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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By supereal
Re: 42-47 pickup bed

Ford used two pickup box styles, a short and a longer "express" box, which has three stake pockets instead of two, on the regular box. My book says the long box is 118". I assume the longer box was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By supereal
Re: 46-48 interior panel

$52 at C&G as Item V-44. Sounds pricey, but worth it. 800/266-0470.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By supereal
Re: Optima battery will only chug to 50%

Glass mat batteries such as Optima are tricky to charge. Some chargers have a separate adjustment or that purpose. Charging at a too high rate can do damage to the battery. You may find the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By supereal
Re: part numbers

Yes, the numbers for the panels are shown in the 44-52 body parts book. It is item V-44 at C&G (800)266-0470. It seems a it pricey at $52, but is indispensible for anyone doing most things on their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By supereal
Re: 1935 Ford Pickup Transmission hard to get into reverse! HELP!

Often the shifting problems are related to the shift tower on the transmission. Check the lower end of the shift lever for excess wear of the small ball. Wear on the shift forks is also common, as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By supereal
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

Take the heads to a shop that has a surface grinder. Using a milling machine can quickly damage the surface. If you don't know whether the heads have been surfaced before, you can check valve head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By supereal
Re: 1936 dual carbs/ triple carbs

Years ago we used the 97 Stromberg cards on multi card intakes due to the limited space. To obtain a good idle and low speed operation, use a progressive linkage. Many like the appearance of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By supereal
Re: Headlights

Poor headlight performance is commonly caused by loss of power in the circuit. The old "bullet" connectors, the ancient dimmer switch, and even the headlight switch, can drain away the necessary...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 838
Posted By supereal
Re: Sacrificial Anode

Be cautious about putting anything in the radiator tank that can impede circulation. Just be sure that your coolant is fresh, and a can of rust preventer is added between changes. If sacrificial...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By supereal
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

The center windshield antenna will conflict with the center top clamp. That is why the stock antenna is cowl mounted.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By supereal
Re: Cooling system Fan on my 47 Deluxe

The stock fan should have the oil reservoir, and no wire connection. My best guess is that someone at some time was having cooling problems and installed an aftermarket fan. Look around he dash to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By supereal
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

The correct radio antenna fora '47 convertible is mounted thru a hole in the right side on the cowl. It is available from C&G )800) 266-0470 as part number 6A-18813, $89.95 The center of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By supereal
Re: Question about a "Helmet" distributor

C&G offers complete distributor gasket sets 32-47, 7.95/set. (800/266-0470)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By supereal
Re: Question about a "Helmet" distributor

C&G (800/266-0770) shows complete distributor gasket sets for 32 thru 47 for $7.95
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By supereal
Re: Gas Tank Renu

They didn't last long in my area. You could see a huge pile of tanks next to their location which would seem to indicate that they ere using their advertising to draw in buyers for new tanks, which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By supereal
Re: Best electric harness on the market??

Be aware the many replacement looms are made for a variety on models of cars. Be sure to ask if there is an information sheet with the loom for your specific make, model and year included with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By supereal
Re: No more gallivanting - temp question

Finding one "hooped" valve is a sure indication that more are to come. A compression test will confirm whether there is a problem. A bent valve is unusual in an old flathead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,062
Posted By supereal
Re: Generator or alternator ?

The one wire units are usually converted from a GM alternator. I installed one in my '47 years ago, and it has been trouble free. You should know that it required a smaller drive pulley on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By supereal
Re: Engine Break In

At our shop we do a run in on all rebuilt engines in our test jig. We use Shell Rotella oil to protect the new bearing surfaces with extra zinc, and hold a steady speed to aid the bearing surfaces...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By supereal
Re: 1947 side loader trans seal replacement

Those seals are fragile, and easily damaged as they are pushed in place. I learned a trick many years ago that will help. Just place paper around the shaft, then slide the seal into place, removing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By supereal
Re: Best way to fix this header

Find a shop that has the equipment and skill to do the job. At our shop we weld most things that haven't had amateur work already done that affect the alignment of the pieces.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By supereal
Re: Hardened Valve Seats

We install hardened seats in all our rebuilds. Most blocks have been rebuilt more than once, and there isn't enough original material left for a simple dressing of the seats.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By supereal
Re: Stromberg carbs

The reason the Stromberg 97s were only used for three years is that they are difficult to repair and adjust, particularly in twos or threes. They became popular because three would fit on a hot rod...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By supereal
Re: running erratic

Check fuel flow to the carb as the engine is cranked by removing the line from the carb and placing it on a container to catch the fuel. If the flow is low or uneven, there is an obstruction in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By supereal
Re: Honing wheel & Master Cylinder

If your master or wheel cylinders have pits or other internal damage, it is a better bet is to replace them. Many years ago we did hone them at the Ford dealer where I worked, but many still had...
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