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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:51 AM
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Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Painting Copper Brake Lines

The same Aluminum Blackening will work on brass also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Painting Copper Brake Lines

Considering that the brake line is 90% copper, what I have used is this to blacken copper in the past.
If it works it would probably be a more durable finish than paint.
Might be worth a try....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,129
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Biggest risk is as stated, gas fumes.
That tank should have a vented cap that can be shut off when not in use.
Being plastic really is not that significant considering that new cars have had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Headlight/Turn Signal Question

Sure, custom locating signal lights may look great but does the location meet the requirements for locating them?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8ba generator mount modifications

These are more views of a second one I have, BUT, If I were to do it again I would consider making a cradle to limit the fore and aft movement and using a longer strap as has been done in the post #6...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8ba generator mount modifications

Or you could add a couple home made plates to the original bracket.



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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Headlight/Turn Signal Question

Looks interesting but they claim to be a replacement for 7 inch sealed beam head lights but in the video narrative say that the outside diameter is 6- 5/8 inches.
Might be worth a call to Speedway.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8BA Low Oil Pressure

The engine appears to be Canadian with the 3rd oil access port.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8BA Low Oil Pressure

The line you have labeled "sump" should be going to the input side of the oil filter.
If you don't have a filter then that port should be plugged.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1936 undercoating?

Ford dealers applied total undercoating as an option, as few if any came from the factory with undercoating.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,762
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: tesla Truck

Unfortunately from what I have seen of this 'new' Ranger, it resembles the old two passenger bare boned pickup that many liked in name only.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,762
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: tesla Truck

Thanks for the links.
I have been aware of the '49 Merc. for it seems like a couple of years now and have given some thought to marrying my '51's body to Tesla components but at this point it's just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,762
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: tesla Truck

First fill-up after conversion. :D:)



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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,762
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: tesla Truck

Guess it is sort of a pickup truck :confused:


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Slight mix up!

It may have in fact been built in 1950 :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

Wouldn't it be nice to adapt an 'aircraft' carburetor just for your situation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Reassembly ?

If you are talking about the hollow fuel pump push rod, try to balance it in the center on your finger. The heavy end goes down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: help with Mallory install

The subject Mallory does not appear to have vacuum advance but a Mallory with vacuum advance can be converted for flathead use such as this one I did some time ago.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

If by "heat riser" you mean the tube that is located on the lower part of the intake.
Blocking that tube will prevent hot air from reaching the heated element in the automatic choke as it should....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: The Ford Books Fastener Guide

Every time I wanted a black oxide finish I used Gun bluing.
Waxing with any automotive or floor paste wax makes the finish very durable as witnessed by several parts that have been on a vehicle for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8ba Heads 7RT or EAB

IMO it won't make that much difference unless the heads are shaved/massaged to get the much touted .050" head to piston clearance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

As stated in my post #2 above, 1/2" from top of chamber.
I never did it with water as it is a different density than gasoline and will give false results.
The toe end is furthest from the valve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

Yes, indeed correct.
Sorry for any confusion caused by my use of the word "float" instead of
'fuel'.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

Considering that the float chamber is virtually identical to the 885 Holley, I suspect they are the same.
The fuel level spec. for the 885 is (1/2" 1/32") from the top of the chamber. That is when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: What is it?

Sure looks like a container used for the disposal of used double edge razor blades with a hole for storage of the handle.
Probably came as part of a travel shave kit.
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