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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,429
Posted By MGG
Re: Warning about c&g

I also come to the defense of C&G. I have dealt with most of the vendors in the last 7 years and C&G is my vendor of 1st choice. I have had only one problem, and Dorothy (owner), corrected it to my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By MGG
Re: Starting Problem 8BA

Problem Solved: It was a bad battery! It was 5 years old and held a charge well and gave me 6.7 volts across the terminals so I foolishy thought it was "good". I bought a new battery and now all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By MGG
Re: cleaned fuel bowl=no start?

x3 on the cork gasket. I have had much better results against leaking than with the neoprene ones.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By MGG
Battery Charging Experts -

All of my batteries are the old style flooded type. When i use my Schumacher 6/12 volt charger, the meter on it indicates the charging amps when I plug it in. As the battery nears full charge, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By MGG
Re: Ford V8 Cars and Trucks

I bought that book several years ago on Ebay and have learned a lot, and continue to do so, from it. I would much rather read through it for entertainment than a novel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By MGG
Starting Problem 8BA

1947 Truck with a 1950 8BA. it is 6-volt, positive ground with a good battery and new solenoid ECHST53 from NAPA. All connections are clean, bright and tight.

The other day when I jumped it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By MGG
Re: Restored 1936 Ford Truck

That knob is a foot rest so you can rock your foot against it to work the gas pedal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By MGG
Re: Towing a big truck

Mine in the front certainly fit that description, with the added bonus of them being recaps!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By MGG
Re: Towing a big truck

My preference until I prove the engine some. Anyone know about the axles?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By MGG
Re: Towing a big truck

Yes, they are both 1 1/2 ton and both run, but, for now, road worthy tires are not in the budget so I want to stick to parades. I have two ways I could tow it: 1. I have a 3 point hitch bar which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By MGG
Re: Towing a big truck

I would use a 3/4 ton pickup, (minimum), and about a 20 mile range (maximum) without hauling it. I would install brakes for the rear truck axle which I can control from my pickup.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By MGG
Towing a big truck

I have two Ford big trucks a 1934 and a 1940, both with floating rear axles. If I want to tow them on the ground (like to a parade), do I need to pull out the rear axles or merely put the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By MGG
Re: 1936 Pickup running hot!

What is the condition of the radiator? A clean one flows more water and cools better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By MGG
Re: 1937 ford 1.5 ton

It looks to me like it is a 1936 with the single piece windshield and the grill that is shown.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By MGG
Re: Engine Mount Bolt Torque

Don't the bolts have a shoulder on them which you tighten the nut down to? On my 40 and 47, I had to do this, and at that, I was barely able to get the cotter pins back in.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,609
Posted By MGG
Re: Bolt inside water pump

For the inside bolt, I use a 14mm 6-point metric socket because it fits the bolt head more snuggly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By MGG
Re: why did my helmet distributor housing just crack? new rotor .

The slot in the cam is slightly offset from center as is the tab on the distributor. It is possible to put it together with the slot and the tab 180 degrees off. Have you checked that yet?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,501
Posted By MGG
Re: jamming nine snakes in a bean can.

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One of those tasks that makes you wonder how they did such on a assembly line. Those poor guys had to have had some very sore fingers every night.


I have also wondered...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By MGG
Re: Fan hub

Scroll down the list of threads and you will come to one titled "oil bath fan hub". The last post was yesterday so it is not very far down the list. This thread has a lot of information about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By MGG
Re: 1941 Garwood Dump box hoist Hydraulic fluid type?

I just filled the system on my 47 dump truck with ISO 46 upon the recommendation of my retired friend who worked as a hydraulic engineer. It has a 5 cubic yard box on it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By MGG
Re: Help I.D. NOS Stop Light Switches?

The switch on my 34 BB truck has an angled base like the one in the first photo. It attaches to the angled face of the transmission which is supposed to line up the switch throw with the link from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,975
Posted By MGG
Re: Oil filters on flatheads

I used 1/4" nickel/copper brake lines from NAPA for my 47 oil filter plumbing. It is easy to make nice bends with that material and I am not that much concerned with originality.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By MGG
1950 8BA Fan Hub

Does anyone have, or know anything about, the maintenance free fan hubs which utilize bearings that several of the vendors sell? Good, bad, worth the money? I have the original style and am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,598
Posted By MGG
Re: 1934 Spark/ Ignition Issue

I had a similar problem last summer. I was getting intermittent power to the coil. The problem turned out to be a broken wire from the resister to the coil. I replaced the wire and the problem was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,268
Posted By MGG
Re: water pump bolt

I agree with JSeery and Mart. I always use a 6-point 14 mm socket because it fits more snuggly. I use grade 8 for the hidden bolt with anti-seize, never stainless.
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