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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By skidmarks
Re: Zephyr overdrive into 1940 Ford?

Right, i know from experience and i wont be switching back. The T5 is worlds apart from the merc

The reason I used the S10 transmission at the time, it was free for towing off the entire truck. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Zephyr overdrive into 1940 Ford?

T5, shifts smother and less of a jump between gears. Car has a stock 8BA and a 3.55 rear and i dont use 1 st gear in the T5
None of the extra stuff with the overdrive on the T5 that the merc has
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Zephyr overdrive into 1940 Ford?

I had a 40 ford with a 50 merc overdrive. The transmission is basically the same size but open drive.

The entire center of the X memeber was opened up but the rails were intact. The lower flange...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By skidmarks
Re: BeeHive oil filter, Original

Mine has a bronze element and i never found a cartridge filter that fit.
Everyone that i have talked to said they never seen the bronze element. I wash it out in gasoline when i change the oil....
Forum: Early V8 04-03-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By skidmarks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By skidmarks
Re: flathead mercury EAC engine info needed

Adjustable tappets?
The majority of junk motors i have taken apart recently have had them. Could just be my luck. The rest is based on actual sales.

A flashlight and a 1/2" wrench would answer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By skidmarks
Re: flathead mercury EAC engine info needed

The bell housing alone is worth $125 to $150. Its a one year only bellhousing.

Its also got the truck intake manifold and carburetor

Easiest way to tell if it has a merc crank is roll it on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Fenderwell Headers SBC 40 Pick Up Help

I found a set on ebay that were stainless and pretty cheap and the quality was good. Only thing i ran into was the angle of the collector flange. Of course they were corona brand in a generic box....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Who lightens flywheels? Looking for a shop

Scatter sheild. One of the old hotrods i have, the removable toeboard is fabricated out of 4 pieces of 1/4" plate.
Who really beats on these cars that hard anymore?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Who lightens flywheels? Looking for a shop

Ive done them. Used a ford industrial 4 cyl in a model A and they have a massive flywheel. Cut 13 lbs off it. Just takes awhile.

When i did one for a early flathead, cut the end off a junk...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

Thats what im going to do. when im done i got a fresh taper, keyway and threads
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

The biggest issue i keep running into is the damaged and chewed up threads. Some have some issues on the taper that could be dressed up .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

Thanks for the input,

Toughness of the material, hard as the wheel bearing surfaces?

Making the taper and key from scratch could be pretty challenging but having the original to work from and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

With a taper attachment it shouldnt be a issue. Final fit, some blueing and some lapping compound would show the fit.

I know a phone call is all i need to do to buy a set. Im looking for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By skidmarks
Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

Has anyone had success in cutting down the later 42 to 48 axles to use in a 37 to 40 rear?

Laying them side by side it looks to be enough material unless im missing something.

I got a pile of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Maine Machine Shop to Replace wheel Bearing Races?

Another thing, the replacement sleaves are much harder then the original, once you replace them chances are you won't have to change them again.

The maintenance performed on these cars today is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Maine Machine Shop to Replace wheel Bearing Races?

Pilot was a tight fit but not hammered in. It worked better
Then the bull nose pilot i had.

I was fixing a set that were pitted on the bottom but didnt have alot of wear and was able to find a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Maine Machine Shop to Replace wheel Bearing Races?

Thats the approximate wall thickness of the sleave, so divide that in half when turning the original down.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Maine Machine Shop to Replace wheel Bearing Races?

Roughly .135

You have to measure each one but thats a close enough estimate to give them a idea .

The mac version is like double that making the original pretty thin and sketchy.
Make sure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Maine Machine Shop to Replace wheel Bearing Races?

You dont need a super large lathe. About a 18" swing. I ve done them with a carbide tool bit. Center the bell end in a 4 jaw chuck and made a pilot for the wheel bearing end. And dial it in. Takes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By skidmarks
Re: 1941 Ford Pickup Door window

Remove the window regulator from the door amd leave it inside. The window get turned 90 degrees and dropped in from the outside of the truck. Takes some wiggling and easier with 2 people. Once you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By skidmarks
Re: A bit of machining. Re-drilling a flywheel.

I was taught how to lay them out with a pair of dividers and dykem. Need a center pilot the same plane as the clutch surface.

Need to counter bore the hole for the shoulder on the bolt.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,532
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Well...this ain't good

Had a set that were done that way and then they too got the threads pulled out (rough life) fixed them by welding the holes up, spot faced them in the mill then redrilled them back to 14mm. Old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,532
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Well...this ain't good

Thats a easy in the car fix.

That V10 ford had for awhile were good for the same issue and a lot hard to get to.

I like the nickle-ease supposed to be good for higher temperature.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By skidmarks
Re: Are these rear fender 1938 Standard

Well the obvious difference in 37 and 38 a blind man could tell , what i was saying is there were a number of different rear fenders in those 2 years depending on body style were 39 and up has one...
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