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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By G.M.
Re: 2.5 ohm ignition resistor

The resister is used to cut the 6.3 volts from the battery down
to minimum of 3.5 and max of 4.0 volts. This reduces the arc
at the points. The higher the voltage the bigger the arc. If you
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By G.M.
Re: thermostat

Look up gadgiteer@gmail.com G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By G.M.
Re: 35 roadster radio

Have had them in the spare tire and under the
drivers running board. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By G.M.
Re: Bullet connector crimping tool

There is a pliers type tool that you put the bullet connector
in, squeeze the handles and a bunch of little pins come in
and squeeze the recessed part of the bullet. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By G.M.
Re: 1937-1941 Pickup Box Bolts

You can buy any shape or length of bolts from McMaster-Carr
or Grainger. They come in steel or Stainless I always use SS
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By G.M.
Re: 33 Tranny to Driveshaft Oil Leak

FILL the U joint with at last a tube of high drop or drip point
grease. This stays stiff to make a seal and softens up as the
temperature from transmission heats up. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By G.M.
Re: Mohawk lifts

I bought 2 over 25 years ago. No problems and still
work good. I bought them out of Miami. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By G.M.
Re: 1933-34 battery box

Here is a good place for your optima battery. Make a little box
with vent holes. This box can also be mounted on the frame
near the starter, if I find the picture I will post it. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By G.M.
Re: Ford V belts - 39-38

There is a very large hardware store in Ephrata, Pa. named Zimmerman's.
Hanging on the ceiling is about 10 or 12 rows of V belts. Each row is about
75 feet long. There are many different types of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By G.M.
Re: Swap Meet FORD Tool??

Looks like shackle bushing tool to me. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By G.M.
Re: 1936 Overheating Problem

Skip Makes new impellers for the 32 to 36 pumps. They are a little
larger in diameter, The fins are longer. The pump has to be bored
out a little which gives more coolant flow. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By G.M.
Re: Water pump repair

They do come primed, ready to paint your color. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By G.M.
Re: Battery Tender light vs Ammeter query

You can run an Optima too low and something happens it won't take a charge.
You have to connect it to a strong battery and charge it and it comes back to
life. I think that is the procedure. They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By G.M.
Re: Mice in the rear quarter

How about a Furret? G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By G.M.
Re: 1940 fan shroud

Jay that deflector is not going to help. The only thing that helps is more
air flow. A fan blade with more blades at a steeper pitch really improve cooling at idle and stop and go speeds. These...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By G.M.
Re: Question about a "Helmet" distributor

Search back in this forum, I put a detailed method
for testing condensers. Almost all of them test good
cold but need to be heated to over 200 degrees, hot
is when they breakdown. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,378
Posted By G.M.
Re: helmet distributor

Skip in Florida does the Stock type Ford Helmet Distrs. He has done
them for 25 years and does 4 or 5 every day. He uses the original
Ford~Heyer strobe machine that all the ford dealers and machine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,243
Posted By G.M.
Re: Generator or alternator ?

GM alternators work great. Just have a 24 volt stator
installed and it will charge at idle with a small stock
Ford pulley. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By G.M.
Re: Shocks are bottomed out

Get your spring re arched. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By G.M.
Re: Is there a FANdemic going on????

While looking through Schramm's attic a number of years
ago I found a pile of industrial blades. They were thick metal
and some were pushers and some normal pullers. I made
adaptors for a few and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By G.M.
Re: PennGrade Motor Oil

When I was 16 I hung around a small engine rebuilding
shop. He had a stenzel made as a warning not to use any
Penna oil or there would be no guarantee. The Penna. oils
had a heavy gray muck that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By G.M.
Re: Engine issue

Valves sticking a little. Needs a dose of
Marvel Mystery Oil. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By G.M.
Re: 1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss

Any electric motor repair shop could check them
and rewire if required G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,477
Posted By G.M.
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

You have to be careful shorting out the contact tip of
a MIG welder. When shorted the amps go way up. How
high depends on the out put range the machine is set
at. This can burn out the transformer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By G.M.
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