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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Extra quart of oil with oil filter system?

Considering that it is an 8BA, fill it with 5 qts., check the level, it should read at around or slightly above the full mark.
If so, add a qt. for the original filter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Recommended hole size for drive rivits

If you are talking about spiral drive nails then measure the dia. of the ones you have and make the hole appox. .020-.030" smaller.
Try it on a piece of sheet metal to verify and adjust as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: MOPAR PCV use?

I am also using a Mopar filler cap.
The small tube fitting goes to the outer chamber of the air cleaner to draw air from there....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: MOPAR PCV use?

If your 4 bbl. manifold looks like this, you can mount the PCV valve at the road draft location and the vacuum source in the manifold or the carb. if it has a PCV port.
The rear stand can now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: MOPAR PCV use?

Only if it is a 59AB engine, in this case it is an 8BA engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: MOPAR PCV use?

It sounds like although you may have an 8BA engine, the intake manifold is configured for 59AB. and does not have the oil filler/breather tube or road draft vent hole installed in the front of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: MOPAR PCV use?

Where on the rear of your 8BA are you planning to draw crankcase vapors from?
Have not seen any 8BA with rear breather tube.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,650
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

You have to determine if the crack goes all the way down into the valve chamber before any method of repair can be done ( if possible)
Otherwise you are SOL.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Very Firm Brake Pedal

Adjust the brake pedal rod!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: The Mercury Yesterday

As usual an interesting video.
Regarding oil on the floor, it's most likely a faulty seal between the torque converter and transmission that allows the oil to drain back into the transmission,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1948 mercury belt line trim.

Generally the studs go on the leading and/or trailing ends of the moulding if accessible from behind, other wise to the nearest accessible location.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Fuel pump rod

The only pushrod I know of that has grooves in it (not 'O' ring grooves) are on an 8BA and they go up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: TIG welder recomendations

Have had an Eastwoods Tig 200 AC/DC for a number of years.
It's like anything unfamiliar in that you have to use it to find out how.
I have always had good results on Aluminum, steel and stainless....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Not enough power up hills....

That's because it's a model 'B'
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Welding a bumper

Yep' the only thing I ever do is heat the weld area to a dull cherry red and let air cool to normalize the weld. (but not always)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Welding a bumper

Definitely not spring steel.
Only thing to consider is removal of chrome plating in the area of the weld.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Welding a bumper

Nothing special, all I have ever used for TIG /MIG or Gas welding is ER70S carbon steel weld wire.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 4-7 psi cap for Griffin radiator?

The high pressure caps they offer are because their radiators will tolerate those pressures without expanding.
Why don't you call Griffin and explain to them what you want to do?
Perhaps they know...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: fuel pump push rod

Perhaps some info on the several different lengths and their applications.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=459698&d=1616939231
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: fuel pump push rod

As stated the six screws that hold the top and bottom sections together can be removed to rotate to a position that works.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Beautiful Ford Easter Egg

Ya' I would do a headlight swap also, so I did :)
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=459641&d=1616888637
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 859
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 53 cam for auto

The only issue I can visualize using a performance cam with the FordOmatic is if using one requires a higher idle speed.
The FordOmatic is generally set to 500 RPM or less.
Get a good stock Ford or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1953 Ford starter issue

Don't think that any shim to move the starter away from the mount plate is the answer.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=459597&d=1616864379
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Seem odd, sanity check :eek:

At least you caught that the front holes are 7/16".
Seem to recall a few posts here wanting to know where to get Helicoil inserts to fix the stripped front holes.
Would be interesting to find out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Location of oil tube to filter.

Between the center and rear port.
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