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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By supereal
Re: 41 Ford Convertible Top

Restoring a convertible, even in reasonably good shape, is a tall order. They were less produced in the first place, and the Ford bodies were actually made by a vendor. Due to exposure when the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By supereal
Re: 12 volt Regulator NOT Regulating

Be sure the regulator is properly grounded. There is usually a brass grommet in on of the mounting holes. Clean paint and grease from the area of that, and securely tighten the mounting screw. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By supereal
Re: Perch pin removal help

Be cautious about heating the axle, such as red hot. It can affect the temper of the axle. I know from experience how difficult it is to get the perch holders out. Beating on them will likely swedge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By supereal
Re: Balist like this - who has?

Probably all us with old cars have cooked a coil. The best prevention I have found is a battery cutoff switch that mounts on one of the battery posts. Turning mine off after using the vehicle is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By supereal
Re: Best Flathead books

The best resource is C&G. Ask for their catalog. It lists reprints of genuine Ford parts, and is a MUST for anyone tackling restoration and repair of early Fords 1932-1956 and Mercury 1939-1956. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By supereal
Re: 46 convertible rear seat wood pieces HELP!!

I checked the 1944-1952 Ford Parts catalog, and while the body parts illustrations show all metal pieces, no wood is shown. I made some for my '47 convertible by measuring the sections necessary,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By supereal
Re: Battery polarity

As the stock ground is positive, there was either a mistake made by a previous owner, or the installation of an accessory, such as an electric fuel pump, which is sensitive to the polarity. We see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By supereal
Re: 6 Bladed fan

Six bladed fans were used on large trucks. They are noisier, as mentioned above. The stock fan should be adequate if your radiator is clean inside and out. This is the main reason for overheating...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By supereal
Re: Repairing exsitsting windows to working condition on 1939 Convertible

The convertible regulators are usually different in convertibles. and nearly impossible to
find. If you have the originals, they probably have worn or missing teeth. We repair them by welding the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By supereal
Re: 42 v8 Crab Condenser

We buy them from C&G. Order 1GA-12300, $11.95. 800/266-0470. The condenser was changed to 42-48 from the earlier type, and were changed for trucks in 1947. We like them from C&G because the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By supereal
Re: Valve seat inserts.

That is a job for a machine shop. We recut the pockets and install hardened seats at our shop. The pockets must carefully examined for cracks. If the seats were replaced at sometime, that can be a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By supereal
Re: interior wood grain.

I did the wood graining in my '47 convertible. I first applied a light base. When dry,I used
a brush with the bristles cut into an irregular pattern to do the actual graining. Some books say to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By supereal
Re: Ford Racing Performance Stainless Steel Valves

We use Chevy valves in our rebuilds Easy to obtain, good quality, and usually less costly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By supereal
Re: 34 Gas Tank Drain plug

Most gas tank "drain plugs" were installed before the tanks were coated with "tern", a
solder-like metal, making plug removal likely to damage the tank. Old cars will usually develop pin hole leaks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By supereal
Re: Cracked C59A block... any repair ideas?

At our shop we repair block cracks that don't involve the water jacket, such as the area in the valve pocket, by drilling and tapping a hole, and inserting a threaded plug, followed by some good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By supereal
Re: Adjustable voltage regulator?

I agree with the post above. A voltage regulator works by pulsing the relays, and it is nearly impossible to adjust properly without the necessary equipment. It is better to replace the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By supereal
Re: Oil dipstick....

That is usually caused by lack of proper engine ventilation. Check the cap on the oil filler tube where the fuel pump is mounted. The mesh can be cleaned by immersing the cap in a solvent, then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By supereal
Re: Starting problem, help please.

Be sure you have a good ground strap between the engine and the point where the battery ground strap is attached to the body and/or frame. Time, grime, old paint, etc, can and will cause the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,728
Posted By supereal
Re: Where do you CURRENTLY acquire a flow through electric fuel pump?

We buy them at C&G 800/266-0470. Six volt: 11A9350-E-6. Output: 2.4-4 psi. 12 volt:11A-9350 E-12. Includes all necessary items such a a mount,
connectors and clamps. Good flow thru design.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By supereal
Re: How the heck to I get my top down????

Lowering the top on a convertible can be a time consuming chore. If the top has not been lowered for some time, or ever, the folds are likely random, not allowing them to fall between the top irons...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By supereal
Re: When does the plug fire?

The plugs fire when the distributor points open and the rotor is pointing to one of the terminals inside the cap. The amount of time required to charge the coils is called the "dwell". When the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By supereal
Re: 4 Speed Leak Situation

Most transmissions where the cluster shaft enters the box at the rear will leak there. When we overhaul such a box, we coat the rear end of the shaft with Loctite. We learned that trick back in my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By supereal
Re: 59AB Distributor

The "crab" distributor was a '42 part only. It was eliminated when it was found to be subject to moisture, such as rain coming through the radiator, and can be replaced by a later type.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By supereal
Re: 45 Truck parking brake problems

I'd bet that the cable is hanging up in the sheath due to rust or road grime. This was a common problem with Ford cable brakes in 37-38, and hastened the conversion to the hydraulic system....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,183
Posted By supereal
Re: wheel balance

We balance the drum first, of course. The difference between drums has been minor, and most older cars are not run fast enough to matter. I have an overdrive in my '47 convertible, and I can keep...
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