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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 49 Mercury hood binding problems

Just a tip, once the brackets are finally located, choose a common nail or any round rod that's appox. 3/32" dia.
Drill one or two holes (two would be best) in a convenient location thru the bracket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Mallory Unilite Distributor HELP requested.

Don't have a solution for you but for me the solution for the Mallory Unilite I have that quit was to convert it to a Pertronix setup.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: gasoline

Probably a lot easier to find and use an automotive fuel tank with the drain plug in the bottom (virtually all vehicles had them)
My old Piper J3 did not have one in the fuel tank.
And yes, even...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: PCV on multiple carb intake

Suspect you would be better off getting the 4 carbs operating correctly (if you ever do) before considering installation of a PCV system.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1947 clock not working

The clock probably could use a cleaning but one of the reasons that these electric impulse wound clocks quit is because of the arc residue on the points that needs to be removed.
It may be worth a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wiring new horns

Perhaps a simplified wiring diagram may help. One wire is hot the other is the ground wire activated by the horn button.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Same question, different approach-pictorial

If it were mine the whole cable assembly would be out and on the bench to do any repair.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Same question, different approach-pictorial

What I would do is, first clean and de-grease the components to remove all residue.
Then attach using 'gel' type Super Glue.
From what I can see the knob could also be 'pinned' to the shaft.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 49 Mercury hood binding problems

When ever the situation required it, this is what I have done to correct the gap on the front of the hood.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Still Amazing how things happen

Have seen the built in 'Semaphores' on European cars.
These seem to be optional equipment.
Generally, where on the vehicle were they mounted?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 930
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Batter Tender

I have a few Battery Tenders to keep my various car and other batteries including a 6 volt battery up to snuff when not in use.
They have done what they are supposed to do without any issues.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: discussion on way to make a press for stainless to hubcap dish

If you are taking about pressing a design into a hubcap.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: side view mirror

You are bound to do some damage to the paint but if you are incapable of driving it out from the bottom with a drift and hammer, you might want to aquire a pin remover from Bob Drake,such as this-- ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 49 Mercury hood binding problems

Something that has worked for me.
Rotate both hinges as far as possible then lock in place.
If necessary rotate opposite way....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 49 Mercury hood binding problems

First, the hood support springs have nothing to do with locating the hood.
When the hood is closed and latched is the center of the hood level with the cowl?
Loosen the 3 bolts on the cowling on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 50 Car Steering Idler Arm?

How does it work?
I have had the kit installed in my Merc. for over 18 years and am happy with the elimination of the factory bump-steer and the improved idler arm that shows no sloppiness.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 50 Car Steering Idler Arm?

Yes, Shoebox has a rebuild kit but If it were me I would consider installing their 'bumpsteer' kit which is a vast improvement over the original steering.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Painting Copper Brake Lines

Yes, I know that they have "Brass Black" but at the time I had 'Aluminum Black' and figured I would try it and it worked. (might be the same stuff with a different label)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Painting Copper Brake Lines

The same Aluminum Blackening will work on brass also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Painting Copper Brake Lines

Considering that the brake line is 90% copper, what I have used is this to blacken copper in the past.
If it works it would probably be a more durable finish than paint.
Might be worth a try.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,979
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Biggest risk is as stated, gas fumes.
That tank should have a vented cap that can be shut off when not in use.
Being plastic really is not that significant considering that new cars have had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Headlight/Turn Signal Question

Sure, custom locating signal lights may look great but does the location meet the requirements for locating them?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8ba generator mount modifications

These are more views of a second one I have, BUT, If I were to do it again I would consider making a cradle to limit the fore and aft movement and using a longer strap as has been done in the post #6...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8ba generator mount modifications

Or you could add a couple home made plates to the original bracket.



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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Headlight/Turn Signal Question

Looks interesting but they claim to be a replacement for 7 inch sealed beam head lights but in the video narrative say that the outside diameter is 6- 5/8 inches.
Might be worth a call to Speedway.
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