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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By fordwife
Re: Tinker please elaborate on the cotter pin

File off the sharp edges. Might save some blood and a shirt or two.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By fordwife
Re: coil polairty

Just like you said,ign wire to neg on coil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By fordwife
Re: Sticking windows

If the problem seems to be in the window trim try loosening the screws in the trim and see if It makes a difference. Since it worked well at first, I'm inclined to think there may be a problem in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By fordwife
Re: Clock Repair on the '47

Not at all. As I recall I had to slightly enlarge the holes in the hands to fit the shafts on the quartz movement.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By fordwife
Re: Clock Repair on the '47

On my "48 I wasn't too worried about orininality so I took the guts out and put in a quartz clock movement. It works well and you can't tell it form the ouside.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By fordwife
Re: Sun machine power supply

Google Paramount distributor co. They might be able to help you
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By fordwife
Re: Big feet

I put one of those "barefoot" gas pedals over the old one on my '48. It helped.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By fordwife
Re: Vapor Lock ...???

Back in the day we used to see clothes pins on the gas line, put there because some people believed it would prevent vapor lock, obviously an old wives tale.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By fordwife
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

This guy obviously has little or no car experience.of I would bet that he has never rode in, driven or even seen most of these cars.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By fordwife
Re: link

I use a pickle fork, like is used for tie rod ends.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By fordwife
Re: 1947 brake drum

This may not solve your problem, but as I recall, the short lining goes to the rear on Lockheed brakes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By fordwife
Re: Lost bolts

I think Mac's still has them in their catalog.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By fordwife
59a heads

I have a set of heads that say 59A, not 59AB I believe these are truck heads, correct? The engine these came off of had an 11" clutch and a 2 piece oil pan .59 on the bell housing, 3/16 plus bore.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By fordwife
Re: Lamp socket wire ends

I have used pop rivets for this purpose. Just remove the center and crimp or solder it to the wire.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,416
Posted By fordwife
Re: Loud exhaust

It's all a matter of preference. How much volume and what sound are you looking for?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By fordwife
Re: 37 V8 - Thermostat anchor??

The wire method works well. I have used it for years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By fordwife
Re: spark at the plugs

Are the weak cylinders fed from the same side of the carburetor? That would suggest a fuel problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By fordwife
Re: Old or newer 8BA?

You will save yourself a lot of trouble if you can find another 8BA engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By fordwife
Re: jacking points

I've always heard that you should not put the jack in the center of either axle because there is a danger of bending it due to putting that much weight on a single point.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By fordwife
Re: A few questions re: my motor.

I don't see why you would need a 4" merc crank to make the conversion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By fordwife
Re: Last year of 5 on 5 1/2 with hub cap bumps in

For ford cars, It was 1948 as I recall.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By fordwife
Re: Radiator base dimensions for 1946 coupe.

I get 22 1/2" on my '48 on a radiator that is out of the car.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-09-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By fordwife
Re: Possible Model T gear puller?

I agree. I've been collecting T 's, parts and tools for60 years and Ive never seen a tool like this. If it were a T tool there would a lot of them around.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By fordwife
Re: Vacuum reading

Most motor or Chilton manuals will have a page that will tell you what various vacuum guage readings indicate. Or google vacuum guage.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-16-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,726
Posted By fordwife
Re: just biought a 1956 Mercury Montclair

One of the most beautiful cars ever built in my opinion.
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