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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

That connection should be correct. However, if your car is still positive ground you may need to connect the neg lead to the coil and pos to the ground to make it work. That assumes the meter will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By cadillac512
Re: My '34 Won't Turnover

Quote: "I turned the ignition switch on and the ammeter drops slightly, just under "0". When I press on the starter button the engine does not turnover. It doesn't click or anything. Looking at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Generator getting hot

Everyone's idea of "hot" can vary. Remember, the generator is directly behind a radiator that's blowing heated air on it. Feel some other engine components in the gen's vicinity...are they similar?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,160
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1941 instrument panel

Sam, he posted this below one of the pics above:


" I chose a set of battery operated Christmas tree lights because: they were tiny, they were the right color (warm white), and powered by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,160
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1941 instrument panel

Yes,indeed. Well done! Thank you...I'll be planning to do a similar improvement. An amazing difference.:)



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,160
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1941 instrument panel

Yes, please. I'm interested in seeing the pics since my '41 Merc is in need of the same thing. Thank you!


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By cadillac512
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Oil gallery plug to 8ba

Quote;



" I live in Norway and don’t have many shops to by inch treads bolts"


Availability in Norway is the problem. Our inch based hardware isn't so common there. Having said that,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By cadillac512
Re: "Poly" brake lines...

This is correct.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,277
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Question on Cam Gear Marks - UPDATE

Dwell in the 34-36 degree range will be about right.



It finally cooled off here...last couple weeks have been pretty nice in 70's and 80's. I do hate the summer weather, especially when our...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,277
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Question on Cam Gear Marks - UPDATE

I believe LH set is timing of the spark. RH side provides longer dwell time. Since RH side opens earlier it seems (in my mind anyway :confused:) that if the LH side were not making contact for any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,277
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Question on Cam Gear Marks - UPDATE

Congrats on fixing the mechanical problems, Russ. My money's on the shorter valve springs having been the trouble.
Now...is there any way this thing's trying to run on just the passenger side...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 41 mostly stock 6v posted ground - adding a fan

Bill-
First, congratulations on owning and driving that car for so long!


I have to ask...why modify the system if it's worked so well for so long? I rather like the idea of a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By cadillac512
Re: edlebrock 4 barrel manifold broken bolt

Correct. I milled my 8CM Merc manifold flat to use in the '41 Merc.


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 41 mostly stock 6v posted ground - adding a fan

I drive a '41 Merc with a nice 260" flathead. The radiator is in good shape and all tins are in place. This summer in 95-103 degree (F) heat the car ran the exact same temps (185-195) as it did when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 38 ford alternator

Have you had the alternator tested for correct output? Reason I ask is because a bad diode can cause a distinct whine in an alternator but also reduces the output. A shorted stator winding can do the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Carbon on plugs and piston tops

I believe Ronnie was likening the carbon buildup on a flathead piston and its attendant heat rejection qualities to the more recent application of modern coatings on pistons of later model engines.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,762
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

Just last week measured one of Skip's recent coils we installed on a '47 belonging to a friend. 1.2 ohms on my Fluke brand meter.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Delco distributor on my flathead now

After closer examination, the reluctor and pickup coil closely resemble Chrysler.

More good conversion work by Charlie!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Delco distributor on my flathead now

Is that a Ford mag pickup? What module are you using? Looks good!


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,859
Posted By cadillac512
Re: NGK Plugs

Me too. B6L in an 8BA style Merc slightly "warmed up". Plugs look just right. Milled 8CM iron heads.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,367
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Question on cam gear marks

If I subtract your lowest spring height of 1.854" from an in-spec height of 2.130" I get .276" difference, and that's shorter. Is the spring coil binding when the valve is fully open? If so, it'll...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,066
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Crank pulley bolt...Lost again!!

I don't think the distance from front of hub to end of crank is a problem as long as it's sitting properly on the machined register of the pulley and crank.

Your washer is THICK, right? Like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,367
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Russ, the lash isn't great but it isn't the cause of the running problem. It may be a bit noisy on a few valves,but just a bit...can't make it run badly.
As for the spring heights,well, they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,367
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Russ, one way to be sure the cam timing is correct: With the head off,when any piston is at tdc on the overlap stroke (exhaust valve closing while intake is opening) both valves for that cyl. should...
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