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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By supereal
Re: Ford Holden

My youngest son has owned a Holden for years. It is the Aussie version of a Pontiac, only better. With many of the U.S. manufacturers cutting back on both variety and production, it is likely that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By supereal
Re: Tool for removing tapered parts

We use a tool commonly known as a "pickle fork". It is a tapered heavy fork that is placed between the parts and whacked enough to do the job. I still have mine from my days as a Ford mechanic in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By supereal
Re: Coolant additives

Most auto supply stores carry containers of "rust preventer and water pump lube". It is mostly a water soluable oil. I add a can to the system each spring, or when I change the coolant. It isn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By supereal
Re: Using later valves in a '39 flathead

We use Chevy valves when we rebuild flatheads. They are less costly, and easier to find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By supereal
Re: 33/34 Trunk Hinge

C&G lists two versions of the trunk hinges for 33-34, stainless and plated. As for Drake, backorders are common, and often go unfilled, in our experience. During the restoration of my '47...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By supereal
Re: Speedo head lubrication

Use the lube specially made for the job, not oil. It comes in a tube. C&G has it (800/266-0470) as B5A-19581-A, $5.95 if you can't find it locally.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By supereal
Re: 1936 Pickup windshield seal

The windshield seal for all '36 vehicles, except the phaeton, is the 48-761290. C&G also shows a seal with molded corners, 48-701290-BD. This makes installation simpler. The seal goes on the outer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By supereal
Re: fuel pump stand swap

There is a considerable difference in the length of fuel pump pushrods. And there is a difference between iron intake and aluminum intake manifold heights, as well. If you have the C&G catalog, or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By supereal
Re: Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

ARP products are a bit more pricier, but well worth the difference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By supereal
Re: Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

From 38-48 Ford used three lengths of head studs, In 49-53 the 8BA used 20 bolts, 1.94" . In 49-53, 28 bolt engines used 2.62". Mercury, the same. Be aware the studs have different threads on each...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By supereal
Re: 6V Voltmeter

Get a cheap volt/ohm meter if you are not planning a permanent mount. It should be capable of reading a range of voltages. As for current, the best tool is a meter using a a clamp on lead....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By supereal
Re: Vacuum leak

Be careful about using starting fluid, in any case. The main component is usually ether, and is highly combustible, and explosive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,221
Posted By supereal
Re: Uncle Max help

If you are planning to use a triple carb manifold, be sure to use progressive linkage so only the center throttle opens until the linkage is close to wide open.That way you be be able to start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By supereal
Re: Large axle nuts

If you are seeking the large nut on the end of the axle, C&G has them.800/266-0470. Part number 1155A, $1.75. Also order the special washer that goes under the nut. Number 351505-S8. Fifty cents. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By supereal
Re: Fuel sending unit 1948 Tudor Sedan

We install them frequently. It is usually necessary to drill new holes in the mounting flange to allow the sender to be rotated until the float arm and float doesn't contact the edges of the tank,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,887
Posted By supereal
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Be sure that the keyway in the crank pulley isn't damaged, or the key, itself, isn't swedged. If the crank bolt has become loosened at some time, it doesn't take long to do it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,156
Posted By supereal
Re: Barrett Jackson

B/J says that they inspect each vehicle to authenticate the seller's claims. As they collect 8% from the seller, and 10% of the sale price from the buyer, it had better be right! Very few non...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,117
Posted By supereal
Re: Attention distributor rebuilders!

We ordered 6 sets at our shop. Only two were usable. Send them back to the seller so they know about this problem. Most, if not all, are made "offshore" today, as with other parts. You may not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By supereal
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: 524
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: 5
Views: 343
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: 714
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: 628
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: 439
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: 838
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.
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