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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Crankshaft pulley cross member clearance

Yep its a floor jack fellas!
Interestingly enough it depends upon where you come from too within Australia and New Zealand. Locally we call them floor jacks too.
Dave h
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,232
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Fan Belt Tension Adjuster....

Good idea John,
we also have the problem on a 59 engine with adjusting the smaller fan belt. It is a real fiddly job to get it tight enough and the bracket square to the generator bracket. The only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,516
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Transmission Oil

Rob, I too use the Penrite 85-140 gear oil.
They are a well respected Aussie company that have for years produce oil specifically for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles. I spoke to their tech...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: So whats it for?

Thanks fellas,
I knew that the answer would be here on this site.
I definitely dont need to warm anything up in our climate. It will make a nice conversation piece on the bar top.
Merry Christmas...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By 35ragtop
So whats it for?

Hi guys,
I took this fitting out of the exhaust system (LHS below the manifold) on my 48 Mercury. I would like to know its correct purpose please. To me it would seem that it is for some cold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: 1948 Mercury Hood Hinge Repair

How is the C& G option for quality. Anybody used them ?
Any NOS out there?
Dave
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By 35ragtop
1948 Mercury Hood Hinge Repair

Hi all,
has anyone had success in taking the wobble out of the hood hinge joint as I have marked on the pic.
I know that these are available repros, but I would like to see if heating those rivets...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: 1940 Ford clutch link

Here is a pic of my swap. Ignore the square bar chatter rod. We were mucking about with ideas.
No problems encountered . The swap of the clutch linkage in the gearbox was probably the most tedious....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: clam shell seal

Hi ,
I have used them on two of my vehicles ( 34 and 38 pickups) They worked well for me. Having said that ,I used the traditional seal in my 35 and did 10,000 miles in it without a leak. The cork...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: 10 spline pinion 34 v 35 difference?

To make a 35+ pinion fit into my 34 housing, I had the OD of the later pinion gear turned down. In other words the tell tale sign that you have an earlier pinion than 1935, is that it is smaller OD....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: 1946-1948 Mercury Dash Boards

definately cast and 48s were apparently.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Found On Road Dead

GB, I agree with Brian,
I had mine stumble a few times and die. Towed home and upon investigation found that the rotor had shorted. The spark was going straight through the top into the shaft. (...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: 33/34 rear end

Lawrie if you managed to find quality bearings to fit the 33 banjo, thats a good thing. When I rebuilt my 34 pickup rear it took some time to locate some quality early ones. The repros sold by most...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: 6 Volt Flasher

Hi Kpar,
I have a new one in the box, Bosch brand. Willing to sell it just pm me if interested.
regards
Dave h
( Gold Coast)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Transmission Mount '47 Sedan

I have just done this on my 48 Mercury. I had to undo the wishbone and pack it down with a block of wood to gain access to the nuts holding the 6068 to the chassis. The heads are coach style so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,335
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: FORD/MERCURY 1939-1948...Differences (Re-Boot)

Here is a photo of my 48 Mercury rear axle assembly. There does not appear to be any significant difference to the Ford ones.
My understanding is that the only differences are in the front length,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,335
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: FORD/MERCURY 1939-1948...Differences (Re-Boot)

Excellent effort V8 Coopman. Its good to knowthis stuff when searching for bits.
You mentioned torque tube lenghts for 41-48 Mercury. I have just measured mine out of my 48 Mercury and its 72...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Driveshaft spline wear

I will just clarify my above statement re the parts I replaced. I did replace the ring and pinion but it was to go from a 3.78 to a 3.54, not because of damage. The bearings were stuffed and quality...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Driveshaft spline wear

I tend to agree Lawrie,
after that spring tour that we called in to see you, I pulled the diff out of my 38 because of a noise and found that the ch....se made 6 spline coupling had worn and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Driveshaft spline wear

Rob you could fix that with Araldite! LOL!
I have done some research on those epoxy products. Obviously the more expensive ones, are better , one would hope. locktite Fixmaster Superior Metal is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,376
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Corn head grease

When I did my first driveshaft rebuild, I packed the clamshell, as I assembled things, with dark blue grease, it stayed in place easily and I was able to bolt everything up without it sagging and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By 35ragtop
Driveshaft spline wear

Hi all,
I am wondering if anyone has tried this idea? (1948 Mercury)
The splines on the diff end of my solid driveshaft are worn so that the spline coupling is a bit sloppy. Getting another...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,376
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Corn head grease

I tried packing the clamshell cavity with cornhead grease when I assembled my 38 pickup. I had to freeze the tube of cornhead grease overnight to get it to stay in. Kept falling out because our...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,376
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Corn head grease

Hi Rob,
how do you get that stuff into a clamshell? Via a grease gun or is it too fluid?
Dave
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,132
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Timken Throw out bearings

Another small thing that I found out the hard way, - make very sure that the bearing is pressed on all the way and bedded down squarely with the casting. If it is slightly off square and not all the...
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