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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By 42merc
Re: 36 LB. temp ranges, thermostats?

IMO a stock '29 A radiator will not cool a V8 flathead motor in hot weather. No band-aids will fix the problem.
A Walker radiator would fix it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,277
Posted By 42merc
Re: Intake bolts THICK

Mike says.
Finally I bit the bullet and had some thick headed intake bolts made. Roy made these years ago but had been out of them for years due to the cost these days to make such items.

The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,277
Posted By 42merc
Re: Intake bolts THICK

They are beautiful, still not correct.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By 42merc
Re: Exhaust Manifold Question

What is there to say ?
I would suggest using the manifolds that fit the chassis.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By 42merc
Re: Exhaust Manifold Question

The manifolds appear to be '49 - '50 Mercury.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By 42merc
Re: Banjo hub bearing seat cracked

That is a sheet metal piece that is replaceable.
If your hub & drum is good, buy a junk hub just for the piece.
I have seen that piece on E-bay in the past.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By 42merc
Re: Are these those special U joint washers?

I agree.

I'm familiar with them from the electrical industry.
Swichgear, buss & terminations are a major consumer of belleville washers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By 42merc
Re: Are these those special U joint washers?

I don't think they are a spring. I believe they are a "bellvill" washer.
You can "Google" it.

Edit: belleville, sorry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 992
Posted By 42merc
Re: Zephyr overdrive into 1940 Ford?

Back to the top for a cost figure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 992
Posted By 42merc
Re: Zephyr overdrive into 1940 Ford?

Originally Posted by Bored&Stroked View Post
That Lincoln tranny is a BEAST! I bet I could not even lift it . . . I think I'll go the T5 route on my next 34 build - with the good Ford Motorsport...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By 42merc
Re: 40 brake question

My '42 came with cotter pins.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By 42merc
Re: Consensus on best Throwout bearing

Just last week , lots of talk.
Mike Driskel has the answer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 992
Posted By 42merc
Re: Zephyr overdrive into 1940 Ford?

I was at the Moonshine Festival a few years ago with my blue standard, Lincoln OD equipped '40. Powered by a 255 Merc flathead.
In fact we met, probably introduced by Charles B.
Anyway, my Lincoln...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By 42merc
Re: flathead mercury EAC engine info needed

Looking at the carb, water pumps, red oil filter & the bell housing next to it, I say it was plugged into a truck.
Scrape a clean spot on the block, if there is lite green paint that matches the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By 42merc
Re: gear ratio

I believe the rear gear from an automatic trans car is about a 3:30 ish.
That's about the best your gonna' do with out an overdrive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By 42merc
Re: Isky cam

I believe Jack is asking about timing events rather than journal size.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By 42merc
Re: Anyone fitted a Bob Drake Rear Anti-Sway Bar kit?

I installed Bob's kit on my '40 several years ago. Best single modification you can do to an early Ford.
About the brackets- after you remove the original shocks, you will use one bolt hole for your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By 42merc
Re: 1940 ford deluxe windows

I was going to ask, front or rear ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,070
Posted By 42merc
Re: Plug Wire Tubes

Kube quote.

Which means only the '42s you've looked at look like the "pics above".
Here's a photo from a '42 that has won preservation awards.

So you are saying if a '42 Ford or Merc doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,070
Posted By 42merc
Re: Plug Wire Tubes

Every ORIGINAL '42 Ford or Merc that I have looked at look like the pics above.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,070
Posted By 42merc
Re: Plug Wire Tubes

quote.
Mike I do not doubt you either, but all the NOS 21a tubes I have do not have a metal cross over (like the Lincoln’s had)


All of the photos so far, say '42-'44 Ford, to me .
Except of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,070
Posted By 42merc
Re: Plug Wire Tubes

I've fussed with '42s a couple of times and have not seen a metal tube on the cross over wires, only a coated sleeve, like a small version of a head lite loom.

How about a part number for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,070
Posted By 42merc
Re: Plug Wire Tubes

These conduits are used with the "crab" dist cap, '42-'44.
The The firing order of the crab cap dictates that two wires must cross.
Most hot rodders do this at the cap & dispose of the conduits.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By 42merc
Re: 6 Qts. OF OIL In MY 8BA

I had the same engine / pan / stick combo in my '40. 5 quarts registered low on the stick.
On a trip to Colorado, (from Michigan) with the oil filled to the full mark on the dipstick, I was using a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By 42merc
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