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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By meric42
Re: Condenser Problem?

The first thing to do is check for voltage at the coil with the ignition on you should see between three to six volts at the low tension side of the coil. If you have nothing there then disconnect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By meric42
Re: 1946 Mercury exhaust system source?

I think you'll find that the extra length is due to shifting the front axle forward, the drive train is the same dimensions on both ford and Mercury.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By meric42
Re: '52/'53 Rear Bumper Wing Guards

Thanks to all who have replied, I acknowledge and appreciate all your comments :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By meric42
Re: '52/'53 Rear Bumper Wing Guards

Looks like I need to buy more parts :( just as well I only paid $25 for these ones :)

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By meric42
'52/'53 Rear Bumper Wing Guards

I recently bought a set of the above guards to go on my '53 Crestline Convertible, but they did not come with any instructions or hardware.

Does anybody have information on how to fit these and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By meric42
Re: headlights dim/ 53 f-100

I agree with the above and have bought NOS period correct relays through eBay but if you are not to worried about the look I have also used these with good success.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By meric42
Re: '41 - '48 Convertible door garnish

Thanks for all the interest, these are now sold.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By meric42
'41 - '48 Convertible door garnish

I have a pair of door top garnish trim pieces that have been chromed at some time and are still like new.

I have no use for them but need to establish a fair price to move them on to the next...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By meric42
Re: Anybody remember redmond ingnitions

Go to post #:4 on this thread:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=285887&highlight=pertronix&showall=1
Michael Driskel tells us that the Pertronix units are not reliable in helmet...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,797
Posted By meric42
Re: In defense of 6 cylinders

Agree completely, I loved my '42 Ex Army Staff Car, its G-series 6 always started easily and ran great, very smooth and quiet with lots of low end torque too. I always wondered if it might have been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By meric42
Re: Is there a problem in my charging circuit (or starter)

Hi Joe, Start by checking ALL battery and ALL ground cable connections, make sure that they are all clean and tight.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By meric42
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By meric42
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By meric42
Re: Lowering 46 Ford 4 door

That's just natural sag in the rear spring, the '41 is all original (except for the front spring and Bendix brakes) with about 40k on the clock, I swapped out the front spring out because the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By meric42
Re: Lowering 46 Ford 4 door

This is what I used on the front of my '41 and very happy with the results.

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Posies-Super-Slide-2100-1941-48-Ford-Leaf-Spring-3-Inch-Drop,37052.html
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By meric42
Not Ford flathead but interesting 3D technology

The link below is to an article on 3D printing used to recreate an engine block. Maybe one day this will be used on our old Fords.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By meric42
Re: king pin replace

My choice would be to just replace the king pins and bushes. Nothing is to be gained by replacing the spindles unless they are dropped spindles to lower the front.

Why not have your original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By meric42
Re: knob on choke cable

I have used a small propane torch to heat the metal shaft just enough to soften the plastic such that the knob will pull off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By meric42
Re: Does Anyone Know What This Is?

Certainly looks like some sort of inline noise suppression device i.e. what looks like a capacitor in the middle with a coil wound around the outside.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By meric42
Re: Does Anyone Know What This Is?

The other option is that it could be a series choke coil, connected in the power feed to the radio in an effort to reduce high frequency Ignition and/or Generator noise being passed through the power...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,332
Posted By meric42
Re: Found Very Concerning Issue

Sound like the condensation coming out the exhaust, I get that when I start my '53.

You need hardened washers under the nuts not just flat washer they MUST be hardened to function correctly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By meric42
Re: Cluster Gear Identification

I've never seen a Cluster like that in any flathead I've pulled apart? Watching to possibly learn something. :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By meric42
Re: 1941 ford sedan vacum wiper motor and control

Sounds like your wiper motor may need lubricated as least. I used ATF and a syringe to get the ATF in to the wiper motor (via the Vacuum feed line) by moving the blades back and forth with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By meric42
Re: '36 Pickup electrical issue

I would start by disconnecting the low tension wire from the coil to the distributor at the distributor and removing the HT lead from the distributor cap. Then, with the ignition on and holding the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By meric42
Re: Radiator fitting

I answered your original post see this link.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1936217#post1936217
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