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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1940 merc & ford x member replace

When it comes to Hot Rods, A Ford in a Ford is not traditional, unless it's a flathead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1940 merc & ford x member replace

Check out Pete & Jake's.
They sell a kit developed by "Mor-Fab" , looks good to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,212
Posted By 42merc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By 42merc
Re: pre-war bumper jack ID

The Jack was manufactured by Auto Specialties Mfg. "AUSCO", .Saint Joseph, Michigan.
The company made many products for the auto industry. They have been out of business for several years. The wagon...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By 42merc
Re: Winfield su1a

Winfield's R1 cam was always advertised as a "3/4 Race" cam.
Much has been lost in translation over The last 50 years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By 42merc
Re: Winfield su1a

I ran a Winfield R1 in a 59A 60 years ago.
The idle was smooth as the stock cam.
A real Winfield, not a copy. A stock 8CM or EAB cam would probably perform better.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By 42merc
Re: Coating the armature . . .

Glyptol, made by GE, used in the industry.
Buy at your local electrical supply store.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,110
Posted By 42merc
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

Anything can be bought.
Some folks enjoy being creative and learning.
I'm with Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By 42merc
Re: Help with an 8BA head.

I believe he has an EAB head, not as common as an 8BA head.
Any way, what he has is an easy fix.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1946-1948 Mercury Dash Boards

Yes this is correct.
Different color plastic for different years. '42 & maybe '46 being tan plastic, '48's that I've seen have been a "silver grey"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1946-1948 Mercury Dash Boards

All '42-'48 Merc's were deluxe, with plastic parts.
No standards, the questionable parts are aftermarket.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1946-1948 Mercury Dash Boards

The red Mercury dash is using aftermarket chrome pieces to replace original rotten plastic pieces.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By 42merc
Re: What years are these hydraulic backing plates???

I say '39 thru '42.
If in doubt, go to the book.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By 42merc
Re: sealed bearing fan hub

Why re invent the wheel ?
The stock 1949 V8 passenger car fan has a sealed bearing, four blade fan & a wide belt pulley.
They inter change with the 59A stuff, plus they are available.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By 42merc
Re: What color was the 1946 Mercury engine.

To answer the original question.
'42 thru '48 Mercury engines were dark blue.
'46 thru early '49 Ford passenger car engines were dark blue.
Strange how these posts go sideways.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,648
Posted By 42merc
Re: 36 LB. temp ranges, thermostats?

IMO a stock '29 A radiator will not cool a V8 flathead motor in hot weather. No band-aids will fix the problem.
A Walker radiator would fix it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,886
Posted By 42merc
Re: Intake bolts THICK

Mike says.
Finally I bit the bullet and had some thick headed intake bolts made. Roy made these years ago but had been out of them for years due to the cost these days to make such items.

The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,886
Posted By 42merc
Re: Intake bolts THICK

They are beautiful, still not correct.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By 42merc
Re: Exhaust Manifold Question

What is there to say ?
I would suggest using the manifolds that fit the chassis.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By 42merc
Re: Exhaust Manifold Question

The manifolds appear to be '49 - '50 Mercury.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By 42merc
Re: Banjo hub bearing seat cracked

That is a sheet metal piece that is replaceable.
If your hub & drum is good, buy a junk hub just for the piece.
I have seen that piece on E-bay in the past.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By 42merc
Re: Are these those special U joint washers?

I agree.

I'm familiar with them from the electrical industry.
Swichgear, buss & terminations are a major consumer of belleville washers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By 42merc
Re: Are these those special U joint washers?

I don't think they are a spring. I believe they are a "bellvill" washer.
You can "Google" it.

Edit: belleville, sorry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By 42merc
Re: Zephyr overdrive into 1940 Ford?

Back to the top for a cost figure.
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