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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Introduction to my 50 fordor

I see it has overdrive, does it operate?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Left and right cylinder head

Are the head gasket different for RH and LH on a 8BA?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By JT FORD
Re: 6 volt question

I used a insulated lighter and reversed the polarity to neg. ground. It runs my Garmin GPS but will lcharge my old flip phone or my smart phone.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,116
Posted By JT FORD
Unhappy Re: Holley 885 carb vs Holley 94

I tried this Merc intake and carb in '54 on my '49 Ford car. It didn't increase the speed and I soon removed it and went back to stock setup.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,116
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Holley 885 carb vs Holley 94

Back in l954 I put a Merc intake and the Merc carb on my '49 Ford. It was a side draft carb but I don't remember the model number. But I do remember something about it.
It didn't help the speed and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Stock 8ba distributor?

Back in its day I ran dual 94's on my l951 and it ran very well for 50 -60,000 miles. I know I reduced the jets down 2 sizes, but I do not remember what the extra carb had for power valve. This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Hard Starting - Fuel Line Issues

Right On, if there is a small leak at the bowl gasket it will not pump! The one time you fill the bowl maybe there was a leak and it didn't start. The last time it didn't leak and it runs.......When...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By JT FORD
Re: 1950 Dash/Speedo

I have removed two of the dark lenses, one on top and one on the bottom. paint the bulbs what ever color you like. It would be a lot easier with the cluster out of the dash. Two of these new painted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Generator issue

I had the same trouble with my '49, OD solenoid would pull in and the ampmeter would

discharge big time. It was the solenoid points hanging up and not stopping the heavy voltage drop. Remove...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,751
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

Those jack stands will never kill as many people as their Virus!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By JT FORD
Re: coil question

I installed a new coil on my l949 last summer. It is a Napa Echkin #IC7 and it works just fine. I have one on my l950 also, put it on about 12 years ago. So now you can sleep better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,690
Posted By JT FORD
Re: oil price.

In 1954 gas in the Omaha area was .25 a gallon at cut rate stations. Gas off the tank truck for farm use was right at .16c with out any taxes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Neg. Ground

If you have a l935 Ford it had a positive ground when it left the factory.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Tube nuts for the vacuum line for a 53' Mercury

VanPeit Sales has them. #351112-S Vacuum Tube Nut $3.00 each. Bought 2 in Sept.
513 724-9486 sales@vanpeltsales.com Great People!!!!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Fuel Evaporation or leakage from the carburetor

If you pull the choke all the way closed it helps after shutting it down....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By JT FORD
Slight mix up!

Traded rides yesterday with the Ford dealer. Got a 2019 Flex. The sales mgr. handed me a new 2020 Ford Motor Co. calendar showing earlier cars.
The Dec, 2019 page had a nice 1951 fordor, but in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By JT FORD
Re: torquing 8ba heads with an oil filter

If you look at Post No. 13, first pix from the angle that that pix was shot that is where to saw it off from. I removed the fuel pump and f.p. stand, then removed the carb. then with a saws-all we...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By JT FORD
Re: torquing 8ba heads with an oil filter

I saved a lot of trouble, I cut the brt. off iwith a saws all and junked the worthless filter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By JT FORD
Re: antifreeze?

I bought a gal. from NAPA this summer,cost around $25/00
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By JT FORD
Re: 6volt battery charger

Try a Farm Store, etc. TSC
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Where to get a OD solenoid for a '49 convertible?

I have told 5th Ave that the Ford cars are all 1 inch, but he will not listen! My new one arrived today and guess what? Its 1 inch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Where to get a OD solenoid for a '49 convertible?

Gary Duff just happened to have a couple of Solenoids NOS for the convertibles and stations wagons. He offered to sell me one of them.


After much digging I now know a lot more about these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Where to get a OD solenoid for a '49 convertible?

Thanks to Gary Duff he was able to solve my problem!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By JT FORD
Where to get a OD solenoid for a '49 convertible?

Anyone know of a place one could be found? Mine is not working right at all.
Fifth Ave Garage in Kansas sells new ones but states the standard one he has will not work on the convertible or the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By JT FORD
Re: Overdrive solenoid leaking

There is a little oil seal in the tranny where the solenoid shaft goes into the case.s
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