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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Where to get a OD solenoid for a '49 convertible?

I believe the one you have can be rebuilt. That being said I have never heard of the pawls being longer or shorter but the flats are aligned differently. You can disassemble yours and move it to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 547
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Overdrive lockout cable on a '51 Ford

The clip attaches to the side cover, I forget which bolt think the top back one. I usually get the cable secured to the arm with the arm off the transmission then just bolt it to the transmission. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 547
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Overdrive lockout cable on a '51 Ford

The clip has a hole and clip portion for the cable. Yje hole goes on the bolt that secures the clamp. On my 49 I had to remove a knockout in the firewall to install the cable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1950 Ford F1 value?

This would probably bring 20k at an auction. you can find nice trucks but it's hard to find nice original trucks. If you want to be fair to them negotiate somewhere between 15 and 20. Maybe you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 698
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: 1950 Ford Tudor 8BA Flathead will not start.

Are you using a test light for initial timing? Determine points are closed as the cam lobe approaches #1. with the test light clip on the power to the coil and points closed, the light should be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Transmission Leaking

If you have a non overdrive it is easily done from below. I've done an overdrive on a convertible on which has the X member. Not easy. I made a fixture to hold it to the jack. I believe with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,573
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Strange Happenings health wise

While I'm down there I take a nap, then get up. Seriously, I have always suffered from some degree of vertigo but lately it is worse working under cars. I think it is partly caused by having to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: New B head first sample.

From what I see it might be a copy of the Model a high compression head for those running a B water pump.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: What Car Skates work best?

Cheap ones cannot even move a Model a chassis easily.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,549
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Risk of using old (over 10 years) tires

After the whole car and tire burned up, how could they determine what actually caused it. I think someone saw the date coded on the other tires and figured it was the obvious reason. I had a tire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Sand washers for head studs

This is my guess. During mass production a washer can have a burr on the edge. It won't make a difference in most cases but is you take a washer and run it over sandpaper on a flat surface - drill...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Mallory distributor

I never liked electronics either because I prefer something I can mechanically see. I had a new $15 Echlin condenser fail on me in 2014 and figured if I was going with unreliable parts I'd go with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,815
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: New Member New car

You guys disappoint me.
Fordguy 64 if you have time this weekend or even week the central meet will be at the museum in auburn Indiana. You are less than 4 hours and you will learn more about your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Gap between rotor arm tip and distributor cap contacts

An electrical engineer can give a better explanation but here is a rough idea. A coil is a building and collapsing magnetic field and how it collapses has an effect. The plug fires in a compression...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,577
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Who all going to Auburn National Meet???

I'm registered with a room. Just to make the drive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: rebuilding shifter forks

Thanks for advice. Will consider options.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Frank Miller
rebuilding shifter forks

Got my dad's transmission apart and one of the shifter forks is worn where the shift lever ball slides into it. Does anyone have any experience fixing these. They do not seem like they are being...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: scissors lifts

That kwik lift looks nice for smaller garages. If you're looking for a lift to work underneath the car, I'd stay away from a scissor lift. A four post one distributes the load and can be portable. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Warning - Sophisticated Scammer Trolling the Want Adds

OK so you call police about the scammer. Tell him money is wired and then have police meet the person picking up the money. Western Union should be cooperative. If someone is regularly getting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: F1 steering in a Model A

My 87 year old dad like the easier steering with the F100 box. He cut the flange and drilled holes to the figured angle for a stock installation. I was checking the lube in the box last week and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,375
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: What are the must haves for you're shop?

It was kind of mentioned but a fan built into the wall for spraying paint or just removing fumes from whatever you're welding and heating with a torch is nice. You could build a little tep spray...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Overdrive experts I need some help.

If you mean the switch on the floor, you can just bypass it by connecting th two wires from the realy to the solenoid and eliminating the wire from the coil. The switches are readily available.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: How to remove drum & hub from the type with the hub flange is OUTSIDE of the drum

From my experience with Model As it is suggested the drums be turned to ensure they're true on center. I believe this is what someone meant by matching them up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Overdrive experts I need some help.

What you have is essentially the pull in coil not pulling in or not disengaging. There is a high current draw coil that pull in the Od and yhen a low current one maintains it. A set of points...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,282
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Future V-8er??

Looks like we'll all be buying from 4th gen automotive soon.
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