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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
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 Caution: Some info may be out-of-date.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
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,105
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: 340
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: 513
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: 1,412
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: 556
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: 1,029
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: 678
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Drbrown
Re: 37 headlight gaskets (David G?)

You can seal the cork to make it longer-lasting by coating both sides with a coat of shellac. The shellac will make the cork a little less compressible but I would rather opt for making it longer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Hot Engine

If your stock dash gauge is showing around the 3/4 temp range when hot, I think your okay. I say that because:

I have a mechanical add-on temp gauge with its sender unit installed in left head,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,746
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Oil pressure

Assuming a stock set-up, '46-'47 Service Bulletins say set idle at 500 rpm. I suspect all/most flatties would be same or similar.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Turn signals

Off-subject but mentioned above; Re Hand Signals .... remember taking my driver's test in 1954. Had to know your out-the-window hand-turn and even the stopping signal to pass the driver's test. Some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Turn Signal Loom to Steering Column

A prior owner did my set up like 34pickup said for my turn signal and tach bodies - a narrow hose clamp with screw-tightener facing down on underside, and thin band of rubber to prevent damage to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Drbrown
Re: turn signals

My flasher unit does not make enough of a "clicking" sound to over-come my smitty mufflers and engine noise and I don't like my "passenger" reminding me that the directional is still on. At one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Drbrown
Re: heater control valve

This heater flow control valve came on my '47. Its mounted on the passenger side head in one of the two threaded connections next to the top hose outlet. It is controlled by a choke cable from a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By Drbrown
Re: What oil to in a steering gear box?

This worked for my dripping steering box: "Penrite" Steering Box Lube 500ML, Restoration Supply, Escondido CA (800) 306-7008
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By Drbrown
Re: spark at the plugs

Hummm. "Always the same cylinders" acting up. Tell us which 4 cylinder numbers seem good and which numbers seem bad so we can compare to the firing order. Sounds like something off inside...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Drbrown
Re: 41 coupe wheel bearing service

Aside from testing for front wheel bearing play while on the car, inspect the bearing races for uneven wear and over-heating marks.

2 x RalphM's recommendation regarding using NOS products. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Flathead oil pressure change

2 x JSeery's recommendation to use a mechanical gauge.

I think Ol'Ron would say 15 lbs hot is okay at idle. At Idle, my mechanical gauge starts at about 65 lbs cold and when hot reads abt 20 lbs....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By Drbrown
Re: White vinegar as radiator flush

Just a point of reference, couple years back Old Henry posted a thread here about his testing of cooling system flushing components, including vinegar. I believe he found vinegar (don't know what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Drbrown
Re: New Battery Cables

An Old-Timer changed my '47 over to a 12 volt negative ground system.

I assume you have a 6 volt positive ground system. If I had your system, my negative would run thru the solenoid to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Drbrown
Re: HELP. How do you adjust the V-belts on a 48 flathead?

On '47 I loosen the large bolt, then adjust the fan belt first, then lifting under the generator body with pry-bar, adjust the belt that runs the water pumps and generator to a point that there's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Drbrown
Re: 47 Super Deluxe Dash Color

This will bring some He-Haws ..... For my (late) '47 Super Deluxe Coupe, I had to repaint part of my dash board. I took a piece of my stock dash board to my local Lowe's store and found a perfect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Check engine light

If you turn on your dashboard lights, the oil, temp and electric gauges qualify.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,588
Posted By Drbrown
Re: Tubeless Bias Tires

How about an electric heat gun. darn things come in handy many times for many things.
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