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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

Well that sure tells you how many flatheads I've looked at :o
Oops.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

Lincoln's used different engines than the Fords and Mercs. Here's a link, with a couple images...

http://ford-y-block.com/lincoln.htm
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

Here's a photo of the bottom end of a '54 distributor shaft. Showing the flat 'tang' that engages a slot in the oil pump drive shaft, and 13 teeth on the cam driven gear. A held-over design from the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-20-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 54 Mercury Power Brakes Troubleshooting

I'm guessing there are more than a few places but I just recently looked up this shop for a different style of vacuum brake booster rebuilding so their name came to mind first.
...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-20-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: thermostat

If you'd like a little more water flow there are a couple thermostats with a larger opening.
Mr. Gasket or NAPA # 6 sounds familiar, among other brands.
Here's a link to an example but (depending...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-10-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Fender hardware

There's an ACE hardware store near me that has better fastener choices than some other stores.
A lot of it seems to be made off-shore tho.
If you look around in different stores you may find the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-08-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Mumerts?

This is one of his website pages with lots of good background engine info...

http://www.ford-y-block.com/technical.htm
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-07-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Vintage Mustang Form ?

Try the familiar routine... 'Shutdown and Restart' the computer

When this laptop gets cranky after a week or so of just 'sleeping' when not in use, I'll do a Restart and it usually straightens up...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-06-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By dmsfrr
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-06-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 57 2 door ranch wagon

The '57 brochure image at this link shows a base 2dr 'Ranch Wagon',
and the 2dr 'Del Rio Ranch Wagon' as a higher trim level.
...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-05-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1955 T-bird coil spring removal and install

I have a '55 T-Bird but not a well equipped garage.
The front suspension needed a through inspection and potential full rebuild.
So I asked the suspension shop that would be doing the work if they...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-04-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,506
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Replace any tire over 6 years old.

The set of five beautiful looking Michelin radials that came on my '55 Bird had 90+ percent of their tread left at 23 yrs old. The spare had never been on the ground.
But the rubber was too hard...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-04-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Y Block Normal Vacuum w/mild Perf. Street Cam?

dw-satx,
There's also a full manifold vacuum connection at the rear but the one in front of the carburetor should be much easier to get to.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-30-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Car Y block vs truck Y block

If you're curious about which year / displacement engine blocks you're working with, click on this link for their code letters and basic description......
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-26-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 292 Y Block Electronic Ignition Conversion Advice

My opinion may eventually change but personally I won't use aftermarket points conversion kits after one quit on me in the middle of a left turn in front of a loaded oncoming dump truck.
I have a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-19-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Oil filter adapter question

I hope you have better luck with them than I did. Fired up a new engine the first time, the gasket blew out and dumped at least a Qt of oil on the floor. Replaced it with another kit and it blew out...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-16-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 962
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: FE 390 oil related questions

Ok, still trying to figure it out, just for the sake of continued discussion & possible clarity. :confused:
They do briefly mention older flat tappet engines and are of course representing their own...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-15-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 962
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: FE 390 oil related questions

A quote...

Modern heavy-duty diesel engine oils have lots of ZDDP additives and will be marked “CI-4 or CI-4 Plus” Diesel oils also have additives that pass all gasoline engine performance...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-10-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Parts For Sale Again

delco1946
Click on a persons 'name' at the far top left of one of their comments or posts and a menu box opens, one of the options is "Find more posts by ..." clicking it will give you a list of all...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-10-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1955 ford Ranch Wagon Side trim

HRR jogged my failing memory. Here are links to a couple more brochures, '55 & '56.
Click on the thumbnail images to enlarge.

http://www.oldcaradvertising.com/Ford/1955/dirindex.html
...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Help witH Fender Skirt ID

Also post a photo or two of the back side. The type of attaching hardware may be a good clue.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: offy intake manifolds

Something else to be aware of when swapping heads... the '54 to '56 heads use a larger internal thread size Temp sensor bushing at the left rear than the '57 and newer heads.
Since the engine has...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-05-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: offy intake manifolds

Head ID number ECZ-C is a '56 part and would be the larger intake manif port size with 1.78 intake valves. They were even used on the 312's in that year.

The '58/'59 5752-113 head is also a good...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-05-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Parts For Sale Again

Some folks refuse to use ebay for their own reasons. The fees are quite annoying etc, etc.
I understand that...

But, you'll have a bigger audience there. Buyers are more comfortable with the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-03-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Erratic Water Temps in '56 Y block

If the actual running Temp is pretty normal you may not need to change anything else once the gauge is working well.

Here are a few things that can be worked on or improved if the engine is...
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