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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,703
Posted By Barlea
Re: '40 hot air heater

Takes years to develop mesothelioma and by the time it's detected there is little time left. There is a growing number of us on death row from asbestos, takes me over 200mg of morphine to get through...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,516
Posted By Barlea
Re: Vacuum wipers won't go down

Reminds me of that commercial where the old boy drops his pill out the window and it falls into the open gas tank of the Fiat below......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,377
Posted By Barlea
Re: I think the engine in my truck is an 81A...

That's a Ford Canada 81A, lots of those in Canadian post-war trucks and cars as a smaller option because there were no six cylinder options until '56.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Barlea
Re: 49-51 Front Inner Fender Wells

I think there is a small difference on the '51 where the park brake cable passes through.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,078
Posted By Barlea
Re: Electrical drain, battery won't maintain charge?

Hydraulic brake light switch can sometimes fail with the connection "made", but not able to pass enough current to light the bulb filaments.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,038
Posted By Barlea
Re: 8BA studs weeping-iron heads

Don't leave antifreeze in an open container for even a minute as pets will drink it and die a painful death.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By Barlea
Re: 286merc

Always enjoyed the discussions he could provoke, can it be that long ago?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,916
Posted By Barlea
Re: Canadian 1950 F-47 (F1) V8 Engine Color

I have a can of that Cummins beige, and to me, it's too much grey to match the Ford colour. The "RV white" that the motorhomes and travel trailers used is a lot closer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Barlea
Re: Anti-sway bar

Shoebox Central for Merc swaybar and suspension parts. http://shoebox-central.com/steering-suspension-2
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,110
Posted By Barlea
Re: name to remember for your next wiring harness

Tyree Harris is also well known on the Shoebox Central forum.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By Barlea
Re: 40 pickup stock

Back in the late sixties, I put a tach on my '53 Customline Coupe, the only change necessary was the bulb to 6V and it seemed reasonably accurate as I recall. Tough to get it over 4000, but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,621
Posted By Barlea
Re: Full flow oil system/kits

If you are running a PCV system, it will suck a bit of dirty air into the engine around the dipstick and around the 8BA distributor unless you O ring it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By Barlea
Re: 51 Ford light problems

The primary ground path is through the body and engine, not the frame. The only exception would be the need for a ground path for the frame on the older trucks where the tail/brake lights are mounted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,766
Posted By Barlea
Re: Window regulator

The window moves toward the rear a bit before it starts down, and when rolling up, it will reach the top and then move forward, hence, the rollers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,243
Posted By Barlea
Re: Sun Visor Questions

Check out http://www.bigjims.net/ for visors, skirts, parts etc.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,990
Posted By Barlea
Re: Death wobble

That would be my first guess, had a '33 many years ago that would do that on gravel roads sometimes. Well that was the best roads we had at that time. Used to call that "shimmy", death wobble was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By Barlea
Re: 53 Ford Clutch Linkage Woes

I think there's supposed to be two halves of a bushing that fit around and "capture" a pivot ball and then slide into the tubular part of the linkage to make it all wobble free. This all fell apart...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By Barlea
Re: 51 Fordomatic torque converter hub needed

Jim, that hub will not fit up to an 8BA crank or an 8CM crank, the '51 and later 1BA and 1CM cranks have the larger recess machined to accept the O-Matic hub. That damage could have resulted from a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,291
Posted By Barlea
Re: Why would someone do this?

196 IH four cyl was one bank of the 392 V8. Didn't run any rougher than any big four. 4 cyl Pontiac was also one side of the 389.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,229
Posted By Barlea
Re: Getting fuel from tank to fuel pump

Docs did a fluorcentisis on me yesterday morning and siphoned 1620 ml of fluid .out of my chest, that's more than 1 1/2 litres. 1/4 of a coke can ain't much to fuss about. Make up one of those pumps...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,229
Posted By Barlea
Re: Getting fuel from tank to fuel pump

I used a bus pump that has it's glass sediment bowl above the diaphragm and valves. It is always primed and my 35 1 1/2 Ton (engine factory rebuilt in Oct '47) started in 7 seconds after six months...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,009
Posted By Barlea
Re: Ford 1950 ring and pinion?

Cheaterpete, look for a '49 or '50 OD trans for the least problems with the swap. The '49 '50 and '51 are all 24" long, but the '51 has a few differences, the mount is wider, further forward and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,268
Posted By Barlea
Re: canister oil filter

"I've got a "Varcon" oil filter in the 52 Merc. Bet nobody remembers them" Ralph, you need to change out that filter, Macleod's Hardware has been gone for what, 40 years? Used to buy flathead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,268
Posted By Barlea
Re: canister oil filter

All Ford Canada 8RT truck engines had tall canisters for a filter maybe twice as long as the 8BA car engines.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,905
Posted By Barlea
Re: Sad, sad sad

Blowouts on the rear will cause sudden loss of steering control, far worse than a front blowout at speed. Few drivers get much experience dealing with tires that suddenly fail since the introduction...
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