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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-12-2019, 05:07 PM
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Re: What glue?

I don't know if they offer it for the 61 models, but earlier years you can get the repro fuzzy channel that comes with new rivets. You just drill out the old rivets and remove the worn out fuzzy...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-07-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Radial and Bias Tires.

As far as the ride goes, how do you think it would feel to be goin down the road in those 1930's and '40's cars that had one set of "wishbone" leaf springs on the front and rear axles. But then in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-07-2019, 11:39 PM
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Views: 317
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Radial and Bias Tires.

If you watch old movies, you will notice '53 and later Lincoln Capri cars had much wider tires than the usual 4 inch wide tires all the Fords had all through the '50's. They may have been radials....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-05-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Parts For Sale Again

I've got at least 150 cubit feet solid of old Ford parts stacked up in boxes. Been slowly selling off some for practically nothin for years.
I see a lot of good stuff in the barn swap meet for sale,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-01-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Too Much Time On My Hands

There's no doubt that todays oil is refined much better than the near-crude of the '50's. In 1973, I took the rocker arm covers off my 272 and the oil was caked in there so bad you couldn't really...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-01-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 55 Ford Fairlane to many wholes

My tap says it is a #12NC, so I guess that means it is a #12-24 thread/inch, national coarse. AND all four holes are tapped the same.
BTW, that pan-head screw needs to be pretty short, because the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-01-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 55 Ford Fairlane to many wholes

The factory used a panhead, Philips-slot machine screw with a star washer for that one oddball hole. That screw does NOT need to be flat or countersunk.
Not sure about the thread. Got one out in the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: '55 F100 new project, new member

There is absolutely nothing unusual about finding a '55 Ford pickup with a later Y-block engine in it.
These came from the factory with the 239 Y-block truck engine which fell out of service from...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 56 Fairlane Trim Holes

If it came from the factory as a Mainline, it will always be a Mainline, even if you drill holes in the hood and trunk for the Fairlane script. The model of the car is determined by the VIN plate,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: '55 F100 new project, new member

PICs of engine please !
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: '55 F100 new project, new member

I never saw the point in swapping to an FBO dizzy. If you have a '57 or later Y-block, you already have the upgraded vacuum/mechanical advance distributor. Just take out the points and condenser and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-21-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: valve cover paint

Back in the ol days, there was no hi-temp primer available to the public round here anyways. I just used regular grey automotive primer, then Hi-temp gloss black engine enamel on the rocker covers...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-16-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,524
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: y-block blow by..

This is a little off the subject, but why are we seeing Connecticut and Pennsylvania residents now converting their Y-blocks to PCV ??? Are the northeastern States laws now demanding emission...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-16-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 1955 ford with 2 barrel ford carb

As far as the type of carb he has (2-bbl bug-sprayer carb), there were only two types and both were actually made by Holley.
The Ford EBU has no other identification than the ford oval on the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-16-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,524
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: y-block blow by..

I also have that same repro oil filler cap they sell for the '50's Y-blocks with the foam filter inside. I did NOT like that foam filter. When it came time to clean it, I submerged the whole cap in a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 508
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 1955 ford with 2 barrel ford carb

If the main body of the carb has the FORD oval embossed on the side of the float chamber, it is probably an EBU which was used in all '54, 239 Y-blocks and some '55 cars with 272 Y-block and probably...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,524
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: y-block blow by..

I can't tell where your hose is connecting to in the block from that picture. What you should be trying to do is to ventilate the crankshaft.
Best way is to have openings at opposite ends of each...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-14-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: brake press. switch

I am using the Harley Davidson brake light switch on the car in my avatar, but I don't recall the plastic package having a part #. I got it at the counter of a bike shop here in town.
But other...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-14-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 1956 T Bird Paint Question

Everything is supposed to be black enamel, including inner fender aprons. The only thing that is not black is the splash pan which should be Ford Argent silver enamel.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-13-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 1955 ford Ranch Wagon door latch.

You can swap out a '55 door latch mechanism for a '56, as long as you use the '56 striker plate with it. The '56 cars had added safety features such as these door latches. The '55 and earlier models...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-13-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 1955 ford Ranch Wagon door latch.

Actually, no they're not. The '55 Victoria hardtop and crown Vic have a deeper housing and probably wont fit the sedan doors. But all the '55 sedan door latch mechanisms are same. Front door latches...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-11-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Best distributor for '56 T Bird 312 ?

The '57 thru '59 Y-block car distributor is a direct bolt-in, but they do not have the tach cable hookup on them.
'57 and later used different points, condenser, rotor and distributor cap than the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-07-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Radial Tire Size for 55/56 Ford

I have P205-75R-15's on the front and P205-75R-15's on the back of this '55 Ford car in the avatar.
Reason being that the overall diameter of the 75 series is larger than the 70 series and the 75...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-07-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Color of steering column and wheel on 55 Ford

All '55 Ford Fairlane models had steering column and wheel painted to match the interior color EXCEPT some had white and there may have been a few black, but only if car exterior was black or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-05-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Guuge panel ,restoration

Actually, I did browse the internet some time ago for "auto instrument restoration", and a long list popped up. But one of them I picked was a list of at least two dozen businesses that work in the...
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