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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: distributor

I have a pertronix in my 49 Ford with their suggested coil. I have run this for 6 years with solid core wires and no problems. At least 20,000 miles. I do carry spare parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 686
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

You need to understand how the charging system works. It is not a set and forget system. With the engine running and whatever accessories you need on there should be a 2 or 3 amp charge showing on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Brake Floaters For 1936

To those who do not know, floaters basically keep the brake shoes centered with the drum at all times. The rest of the system must be in good condition as any slop gives you excessive pedal travel. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,262
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

JM and I were in a 36 Ford and got a flat in Bakersfield CA. There was no jack in the car so we borrowed one from a family in a mini van eating lunch. It was not our car so so as an act of good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,743
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Cubic inch question

You're still using Pi. You've just simplified the formula. Pi is the function as it relates to the circle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 8BA lifters noisy

I'm thinking that with both valves closed you should be on the circle part of the lobe which should not vary. Given that it may you might want to move the cam a little and check for the loosest fit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,743
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Cubic inch question

the .785 method is not so much a function of Pi but it is in lieu of Pi when plugging the diameter into a formula. For example if the diameter is 4 you readily know the radius is 2. But if the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 8BA lifters noisy

It's the ones you cannot hear that can be a problem. That said you either need to go to adjustables or replace the valve with one that has not had the stem ground and fit that one. The other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,134
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Dennis Carpenter, R.I.P.

Dennis would always say hello to me at a national meet and Hershey. He would ask about my parents as well. I can count how many times I've met him and i told him how I was impressed that he always...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Freebies

Offer them 15 if they buy something. V8 guys spend all kinds of money for free stuff.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 50 Merc Trunk Lock

I had this problem on my 49 Ford and found out that someone replaced the cylinder with the wrong pin orientation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: AACA Gettysburg

Someone reported on their facebook page there were 640 cars. Looks like HERCO might have done them a favor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: What Weight Oil?

I've run GL5 in my 49 for 40,000 miles and when torn down to fix a leak there was no indication of wear on the brass. Wile it will affect the yellow metals my understanding is that it is not until...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: My 46 turned on me

My condenser story
In 2014 I tuned up my 49 before going to Gettysburg for a meet. New points and condenser in a Charlie NY chevy conversion distributor. Echlin from NAPA parts. Drove the 400...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 50 Ford Steering Tight

As some said, it may need an alignment. With the steering linkage disconnected you should feel a slight drag as the wheel goes through the center. A rough adjustment for that, that gets you close...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: People Ask Me What Is It For?

Might not have been as much of a problem on the 36 but mostly a carryover from the Model A days where those headlights would reflect right back into your eyes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
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: 901
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: 432
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: 1,384
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: 418
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: 705
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: 727
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: 439
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: 1,879
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...
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