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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By oldford2
Re: Fitchburg MA Swap Meet.

Well, it won't be freezing cold like some in the past and it will be light earlier so won't bring a flashlight:) But it is always a great chance for old Ford people to have fun and maybe find a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By oldford2
Re: Exact Engine Year

You are going to just get a lot of guesses because we don't know what you have. Without pictures you will not get an answer to your post
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By oldford2
Smile Re: Flathead Friday: Using a vintage valve seat cutter!

Mart,
Looks like you are having fun. Always interesting videos.
In all due respects, a few comments: Don't run a lathe with loose sleeves. When I was in an Army machine shop the Sgt had a bloody...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By oldford2
Re: pre-bent brake line kit - 39/40 Ford quality

Nice work for sure but no stone shields? I made my own by winding soft wire around a rod.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By oldford2
Re: 1940 hand grab

2 door or 4 door??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By oldford2
Cold winter moving in

Had the 46 out around the block between snow storms and the road was dry. Now back in my shop for the rest of the winter. Up on stands for all the usual stuff. Oil change, grease, check all fluids,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By oldford2
Re: 40 Heater recore??

Try YouTube "radiator leak repair" dozens of do it your self videos for repairs from solder. JB weld, epoxy, etc
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By oldford2
Re: 53 pickup kup3speed floor shift into a 46 pickup

Thanks for the info Coop. I just read that post.Sounds like I would be headed for a can of worms. Looks like the best approach is to pull the 46 transmission and rebuild it. It now pops out of second...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By oldford2
53 pickup kup3speed floor shift into a 46 pickup

What, if any, mods are required to put a 53 pickup 3 speed floor shift into a 46 3 speed floor shift pickup?
Thanks
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By oldford2
Re: 1947 clock not working

The clock in our 46 was not working so I sent it to Jerry Maquire for a repair. 7 years ago. quick turnaround and reasonable. Still going strong. Ours has 2 wires to the clock, one for the light and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,102
Posted By oldford2
Re: Spark plug preference...Curious

Well,I guess rockfla has enough responses to confuse him.
Now let's move on to a new subject:
what oil to use in a flathead?
or, who is more passionate? blonds, brunettes, blackhair or redheads ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By oldford2
Re: Headbolts

Kirk, you need to be a little patient before you rip the Barners.
You got your answer
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By oldford2
Re: Shipping engine

That is another option but you have to spend $200 dollars for it and need to secure it on a pallet. Also mighty inviting for a shipped to put another pallet of unknown wt. on top.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By oldford2
Re: Shipping engine

Fastenal advised against boxing it to prevent stacking another pallet on it and leave the breather pipe to further deter loading anything on it. I have had Good luck on a few shipments with them....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,167
Posted By oldford2
Re: Shipping engine

Here is how I have shipped engines. Used Fastenal for transport
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,227
Posted By oldford2
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,402
Posted By oldford2
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

Westach makes a 6 volt tach. Very reasonable and a cinch to hook up.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By oldford2
Re: Tie Rod End Removal

I made one long ago before HF.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By oldford2
Re: Thermostat

I think all thermostats will open in a pan of boiling water. Need to put in a thermometer to see when they actually open.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By oldford2
Re: Holley 94 carb jets

OK, so question: what is the size of a 51 jet? decimal .051 or 51 drill size .067
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By oldford2
Re: Got the call

That's what I did when I installed mine. Take the tires off. What shift did you get? Cable or lever. Also don't forget clearance once installed. What year is your car? A lever would not work on a 46...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By oldford2
Re: Relocating condenser

Well, I admit I don't understand mf. And will have to check which condenser I have now that has run perfectly for 8 years.
But when I first got my 46, 42guy (Richard) nursed me thru carb and dizzy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By oldford2
Re: Relocating condenser

Here it is.
A good solėd ground on the condenser holder and connect the lead from the condenser to the coil terminal that heads down to the dizzy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By oldford2
Re: cleaned fuel bowl=no start?

Sounds like you found your problem "lots of debris in the bowl. So, your jets may be clogged again. Only takes a piece the size of fly sh#t to do it. You definitely need a filter before the pump....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By oldford2
Re: 3 3/4" crankshaft clean out plugs

Well, you don't list your location but if you are in the states just go to your advanced auto store or napa and order them. Dorman makes them. I have 5/8 plugs for Mercury cranks. Dorman #555-010. If...
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