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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
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Re: 1936 Vacuum Assisted Brakes

Many years ago we installed a vacuum brake booster on a '37 firetruck for a nearby town. It had an onboard water tank and would be very hard to stop. It did the job, but failed to release one time...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By supereal
Re: 1940 frame patch pieces

Chassis Engineering at West Branch, Iowa, is long gone. Someone may have bought out their name and stock, but I have no info. They used to be close to my building, and would come over to see and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By supereal
Re: 1938 convertible quarter panel stainless

The answer is "maybe", as the open car bodies were often outsourced due to the limited production numbers of these models. At one time Drake carried side trim for the '39 convertible coupes and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By supereal
Re: Repairing frame rust

A patch won't cure the problem, as the advanced rust has almost surely compromised past the location of the holes. The length of the frame before and after the damage should be reinforced by adding...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By supereal
Re: Mitchell overdirve in a 37

For my Ryan overdrive, I substituted a power takeoff cable for the floor lever supplied No cutting etc, My car has the usual 3:78 rear axle, and I picked a 3-1 reduction. Fine on the highway, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By supereal
Re: Holly 94 carbs

If your Holly 94 has evident wear at the throttle shaft, it may be time to invest in a replacement. Excellent new ones are available, and usually will enhance performance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By supereal
Re: cooper tires

Cooper tires are fine, They also reduce road noise, we have found, when properly balanced and inflated to spec.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By supereal
Re: Electronic distributor for 1939 Ford 1/2tn pick-up

Be aware that some electronic ignition systems are affected by poorly controlled system voltage and under hood temperatures, reducing performance. At our shop we have removed some of those to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,493
Posted By supereal
Re: Testing Helmet On Sun Machine

The initial timing is, in fact, determined by the offset coupling to the camshaft. The advance affects timing, of course, via the weights on the point plate. We adjust that on the Sun machine by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By supereal
Re: Optima 6V battery charge

We use the Battery Tender all winter. It keeps our Optima batteries ready for the next drive. Most of our Optimas last years with no problems. Glass Mat batteries require low charging rates to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 968
Posted By supereal
Re: 8BA doesnt have power

A defective condenser will seriously affect engine power. This is because a weak or open condenser will not allow the coil to be fully charged, resulting in a weak spark at the plugs. We reuse...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By supereal
Re: Leaf Spring Prep...

It is OK to spray both sides of the spring leaves, except for the exposed surfaces on the top and bottom of the assembled spring, where it is exposed to road dirt. The primer will not interfere with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By supereal
Re: Is this a bad idea?

Trying to use a solvent, gas or other, with the engine in the car is not a good idea. If any of the sludge is dissolved, it will be circulated in the system where it can cause bearing damage. When...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By supereal
Re: 47 ford door lock

You got that right, TJ. Removing a rusted lock set screw ranks with the most frustrating jobs. The inside of the doors is subjected to rain, causing the inevitable rust. Before you tackle such a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By supereal
Re: Studs on Sunday. Final part of the stud removal saga. VIDEO.

We remove broken studs by wire welding a nut to the end, if visible, or a bolt, if not. The heat will release the threads, allowing the stub to be backed out. Don't drill the stud, as you risk...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,493
Posted By supereal
Re: Testing Helmet On Sun Machine

Setting points on a Sun machine does not require that a coil be used. The procedure is to first be sure the machine is calibrated, then block one set of points as the distributor is run, set the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By supereal
Re: Putting Electric Fuel pump in the tank of my 42

I use the inline electric pump sold by C&G. 11A-9350 E-6 for six volt systems, E-12 for 12 volts. The one in my '47 has lasted, without trouble, for 25 years. The in-tank pumps arrived when fuel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,657
Posted By supereal
Re: Warning - Sophisticated Scammer Trolling the Want Adds

Many, if not most, scammers use a "spoof" unit to show a false number on the caller ID, so trying to get a reliable "fix" on the caller is usually unreliable. Even "bank checks" are being...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By supereal
Re: Buying a car out of Canada

Have you personally inspected the car you plan to buy, or have someone you trust do it? Without it, you should not proceed. Getting redress on a vehicle sold in the US can be complicated if problems...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By supereal
Re: speedometer cleaning/repair on my '41 PU

At our shop, we send speedometers and other instruments to Bob's Speedometer in Michigan. Call them for an estimate. 800/592-9673. Years of experience and reliable service.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By supereal
Re: 1941 Merc Carb Kit wanted/needed

You will find the kit for your '41 Merc at C&G (800/266-0470). ask for 59A-9590-HQ, V8, "94", $41.95. If your carb is beyond rebuilding with a kit, often the case with original or very old carbs, a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,274
Posted By supereal
Re: KR Wilson Essential Tools for Flathead V8's

The extent of "must have" tools depends of the type of service work you intend to do yourself. If you are not going to so engine work, you probably don't need those. For routine maintenance, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By supereal
Re: 47 ford door lock

The hole for the set screw that retains the lock is usually hidden behind the weather strip around the door. Pry back the strip in the area in line with the door lock to locate it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By supereal
Re: Obsolete & Classic Auto Parts, Inc Experience

We use C&G. They will tell you if the item is in stock, and whether it will ever be restocked if unavailable. That is why we use their phone line to talk with them, rather than email.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By supereal
Re: Tutorial: patch repair to worn pinon splines '37

Use only the special hardened pin to connect the pinion to the driveshaft. It is part number 48-4607. It works for both 6 and 10 splines. but the 10 must be cut shorter for the 6. $1.95 at C&G ...
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