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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By meric42
Re: stuck rear hub help

This was what I found on one of the hubs on my '41. I distorted an aftermarket puller trying to get it off. finally got it to break free by locking up the brakes and working between first and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By meric42
Re: 12 volt head lights

I have fitted high power 6 Volt Halogen Semi-sealed headlights to my '41 Coupe and so have fitted a 6 volt, period correct relay to the headlight circuit. I now have headlights operating on 6 volts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By meric42
Re: Heater switch assembly

I think the other controls the fresh air flow from the snorkel. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By meric42
Re: Heater switch assembly

That bracket is for the fresh air heater, that type has a snorkel that fits inside the hood to collect fresh air from in front of the radiator. The bracket you need only has two holes, 1 for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By meric42
Re: Steering wheel redone

This guy is the best but not cheap, good and cheap are mutually exclusive :)

https://www.rimblowrestorations.co.nz/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By meric42
Re: lebaron bonney

I've had good results from SMS Auto Fabrics
https://smsautofabrics.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By meric42
Re: '41 Ford Hand-brake cable length

Just answered my own question 106.25" according to The Greer Bible, why didn't I look there first DUH! :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By meric42
'41 Ford Hand-brake cable length

Can anybody confirm the length of the rear hand-brake cable for a '41 Ford car? I have seen them listed as '39 - '41 but the '39 cables are somewhat longer from what I can tell and I would guess...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By meric42
Re: vent window crank mechanism removal and installation ?s

I've just replace the vent windows and the gears in the mechanism on my '41 coupe and you don't need to take the winder off the garnish molding you can replace the gears by just separating the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By meric42
Re: Model 59 Holley Carburetor - Is it an Economizer Valve or a Power Valve?

If you go to Vintsage Speed at the following link: https://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~partsort~A2~cadegdha

Charlie Price has all the correct parts for your carburetor, he also has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By meric42
Re: 1936 3 Window Coupe

Tyree Harris is the man, email: tyreeswires@gmail.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By meric42
Re: 42 Staff Car restoration questions

Here is a sample of the fabric used in the 'Military contract' Staff Cars as opposed to the 'Buy Back' cars. There are a couple of very good articles published on the Ford staff cars, one was in an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By meric42
Re: 1941 park lamp socket

OOOPS :) fixed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By meric42
Re: 1941 park lamp socket

I had a similar problem with my '41 coupe and found that the lamp socket from a '42 - '46 park light fitted perfectly into the parklight of my '41 coupe. the following part from C&G might fit also....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By meric42
Re: Adjusting Engine to Frame Strut Rods

I would venture to suggest that the mount issue is a major contributor to to your chatter problem. :D

These are the best ones to buy:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By meric42
Re: Holley power valve

Charlie at Vintage Speed has the correct power valves already machined to fit correctly and thus seal properly also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By meric42
Re: Distributor cam lube.

Check this out from Bubbas

https://aviondemand.wistia.com/medias/expa13egyr
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By meric42
Re: Clutch Chattering Bad In Low/Reverse

First and foremost make sure that your engine and transmission rubber mounts are in excellent condition and are tight. If these are the least bit soft or loose then nothing you do will stop the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By meric42
Re: Headlights

Another improvement is to fit a dual relay in your headlight circuit. Especially if the wiring/switch is older as this: 1) Reduces the stress on your old wiring and switch, 2) Ensures full voltage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By meric42
Re: Headlight options for 6v

You can get semi-sealed beams that take an H4 bulb and LED replacements are available for H4 bulbs at 100 british pounds ($180 NZ) they are not cheap.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By meric42
Backup light on a '41 Coupe

I want to fit a backup light to my '41 Coupe but the light I have is designed to mount on the rear pan (as per '42 through '48) and I'm not sure that the smaller '41 pan will stand up to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By meric42
Re: Boling Brothers Brake Conversion

Cheers, thanks for the clarification. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By meric42
Re: Boling Brothers Brake Conversion

Can you please explain what you mean by "the right MC"? I have a '41 Coupe with a new original style replacement MC and Boling brakes front & rear, they seem to be operating fine. But is there a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,336
Posted By meric42
Re: I'm Back !!!!!!!!!!

Welcome home :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By meric42
Re: George "Skip" Haney?

I heard a rumour that he was retiring??
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