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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Anyone still putting custom paint into aerosol cans

My local NAPA had custom aerosol paint for $28 a couple years back. As it isn't a NAPA catalog item, I would have to make a phone call to determine current details. Their paint chips covered 1951...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: WorryWart

Once upon a time I had the ability to use a battery maintainer. Battery maintainers require a house or garage. OTOH, apartment living negates having power where the car will be parked. Guess it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Paul Bennett
WorryWart

My dash clock (50 Merc - 12v) has been refurbished and when I reinstalled it I noted the clock solenoid clicks every 5-6 minutes to pump up the wind mechanism. I formerly thought the intervals...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Paul Bennett
Portable power for lightss, sm pwr equipt

Background: My 1950 Mercury is close to being driveable. An Engine swap and last minute wiring cleanup occupy most of the to-do-list items. Having to perform automotive work in a parking lot, toold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,597
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

I was just notified by Whitepages that GARY HOWARD and his relatives HAVE MOVED!
Apparently he needed to sell his house. Once upon a time I engaged Whitepages for phone numbers and home address. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 8BA 12 V Starter?

I converted my starter to 12v by buying the later model starter and using the 6v armature. I haven't read all the posts above me (lazy) but surely the post with that conversion is mentioned. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,597
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

I sent an email to presidents of Oregon V8 clubs attempting to learn about legal actions but received no replies. Gary Howard owes me $4000. I was able to get $2250 returned from VISA uncontested...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 12v Headlight problem

I finally got around to finishing the research, starting with purchase of a Sylania H6024. Sorry but I don't recall the manufacturer of the near idential bulbs with problems. Recall those problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,691
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Installing Starter motor

I found the three hand difficulty was largely due to having to hold 20# with a weakening arm hold, then trying to wiggle the starter into place.

I built a starter holder using an old scissor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 6 volt condensor

The function of a cap, condenser or capacitor (tomato toMAto) keeps the breaker points from prematurely pitting or building a mound. This reduces the open distance between the points which you set...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: engine rebuilder near Redding California

I gave Gary Howard at Flathead City $5k in Oct 2018. He delivered me NOTHING but excuses. He hasn't answered the phone in 6 months.

I hear tell I'm not the only one. PM me for recommendations.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 12v Headlight problem

Thanks - I'm going to rebuy some bulbs (Sylvania H6024) as it sounds like I got a pair of strange ones.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,597
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

Well I got a little of my money back but he still owes me my deposit - which is sizeable. I sensed bad news but people said he did great work and he had a great web site. I ignored my intuition, in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Paul Bennett
Water Temp Sensor for Electric Fan

In my new engine I wish to retain the original temperature sensors for the dash gauge. And the passenger side head will have a heater hose emanating from it. So far so good.

I'm wondering where...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 12v Headlight problem

I put a 12v 7" sealed beam bulb on a clean workbench with a 12v battery and voltmeter. Connect battery -12v to the ground terminal of the bulb per diagram above and +12v to the hi beam terminal. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By Paul Bennett
12v Headlight problem

I bought a set of 7" 12v headlights and found the hi and low beam filaments joined instead of being two separate filaments with a common ground. The result when applying voltage to the hi beam...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,808
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: PayPal and eBay getting a dicorce

The DIVORCE was ten years back with provision the eBay transaction payments go thru PayPal. As that condition has just expired eBay is able to extract profits in additional ways, including payment...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Paul Bennett
Polishing head fins

I see pretty flathead engines with polished aluminum head fins and some with satin finish fins. What is a typical cost for polishing and is there a downside in the future? I imagine one has to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Paul Bennett
Alternator Reliability

I've seen several postings re: Powermaster Alternators working well yet quitting after a few years.

I'm wondering if high belt pressure causes front bearing failure. Any thoughts? or Alternative...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Paul Bennett
50 Mercury Heater Fan Squirrel Cage

I sold the house and had the car towed to a storage garage.

Yesterday I spent an inordinate amount of time searching for the squirrel cage fan attached to a new 12v motor. So the squirrel cage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,597
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

I've monitored the progress on my engine with regular visits and am quite pleased. I really wish those who are not involved in a business relationship with Gary would butt out with their stupid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Paul Bennett
Coolant flow direction

Does water flow from the upper radiator tank into the engine OR is water pumped from the lower radiator tank through the block?


I will need a thermostatic switch to energize an electric puller...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Overdrive experts I need some help.

Above 27mph, voltage is applied to the primary overdrive coil which sucks in the solenoid shaft engaging overdrive. Immediately after the activated solenoid's shaft reaches its end-of-motion, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: New Battery Cables

Having spent considerable time doing things wrong plus having convered a starter to 12v, I consider myself a starter expert. The danger is opening up the starter end plates slightly too far and pop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Posting Pictures

Lawson, there is a place to experiment posting pictures and that is place called TEST.

On the page where you chose to get here by clicking on 'Early V8', go further down beyond 'GENERAL...
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