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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Setting up Timing and Points with Chevy Dist

#1-Yes.
#2-Yes, except lining up the timing pointer with the pulley dot is 2 degrees before TDC.
Yes, #1 should be be at the top of the compression stroke to set TDC.
Dwell should be 30 degrees,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 40 Ford Convertible Female Dovetail Installation

My first post probably wasn't very clear. The female doves go in from the outside. There are small raised tabs, one up and one down, that the springs seat against, then using a screwdriver push the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 40 Ford Convertible Female Dovetail Installation

They are spring loaded and come out by using a screw driver, pushing in while moving up (for the bottom one) or down for the top dovetail. Installation is just the reverse.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 50 Ford overdrive trans vs Mercury

Totally different transmissions. The '49-'64 Ford trans are narrow 4-bolt B/W pattern while the '49-'50(and some early '51) Mercurys are carry-over round pattern like the '32-'48 F/M transmissions. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: '40 Ford interior questions update from 4-23

Thanks to all for any help. PM coming Kube.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: '40 Ford interior questions update from 4-23

Thanks Deuce. I should have been much more careful documenting the dis-assembly as to rivet direction. I did save several drilled out rivets but did not id their locations or orientation. I must...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By V8 Bob
'40 Ford interior questions update from 4-23

I trailered the '40 to the trim shop 3 weeks ago and will bring it home this Wednesday with a beautiful new interior, thanks in part to some of you!
What I have left to do is re-assemble the door...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: PennGrade Motor Oil

I've used Valvoline VR-1 for over 40 years both as a break-in and regular use oil in HP ohv and flathead engines. VR-1 Racing street non-synthetic is reasonably priced and found in most auto parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: another. PCV way...

The pcv would work even better if you kept the air intake at the front. This allows fresh air across the top of the engine before entering the crank case towards the rear, per the design of the 8BA....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 40 Ford Gas Tank

I checked my Early Ford V8 Service Manual by Floyd Clymer and it also states 15 gallons, so Ray Miller is probably wrong. :o If I still had a '40 tank laying around I would use water to find out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 40 Ford Gas Tank

I checked my Early Ford V8 Service Manual by Floyd Clymer and it also states 15 gallons, so Ray Miller is probably wrong. :o
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 40 Ford Gas Tank

The '40 car tanks are 14 gallons, sedan delivery is 17, according to the V8 Affair by Ray Miller.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 814
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Filling a brakes system

The diaphragm pressure bleeders are the correct (and best) tool for brake bleeding, keeping air separate from the fluid.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Windage Tray

The '49-'51 Mercury flathead came from the factory with a windage tray.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Flathead Water Pump

Yes. The "U" bracket is about 1 7/8" high. I think an earlier version was more rubber than metal, possibly early '49.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,978
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 1935-48 Flathead engine mounts.

I've had very good service with the cushion mounts from Chassis Engineering Inc., which is now part of Heidts. They closely resemble stock Ford biscuits, have a SS band and are high quality, like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Disc brake question

The main purpose of drum brake residuals is to keep air from entering past the wheel cylinder cups during release, because of the strong shoe return springs. A side benefit is a lightly charged...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: 48-52 Ford Pickup Clutch Linkage

The '48-'52 pickups used the 3" cast iron 1/2 bell housing with transmissions or "hogs Heads" that had integral clutch shafts, and linkage similar or the same as '40-'48 pass cars. The above...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: ***Need help on BRAKES - 53 Merc Monterey***

The first thing your "mechanic" should have done is pull the front drums and find out what the problem is rather than guessing about hoses, wheel cylinders. etc. Contaminated or incorrect Bendix shoe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: GM 1 WIRE alternator

I learned about the well designed 2nd generation GM 10SI/12SI alternators over 20 years ago from Mark at M.A.D. Electrical. I had a local re-builder compare a one-wire 10SI to a 1st gen Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: Primary carb- Front or back?

The pictured "regular" dual intake is for pre-49 where the engines are "shorter" and the forward carb base is positioned to allow stock generator location. If you look at most '49-up dual intakes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: '40 ford interior question(s)

I really want to thank you (Kube, 19Fordy, TJ) for your input. I did a search and found a 2019 thread titled "1940 front tack under dash" that provided more needed interior info and pictures. There...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By V8 Bob
'40 ford interior question(s)

I'm finally (after 55 years) getting close to for the (professional) interior installation on my '60s style '40 coupe. I originally thought I could install the dash temporarily in place for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By V8 Bob
Re: '40 Door panel question

Thank you and all other reply's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By V8 Bob
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