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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Early Ford/Mercury automatic transmissions 51'-55'

Who is confused? Everyone should be confused because I've never seen definitive documentation stating that type F should be used.
All I know is my car did not like type F.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Early Ford/Mercury automatic transmissions 51'-55'

300 miles ago I put Type F in my '51 Merc-o-matic. It seemed good and the upshift and downshift while cruising was ok but once the trans was nice and warmed up it went hard into reverse and drive...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,881
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Warning about c&g

I've ordered 2 different items from C&G and both were not correct for my bone stock genny '51 Mercury even though they were listed as correct. Returning them would cost more than throwing them in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By WABOOM
Re: 1950 Mercury new member

It has the rear one too!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By WABOOM
Re: 1950 Mercury new member

Welcome! I like the sedans. That car is awesome. Here's another pic of mine.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190901/228784edb4fad75c9f6722539e1557ad.jpg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,205
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Is this an ok radiator?

But do we know that 7 is the target ph for coolant?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,205
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Is this an ok radiator?

What ph is ideal?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,205
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Is this an ok radiator?

I did have to make an air dam. I made it out of angle iron. Here's a pic
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/cc3154b2f1e880ce8f3d2341977c7493.jpg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,205
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Is this an ok radiator?

Just wanted to update this thread. I got the Champion radiator in and the there is a design flaw. The top tank is offset towards the engine instead of towards the front and it leave a big gap for air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By WABOOM
Re: 1953 ford flathead v8 postive cable to engine

This is from my '51 Mercury.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190815/a48cb575b7a8eaf939b0100c8df7fc05.jpg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Sea Foam induction... your thoughts?

It runs good. Thought since it gets such occasional use it is probably carboned up. Just wanted to hear opinions on Sea foam. I'll leave it alone.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By WABOOM
Sea Foam induction... your thoughts?

Would Sea Foam thru the intake vacuum hose on my flathead 255 be a bad thing?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,851
Posted By WABOOM
Re: How hot is too hot?

So the motor is loaded up and lugging?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,851
Posted By WABOOM
Re: How hot is too hot?

Short answer= 230 is too hot.
If you are cruising at 65 mph and can't stay below 210 something is wrong with your heat exchange. Most old cars have the opposite problem. Good temps at speed and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By WABOOM
Re: 51 Merc belt tensions

They are supposed to be pretty loose. 1/2"-3/4" deflection.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Mercury Intake

From my '51 Mercuryhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190728/e9ac1e22b2b93c6a7dc0780c39a0a247.jpg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By WABOOM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Meet Stainless - the 1936 Ford

I wonder what happened that necessitated full polish?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Neon repair/restoration

Like neon signs?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Brake fluid

No. Not compatible at all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Vapor lock

Never heard that one. Is it real?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

High zinc levels and detergents "don't play well together" is what the applications engineer at the Lucas Oil booth said. That's why the racing oils aren't meant for on road use. He said racing oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By WABOOM
Re: radio repair?

These guys have a superb reputation around here (Minnesota)

http://www.turnswitch.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By WABOOM
Re: 1950 Flathead 6 Radiator

3/8" or even a little less is common. My stock flathead V8 was .410" away from the fan blades. But with my aftermarket radiator it is now about 5/16 (.312").
The closer the better (on a car). Cars...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

I've read the opposite. They say going synthetic on an old dirty conventional oil engine can cause leaks because of the cleaning action synthetic is good at. And I experienced that myself first hand....
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