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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By mrlaser
Re: engine analyzer questions

https://forums.aaca.org/topic/328679-sears-engine-analyzer/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By mrlaser
Re: engine analyzer questions

Nothing that I tried was successful. I later found this very informative discussion. I am including it for those who have contributed to this thread. Thanks to everyone.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By mrlaser
Re: engine analyzer questions

Sorry for the double post. Necessary due to picture size.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By mrlaser
Re: engine analyzer questions

When I connected the black lead to the distributor terminal lead on the coil, with the selector set to the 8 cyl to the tach setting, or the dwell position, and the green lead attached to ground,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By mrlaser
Re: engine analyzer questions

I connected the black lead to the distributor side of the coil and the green lead to a ground. Attached that way with the engine idling, and the selector in the 8 cylinder position, the needle did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By mrlaser
Re: engine analyzer questions

I think that I understand and will give it a try. Thank you for your information.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By mrlaser
Re: engine analyzer questions

Thanks for your reply. That is my concern. I was hoping that others might have tried to use of the analyzer and had some information regarding their success or lack thereof.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By mrlaser
Re: engine analyzer questions

Two more pictures regarding the recommended connections. The pictures were cropped to be small enough to upload here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By mrlaser
engine analyzer questions

I have an old Craftsman engine analyzer that is for 12 volt systems. I am wondering whether this can be used on a positive ground 6 volt system if a separate 12 volt battery is used to power it? I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,389
Posted By mrlaser
Re: oil filter restriction orifice

Zeke3,

Thank you for your advice. I actually only added the mechanical gauge when I thought that the original gauge was non functional. Access to the original sender was difficult, so I put this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,389
Posted By mrlaser
Re: oil filter restriction orifice

Just for some clarification, the restrictor fitting that I posted a picture of previously is 1/8' fnpt x 1/8"fnpt. It is not an inverted flair like the original. The other fitting in the picture is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,389
Posted By mrlaser
Re: oil filter restriction orifice

Just in case there may be someone needing a restrictor fitting, I obtained one with a 0.065 orifice from a turbo supply company on eBay. It was less than $10 including shipping.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thanks for the additional pictures and the diagrams. I had already replaced the OD cable during the restoration. The cable only binds when fixed with the cable clamp at the solenoid. I will fabricate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

That's great. I haven't found another picture of the bracket. I see that it is attached to the top bolt holding the solenoid which is where I currently have it fastened with a cable clamp....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thank you. I will research your suggestion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Well I now have driven about 120 miles since the OD issues were solved. I can't believe the incredible difference it makes in the driving experience.

Unfortunately, one problem remains. The OD...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,735
Posted By mrlaser
Re: What Gasoline that has NO ethanol in it?

In Savannah, Ga our local Kroger's have ethanol free gas.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

As I promised, once I had everything back in place, I would give a report on the outcome of my transmission problems. I had my first test drive this morning and the overdrive functioned perfectly. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I hope this is the last piece of this puzzle. The governor now has the proper drive gear with the 3/8" tip. Now to get the transmission back in place. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thanks Mac. I didn't see the original governor gear when the transmission was rebuilt. The overdrive didn't function when I originally purchased the car. As the picture in the previous post shows,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

More pictures.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Sorry for the duplicate post. I had to edit a few pictures for size. I also wanted to mention that the Ford Parts book that I have has an exploded view of the OD unit which shows the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

The transmission is back together. There were 3 things that were wrong or incorrect. As I mentioned previously the plate which covers the Balk ring and gear had a significant ridge worn into it which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

This is a cropped illustration from Popular Science reference to give some idea about the quality of the article.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,016
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I found an article on another forum. It was published in the April 1949 edition of Popular Science magazine. I found it to be the best explanation of the operation of the Borg Warner overdrive unit...
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