coolant flow diagram

When flatheads were built there was no need for fuel injection temperature sensors.
Most if not all modern vehicles with fuel injection sensors have them located just before the thermostat in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,568
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: PCV kits

PCV does not effect booster.
Install GM booster filter.
No check valve required.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 966
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Coolant flow diagram

Most likely any one of the (4) ports on the top edge of the heads would serve the purpose. (closest to thermostat exit may be best) Keeping in mind that the flathead has two separate cooling systems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: French Flathead rebuild tag

How times have changed.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wiring

Don't recall any wire anchors on my '51 Merc and the Ford should be the same. Just have to remember to attach a fish line to the old one to pull the new one back.:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wiring

There should also be wires in the same harness that go to the light and switch for the roof light in the passenger compartment. (if so equipped) in 'B' pillar

You should be able to pull the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Merc crank clean out plugs

Considering that Ford used the drive in plugs for millions of miles with no issues (known to me)
I chose to use the Dorman 555-010 plugs. No Loc-tite, drive in, 3-4 stake marks....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1940 Ford Coupe Outside Door Handle Removal

It's been over 50 years since I owned a '40 Ford but as I recall there is a screw just inside the door edge that goes in at a 45 deg. angle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Does the oil pump bolt have to be safety wired?

Pumps to '48 used a drilled head bolt.
'49-'53 manual shows bolt and lock washer only.
It's like wearing a belt and suspenders.

For peace of mind you can wear the suspenders (safety wire)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 2-Door Flat Glass Power Window Motor Conversion

There are two different types of power window kits.
The one I have does not turn the window crank. It has not given any problems in 20 plus years of operation.
The window crank turner type looks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 280
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Which application for BW Pcv382?

Nothing more than to confirm the presence of vacuum.
Been running perfectly for 10 years plus.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 280
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Which application for BW Pcv382?

This is the one I am using along with associated grommet.
( Dodge 3.9L) from Napa----------


https://www.napaonline.com/en/search?text=pcv%20valve&referer=v2
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 280
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Which application for BW Pcv382?

Why would anyone recommend using a valve that is used on an engine with half the displacement of a flathead ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Are the 3rd and 4th piston rings backward?

According to Hastings instructions, the first oil ring (top) is three piece, second one cast iron.
So yours look reversed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,645
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Lean MisFire

Would be interesting to see what an AFR meter has to say about the condition.
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