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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-07-2021, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: 56 T-Bird (axle spindle) extremely difficult to move.

I may have over torqued the castle nuts on my axle spindles to tight! The information that I was given from a manual was probably wrong. When I loosened up the castle nut, the spindle had...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-29-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: 56 T-Bird (axle spindle) extremely difficult to move.

Thank You 55blacktie. Now I will look for a NOS upper ball joint and replace the L/S upper ball joint on my car.

I had bought a complete front end ball joint package kit from a T-Bird supply...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-29-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
56 T-Bird (axle spindle) extremely difficult to move.

I did a frame cleaning and replaced all the ball joints, springs and the L/S spacer on the front axle spindles with new parts. The passenger side seems to have normal pivot movement, but the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-23-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: Can 312 crankshafts fit into a 292 Y Block?

Thank you Ted Eaton, great idea!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-23-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: Can 312 crankshafts fit into a 292 Y Block?

Thank You Ted Eaton, the information you posted is very helpful.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-22-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: Can 312 crankshafts fit into a 292 Y Block?

Thank You for the question.
I am not sure if I need to find a 292 oil slinger or just continue to use my 312 oil slinger. I was describing the front mounted oil slinger (cone shape on crankshaft)...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-22-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: Can 312 crankshafts fit into a 292 Y Block?

Thank You Ted Eaton for your expert experience on this subject. I didnít expect to get such a publicly famous Y-Block expert involved in this thread. Thank You again for your information on 312...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-21-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

I would like to Thank Everyone Again for all the helpful advise and especially your willingness to share your mechanical knowledge with other people.

Your shared experiences clarify the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-20-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

THANK YOU ALL, for your input information.

The options we will have, based on your personal and practical driving experiences, are so important to this discussion.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-20-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
What Y-Block camshafts work well with automatic transmissions?

I need to decide on a camshaft for my Y-Block that will work well with a 56 air cooled Ford-O-Matic transmission. Acceleration is important, but reliability is more important. Your experience is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-19-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: 55 T Bird Ford o matic

When you get the automatic transmission out and ready to inspect or rebuild, decide whether you want to replace the metal starter gear ring on the torque converter. I decided to replace mine, so...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-18-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: Are cylinder bore sleeves reliable in Y Blocks?

Thank You, very helpful information. I sincerely appreciate everyone’s help.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-17-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: Can 312 crankshafts fit into a 292 Y Block?

Thank You all for your helping me.

I am a new member on the Ford Barn and this is my first Y Block rebuild. I appreciate everyone who has offered their experience and knowledge to this Y...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-17-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Re: Can 312 crankshafts fit into a 292 Y Block?

Thank for the reply. Can I still use my 312 oil slinger or do I need to get a 292 oil slinger?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-17-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Are cylinder bore sleeves reliable in Y Blocks?

Does anyone have information on Y Block cylinder bore sleeves?

Is the procedure reliable and cost effective? I have a 292 engine block that may need one cylinder sleeved. Thank you for any...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-17-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
Can 312 crankshafts fit into a 292 Y Block?

My 56 T-Bird had a 312 Y Block with a broken main bearing mount. I want to reuse my 312 crank shaft and connecting rods on a 292 Y Block. Are there any problems that I need to know about before I...
Forum: The Test Forum 08-17-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By Bigmacmclaughlin
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