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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By supereal
Re: Need to replace Plug Wires

Order a set from C&G. They good quality copper core wires cut to proper length.
800/266-0470. There are different types for different distributors, so know what you have before ordering.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By supereal
Re: 1946 Mercury/Ford Dash Light Switch Removal.

Just take off the screws holding the dimmer and lift it up from the dash. These dimmers are a main cause of problems. Since the dash lights are not so bright as to cause problems, we just connect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By supereal
Re: Where to get a OD solenoid for a '49 convertible?

We get then at NAPA. Good quality usually much less expensive than vendors.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By supereal
Re: Starter- Generator Repair Shop

Starter and generator shops have mostly disappeared as rebuilt units are available at good parts places and reputable vendors for less than repair charges, without the wait and freight costs. For old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By supereal
Re: How to Install Piston Rings in a Relieved Block

Be sure that the top piston ring is not exposed at top dead center. This is due to an overzealous attempt to "relieve" the block. Last year a customer brought in a very nice T Bird he bought on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By supereal
Re: Stromberg S-jet

We recently overhauled a Stromberg 97 for a customer. The cost of parts kits are high, and if you don't have the special wrench, you will probably be out of luck, as our supplier says they are no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By supereal
Re: Brake shoes

Lockheed brake require the short shoe at the front. Bendix brakes use the same front anr back.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,036
Posted By supereal
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

Using a cable to shift an overdrive is fairly simple. The only adaptation is making a clamp for the cable sheath at the overdrive. I push the knob to shift into OD, and pull it to go back. My OD is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By supereal
Re: Carb Deterioration

I agree, Today, there is ethanol in all gas, even when the pump says not. Gas pumps usually handle several grades, and if the user ahead used gasohol, what ever remained in the pump and hose goes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,484
Posted By supereal
Re: Valve adjusting

Stock flathead valves are adjusted by grinding the valve shafts on the lifter end. We have a very old tool set that will get us close, When we rebuild an engine we use the adjustable lifters with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By supereal
Re: exhaust pipe wrap

Thermal heat wrap is not particularly effective. It is easier to make and install sheet metal shields on the floorboard area above the pipes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By supereal
Re: Sanity check 39 rear brakes

Brakes should not be adjusted with the shoe mounting bolts. Use the eccentric adjusters lower on the backing plate, the ones with the 11/16 heads. As you have a combination of disc and shoe brakes,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By supereal
Re: Starter heat soak

If the bushings in your starter starter are worn, it will allow the armature to drag on the field shoes when the starter is engaged. When the starter is hot, the windings gain resistance preventing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,036
Posted By supereal
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I have an overdrive in my '47 convertible. It is a 30% reduction when engaged. The car has a 3:78 rear, and if you choose a unit with that ration, it should do fine with the 4:11. It will allow you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By supereal
Re: Stromberg 97 carb questions

If it stopped, and later started, take a look at your gas cap to be sure it is properly venting. We have solved this problem several times over the years when we found a radiator cap instead of a gas...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By supereal
Re: Dual exhaust system 1948 ford with headers

The quality of the installation of dual exhaust is heavily dependent on the skill of the operator of the pipe bender. Getting around the pedals requires making a left side head pipe to snake through...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,526
Posted By supereal
Re: Risk of using old (over 10 years) tires

Tires don't need to show excess tread wear to be dangerous. Sun exposure and the natural ozone in the air degrades the rubber. Unless the tires are shielded in the garage, or covered outside when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By supereal
Re: 1938 truck door latch problem

Sticking or stuck door latches are often due to worn hinge pins or loose hinge bolts that allow the door to drag. It doesn't take much. Look at the latch bolt and/or the part on the frame of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By supereal
Re: Help with transmission selection

Unless the transmission incorporates overdrive, all are straight through in high gear. If you switch to a non standard transmission, the rear end gearing ratio should be checked and confirmed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By supereal
Re: Antifreeze for 24 stud flathead

We use propylene glycol sold under the name of Sierra. It is less likely to cause damage to the engine and cooling system in the event of an internal leak. It is also less poisonous to pets around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By supereal
Re: Out of round tire

We find out-of-round problems with some new tires. In that case, we return them for replacement. If they are out of round enough to affect use, the only safe remedy is to put on a new tire. Be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 983
Posted By supereal
Re: Water pump replace

We just weld a nut to the broken bolt, and back it out. The heat of the process almost always shakes the bolt loose.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By supereal
Re: Horn wiring

Early horn circuits were simply a connection to a battery source, and other side to a switch, usually a horn button or ring on the steering wheel. Horns draw a lot of current, so a relay was added. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By supereal
Re: Where to purchase King-brand main bearings & Best big bore engine gasket set?

At our machine shop we mostly get rings and bearings from Mahle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By supereal
Re: 8BA Water Pump Kits by Dennis Carpenter.

Whole lot easier to send pumps to Skip Haney. 941-505-9085.
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