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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By supereal
Re: 37 wiring issue

Many replacement wiring looms contain unused wires so they can be used on several makes and models. When you order, ask if there is a diagram included. If not, look elsewhere.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By supereal
Re: 1948 ford convertible top cylinders

For detailed drawings of the convertible top mechanism, order a 44-52 Ford parts catalog. It is V-44 at C&G (800)266-0470, $56.I used my copy to help restore my '47 ragtop. While the cylinders were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By supereal
Re: Polishing aluminum

We use buffing wheels of varying types, along with an appropriate compound. Eastwood makes good kits. Final polishing is done with a product called Simichrome, available at most motorcycle dealers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By supereal
Re: Dual carb linkage

For everyday driving, a "progressive" throttle linkage is usually best. Flathead engines are touchy about the carb volume, particularly at low speeds.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By supereal
Re: Use of 6 bladed fan

The desire for a fan with more blades is usually from someone with overheating problems. The standard four bladed fan works fine with a system in good condition. As for interchange, Ford used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By supereal
Re: fuel economy

Check your tire inflation. A few pounds low can have a pronounced effect on mileage. I run mine a few pounds higher than the book or sticker recommends. The octane level of the fuel is also a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By supereal
Re: 1946 tudor

Usually that is a sign of worn or damaged thrust washers or bearings.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By supereal
Re: cleaned fuel bowl=no start?

Cork hardens over time and will not seal correctly when the bowl is removed and replaced. When cleaning the bowl, always have a new gasket available. At our shop we do not reuse gaskets of any type....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By supereal
Re: E Brake cable lube

Use lithium "white grease", available at most parts stores.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By supereal
Re: Advice and comments on my early ford pls

Find a good, reliable dealer in Model A Parts. For years we depended on Ron Cloat for his knowledge and array of parts. Sadly, Ron is gone, but a good place to research parts is the Ford "Green...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By supereal
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

Most overheating problems can be traced to a failing radiator. The inside may be lime coated, the fins loose from the tubes due to vibration, etc. Overheating in old Fords has been with us since...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By supereal
Re: 40/41 pickup windshield install. What to expect?

When replacing a windshield always use a new gasket. You will need a helper to hold the windshield/gasket assembly in the opening, and a strong cord in the groove in the gasket (we use nylon), and a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By supereal
Re: Tire size 1937 ford pickup

Don't forget that oversize rear tires will affect the accuracy of the speedometer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By supereal
Re: Spark Plugs

Mismatched plugs should be replaced with a new set. If the old plugs have a black soot covering on the tip, it indicates that the fuel mixture is too rich. Missing under load is often caused by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By supereal
Re: needed 6 volt battery charger

We use the "Battery Tender" that is adjustable for 6 or 12 volts as a maintenance charger. They are readily available. We use them for both conventional lead-acid batters, and for the Optima, as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 762
Posted By supereal
Re: Nut and bolt gauge for Early Ford

Ford used a variety of odd sizes and threads, many unavailable except from specialists. For that reason, we never discard bolts or other fasteners. We keep jars and cans full of them, and they come...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By supereal
Re: spuratic miss 59ab

More often than not, misfire at high engine speeds is due to point floating. With aftermarket non Ford ignition, heat sensitivity can be a problem. Have the distributor run on a machine. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,014
Posted By supereal
Re: Shop led lighting

Years ago, we started our shop with fluorescent lighting. Later, mercury vapor replaced that, and now we have all LED fixtures. Better lighting and a 45% reduction in the power bill. The power...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By supereal
Re: Oil dipstick

To be sure your dipstick is correct, install four quarts of oil in a car without a filter, and five quarts with a filter. Mark "full" on the stick with a punch or chisel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By supereal
Re: Brake fluid

Changing brake fluid type correctly requires disassembly of all cylinders, including the master, and flushing the lines with denatured alcohol. Any contamination of either type of fluid is risky...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By supereal
Re: rear view mirror arm 1950 ford f1 wanted

Go to the online catalog for C&G and look for page 230. They show five hinge pin mirrors for 48-52 Ford F-1 trucks. www.cgfordparts.om
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By supereal
Re: Windshield Glass Setting Tape

Carefully measure the thickness of the glass and divide that by two to get the correct setting tape. Check that with the width of the channel. C&G, our source of supply, sells four thicknesses:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,676
Posted By supereal
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

Synthetic oil is light years ahead of conventional oil, but beware that one of the qualities of full synthetic is its ability to flow.When we rebuild an engine we advise the owner to avoid full...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By supereal
Re: radio repair?

I had the "Wonderbar" radio in my '47 converted to AM/FM years ago. The bar now switches between AM & FM. the outward appearance is unchanged. FM is particularly important, as it avoids the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By supereal
Re: Smoke from oil cap?

Make sure the vent at the right front corner of the oil pan is unobstructed The PCV can't operate correctly if there is no makeup air source.
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