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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Who lightens flywheels? Looking for a shop

JSeery ask a good question. I forgot to mention this when I posted about possibly having to slip the clutch to get moving. The lower the gear ratio you run, ( 390:1, 4:11, etc ) will off set the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Afred E Neuman is back !

I really liked all the old Don Martin cartoons
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Who lightens flywheels? Looking for a shop

only use an aluminum lightweight flywheel in a light car, or you may end up having to rev up the eng, and possibly slip the clutch to get rolling. the heavy flywheel prevents this by way of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 958
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Gen charging Q

be sure to check that the belt tension is correct and that the belt is not slipping, if it is this could be the problem
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-30-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 55 ford truck fiberglass nose

I am pretty sure the cabs are the same. I think that it is all the other front Sheetmetal that is a different size ( fenders, etc. ) I am sure some one else will set me straight if I am wrong, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: gear ratio

flatford8, Thanks for pointing that out about the rear for an automatic having to be from a '51. I forgot that that was the first year for the automatic.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: gear ratio

What 42Merc says , is probably the easiest and best way to achieve your goal. I think that the 49-51 Ford had a drop out center , If you can find a used rear diff, or just the drop out center ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: What happens to a transmission in for a rebuild

I wish Mac would make a video of the complete reassembly process for this transmission. I am sure there would be a market for it. I for one would buy one, and help me refresh my memory, as I have 2...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-16-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: An untactfull situation

like I said before , if you only have 2 wires, one wire will go to the dist. side of the coil, and the other to a ground source. not the other side of the coil. only one wire will go to the coil
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 226 G six cylinder water pump

You might try Skip Haney in Florida, he does flathead v8 pumps, but not sure if he does the 6 cyl. pumps
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-15-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: An untactfull situation

It has been awhile since I hooked up an accessory tach, but I think I remember the wire to the coil goes on the side that goes to the dist. and the other goes to ground (anywhere) if you only have 2...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-14-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: An untactfull situation

does the tach have a knob or switch ? some have a knob, switch, or screw driver head that can be turned to select 4, 6, or 8 cylinder operation. if the switch is in the wrong position it will read...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 221/239 cranks

It may be easy to find a 221 crank in the lower 48 states, and while there may be a few around up here, they are not easy to find in usable condition.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-09-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,016
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: To dwell or not to dwell

Dave, my Snap-on dwell/tach/ohm meter has a 9 volt internal Battery. it works on 6 volt and 12 volt systems. I bought it back in the mid '70's. still works fine, and is accurate. tested it this...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-09-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,016
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: To dwell or not to dwell

If you only have a 12 volt timing light, you can hook the positive and negative leads to a separate 12 volt battery that is not connected to the vehicle in any way, and then just put the clamp for...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-07-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,016
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: To dwell or not to dwell

get an old basic dwell meter . they only have 2 leads, one goes to the dist. side of the coil and the other goes to ground. some are self powered with a 9 volt batt. some do not require a external or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-29-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Y block Mercury engine color?

Yes, I plan on using them when ever I get around to swapping the engines. I am still going to give another go at getting the tri-power to work correctly. I am changing to an edelbrock intake, a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-29-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Y block Mercury engine color?

Not factory, but these are my preferred colors
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: How close is too close?

JimNNN, when using a fan shroud, the fan should be positioned so that the blades of the fan are half way into the shroud for optimum performance and cooling at idle and at speed, if not positioned...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-22-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: How close is too close?

Usually the recommended distance with out a fan shroud is about 3/4 of an inch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: WTF?? battery 30V ?

wire from the hot side of the battery to the dist side of the coil to get spark to the plugs, and jump across the solenoid to get it to crank over, if the coil, points and condenser are good and you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Ford Holden

I have heard on the T.V. , that in a few years there will be no more Ford or GM cars except the Mustang and Camaro. The are only going to manufacture suv's and trucks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

There are 6 possible reasons for dim headlamps. being 6 volt has nothing to do with it. 1. bad grounds ( dirty, corroded, or bad contact with bare metal due to paint) 2. wrong size battery...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-12-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser "Idea Car"

There is an on going story about the car in Old Cars Weekly Magazine. about how it originated, got lost, then found, and now being restored. a lot of pictures, and well beyond my capabilities as far...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: fuel pressure question

I forgot to mention the ethanol fuel problem causing perculaton. we do not have ethanol fuel here in Alaska that I am aware of.
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