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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By cadillac512
Re: D44 R&P pattern

I'd say it will run and be quiet...but if it were mine I'd try to get the backlash at .008-.009 by moving the pinion a touch and see if it moves that bottom line up and softens it some. Have to watch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Turn Signal Kit ?

If a '41 Merc counts then I'm your guy. Mine is 12v but the unit does not care either way. Neg or Pos grd either one is fine as well.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Turn Signal Kit ?

This is a VERY nice kit. ^^^^^^ Works flawlessly.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,609
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Fan came apart!!

Now that's just plumb fancy.:rolleyes:
Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Re-torque head nuts

The trouble with thread sealers is that they are typically made to seal tapered threads (pipe threads). What is needed on a straight thread (like a stud going to water) is a sealer that "sets up" or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Rear brakes 40

The side of the front shoe was rubbing the drum? Is that hold-down clip in the center of the shoe in the correct position? Looks a bit "off" in the pic.


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By cadillac512
Re: PCV VALVE SYSTEM for 8BA with Early Intake Manifold

Well done, Coop and Heard! That's nice work,and good thinking. Should function perfectly.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,505
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Camshaft Movement

I wonder why an early camshaft + adapter was used (twice!) rather than the correct 8BA style which is correct for this engine. That really puzzles me...


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By cadillac512
Re: To pal nut connecting rod or not

I toss the pal nuts. No loctite necessary either. A properly torqued fastener will not come loose.

Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,076
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Where does your 53 Ford run?

Typically an engine overheating at lower speeds or at idle is an airflow problem,whereas an overheating problem at speed with more load on the engine is usually radiator (dirty) or coolant flow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,659
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Michael- I agree as well. I reground an original set of non adjustable lifters when I recently built my 8CM (We have a Sunnen tappet grinder at work). Really doesn't take much stock removal to make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Rough spot

I'd try removing the belt(s) and running it first. Could be something up front out of balance. As for a "balancer" for the front of the crank...not really since the engine is internally balanced and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 49 ford 3 speed and overdrive

Bob's correct. Hooked to the solenoid batt side, the charging current will flow straight to battery without registering on the meter, which will only show discharge when loads are applied.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 49 ford 3 speed and overdrive

If your alternator output wire is hooked to the starter solenoid, your ammeter won't show charge. Can you check voltage at the battery (not amps on the dash gauge) when lights and OD are on? That...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1941 Ford pickup seat

https://www.mccartys.com/product/standard/


I use one of these in my '41 Merc. Huge difference! Not cheap but absolutely fixes the seating /sore back problem.

Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 47 pickup second gear pops out

Dot 3 will mix with water and look like milky water...silicone won't and will separate when you try to mix them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,274
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Installing Rear Hub On A '40

And thanks for the math,Floyd. It's good stuff,and as I've always said: It's Math,not Magic!



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,748
Posted By cadillac512
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

In my opinion, you and murre had the correct answers and procedures in posts #10 and #11.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,274
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Installing Rear Hub On A '40

So no amount of fool-proofing will overcome the efforts of a sufficiently motivated fool? Darn...:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 255 merc excessive ring end-gap?

A .040" set of rings is .010" larger in diameter than your .030" set. Multiply the .010" difference by Pi and you get approx .031" more circumference. Should be more than enough (with some filing) to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,274
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Installing Rear Hub On A '40

Correct! I've built rear axle assemblies for drag cars and that's the way to choose what axle strength is required for a particular engine/trans/torque level/gear ratio. That first gear ratio is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,726
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Am I installing my flathead starter correctly?

5/16-18 (standard coarse thread).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Running Rich

Also, check the MAP sensor for a leaky hose or a bad sensor. Fords rely heavily on the MAP to control mixture. You need a Hertz (cycles pr second) sensor to test it...it varies frequency rather than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 239 / 2gc idle issues

Ok. Something's not right in the tuning if a lower idle can't be achieved. Maybe a vacuum leak (although rich running doesn't point to that) or maybe an idle circuit problem in the Rochester. That...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 239 / 2gc idle issues

1. Are you running a stock cam? A performance cam will exaggerate this problem.



2. Is the timing set at approx 4 degrees at idle speed?


3. Does the engine try to die when put in gear...
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