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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-05-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Stiggy
Re: 79 granada engine noise

With the tappet cover off and the engine at idle, see if the push rods are rotating..
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-25-2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Stiggy
Re: Decoding Mercury ID Plates

Oops..
It has an interior part chart ~ should be, it has an interior paint chart
for the instrument panel, steering column and garnish mouldings.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-24-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Stiggy
Re: Decoding Mercury ID Plates

Hi kultulz,
I got that from a book published by Cars & Parts magazine.

It's called Catalog of American Car ID Numbers 1950 -59.

I've also got 2...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-22-2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Stiggy
Re: Decoding Mercury ID Plates

Thanks to mercman for enlarging the photo, I've noticed that 176 is actually 17G.
Compare the G to the other "6's" on the vin plate ~ an easy mistake to make.
That makes it the 17th of July for...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-21-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Stiggy
Re: Decoding Mercury ID Plates

Hi Firemaverick231,
Here's what I've found re your `56 Mercury..


Serial number: #56LA46285M#
Style:...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-03-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Stiggy
Re: 55 Ranchwagon fuel tank question - rhd

I've checked my chassis parts book and the `55 & `56 wagon's are the same. If the rhd was different, it would be listed. Like scicala said, I can't think of a reason a RHD wagon would have a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-23-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,555
Posted By Stiggy
Re: Heating up a block to get stuck dizzy out

This problem was discussed recently ~ here's the link with some great recommendations..
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=299011
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-05-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By Stiggy
Re: 1956 Mercury Serial Number Decoder

Mercury body types for 1956 were


Medalist
Custom
...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-23-2021, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Stiggy
Re: 55 Crown Vic bow lengths/positions???

Take care when putting the bow in for the interior light otherwise the off-on switch will
be on the front side..
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-01-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,420
Posted By Stiggy
Re: Canadian and Australian grille for '55 Ford

Here's a photo of the "remote" gear shift linkage..
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-01-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,420
Posted By Stiggy
Re: Canadian and Australian grille for '55 Ford

Quote Herman Munster;1989567. I always wondered how the transmission linkage was routed on a RHD but even that doesn't show it all that well.
Hi Herman,
I've got a trans shifter...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-11-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,700
Posted By Stiggy
Re: VIN decoding

As alt63bird suggested ~ If you look at your data plate again, it says the 8-cylinder engine number (probably a consecutive number with the two-digit engine code at the beginning?) is stamped on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By Stiggy
Re: steeringbox parts for RH Drive 1934

Sounds like Vincent will get the parts he needs. This link may be of help to other's that need rh or lh steering parts.....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-17-2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,994
Posted By Stiggy
Re: 55/56 Ford front bumper license plate holder

`59's had them on the front bumper ~ here's a photo of one. Would they fit on a `55 -`56?


http://www.fordrestorationandparts.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product/20110207%20025_0.jpg...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-03-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 635
Views: 118,307
Posted By Stiggy
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

Here's a `60 Ranchwagon that's just come up for sale in NZ..


https://trademe.tmcdn.co.nz/photoserver/full/1316249915.jpg
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-14-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By Stiggy
Re: 1955 ford radiator core support question

Steve, as Daves55 said above, it's a rectangular shaped rubber. Mac's, Carpenter, and Larry's Thunderbird's have them. Tee - Bird
products are the only one's that show an illustration of where it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,599
Posted By Stiggy
Re: 292 y-block distributor puzzler

Can you do a vacuum/pressure check on both of the lines going to the
vacuum advance diaphragm? Something is causing it to go to ATDC.
I've checked vacuum at idle and there is none (500 ~ 550 rpm) ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-21-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,599
Posted By Stiggy
Re: 292 y-block distributor puzzler

Just wondering ~ has the problem been found with the spark retarding (with vacuum connected ) at idle??
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