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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By 42merc
Re: flathead mercury EAC engine info needed

Looking at the carb, water pumps, red oil filter & the bell housing next to it, I say it was plugged into a truck.
Scrape a clean spot on the block, if there is lite green paint that matches the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By 42merc
Re: gear ratio

I believe the rear gear from an automatic trans car is about a 3:30 ish.
That's about the best your gonna' do with out an overdrive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By 42merc
Re: Isky cam

I believe Jack is asking about timing events rather than journal size.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By 42merc
Re: Anyone fitted a Bob Drake Rear Anti-Sway Bar kit?

I installed Bob's kit on my '40 several years ago. Best single modification you can do to an early Ford.
About the brackets- after you remove the original shocks, you will use one bolt hole for your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1940 ford deluxe windows

I was going to ask, front or rear ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,880
Posted By 42merc
Re: Plug Wire Tubes

Kube quote.

Which means only the '42s you've looked at look like the "pics above".
Here's a photo from a '42 that has won preservation awards.

So you are saying if a '42 Ford or Merc doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,880
Posted By 42merc
Re: Plug Wire Tubes

Every ORIGINAL '42 Ford or Merc that I have looked at look like the pics above.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,880
Posted By 42merc
Re: Plug Wire Tubes

quote.
Mike I do not doubt you either, but all the NOS 21a tubes I have do not have a metal cross over (like the Lincoln’s had)


All of the photos so far, say '42-'44 Ford, to me .
Except of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,880
Posted By 42merc
Re: Plug Wire Tubes

I've fussed with '42s a couple of times and have not seen a metal tube on the cross over wires, only a coated sleeve, like a small version of a head lite loom.

How about a part number for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,880
Posted By 42merc
Re: Plug Wire Tubes

These conduits are used with the "crab" dist cap, '42-'44.
The The firing order of the crab cap dictates that two wires must cross.
Most hot rodders do this at the cap & dispose of the conduits.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By 42merc
Re: 6 Qts. OF OIL In MY 8BA

I had the same engine / pan / stick combo in my '40. 5 quarts registered low on the stick.
On a trip to Colorado, (from Michigan) with the oil filled to the full mark on the dipstick, I was using a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By 42merc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By 42merc
Re: 41 vs 42 woody header

Nickels' Automotive Woodworking Traverse City MI has some good press.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By 42merc
Re: who made this intake

It's an early Weiand.
Notice the nearly vertical port runners, later Weiand intake runners look more like Offy & Edelbrock.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By 42merc
Re: 52 Ford flathead fuel pump push rod

There is the possibility the pump was replaced because of a worn fuel pump lobe on the cam.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,988
Posted By 42merc
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,988
Posted By 42merc
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Y blocks into '49-'53 Fords weren't uncommon back when.
That said, any Y block less than 292 cubes is a wasted effort. I know people will say otherwise, but anything less than a 292 is a boat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By 42merc
Re: NOSE crab distributor cap ???

Drake's caps have / had brass contacts.
One thing to remember is the original design called for a paper gasket between the cap & dist body. Not using one, I believe leads to the common rotor/contact...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By 42merc
Re: NOSE crab distributor cap ???

OEM '42 caps had no internal rib.
Most newer aftermarket caps have the internal rib, the exception being Bob Drakes version. IMO Drake's cap works well.
I also have purchased NORS caps from E Bay...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By 42merc
Re: trans oil

I also use GL5 in my early Ford transmission & rear end. I have monitored the trans for wear of the yellow metals and after 30K plus miles, cannot see any appreciable new wear or the brass dissolving...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By 42merc
Re: Thermostat

I used 8BA stats in my 59A.
Use aviation snips to trim an 1/8" all around, works for me, after all it's just a thermostat not a rocket ship.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By 42merc
Re: 31 sedan delivery

'30-'31 Sedan rear fenders.
This is not a guess, I owned and restored one once upon a time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By 42merc
Re: Axles 1939 Pickup ??

Dick Spadaro's fix - stack a new seal on top of the old one, provides a fresh wear area.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,412
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1CM Merc Crank In A 40?

Stock '40 Ford rod bearings will not fit. Wrong size.
Must use Mercury bearings. They are compatible.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By 42merc
Re: Oil Pan Question?

That pan is tough to keep dry.
Weld it up.
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