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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Adapting An OE Gas Tank Sender Unit

Branded: I examined the steel collar on Bob Drakes sending unit hole and concluded the same. If I had cut the hole larger I would have gotten into the area where the collar was not fully welded to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Adapting An OE Gas Tank Sender Unit

First a slight Correction .... I used "Permatex Ultra Blue" sealant on the gasket surfaces (Prestone doesn't make such). Its a one-part sealant that sets up withing a few hours.
Used it before and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Drbrown
Adapting An OE Gas Tank Sender Unit

This may be lengthy but may help someone. Have a 1947 long-door coupe. Installed new Bob Drake gas tank. Fit very well re size, shape and features of the OE tank EXCEPT the hole and steel collar...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,102
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Today's Observations

Some use 10W-30 (I do) and others maybe 5w-50. I get 70 psi cold and about 15 hot. Temp variation: My OE passenger side temp sensor does that (have a mechanical sensor on left) so maybe its that,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By Drbrown
Re: engine vacuum problems

I'm with others here re vacuum leak. As a possible point of reference, best my '47 with 30,000 m will do at running temp is a steady 19.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By Drbrown
Posible Electric Spark Inside Gas Tank ?

Drake's replacement (resistance type) gas tank sender units have their electrical workings/contacts exposed to the gas tank interior on the underside of their sender unit. I presume their design...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Fuel gauge sender mount holes

Drakes tank repro for my '47 has wide sender unit mounting collar that offers multiple sets of screw holes for various year cars (think '36 thru "48 ?). My original '47 sender unit matched a certain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Drbrown
Re: 34 coupe GasTank Replacement

I have a '47 with electric tank-gauge system so not like your '34 pneumatic system (if that is what you're using). Wanted to note regard the tank itself, just bought and installed a Bob Drake...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Thermostats 59-a new or NOS?

I got Stant stats and installed them on top of the cast iron head outlets using a third type of installation method I found on the forum.

At NAPA I bought a foot long piece of straight radiator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Help - 47' Gas Tank Fix or Replacement

The Drake tank fit perfectly. Only removal trouble was the rusted-up spring-loaded bolt on the tank front-flange .... had to saws-all the old tank flange to get tank out.

Re fuel sender unit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By Drbrown
Re: oil change

(1) I'm for dropping and cleaning the oil pan. I also use 10w-30 and change it every 1000 miles. My engine does not have a filter assembly but when changing the oil that frequently it drains out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Too much radiator pressure

For what its worth, the later '40s used 4 lb caps with a stock brass radiator. As many know but I had to learn, I had to keep the (cold) coolant level about 2 inches below the cap, otherwise the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Drbrown
Re: '47 front gravel pan bumpers

The bumper pans on the front of my '47 coupe use the rubber mounts you show on the right side of your photo. They are fitted vertically as shown in your photo, over the inner steel bumper bracket -...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Help - 47' Gas Tank Fix or Replacement

Issue resolved. Just ordered an in-stock replacement from Drake. Yes, they use part #11A-9002 for the tank, which fits 1941 thru 1948 Fords (I guess all models ?). However, hole for sensor unit in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Help - 47' Gas Tank Fix or Replacement

Thanks to all for your quick responses. Yes, I'd be concerned about trying to coat/seal up the existing tank; one doesn't know how thin so areas might be corroded. I'll check with Dakes' and hope...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Help - 47' Gas Tank Fix or Replacement

I've seen members/owners use both terms in describing the Sedan or Long Door coupe. I suspect the official term is "Sedan". In regard to the gas tank, probably all '47's (or other years) use the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By Drbrown
Help - 47' Gas Tank Fix or Replacement

Been a bunch of time since I've been here and need some help.

My '47 long-door coupe started bucking and choking yesterday. My first hunch seemed correct as I found sediment and scale in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,266
Posted By Drbrown
Re: radio repair?

Here's radio repair and repair manual sources I've collected. Caution: Some info may be out-of-date.

Classic Auto Electric, LLC
401 N. Carrie Street
McPherson, KS 67460
Telephone:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,559
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

Make of car and year varies. My VW modern car requires "full" synthetic oil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Drbrown
Re: hard starting

Common problem. Sometimes slow leak of gas into manifold when parked but as said air leak or faulty check valves in pump. Some (like my self) have an auxiliary electric pump at tank and run it for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By Drbrown
Re: wheel studs

Assume your feeling shimmy thru steering wheel. If your wheel bolts are torqued to spec the studs should not be the problem. In raised position test installed wheels for left to right wiggle =...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,654
Posted By Drbrown
Re: options for electronic ignition conversion on my '41

My '47 uses a crab with points and Bosch blue coil. Previously had several Pentroniz units burn out ($$$$) and could not find out why - apparently voltage sensitivity - they didn't "get me home". ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Are these mainfolds from marine or stationary?

"Osco" made marine conversion kits for many years but I seem to remember they cast their name on their water cooled exhaust manifolds. In 1965 I put one of their kits on a Ford 289 V8. Don't know if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Pertronics

Bubba's can test your unit. The Pentronix units are extremely sensitive to voltage spikes. I ran a Pentronix unit for years then they started to fail. Pentronix told me 14.8 volts max. Bubba and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By Drbrown
Re: 51 Merc-O-Matic

Sounds like pulling a flattie standard tranny .... need friends for sure. Support back of engine with scissor jack, get three friends, unbolt tranny and pull back and out. For reinstalling, one guy...
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