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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By supereal
Re: V8 60 question

We found Ford 60 parts at Little Dearborn in Minnesota. (888)282-2066. As said above, there are two different types of 60's, and different water pumps. We used them as a source when a customer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By supereal
Re: 1953 Sun Distributor Machine - schematic

We have obtained parts for our two Sun machines from Masters. (800)385-5811. They buy, sell, and repair most equipment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By supereal
Re: Choke ahd throttle

I am not sure Don Baxter of Lawerence KS is still in business. He was the source of many hard to find and new old stock items, such as the convertible top counterbalance springs. The phone number I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By supereal
Re: Leather seats

Another good cleaner/conditioner is the Meguire product for the purpose. Spray it on liberally, and allow to sit overnight. Then wipe away any excess with a clean towel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By supereal
Re: Another dumb question

If the distributor was fitted with good quality points and condenser, and the shaft bushings are in good shape, and was set up on a machine, it should go for years without attention. The Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By supereal
Re: Carburetor Issues - School me

The throttle plate in the carb must open and close completely without binding, and the linkage and return spring must also function without binding. If you can see any failure of the throttle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By supereal
Re: rear signal lights.

After my '47 was rear ended, I knew the rear stop and turn lights needed to be upgraded. I found a LED light bar that I mounted on top of the rear license plate. It is also furnished with suction...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 999
Posted By supereal
Re: Running without a torque tube center bearing ?

The failure of the driveshaft center bearing is often due to not getting the place in the center bearing sheath lined up with the hole in the torque tube before reinstalling the grease fitting which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By supereal
Re: removing 78-1175 grease seals from rear brake hubs... what's the trick ?

I assume you are removing the snap ring the holds the seal into place before you attempt to pull the seal. Someone may have put sealer around the edge of the seal, which complicates getting it to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By supereal
Re: Backfire

Be sure that you have the correct carb for the engine. The distributor advance in your car gets the vacuum from a port on the carb, itself, and not raw vacuum from the intake manifold. Backfiring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By supereal
Re: Ballast resistor getting real hot

The stock ballast resistor is calibrated for six volts. When converting to 12 volts you can remove the resistor from the circuit by replacing the coil with one rewound for the higher voltage. Skip...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By supereal
Re: 1948 ford convertible garnish molding question

The original stainless trim is a bit smaller in diameter, but the welting looks good when in place. I did have to make clips where the ends meet. As usual, finding most parts for open cars is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By supereal
Re: 1940 Ford Brakes

Thanks, Randy. I try not to make many mistakes, but when I do, I do try to correct them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By supereal
Re: 1948 ford convertible garnish molding question

We used stainless steel fender welting from C&G (800) 266-0470, part number 48-16070-SS. It costs $3/foot, and you can order just the amount you need.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By supereal
Re: Flathead Storage?

Engines that have been stored for years should be disassembled for inspection to look for rust, hardened sludge, carbon on valve stems, stuck rings, and other problems. Many engines were removed due...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By supereal
Re: Generator output voltage 7.3v drops to 6.6V at battery this normal or not

The contacts in the regulator operate by intermittent (buzzing) contact. Efforts to change the settings without the necessary equipment almost always results in replacement of the regulator. Be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By supereal
Re: 1940 Ford Brakes

On the Lockheed style brakes, the short (primary) shoe goes toward the rear of the vehicle. That shoe is driven by the small end of the cylinder. I apologize for the mixup If you doubt this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By supereal
Re: Shocking horn!

Just put a low Ohms resistor in series with the wire from the button or horn ring.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By supereal
Re: Strange Ford Wrench

I have several odd wrenches in my tool box. They were made during my stint as a Ford mechanic very long ago. We made them by heating the wrench, or cutting and welding them to enable getting to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
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Views: 719
Posted By supereal
Re: Psi

Caution is required if you are using stock rims with radials, particularly if you are driving at highway speeds for long intervals, as tire temperature rises considerably from tire flex and road...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By supereal
Re: wheel cylinders for hydraulic brakes

The problem with "off shore" parts is that the manufacturers were often just furnished a diagram. They didn't have a clue what they were making, so mistakes are common in fit and finish. We have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By supereal
Re: NOSE crab distributor cap ???

They were a 1942 year only. Hotrodders liked the appearance, so they remain in circulation. It is sometime forgotten that the "crab" caps require the correct rotor, which is not the same as the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,148
Posted By supereal
Re: Greasing

The usual problem when kingpins won't take grease is that at sometime the bushings were replaced and they were not drilled for access for the grease, or the holes were too small. The holes are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By supereal
Re: idle speed screww

Check the idle screws for damage from over tightening. The point of the screws should be free from the "rings" made by clinching them down into the seats. Idle screws should always turn down easily...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By supereal
Re: wheel paint

Most wheels should be bead or sand blasted before application of primer and paint. We prefer farming out the job to a local powder coating shop. Looks better and lasts longer than paint alone.
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