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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By supereal
Re: 11-A Distributor Thread Size

Ford used a lot of unusual thread sizes and pitches. At our shop we aways save any "left over" nuts and bolts. We have several coffee cans of them, and have been glad we did.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By supereal
Re: Center piece of windshield molding for converts and wagons

If you are looking for he small trim clips that hold the top and bottom of the windshield devision trim, I haven't found any. I needed both for my '47 convertible, and made my own. They hold both...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,754
Posted By supereal
Re: Early Ford V-8 Club of America

Given the GOP drive to slow mail, it is small wonder we get anything on time. I have one piece that took 62 days to arrive! Junking the high volume sorting machines is a likely culprit, as are the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By supereal
Re: Repair Manual

C&G has pages of manuals that apply to your truck. I prefer the CD form, as it is easy to look through, and you can print a copy os any pages that are needed for your jobs. They have a benefit of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By supereal
Re: 41 mostly stock 6v posted ground - adding a fan

Most electric fans draw more current than a generator can provide. Often cooling problems have less to do with the fan, and more likely to the radiator condition. Limed interior and fins that have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By supereal
Re: ‘46 pickup speedometer—notes & question

If the cable and sheath are in good condition with no kinks, and are sufficient lubricated, it is likely an internal wear problem. At our shop we send them to Bob's Speedometer, They will inspect the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By supereal
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

At our shop we remove the old seats with our big machine used to install new seats. You didn't mention the year of the engine. Early engines don't use separate seats. Before you use a welder or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By supereal
Re: Locked up!

Check your brake system to be sure the brakes are not locked, either at a wheel or the cross shaft. If you can shift the transmission, the clutch and its linkage are suspect. if releasing the clutch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By supereal
Re: 42-47 pickup bed

Ford used two pickup box styles, a short and a longer "express" box, which has three stake pockets instead of two, on the regular box. My book says the long box is 118". I assume the longer box was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By supereal
Re: 46-48 interior panel

$52 at C&G as Item V-44. Sounds pricey, but worth it. 800/266-0470.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By supereal
Re: Optima battery will only chug to 50%

Glass mat batteries such as Optima are tricky to charge. Some chargers have a separate adjustment or that purpose. Charging at a too high rate can do damage to the battery. You may find the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By supereal
Re: part numbers

Yes, the numbers for the panels are shown in the 44-52 body parts book. It is item V-44 at C&G (800)266-0470. It seems a it pricey at $52, but is indispensible for anyone doing most things on their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By supereal
Re: 1935 Ford Pickup Transmission hard to get into reverse! HELP!

Often the shifting problems are related to the shift tower on the transmission. Check the lower end of the shift lever for excess wear of the small ball. Wear on the shift forks is also common, as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By supereal
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

Take the heads to a shop that has a surface grinder. Using a milling machine can quickly damage the surface. If you don't know whether the heads have been surfaced before, you can check valve head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By supereal
Re: 1936 dual carbs/ triple carbs

Years ago we used the 97 Stromberg cards on multi card intakes due to the limited space. To obtain a good idle and low speed operation, use a progressive linkage. Many like the appearance of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By supereal
Re: Headlights

Poor headlight performance is commonly caused by loss of power in the circuit. The old "bullet" connectors, the ancient dimmer switch, and even the headlight switch, can drain away the necessary...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By supereal
Re: Sacrificial Anode

Be cautious about putting anything in the radiator tank that can impede circulation. Just be sure that your coolant is fresh, and a can of rust preventer is added between changes. If sacrificial...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By supereal
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

The center windshield antenna will conflict with the center top clamp. That is why the stock antenna is cowl mounted.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By supereal
Re: Cooling system Fan on my 47 Deluxe

The stock fan should have the oil reservoir, and no wire connection. My best guess is that someone at some time was having cooling problems and installed an aftermarket fan. Look around he dash to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By supereal
Re: 1947 convertible radio antenna

The correct radio antenna fora '47 convertible is mounted thru a hole in the right side on the cowl. It is available from C&G )800) 266-0470 as part number 6A-18813, $89.95 The center of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By supereal
Re: Question about a "Helmet" distributor

C&G offers complete distributor gasket sets 32-47, 7.95/set. (800/266-0470)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By supereal
Re: Question about a "Helmet" distributor

C&G (800/266-0770) shows complete distributor gasket sets for 32 thru 47 for $7.95
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By supereal
Re: Gas Tank Renu

They didn't last long in my area. You could see a huge pile of tanks next to their location which would seem to indicate that they ere using their advertising to draw in buyers for new tanks, which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By supereal
Re: Best electric harness on the market??

Be aware the many replacement looms are made for a variety on models of cars. Be sure to ask if there is an information sheet with the loom for your specific make, model and year included with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By supereal
Re: No more gallivanting - temp question

Finding one "hooped" valve is a sure indication that more are to come. A compression test will confirm whether there is a problem. A bent valve is unusual in an old flathead.
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