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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Red98
Re: Engine Paint-1953 Merc

Local NAPA will mix any color, factory chip or custom color for $28 into a rattle can. Takes about hour and requires a special machine and clerk attendance at 2-day t training camp stores can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Red98
Re: New water pump woes

Skip is another rebuilder and not a source i.e. he will improve what you send him. but thanks for your time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Red98
Re: New water pump woes

Perhaps I wasn't clear, I am looking for sources...houses that sell stock new pumps. Since new Mercury wp are rare I thot I'd ask here.

One doesn't put a stock pump into a double hp engine and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Red98
New water pump woes

The rebuild of my late Merc flathead engine is being held up by inability to get a proper new waterpumps. My new waterpumps obviously must be properly rebuilt for improved flow. My engine will have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Red98
Re: Flathead City machine shop in Oregon

Gary was in the hosp for 22 days - hip surgery, a recurrent problen from injury sustained in Vieitnam and is now on crutches. Shop hours cut to half days 3 days/week for a while. I plan another...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,660
Posted By Red98
Re: Engine going to Flathead City

Good catch on the dates, it escaped me. And my post seems to be the one which revived the thread as strangely it suddenly appeared on my 1st page. So I just assumed it was current. might as well...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Red98
Vacuum Wiper - Holly 4bbl - electric wiper switch

1950 Merc -

My new engine will have the fuel pump capped off hence not have the vacuum provided by it but will only have what vacuum the 4bbl carb provides. Is that adequate to power the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,717
Posted By Red98
Flathead City, Gary Howad prop

I'm doing nothing, my Merc has a sick Ford FH. Had it 3yrs and yet to drive it. I'm 82 and my clock is ticking.

From FC I'm buying a 284 cu Merc FH overstroke overbore high compression w/...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By Red98
Re: Engine build

X2 Flathead City as long as it doesn't bump my engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,660
Posted By Red98
Re: Engine going to Flathead City

I wish I was only 3 hours away (I'm 5hrs up I-5) See separate thread re Gary.
My Merc came from Coos Bay - bought new 1950, restored in 1982 in Seattle. Surprisingly I find no rust from those...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,717
Posted By Red98
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

I had a friend pop in on Gary and apparently there is progress on my engine but holes not stuffed yet. I'm to have more info (fm observer friend, not Gary) this week. I've moved (super distracted)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Red98
Re: cooling fan question

I found a heavy gauge baking pan (cookie sheet) which fits my '50 Merc radiator perfectly. Bought a 16in Spal puller S blade fan. Used a Malco HC-2 hole cutter tool. Pan cost $12, the hole cutter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,836
Posted By Red98
Re: Charging a 6V Optima battery

Tubman you are right ... the Optima is a lead acide battery. However Optima modifies the chemistry to allow for the reduced liquid mobility in the mat construction. And that chemistry modification...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Red98
Re: How about a place to post CL ads?

I'm glad to know that. Note there should also be a space between 1950 and Mercury. Google made that correction for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Red98
Re: How about a place to post CL ads?

The reason posting an interesting link to Craig's List won't work, however interesting, is that the link to that interesting bit changes sooner than one would like. Many people post links which do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,717
Posted By Red98
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

I paid Gary $4000 in October 2018 with the promise the engine would be ready early 2019. In Jan 2018 he requested additional $2250 which I gave. He quit returning my calls in April, claiming he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Red98
Re: convert 1949 ford Starter to 12 volt

Where were you when I bought an O'Reilly starter for a 1964 Ford Gallaxy costing $80 including a core charge.

Anyhoo, modification of my starter to 12v was worth the exercise if just in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,513
Posted By Red98
Re: Runtz Failures

The GROUND in question is NOT at the gauge but at the SENSOR i.e. ENGINE.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,513
Posted By Red98
Re: Runtz Failures

Your originally 6v (nominal) battery had dang close to 8v with the engine at highway speed.
Your originally 6v (nominal) battery had almost 6.5v at full charge sitting idle.
KS gauge reading...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Red98
Re: Thread size in head for heater/heat sensor

Thanks Gene, that makes more scentse than two.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Red98
Thread size in head for heater/heat sensor

I'm placing an order for a Spal 16" fan from Summit and figured to order the switch at the same time since there's a 10% Memorial Day discount.

What is the thread size something or other NPT for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Red98
Re: Ammeters

Your ammeter, as opposed to the Ford's, has a shunt connected to the terminals. Except for starter, all current goes through the shunt. When you connect across the terminals and the circuit come...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By Red98
Re: Black crackle paint finish....any clues ?

Wrinkle paint relies greatly upon the fast evaporation of the paint's base. Temperature is key, so follow the instructions carefully soas to achieve the best appearance. Both temperature of the air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,213
Posted By Red98
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,213
Posted By Red98
Re: Fire Extinguishers

In my red sports vehicle - I made a bracket to mount the FE between the drivers door and seat. The bracket fastens using the bolts from seat to floor. There's generally just enough room and it...
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