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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By TomO
Re: red fuel gauge liquid: old vs. newer

Do a search on the V-8 Club Forum for a source for the fluid. I gave a current source earlier this year or late last year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 749
Posted By TomO
Re: '35 Ford Coupe tail light lamp

1157 bulb is not correct for a socket with even slots. the 1158 is the 6 volt tail/stop light bulb for 6V even slot socket. Try a local auto parts sore or Amazon
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By TomO
Re: 40 Mercury Broken Grille tooth

It is worth a try, but it did not work on my grill. It held until winter, I tried it again in the spring, but it did not last very long.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,368
Posted By TomO
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I am 7 years old for the 3rd time and enjoying my third childhood. I have never been over 40, so I am not old, just been around a long time.
Forum: Early V8 02-25-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By TomO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By TomO
Re: 1940 mercury floor mats or carpet

I used a 41 Ford floor mat in my 40 Merc. The holes for the dimmer switch and gas pedal had to be enlarged and the slots for the seat tracks are not in the correct place. It is better than nothing....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,574
Posted By TomO
Re: 1934 Hydrostatic Fuel Gauge Red Dye (King Seeley)

Here is a link to a supplier of the fluid


https://straight-eight.com/product-category/king-seeley-hobson-fuel-gauge/page/2/?orderby=price
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By TomO
Re: 1950 f1 dash gauge and dash light current draws

The 55 bulbs draw .41 amp each. They should not be on the same circuit as the gauges,


The 363 bulb is probably the closest replacement.


Stock KS gauges draw the same amount of current for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By TomO
Re: 46 ford misfire

It sounds like you have a restricted fuel line or a vacuum leak on the input to the fuel pump. Try replacing the flex line to the fuel pump. Use a correct flex line, not a rubber hose with clamps....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By TomO
Re: Is there a problem in my charging circuit (or starter)

At 1500 rpm the alternator should be putting out 7.2 - 7.4 volts.


As others have said, check your connections and cables for corrosion. The best way to do this is a voltage drop test, where you...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-18-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,982
Posted By TomO
Re: Lincoln Y-Block 318 Problems

The 53 Lincoln distributor had a mechanical advance that was connected to the throttle on the carburetor. To change to a later carb and distributor, you will probably have to change the linkage and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By TomO
Re: 40 mercury flathead with columbia 2 speed

If your Merc has the original block in it, it may be one with the thin steel sleeves. Check the passenger side of the machined surface where the intake fits for a stamped 99T HS.


If you have the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By TomO
Re: 39 LED tail lights

the signal stat 181 should work without adding the resister

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,593
Posted By TomO
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

To determine if the air cleaner is clogged, start the engine and let it idle. Remove the air cleaner with the engine still running, If the engine speed increases significantly, the cleaner is...
Forum: Early V8 10-09-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By TomO
Re: 40 Mercury right side cowl molding

I still haven't found one.
Forum: Early V8 09-17-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By TomO
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,705
Posted By TomO
Re: Removing transmission 1947 Mercury

The last time that I did this on a 1947 Mercury was in 1952, so I don't remember everything I did. The engine has to be jacked up enough to allow the back of the transmission to clear the floor pan...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,938
Posted By TomO
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

Your post says that you have approximately 0.8V drop in voltage across your light switch. If you did the measurements correctly, your light switch is bad. The max drop across the light switch is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,085
Posted By TomO
Re: Electrical Issue advice

Rockfla, use a test light or buzzer between the ground post and ground to do your testing. Sparks around a battery can cause an explosion of the battery.


If it is not the cutout, check the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,938
Posted By TomO
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

A voltage drop test measures the resistance in a circuit and is more accurate way than using an ohm meter or measuring the voltage at the end point of the circuit. An ohm meter is hard to read when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,707
Posted By TomO
Re: Gets warm and quits running?

Condensers seldom fail when hot. In most cases where the condenser is at fault, it was leaking and causing the coil to over heat. Then the spark is weak.


When they fail because of heat they stay...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,121
Posted By TomO
Re: Copper coat gasket spray.

I find that you get the best results with a head gasket when you use the gasket manufacturer's recommendations. I was a copper spray guy until a FelPro engineer gave us a talk back in the 1980's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By TomO
Re: Fuel Tank Sending Unit 1936

It is most likely that the points in the new sending unit have corrosion on them. Connect an ohm meter between the center terminal and the case. Move the arm slowly and watch the meter. If you see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By TomO
Re: 39 starter circut

Mike, my Lincoln uses the one that requires the 2 terminal starter button and after Ford converted to 12 volts some Fords used them. Chrysler and other manufacturers did use that type also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By TomO
Re: Pressure plate finger adj

Chart for pressure plate:
Clutch diameter Gauge Thickness Lever Height
9" clutch .340" 11/16" from top of plate
10" clutch .295" ...
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