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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By deucemac
Re: 37 gauge polarity

If the Ford "chopper" CVRs are so bad, how did we get along so well with them 28 years (57 to 85)? I worked for Ford dealers many of those years and rarely if ever did we have a problem with gauge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By deucemac
Re: 37 gauge polarity

I have been converting 6v Ford gauges to 12v systems for many years and have always used the Ford CVR without problems. Other that 1956, Ford used 6v gauges in all applications until 1986 when they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By deucemac
Re: Schneider cam

You could do the simple thing and call Jerry Cantrell at Schneider Cams. He can tell you in short order what spring is best and what are good alternatives. The number is (619) 297-0227 . I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,649
Posted By deucemac
Re: Supercharger idea.. Thoughts?

I would do like sofaking said and build a pressure box to mount the carb inside of. As for the intake, run a tube like you have, but run it through the fender well and use a shielded K&n...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-17-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By deucemac
Re: Increase positive castor

Changing caster only can be tricky. You can't just remove a shim tom the rear or add a shim in the front. Doing so will change both camber and caster. If say you remove a 1/8th shim from the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-23-2017, 02:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,744
Posted By deucemac
Re: Low-pressure brake light switch

I also went to the Harley brake light switch a few years ago and have had no problems since. A little spendy but considering a one time purchase, well worth it .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By deucemac
Re: I'm so tired- but so so happy

Back in the dark ages right after electricity and indoor plumbing, we were trying to remove the rear hubs on my '46 tudor. An old retired Ford mechanic sat on his porch across the street from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,599
Posted By deucemac
Re: Harbor freight vs eastwood mig

I bought a Lincoln 15 sp 110 mig on the recommendation of the welding Instructor at the prison where I taught auto mechanics until my retirement a few years ago. He told me he had 6 of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By deucemac
Re: King-Seeley gas guage guts

A few o/p and temp setups but no fuel. Mostly used newer gauge guts with original senders per owner requests.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By deucemac
Re: King-Seeley gas guage guts

O/p and temp but not fuel. Mostly used newer gauge guts with original senders per owner requests
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-12-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,003
Posted By deucemac
Re: Question for carb experts

You should be able to use a pump body and arm, return spring, do and arm, and elastomer valve from a later 4100 or 2100 2bbl. Without any problem. Just make sure all the parts come from the same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By deucemac
Re: King-Seeley gas guage guts

Ford used 6V King Seeley gauges until 1986 when they went to magnetic gauges and we were inundated with gauge problems for quite a while after that. The IVR kept the voltage to the gauge at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,472
Posted By deucemac
Re: Anyone Remember Ford Parts Obsolete Inc.

Not the same people at all. Joe carried some Argentine parts like hole filler grilles, but most of the stuff was nos or nor and always good prices and friendly staff.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By deucemac
Re: Source For Arcing Shoes In San Diego

That would be B&S auto Parts and the machinist was my old friend Jimmy Banta! I worked at the local Ford store in Pacific Beach and spent almost every lunch hour talking to Jimmy for years. He did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,472
Posted By deucemac
Re: Anyone Remember Ford Parts Obsolete Inc.

Boy do I remember it well! Joe Mack and Gene Valdez owned it and I helped them put beans on their plate for many years. I loved the place. always helpful, great prices and vast amounts of parts....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By deucemac
Re: Ford F47 Hubcaps

They look an awful lot like 6A-1130 caps to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By deucemac
Re: closed to open drive transmission

Don't for get the slip yoke
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By deucemac
Re: Culver City Halibrand Quick Change

You may also find the rear of the quickchange hitting the fuel tank. That will require a notch in the front edge of the tank and also remember that gear changes may require the car be lifted up so...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-19-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By deucemac
Re: Galaxie 3 speed

The best shifter made by Hurst is known as the Master Shifter and originally sold as the Syncro-Lock. Next in quality is the discontinued Mystery Shifter that was sold as an economy model but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-19-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By deucemac
Re: Galaxie 3 speed

The best Hurst shifter for your application is currently know as the Master Shifter. It was originally known as the Syncro-Lock. It is an excellent shifter. Next up in quality would be the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,957
Posted By deucemac
Smile Re: First restore

My avatar roadster is my 95th car. We have replaced 2 others since then. I have learned some extremely important lessons over the years and to me there are 3 that are paramount in any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By deucemac
Re: Bonneville anyone?

I'll be there from Friday until? Going up to crew for a friend that has never raced nor seen Bonneville in person! New driver, new car, new everything. Seeing how he doing everything, my son and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By deucemac
Re: Stewart Warner mech Temp gauges

I have used and sold Stewart Warner gauges since 1962 until I retired several years ago. What was once the standard has sadly degenerated to basic junk. When I built my roadster in 2007, I ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By deucemac
Re: RIP Vic Edelbrock Jr.

We all owe a debt of gratitude to Vic Edelbrock Jr . If you own or ever owned a hot rod, you had at least one part on it made by Edelbrock or a part made by somebody trying to do as good as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By deucemac
Re: 8ba to 39 top loader adaptor

The truck adapter is cast iron and the Mercury is stamped steel. The truck adapter can be used with a 9, 10, or 11 inch clutch. The Mercury will only accept a 9 or 10. Ol' Ron is correct about...
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