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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

RalphG,

I took mine out today for a trip down to Denver, to get an estimate for a new interior and top. Going down the hill (8300 ft down to 5280 ft.), it loaded up numerous times, (the car was at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

The kits I have bought recently have contained these washers, that I have been using them to seal the top of the carb. The tops without the brass bushings seam to seal better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

These are the stock air cleaners for the US. They are fairly easy to find on e-bay if you are looking for one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

Mine didn't either, I cut them in, using a plasma torch. I have attached pictures of before and after the opening were cut in.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

RalphG,

Actually a couple of years ago I did a test involving one modified air cleaner, an original air cleaner and without an air cleaner.

The modified air cleaner involves one that I cut the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

Update: I took the top off the carburetor and did the vacuum test. The economizer valve did not move at all. I tried another top (since I have 4 carbs to scrounge parts from) and installed the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

Is the a way to bench test the economizer diaphragm on a Holly Carburetor Model 1901 (teapot)? The carb used on the 52'-53' Mercury's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Manufacture of Dwell meter

Saw the on on e-bay, close but a different model number.

This one : Model # 530 Part number is 530001 B Made In USA
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Manufacture of Dwell meter

Does anyone know the manufacture of this Dwell - Tachometer meter?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Hesitation when accelerating from stop - Holly 1901 carb

I just disconnected the line from the carb and put a rubber hose on the end of the line and sucked on the hose and used my tongue to stop the end. The arm would go back slowly.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-12-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: 1954 Mercury Yosemite Yellow Touch Up Paint

I didn't notice they used Yosemite Yellow for 53' (mine is Yosemite too) and 54', until your post. All I have ever told is that a paint store can mix it. Cost is outrageous these days for paint.

I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: It is getting harder to find basic parts at the auto parts stores anymore

E-bay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bag-of-25-Brass-Spark-Plug-wire-ends-Terminal-Ends-Clips-Fit-in-Wico-Mags-7mm/172925967739?
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: It is getting harder to find basic parts at the auto parts stores anymore

It just comes down to fewer choices locally, but that is the new reality.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: It is getting harder to find basic parts at the auto parts stores anymore

The local O'Reilly's carries at least one of the WIX cartridge filters for my 53' Merc most of the time, why not carry a few of these?

You are right, I can get 10 of them for $5.00 on e-bay and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Looking for LED replacement bulbs for tail and cowl lights

Jim;

They should have what you want:

https://www.ledlight.com/6-volt-positive-ground-automotive-led-lights.aspx
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By Merc Cruzer
It is getting harder to find basic parts at the auto parts stores anymore

I found myself in need of Brass Spark Plug Distributor Wire Terminal Ends. I went into the local O'Reilly's and showed them one, the counter people had no idea what it was. I then called: OíReilly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Hesitation when accelerating from stop - Holly 1901 carb

Turns out the vacuum advance was leaking. I think it was the original one that came with the car. Once replaced, it made a big difference in initial acceleration, higher speed acceleration and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Tube nuts for the vacuum line for a 53' Mercury

cas3:

Thanks, third Gen had them and at good price too. I didn't know they existed.

http://thirdgenauto.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Tube nuts for the vacuum line for a 53' Mercury

Are the correct tube nuts still made for the vacuum line, for a 53' Mercury? All I can find is the 3/16" tube nut inverted flare to be used with the 3/16" compression sleeve, shown on the left of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,932
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: members that have collected other car besides ford

Before I had the 53' Merc there was the 87' Porsche Carrera. My wife and I also did a ground up restoration on a 1970 Cougar XR-7 for her, that she drives to shows and cruses all summer. She drove...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,624
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

Thank you, for the explanation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Fuel Evaporation or leakage from the carburetor

Winner winner chicken dinner, the answer is evaporation. I have continued to check for three days now (wanted to give it a chance for a few days, not just overnight) and the float bowl is still full...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,624
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

RalphM,

How much modification to replace the 9510 Teapot? What model Rochester? Would it work with the distributor found on the 53' Merc with a Merc-O-Matic?
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