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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By Old Henry
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

What's this mystery weep hole?

As I'm trying to fill the oil reservoir for the rear bushing bearing, oil weeps out of that little hole in the side of the reservoir below the level of the bottom of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By Old Henry
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

My lubrication chart calls for S.A.E. 20. Until I get some of that I'll go with my Mobile 1 10W-30.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By Old Henry
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

I personally don't overtighten the belt. I had an engine rebuilder do it once and I didn't loosen it before a road trip which resulted in the same thing but worse. See:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By Old Henry
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

I always loaded the oil fitting at the back of the generator every thousand miles as recommended by Ford. However, I made two mistakes. First of all, not knowing how the oil got through the bearing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By Old Henry
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

The last couple of days the generator has come on and run for about 20 minutes with a slight noise. Then I started smelling a burning smell. About as soon as I did the generator went off for about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By Old Henry
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

Thanks for the sentiments.

I'm still driving "Old Henry" daily and did two road trips in the last month, a 1,300 mile trip in three days to Virginia City, NV then Boise, ID then home and a 2,000...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By Old Henry
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

Or, one of these broken metal pipe extractors that are cheap at Home Depot?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By Old Henry
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

Thanks for all the info.

Two more questions:

1. Since I don't have a tap to thread the bushing nor chisel to chisel it out, I wonder if this extractor for broken off plastic pipe could do the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 817
Posted By Old Henry
47 generator rear bushing

Confused! The rear bushing on my 47 generator is worn out and needs replaced. As I read the official Ford "Repair Manual Generating and Starting Systems 1933-1947" it says "If the bushing is scored...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Grill screen air flow

The outboard motor is the Mercury Black Max V6 200 hp.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Old Henry
Smile Re: Grill screen air flow

I got suspicious of grill screens on a cross country trip in a full size dodge van many years ago. I bought and installed the screen that went clear across the front of the van. Eventually the van...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Grill screen air flow

Since I've driven Old Henry everyplace I ever wanted to drive him, I've shifted my interest to "road trips" in my old 1982 17' Silverline Nantucket ski boat "Sharkie" with the original Mercury Black...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Old Henry
Grill screen air flow

I have always discouraged the use of screens of any kind in front of the grill because it reduces air flow to the radiator needed for cooling, especially at very high ambient temperature. But, I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,834
Posted By Old Henry
Re: How do I buy Bob Shewman thermostats?

I've since suggested one improvement on this idea. Twist the single strand of wire on itself on each side so that only one strand has to be compressed by the hose instead of two. It also holds the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,775
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Great Plains Road Trip

Sorry I missed "The Landmark". I just went where Mrs. Google told me to go. Always the quickest route but not always the most scenic.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,775
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Great Plains Road Trip

Speed 60-65 mph.

I didn't check my gas mileage on this trip. It probably was not as favorable as one might think on the flat land, the wind was blowing strongly against us much of the way.

I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,775
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Great Plains Road Trip

Since I drive my car every day and keep it maintained and repaired for that daily use, there really isn't any "trip preparation" that I do. If my 5,000 or 10,000 mile maintenance is due I do that,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,775
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Great Plains Road Trip

Average 60 mph 400 miles a day = 6.67 hrs/day. But, with a lot of photo and video stops, gas, restroom, and eating we were on the road 8-10 hours per day.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,775
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Great Plains Road Trip

Car ran without a hitch. Just had to adjust my throttle cable once to keep it working as cruise control. That's all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,775
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Great Plains Road Trip

The rain video is now up and running here: https://youtu.be/NqiL9blwoKc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,775
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Great Plains Road Trip

Sorry. That video was blocked for copyrighted music. I'll redo it and repost it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,775
Posted By Old Henry
Great Plains Road Trip

I fell in love with road trips as a kid living in Utah and traveling to Arkansas every summer to spend the summer there where my mother was from. Dad tried to take different routes and see different...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,076
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Old Henry

Hereís one: https://youtu.be/4gBWHH6lfu0
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,076
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Old Henry

The only vehicle I have that will fit my 8 1/2 foot wingspan is my 15 passenger van.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,076
Posted By Old Henry
Re: Old Henry

Thank you all for your concern. I am still alive and well. I did a 5 Day road trip across Kansas and Nebraska a couple of weeks ago but havenít written it up yet. It is true that my passion has...
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