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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By jltrade
Re: Flathead temp

My rebuilt 1951 Ford 8BA with a fresh radiator has always run 15-20 degrees hotter on the passenger side. How can I be so sure? Early on we installed independent gauges for each head under the dash.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By jltrade
Smile Re: 1951 8ba no spark

OK. thanks to George in Maine, she's running but due to my parts replacement I can't be 100% certain what may have failed, whether it's actually fixed or an intermittent problem persists. I did as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By jltrade
Re: 1951 8ba no spark

I've replaced the wire from the points to the coil, and the bare copper ground appears secure. Is there yet a third wire lurking under the plate inside the distributor?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By jltrade
Re: 1951 8ba no spark

I've replaced everything, one part at a time: points, primary wire, condenser, cap, rotor, coil, coil wire. No spark. Have 6.3 volts at coil and confirmed that braided copper wire at points is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By jltrade
Angry 1951 8ba no spark

Car was running fine. Making a left hand turn from traffic stop car died when i hit second gear. Carb has fuel and I tried ether to capitalize on even weak spark. Still no luck. Have power to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 713
Posted By jltrade
1951 Ford horn ring foam rubber ring

Is the foam rubber ring that is attached to the underside of the chrome horn ring replaceable? Mine is compressed after 60 years of use, allowing horn ring to rattle. Anyone else solve this problem...
Forum: Early V8 09-23-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By jltrade
Re: Backup lite 53 Vic

What condition?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By jltrade
1951 Victoria Upper Vent Window Hinges

When installing replacements with new semi-tubular rivets, is rolled end of rivet exposed or concealed by vent window weatherstrip? Any photos of an original assembly would be much appreciated. The...
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