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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,641
Posted By don-wi
Re: Gas prices

Osceola Wisconsin 2.04
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,239
Posted By don-wi
Re: Expecting too much from '40 steering box?

Make sure that you have the steering centered when you are adjusting the sector.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By don-wi
Re: non ford

Check out the VCCA.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By don-wi
Re: Radio Restoration


These guys did the radio for my '47.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,806
Posted By don-wi
Re: 6 volt alternators conversion

I converted my 47 to an alternator last summer. I used the 1 wire unit, it also came with a smaller pulley on it. My car is still positive ground and I have it running through the original ammeter....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,996
Posted By don-wi
Re: thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By don-wi
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 19,435
Posted By don-wi
Re: Ideas for vibration problem in 59A

X2 on the pilot bearing. Did you get charged for a new one?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 50,407
Posted By don-wi
Re: Tell me this noise isn't what I'm afraid it is.

I would talk to the people who are going to grind the crank what they prefer you use for bearings. I would consider having the connecting rods re-sized if it was my engine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By don-wi
Re: hub puller 40 ford near minneapolis

Call these guys,

Little Dearborn
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,755
Posted By don-wi
Re: 40 brake dilemma

Try a pressure bleeder.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By don-wi
Re: 39 ford brakes

I would recommend using some alcohol to flush the system before filling it with the silicone brake fluid (dot 5).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,275
Posted By don-wi
Re: Radius rod rubber ball???

When replacing the radius rod rubber does it make a difference if the jack stands are placed under the front axle or should they be under the frame rail?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,098
Posted By don-wi
Re: Canister oil filter question

I've heard of guys using a roll of toilet paper in a bypass oil filter, seems to me Scott brand. Its been a long time, maybe someone else can recall.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,662
Posted By don-wi
Re: End of Rod & Custom

I think they should have sent us each a card where we could choose one of the other titles or check a box that says "send a refund".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By don-wi
Re: Who are Your Parts Supplier?

I use Little Dearborn in Minneapolis. I can go in person and get my parts and not wait for shipping. I have also used VanPelt, C@G, Drake, Carpenter and been satisfied with all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By don-wi
Charging system upgrade

I installed an alternator on my '47. It is a Delco one wire that has also been converted to 6 volt / positive ground. I bought the alternator and bracket from Little Dearborn in Minneapolis....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,288
Posted By don-wi
Re: Dash gauges don't work

If you didn't install a voltage dropping resistor you probably fried your gauges
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,063
Posted By don-wi
Re: 8ba stumbles at freeway speeds

Looks like you are running the stock 6 volt and still have a generator. The Pertronix ignition requires lots of constant voltage to work correctly. Make sure that you have battery voltage going to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By don-wi
Ammeter connection


Could someone please explain how the ammeter works with this connection.
Thanks, Don
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By don-wi
Re: 47 Charging issues

Kevin, yes the generator did charge the first test a few days ago, when I re-tested it yesterday it did not charge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By don-wi
Re: 47 Charging issues

It is a known good regulator, NAPA #VR401. I went back to the original regulator and started testing fresh, found that full fielding didn't make generator charge. Don
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By don-wi
47 Charging issues

I got a regulator from a friend to try today. Put it on, polarized by touching field wire to Bat terminal. Started car, not charging. I took the field wire off and put it to the Arm terminal to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By don-wi
Re: '47 Charging sytem

I removed the field wire from the voltage regulator and put it to the ARM terminal, I checked the voltage at the battery with the car idling and it was 6.5 or so and as I raised the idle it went up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,502
Posted By don-wi
Re: generator vs. alternator

I want to stay with 6 volt / positive ground. I was told by a supplier that the Delco 10si can be built for 6 volt with positive ground. One of the things that I'm still investigating is the role of...
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