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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Vintage Seat belt retractor reels

Used them years ago when that was the only option. Only on the door side and they worked well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

By looking at the clear drain tube, if you choose to.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

By all means, you should continue using whatever method works for you.
'Speed bleeders' are a different animal.
The pedal is depressed while the bleeder is open and without pre-pumping to build up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

With the Speed bleeder open, pump the pedal 2-3 times, close the bleeder. (do this just once)
You should not have to add brake fluid at this point but check it and add if necessary.

NOW go to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

The original poster has installed 'Speed bleeders' so sucking air back into the system is not a factor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Good Plan :) :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Bullet connector crimping tool

The bullets that I got from RI wire are (soft brass) crimp and solder, the same as they list now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1950 Outside door handle buttons

Been a long time since I have seen the inside of door handles as mine were removed years ago.
Is there a lip around the inner surface that holds it from slipping off the back of the button?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

You have to shut OFF the bleeder after each time you bleed the line.
That is, slow pump to get fluid in the catch can.
Then close the bleeder and then proceed to next line and do the same.
Fill...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1940 Brake Bleeding

Speed bleeders generally only require 2-3 slow pumps to purge the line and then close the bleeder.

Is the pedal to master cylinder rod correctly adjusted?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1950 Ford Sedan Wiring Harnes

Up thru the driver side A pillar to the rear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Bullet connector crimping tool

When I ordered my new wiring harness from http://www.riwire.com/ I also ordered some extra bullet connectors for circuits that I was adding.
Some suppliers only supply machined bullets that will not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Spark Plug Reading

The best way to get a reading is to run at speed for a period of time then shut off vehicle and coast to a convenient spot and pull the plugs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Drug another home but with a torque converter

Based on the water pumps and the EAB on the head, looks like '52-'53 Ford.
The starter I have has an extra ear that is not used and is bolted on with just two bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wilwood front disc kit 140-14190

Check out ECI for disc conversion.
They use a Ford 5 x 5 1/2 rotor with a GM caliper.
This is the same arrangement I am using on '51 Merc.
May have less clearance issues.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Fan Belt Tension Adjuster....

Same thing over 50 years ago.( Necessity is the mother of invention )
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,628
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

Only one bung on one side required.
That's all I am running.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=445044&d=1603105227
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,628
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

From what I could determine about the unit it sells for about $250 and does not come with the sensor or the weld in bung.
It does not even have a digital readout.

There are more suitable units...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wilwood front disc kit 140-14190

If need be you can use wheel spacers to move the wheels away from the calipers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wilwood front disc kit 140-14190

[QUOTE=1948F-1Pickup;1942609]Anyone have this kit and stock design 15" steel rims?
I've got brand new rims from Wheelsmith and wondering about clearance
to the outer half of that Wilwood caliper.]...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Tips On Installing Stock Exhaust Pipes

If you are trying to install a straight thru muffler in place of the original offset oval muffler, it's not going to work without fabricating some custom made exhaust pipe....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,628
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

Many have modified their original oil bath air cleaners to accept a dry modern filter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

Just wonder how many millions of vehicles never used MMO and never had problems either real or imaginary. :confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 49 ford custom dash color

If you have the original glove box door with original paint, your best bet might be to take it to your local auto paint supplier and have them match it.
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