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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By paul2748
Re: T85 transmission

My understanding is the Merc's used the heavier unit, starting in 55. Ford starting using the heavier unit in 56 because of the 312 that came out that year.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By paul2748
Re: 55 272 Distributor

There was a guy on a Tbird Forum with a 55 TBird that had the same thing. Some one screwed up the application.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By paul2748
Re: Rear sway bar

In everyday language, they are the same. The latter is the formal name. There are computer programs that can reduce picture size, but can't think of one right now.

If you email me the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By paul2748
Re: new to this era. Questions about phaetons or sedan convertibles?

While the above is correct, to confuse you further in 56 Mercury called it's 4 door hardtop a Phaeton
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By paul2748
Re: Torque value fors 292 and pcv reccomendation

Both specs should be in the shop manual.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 489
Posted By paul2748
Re: 292 vacuum leak

I have Mummerts valley pan on two engine and haven't had any problems. I did find that I had to groove the front where the thermostat housing is on both. A friend had the same problem. Check this...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-13-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By paul2748
Re: Name of fitting?

The one that screws into the intake manifold is called a Heater Control Valve-Vacuum. Part # 18495 I think. This one?

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By paul2748
Re: 1949 Ford Convertible sagging side rails

I don't know about the 49 and later cars, but the 48 convertibles has eccentrics that adjust the side rails. Maybe the same on 49 and later??
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-10-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By paul2748
Re: 292 Starter/Bell Housing Rubber Gasket

Mac's is owned by a scrub company
Forum: Late V8 10-08-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 57
Posted By paul2748
55-57 TBird Oil Pan & pich up Tube


Excellent A-1 condition Pan and pick up tube. $300.00 plus shipping. from northeastern NJ. PM or email me

Note - I also have a 312 listed. Both for $800
Forum: Late V8 10-08-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By paul2748
312 Engine

Short Block. Was a running engine when pulled (two years ago) because of rear main seal problem. 50 miles on a new timing chain. Did not burn oil. Includes crank, rods, pistons, T Bird front...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By paul2748
Re: 272 oiling issues

While I agree that the 55's came with a 239, who knows what might have been changed over the years. Not unusual to find a later engine in the car or truck.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By paul2748
Re: what color should wheels be?

For the Thunderbirds, wheels were painted body color both sides, except for very early ones which had a red oxide type of primer. I don't know if the sedan were the same.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By paul2748
Re: 272 oiling issues

If you have the cross drilled cam rather than the cam with a groove it it, it will be harder to get the cam in the right position. Move the cam a little at a time to get the holes on the right...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,289
Posted By paul2748
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

A lot of people would not agree to that statement. The 56 and 57 Fords were top winners in oval track racing and a number of them did good in 1/4 mile racing.

If treated right (as with any other...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-02-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By paul2748
Re: ATF fluid recomendation for 56 Auto Transmission

Use what the rebuilder suggests. I had two automatics (C-4's) done at a shop that recommended synthetic. No problems with it.

If you use something else and the trans go sour, the shop may not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By paul2748
Re: Young guy driving '36 sedan video no music

Nice - that flathead is just purring along
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By paul2748
Re: Macs

Now owned by a brand X company. Instead of leaving things along, they started changing everything, including part numbers.

And freight charges went through the roof.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By paul2748
Re: Psi

Your right - I run about 32 lbs in all my radials. My every day cars are about the same.

I think you will find anything over 35 will ride like a truck
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-27-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,029
Posted By paul2748
Re: 1954 Ranch Wagon Parts ID

You might check here in this problem 1954fordclub.com There are a number of guys that have a 302 in their 54's
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,017
Posted By paul2748
Re: vibration in my car

Try a shop that balances big truck tires. These may still be balanced this way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By paul2748
Re: How to delete PM's

If the above didn't help

Go to PM's

At the top you have a box which you can choose "INBOX" or "SENT ITEMS". Inbox always come up first. Select which you want to delete.

Below box will be...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-25-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By paul2748
Re: To seal ornot

To prevent the gasket from shifting during install, tie some thin string in about four holes to hold it in place.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By paul2748
Re: Pulling rear springs on 50 woodie

Make sure you get the axle clear of the springs so no weight is on the springs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,819
Posted By paul2748
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

Probably should have used an adapter that had 4 holes in it, not the open one.
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