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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Starter questions

Here's a visual difference between the 8BA series of starters;


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Heads

Seems to me the limiting factor is the resulting clearance/squish area between piston and head (consensus seems to be .050" minimum.)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1935 Ford Convertible Sedan Pace Car

Three Fedora's and a Straw hat.
Think with all this weight we should change the gear ratio?
I'll give Fordbarn a jingle to find out:):D





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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8-BA Connecting Rods Oil Hole

Regardless of stamped numbers, from shop manual--


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1951 Ford f1 fender skirts

Not factory but most likely after market Foxcraft skirts that just happen to fit the pickup as well as a number of other cars with teardrop shaped fenders.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,431
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Power steering was offered on the '53 OHV six cyl. pickup not sure about the passenger cars.
But from what I could see, I believe the 6 cyl. pulley is 2 grooved for the power steering application....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: LED shop light follow-up

Ya, when I removed my old 8ft. florescent fixtures, they seemed like they were about 20 pounds apiece including the ballasts. (big difference compared to the new ones)
Made a nice pile of scrap...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,431
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Is the advance plate (red arrows) in the distributor up against the stop pins
(green arrows) ?
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,431
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Just for reference this is the dot to keyway location on '50-'51 crank pulley.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: stromberg 97 metal fatigue?

Yep, it sure looks like someone who thought that JB weld was the perfect solution for a broken part, put a layer of it inside to fix it. (guess that didn't pan out to be a permanent solution)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: How to make a copy of a post

To make a copy, after the post selected is diplayed just hit CTRL/P
to print it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,431
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

And of course you have had the vacuum to the vacuum canister disconnected and plugged while setting the timing?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: ground strap for car.

I installed static straps on my car not to prevent shocks or eliminate radio noise but to reduce the airborne dust that is being attracted and deposited on the car body. (It has significantly reduced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 6 Qts. OF OIL In MY 8BA

A little '50 MERC dip stick and oil pan data.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: ground strap for car.

Supposedly the ones made for the purpose are made up from a special rubber compound that attracts and promotes the discharge of static electricity also don't have any internal threads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Whizzernick's Wicked Lift?

Used to use one back in the late '50's in the body shop but never considered using two to lift the whole car off the ground. (score one for improvisation )
But, don't think I would try it outdoors...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: ground strap for car.

Yes, you could use just a wire but it has to be flexible enough to change direction when driving in reverse.
In my case I fabricated my own out of i/8 inch braided cable bolted to the frame.
Or you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Suspect several here have been there

Another reason not to fix leaking wheel cylinders.
Now I know why I have seen so many wheel ants after I switched to DOT5.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: POWDER COATING in Connecticut

Used these people do my rims a number of years ago with satisfactory results.
Just to save travel time I would suggest you do a Google search for powder coaters that may be closer to you.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Suspect several here have been there

This is an example of how they were installed.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=418835&d=1578968307
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,441
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Vibration - rumble

Could be wrong but do I see bare metal where the drum safety bracket wraps around the drum? Possibly rubbing? Or even broken axle?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Anyone....Anyone?????

Before I would use a spray, I would consider using Flex-tape to reinforce it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: leaking brake fittings 47 1 ton pickup

"Now ,the brass block has 6 or so grooves machined into it on both the clamping surfaces ."

Quote from first post.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: How did you do the link cords on your LED's??

Here Ya' go all "tiddied"
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,441
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Vibration - rumble

One thing I have done is put the rear up on jack stands and run it thru the gears.
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