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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8BA Rear Cam Brg Oil Supply??

Wasn't aware that there was a lubrication problem but it sure looks like the idler/cam gear chamber gets filled up with residual oil from the pump then extra oil seeps out the top and thru the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8 ba id

Considering that it appears to be a mishmash of parts then if it has a date code you may be able to determine a date of manufacture but not much more.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Dipstick question

The yellow handle makes sense (I have one) but a yellow band around the tube makes more sense (so you can find the hole ):D:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Too low of 49 front end

As I recall with wheels on the ground supporting full weight.
Assuming good springs, this is what the normal/stock ride height should be.
Lower 'A' frame, outer pivot points one inch lower than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8BA/EAB Flathead Rebuilder Northeast?

Have had Eastwood Machine grind crank and balance all components.
Give them a call to see what they offer to satisfy your needs.

http://www.eastwoodsautomachine.com/index.html


Shame on me,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Axle Quick fix seals which direction?

Have to agree.
The instructions on the quick seal box indicate that the original seal/grease retainer has to be removed anyway to give access to the axle housing race....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Axle Quick fix seals which direction?

Good catch, sorta looks like some kind of a seal to me also.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=409254&d=1570933220
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8CM or EAB cam for 260" Merc?

As stated you most likely won't notice any difference.
For reference the 8CM specs. (.338) lift.
You could measure the EAB just to see how they compare in that feature.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Axle Quick fix seals which direction?

These are some pics from another source.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=409140&d=1570835327
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Oil pan baffels ?

Never thought of the horizontal plate in the Merc. pan as a 'baffle', but a 'windage tray' that keeps the crank assembly from churning up the oil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 638
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1939 Ford-Mercury door pillar

Another pic that indicates attachment to rocker and floor (none to running board )https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=409039&d=1570743372
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Dipstick for my 53' Mercury

My book indicates that EAB 6750-A, at 19 1/4" long is the correct one for 52-53.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 638
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 1939 Ford-Mercury door pillar

Seriously doubt that you will find any replacement sections and even if you did you would still have to cut and fit.
If you have the tools to install a new ready made section then to me the best...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Upper radiator hose measurement

The upper hose is a 90 deg. formed elbow and I have never seen a specified length for them.
They are available at various vendors.
18 inches is a starting point but you have to consider that each...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: WWII gas ration sticker placement?

This is amazing to me because my father did the same thing and had the same 'C' sticker benefits
He also installed and serviced oil burners both commercial and domestic.
I can recall occasionally...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Bearing dimentions

From one 'octogenarian' to another, I have used round rod many times to measure dissimilar surfaces while using flat anvil measuring devices.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: newer two BBL carb

The only thing that I can think of in a carburetor that would be affected by 'new' gas would be any rubber parts.
Other than that, can't see that the performance would be affected.


Speedway...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Disc trimer /cutter

Cutting "V" notches or cutting the disc in the shape of a triangle or square was not meant to provide a 'fresh' area of grinding material but gave flexibility to the disc that allowed it to conform...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Disc trimer /cutter

This one that is available is a little different than the one I used years ago in the body shop.
As stated aviation snips work well considering the $200+ price tag.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: wheel paint

Seem to recall that they were painted by the wheel provider to Ford by dipping them, thus the appearance of runs on some. The paint used was self priming and did not need primer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Merc On The Back Roads

If you think you have a bad plug, do a pull the plug lead test while idling to see if there is or is not any change in the idle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8BA oil direction

Or if the filter is mounted on the engine it could be hard plumbed.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=5083&pictureid=41994



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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Head gasket installation

I owned (years ago) several early flatheads with factory equipped aluminum heads and composite gaskets.
About 60% of them corroded and leaked and had to be replaced (with used iron ones) from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Oil Detergent - Rislone ZDDP

The Shell Rotella appears to already have ZDDP in it.
The ZDDP is not a detergent but enhances lubrication.
If you do some research on line there are reports that say too much ZDDP can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,773
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

One of the best setups, ever.:):D


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