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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Re: Not using an ignition resistor on my 48 mercury

Really good, interesting and informative information. I've sure learned a lot about coils in the last few days!
Thanks again.
Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Re: Not using an ignition resistor on my 48 mercury

Thanks.

Will check my charging rate, also.

Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Re: Not using an ignition resistor on my 48 mercury

Thanks for all of the great input. Checked voltage during cranking this morning and it was 3.5 when the points are closed. I do have a 6 volt "can" coil on the car. I looked on the back side and it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Re: Not using an ignition resistor on my 48 mercury

Thanks. Should have mentioned which coil I am using. It is a 6 volt round coil from a 51 Ford. 6 volt. I will check the voltages as mentioned in your posts.
Thanks!

Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Not using an ignition resistor on my 48 mercury

Hi Ford Barn Folks,

My 48 Mercury is still 6 volt pos. ground. It has the original dual point distributor. Before I got it, someone had removed the ignition resistor behind the gauges. So I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Re: 48 mercury hood springs weak

Thanks for all of the great input.

Bill in Sharon, Conn.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Re: Fog light location

Thanks again for all of the input. It is great information.

Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Re: Fog light location

Thanks! I don't have the brackets but I can make two. The extra support with brackets makes sense to hold them tight. It also tells me where to position the lights. As always, really appreciate the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Smile Fog light location

Hi,

I bought a pair of (correct) fog lights at Hershey a few weeks ago. I will be installing them on my 48 Mercury convertible. They mount on the filler panel between the bumper and the grill....
Forum: Early V8 08-11-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Question Wanted 48 mercury radio delete plate

Hi,

I'm looking for the correct radio delete plate for my 48 Mercury. I have one from a Ford that fits but I understand the Mercury delete plate is different. I think it is stainless with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Re: 49-50 mercury f-1 oil pan question

As always, thanks for the great input. Really appreciate the help.

Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Question 49-50 mercury f-1 oil pan question

Does anyone know if a 48-52 Ford F-1 V8 truck oil pan will fit a 1949-50 Mercury car?
Thanks!
Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,634
Re: Rear End Pressure

Later axles all have vents. The rear axle creates heat/pressure as it operates. I would add a vent.

Bill in Conn.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Re: 6 volt overdrive relay with 12 volts

Thanks! That answers my question.

Bill in Conn.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Question 6 volt overdrive relay with 12 volts

Just a quick question.

I know a 12 volt Ford with overdrive must use a 12 volt solenoid because a 6 volt solenoid can't handle the higher voltage. How about the relay? Is anyone using a 6 volt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,441
Re: Oil flow in a factory bypass system?

The holes in the center tube may be plugged with sludge. Take a small wire brush or an old tooth brush and clean off the center tube or maybe an air gun.They are there although they may be difficult...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Smile Re: Never seen this before

Appreciate all of your comments. I usually rebuild engines myself, but this 48 Mercury convertible had the engine rebuilt before I bought it. Like all of us "motorheads" I was curious to just how...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Smile Never seen this before

My 48 Mercury engine was rebuilt just before I purchased it. One thing that bothered me was that the heads were not 59AB heads. I found the correct heads at Hershey a few years ago and installed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,284
Re: The Blue Dot

They were an aftermarket accessory in the late forties and fifties. I have them on my 48 F-1 and my 48 Merc. convertible. I think they are cool. Just a big 74 year old kid!

Bill in Conn.
Forum: Early V8 03-23-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Forum: Early V8 03-21-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Smile 1948 mercury ford oil pump pick up tube

Hi,

I am looking for an oil pump pick up tube and screen for a 48 Mercury or Ford. I have a new, correct NOS "long shaft" oil pump and I need the pick up tube and screen that go with it. I'm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Re: 1948 ford mercury oil pump

Thanks again. Really helpful.

Bill
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Smile 1948 ford mercury oil pump

Hi,

I have a 48 Mercury with the original 239 cu. in. 59AB engine and oil pan). Does this engine have the "long body" or "short body" oil pump?
Thanks!

Bill in Conn.
Forum: Early V8 03-15-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Re: Wanted: Head stud nuts for oil filter

Thanks! Got 'em! The ford Barn is great!

Bill
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