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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,937
Posted By George49Ford
Re: Flathead smoke

You might try a can of "Sea foam" in the crank. I had some smoking out of my stock '49 after sitting for an entire cold winter. One can cured the smoking. Definitely a temporary fix, but might hold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,431
Posted By George49Ford
Re: Dual temp guages

Two mechanical gauges on mine (available at NAPA). Work very well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 32,007
Posted By George49Ford
Re: Will all Veterans please arise.

USAF 1966 - 1996. Personnel Specialist for 30 years (Somebody gotta do the paperwork). Stationed Altus AFB OK, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB Thailand, Beale AFB CA, Patrick AFB FL, Travis AFB CA, Scott AFB...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,231
Posted By George49Ford
Re: 1949 Ford design or production issues

I've had my "bone stock" '49 for 25 years. Drives, handles and stops very well, as long you keep it within it's capabilities. Wouldn't trade it for the world.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By George49Ford
Re: '49 8BA Fuel pump line and rubber flex line

For George/Maine - Tried that but no good. I'm stumped here. Even the two ends that came apart won't fit back together. Something with that compression bead that I'm doing wrong. Thanks for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By George49Ford
Question '49 8BA Fuel pump line and rubber flex line

What am I doing wrong here. I have new fuel pump pipe and new fuel pump (rubber) flex hose. The threads match up but when I put the little copper "bead" in they won't even come close. Even...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By George49Ford
Re: '49 Coil Wires - 8BA

Great. Thank You!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By George49Ford
Question '49 Coil Wires - 8BA

Rookie question here. I just put in replacement distributor and coil (not new). Coil terminals are marked + and -. I made an assumption that + is the "hotwire" from ignition and - goes to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,123
Posted By George49Ford
Re: Late Model Flathead Blow By

Just a "Kick a dead dog" idea. Get can of Seafoam (any auto parts store, walk-mart, target, etc). Pour half the can in the gas tank and half in the crankcase. Maybe save a few drops and pour down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,400
Posted By George49Ford
Re: City Driving an Overdrive

I wired mine with a toggle switch to run hot wire straight down to solenoid. I "click" the o/d in and out as I please. Acts like a 6 speed tranny and around town I like to use 2nd-O/d.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By George49Ford
Re: 50 coupe hard steering

I find if I keep my tire pressure at 35 lbs (15 inch radials) it will steer and park much easier.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,252
Posted By George49Ford
Re: 6 or 12 volts?

MY stock '49 is still 6 volt. Everything, even lights, work well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,862
Posted By George49Ford
Re: compression on flathead

Might try running a can of Seafoam through gas and crankcase. I had some smoking a couple years back and put seafoam in both gas and crank. So far, no more smoke.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,324
Posted By George49Ford
Re: ebay

I've had very good luck with eBay. On the rare occasion I got a wrong or bad part I go back and check the description and usually was my bad. And, you can always contact the seller for more info...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By George49Ford
Re: gas stations of the 40 & 50's

Love it! Thank you for posting.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,116
Posted By George49Ford
Re: 1954 Police Car

Minor note - Those appear to be '49-'50 Sedan hubcaps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,220
Posted By George49Ford
Re: 50 master cyl. rebuild kit?

I remember reading a "million" years ago that a rebuild kit for the Ford Econoline van was the same as used in the '49-'51 sedan. I would definitely verify before buying.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By George49Ford
Re: Canadian Ford question

I did see one in a Southern California Car Show a few about 10 years back. Was a '54 Vicky with a flathead V8.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,217
Posted By George49Ford
Re: Sympathy pains for Old Henry

For 41Ford1 - I am no where in your league as far as working on engines. But a million years ago I had a Chevy 6 that developed a knock that sounded for all the world like a rod or main bearing. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By George49Ford
Re: 6 volt or 12 volt conversion

I rewired my '49 6 years ago, but left it 6 volt. Everything works perfectly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,217
Posted By George49Ford
Re: Sympathy pains for Old Henry

For 41ford1 - Might be apples and oranges here (Ford vs Chebbie) but back in the 80's I had a '66 Chebbie Nova w/ straight six developed a know. After spending a weekend underneath replacing all...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By George49Ford
Re: What the Dwell ?

I agree with Dave. My Dad worked on many engines all his life and never owned a dwell meter or a feeler gauge. Just set the points by "eye balling" and sound of the engine running good or not and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By George49Ford
Re: Best shift for 0-60 time?

I have pretty much the same setup in mine (OD with toggle switch). For around town like to use 2nd with OD. That way I have a little bit of engine compression to slow down for stopping or turning.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,052
Posted By George49Ford
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 53,390
Posted By George49Ford
Re: Tell me this noise isn't what I'm afraid it is.

Might be apples and oranges here, but 30 some odd years ago I had a similar sound in '66 Chevy straight six. Turned out it was chipped tooth on timing gear. Might be easier fix than a rod.
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