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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: '37 Ford all locked up

A bad battery or connection would cause the drive train to lock up?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Filling a brakes system

I made a vacuum pump out of an old freezer compressor. Use it with a brake bleeder cup. Works great.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: 8BA 12 V Starter?

Hot wrench helps a bunch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: 8BA 12 V Starter?

Used the coils from a 1956 - 1962 12V starter. Bolted in and has worked perfectly for many years. I did change to the new style "Bendix". No broken springs to deal with.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,418
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Electric fans

I put a 302 in a '84 Bronco II. Had the same problem.Solved it by doing some fabrication and moving the radiator forward a couple of inches. Worked great.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Fuel tank sealer

Used the POR 25 years ago. Still going strong. Ethanol hasn't bothered it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,318
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Change to 12 volt negative ground

I made the same changes but mounted a 12V solenoid on a plastic insulator block and use the button to ground it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,318
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Change to 12 volt negative ground

Yep. Plus a lot less electrical problems. Much less finicky. 6 volts is fine if you keep everything in top condition.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,318
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Change to 12 volt negative ground

There is a reason Detroit and other car manufacturers switched to 12 volt many years ago. I switched my '48 30 years ago and never looked back. Wouldn't even consider 6 volts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: 49 ford 4 door radiator

I measured mine. Went to a local auto parts store and they cut a pair for me. Fit perfect.
No Ford script though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,714
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Another clutch chatter thread

I've had the same problem with my 8BA. The only real difference is sometimes mine will chatter and sometimes it is as smooth as silk. Temperature doesn't make any difference.
It has gotten better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: 49-53 distributor

Converted both a Load-A-Matic and a Mallory dual point (no vacuum advance) to electronic using Chrysler pickups and Mallory boxes. Had Bubba set the Mallory up.. Can't tell a bit of difference. My...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,835
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: tesla Truck

Yeah! And it has shatterproof windows! Almost.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Ford 8BA engine placement

When I installed a T5 trans in my F1 I had to build a new rear cross member. I set my engine at 3 degrees which let the carb sit level. The rear end was factory 3 degrees up. The drive shaft is 7...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,514
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: 49 f1 PU T5

My 48 F1 was a 3 speed. Had to cut the center out of the rear cross member and brace it back to the new cross member I fabricated as the brake and clutch pedals mount to the original cross member....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: What about New Starter Bendix?

After switching to 12 volts I had a lot of trouble breaking Bendix springs. Switched to the new style four years ago and haven't had any problems. If you stay with 6 volts the old style should work...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,221
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Oldest daily driver... with highway speeds

I did the Autozone test. It said "Oxygen Sensor". Turned out to be thermostat. Point is I didn't need a Auto Zone test on my '48. Temp gage did the "test" for me. Temp gage read fine on the car in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,221
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Oldest daily driver... with highway speeds

I have one of the new "wonder" cars. Got an engine warning light. (Don't have one of those on my '48.) Took it in as I have no way of checking it. They said they had to put it on their computer to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,735
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Old cars

Tried to watch it three times and gave up. Decided it was for people with more money than brains.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,126
Posted By 4t8v8
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,126
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Question About 8BA Truck Oil Pans

I believe you will find you'll need a rear sump pan for an F1. The center sump pan was used on cars with independent suspension and it will hit the front axle on a F1. I had a lot of rear seal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: 12 volt intermittent duty solenoid with button

Had a few BSA's and Triumphs in my early days. Know all about Lucas. No thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: 49 Merc Icon Derelict

Remember when Diesel engines were the "wave of the future?" Oops.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: 49 Merc Icon Derelict

Unique way to ruin a beautiful car. Had a '49 Merc when I was in high school in 1958. I still miss it. Traded it for a '55 Cheeeby in 1960. Bad mistake. 150 - 200 miles? hope it has a bicycle rack on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,602
Posted By 4t8v8
Re: Will a 302 bolt up to a 51 Merc 3sp od trans?

If you think rebuilding a flathead is complicated wait until you do an engine swap. But it's your vehicle so do what you want. You won't be happy with it if you don't.
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