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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By RalphG
Re: EAB flathead, noise pushing it under load

I remember years ago when we had an old tractor that would squeek under load. It was the head gasket leak causing the noise. I don't recall if it had any other signs of leakage except the squeek.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By RalphG
Re: Back to the scheduled programme. 41pu gets a new fuel gauge.

Watched and liked Mart. I wondered about the ending until you said here what it was.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By RalphG
Re: late flathead oiling?

I'll have to take a look at the seized 53 Mercury engine I have sitting on a stand in the shed and see what it has. I know it had the original filter arrangement. Same as the 52 that I drive. For...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By RalphG
Re: 6 volt turn signals ????

Signal stat was a popular name brand in add on signal light kits back before signals were common on vehicles. I've got a couple of them on fifties IH trucks. Also salvaged another one from a rusted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By RalphG
Re: Looking Like Winter

We pretty much did. Been a long time since I've seen 74 degrees. Early September I think.
I was a bit disappointed to find that the driving video through yesterday's snow did not turn out. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By RalphG
Looking Like Winter

Its not unheard of to have snow for Halloween but this looks and feels more like December. The old Merc hadn't run for over a month but fired up without too much trouble in the 12 degree temps. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By RalphG
Re: Lets play guess the home made tool. What does it do?

Reminds me a bit of the very crude hub puller I made for the rear axle of my 59 IH pickup. Yours looks much more refined than mine but it did work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By RalphG
Re: antifreeze?

It is a bit confusing with how many colours of anti freeze there are now. Besides the old green, I have some red, some yellow. Some recommended for diesel engines. On light duty gas engines I've been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By RalphG
Re: Winter Storage

All my stuff sits out in the unheated sheds through our Sask. winters and seems to be just fine next spring. Of course water based products won't work well when frozen but ok once they thaw.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mart's 41 pickup: Broken axle investigation. VIDEO

That hub puller was impressive. Never seen one like it and wish I'd had one when I pulled a rear hub on my 39. I used the old crab style 2 (or was it 3?) jaw puller which worked but not easy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By RalphG
Re: I broke my truck! Now on VIDEO!

You got lucky with that axle Mart. Could have been a disaster for sure. I've got a spare axle in a 38 Deluxe parts car if mine ever breaks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By RalphG
Re: Drag it home...Eastern Oregon find

Nice one! What happened to the "wide fives"? Somebody updated the axles and hubs maybe?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By RalphG
Re: A new idea from Mart. Mart's Real Hot Rods. On Youtube.

Hi Mart
Liked and commented already on the video. Music can be a nice background but its hard to please everybody. I've done it on a few of my videos but of course if it is copyrighted music Youtube...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By RalphG
Re: Fall In The Rockies

Is that left side exhaust manifold a special after market part? I don't recall dual exhaust being an option on the 52-53 Mercs. My front cross over pipe has a small hole burnt in it that might be an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By RalphG
Re: 60 Years With The Merc

A lot of the credit goes to the little guy with his head sticking out the driver's window. My little brother , by the late seventies was a certified heavy duty mechanic and he took on the project of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By RalphG
60 Years With The Merc

According to the original bill of sale, my dad bought the 52 Merc 60 years ago on October 16th (tomorrow). So I put together a few vintage photos and some newer driving video to mark the occasion. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By RalphG
Re: Fall In The Rockies

I figured it was probably a cold weather issue. Does yours have the heat riser control down in the right side exhaust manifold like mine has?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By RalphG
Re: Fall In The Rockies

What a great scenic video (and sound). Was that a slight stumble when you hit the gas at the 3:30 mark? I'm guessing you have a good working heater in the Merc. Mine has been disconnected as I think...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By RalphG
Re: Merc Suspension Bumpers

Actually I was a little surprised how easy the fit. I was doing a test fit before I applied heat and dish soap but they just popped in by hand.
So I am hoping it stays in place and does not pop out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By RalphG
Merc Suspension Bumpers

Got the new rubber suspension bumpers for the front of the Merc in the mail today. C&G Ford got them here with no problem. Now to see if I can install without any hitches. Maybe I'll record a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By RalphG
Re: Young guy driving '36 sedan video no music

That was some great driving video. No music necessary when you've got the sound of a flathead V8 and it's low restriction exhaust. Takes a lot of work to make a video that good.
More specifications...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,202
Posted By RalphG
Re: Amount OF TIME TO BUILD YOUR CAR

Its 5 years since I hauled the rusty 52 Merc out of the woods. Anybody looking at it today might ask when am I going to start fixing it up? Only I know what a lot I've done already to get into good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By RalphG
Re: Catch up with my 41 pu rolling resto. VIDEOS.

Too bad about the window glass break. You needed a helper on the other side. I actually carved one out of a sheet of plexiglass to fit the vent window on my Merc sedan. Could probably do the same for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By RalphG
Re: Catch up with my 41 pu rolling resto. VIDEOS.

Mart that 41 cab is in nice shape. My 48 Merc truck has rusted a hole right through just above the rear window. I suspect mice have nested in there many years ago. Of course windows are pretty far...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By RalphG
Re: Psi

I seem to recall 24 psi recommended for the early fifties Fords on bias ply tire. I've run up to 30 psi in the steel belted radials I have on the original Mercury rims but its like running on solid...
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