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Forum: Late V8 01-19-2017, 05:35 PM
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Views: 925
Posted By lesbliss
Wanted Tires and Rims

Need at least 2 and as many as 8 20X10.00 tires and rims. Vehicle is 1960
Ford F 800. Las Vegas- southern California area. lesbliss0128@yahoo.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,228
Posted By lesbliss
Re: Original owners of a Model A

My father bought his 1929 Town Sedan new. Went to Detroit to pick it up and drove home to Kansas City in a raging snow storm. He kept it as his only car until his death in1963. I learned to drive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,968
Posted By lesbliss
Re: Driving an "a" in snow..?

When I was in high school I used to use dad's model A to rescue modern cars when they got caught on the Emergency Snow Routes in Kansas City. $10.00 to the top of the hill as opposed to a $50.00...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,381
Posted By lesbliss
Re: 50's cars

100% When I was in High School in the '50's if you couldn't identify make and model
from 2 blocks away on a dark night you were a real nerd.

Les
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,516
Posted By lesbliss
Re: 8BA Starter

It's the 2 long bolts. Don't remove them from the starter as they hold it together. Also don't drop it on you. It's heavy.

Les
Forum: Early V8 11-02-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By lesbliss
51 Mercury Ampmeter wanted

Wanted:

1951 Mercury Ampmeter. lesbliss0128@yahoo.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By lesbliss
Re: oil pan

Just turn pan upside down and drop on the ground. Should pop right out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,057
Posted By lesbliss
Re: Electric fuel pump

One caution. If you install an electric pump and have it pump through the mechanical it is possile to pump fuel into the sump if the mechanical pump diaphram rupures. Either run the electric on a...
Forum: Early V8 01-16-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By lesbliss
Original style valve tappet wanted

Need 4 original non adjustable tappets for 51 Merc flathead.

Les Bliss
lesbliss0128@yahoo.com
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,038
Posted By lesbliss
Re: Help needed refurbishing 51 Merc engine

Thanks too all. Going to lap valve and rering. Will post results when I have it running.

Les Bliss
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,038
Posted By lesbliss
Help needed refurbishing 51 Merc engine

After losing compression on my 51 Merc flathead I decided to tear it down and see what was wrong. Found tons of sludge and 5 valves stuck open also lots of varnish on pistons. Every thing is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,531
Posted By lesbliss
Thumbs up Re: No compression

Thanks for the replies. I thought it was vavle related but I didn't want to overhaul the valves and still have the problem. The post about bad gas makes sense. I plan on grinding valves and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,531
Posted By lesbliss
Re: No compression

I thought timing gear at first too, but distributor turns. Valves were stuck open.

Les
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,531
Posted By lesbliss
No compression

I've had a srange thing happen to my stock 51 Mercury with merc-o-matic. It has been driven very litle for the last 8 months. Took it out of storage and drove about 30 miles on the freeway. Ran ok...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By lesbliss
Re: Parts Source

It ran OK but not big on power. Stalled a lot when you shifted the mercamatic into drive. Since I have the engine half tore down I figured it was a good time for a minor overhaul. Engine only has...
Forum: Early V8 11-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By lesbliss
Wanted 1951 Mercury Engine parts

I need standard rings,standard rod and main bearings and an engine overhaul gasket set fo 51 Mercury 8.

Thanks

Les Bliss
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By lesbliss
Parts Source

After not running my 1951 Mercury for several months I find that the compression on all 8 cyl. is almost zero. Pulled the heads and found 4 cyl. with stuck exhaust valves. I have decided to do a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By lesbliss
Question 1951 Mercamatic

We drive a 1951 Mercury with the original Mercamatic tranmission. Recently developed a small fluid leak. My questions are what modern fluid type should I be using,and what is proper way to check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,071
Posted By lesbliss
Re: driving with front windshield open

The only problem I ever had with opening the windshield was when I was about 7 driving across Kansas with dad in his 29 Town Sedan when that wasp came in. Ouch.

Les Bliss
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,418
Posted By lesbliss
Re: Rookie needs help with 50 flathead

I can't address the low cylinder but I do think that the secret to a cool running flathead is cleanliness. We run our '51 Mercury here in Las Vegas when the outsde temp. is in the triple digits and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,086
Posted By lesbliss
Re: Flathead Facts by John w Lawson

We had the same problem with our 51 Merc. After several tows home and lots of time and money spent on carb, fuel pump, and ignition rebuilds we decided that we weren't staying strickly stock anyway...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,532
Posted By lesbliss
Re: Wet Black Soot Exhaust

I meant western Oregon.

Les
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,532
Posted By lesbliss
Re: Wet Black Soot Exhaust

If you live where the air is moist it seems inevitable. 10 Years living in eastern Oregon with our 51 Merc. gave me two permanent soot spots on the driveway. Lots of time and money trying to...
Forum: Early V8 07-06-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By lesbliss
Forum: Early V8 06-28-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By lesbliss
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