Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: RalphG
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By RalphG
Re: 52 F1 Just curious

I thought we had decided a while back that the Mercury trucks did not have the Mercury engine. It was the same size as the Ford. Back when I was inquiring about the engine in my M68 truck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By RalphG
Re: Stock vs Electric Fuel Pump

Still running the 40 year old mechanical pump on the 52 Merc. It works fine but would be nice to have a primer lever on it for when it sits a week without running and the carburetor drains. I just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By RalphG
Re: 1939 ford deluxe air cleaner

My 39 Deluxe has the oil bath type like the one in Mercman Oz's photo. I'd assume it is the Canadian edition. I've never heard of a flathead with anything other than the oil bath type air cleaner...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-29-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,230
Posted By RalphG
Re: Spark plug washers which way?

Wow! Four years ago already. The old Merc is still running great on those same spark plugs (with or without washers). Its getting about time for the first run of 2020.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By RalphG
Re: Picture of Holley carburetor float adjustment tool 9550-E

Very interesting. And innovative too. I've never tried to adjust the float on my "teapot" but now I see how its done should I ever need to.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By RalphG
Re: Picture of Holley carburetor float adjustment tool 9550-E

I don't know if you have the Holley carburetor manual for these cars but it is available to search online. They mention a Snap-On tool MC-140 as the float adjustment tool for the "teapot" Holley 1901...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,752
Posted By RalphG
Re: Whats the secret to removing the oil filter?

I did. You can see one line in the picture above. I used steel brake line for both and it worked well for the past few years so I'm thinking it passed the test. The sending unit shows up in this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,752
Posted By RalphG
Re: Whats the secret to removing the oil filter?

Yes, quite different. Mine has a brass block at the filter where the line screws into. The pressure orifice is in there. That line goes down to just behind the left head and connects to the round...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,752
Posted By RalphG
Re: Whats the secret to removing the oil filter?

This is the first time I have seen the oil pressure sending unit mounted up beside the filter on any flathead. My 52 Merc has the round sending unit down behind the head in the same place as any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,325
Posted By RalphG
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

Cats are better than nothing but not as good as poison. I remember pulling the 39 Ford into the workshop back in the 70s. We were shooting mice with pellet guns they were that numerous. Had plenty of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,325
Posted By RalphG
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

The only real remedy is to eradicate or at least reduce the mouse population in the area. I keep a constant supply of the rat blocks in every building in the farm yard. Of course they have to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By RalphG
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

Possibly carburetor icing if the engine was not working hard enough downhill? I have not driven mine enough in cold weather to know if these had a problem but it can happen on any gas engine given...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By RalphG
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

I actually meant the holes on the outside of the cleaner body. I have seen that style opening on the 55 and up Ford and Mercs but not on 52-53.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By RalphG
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

Thanks for that information. Looks like a very well done conversion. Neither my 52 or 53 air cleaners have the holes in the side though.
Sorry if I am hijacking this thread. I will let you get back...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By RalphG
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

Just curious if you have tried running it without the air cleaner? I've tested mine with and without the air cleaner and it almost seems to run better, as if it has more power, without the air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By RalphG
Re: Suspect several here have been there

We could actually refine our own oil right on the engine with this nifty "Reclaimo" system that could be adapted to most engines in the 50s. My dad had one installed on a tractor but not sure how...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By RalphG
Re: What Electric Pump do you recommend?

I bought an IH truck back in 02 that came with an electric fuel pump in place of the original diaphragm style. It worked ok for a while but eventually quit. I replaced it with (I think) a Carter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By RalphG
Re: Suspect several here have been there

Great article like most of Hemmings. I have been an occasional user of STP oil treatment although I think it might be just extra heavy and expensive oil. My dad used it occasionally too as well as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By RalphG
Re: It is getting harder to find basic parts at the auto parts stores anymore

Ebay usually has what I want but the shipping charges plus the difference in U.S.vs Cdn dollar can often double the price of some small items. I've had better luck at Rock Auto for most of my Mercury...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By RalphG
Re: Flathead Friday. It ain't always exciting.

That is true about inadequate clothing, up to a point. But at -25F its getting so it takes me longer to put on all the layers than it does to do the few outdoor chores I have. And working in the shop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By RalphG
Re: cooper tires

I've had very good service out of Cooper tires on the Chevy Blazer. Used Cooper Discoverers from it are now on the 52 Merc and working great.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By RalphG
Re: Flathead Friday. It ain't always exciting.

Looking better all the time Mart. I see you have cold weather there now too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,162
Posted By RalphG
Re: Hesitation when accelerating from stop - Holly 1901 carb

Interesting. I should check mine. It is at least 50 years old. Possibly more.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By RalphG
Re: Flathead V8 operating temp?

Stumbling and poor cold response might just indicate a plugged exhaust crossover under the carburetor?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By RalphG
Re: Fuel Evaporation or leakage from the carburetor

A local guy was having an adaptor made to install the Ford (Stromberg?) type carburetor on his as the Holley "teapot" was not to his satisfaction. I never did find out how it turned out. Mine is not...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 PM.