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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Best practice in removing '54 F100 doors

If you drill an 1/8th inch hole thru the door side of each hinge into the door before disassembly, you can use them to index the door into the original position when reassembling.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Ford-O-Matic case stamp identification

I don't have a complete list of transmission ID numbers.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Ford-O-Matic case stamp identification

'55 / '57 T-Bird Fordomatic ID numbers...



1955 – PMB -C
1956 – PAW – C, air cooled
1956 – PAW – F, water cooled
1957 – PBA – C, 4V
1957 – PBA – E, S/C and 8V
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Where do you attach the Fordomatic dip stick tube bracket?

On my '55 there are 3 bolts holding the starter to the bell-housing. The 'middle' bolt, closest to the exhaust pipe, has the support bracket for the Fordomatic dipstick tube housing and also a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Power lift to remove top on T-Bird

Whatever method you chose to attach it to the top, take care it doesn't damage the weather-stripping too badly.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-27-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: voltage reducer

Are the gauges not working now?
If the gauges and senders are working well they should work fine after the 12v change. If there is something wrong with them on 6v, adding a voltage reducer for 12v...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-26-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Affordable pcv addon?

You first have to use the 'Advanced' (not the 'Quick') reply function so you can get to the paperclip/attach icon to open the 'Manage Attachments/Browse/Select a file' pop-up box... and the 'file...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-26-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Affordable pcv addon?

True enough on both counts. The filler tube on the later valley pan covers may be a different shape (not straight) or taller, but that can be altered if needed.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-26-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: What color were OEM engine blocks in 1957?

The Ford and Chevy red / orange engine colors are very similar, and with color variations between brands and mixing batches they can be difficult to tell apart.
I don't have a sample of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-25-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1958 F100 Paint Code

Yes, "S" is the color code letter for Special or Special Order, any other Ford color for that year. Might also be limited to the colors available at the assembly facility where it was built??? The...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-24-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: voltage reducer

tommyleea,
Here's a link to the article....
Doing the 6v positive / 12v negative ground conversion isn't as complicated as you're thinking...
...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,864
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1956 Fairlane Victoria flex plate 292 fordomatic question

I'm not a welder and don't have a clue. But ask a good automotive machine shop. At the least the welding would have to be of excellent quality, smoothed and the flex plate re-balanced.
Heat from...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,864
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1956 Fairlane Victoria flex plate 292 fordomatic question

Using 4 bolts at the crankshaft flange is not safe and will result in extremely serious damage when they fail.

All 6 bolts will line up when the flexplate is in the correct position.
One of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

What Dave said too... ^ ^ ^

Not sure I'm following everything you're saying...

IF you're getting vacuum in the line from the carburetor, was it connected to the outboard fitting on the booster...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

Save the old fuel pump. It may actually be in better shape than you think, and last longer than an off-shore made replacement.
I'm guessing you can test the vacuum booster by placing a finger on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

:)
One of our local T-Bird club owners with a '56 moved out of town a couple weeks ago and left me some extra parts, including a '56 4bbl intake manifold, or I wouldn't have known for sure either.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

The Holley 4000 on a '56 T-Bird has the brass manifold vacuum fitting on the lower back side of the carburetor.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

I have a recently disassembled '57 Bird with no resonators and glass pack mufflers, don't know their brand if it matters. Later this week I'll be where it's getting body work and could measure the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

The top half of the fuel pump is not so much a pump as a vacuum 'booster' for the windshield wipers. One side connects to manifold vacuum, the vacuum is boosted at the other fitting which connects to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

Pretty sure you can only buy them direct from Chris at his website... https://thunderbird.us/ (https://thunderbird.us/)
message a request from the website, receive an invoice, then enclose a check,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-15-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,728
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

for whatever it's worth...
When I asked the shop that rebuilt my Fordomatic what fluid to use they said, "Mercon".
Other folks here have said the fluid used makes a difference in the smoothness of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 57 Fairlane parts

and here's their front sway bar...

https://www.addco.net/product/ford-full-size-rwd-including-crown-victoria-1957-59-front/


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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Help Dana 44 is this from a 55 T bird ?

I can only assume the rear axle is correct for the car. The axle housing doesn't have any obvious modifications, the way it fits under the car seems very normal and the wheels & tires fit between the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1956 Crown Victoria Skyliner Glasstop

Finding the trim information was a stroke of good luck.
Someone may have color & configuration info somewhere but it doesn't look like Ford was in the habit of saving old paperwork.

"In 1967,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1956 Crown Victoria Skyliner Glasstop

Very nice!
Here's a link to the Crown Victoria Assn....
https://thecvaonline.com/

and an old data / patent plate decoder document, from their website......
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