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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: 1953 Ford Sunliner with power steering problem

If you want to test the piston in place, (this will be a bit messy) just take the two hoses off the piston and use air. You might want to disconnect the ram, to allow it to move freely. If the ram...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: 1953 Ford Sunliner with power steering problem

I purchased my system from a gentlemen on the east coast, then rebuilt it and installed it in my 53' Merc, that was originally a manual steering system. A few more pages from the repair manual for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: 1953 Ford Sunliner with power steering problem

Maybe these will help. Does your new piston have the small tube that goes from end to end? (see picture #2 below) What was the issue that caused you to change out the piston?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: 1953 Ford Sunliner with power steering problem

What was the issue with the old piston. They can be disassembled and resealed.

My bet would be a blown seal in the control valve, allowing all the pressure/fluid to go one way. Air in the system,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Decarbonize engine

I would guess it question is, can you spray water in it, with a super charger on it, while it is running.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Decarbonize engine

Every time I come back from Denver, I have to climb over 3,000 ft in 13 miles. The gas pedal spends most of its time pretty close to the floor. The drive in itself is probably self cleaning.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Decarbonize engine

Thanks guys. Awhile back I bought a bore scope that hooks to my phone. It is not great but from the images I could get, the top of the pistons don't look too bad. At least not as bad as I would have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Decarbonize engine

I have recently corrected an extended issue of an over rich carburetor. Now I would like to decarbonize the engine. I was watched videos of using water down the carb (steam) and Seafoam (hotsoak).
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

I always try to provide a followup after correcting an issue.

The flooding issued is now resolved, with the correct setting of the floats. I had a chance to take it out this morning for a 20 mile...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 829
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: 52 v8 flathead heater

Good to hear, stay warm.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Flathead heater continued

I think all of the sediment just settled down to the bottom of the hose into the water pump. I wouldn't be surprised if the hose was clogged up an inch or two.

If the hose is clogged at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Flathead heater continued

When I first bought my car, the heater was just one of the things that didn't work. The car has sat for well over 10 years. When I decided to rebuild the engine I de-rusted many of the parts to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Flathead heater continued

You might pull the hose where it goes back into the water pump, to see if you get water through the heater system. It is possible that the pipe going into the water pump could be clogged.

This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Flathead heater continued

Once it stops snowing and warms up a bit, that is exactingly what I was going to do, sicne my heater works perfectly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

Sal,

I am assuming that the idle tubes and the well tubes (attached picture top left and right) are one size only for this carburetor, since they are not marked with a size.

Should the main...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: 1941 Ford LED tail lights

You will find then here:

https://www.ledlight.com/6-volt-positive-ground-automotive-led-lights.aspx
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

I am currently running 54's, as they are supposed to be appropriate for 5,000-10,000 ft. Most of the car shows and cruses are in Denver - 5,280 ft. Coming home from Denver involves a 13 mile section...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

Yes, that is the tube that has been blocked off. I agree, and I thought of that when I initially blocked off the heat riser. I decided to turn the choke to totally lean, thereby neutralizing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

I can confirm that the float valve was not closing and the bowl was being overfilled. That has now been corrected.

I would take it that the blocking off of the heat riser would not have caused...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

Any thoughts on a blocked off heat riser and the car running rich? I block off the heat riser in the summer to reduce the heat on the carb. But now it is Fall/Winter. My search of prior "heat riser"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,447
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: FORD vs FERRARI

Here Here! Well said!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

Sal,

Any insights you can provide to this carburetor?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

First let me thank all of you for your information and patience.

I took the top off the carb today and found the level way less that 1/2" from the top. I tried resetting the float to correct the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 829
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: 52 v8 flathead heater

I don't think the valve would normally be open, because you would have heat all the time. I was under the impression that when you applied vacume to the valve it opened it. I could be wrong though.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 829
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: 52 v8 flathead heater

The heat control lever on the dash, just controls the amount of vacuum to the valve. Hence it can be fully open for max heat of partially open for less heat.

It would seem the easiest test would...
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