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  1. On both my 26 and 27 Buicks I used a end section of 28 gen. and used a 28 Dist. Actually you can use quite a few differant later GM dist. Haven't had any trouble in over 10 years. Got all the parts from NAPA. Good luck
  2. have had both my 26 and 27 Buick done at local muffler shop. Alot cheaper than sending away for kit.
  3. I just installed new hood supports from Speedway. Fits 42-48 Ford only. Worth looking at them. Hood never shut so good and very little gap by firewall.
  4. I just installed new hood supports from Speedway. Fits 42-48 Ford only. Worth looking at them. Hood never shut so good and very little gap by firewall.
  5. TO 19tom40. Actualy all I couild fine here was copper at O'Reillys $25. universal set Thanks. Steve
  6. I HAVE A 48 Ford that I converted to 12 volt with electronic ignition. What is best 7MM universal ignition wire set to use. I am usually the chrome looms.
  7. I have a 4 post lift that I can put anything on. I did put my 48 Ford Conv. on a 2- post lift and body started to sagg front and rear. I think because there is no metal roof..
  8. I restore a 48 Ford Conv. Body off so I sandblasted frame and springs used POR-15 Was 12 years ago and still looks.
  9. I found a pair at Advance auto for $25, sound pretty good,
  10. 17Tom40 Thanks a lot never thought of looking at Macs, their website is don right now. i have a Harbor freight ahgoo horn but doesn't go with a 48 Ford. Thanks again Steve
  11. Looking for a replacement 12 volt horn for a 48 Ford. Are there any modern ones that sound good. I have a harbour freight model A type but doesn't have a good sound. Thanks for any help.
  12. Went to my starter rebuilder. He took a 56 Field coil (12 volt) and put in my 6 volt 48 Ford starter. Works great doesn't turn over as fast as the 6 volt starter running on 12 volt. With the 6 volt starter running too fast it had chipped a couple teeth on ring gear.
  13. I had keys made for my 48 Ford and locksmith took all my locks and coded them so One key would fit all. Did the same on a 36 Chev back in the 70's. So handy to have just one key. Good luck
  14. Would a 12 volt battery pak have enough juice to run a CB and GPS for say 8 hrs. Or would I be better off with a 12 volt battery and charge every night, Thanks
  15. I would to install a 12 volt alternator on my 27 Buick so I could run a CB and GPS. Has anyone put a pulley on shaft to water pump. Of coarse I would have to check RPM of water pump shaft. Thanks
  16. I converted my 48 Ford to 12 volt and left the 6 volt starter in. It has been making an awful noise. It even started to chip the ring gear. Talked to my starter guy. He used a field coil out of a 56 (12 volt) Ford starter. Sure turns slower and makes no noise.
  17. When I restored my 48 Ford Conv. I sandblasted frame and used POR-15. Today I can take a hamper and hit it hard and will not chip off. I bought an enclosed trailer from the South. Was shipped to Maine and rusted on way. I wire brushed the bad rust and used POR-15, Messy to work with but won't have to think about rust again. Bad part is no reducer with take it off your skin. have to wear it off. Wonderful paint. You do have to top coat if out in sun. Good Luck
  18. What year fiels coils should I use, Thanks Steve
  19. Jeff, I just talked to an old timer that stills works on Old car gen and starters. He was going to do some research on using another armature in my starter. Do you know how he can do it. I',m afraid over time the 6 volt starter so fast that something is going to break. Had to have to replace ringear. Thanks for any help. Steve
  20. Does anyone sell a 12 volt starter for 48 Ford THAT IS MADE IN USA ??/ Thanks
  21. I found a nos from Dennis Carpender. about $90
  22. I used the end of a 28 or later generator and used 28 or later dist. Can get all ignition parts from Napa for around $40. internal advance. Works great. Did this on my 26 and 27 Buicks
  23. I bought my wire from R I wiring. I install a fuse panel(glass fuses) from Napa and mounted way up under dash. I also used a solenoid between battery and headlights that was activated by headlight switch. More direct flow of current and brighter lights
  24. I am looking at some used 48 Ford camshafts. How can I tell if they are 48,. Do they have any marking on them ? Thanks
  25. I'm looking for a good 48 Ford car cam, must be stock Thanks Steve
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