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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Getting paint inside boxed in areas?

Since the sheet metal is new, I would use marine primer (thinned the normal amount) and apply it using air-compressor and spray gun with special multi-port fitting (as long as needed to reach the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Introduction to my 50 fordor

I had a '51 Deluxe Fordor in '78. It had the optional rocker arm stainless trim. Rockers and rear quarters had bad rustholes, but the flathead ran good. Drove it to work from '78 - '81 and left it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,632
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

It actually might matter. If you can get the accelerator pedal at the right height, your passing gear link will be able to travel the factory designed length.

The T-Birds have what they car an...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 1956 Fairlane Victoria flex plate 292 fordomatic question

If you are talking about a crack in one of the brackets that is riveted onto the original '55/56 flexplate, those pieces are "spring-steel" (annealed, flame hardened). I would not recommend welding...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

If you turn on a light in a room in your house....do you....check the fuse or circuit breaker at the SOURCE first, OR do you unscrew the bulb and put another one in to see if it works now???...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: driveshaft yoke

I'd like to see how they got the engine front steady rest and transmission crossmember mount on.
I believe there is not more than 1" overall in the adjustments for the engine steady rest.
It seems...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

Apologies to all the 4-bbl intake owners. I'm kinda stuck on the pre 1957, 2-bbl "bugsprayer" type carbs.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: SCAM alert

Well, not always. I am selling most of my stuff real cheap, but I would say having been around here for a while, it is better to know who you are dealing with. So far, I have had great confidence in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

VACUUM for the entire system (anything that uses vacuum in the car) originates at the square brass fitting on top of the intake manifold.
Cars that have a vacuum booster on the fuel pump...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

Apparently you have the bimetallic vacuum thermostat valve in conjunction with the vacuum operated water control valve. (thermostat valve is located in the heater register under the dash and the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

Ok so for the heater, I would say first check to see if the temperature control cable from the heater control cluster didn't fall off the clamp on the heater register housing under the dash. Possibly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: redneck gas tank story

I seen some backyard mechanic using an empty plastic milk jug propped up with baling wire inside the engine compartment near the voltage regulator. He had it piped down to the fuel pump inlet. It was...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: wiper arm and pivot 55 crown vic

Did you buy the ones with bigger female end from mac's? If so and return them for the correct arms listed on the same page (and spend $100)


There are TWO lengths because all sedan, wagon and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 1954 Ford 3-Speed OD Trans. Fits What Other Years?

The gearbox itself will probably bolt up to any '52 thru at least '59 Ford Y-block or I-block bellhousing and rear extension housings can be swapped from '52-56 (not because of length) but because...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: SCAM alert

Are these people who have advertised parts for sale on fordbarns "swapmeet" ? If so, it is very disturbing to here we have some scammers advertising here.
I have many parts for sale in the late V8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Am I the only one??

We are all granted certain "gifts" from God at birth, each of us a different set from those of our neighbors. During childhood years, I discovered I had an aptitude for mechanics, and later came to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-16-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 1956 Crown Victoria Skyliner Glasstop

The "M" code engine has 4-bbl teapot carb, dual diaphragm vacuum cans on the loadomatic distributor and dual exhausts. In '56, the Fairlane dual exhaust exited thru the bumper instead of underneath.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-16-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: wiper arm and pivot 55 crown vic

Now you know why they have the adjustable aftermarket arms on there. Those only cost $39.99 while the correct repro CV, convertible arms cost $97.99.
If you get the 6-1/4" long repro's with bayonet...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-15-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,632
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

If there is no difference in the position of the passing gear link with regard to shift/mph, I would immediately suspect that the shifting fork inside the transmission is not connected at all.
I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-15-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,632
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

I agree with dmsfrr. Type F is not a recommended replacement for type A (the original type fluid). I have also heard other folks complain about hard, abrupt shifting when using type F in Fordomatics....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-12-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 120 mile round trip

Or keep the manual trans and swap out the old rearend for a '57/58/59, 9" banjo housing rearend where you have many more options for gear ratios available. I had a 2.91:1 ratio that came out of a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-12-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,709
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: problem to start

Tell ya another thing you need to do if you are going to keep the ECG carb. Get one of those phenolic spacers to install between intake manifold and carb. You will need another gasket and longer carb...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-11-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 120 mile round trip

You might be able to sell that 223 I-block 6 cyl on fordsix.com.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-10-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,709
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: problem to start

You can use '57 thru '62 Y-block car intake manifolds (272, 292 or 312) or '57 thru '64 Ford Y-block (292) truck intake manifolds.
But if you swap, you must get associated gas linkage & bellcrank as...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-10-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: vibration

Use an inductive timing light.
Connect battery leads (red to positive, black to negative).
Wrap the inductive clamp around spark plug #1 cable as near to spark plug boot as possible.
start engine...
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