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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By cadillac512
Re: E85 fuel with a holley 94

E-85 is Ethanol-85%. That's what the "E" stands for.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Exhaust Manifold Bolts:

Yes, 7/16-14 is correct for the larger two bolts...the rest are 3/8-16. Just standard coarse thread.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By cadillac512
Re: The Right Stuff

As posted,it is a very good sealer and not just a repackaged clone. Right Stuff, when used on clean dry parts (as it should be) is seriously strong. You may well have a difficult time getting some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By cadillac512
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 91A-8600 Radiator fan

I measured the hub on my '41 Merc Town Sedan and it is also 3 5/8" as above. Puts the front edges of the six blade fan approx 7/8" from the radiator core.


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1949 & 50 Merc oil pan question.

V8COOPMAN-


Please continue posting whatever pics you wish to. They are always useful and unless Ryan has a problem with it (and you will know it if he does) there is no problem at all.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
Posted By cadillac512
Re: clutchplate just fits the flywheel, or not ??

34 Gaz-


I looked at two clutch discs I have...both used. Both of mine have the springs below a straight edge laid across the disc facing. One is about 1 mm and the other over 2 mm. No way will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By cadillac512
Re: head Recommendation

I agree. I also still say that most flathead overheating problems can be cured with a properly functioning clean radiator.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,523
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1937 Ford question

Beautiful car, Phatboy. I like it a lot. :cool:
Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,749
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Adjustable lifter problem

Dang, Russ....that sounds like something I'd do! Not afraid to admit it...:D
Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By cadillac512
Re: First start

And the smell of a fresh engine on its first firing with all the paint curing,oils burning off things,a bit of crankcase vapor...ahhhhhhhhhh.......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Mercury lights

The lights on the fenders are "parking lights" and don't work with the headlights on.

7" sealed beams are still available at auto parts stores but may be halogen.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By cadillac512
Re: oil pressure tank

If your engine has an oil filter you could remove the hose from the inlet side and hook your pressure tank to the end of the hose. That will put oil in the same place as the sender port.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Mercury 50-51 Water pump dismantle sequence.

As 19Fordy posted,the shaft and pulley press out the front after removing the snap ring. Some heat on the impeller may help if trying to save it. After it's out I have better results pressing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Early Ford Transmission in Chrome

Not sure how I feel about a chromed transmission...I may have to reflect on it for a while.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Quick question re valve springs.

Yes, close wound coils to the stationary end of the spring.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,985
Posted By cadillac512
Re: “Inside” part of road draft tube

Quote:



"I tried 5 different pcv valves settling on the Borg Warner PV255."



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Torque wrenches

Quote:" It is really nice to use on higher torque applications - like the rear axle nuts on a banjo rear . . . try doing that with one of my Craftsman beam ones . . ."


Haha...:D


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Torque wrenches

That old beam type wrench is likely to be the most accurate and repeatable choice. I build diesel engines every day for a living and use modern torque wrenches because they're quicker,have audible...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Engine install

If you have the trans in gear and rear wheels blocked so they can't turn, and are turning the crankshaft while pushing the engine back against the input shaft...that's about all you can do as long as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Scam alert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8YqndloXYA


Just in case you're bored, a bit of Jerry Reed and "The Bird". Maybe the same one in the swap section!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By cadillac512
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By cadillac512
Re: '40 "resistance unit"

Yep, up high on driver side (U.S.) right next to the lighting circuit breakers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Another gear ratios question

Quote by big job:


"I know its cabin fever but for conversation,
we both have the 100hp engine and off the line before I go in 2Nd he is gone.
Like me second him still in first? both cars...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Cam Gear Noise

I'm trying to figure why light load would change the noise if it's cam/crank gear related. There is so little difference in loading on the cam and gears whether or not the engine is...
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