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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By G.M.
Re: Optima battery support bracket/carrier for a '34

Here is what I did on a 34 P/U G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By G.M.
Re: 59AB thermostat

You got it a little mixed up. They are all the 330 type. The
second numbers are the temperature they open at.
330-170 is the 330 type and opens at 170. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,388
Posted By G.M.
Re: Roy Nacewicz's business, and it's future

Years ago I black oxide parts for the welding machines I manufactured.
You boil walnut shells in water for a long time, then boil the parts until
they get good and black, rinse and soak in oil. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By G.M.
Re: 59AB thermostat

Because modern stats don't have large enough flow
openings and restrict the flow of coolant through the
engine and radiator. The best stats were Robertshaw
number 360-160, 360-170 or 360-180....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,062
Posted By G.M.
Re: Ford Distributor Stroboscope

I have 3 of the strobe machine and the electrical anolizer.
We rebuilt all of them. Skip has two of the distributor strobe
machines, they are matched as far as timing with a master
distributor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By G.M.
Re: Tail shaft centre bearing

Contact Skip Haney he makes a replacement and will email you instructions
on how to remove and replace. skip@fordsrus.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By G.M.
Re: first drive after a loooooong slumber and shes making a bad noise.

My guess would be the grease in the U joint sagged down
to the bottom and the U joint is in a dry space. I would add
more grease, use a low drip or drop point grease so it melts
a little when the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By G.M.
Re: '36 Radiator - looking for shop suggesting in South-Central PA or source for new

There is a good radiator shop in Lancaster, Pa. That
recored 4 or 5 old Ford radiators for me. I don't
remember the name. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,532
Posted By G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By G.M.
Re: Vapor lock

I remember about 75 years ago waiting in line for a ferry boat
to cross the Delaware river near Chester, Pa. the engine stalling.
I believe they changed the coil and it started. Back then every...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By G.M.
Re: 1937 Ford Thermostat Placement

What ever stats you use make sure they have an outlet
opening that does not restrict the flow of coolant. The modern
type stat have smaller openings and restrict the flow. The old
Robertshaw...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By G.M.
Re: 8BA block concern

I find that most old Ford engine have very minor coolant leaks.
I put a large bottle of Barrs stop leak in every one of my engines
along with 2 bottles of Purple Ice and whatever anti freeze you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By G.M.
Re: 1948 f1 metal bed conversion for shortbed

I did one about 50 years ago but I think it was wood with
metal strips. To shorten it I removed the front of the box
behind the window, cut the bed and sides to the short bed
length. I remember...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By G.M.
Re: high rpms breaking up

Sounds like weak point springs. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By G.M.
Re: Low Coil Voltage:

It will not start with 2.0 volts. The starter pulls
the voltage down even lower. You are not reading
correctly or meter is in wrong scale. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By G.M.
Re: 1936 Pickup running hot!

We use a hand held laser pointed temp gun. From this you can see
where the gauges read. The best thing is to run with no thermostats
until you see the temperatures, stats don't help with cooling,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By G.M.
Re: 1936 Pickup running hot!

I have run 100's of heat tests in Florida on 90 degree or
warmer days. I use a 24" Lasko square box fan sitting on
the bumper and laying against the bottom of the grill.
With the fan on high, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By G.M.
Re: Checking Voltage

With this analog type meter you can also
test condensers hot to make sure they
are good. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By G.M.
Re: Fuel sending unit float will not float.

Put a large soldering iron on the brass float to
get it hot. The gas will expand and come out the
seam or crack. Get it all out and solder leak. I got
stuck on the road once with the float sunk....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By G.M.
Re: Ole 6 volt headlights in a 12 volt system

Put the 2 new lights in series. Only problem
is when one go's out both are out. Carry
spares. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By G.M.
Re: Sealed water pump bearings

Bushings in the Ford pumps are better than bearings. Will
last almost forever and never seize up like bearings. If they are
getting grease or oil the shaft runs on a film of oil and never
touches...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By G.M.
Re: Spark Advance versus Overheat

You need to fill the radiator with the required 22 quarts
to get a true reading. G.M.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By G.M.
Car Hauling

I sold my race car and a real nice guy named Eric transported
it for the buyer. He has good tractor and a large clean car trailer.
Was there when he said he would be and called as he got near.
His...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By G.M.
Re: Amount of grease for 46 Driveline

Yes the U joint needs to be full, it takes a full tube. To much go's
into the transmission. It comes out rear of the split cover when
full. The center drive shaft bearing only needs two pumps on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By G.M.
Re: Gas tank on top of frame or in between on 36

The 1" flange that sticks out on the side of the tank
sits on the top of the upper part of the frame. It is
tuff to get the tank on or off the top of the frame. I
find on most cars or trucks the...
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