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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
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Re: 1939 Door Rear latch

A a lot of door latches were modified when replacements became hard to find. Same is true for window regulators. Both were subjected to damage from rainwater that entered the door from rain.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By supereal
Re: Who lightens flywheels? Looking for a shop

You would have to remove a large amount of material to realize any change in performance. Your best bet is to check with a performance vendor, such as Jegs, for a light flywheel. We resurface...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By supereal
Re: Alternate to MAC Gas Tank Sending Unit

We buy good ones at C&G (800)266-0470. They also have a selection of adapters for the
installation. The 36-55 unit is listed aa 01A=2975-DC $39.95. Be sure that the float arm is not hanging up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By supereal
Re: Speedomter advice

If the cable is turning, but the speedometer isn't work, or is erratic, it is very likely the speedometer is worn, allowing the magnetic disks to get out of alignment. The pot metal cases wear where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By supereal
Re: Vinyl Seat/top cleaner/connditioner Recommendation

I use Meguires Leather cleaner-conditioner. Spray it on. let it soak in, then wipe off the excess. I usually let it sit overnight before wiping it. I have leather seats with vinyl trim, and after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By supereal
Re: tach advice wanted

The best ones are the Sun tachs. You need the tach and the sender. I see them at swap meets, or try Bob Masters at 859-441-5119
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By supereal
Re: Thoughts on 1946 Ford running gear

We recently built an engine for a customer who planned to use mid 40's running gear in a "resto-mod"project. After considerable deliberation, he decided it was a more efficient idea to use the later...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By supereal
Re: Flathead Re-builders....Do You

Almost all cylinder heads show some warping and should be checked with a good straight edge. At our shop we resurface both the gasket surface of the heads, and the deck of the block on each job. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By supereal
Re: Stock vs Electric Fuel Pump

I agree. The electric pump reduces the starting time after a long pause, and is helpful if the infamous "vapor lock" occurs, or the mechanical pump fails. If feeding multiple carbs, it should avoid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By supereal
Re: Electrical schematic request - 41 Convt. electric top

My 39-48 shop manual does have the wiring diagram.. Send me a personal message on the site and I'll scan it for you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-29-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By supereal
Re: Electrical schematic request - 41 Convt. electric top

Get a copy of the 1939-48 Ford/Mercury shop manual If you own a vehicle from those years, you need this book It has extensive info on the Auto-Lite electric top. Order from C&G at 800/266-0470. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,762
Posted By supereal
Re: Now it's junk from Carpenter!

I have been buying from Carpenter for years without problems. They manufacture many of the hard to find parts, and like other vendors, they also stock parts from others. Parts made by Dennis...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By supereal
Re: front header weatherstrip 34 Phaeton

C&G shows the header seal for your '34 as 40-761440.. 800/266-0470
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By supereal
Re: Radiator paint '41 Ford

Eastwood (800/345-11780 www.eastwood.co makes radiator paint and underhood black. Regular paint should not be used on the radiator because it interferes with heat conduction.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By supereal
Re: Ford Holden

My youngest son has owned a Holden for years. It is the Aussie version of a Pontiac, only better. With many of the U.S. manufacturers cutting back on both variety and production, it is likely that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By supereal
Re: Tool for removing tapered parts

We use a tool commonly known as a "pickle fork". It is a tapered heavy fork that is placed between the parts and whacked enough to do the job. I still have mine from my days as a Ford mechanic in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By supereal
Re: Coolant additives

Most auto supply stores carry containers of "rust preventer and water pump lube". It is mostly a water soluable oil. I add a can to the system each spring, or when I change the coolant. It isn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By supereal
Re: Using later valves in a '39 flathead

We use Chevy valves when we rebuild flatheads. They are less costly, and easier to find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By supereal
Re: 33/34 Trunk Hinge

C&G lists two versions of the trunk hinges for 33-34, stainless and plated. As for Drake, backorders are common, and often go unfilled, in our experience. During the restoration of my '47...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By supereal
Re: Speedo head lubrication

Use the lube specially made for the job, not oil. It comes in a tube. C&G has it (800/266-0470) as B5A-19581-A, $5.95 if you can't find it locally.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By supereal
Re: 1936 Pickup windshield seal

The windshield seal for all '36 vehicles, except the phaeton, is the 48-761290. C&G also shows a seal with molded corners, 48-701290-BD. This makes installation simpler. The seal goes on the outer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By supereal
Re: fuel pump stand swap

There is a considerable difference in the length of fuel pump pushrods. And there is a difference between iron intake and aluminum intake manifold heights, as well. If you have the C&G catalog, or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By supereal
Re: Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

ARP products are a bit more pricier, but well worth the difference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By supereal
Re: Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

From 38-48 Ford used three lengths of head studs, In 49-53 the 8BA used 20 bolts, 1.94" . In 49-53, 28 bolt engines used 2.62". Mercury, the same. Be aware the studs have different threads on each...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By supereal
Re: 6V Voltmeter

Get a cheap volt/ohm meter if you are not planning a permanent mount. It should be capable of reading a range of voltages. As for current, the best tool is a meter using a a clamp on lead....
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