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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Marv 49
Re: Compression results

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So the thermostat comment brings me to another issue. The car seems to run very warm. At the the third mark and slightly higher. The only thing I have done to the cooling system was make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Marv 49
Re: Compression results

The car has not had many miles on it for several years. Grandpa would get it out occasionally but I would say less than 20 miles each year. This year I have put about 50 miles on the car do to lots...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Marv 49
Compression results

So after finally concurring carburetor issues, I moved onto general maintenance and some base line readings for reference in the future. First on the list was a compression test which was taken after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Marv 49
Re: Holley 885 leak down test

A little farther south and east….Nokomis
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By Marv 49
Re: fall is here

Boy I love your 36’. My grandpa had a 36 as well as the 49 Mercury that I now take care of. My uncle still has the 36 that we refer to as Elenor do to the name of the lady who owned it back in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Marv 49
Re: Holley 885 leak down test

Thanks for the knowledge fellas! I feel like I have all but eliminated all my other leaks the carb was experiencing. It took a lot several tear downs and patience. I may play around with it some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Marv 49
Holley 885 leak down test

Still playing around with eliminating all the leaks from the carburetor on grandpas 49’. Last night i meticulously fiddled around with the float and got the fuel level to 1/2” below the top of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Marv 49
Re: Holley 885 throttle bracket

Thanks for the great information, I’m still doing a lot of learning.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Marv 49
Holley 885 throttle bracket

I have 2 885’s. The one on the right is what grandpa had on the car and the one on the left he always said he could get to work. I have walked it and also cooked it in an ultrasonic cleaner. I want...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Marv 49
Re: Teapot carburetor question

I wondered if ALCO was the manufacture. After some more research, I have found out I have been referring to this as a Teapot when I guess that is more appropriate for the later years. Thanks for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Marv 49
Teapot carburetor question

Quick question on my teapot carburetor. The number on the base shows 12R500FP. Is this the normal number? I’m the process of rebuilding it and just curious. Also on the other side it has the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Marv 49
Finally time to tinker…plug wires

It’s been quite awhile since I have had much time to spend tinkering on grandpas car. I finally got around to installing some new wires, about every trip I took I would have to stop and put one on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Marv 49
Re: 1949 Merc distributor maintenance

Charlie, I did replace the vacuum diaphragm last fall when I was trying to get the timing set. Grandpa had a new one in the in one of the MANY boxes of parts I brought home. I also have a spare...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Marv 49
Re: 1949 Merc distributor maintenance

Thanks for the advise on the condenser! I will check with my buddies at Napa for my parts, I do get most of my parts there and I know that’s where my grandpa got most things. Just want to make sure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Marv 49
1949 Merc distributor maintenance

After inheriting grandpas car last year I knew plug wires and some preventative maint on the distributor was on the short list of up coming work. Last Saturday on the way home from the boys soccer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,070
Posted By Marv 49
Throttle return spring and baling wire

Happy New Years! So I need to start posting some of the fixes my grandpa did to his 49 Merc over the years. Some are right off the southern Minnesota farm. At some point he attached baling wire to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Marv 49
Re: Help with leaking carburetor

Sal, thank you for the help. I had the same thought that I probably should not be getting fuel leaking down from that rod. I will do some more investigating. Also, you are correct, the carb is off my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Marv 49
Help with leaking carburetor

Need some help fixing a leaking carburetor. It is leaking from where the accelerator pump connecting rod goes through the bottom of the carburetor. This is my first attempt working on this...
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