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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,032
Posted By TomO
Re: John Wolf of Automotive Engineering in Ely Iowa

John Wolf drove his 32 3 window coupe on the 2012 National Tour. His car ran very well and he seemed very knowledgeable about the cars. His son may have the business now.

One of our RG members...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By TomO
Re: Oil Pressure Sending Unit BO - Hepl

The King-Seeley sending unit should match the oil pump max pressure. If you have an 80# oil pump and a 50# sending unit, the gauge will read max all of the time as long as you have normal oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By TomO
Re: Replacement Switch for Heater on 1941 Ford

None of the switches on E-Bay are correct for a 41 Ford hot water heater. The correct switch has screw terminal, not slip on. I do have one for a hot air heater, which only has 1 speed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,154
Posted By TomO
Re: 39 Mercury help

Try posting this request in the Mercury section of the Early Ford V-8 Club site. There are a couple of guys that have restored 39 Mercurys that post there. Here is a link to the Forum
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By TomO
Re: 35 wheel repair

I opened up mine in an inverted "V" manner. The part closest to the wire core is larger than the the part closet to the surface. I also drilled some holes in the side of the opening to give the epoxy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By TomO
Re: clutch adjustment

Adjust the clutch so the the pedal has about 3/4 free play before the throwout bearing contacts the pressure plate fingers.

It sound like you need to reduce the free play.

Your truck may not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,037
Posted By TomO
Re: Help runnin out of ideas

Slow starter is due to low voltage going to the starter or a mechanical problem in the starter.

Check the battery by connecting a meter across it and measuring the voltage while cranking the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,726
Posted By TomO
Re: How to calibrate oil pressure gauge?

Actual oil pressure is not important to me. I just want to know that I have pressure and that it does not change from what is normal for my car. A change from normal, will let me know that something...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By TomO
Re: timeing mark and valvesetting

It might just be my old eyes, but the crank gear looks worn to me.

I use the method that Ford published to set the clearence

Valves open Valve to adjust
4ex & 1in ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,442
Posted By TomO
Re: Ford 94 equalizer valve

I am with the others in saying that the one on the right is an economizer valve. It looks too tall for the 59 and earlier models. Check for interference between the body of the bowl and the threaded...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,850
Posted By TomO
Re: Engine Knock on a 1950 8ba

I had exactly the same problem on a rebuild I had done. I blamed it on the Egge pistons and the machine shop's job of cleaning up the deck. I never resolved the problem as the no. 2 cylinder decided...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,658
Posted By TomO
Re: proper coil/distributor combination for '39

Skip Haney may have an original type coil for your friends car. It will require the balast resister under the dash.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By TomO
Re: 47 ford windshield installation

Here is a link to glass installation procedures.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,356
Posted By TomO
Re: How to set windshield glass in a 37 sedan??

You should have received P/N 20-2261-81 from Steele. It is the same as the 40 Ford Coupe seal. If yours is 1/2" larger, you probably received the P/N 20-7379-81 Seal for the 39-40 Sedan. I had the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By TomO
Re: Help on this engine ID

This post should help

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By TomO
Re: 53 Mercury modification questions

The 59 AB engine is fro the 46-48 Ford and Mercury cars. The trucks changed to the 8BA type engine in 1948. The 51 Pickup engine would work in your 53 Merc. You will have to change the water pumps,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By TomO
Re: Fuel Sending Unit F1

If you have an original sending unit, keep it. It is better than any of the reproductions around. The reproductions do not work very well even after they have been adjusted.

Some causes of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,752
Posted By TomO
Re: Muffler

The Green book shows that the 37-38 muffler interchanges with the 39-40 muffler. This will work for the right side of the pickup, but you may have to have a muffler with different inlet and outlet...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,754
Posted By TomO
Re: Hot water heater paint

Larry Caplan sells a kit that includes the screws and rubber parts for the 40 heater. A phone call works better than an E-Mail or letter.

Larry Caplan
19041 Clymer St.
Northbridge, CA 91326...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,060
Posted By TomO
Re: not car related Walt

Walt, you can set the default type size larger by going to the Control Panel, Click on "Appearance and Personalization" then click on "Display" and select the size that suits your eyes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,751
Posted By TomO
Re: No more D.O.T 5 brake fluid for me

The alcohol will clean the lines and the wheel cylinders of the dot 5 fluid, but I would take the time to rebuild all of the cylinders. If any trace of DOT 5 mixes with DOT 3 or 4, it will coagulate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,596
Posted By TomO
Re: 8ba oil filter top,cant cure BAD leak

Remove the input line from the side of the filter, and then the brass fitting that screws into the filter housing. The fitting should only have about .040" opening for the oil flow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,596
Posted By TomO
Re: 8ba oil filter top,cant cure BAD leak

You may not have the restricted fitting on the input to the filter. The input fitting should have a small passage to restrict the oil flow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,496
Posted By TomO
Re: 41 Mercury - Tail lights not working!

I can't tell the colors of all of the wires in your photo, but the tail light and license light are fed from the black wire. The instrument panel lights are also connected to the same terminal as the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By TomO
Re: Which version is my 1933 V8 ?


The people on this site have a lot of experience on USA made Fords, and little experience on foreign made Fords. So take anything said here with a grain of salt.

Ford did not introduce...
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