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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: engine rebuilder near Redding California

I gave Gary Howard at Flathead City $5k in Oct 2018. He delivered me NOTHING but excuses. He hasn't answered the phone in 6 months.

I hear tell I'm not the only one. PM me for recommendations.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 12v Headlight problem

Thanks - I'm going to rebuy some bulbs (Sylvania H6024) as it sounds like I got a pair of strange ones.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,996
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

Well I got a little of my money back but he still owes me my deposit - which is sizeable. I sensed bad news but people said he did great work and he had a great web site. I ignored my intuition, in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Paul Bennett
Water Temp Sensor for Electric Fan

In my new engine I wish to retain the original temperature sensors for the dash gauge. And the passenger side head will have a heater hose emanating from it. So far so good.

I'm wondering where...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 12v Headlight problem

I put a 12v 7" sealed beam bulb on a clean workbench with a 12v battery and voltmeter. Connect battery -12v to the ground terminal of the bulb per diagram above and +12v to the hi beam terminal. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Paul Bennett
12v Headlight problem

I bought a set of 7" 12v headlights and found the hi and low beam filaments joined instead of being two separate filaments with a common ground. The result when applying voltage to the hi beam...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: PayPal and eBay getting a dicorce

The DIVORCE was ten years back with provision the eBay transaction payments go thru PayPal. As that condition has just expired eBay is able to extract profits in additional ways, including payment...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By Paul Bennett
Polishing head fins

I see pretty flathead engines with polished aluminum head fins and some with satin finish fins. What is a typical cost for polishing and is there a downside in the future? I imagine one has to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Paul Bennett
Alternator Reliability

I've seen several postings re: Powermaster Alternators working well yet quitting after a few years.

I'm wondering if high belt pressure causes front bearing failure. Any thoughts? or Alternative...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Paul Bennett
50 Mercury Heater Fan Squirrel Cage

I sold the house and had the car towed to a storage garage.

Yesterday I spent an inordinate amount of time searching for the squirrel cage fan attached to a new 12v motor. So the squirrel cage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,996
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

I've monitored the progress on my engine with regular visits and am quite pleased. I really wish those who are not involved in a business relationship with Gary would butt out with their stupid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Paul Bennett
Coolant flow direction

Does water flow from the upper radiator tank into the engine OR is water pumped from the lower radiator tank through the block?


I will need a thermostatic switch to energize an electric puller...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Overdrive experts I need some help.

Above 27mph, voltage is applied to the primary overdrive coil which sucks in the solenoid shaft engaging overdrive. Immediately after the activated solenoid's shaft reaches its end-of-motion, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: New Battery Cables

Having spent considerable time doing things wrong plus having convered a starter to 12v, I consider myself a starter expert. The danger is opening up the starter end plates slightly too far and pop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Posting Pictures

Lawson, there is a place to experiment posting pictures and that is place called TEST.

On the page where you chose to get here by clicking on 'Early V8', go further down beyond 'GENERAL...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,951
Posted By Paul Bennett
13 Volt Battery

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13v ... Optima YellowTops are THIRTEEN volts plus a tad at full charge. RedTops are 12.6-12.8v..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Service/Repair Manual

In addition, the original printed manuals are readible. Whereas digitally scanned media are scanned at limited dots per inch. I go to my computer manual for quick information but often revert to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 1949/51 Mercury steering linkage upgrade

My first car, a 1950 Merc, owned from 1955 to 1958. I didn't experience 'bump steer' either because I didn't know better, because it hadn't been invented yet, or didn't happen because the front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,919
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 6 volt electric motor repair

In my local area the motor repair people laugh at motors smaller than 2hp.

My HF might work but don't know your year/car. Last item on my 12v conversion I'm facing removal of my 6v heater fan to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,240
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: Nutserts

I use Marson nutserts for accessories but wouldn't use them for any heavy duty fastening. Nutserts are threaded pop-rivets.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By Paul Bennett
If someone posts something derogatory towards...

If someone posts something derogatory towards you, don't respond (if you further instigate the problem, you could be banned as well)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,814
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: My Rug is Glued Down 50Merc - and needs to come up

1950 Merc per avatar donno about nr of bolts ...

however I have located the section of Shop Manual 'Removal of CM Engine'. It provides either removal of transmission through interior (my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: 1946 Merc Coupe Wiring Harness Melt Down

In the process of relocating my horn relay I have added a 30A ato fuse. I don't like unfused circits.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,814
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: My Rug is Glued Down 50Merc - and needs to come up

Your posts have been quite helpful to preplan the engine swap here for March. It would seem the transmission cover may or may not need to be removed. I feel better now about the alternatives and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,814
Posted By Paul Bennett
Re: My Rug is Glued Down 50Merc - and needs to come up

The car museum I got the car from bought the car with fresh upholstery and the insides look pristine, partially due to the rug. Plus, new rugs aren't available in dark green. Unfortunately the...
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