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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-24-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: front 57 wagon sway bar install

Ok DM, I have a bottle jack so that I can do one side at a time.

Mike
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-24-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: front 57 wagon sway bar install

She is on stands right now with everything connected. Should she at ride height or stand height?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-24-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By 1930artdeco
front 57 wagon sway bar install

Ok, The front end is done except the sway bar. How the bloody hell does it go in? I put it up into position and it looks like I will have to 'bend' it a bit to get it to conform to the lower arms....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Spark plug wires coming off distributor while driving

When this happened to me I just used needle nose pliers and bent the connectors out and got a snug fit.

Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: 28 A, Bad shake... guidance please...

It is called the death wobble. You will need to replace the steering knuckles/balls and rebuild the tie/drag link/pitman arms. Then it will go away after an alignment.

Mike
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: 1957 Ford Country Sedan Transmission Question

To tell you the truth I am not sure. I have not played with back spacing much. I know there is a section dedicated to wheels on the 57fofdsforever forum. But I just watched a video of a 500 with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: 1957 Ford Country Sedan Transmission Question

What Dobie said, I have the exact same car and just sent my tranny out for a rebuild. You are lucky to have the 15" wheels and disk brakes as I still have the drums-for now. Lets see some pics and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-15-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: pulling/stuffing engine and tranny

When I do this next spring I will leave the heads, starter, gen, PS pump etc. off to lower the weight of the engine/tranny. I will look into getting a tilt mechanism and when I hose the car off this...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-13-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: pulling/stuffing engine and tranny

Well if you can get it out of a little bird I should be able to get it out of a wagon.

thanks,

Mike
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-13-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By 1930artdeco
pulling/stuffing engine and tranny

I have a dead FOM that needs to come out, can I pull it out WITHOUT taking out the PS steering components? Same goes for stuffing the engine and tranny in with the body on the car?


Mike
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-11-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Heating up a block to get stuck dizzy out

Here is the distributor that came out of the car. I have two other cores. For now I am sticking with points but will eventually put in a pertronix set up.

Mike
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-10-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Heating up a block to get stuck dizzy out

Ok now that I have the distributor out, are there any indicators to look at to determine if it needs a rebuilt? There is up and down movement but I don't detect any side to side movement.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Newbie with a question

Welcome and very nice looking truck!


Mike
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-08-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,065
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: PS idler arm

Ok, all of the PS components are temp installed now and appear to work as advertised. Now how do I tell which side which long tie rod goes to?

Mike
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Heating up a block to get stuck dizzy out

Yeah leverage and hydraulics always win out. Although the win may not be what you wanted��.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Heating up a block to get stuck dizzy out

Weelllll, got her out. Not in the most elegant or best way but she is out. Now to get her rebuilt and a new camshaft from the Y Block guy-woohoo!!!

Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Cheap Reproduction Head?

I have one that was on my car. I have since replaced it with a 5.5 head. Works just fine as it is a replacement for a stock head. Like you said cast probably in the late 30-40’s.

Mike
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: ballast resistor

Cool, thanks guys, my engine did not come with a coil or resistor but now I know where to bolt it up.

Mike
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: ballast resistor

Cool thanks guys. I just wanted to make sure I got the correct coil and I need to find where the resistor is anyways. As soon as I can get her back on her wheels I am going to hose out the engine bay...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: ballast resistor

Right now it is original and the parts guy is asking if I want a coil with or without a resistor built in. I don’t know what the car came with which is why I am asking if it is original where would...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By 1930artdeco
ballast resistor

How do I find out if I have one/need one for a 12 v coil on my 57? Is there someplace I should look for it, if it in the engine compartment?


Thanks,

Mike
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-04-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: New KYB front shocks

The 4515 is the their correct part number for our application. Here is the tech response:

Hi Mike,

We haven’t had this issue before, but if you have the tools to do so, you would be safe to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: New member with a Tudor Sedan

Welcome to the club! Also, do t forget about Fords ‘service letters/announcements’. You can get reprints from either mafca or marc. I would go with the big version as they are easier to read. And...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-03-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: New KYB front shocks

Apparently the way to use the 4515 is to cut open the ends of the blades where the bolts go. It allows you to widen the bolt pattern. I just was a little worried that the shock could come loose. Not...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-03-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By 1930artdeco
New KYB front shocks

Ok, the KYB 4515 shock which are correct according them arenít quite correct as people have said. I wasnít totally in agreement with cutting open the blade ends of the shock and as a matter of fact...
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