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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By 42merc
Re: 49 master cylinder

For the all knowing, go to Google or Eckler's site & look at '68 - '72 Corvette master cylinder.
I can't get it transferred.


petehoovie , where are you?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By 42merc
Re: 49 master cylinder

It looks like a universal after market copy of a late 60's Corvette cylinder.
They are available in several bore sizes, so if replacing, check or match the bore.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1951 flathead to C4 conversion

Speedway Motors has a C4 to flathead kit, with or without the trans.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By 42merc
Re: Brake backing plate ID

Plates shown are '45 thru '48.
'39 thru '44 have the eccentric lower anchors.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By 42merc
Re: One piece driveshaft - '38 Ford?

Also installed in '41 Ford 6 cyl passenger cars.
From. memory, a 3:62 or 3:68 ratio. To verify, check the Green book.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By 42merc
Re: 39/41 rear wheel spats

Are we asking about "fender skirts"?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By 42merc
Re: 40 Standard Grille

I recently purchased a NOS '40 std grille, all black . I figured it was a service part.
Drake is advertising all chrome std grilles on his web site at this time. Maybe the last run.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By 42merc
Re: Anto Sway Bar, Rear Shocks on 1939 Deluxe Vert

My experience with a '40 coupe equipped with a Drake rear bar & a Chassis Engineering front bar told me there was no difference in handling if only the rear bar was installed. Testing involved...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By 42merc
Re: Anto Sway Bar, Rear Shocks on 1939 Deluxe Vert

The Drake rear sway bar, shock kit is the single best modification you can make on an early Ford.
That's my opinion, and I'm sticking with it.
The tailpipe(s) will need to be modified.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,292
Posted By 42merc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By 42merc
Re: 39 coupe curling rear window seal

Your existing seals are probably Carpenter brand seals. As built they are too long & curl after installation.
Buy Drake seals, they will fit correctly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By 42merc
Re: Shocked by the Horn!!!!

The horn button ground "path" is not clean. Your body is completing the ground circuit.
Maybe add a ground wire from the column to the frame.
Also clean the steering wheel under the horn button.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1935 Experimental intake

Take notice that Sheldon lives in France.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By 42merc
Re: 40 Standard Grille Repair

Real '40 Ford standard grilles are die cast.
Once upon a time the aftermarket produced a stamped steel grille.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,551
Posted By 42merc
Re: Flathead Oil Pan

It's a 1953 F100 truck V8 flathead oil pan. One year only.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By 42merc
Re: 40 hubs

They will fit '45-'47, not '48.
'48 gets you the "new" F1 & Bendix brakes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,134
Posted By 42merc
Re: Transmission Oil

If you put GL5 in a gearbox with yellow metals it will discolor the yellow metals after several years. It will NOT dissolve them in a few minutes like most people believe.

This I agree with.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By 42merc
Re: Crank pulley

Crank snout on the 37 is a smaller diameter than the 46-48 crank.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,674
Posted By 42merc
Re: Flathead identification

After looking a bit harder, I think we have an EAB long block with the truck stuff bolted on, (bell housing, exhaust, water pumps, generator, fan & early oil filter). Plus there is an oil filter lug...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,674
Posted By 42merc
Re: Flathead identification

The 1948 early 1949 version of the 8ba/8rt used the early (42-48) wide bolt pattern oil filter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By 42merc
Re: Reds headers & Brockman exhaust

The Steelpack Brockman's will be louder at the tailpipe than the other mentioned mufflers.
I have used Brockman glasspacks on several flathead powered cars & I love them, slightly less loud than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By 42merc
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 02-06-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By 42merc
Re: 324-371 Olds

Yes, it will fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,016
Posted By 42merc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By 42merc
Re: not a fan.

I posted this in 2017. I've used this method several times.


Everyone has their own solution for this common problem, this is mine. You must have a '40 fan mount pulley to start with. Remove...
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