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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By 42merc
Re: Crank pulley

Crank snout on the 37 is a smaller diameter than the 46-48 crank.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By 42merc
Re: Flathead identification

After looking a bit harder, I think we have an EAB long block with the truck stuff bolted on, (bell housing, exhaust, water pumps, generator, fan & early oil filter). Plus there is an oil filter lug...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By 42merc
Re: Flathead identification

The 1948 early 1949 version of the 8ba/8rt used the early (42-48) wide bolt pattern oil filter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By 42merc
Re: Reds headers & Brockman exhaust

The Steelpack Brockman's will be louder at the tailpipe than the other mentioned mufflers.
I have used Brockman glasspacks on several flathead powered cars & I love them, slightly less loud than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By 42merc
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 02-06-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By 42merc
Re: 324-371 Olds

Yes, it will fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,141
Posted By 42merc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By 42merc
Re: not a fan.

I posted this in 2017. I've used this method several times.


Everyone has their own solution for this common problem, this is mine. You must have a '40 fan mount pulley to start with. Remove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By 42merc
Re: Any luck with paint from tcp?

I've used TCP acrylic enamel. Colors were not spot on, but the paint was good to work with.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By 42merc
Re: Intake Manifold Weep

Check the heater hose connections.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By 42merc
Re: Woodie Auction today in Auburn, IN

My '42 maroon Mercury wagon was a regular at the Indy swap meet from mid '80's thru the late '90's.
Still have it, but not driven lately.

The Mercs pictured above came from the Nick Alexander...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1946 Mercury exhaust system source?

The added length of the Mercury is forward of the cowel.
The motor and drive train is is in the same location as a Ford. The difference happens with the steering gear, about 4 inches more forward...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1940 rear hub material

The hubs are forged steel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1940 merc & ford x member replace

When it comes to Hot Rods, A Ford in a Ford is not traditional, unless it's a flathead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1940 merc & ford x member replace

Check out Pete & Jake's.
They sell a kit developed by "Mor-Fab" , looks good to me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,606
Posted By 42merc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By 42merc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By 42merc
Re: pre-war bumper jack ID

The Jack was manufactured by Auto Specialties Mfg. "AUSCO", .Saint Joseph, Michigan.
The company made many products for the auto industry. They have been out of business for several years. The wagon...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By 42merc
Re: Winfield su1a

Winfield's R1 cam was always advertised as a "3/4 Race" cam.
Much has been lost in translation over The last 50 years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By 42merc
Re: Winfield su1a

I ran a Winfield R1 in a 59A 60 years ago.
The idle was smooth as the stock cam.
A real Winfield, not a copy. A stock 8CM or EAB cam would probably perform better.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By 42merc
Re: Coating the armature . . .

Glyptol, made by GE, used in the industry.
Buy at your local electrical supply store.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By 42merc
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

Anything can be bought.
Some folks enjoy being creative and learning.
I'm with Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By 42merc
Re: Help with an 8BA head.

I believe he has an EAB head, not as common as an 8BA head.
Any way, what he has is an easy fix.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1946-1948 Mercury Dash Boards

Yes this is correct.
Different color plastic for different years. '42 & maybe '46 being tan plastic, '48's that I've seen have been a "silver grey"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1946-1948 Mercury Dash Boards

All '42-'48 Merc's were deluxe, with plastic parts.
No standards, the questionable parts are aftermarket.
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