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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Paul Bennett
50 Mercury Heater Fan Squirrel Cage

I sold the house and had the car towed to a storage garage.

Yesterday I spent an inordinate amount of time searching for the squirrel cage fan attached to a new 12v motor. So the squirrel cage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,107
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

I've monitored the progress on my engine with regular visits and am quite pleased. I really wish those who are not involved in a business relationship with Gary would butt out with their stupid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Paul Bennett
Coolant flow direction

Does water flow from the upper radiator tank into the engine OR is water pumped from the lower radiator tank through the block?


I will need a thermostatic switch to energize an electric puller...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Overdrive experts I need some help.

Above 27mph, voltage is applied to the primary overdrive coil which sucks in the solenoid shaft engaging overdrive. Immediately after the activated solenoid's shaft reaches its end-of-motion, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: New Battery Cables

Having spent considerable time doing things wrong plus having convered a starter to 12v, I consider myself a starter expert. The danger is opening up the starter end plates slightly too far and pop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Posting Pictures

Lawson, there is a place to experiment posting pictures and that is place called TEST.

On the page where you chose to get here by clicking on 'Early V8', go further down beyond 'GENERAL...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,030
Posted By Paul Bennett
13 Volt Battery

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13v ... Optima YellowTops are THIRTEEN volts plus a tad at full charge. RedTops are 12.6-12.8v..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Service/Repair Manual

In addition, the original printed manuals are readible. Whereas digitally scanned media are scanned at limited dots per inch. I go to my computer manual for quick information but often revert to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 1949/51 Mercury steering linkage upgrade

My first car, a 1950 Merc, owned from 1955 to 1958. I didn't experience 'bump steer' either because I didn't know better, because it hadn't been invented yet, or didn't happen because the front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 6 volt electric motor repair

In my local area the motor repair people laugh at motors smaller than 2hp.

My HF might work but don't know your year/car. Last item on my 12v conversion I'm facing removal of my 6v heater fan to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,792
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Nutserts

I use Marson nutserts for accessories but wouldn't use them for any heavy duty fastening. Nutserts are threaded pop-rivets.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Paul Bennett
If someone posts something derogatory towards...

If someone posts something derogatory towards you, don't respond (if you further instigate the problem, you could be banned as well)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: My Rug is Glued Down 50Merc - and needs to come up

1950 Merc per avatar donno about nr of bolts ...

however I have located the section of Shop Manual 'Removal of CM Engine'. It provides either removal of transmission through interior (my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 1946 Merc Coupe Wiring Harness Melt Down

In the process of relocating my horn relay I have added a 30A ato fuse. I don't like unfused circits.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: My Rug is Glued Down 50Merc - and needs to come up

Your posts have been quite helpful to preplan the engine swap here for March. It would seem the transmission cover may or may not need to be removed. I feel better now about the alternatives and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: My Rug is Glued Down 50Merc - and needs to come up

The car museum I got the car from bought the car with fresh upholstery and the insides look pristine, partially due to the rug. Plus, new rugs aren't available in dark green. Unfortunately the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By Paul Bennett
My Rug is Glued Down 50Merc - and needs to come up

A flathead engine swap may require the transmission pan to be removed. Or does it? The nice rug has way too much glue holding it in place to save.

Has any one faced this situation? Can the rug...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: migrant famly

Reminds me of South Modesto Acres, military surplus tents as far as you could see, erected after the war. All from Oklahoma to seek their fortune in the promised land. Hard working good people...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,900
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 6V to 12V Flat Head V8

The lack of availability at O'Reilly's may be due to lurkers getting there before me.

And since C&G and likely others sell a 12v starter for $180, what's to complain about a reman field coil for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,900
Posted By Paul Bennett
FE Starter at O'Reilly's

Well, the FE Starter price started at $51 but then there were only 5 in the US.

Meaning a $10 freight charge because all O'Reilly's FE Starters are out of region. Feel lucky if you are in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Steering box adjustment 1950 Ford Coupe

Denton - I spent a large fortune having a ?reputable? company rebuild my steering box and it came back with 4-5" dead zone slop in the steering. Fortunately, I was given the name of a real pro who...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,900
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 6V to 12V Flat Head V8

Do you ever feel as though someone is a day ahead of you, providing timely information just a you need it? Well deja vu, and I quite appreciate it. I've installed the new battery cables for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Battery Cables USA = Great Vendor!!

My cables arrived today - $4 shipping and $8 for each cable.
I'm a bit amazed and super pleased with the quality.


Reason for purchase - 12v conversion using front posts on 12v Optima.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: I need a bulb number

I like Jackson's catalog (http://www.jacksonelectricsupply.com/Insert_Twist_Base_s/1397.htm)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: I need electrical help

I pay $1 each for the parts from Amazon ...
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