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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Overdrive transmissions

The problem probably lies in your min transmission. You will have to disassemble the whole transmission to replace any parts but they are readily available. These are not overly complicated to do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Am I the only one??

Where are you? Any local clubs you belong to? I'm sure someone would love you to help with some of their projects. You'll learn as you go along. Most of us have learned by watching others and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: What year did Ford go from a keyed steering shaft to spline shaft for steering wh

Find the wheel you want and then, if you need to, weld a matching end to the steering box. Machine down about two inches of one end and then bore out the other for a light press fit. drill a few...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,252
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Where Do You Find Your Ford Parts

Sometimes it depends on what you are looking for. If you want earlier parts the Joe's and 3rd Gen have good reviews. I've gotten later parts from them too but some stuff I go to Shoebox Central...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 52 Victoria overdrive

The pull in and holding coil switch is internal to the solenoid. When the OD is engaged the pull in coil is switched off and the holding coil is switched on. If the holding coil is not energized...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: "Poly" brake lines...

i used a piece to repair a fuel rail on my truck. I used silicone bronze with a TIG to connect it so I'm guessing they are steel. Finish sanded off but seemd to be on there good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 6 volt question

If you float a power portm meaning it is not grounded, and connect the center pin to ground and a power wire to ground it will work but in my experience not as well as 12 volt. I have run a GPS off...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: steer me in the right direction

Cut and weld a new end on the steering shaft. I've turnd down one shaft and bored ot the other to make a slip fit and drill hole to plug weld one end while welding the circumference of the other. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,800
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

We got way off topic but the above question was fair. The coils are noted for their reliability and if someone wanted to confirm whether a coil was rebuilt by Skip then a resistance test might be in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1947 back up light switch bracket

When wired as original on my 49 ford the backup lights only come on when the headlights are on. I guess they were originally meant for night use before someone figured out that they make a good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Anyone use these drill/tap all in one?

Like anything it has its place. If you need to drill and tap a lot of holes in half inch steel these would be a real time saver. As others said you can use them with a hand drill and that is a plus...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Turlock Swap Meet

Clark Kent drove a Nash Healey convertible in a handful of episodes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Flame thrower coil

Any coil will work on any car. The key is knowing how much voltage is fed to it and the condenser needs to be matched. Igniton systems are simple. You have a coil, points (switch) and condenser. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,061
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

It would be a colorful exit though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,219
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Anyone with the "Dirty Word" knowledge

What does the person buying it want from the car? If they expect to just be able to get in it and turn the key to take the kids for ice cream forget it. These cars require constant maintenance,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: EAB Heads & their Piston Reliefs - Is this right?

Here is what i have been told about this. Heads are really not milled or surface ground but simplay placed on a big belt sander to get them flat. The leading edge of the belt can be more aggressive...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 949
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 255 merc engine

In my opinion, performance is gained by sacrificing reliability. but Now that is not a hard rulw but think for a moment what you do. If you stroke it you increase piston speed which promotes wear. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: stainless molding

Typos happen but I cannot stand when someone writes of instead of have.
That said, when submitting questions it helps to state the year and kind of car you are working on. and the reason for your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Truck load of new 1953 Fords

When driving one needs to be aware of the overhang above you. When I was a kid I lived on a street with many different dealerships and I really respected that guy who would back the top car down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Won't go into overdrive when hot.

Ford just used the high current wire to switch the relay, thus 3 terminals. If you use a low current circuit to switch the high current you need the 4 terminals. They just made a cheaper or simpler...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Won't go into overdrive when hot.

The governor can be checked without pulling that gear. Taking the cover off and you see the points for the switch. Underneath that is just spinning weights that engage the switch. Just file that. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Shop ruined my '48 radiator tanks

I volunteer at my friend's machine shop. In the past year I've learned to run a tathe, a milling machine, how to TIG weld, build a louver press and dies as well as a few other things. Actually it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Engine Shop Expectations (Flathead 8ba)

From what I have read on here you need to make sure they know about leaving a radius when grinding the crank. I guess grinding them square leaves a weak spot where they can break.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 51 Ford Convertible quarter window regulator question

They are rare and expensive. Whatever you get in any condition 49-51 go for it. I think the differences may be in the crank handle attachment. You could maybe change one out from another more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: brake squeak

Squeaks are usually from the metal to metal parts. My dad has a squeak in his Model a and I lubricated all the rollers pins and what not and that pretty much cleared it up. Used permatex brake...
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