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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-26-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: 292 Y Block Electronic Ignition Conversion Advice

FWIW, I've raced off road with a Pertronix and with all the beating the car (no not a Ford) was given we never had an ignition problem.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-16-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Stromberg Aerotype Two Barrel Carburetor

Thanks for the info. I forgot to post that the guy calls it a "Stromberg injection carb" for Pratt Whitney R2600. I believe that would be a WWII era engine.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-16-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Stromberg Aerotype Two Barrel Carburetor

I've been kinda curious about this carb then I came across this on CL. Is this what y'all are talking about?

I'll post a link if someone wants it
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-08-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Radial and Bias Tires.

Very close
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radial_tire

FWIW, my last year of High School, 1973, I worked at a corporate Mobile station. They had just introduced their own branded radials because...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-13-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: 1955 ford Ranch Wagon door latch.

From the prior thread


This got me wondering . . . can a 55 be updated to the 56 latch mechanism?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-07-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Color of steering column and wheel on 55 Ford

FWIW, my 55 Customline is black steering column and wheel as Dave pointed out. It looks to be original.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-05-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: tires

Just to clarify, the manufacturers recommendations "stamped onto the tire sidewall" is the max pressure that tire can be run at no matter the vehicle it is on.

Most, if not all, cars have a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-13-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: chrome paint bumper

I recently tried a rattle can of "chrome" paint - $8.00 for a short can. It was for a plastic grill on a 96 Ranger and I preped (cleaned, 600 grit sand, cleaned again) a section on the back of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-23-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,625
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Roll and Transport - Car's 1st move in years

Just a thought here . . . there are a lot of open trailers just sitting around most weekends. Many belong to racers. I have occasionally used mine to move someone's car/project. I would imagine Fla...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-21-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,625
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Roll and Transport - Car's 1st move in years

Last weekend I sold a race car that had been sitting for over 10 years in the AZ sun. The tires were flat (race tires generally don't hold for long), but to both of our surprises 3 of the 4 aired up...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-15-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: How Many Parts??

I don't know whether the heater works or not at this point. But it looks to be in rough shape. I figured I would pull it out and give it a once over, clean up, lube etc etc. My plan is to go 12v so I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-15-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: How Many Parts??

I keep learning things here, which is why I'm here. I didn't know there were 2 types of heaters. I'll have to check it out further.

1) Get a '55 Ford car shop manual First thing I bought after...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-15-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: How Many Parts??

Interesting, the carb was one of the first things I rebuilt when I got it. I went to a rebuilder, in Phx, who has a very good reputation for info and a rebuild kit. He is the one who called it a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-14-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By L5wolvesf
How Many Parts??

Not sure the title here is quite right but . . .

First, I'm somewhat "thinking out loud" here.

I'm preparing to get some work done on my 55 so she can at least be driven. This is the oldest...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-27-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Radial tired and a front end alignment

Typically you add a bit of negative camber since a radial will corner differently especially on a heavy car.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-14-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: 50's Fords in old movies

I notice some too. In "Them" the police and others drive early 50s Fords.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-19-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: AZ auctions

I've been to B-J a few times and some more common auto auctions. I think the "fever/hype" and desire, especially for high end cars, gets to some people.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-19-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: AZ auctions

Are you referring to Barrett Jackson etc?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Say it isn't so !

The Gas Monkey program did a white 55 (not a Vic) a while ago. It looked pretty decent as I recall. That said, I haven't watched those programs in years now and can only stand to listen to BS for no...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-30-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,457
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Stabilizer Bar Links, Horizontal Critical.

In a high performance situation it would be as the design is meant to be horizontal . Therefore it would not operate as designed. Also, the bushings would be more prone to premature wear if not...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-28-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Small Ford Sixes 144, 170

There was also a 300 cid straight 6. I had an Econoline pickup at one time and I stuffed one into it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-10-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: 12 volt alternator ???

Can you get a different diameter pulley for the Kubota alternator?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-10-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: Breaking Into An Open 55 Ford

I successfully got the door open Sunday. It took a while because of work, weather and whatever is “going around” dropped by for a visit. Prior to Sunday I was able to spray on some PB Blaster (to go...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-10-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By L5wolvesf
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-04-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By L5wolvesf
Re: 55 Ford electric clock

I came across this pic a few days ago it says "Westclock" on the back
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