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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: can anyone identify this dash for me ?

Reminds me of a Model A. Haven't been up close and personal for awhile. I am sure someone on the early "A" site could say for sure.

Rich O.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: Front wheel bearing question

Timken has provided bearings from all over the world for at least 25 years that I know of. In fact their boxes used to say, " could be made in one of the following countries." Then they would list...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,685
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: Bearing ID

You could try a NAPA Distributor. They are Federal Mogul engine bearing Distributors. They can give f.M the McQuay part number and F.M. should be able to interchange the part numbers and tell you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,915
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: Clutch Chatter

For what it's worth. Back in the forties and fifties when my cronies and I were running the thirties and forties Fords, we would all have the same problem in first gear. Ninety percent of the time it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,263
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: putting gas tank hose on filler neck

I had the same problem on my '48 Merc. I finally took a pair of in and out calipers and measured the pipe o.d. and the hose i.d. There is no way they would fit. I contacted the Old Ford Distributor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,307
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: 48' mercury convertible

Looks real good from where I sit! Sure worth saving. Jim TM is correct too. To the left of the Voltage Reg. is one of the Columbia controls that the Speedo cables go through. I don't see the vac/elec...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,217
Posted By Rich Overton
Wink Re: Flathead build on TV

And a fishing boat. Tell her to send pictures of the boat and the truck! LOL.
Rich O.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: Wipers don't work

About five years ago had the same problem on my '48. Started checking some Ford sites and I can't remember which one but it said to shoot a small amount of ATF into the intake side. Worked like a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,307
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: 48' mercury convertible

My '48 that I just sold was black and looked like the one that '47 Merc. posted except the interior was maroon and gray and had every option available. Including Columbia rear it also had dual...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,307
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: 48' mercury convertible

I just sold mine. The fella I sold it to is a '46-'48 Merc. Guru. He's got em. He is located in Ok. If you want info. feel free to email me at richoverton@verizon.net. I can also give you his name...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,562
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: Flathead hard start when hot

I grew up with "flatties." They were the most dependable engines on the road. Always started on half a revolution hot or cold, covered with snow or water. My Dad never had one overheat and never, no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: '48 coupe heater hose connection question

Hey Bolts, It kicked me off again !!! i've never had to jack up the engine or move the radiator! If you want to know how I do it. Call me. 631-728-0119. I hope this goes through to you!
rich O.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: '48 coupe heater hose connection question

Hi Bolts, Maybe this will go through. Let me know. If you haven't received any help from another barner let me know and I will try again.

RichO.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: '48 coupe heater hose connection question

Tried to send you my lengthy procedure but as usual my reply did not show up and although I was logged on I was informed that I was not, so hopefully some other barners have replied to your request....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,880
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: How do you handle disrespect for you & your car?

Some of you old guys out there like me might remember a movie about 50 years ago. I can't remember the name of it but think of the Humphry Bogart era. A guy comes up to another guy and says, " hey...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: Flooding carb

I know this has been discussed over and over but I will add my two cents only as some information from my experience. I had replaced the carb four times on my Merc. only to find out that the flooding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,109
Posted By Rich Overton
Thumbs down Re: Make your ethanol-free gas!

Boy, sounds like a can of worms! I don't know about other states but here in N.Y. State, ( land of taxes and regulations ) I've gone to my local Marinas to purchase non ethanol, Nope, NYS has now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,231
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: moisture in cap again

Most good auto parts stores or marine supply or marinas will stock CRC. You could probably find it in an Overton's Marine Supply Catalog. Overton's is a Nationwide supplier and their headquarters is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,231
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: moisture in cap again

No one has mentioned CRC Marine ( green can ) I've had numerous boats used in salt water. Always sprayed ignition and all electronic connections with CRC, that is what it is designed for. Never had a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,240
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: Napa or Timkin Part # Rear Drum Axle Seals 1939

As far as I know, neither NAPA nor Timken ever manufactured their own brand of seals. They either contracted National (Federal Mogul) Victor or Chicago Rawhide (O.E. Manufacturers) to supply them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,959
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: Help, Rear Brake Drum Removal

Van Pelt Sales (on here the Ford Barn)rents the KR puller. I rented mine from them a few months ago. Worth the price!!

Of course if you plan on removing your drums on a regular basis, I guess it's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,831
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: Fan blade hitting distriblutor bale wire

I agree with ken of Ct. I changed over to the crab cap on my '48 Merc. Not only is there more clearance but tune ups take half the time.

Rich O.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Rich Overton
Re: Shipping question

Thanks I'll pass this on. I'll try to find that shipper on here first.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-11-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rich Overton
Shipping question

Hi all, a gentleman from British Columbia is interested in purchasing my '48 Mercury convertible. He is searching out the procedure ( customs and all) and the most economical, safest way to ship it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Rich Overton
Shipping question

A gentleman from British Columbia is interested in purchasing my '48 Mercury convertible. He is trying to find the procedure and most economical way to ship the car from Eastern Long Island in the...
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