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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Banjo oil recommendation

I have moderately cold winters but like others here, I use GL-140 year round. I also use same in my BW overdrive unit. In transmission I use the lower viscosity 90 to improve shifting. I buy my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Drbrown
Repair of Fender Side Trim

Have a late '47 sedan long-door coupe. Front and back passenger side fender trims which are rather thin stainless steel, got squashed a bit by a garage door jamb. They are the 1948 style plain oval...
Forum: Early V8 10-18-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By Drbrown
Need Fender SS side trims

For '47 sedan coupe (long-door) need front and rear passenger side stainless steel fender side trims.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,839
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Changed The Weight Of My Oil

Its often an individual situation. My engine is stock with about 30,000m after a rebuild. There's a pressure relief ball/spring in the valve chamber which allows for some adjustment in maximum oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Drbrown
Re: air filter questions...

I have a '47 Coupe and converted to a large paper filter. The engine does respond to acceleration better but when I step on the gas I hear it gasp for air quite loudly (as if it had no filter at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Adapting An OE Gas Tank Sender Unit

Branded: I examined the steel collar on Bob Drakes sending unit hole and concluded the same. If I had cut the hole larger I would have gotten into the area where the collar was not fully welded to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Adapting An OE Gas Tank Sender Unit

First a slight Correction .... I used "Permatex Ultra Blue" sealant on the gasket surfaces (Prestone doesn't make such). Its a one-part sealant that sets up withing a few hours.
Used it before and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Drbrown
Adapting An OE Gas Tank Sender Unit

This may be lengthy but may help someone. Have a 1947 long-door coupe. Installed new Bob Drake gas tank. Fit very well re size, shape and features of the OE tank EXCEPT the hole and steel collar...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,771
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Today's Observations

Some use 10W-30 (I do) and others maybe 5w-50. I get 70 psi cold and about 15 hot. Temp variation: My OE passenger side temp sensor does that (have a mechanical sensor on left) so maybe its that,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Drbrown
Re: engine vacuum problems

I'm with others here re vacuum leak. As a possible point of reference, best my '47 with 30,000 m will do at running temp is a steady 19.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By Drbrown
Posible Electric Spark Inside Gas Tank ?

Drake's replacement (resistance type) gas tank sender units have their electrical workings/contacts exposed to the gas tank interior on the underside of their sender unit. I presume their design...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Fuel gauge sender mount holes

Drakes tank repro for my '47 has wide sender unit mounting collar that offers multiple sets of screw holes for various year cars (think '36 thru "48 ?). My original '47 sender unit matched a certain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Drbrown
Re: 34 coupe GasTank Replacement

I have a '47 with electric tank-gauge system so not like your '34 pneumatic system (if that is what you're using). Wanted to note regard the tank itself, just bought and installed a Bob Drake...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Thermostats 59-a new or NOS?

I got Stant stats and installed them on top of the cast iron head outlets using a third type of installation method I found on the forum.

At NAPA I bought a foot long piece of straight radiator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,595
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Help - 47' Gas Tank Fix or Replacement

The Drake tank fit perfectly. Only removal trouble was the rusted-up spring-loaded bolt on the tank front-flange .... had to saws-all the old tank flange to get tank out.

Re fuel sender unit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By Drbrown
Re: oil change

(1) I'm for dropping and cleaning the oil pan. I also use 10w-30 and change it every 1000 miles. My engine does not have a filter assembly but when changing the oil that frequently it drains out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Too much radiator pressure

For what its worth, the later '40s used 4 lb caps with a stock brass radiator. As many know but I had to learn, I had to keep the (cold) coolant level about 2 inches below the cap, otherwise the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Drbrown
Re: '47 front gravel pan bumpers

The bumper pans on the front of my '47 coupe use the rubber mounts you show on the right side of your photo. They are fitted vertically as shown in your photo, over the inner steel bumper bracket -...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,595
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Help - 47' Gas Tank Fix or Replacement

Issue resolved. Just ordered an in-stock replacement from Drake. Yes, they use part #11A-9002 for the tank, which fits 1941 thru 1948 Fords (I guess all models ?). However, hole for sensor unit in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,595
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Help - 47' Gas Tank Fix or Replacement

Thanks to all for your quick responses. Yes, I'd be concerned about trying to coat/seal up the existing tank; one doesn't know how thin so areas might be corroded. I'll check with Dakes' and hope...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,595
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Help - 47' Gas Tank Fix or Replacement

I've seen members/owners use both terms in describing the Sedan or Long Door coupe. I suspect the official term is "Sedan". In regard to the gas tank, probably all '47's (or other years) use the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,595
Posted By Drbrown
Help - 47' Gas Tank Fix or Replacement

Been a bunch of time since I've been here and need some help.

My '47 long-door coupe started bucking and choking yesterday. My first hunch seemed correct as I found sediment and scale in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,771
Posted By Drbrown
Re: radio repair?

Here's radio repair and repair manual sources I've collected. Caution: Some info may be out-of-date.

Classic Auto Electric, LLC
401 N. Carrie Street
McPherson, KS 67460
Telephone:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,242
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

Make of car and year varies. My VW modern car requires "full" synthetic oil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Drbrown
Re: hard starting

Common problem. Sometimes slow leak of gas into manifold when parked but as said air leak or faulty check valves in pump. Some (like my self) have an auxiliary electric pump at tank and run it for...
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