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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,222
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Misfireing at idle.

The quickest way to test for a cracked dist. cap is to fog the inside of the cap with WD-40. If the roughness goes away, replace the cap. Otherwise, do as Bubba says and replace the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-26-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: 55 ford Ranch wagon/ LED question?

It probably will work without changing the flasher. If a special flasher is needed, electronic flashers are available. Check at auto parts store........Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: 49 Custom wheels

USA-built '49 fords came with 16" wheels and 6.00 x 16" tires on the base model. I believe the wheels are 4" wide. The Deluxe model came with 15" wheels and 6.50 or 6.70 x 15" tires.......Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Cooling System

It sure isn't 13 quarts - not for a flathead. Twenty- something sounds correct. I think my V-8 flathead sedan held 22 quarts; my flat six holds 18 or 19. Add 1 quart for the heater.....Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: What Is the Value of this Resistor?

The "gold" color on the ends may be conductive paint that forms the contacts of the composition resistor........Bob L
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-19-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Mig welder question

You should be using Argon-25% CO2......Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,147
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Steering box adjustment 1950 Ford Coupe

For about twenty-some bucks, you can buy a reproduction factory service manual; it lays out the adjustment procedure in detail - good insurance compared to the rebuild cost. You may also need a set...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,660
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Mini Stroke

We need your presence to keep us on the straight and narrow; meanwhile we'll be praying for you and your diagnosticians........Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Correct 1949 Gas Cap for Shoebox

You don't need that chrome piece - it is just a scratch guard for the body when refueling, an aftermarket accessory.......Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,481
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Wring crimping tool?

The problem with soldering is "wicking" of the solder up between the individual strands. This causes stiffening of the wire and, subsequently, an interface between stiff and flexible where the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 121,061
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Truck based woody

Very good info, great problem-solving, good pictures and excellent explanation...I wish I had some of your talent with woodworking..............Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Flat 6 just developed a good knock

I'm in agreement with Capt. Kirk that a rod bearing is loudest when decelerating, while a main bearing makes most noise during acceleration.........Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: engine hardware

You could probably find them at Tractor Supply in grade 5 or grade 8 ( overkill) priced by the pound.........Bob L
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-30-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: 55/56 Sedan door gaskets

Have you talked to Steele Rubber Products? They list your parts in their catalog. phone: 800-544-8665, www.steelerubber.com (http://www.steelerubber.com) .....Bob L
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-09-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: cleaning spark plugs

I believe you need a device which uses an air blast powering some abrasive material. If you have an air compressor, there are small, cheap plug cleaners available from Harbor Freight and similar...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,213
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: 84 birthday today

Happy birthday, Ron! You are the heart and soul of this forum........Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,815
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Head removal

Persistence pays off again! Good work.............Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,461
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Ignition condenser

The inductance of the coil, the frequency (dwell and RPM dependent) and probably the plug gap are variables in determining the capacitance or capacitive reactance required for best point life and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,665
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Dielectric Grease - Uses?

I started down this road by using wheel bearing grease on the battery terminals about 40+ years ago, switched to silicone-based greases in the late sixties. I wouldn't put a parking light bulb in an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Off Topic, 1918 the building of wooden airplanes

My maternal grandfather was a "dope and fabric man" at McCook Field in Dayton, OH where the Wright brothers flew their first gliders. When McCook field closed, Wright Field was developed to replace...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,382
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Hello from Grand Rapids

The rear window trim is from the J.C. Whitney catalog or other aftermarket supplier. The rear bumper guards are just mounted in the wrong bumper/bracket holes- an easy fix...........Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Steering box adjustment

The procedure is well-described in the factory service manual. You could do more damage than the $25-30. cost of the manual. You could probably get one from Shoebox Chris........Bob L
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-25-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: wire iunsulation

The type or thickness of insulation will NOT affect the magnetic induction of the system. If alternating current were involved, there could be some effect, depending on the frequency of the A.C. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,332
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Ford Glass Bugs:

I believe it makes sense for a woody body to be shipped w/o the glass installed, then installed later at the assembly plant...........Bob L
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 31,642
Posted By fordy_nine
Re: Will all Veterans please arise.

U.S. Army SP5, Hawk CW Radar Repairman, RA52684863, !966-1969; 2 yrs at Redstone Arsenal, AL, one year in Miesau Germany 5th ORD depot maintenance for Hawk/Nike systems. Thanks to all of you who did...
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