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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 40 engine temperature drop by 20 degrees

Perhaps use as has been done in the past, Thin Brass sheet, that is more readily available than "VERY THIN stainless steel".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8BA Water Pump Kits by Dennis Carpenter.

The same kit fits many year pumps including Mercury.
This is where the clip fits on a Mercury pump.
Your version of pump may or may not use the clip....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Safety Wire

Stainless steel safety wire is in an annealed condition.
As previously stated, measure the hole in the bolt to find the size you need
or take the bolt to the hardware store to check the fit....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Oil filter threads on EBA heads??

The bottom hole is a blind hole that is appox. .900 deep.
If it were drilled thru it would go into the combustion chamber.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Mechanical fuel pump

Maybe the rod moves up and down but is it in fact engaging the pump?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Coupe I.D. challenge

Yes, 1938 Lincoln Zephyr
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Use of 6 bladed fan

Most likely it can be "used" but first it would have to be adapted to whatever fan assembly is being used.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Got the call

Some of us need the extra room:):D (girth-wise)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Remote master cylinder fill

Looks like a good solution to avoid any fabrication.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Experience with Royal King Pin sets

Have had them installed for over 20 years with no issues and they are still available for most popular applications (at an increased price since my purchase)


See here-----...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Remote master cylinder fill

As I see it, one option you have is to fabricate a filler cap that will accept a right angle hose elbow to attach a brake fluid resistant hose to. ( I had this type remote fill setup on my '51 single...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: Rotor too big for distributor shaft on Ford 8ba flathead v8

The rotor should have the same 3/8" slip fit as the shaft.
As previously stated the clip is what keeps the rotor from moving radially and snugs it up axially.

It is possible that you have the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: cleaned fuel bowl=no start?

Fuel does not get sucked up from the bowl, it is sucked up from the tank and pushed to the carb.
Check to make sure that the cork gasket is not cracked, as no amount of tightening will seal it from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: hesitation

No amount of lubrication will fix a faulty accel. pump, it needs to be replaced if faulty.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: hesitation

If you did notice some improvement then it appears that the accel. pump needs to be corrected as it is not supplying enough fuel shot off idle which can be the cause of hesitation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: hesitation

Yes, by all means try the longer stroke position. (it is possible that the pump is defective)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: hesitation

Sounds more like the accelerator pump needs attention (longer stroke position).
If it's an automatic, the idle speed in neutral should be closer to 500 RPM or less....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 6v 7 inch led headlight kit

Have not done it yet but I am about to go with the 7 inch lens/reflector conversion that accepts H4 bulbs.
In my case I will choose a 12 volt LED bulb.
You have a choice of 6 volt H4 bulbs but my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 8BA Basic Cam Issues That're Over My Head

There are also lifters available with thinner adjusting screw heads to address the longer valve issues.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: adjustable lifters

Those hollow lifters are the same ones that are being referred to in the letter in post #11 above.(suggest that you read it) They are not Hi Lift Johnson nor does the listing in Ebay say that they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: adjustable lifters

The "Isky lifters" being sold using their own part number appear to be solid HI Lift Johnson's but you would have to contact Iskenderian or the seller to get that info for sure.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: ford distributor

1947, for the 1948 model F1 pickup truck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: adjustable lifters

This is an example of a fake Johnson hollow lifter.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=403270&d=1564859306
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: 51 Merc belt tensions/deflection

Don't over think it. 1/2" deflection on the longest span of the belt.

This is the procedure from Mercury shop manual....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By 51 MERC-CT
Re: adjustable lifters

First question are they hollow or solid lifters.
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