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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By flatford8
Re: Flat 221ci - 1935 - Getting stuck after 3 weeks sitting.

Congratulations on getting it to run!!.... now we need to see some pictures of you car!!.... Mark
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-18-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By flatford8
Re: 239 OHV question

My first advice was check, clean and gap the points. He had the batt hooked up neg ground and I wasn’t sure if ‘54 was pos or neg ground and I wasn’t sure about how the coil should be wired. Someone...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-17-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By flatford8
Re: 239 OHV question

Thank you guys!!! That’s what I thought.....a lot of work to do to make this one run again... wiring looks like it was done by Betty Spaghetti.... bare dead ends all under the hood.
Thanks...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-17-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 182
Posted By flatford8
239 OHV question

Hello, Iím frequently on the Early V8 site, so first time posting here.
I have a friend who is working on a Ď54 Fordor. Are these still Positive ground? It ran a few years ago and now he canít...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By flatford8
Re: More Mercury Scenery

Hereís my attempt Ralph.....the Swamp Maples are always the first to turn....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By flatford8
Re: More Mercury Scenery

We’re getting some leaf color here in Southern Maine already!....if I was only half as good as you are with a camera....I’ll try to add some to your thread....great pics of the Merc!!...Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By flatford8
Re: Master cylinder bleeding

I changed the master in my ‘50 this past spring and I bled it first. I didn’t have to do anymore bleeding and have a full pedal..... I’d recommend bench bleeding the master....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By flatford8
Re: Off topic - Cartoon

That’ll be #11..... Thou shall not swap a FLATHEAD for a SBC!!!.....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By flatford8
Re: What kind of heads are these - 49 Merc flathead?

I don’t know if they can be just mounted backwards....I’ve never had a reason to try..... I’m sure somebody on here will know.... Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By flatford8
Re: 6V generator

X2 on this advice...let them know you think there might be a problem and ask if you can return it if you end up being right.....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By flatford8
Re: Grill screen air flow

That air-flow meter blows me away !?!?!?....��.....good to hear from you.... hope all is well... Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By flatford8
Re: 1950 Ford F1 value?

Search the internet for ones that are for sale. Then take the average. I read Hemings a lot and the prices start at 8k-9k and if I remember correctly they go on up to 35k for a “restored” one. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By flatford8
Re: Rear Seat

I have to push the one in my ‘50 REALLY HARD at the bottom right where the clip on the floor is. It can be a bitch to re-install mine.....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By flatford8
Re: 53 cussy Lower Control Arm Shaft

I just did my ‘51 and the shop manual has a torque spec. Do you have or have access to a manual? I’m not sure if ‘51-‘53 are different......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,901
Posted By flatford8
Re: STREET MACHInES, Engines, gearing and etc

I’ve learned a lot from this thread and this “ learn sumpin every day, Till they throw dirt un ya.“.....is now my philosophy on life!!!!....LOL.....Thanks, guys.....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By flatford8
Re: Mart takes Old Rusty to Prescott. FULL VERSION.

Thanks Ralph!!.....great shot with the sunbeams coming down over the monument...Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By flatford8
Re: Mart takes Old Rusty to Prescott. FULL VERSION.

I donít want to steal Martís thread but, what is that stone marker when you pull into the field?......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By flatford8
Re: Mart takes Old Rusty to Prescott. FULL VERSION.

Great stuff....never had this much fun watching a ride-along video!!!....Thanks,Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By flatford8
Re: Atlas tires

I still have a set of Atlas Cushionaire WW’s.....Mark
PS. I worked at an Exxon in High School and mounted a lot of them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 764
Posted By flatford8
Re: Is There Any Epoxy That Will Stick To Brass???

Do you have a junk radiator or something else that’s made of brass that you can try it on? I can’t imagine J-B Weld not sticking to brass......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By flatford8
Re: Saving The 1939 Mercury Coupe From The Rust Lagoon

I like Irontrap Garages videos too.. That’s a talented young man right there.......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By flatford8
Re: Shoe Box Central

Add me as a happy customer......great people to deal with.....a lot of knowledge on 49-51 cars.....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By flatford8
Re: Which pressure plate to order?

I got a 9 1/2” for a 8BA from Fort Wayne......Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By flatford8
Re: Seized Flathead - is it worth it?

$550 for the whole vehicle or just the motor?.....What is the vehicle it’s in?.....Who pulls it out if it’s just the motor?.....I think $550 is a lot for not really knowing what your getting.....Mark
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By flatford8
Re: 50 custom

If it does turn, have plenty of penetrant/ lube in the spark plug holes that has been mentioned. Make sure your getting compression on all cylinders to be sure of no stuck valves. If you get to the...
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