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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Drug another home but with a torque converter

Based on the water pumps and the EAB on the head, looks like '52-'53 Ford.
The starter I have has an extra ear that is not used and is bolted on with just two bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wilwood front disc kit 140-14190

Check out ECI for disc conversion.
They use a Ford 5 x 5 1/2 rotor with a GM caliper.
This is the same arrangement I am using on '51 Merc.
May have less clearance issues.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Fan Belt Tension Adjuster....

Same thing over 50 years ago.( Necessity is the mother of invention )
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

Only one bung on one side required.
That's all I am running.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

From what I could determine about the unit it sells for about $250 and does not come with the sensor or the weld in bung.
It does not even have a digital readout.

There are more suitable units...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wilwood front disc kit 140-14190

If need be you can use wheel spacers to move the wheels away from the calipers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wilwood front disc kit 140-14190

[QUOTE=1948F-1Pickup;1942609]Anyone have this kit and stock design 15" steel rims?
I've got brand new rims from Wheelsmith and wondering about clearance
to the outer half of that Wilwood caliper.]...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Tips On Installing Stock Exhaust Pipes

If you are trying to install a straight thru muffler in place of the original offset oval muffler, it's not going to work without fabricating some custom made exhaust pipe....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

Many have modified their original oil bath air cleaners to accept a dry modern filter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,086
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

Just wonder how many millions of vehicles never used MMO and never had problems either real or imaginary. :confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 49 ford custom dash color

If you have the original glove box door with original paint, your best bet might be to take it to your local auto paint supplier and have them match it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

If no marking, possibly an aftermarket Stromberg 97
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,565
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

Don't understand why you are trying to correct a richness problem by changing spark plugs.
To me the most obvious thing to do is to address carburetor jetting, etc.
And it could be something as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 36 Can't Stop The Oil Pan Drain Plug Drip

Don't be afraid to use some non-hardening Permatex along with whatever washer you choose to use.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1941 convertible backfire to carb, with video

Then the choke is providing the extra fuel that is normally provided by the accelerator pump when needed.
To me this is an indication that the accelerator pump may not be functioning and needs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1941 convertible backfire to carb, with video

While trying to accelerate, did you pull the choke to see if there was any improvement?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1941 convertible backfire to carb, with video

It sounds like the engine may be starving for fuel (not choking)
Try moving the accelerator pump adjustment to the outer hole if it is not there.
If there is an improvement, then the pump is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: For US '40 Coupe Folks....Some Serious "Shooby-Dooby Shu Bop"

Yep, computer generated animation and well done.
Better watched on TV with all the floor shaking bass sounds (had to turn the sound down ).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Oil gallery plug to 8ba

WRONG--- The the threads are (NPT 3/8-18)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Different Key ways??

First thing that I would do is to establish the position of the steering wheel by rotating lock to lock, count the turns and position it half way (steering wheel should be in normal straight ahead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Drive shaft balance?

Open or closed??
If open, yes, after installing a new yoke.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Oil gallery plug to 8ba

Norway does have access to EBAY as well as other suppliers.
Might not be available at the corner hardware store but a search online will yield results.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Oil gallery plug to 8ba

The stock plug has a screw driver slot but one can be made by using an allen pipe plug, making sure to remove material from it to prevent it from hitting the timing gear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 6 volt question

Rather than messing around with wiring, voltage and polarity, what I choose to do is carry a booster/jumper battery that has the USB charging port and if necessary will jump start the car.
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