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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Kube, tubman, I was not aware that the single chamber master cylinders did not need to be bench bled, I have always done it though. thanks for the information, good to know.--Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: '40 Brake Bleeding

Did you "bench" bleed the master cyl. before you installed it?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-31-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Overdrive parts availabiliy

I recently replaced my solenoid on my '51 Merc.. to remove it, I removed the 2 bolts holding it to the case. then rotate it to the right ( if you are facing the solenoid ) to about the 1 o'clock...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-22-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: automatic transmission oil

I buy type "F" at O Reilly's auto parts. It is their brand, but it is the only local place that has it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: R-10 OD solenoid replacement ?

when I removed the solenoid on my 51 Merc, I removed both bolts, rotated the solenoid to the 1:00 position, and pulled it straight out. To put it back in I did the reverse, that is , position the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-15-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1956 manual trans input shaft

The splines on the clutch disc must matched the input shaft on the transmission. if you have no luck locating what you need, call Fort Wayne Clutch, Fort Wayne, Ind. , tell them what you have, they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: driveshaft yoke

Thank you Pete, and V8Coopman, I will give them a call, and see what they say.---Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: driveshaft yoke

Pete, I have not been able to find a shop that can source a yoke like the original. The drive shaft shop here in Anchorage said that the closed thing they had ( or could get, the closed being in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: driveshaft yoke

Don, thank you for your information. Did you have any trouble making the return? Thanks for your help.--- Jim
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-10-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: drive shaft yoke

rotorwrench, I had my brother ( he is a machinist by trade) measure the new yoke against the old one. the u-joint does have the 1 inch caps. the old yoke has a 1/2 thou. press. and the new yoke is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-09-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Alaska Jim
drive shaft yoke

Has anyone bought one of Shoebox Central's new driveshaft yoke's ? They show a new one that is for 49-55 Ford and Mercury. I bought one and went to put it on the driveshaft last night and it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Alaska Jim
driveshaft yoke

Has anyone bought one of Shoebox Central's new driveshaft yoke's ? They show a new one that is for 49-55 Ford and Mercury. I bought one and went to put it on the driveshaft last night and it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Early '51 Merc. overdrive Transmission

Searched all the local parts stores today, and did not find any GL4, only GL5, and also some full synthetic gear oil. I may have to use the GL1 80-90 mineral oil that I already have. need to hook up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Early '51 Merc. overdrive Transmission

Thank you Mac Van Pelt, and rotorwrench, for you information. I have some GL1 and was going to use it, but I may go buy some GL4, although I have read that it has ep additives, and that it is not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Alaska Jim
Early '51 Merc. overdrive Transmission

I am reinstalling the 3sp w/ o/d transmission in my '51 Merc. after rebuilding it. My question is how much gear oil does this transmission hold. My factory manual only shows capacities for a 3 sp ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,731
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I am only 70, still have more to do than I can get to.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Blown freeze plug

Jimnnn, I think that Prestone concentrate , if tested with a good tester, will show that it will be good to past -60*F. However, it is not recommended to use it straight without some water mixed...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-21-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Blown freeze plug

Most anti-freeze is sold as a pre-mix 50-50. and is good to about -35*F. If you want more , or less freeze protection, you can buy straight non mixed antifreeze and mix it to your desired freeze...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,837
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Dual points for increased dwell??

One reason for dual points is to reduce point "bounce" at high speed/rpm
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-18-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Alaska Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 3 spd OD 12v solenoid

I thought sure I had seen them in the parts catalog from Van Pelts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: The Right Stuff

There is a reason it is called "the right stuff". It is in my opinion the best on the market.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 3 spd OD 12v solenoid

Both of the above source's are good.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-17-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: wiper motor question

I have heard, or read somewhere that the '57 chev wiper motor could be adapted, but I could be wrong. I would probably go with the newport motor. all the "bugs" have already been worked out for you,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-16-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Radio antenna

years ago when I had a '57 , the antenna was on the rt ft fender. I have seen twin antennas on the rear quarters, but they looked terrible to me
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