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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
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Re: Helmet distrib

The timing is preset by the coupling of the distributor to the camshaft by the offset that fits between the distributor and the cam, and is not adjustable. The important setting is the "dwell", or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By supereal
Re: 1947 convertible

A hot wire is caused by a high resistance in that circuit. A bad connection somewhere is the usual culprit. It can be a loose terminal at a component, such as a switch or connector. A common cause...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By supereal
Re: Can I get some help? Brake drum (axle) retainers.

For those without the equipment, skill, or interest in making rear drum retainers, they are available for 39-48 cars, and 39-47 pickups at C&G (800/266-0470) as item number 91A-2215. They mount by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By supereal
Re: Convertible Tops

We used LeBaron-Bonney tops for many years, but since they have folded (no pun intended), Perhaps Cartouche. I would try Hydro-E-Lectric 800/343-4261. If anyone knows who does tops, they will.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By supereal
Re: Marmon Herrington info and snogo

There is a good article on the four wheel drive conversion in an issue of the Hagerty magazine published by the Hagerty Insurance Company of Grand Traverse Michigan. It has history of the M-H...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By supereal
Re: Clutch chatter....

At our machine shop we have a "flywheel grinder" designed for the job. We resurface all flywheels to remove evidence of wear. It does reduce clutch chatter, of course, but that is a product of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,151
Posted By supereal
Re: Rear Hub Puller

The Winfield Tool Works puller can't be beat. I have had mine for many years. I know they are expensive, but there is no such thing as good, cheap, tools. A bent drum or ruined axle threads is not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By supereal
Re: Chassis paint recommendations?

The best way to paint a chassis is powder coating, if you have the body removed. We don't use POR. In spite of meticulous preparation, it doesn't last.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By supereal
Re: 221 connecting rods

Be sure that the crank is not damaged, and the journals are properly sized We grind a lot of cranks at our shop, and many, if not most, have been reground at some time. It is not rare to find that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By supereal
Re: Trash Can Condeners Tubman

If you can find a Sun tach with the sender included, that is a good set up. I see them now and then at swap meets, but many, if not most, don't have the sender box with them. You can try Bob Masters...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By supereal
Re: 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible

I found a set of counter balance springs from Don Baxter in Lawerence Kansas. He had some made when he was restoring his '46 convertible. I don't know if he sold them all. I never tried to raise...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By supereal
Re: Speedo cable

Most speedometers rely on the die cast housing to hold the cable in place. After years and miles, they often permit the cable end to wobble, binding and breaking the the inner cable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By supereal
Re: Installing Offy heads

If the heads are not new, have a good machine shop check them, and resurface if necessary. We find that many aluminum heads are warped enough to cause problems. Check each spark plug hole threads,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By supereal
Re: Make it Stop! ('46 Deluxe)

Old Ford brake systems can be difficult to fully bleed because the master cylinder is below the wheel cylinders. With patience, and a couple of gallons of fluid, it can be done. Before you go...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By supereal
Re: V8 60 question

We found Ford 60 parts at Little Dearborn in Minnesota. (888)282-2066. As said above, there are two different types of 60's, and different water pumps. We used them as a source when a customer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By supereal
Re: 1953 Sun Distributor Machine - schematic

We have obtained parts for our two Sun machines from Masters. (800)385-5811. They buy, sell, and repair most equipment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By supereal
Re: Choke ahd throttle

I am not sure Don Baxter of Lawerence KS is still in business. He was the source of many hard to find and new old stock items, such as the convertible top counterbalance springs. The phone number I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By supereal
Re: Leather seats

Another good cleaner/conditioner is the Meguire product for the purpose. Spray it on liberally, and allow to sit overnight. Then wipe away any excess with a clean towel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By supereal
Re: Another dumb question

If the distributor was fitted with good quality points and condenser, and the shaft bushings are in good shape, and was set up on a machine, it should go for years without attention. The Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By supereal
Re: Carburetor Issues - School me

The throttle plate in the carb must open and close completely without binding, and the linkage and return spring must also function without binding. If you can see any failure of the throttle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By supereal
Re: rear signal lights.

After my '47 was rear ended, I knew the rear stop and turn lights needed to be upgraded. I found a LED light bar that I mounted on top of the rear license plate. It is also furnished with suction...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,177
Posted By supereal
Re: Running without a torque tube center bearing ?

The failure of the driveshaft center bearing is often due to not getting the place in the center bearing sheath lined up with the hole in the torque tube before reinstalling the grease fitting which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By supereal
Re: removing 78-1175 grease seals from rear brake hubs... what's the trick ?

I assume you are removing the snap ring the holds the seal into place before you attempt to pull the seal. Someone may have put sealer around the edge of the seal, which complicates getting it to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By supereal
Re: Backfire

Be sure that you have the correct carb for the engine. The distributor advance in your car gets the vacuum from a port on the carb, itself, and not raw vacuum from the intake manifold. Backfiring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By supereal
Re: Ballast resistor getting real hot

The stock ballast resistor is calibrated for six volts. When converting to 12 volts you can remove the resistor from the circuit by replacing the coil with one rewound for the higher voltage. Skip...
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