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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-09-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By Marv
Talking Re: Drilling on carpet for safety belts

I use 1/4 " p1pe and heat it with torch and it will melt through and leave a smooth neat hole.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,789
Posted By Marv
Re: help: Trunk won't open

If you have to take the back seat out to unlock it , maybe you can get that neighbor and stuff his butt in the trunk to open it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By Marv
Re: Converting 6V radio to 12V inexpensively without rruining the radio

That is the way I done mine and it worked for years. Maybe still working. I do not remember amp of the reducer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,961
Posted By Marv
Talking Re: Want o go highway speeds ??? Need opinions.

The only flathead Ford that I ever owned that did not overheat or cracked block was a 47 coupe with the flathead 6. It was not great for gas mileage but it would out run most stock V8s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,738
Posted By Marv
Re: Dwell RPM meter

I recommend the Sun machine as was pictured on the far right. I bought mine new in 1973 and still have it and it still works well. It does not have a battery compartment. You just hook the cables up....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,615
Posted By Marv
Re: A 42 Ford Tractor a friend has?

Super real is right about that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By Marv
Smile Re: 40 radio on 12 volts neg ground

I was told that the radio did not know if it was positive or negative ground. I just put a voltage reducer in line and hooked it up and done the same thing with the gasoline heater, Voltage reducer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Marv
Smile Re: Skirt source

Steel is the only way to go. I bought fiberglass and ended up giving them to a friend that did not care about the cracking and repaired them. Then I bought steel and am very happy with them.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,182
Posted By Marv
Re: Pic of my smashed 56 Fairlane Club Sedan

I would start by making a convertible out of it. I would love to have it to repair for fun.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By Marv
Smile Re: Radials... night and day difference!

There will be a noticeable difference alright if you try any fast driving in curves. The ass will try to get in front of you. Been there and done that. Be careful. :p
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By Marv
Unhappy Re: Left Ignition On in Old Ford

At the very least, the points.. Maybe all 3. Look for a liquid coming out of the condenser and coil. If no liquids you may have lucked out.:(
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,666
Posted By Marv
Talking Re: Are these "Widow Maker" Wheels?

It worked didn't it? LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,939
Posted By Marv
Re: keep my 6 or swap in a 8

I have found that the 6 is more dependable. No overheating, no cracked blocks, run just as fast and just as much power when both are built stock.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Marv
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-24-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Marv
Smile Re: 64 Galaxie ignition lock removal

No trick that I know of. I would spray some P B Blaster into the key slot and into the pin hole and work the key in and out and turn right and left and try the procedure again.:).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,561
Posted By Marv
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-14-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,982
Posted By Marv
Re: FE autolite distributor dwell questions

It is important to check the dwell at the recommended rpm. You set the dwell at 26 cranking the engine with the starter to set the dwell first. Then check the dwell at the recommended rpm. If it is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-13-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,982
Posted By Marv
Smile Re: FE autolite distributor dwell questions

600 rpms is for a standard and 500 for a automatic.
sorry about that. I was a mechanic at a Ford garage when these were new but my memory has slowed down.:)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-13-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,982
Posted By Marv
Re: FE autolite distributor dwell questions

The dwell should be 26* at 600 rpms. Set the timing after you set the dwell.
I hope this helps.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,131
Posted By Marv
Red face Re: Front end alignment on my 38

The front of the fenders need to come up. Shim the inner fender mounts etc.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-24-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,424
Posted By Marv
Smile Re: '55 T-Bird slow warm up

Too low or defective pressure cap or Too high of mixture of antifreeze can cause it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,416
Posted By Marv
Red face Re: 221 cu in 1939 Failed No4 Piston 1

I second that, and a different brand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,062
Posted By Marv
Smile Re: 8-n oil

When i owned one years ago you used mineral oil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 656,324
Posted By Marv
Re: What I Did on My Lunch Hour

Vic, it was *3 and took the 39 for a drive with the Stewart Warner heater on and had my wife and Granddaughter run out . Could not believe they would put out that much heat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,833
Posted By Marv
Re: Happy birthday to me

Happy Birthday Lawson, and hope you have many more. Keep up your work on the old Fords.
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