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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By TomO
Re: 1950 f1 dash gauge and dash light current draws

The 55 bulbs draw .41 amp each. They should not be on the same circuit as the gauges,


The 363 bulb is probably the closest replacement.


Stock KS gauges draw the same amount of current for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By TomO
Re: 46 ford misfire

It sounds like you have a restricted fuel line or a vacuum leak on the input to the fuel pump. Try replacing the flex line to the fuel pump. Use a correct flex line, not a rubber hose with clamps....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By TomO
Re: Is there a problem in my charging circuit (or starter)

At 1500 rpm the alternator should be putting out 7.2 - 7.4 volts.


As others have said, check your connections and cables for corrosion. The best way to do this is a voltage drop test, where you...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-18-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,255
Posted By TomO
Re: Lincoln Y-Block 318 Problems

The 53 Lincoln distributor had a mechanical advance that was connected to the throttle on the carburetor. To change to a later carb and distributor, you will probably have to change the linkage and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By TomO
Re: 40 mercury flathead with columbia 2 speed

If your Merc has the original block in it, it may be one with the thin steel sleeves. Check the passenger side of the machined surface where the intake fits for a stamped 99T HS.


If you have the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By TomO
Re: 39 LED tail lights

the signal stat 181 should work without adding the resister

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,314
Posted By TomO
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

To determine if the air cleaner is clogged, start the engine and let it idle. Remove the air cleaner with the engine still running, If the engine speed increases significantly, the cleaner is...
Forum: Early V8 10-09-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By TomO
Re: 40 Mercury right side cowl molding

I still haven't found one.
Forum: Early V8 09-17-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By TomO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,853
Posted By TomO
Re: Removing transmission 1947 Mercury

The last time that I did this on a 1947 Mercury was in 1952, so I don't remember everything I did. The engine has to be jacked up enough to allow the back of the transmission to clear the floor pan...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,325
Posted By TomO
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

Your post says that you have approximately 0.8V drop in voltage across your light switch. If you did the measurements correctly, your light switch is bad. The max drop across the light switch is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,272
Posted By TomO
Re: Electrical Issue advice

Rockfla, use a test light or buzzer between the ground post and ground to do your testing. Sparks around a battery can cause an explosion of the battery.


If it is not the cutout, check the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,325
Posted By TomO
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

A voltage drop test measures the resistance in a circuit and is more accurate way than using an ohm meter or measuring the voltage at the end point of the circuit. An ohm meter is hard to read when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,886
Posted By TomO
Re: Gets warm and quits running?

Condensers seldom fail when hot. In most cases where the condenser is at fault, it was leaking and causing the coil to over heat. Then the spark is weak.


When they fail because of heat they stay...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,508
Posted By TomO
Re: Copper coat gasket spray.

I find that you get the best results with a head gasket when you use the gasket manufacturer's recommendations. I was a copper spray guy until a FelPro engineer gave us a talk back in the 1980's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By TomO
Re: Fuel Tank Sending Unit 1936

It is most likely that the points in the new sending unit have corrosion on them. Connect an ohm meter between the center terminal and the case. Move the arm slowly and watch the meter. If you see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By TomO
Re: 39 starter circut

Mike, my Lincoln uses the one that requires the 2 terminal starter button and after Ford converted to 12 volts some Fords used them. Chrysler and other manufacturers did use that type also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By TomO
Re: Pressure plate finger adj

Chart for pressure plate:
Clutch diameter Gauge Thickness Lever Height
9" clutch .340" 11/16" from top of plate
10" clutch .295" ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By TomO
Re: 39 starter circut

You probably have the wrong type solenoid. Check for 6 volts (6 volt system) at the button (center) terminal, if you have 6 volts there, you have the correct solenoid. If you have less than 5 volts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,937
Posted By TomO
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

The 39 and 40 Merc bodies and frame are completely different from Ford. The Mercury was designed to fill the price gap between the Ford Deluxe and The Lincoln Zephyr. The body was made bigger to give...
Forum: Early V8 06-20-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By TomO
Forum: Early V8 06-10-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By TomO
40 Mercury right side cowl molding

I need the passenger side cowl molding for a 1940 Mercury. Please provide good photos of front and back.


taodonnell@yahoo.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,937
Posted By TomO
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

The 39-40 rear axles and housings are the same as Ford. The front axle is the same as Ford. The track width is the same as the Ford.The torque tube and drive shaft are longer. The frame and bodies...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,271
Posted By TomO
Re: John Wolf of Automotive Engineering in Ely Iowa

John Wolf drove his 32 3 window coupe on the 2012 National Tour. His car ran very well and he seemed very knowledgeable about the cars. His son may have the business now.

One of our RG members...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,199
Posted By TomO
Re: Oil Pressure Sending Unit BO - Hepl

The King-Seeley sending unit should match the oil pump max pressure. If you have an 80# oil pump and a 50# sending unit, the gauge will read max all of the time as long as you have normal oil...
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