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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By rockfla
Re: 39 Mercury trans cover/shifter seal?

I can only imagine what it must have been like when you were done. And to me the 39 Mercury Convertible is already a thing of beauty, after you were done......wowzer’s!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By rockfla
Re: 39 Mercury trans cover/shifter seal?

Just got home and the 39 Ford floorboard seals were on the porch an can tell you they are ”somewhat” different than the Mercury boards! Will post pic’s as soon as I can.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By rockfla
Re: 39 Mercury trans cover/shifter seal?

Kube
I use #14 because that is the way (modern) "Tapping" screws are commercially done not by fraction designation SO #14 would be 1/4 (or very very close decimal-ly). .2515 as I currently Mic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By rockfla
Re: 39 Mercury trans cover/shifter seal?

Kube, thanks for your expertise
I have also posted a picture of our "well" worn floor mat out of the Merc which is still quite intact in the area you have pointed out as having "two clips", not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 258
Posted By rockfla
39 Mercury trans cover/shifter seal?

I talked to Mike at Third Gen about this as I am redoing the floor boards and all in our 39 Mercury. I have ordered the trans cover gasket, and the shifter gasket for under the cover BUT according...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 946
Posted By rockfla
Re: Need for early condensers?

If it helps Tubman
I would be in the market for two to three right off the bat and two more at some point when those restorations hit the shop. The main thing for the first one is that it last...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By rockfla
Re: Cleaning carbs & fuel pumps.

That was about 20 minutes in the "crock pot" in approx a 60-40 (or so) mix lemon juice to water. DO IT OUTSIDE!!!! let the mix get hot in the crock then drop it in, go check it about 10 mins into...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By rockfla
Re: Cleaning carbs & fuel pumps.

Only IF you let it. Its a little bit of a learning curve as to ratio's and time BUT a $5 crock pot and a $4 bottle of lemon juice is much cheaper than a good quality ultra sonic cleaner. IF you are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,989
Posted By rockfla
Re: Rare Deuce parts thread

Keith
Here is the cowl lights on our Cab. and they are "different" from the ones you posted both the base and the shape of the housing. They are more "pointed" on the rear and do not follow the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By rockfla
Re: Cleaning carbs & fuel pumps.

Here is a before and after of a float bowl in the lemon juice after about 15 to 20 minutes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By rockfla
Re: Speedomter advice

Thanks, I'll do "closer" inspections of what you describe in the next couple of days!!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By rockfla
Re: Cleaning carbs & fuel pumps.

My brother uses HOT lemon juice concentrate and will dilute with "some" water based on the amount of corrosion. He uses an old crock pot he got at a garage sale and has cleaned the carbs and a few...
Forum: Early V8 03-23-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By rockfla
Re: 39 FLoor board seals

found a set>>>>thanks anyway
Forum: Early V8 03-23-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By rockfla
39 FLoor board seals

Anyone have a set of 39 floorboard seals? All the suppliers are out!!! email modelc1933@comcast.net or PM me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By rockfla
Re: Speedomter advice

that is my initial feeling, in that I felt it turning SO the issue has to be further up stream.....I'm leaning toward the speedometer itself BUT I wans't sure IF my paralysis of analysis was kicking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By rockfla
Re: Speedomter advice

Here is the turtle and cable right now!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By rockfla
Re: Speedomter advice

First-Yes I lubed the turtle/drive shaft gear before I installed the turtle.
Second-the speedo cable is new
Third-I will look when I get home and make sure the housing is seated all the way on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By rockfla
Speedomter advice

I was working on fixing the speedo in the 39 Mercury this weekend so I pulled the front floor board and trans cover to access the speedo drive "Turtle" to install a new (good used) drive. I removed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By rockfla
Re: Used parts source

I just got a set of head nuts from Mike at Third Gen that were "washer faced" and plated like original. AND I'm a industrial fastener supplier.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,306
Posted By rockfla
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

Trevor
I know you are the "hub cap" guru and I wanted to ask you "again" about 39 Merc hub caps and in particular the "full SS" caps. IF I remember correctly you posted a picture of a full SS...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By rockfla
Re: 39 Mercury hardtop

That is "most likely" true as they "both" were introduced at the same time December 1938. Sedan Coupe & Convertible that is!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By rockfla
Re: 1936 alum. heads

As mentioned above, Call Mike at Third Gen Auto. Was just talking to him last week about 35/36 Alum heads and I believe he said the above fact on "repro" heads, plus I know he has some used one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By rockfla
Re: 1936 alum. heads

Call Mike at Third Gen Automotive 844-327-5988 -OR- put an ad here in the swap meet section.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By rockfla
Re: 59 AB Pan Removal

I would imagine that your 47 is similar to our 39 Merc. I was wanting to do the similar job in dropping the oil pan and was looking at that task this weekend. It for sure (for me and the 39) would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,231
Posted By rockfla
Re: Engine repaint

The original "Ford" green looks black unless your in direct sun light. I personally think the "original" 35 engine with the "original" aluminum heads and "fresh" aluminum intake manifold look very...
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