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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Ford Starter Rebuild

Those are soldered.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Chapter 2. Missing at part throttle.

I can't help but I'm always interested to learn more. I have been trying to figure out a low rpm partial throttle stumble that I am getting on my car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Too much radiator pressure

I suspect that you are using a shallow cap. Probably need a "deep well" cap.
I wouldn't use a 16psi either.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Engine stops when it is hot

I had the exact same problem. I chased what I thought was vapor lock for a month but it turned out to be bad coil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By WABOOM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By WABOOM
Re: 6 volt Generator in 12 volt system

I don't/didn't think it was possible.
I'll be watching this thread.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Optima battery will only chug to 50%

Use a manual charger at 2 amps to get it up 6.5 volts. Then discharge down to 6.2 volts using headlights and then charge it back to 6.3-6.4v
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Hot '53 Mercury flatty

I think it would be ok. But Im not an expert. if it was mine I would try keeping it by replacing the damaged stuff and seeing if it runs ok. If it run fine I would not worry. If it it ran bad then I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Tires... Radial vs bias

The set of Coker Classic's are the only components that are not factory correct on my '51 Mercury. Radials made the car so much more drivable. No regrets.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Attempt two at a sacrificial anode

In the maritime industry, it's pretty common to electrify the hull of ships to prevent corrosion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Removing steering wheel center cap

Update. I got the center cap off! I thought the entire bezel came off counter clockwise... I was wrong. Just the center bullet comes off first. Then there is screws underneath to unbolt the bezel. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By WABOOM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By WABOOM
Removing steering wheel center cap

I am having a difficult time removing the center cap of the steering wheel on my '51. I am using 2 putty knives and I'm terrified of damaging the cap or steering wheel. Maybe not terrified but I'd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By WABOOM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,704
Posted By WABOOM
Re: What Gasoline that has NO ethanol in it?

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

Update: these starters CAN be installed with the drive unit extended in the starting position.
I disassembled the starter and cleaned up everything with electrical cleaner and resurfaced the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By WABOOM
Re: 52 Flathead Radiator

A re-core is 3 times as expensive than a chinese aluminum radiator, but will last 6 times longer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

Jumping it with 12 volts and prying it backed with a large screwdriver worked. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200731/5d285e5d17d6c05b6ee27fcc6360d7ad.jpg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

I'd be hesitant to send 24 volts thru this starter. Would that really be a good idea?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

As I see it... the teeth of the ratchets twist the gear head up the helix, and then ratchets keep the gear engaged until the engine starts. Then the flywheel spins it so fast the drive unit unlocks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Starter for 8BA Flathead with Merc-o-matic

Here's a pic of my Merc-o-matic starter from my '51 https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200731/bb92ec292de9c943fba5295d2e610cff.jpg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

I'm gonna spin it with a 12 volt battery tonight and see if I can bump it back in with more rpms.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

I will try to install it tonight.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

I tested installed the new drive unit onto the starter shaft and spun it up to full speed with jumper cables. I tried several times to nudge the starter gear into retract mode with a lever while...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,221
Posted By WABOOM
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

I took the starter out. Here's a good pic of a Merc-o-matic starter. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200731/10f54523f9624e3dd401b1fef436a602.jpg
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