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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Radiator neck pliers?

Ralph, I have a set of tail-pipe expanders like duce lover showed a link to. they come in several sizes. I have used them on radiators before, and they work fairly well, but you have to watch that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: offy intake manifolds

I have an aftermarket mechanical temp gauge, so no problem for me there. The eng was a fresh rebuild when I bought the car. my brother and I would never had made the mistake of mis-matching the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: offy intake manifolds

yep, definitely a leak, don't know how it ran so good.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: offy intake manifolds

dmsfrr, Thank you for that information, and thanks for the photo of the gaskets. I do not have a set of both here to compare, so this helps me visualize things a lot better. I have the car in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-05-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: offy intake manifolds

Thanks Kultulz , I have read that before. I guess I will start looking for a different manifold. can anyone tell me if the ECZ-C head is considered a small or large port head. I have heard that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-05-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: offy intake manifolds

Kultulz, The car is in storage for the winter, and I probably will not be working on it for a month or 2. What brought this subject up is, my brother was looking at the car the throttle linkage ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-05-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: offy intake manifolds

Thanks miker98038. I have read most of this in the past, but will review it again, as I don,t remember all of it, although I do remember the offy as being the worst performer. I do not remember if...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-04-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By Alaska Jim
offy intake manifolds

I posted this over on the Y blocks forever forum, thought I would post it here as well ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: engine color question

Kultulz, not really trying to replicate exactly, just some thing close. I will try and attach what I have done so far. this has been done for a year now. just trying to find time to swap out the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: engine color question

dmsfrr, thanks for the link, interesting info there.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Interesting customized Falcon.

Kultulz, That would work for me.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Alaska Jim
engine color question

Did any of the Mercury engines ever come from the factory with a gold painted block and black valve covers? If so what year and model? just trying to satisfy my own curiosity. Thanks, ---Jim
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Interesting customized Falcon.

The quality of the work and the engineering is excellent . That said I am with Sal. I like it the way it was stock. just make it a factory 260V8 with a 4 sp.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,055
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Making an old radiator grill look good

If you use steel wool, make sure to use "0000" grade, anything else may leave very fine scratches.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 494
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1955 ford with 2 barrel ford carb

get a pcv valve for a 292 Chev. 6 cyl. it will be close enough. as far as putting the valve in the valve cover, you would have to fabricate a shield/baffle and weld it in to the inside of the valve...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: brake press. switch

Thanks for all the information and suggestions I appreciate them Thank You.----Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Brake light pressure switch

Thanks for all the answers and information, it is all very useful. The car is in storage for the winter, so there is no hurry on the repair, now I just need to make a decision on which way to go. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By Alaska Jim
Brake light pressure switch

I have seen , either here or the late V8 forum, that some guys are replacing bad brake light pressure switches with a pressure switch from Harley-Davidson. I thought I had written the part # down,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-14-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Alaska Jim
brake press. switch

I have seen , either here or the early V8 forum, that some guys are replacing bad brake light pressure switches with a pressure switch from Harley-Davidson. I thought I had written the part # down,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 53 dash cluster

Big Red 51, I like you avatar '53
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Looking Like Winter

Hello Ralph, my hip has been doing real good until a couple of days ago. It has been aching quite a bit . I think I have some arthritis in there. The Doc. told me last time I was in to see him...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Looking Like Winter

Been unseasonably warm here in Alaska. was 46F here at my place in Palmer Alaska today.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-30-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Gas Smell Inside

I had a small leak on the hose on the metal filler neck tube that goes from the tank to the outside of the car. it was leaking down near the tank and could not bee seen, until I pulled all the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: M m oil

how much MM oil per gallon for fuel, I am curious, and was thinking of adding it to my fuel while the car is in winter storage in a heated garage. I do add fuel stabilizer.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Rear sway bar

Thanks Kultulz, I know the purpose and the proper name and the "common" name for the anti-roll bars. I am a retired mechanic, and have installed many front and rear bars over the years, but had...
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