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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By RalphG
Re: I decided to make a little anvil.

Old anvils bring big money at farm auctions here. Mine came from a farm auction about 1973. With all the rail lines being taken up here in Sask. there was ample opportunity to buy some. I bought one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By RalphG
Re: I decided to make a little anvil.

Yes, nice little anvils have been made out of railway tracks for years. I remember seeing one at my Grandpa's place years ago. Not as fancy as yours. Just a hacksawed piece of track about 6 to 8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By RalphG
Re: Thought I would share a video I did yesterday

Very nice sound and video. And yes, that flathead exhaust is all the music required.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By RalphG
Re: 52 hubcap problem

My 52 Merc only had one surviving full wheel cover when I put it into service in 2015. Installed Cooper radials and did not drive many miles before that wheel cover jumped off into the ditch. Luckily...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By RalphG
Re: Humour me. More video offerings from Mart.

Mart, interesting to see the aluminum foil worked on your rusty bumper. I did not have much luck with it on the 52 Merc but then I did not add the coke. Too cold in the shop at the time and I guess...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By RalphG
Re: flathead police interceptor engines?

From the book "Ford Police Cars 1937-1997" by Edwin J. Sanow. Police equipment for 1950 included heavier 13 leaf rear springs as well as heavier front springs. Heavier duty seats with "non sag"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By RalphG
Re: flathead police interceptor engines?

We were just discussing this subject the past few days in another thread. The police interceptor engine in those years was just the Mercury engine in a Ford police car. So if the bad guys were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By RalphG
Re: 1-1/2 ton driver...

I may be wrong on this but I don't think adding a two speed axle is going to affect your ultimate top speed. Just gives you more choices of gears on the way up there. High gear is still going to be a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By RalphG
Re: Police verion of the eV-8 engine

My Mercury book says they increased the compression ratio from 6.8 to 7.2 in 1952 to get the extra horsepower. Torque increased from 206 to 210 pounds in 1952.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By RalphG
Re: Police verion of the eV-8 engine

The INterceptor is the Mercury engine. 125 hp in 52. Up from 110 in 1951.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By RalphG
Re: Tie Rod Ends

Thanks for all the good information. I may not get at the job for a while now unless we get a rainy day. (Unlikely it seems).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By RalphG
Re: Tie Rod Ends

Their catalogue does indicate a wide range of applications for that tie rod end. I'm going to check my inventory first as I recall getting some N.O.S. parts many years ago at a Ford dealership...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By RalphG
Tie Rod Ends

Checking the front end on the 52 Merc I noticed some slack in the outer right tie rod end. Looking on Rock Auto I don't see any mention of left or right so I'm assuming the ends are identical for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By RalphG
Re: Police verion of the eV-8 engine

Yes, the Mercury engine was the "police interceptor" engine and as far as I have read Ford only installed them in Fords destined for police service. Not the general public. See this ad from 1952. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By RalphG
Re: 1950 Car Permanently Lubricated/Sealed Bearings

I got a new axle bearing from C&G Ford parts for my 52 Merc. It came with the new spacer. I had a local guy with all the machine shop equipment replace it for me. Huge press made it look easy. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By RalphG
Re: 1950 vs. 1941 Pickups

That pressure might be ok on smooth pavement but I find even 24 psi in a steel belted radial on my 52 Merc feels every rock in the gravel roads I travel. I've never run it with bias plies so can't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By RalphG
Re: 52 Merc Video

Yes, from a distance it looks just fine. I have not gone to plywood yet but do have some recycled furnace ducts used as floor replacements.
Hoping to get that Merc truck running too. Its been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By RalphG
52 Merc Video

Oh no, not another boring youtube video of the 52 Mercury by Roosty6! Well it is number 500 for me so thought I'd mention it. Don't look too close at the body work as I've forgotten most of what I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,719
Posted By RalphG
Re: Flathead water pumps

I got my new pumps for the 52 Merc from Napa Canada. Been almost 4 years now and I have no complaints on them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By RalphG
Re: Found Some Brake Drums and More

It appears that small chain reached up to the ball joint of the front wishbone. I need to do a little more digging to get a better look under the rotting wooden wagon box and see what all Ford parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By RalphG
Found Some Brake Drums and More

This old trailer has sat in the bush for decades on my grandfather's farm. Only today I noticed that it is built on the chassis of an old Ford. Appears to be between a 40 and 48 judging by the hyd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By RalphG
Re: Lonely Canadian head needs a mate, and ID.

I've got one C7RA and one C99A 6050, both aluminum. I checked the Ford of Canada catalogue and they have some good information there if this picture is big enough to read. Sorry, upside down. These I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By RalphG
Re: Lonely Canadian head needs a mate, and ID.

I'll have to check my "inventory": but seem to recall one aluminum head with 6050 and one with 6049. But not sure without looking.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By RalphG
Re: How to identify 6 or 12v starter motor?

My 52 Merc says 6 volt right on the tag but it cranks just fine (but faster) the few times I used a 12 volt battery to start it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mart's Old Rusty: To the Drags!

Thanks for the ride Mart. I know well the work it takes to edit raw video down to something watchable. Looks like the weather co-operated and the old roadster made a good showing. Pretty sure you...
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