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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: heater

Two wires could be indication of a 2 speed motor.
Depends on the switching that exists. Doubt it will run backwards.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: PennGrade Motor Oil

All you need is 5 qts. of 30 wt. break in oil for break in.
There are various vendors that sell it by the qt. such as this---
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: movie star

Not for the movies, but participated in a photo shoot for a local playhouse performance of 'Driving Miss Daisy' several years ago.
After seeing all the equipment, setup and positioning, the final...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1/4 inch hole in shifting tower sloppy

Most drill bits have the chuck end softer than the cutting end. I personally
would not worry about using it, if it does the job (and without any heating)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Pcv valve effect on load o matic

Ran a PCV for a couple of years while using the loadamatic with no issues.
PCV uses manifold vacuum not venturii vacuum.
Does it effect it when you turn your wipers on??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

Recall that many years ago some stock car racers used to run 24 volts for easier starting using the original 6 volt motor. The ignition was from a separate source.

If you feel uncomfortable doing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

There are two or three (depends on manufacturer) spring loaded pins that engage with an annular groove. This is what keeps the gear forward until the engine starts and spins the starter gear fast...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

Just a thought, should using a 12 volt battery not spin it fasi enough, using another 12 volt battery, hook it up for 24 volts to make it spin faster.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1949 ford trunk latch(help)

If your latch mechanism is like this, there should be a spring that is similar to this in it.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=437537&d=1596201709
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

I have never tried it but have you tried to install the starter with the gear in the engaged position?
If it will mount and can be bolted in place (with the gear teeth engaged),
as soon as the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 763
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Customs - The Beginnings with Barris

The one in progress was complete to the point of being in primer but the interior was not complete.

It was driven for a short period of time until a long haul trucker saw it parked at my place of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 763
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Customs - The Beginnings with Barris

Yes, the 50's bring back memories of the two 4 dr. '49 Merc's I had in 1957, one stock and the other in process of being customized.
A couple of tidbits- 1954 Pontiac grille (new $14.75), new '51...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,618
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Should I be concerned?

To answer your question, so long as the hoses do not rub on anything, there should not be any issues.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Late 21 stud 85 with 14 mm plugs

The '38 cars would generally starting to show up in the showrooms in Sept of '37.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Oil pressure gauge

Yes, as accurate as the gauge will read.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wheel stands

Yep, They were called a 'Bay Lift'. Used them often years ago and wish they were still making them.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=437007&d=1595709577
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wheel stands

The 18+" tall Car O Liner wheel stands appear to be made by a Swedish Co. who have one US distributor.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=436955&d=1595663827
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 49 maroon paint

Seems like any red based color has been high priced for some time now.
For example when purchasing a new car a number of years ago, i was informed that if i wanted a red color there was an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: WorryWart

To me it makes more sense to disconnect the clock to reduce arcing buildup on the clock points than to disconnect it to save the battery.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: WorryWart

It only uses battery energy for a split second to wind it.

I never had a problem with it for as long as 3 months.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: How to pull column tube off the steering box?

Peen the sheet metal column in the area where the clamp was removed to expand it. It should loosen enough to pull it off (no heat)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: The way I want to go in the end

Wonder if they are still kicking as the video appears to have been made about 10 years ago.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,079
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Where does your 53 Ford run?

Sounds normal to me. So long as it's not boiling over. Can't rely on factory gauge for actual temp readings.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

Spotted this pic in which the rear window configuration seems to conform to the parts drawing whereas yours does not. Wonder why?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Possible fishing scam

That's fine but in a PM to me he was looking for convertible top adjusting tools ??
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