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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Re: Merc-O-Matic / fluid in torque converter

This is a used transmission that I installed. It had been drained and refilled, and I think there's some fluid in the TC. I just wanted to confirm I wasn't going to be ruining this thing if didn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Re: Merc-O-Matic / fluid in torque converter

Great, this is good news. Thank you for the quick replies. I did not know that a '51 & '53 transmission had some internal differences.

Are these Merc-O-Matics fairly easy to rebuild? I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Merc-O-Matic / fluid in torque converter

Hello Noble Ford Barn friends,
I've got a '51 8BA with a '53 Merc-O-Matic in my '51 Mercury. When the transmission is reassembled into the car, is it necessary to put some fluid into the torque...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,209
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Flathead Temperature Sending Units - 6V or 12V?

Hello Everyone,
I need some clarification, please. I have an 8BA in a '51 Mercury. I've converted it to 12V. I've purchased 6V reproduction wiring harnesses for engine and dash/body. I'm using a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,185
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Re: 8BA Flathead fan belt widths

I learned some good info, I'm glad I asked. I assumed a wide belt would be stronger. I don't have to change it to a wide belt, but I'm investigating.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,185
Posted By Detroit Flathead
8BA Flathead fan belt widths

Will a 3/8" belt work in a 5/8" pulley?
Will a 5/8" belt work in a 3/8" pulley?
Dumb questions, I know, but I'm curious.

I currently have an 8BA Flathead using 3/8" belts/pulleys. I need to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Re: ... and the Flathead roared to life

To see more of the rest of the car, jump on over to the jalopy journal here:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=641282
It's the link to my build thread, a 1951 Mercury coupe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Re: ... and the Flathead roared to life

Thanks guys, I wanted to get a good Flathead video like #3. The flames out of the headers is just cool! The engine paint is a high temp paint, either 1300 or 2000 degrees ( I can't remember at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Detroit Flathead
... and the Flathead roared to life

I finally assembled and installed everything necessary to start up my 8BA for the first time last night. It was awesome. I bought this engine last summer, and took some of it apart to clean it up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,756
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Re: Flathead 8BA Wiring Help - Temporary Start Up

Thanks guys, for your info. I'm going to go ahead and get the 12V coil, and a few other things to make this easier. I do plan on going to a negative ground with the 12 volt conversion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,756
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Flathead 8BA Wiring Help - Temporary Start Up

I'm in need of the expertise you guys have. Electrical is not my strong suit, and I've never done what I am trying to do. I've done some searches, but I haven't found what I need. I just want to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Re: Starter for 8BA Flathead with Merc-o-matic

Merc Cruzer,
Thanks for the picture and info.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Re: Starter for 8BA Flathead with Merc-o-matic

Thanks you for your replies, gentlemen.

51 Merc-CT: That starter looks like it would fit. My Merc-o-matic is from a '51 Merc. Thank you for the picture.

Bruce Compton: I'm interested in yours.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By Detroit Flathead
Starter for 8BA Flathead with Merc-o-matic

I recently learned that a 1951 Mercomatic / Fordomatic starter has different mounting with a tab for a bolt sticking out from main body, a different drive assembly, and different toothcount. I'm...
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