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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Dipsticks-no, not my kids

If you in fact know the oil capacity of the whatever engine configuration you are using, then when the engine is filled with that amount of oil, that will show where the level on the dipstick should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Why do I have to log in

At log in, did you remember to click on 'Remember Me' ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Picture of Holley carburetor float adjustment tool 9550-E

I suspect that this was a tool that was offered to dealership mechanics in the
'52-'53 time frame.

It would have worked on the '49-'51 885's also but I have not seen any reference to one in any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: engine is a quandary

It should be obvious that the rings have worn appox. .040 dia. to give the .125 end gap condition with minimum wear on the cylinders.
Sounds like it could be a candidate for a rebuild like we used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Bronze valve guides??

Have never had seized valves in my flatheads after sitting and not running for a long time.
Maybe if you have 20 or30 year long winters it may happen.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 6v bulbs

What number bulb are you using?

I believe the standard #1154 bulb is what was originally used.
There are 100's available on Ebay and even from Napa.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Need encouragement head replacement

"Never make a modification without a reason" Have to agree.
What do you expect to achieve by swapping heads?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: How do I remove this heater switch knob?

Just a tip, any of these push on type knobs etc. I have removed, I lightly coated the mating surfaces with Di-electric grease before reassembly. (makes any future removal easier)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Chevy distributor conversion questions.

Unfortunately the distributor does not appear to be the preferred type that has vacuum advance capability.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Exact Engine Year

Suspect that with a 3.25" bore the engine has seen possibly a few rebuilds and has been assembled with a mish-mash of different parts meant for other year applications.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Spark Plug reach into head - Is this normal?

This is what an H-10 plug with 7/16" reach looks like installed in an EAB head.
Yours should be OK.


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4796&pictureid=42317
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Window installation

Channels applied to the glass using the correct thickness setting tape

before installing in door.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wd-40

For each brand there were 4 test nuts and bolts each with its own color.
Except for the heat test that had only 2.


Each one required a different torque to loosen and the final value is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Wd-40

Check it out.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=420994&d=1580991575
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Starter Drive Cover

Made one some time ago for an 8BA cast bell out of hardware store 1/32" bare sheet stock.
The original is not pressed in, it is slip fit with the inner edge flared to secure.
Rivets were used to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Airplane parts? Or junk?

Test or service something (not necessarily an aircraft) is my guess also.
Suspect that the only flying time these saw was when transporting them from place to place.
Also they don't give the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Remote filter base.

There are a couple thousand listings on Ebay for remote filter mounts, just pick the one that will suit your needs.

...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,058
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Chrome shop using dull nickel .

Any shop that does chrome plating can do nickel plating.
Just do a Yellow page search for chrome platers in your area.
Bet you will find one within 50 miles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Powermaster alternator

The carb. does not really have a forwards or backwards, you could even mount it sideways if needed to work for the application.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Opinion n on this thrust bearing?

It is possible that you have a 'shielded' bearing as opposed to a 'sealed' bearing.
The 'shielded' bearing supposedly can be lubricated.
The 'shielded' bearing also has less friction due to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1947 Merc Voltmeter

The wiring schematic I have shows that '47 Merc. uses an Induction (wire thru loop) ammeter, not a volt meter.
If that is what you have then the original gauge can be used on 12 volts just by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
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Views: 204
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 39

Have worked on both at various times years ago, seem to recall that none of the components were interchangeable.https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=420562&d=1580545323



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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,115
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8cm cam grind

Suspect that the minute differences seen on this cam were present since new and were there for thousands of miles.
Also suspect that grinding it in an attempt to make it perfect will not produce any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 6 volt/12 volt jump box

Whenever I had to use a 12 volt battery to jump start my 6 volt cars I would do so by connecting the ground side to somewhere convenient on the engine block (not the battery) and then momentarily...
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