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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Adding a Coolant Overflow Tank

Have a coolant 'recovery' system on mine that requires the use of a recovery type cap that allows the return of the fluid back to the system.

You can install an "overflow" tank but it will not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Electric steering

Have looked into the possibility a while back as what was offered from

'UNISTEER'
The major obstacle that I found was if your vehicle had a column shift.
If the vehicle has a floor shift the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Spark strength & firing order

Your link does not work. Try this----
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYFprqGW8PA%5B&feature=youtu.be


And really, isn't the Plymouth your first flathead? :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 927
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: My first dumb question

Just a slight addition, the first derivative of the 8BA engine was used in the

1948 Ford pickup truck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Water is not supposed to be there...

Might be dirt or something but it sure looks like a burnt exhaust valve in #5 cylinder.
And to me the overall condition doesn't look that great ether.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Oil hole on the back of the block

"The" oil gallery plug should be 1/4 pipe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Front Bumper Grommets

If you are talking about the bracket grommet, as I recall they are installed from the outside with the appropriate side facing out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Which fuel fittings?

Why don't you just remove the leaking fitting to see what you have instead of relying on someone else's guess.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,056
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

As to the thinking that the cam gear could be on backwards.
The gear has a counter-bore on the back side that fits the dia of the cam flange to center it.
The counter-bore is also smaller than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Did I hear this correctly???

Yep, and both are resto-mods. At least the woodie has a Ford engine to replace the flathead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 50 Years Today

Good old Kodachrome memories.
Just copied and color corrected a bunch of 60+ year old slides.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=456944&d=1614563310




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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,176
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: New misfire - sticky valves?

Vanpelt---


http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/engine-partsprices-pg3.htm
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,056
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Normal engine level is appox. 4 degrees. With the same angle built into most intakes to bring the carb.to level.
With the exit point at the fuel tank so far below the entry point at the carb. it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,176
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: New misfire - sticky valves?

Definitely something broken or out or place. Time to dismantle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1932 1933 1934 truck restoration or hot rod

If you want to see 1932 pickups, just do a Google image search for
'1932 Ford pickup truck' you will see all kinds.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Door and trunk adjustments

A couple of different things to try. Also the bottom bolts in the door can be loosened to allow bottom of door to be pulled out to raise it. Observe door gaps during process to determine which way...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,056
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

No, the stock distributor requires ported carb. vacuum to operate correctly, not manifold vacuum.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,176
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: New misfire - sticky valves?

Take a peek into #7 plug hole, you may or may not be able to see something like this.
A burnt exhaust valve spotted after chasing the source of some of the same symptoms.


...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,056
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Just a suggestion, before I did anything else, I would remove the phony dual intake (as previously suggested).
Mount a single carb and try it that way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: The question of the day?

You might screw up the ignition or electrical system BUT the starter doesn't care, it's not polarity sensitive and will turn in the same direction.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: I need help on this

Yes indeed, what you have is an aftermarket grille replacement.
These were offered for many different makes and models of vehicles.
Interesting thing is (and to the best of my recollection) that an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,056
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

[QUOTE=Bustingear;1988870]Just took another shot at it.
1. Inspected distributor and it is the one with the extend portion after the gear and looked down in the timing housing and it has the proper...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,056
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Adjustable lifters are not stock but are used when rebuilding to eliminate the

need to grind valve ends to achieve clearance as the factory did.


Distributor at TDC with rotor #1...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,056
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Have to agree with this.
It doesn't make any more sense than this 4 carb set up.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4796&pictureid=41111
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