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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By RalphG
Re: More Mercury Scenery

Looking good Mark. The maples turn first here too. Leaves starting to fall already. I recorded a bit of video yesterday too. Sort of a rear bumper view. Gives a really nice sound from the straight...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By RalphG
Re: More Mercury Scenery

Thanks Mark. Looking forward to seeing a few pictures of the fall colours there too. I'm hoping to get out for a few more as they turn. Might break a record high temp here in Sask. today. Already...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By RalphG
More Mercury Scenery

Starting to see some fall colours already so I took a short drive in the Merc for some photos.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By RalphG
Re: 52 Rubber Bump Stop

Thanks for the info and pictures. Sounds like an easy fix once I order the new part.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By RalphG
52 Rubber Bump Stop

On the top of the frame under the top suspension arm there is a missing rubber bump stop on my 52 Merc. Shocks are new but on occasion the suspension arm will bottom out on the top of the frame...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By RalphG
Re: 53 with automatic

The Merc/Fordomatic transmissions are pretty tough old machines. My 52, as far as I know is still running the original Mercomatic. Got to be close to 100,000 miles on it. Yes, it has a few leaks but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By RalphG
Re: Junk yards of the '40s '50s

Yes, I meant to comment on the Ute and a few other RHD vehicles must have been from an Aus location.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By RalphG
Re: Junk yards of the '40s '50s

I remember going to a few of those "junkyards" with my dad in the 1960s. Better than a trip to the museum. Sad to think those days are gone. And seeing some of those vehicles that are so collectible...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By RalphG
Re: Exhaust manifolds for flathead Fords

I can't find it now but seem to recall an ad showing a factory dual exhaust set of manifolds for the 8BA engine. Some type of "police interceptor" option for the Mercury engines. My 52 Merc has 8BA...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By RalphG
Re: 1952 Ford Customline 4dr Project

Its true not much interest in 52 sedans like my 52 Merc. But I'd never sell mine and love the external sun visor. Chrome was very thin on 52 models due to shortages of whatever types metal used in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mart takes Old Rusty to Prescott. FULL VERSION.

That stone monument was constructed in memory of the original homesteader (Great Uncle Ernest Nevard of Essex, U.K.) I don't have any good close up photos but this one gives you a bit of a look.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mart takes Old Rusty to Prescott. FULL VERSION.

We actually have some winding dirt road in a scenic valley not far from me that I hope to tour with the Merc and get some video soon.
I've got a very slow and sedate "leaf tour" video through the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mart takes Old Rusty to Prescott. FULL VERSION.

Looking and sounding great Mart. Would be fun to run the Merc on that course too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,576
Posted By RalphG
Re: Risk of using old (over 10 years) tires

I think a lot of tires fail due to running hot because of too low pressure. You can't always tell just by looking at it or tapping the sidewall if the pressure is sufficient.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,576
Posted By RalphG
Re: Risk of using old (over 10 years) tires

In all my years of driving I've never had a tire blow out. And I run them til they look well worn or weather checked. The problem I am seeing is that modern tires are poor quality compared to the old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By RalphG
Re: Is There Any Epoxy That Will Stick To Brass???

I patched a dent/crack in the top tank of my International truck last year with JBweld. It stuck fine but not sure if I got perfect coverage as I still slight dampness around the patch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By RalphG
Re: I finally edited my windshield replacement video. 1941 pickup.

Gives me an idea what to expect if I ever get around to replacing the cracked front glass in my 39. It never goes out in the rain so I don't know if it leaks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By RalphG
Re: Nice day for drive

The external mike for the camera will make a big difference. Mine does not have that. Got the "Ram" suction mount and it holds very well to glass or a clean smooth surface.
This one I shot earlier...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By RalphG
Re: Nice day for drive

Thats a great ride along in the Merc. Reminds me a bit of one of my favourite ol movies "The Long Long Trailer". I've got a few music copyright strikes against my videos but its not a problem unless...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By RalphG
Re: New video from Mart: Shed wrestling.

You almost needed a heavier Ford truck for that job.:-)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By RalphG
Re: New video! Pulling my shed into alignment.

Here I'd just hitch a tractor on to pull the building straight and spike on some diagonal bracing to the studs. Although I see your walls were pretty hard to get to.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mart's 41 pickup. What's that squeak? VIDEO.

I should add that the I phone does shoot nice video. I just find it is little weak on sound. On mine it is so easy to accidentally have my finger covering the mike and making it very low volume The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By RalphG
Re: Dwell Meters

I have a cheap "70s" vintage dwell meter that just connects to the coil and a ground. It works on either 6 or 12 volt. Positive or negative ground.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mart's 41 pickup. What's that squeak? VIDEO.

Nice work Mart. I need someone to track down the annoying squeek in the back of my Merc. I noticed your fenders don't have any welds. It was common to see cracked and welded fenders here. My 39 has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By RalphG
Re: Vapor lock question

I recall my dad talking about vapor lock occasionally on the 52 Merc when it was his daily driver in the 1960s. Maybe today's gas is less subject to it but in the 4 years I have had the Merc back in...
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