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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By RalphG
Re: Old Fords At Auction

Thanks for the history and description. I was able to look it up on google earth and spotted the yard I think.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By RalphG
Old Fords At Auction

Some interesting old Fords and others at this auction coming up in September. North Dakota. https://youtu.be/720uSej6t6Y
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By RalphG
Re: Stray Voltage?

There is really nothing to indicate the spark plug wires are bad other than the interference they cause on other devices. They appear solid and intact and I don't ever recall seeing any unusual...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,515
Posted By RalphG
Re: Transmission Oil

So according to the chart my #30 motor oil is close in viscosity to an #85 gear oil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By RalphG
Re: Stray Voltage?

That looks exactly like one I bought many years ago. I still have it but it quit working years ago which is why I bought the new digital meter (Princess Auto).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By RalphG
Re: Stray Voltage?

I was discussing the subject with my brother on the weekend. He remembers a neighbour of my grandmothers commenting that he always knew when my dad drove up (across the street) with the 52 Merc as it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,515
Posted By RalphG
Re: Transmission Oil

Anybody using #30 motor oil in their standard transmissions? Thats what I have in the four speed T17 in my IH Loadstar. The manual calls for straight mineral oil #50 so this is a little lighter than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By RalphG
Re: Stray Voltage?

This tester is digital readout. I notice when I have the Merc idling in the shop it just overcomes the shop radio with static. Ignition wires maybe? They might be almost as old as the car. I don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By RalphG
Stray Voltage?

I was going to test the voltage on the 52 Merc while it was idling. Just a cheap little voltage/multi tester that seems to work fine on everything else but it went a little wild when I got close to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By RalphG
Re: The Mercury Yesterday

I was really hoping it was just a pan gasket causing the leak. I'll do the level check as you suggested. It looked in the safe range on the dipstick to me. What amazes me is how clean this oil stays....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By RalphG
Re: The Mercury Yesterday

You noticed the 39 Deluxe that has been here even longer than I have. (My parent's wedding car) Here is a photo from back when it was still driving. I still need to order one of Skip's rebuilt coils...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By RalphG
The Mercury Yesterday

Nice spring weather here and the yard has dried up enough that I could get out with the Merc for some driving yesterday. Worked great. Got some photos and video. The drone went a little out of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By RalphG
Re: 1953 Ford starter issue

Maybe some shims under the starter mount would help? I've never had this problem on a flathead starter but I know on the 70s Oldsmobile starter, the right number of shims make a big difference on how...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By RalphG
Re: dull paint

I've always been a big fan of Turtle products. Years ago they had one called "Pre wax cleaner" that did a great job of removing oxidized paint on any of my old and not so old paint vehicles. Lately...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By RalphG
Re: Another Video 36 Pickup

Your truck sounds real nice with the dual straight pipes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By RalphG
Re: Thermostats, To Use or Not to Use

For sure the old flathead runs better when its warmed good but a piece of cardboard in front of the radiator can help with that.
Back in the sixties when the Merc was the family sedan my dad had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By RalphG
Re: Thermostats, To Use or Not to Use

You guys have almost talked me into trying thermostats in my 52 Merc. I don't think my dad ever had them in the car and I've never used them in the 6 years I've been running it. As I recall the head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By RalphG
Re: Is there any concern using modern day oil say 10W30 in a 1951 ford 6 cylinder eng

I have used modern detergent oils in all my old engines with no problems yet. Currently running Case-IH 15w-40 diesel oil in the 52 Merc just because I had some on hand and wanted to use it up....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By RalphG
Re: Fan belt

Its a little late but I just read the number on the fan belt of my 39 deluxe. Its likely 50 years old but might still be some use. Its a Gates Vulco 643 Made in Canada B4. Thats exactly how it reads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,653
Posted By RalphG
Re: Driving season is coming soon (I hope)

I like to joke that all year is driving season for the 52 Merc. I just don't go out on days when its too cold, or raining, or if the road is muddy. And of course I won't get within a couple miles of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By RalphG
Re: 1949 F1 ride into town to chase some parts

That was a great drive Art. The truck seems to ride and handle much better than I ever remember those old Fords. Or maybe your roads are just that much better? I couldn't hear any transmission whine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,012
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

The Monarch convertible or "woody" wagon have got to be really rare if any survive today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By RalphG
Re: 50th Anniversary Photo Shoot

Thanks for enlarging the photo Pete. Its not the best as I took it with the old Canon pocket camera. Normally I use the I phone but it was busy being the monitor for the drone at the time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By RalphG
50th Anniversary Photo Shoot

Sun came out today so I took the Merc out to re-enact the photo I took of the 39 Ford fifty years ago. Couple of days late but the weather was just too ugly until today. Got the photo ok but had a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By RalphG
Re: 50 Years Today

Hi Mark
Just waiting for the weather to improve a little and re-new the license on the Merc. Here is another photo from that same time. Summer of 70. The old Merc had been sidelined since fall of 69...
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