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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-16-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By indyhac
Re: Power Steering conversion

Look up www.Borgeson.com. They make a power steering conversion to fit Ford trucks. Scott
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-13-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By indyhac
Re: Y-Block 292

Wow, lots of good information here! I think that I will go the easy route first. i.e. Checking & retorquing the head bolts. Then if the water leak comes back later, I will pull the heads and check &...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-12-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By indyhac
Y-Block 292

Who can tell me if there is any difference between a Ford or Mercury 292 c.i. engine. Maybe identical except for the I.D. number? And will the 292 bolt right in as a replacement for my '54 Mercury...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-23-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,051
Posted By indyhac
Re: 54 runs hot at low RPM or sitting still

DMFSRR,
I am using an aftermarket gauge with it's sensor installed in the same location in the engine as the original factory temp gauge.

Scott
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-17-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,051
Posted By indyhac
Unhappy 54 runs hot at low RPM or sitting still

I've got a 54 (Merc) 256 c.i. that runs cool (160 degrees) above 40 MPH but 190-200 traveling 20 MPH or less. Here is what I've done in more or less chronological order. 1. Had the radiator re-cored...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-12-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,399
Posted By indyhac
Re: 54 Mercury floor shift conversion

I resorted to EBay and found a guy with the ID there of 4ever4d named Mike who had bought out a Hurst dealer back in the 70's and had the conversion kit I needed. It was a tight fit, especially...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-12-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By indyhac
Re: Brake booster bad

I don't know what part of the country you're located in. Midwest Booster is near Chicago, Booster Dewey is out west. Both are good. You can find them is Hemmings Motor News.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-10-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By indyhac
Re: 54 Mercury Steering Column Wiring

Eureka (as the old philosopher said) I have found it! It was a dual problem that Leprechaun Murphy put on me. Testing for power at the junction block from the turn signal circuit, I found none and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-09-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By indyhac
Re: 54 Mercury Steering Column Wiring

All of my Mercury's wiring has been replaced except for the column harness. I will check out the suppliers that you provided and see what they have. I had tried the regular Ford/Mercury suppliers but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-08-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By indyhac
Question 54 Mercury Steering Column Wiring

I have converted my '54 Mercury from manual to power steering (necessitating a change to floor shift) and am having trouble getting the lights and turn signals working. All of the wires that run...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-11-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,399
Posted By indyhac
Re: 54 Mercury floor shift conversion

Thanks Jeff, I'll give that a try. Late in the day so I sent them an Email inquiry. If I don't get a response, I'll call them Monday.
Scott
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-09-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,399
Posted By indyhac
54 Mercury floor shift conversion

I'm in the process of converting my 54 Mercury conv. to power steering but there is no way to get the manual column shift to work. This is due to the power steering gearbox being longer than the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-25-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,038
Posted By indyhac
Re: 1957 Fairlane Power Steering Conversion

The Borgeson unit is a good fit unless you want an original system with the slave cylinder. Some of those show up on EBay now and then. Check out Summit or Jegs; I think they have the parts needed to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-25-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,017
Posted By indyhac
Re: Can you weld an exhaust manifold to repair it?

I agree with the guys that have advised you about arc (Stick) welding. I have pre-heated manifolds in my outdoor propane grill. My best results have been obtained using welding rod with high nickel...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-26-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By indyhac
Re: Manual to Power Steering Conversion

Thanks for your offer; I visited butchboy (see above) and got some parts from him. I'll let you know if I need anything else. Right now, it appears that the supplier sent me the wrong gearbox so I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-21-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By indyhac
Re: Manual to Power Steering Conversion

Butch, I'll give you a call tomorrow(Tuesday), I'd like to see your Edsel and I'm definitely interested in the floor shifter. Thanks for your reply.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-21-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By indyhac
Manual to Power Steering Conversion

I am in the process of a project to convert my manual steering system to a modern style (No Slave Cylinder) power steering. First of all, I need to say that it's a Mercury (54) not a Ford and therein...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-27-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,977
Posted By indyhac
Re: '54 Ford/Mercury Power Steering Conversion

Thanks Jack, I will try to contact the Borgeson tech person and inquire about the clutch issue. And thanks for the quick reply.
Scott
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-27-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,977
Posted By indyhac
Unhappy '54 Ford/Mercury Power Steering Conversion

I have found a company that makes a power steering gearbox to convert Y-Block Fords & Mercs from manual steering to power steering without using the problematic, leaky slave cylinder like the factory...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-13-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By indyhac
Re: 12V starter change

I had a shop rebuild & convert my 6V starter to 12V after a couple of years. However, I think that the bendix still hits too hard. I'm not sure exactly what they did to convert it to 12V so that's...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-12-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By indyhac
Question 12V starter change

Does anyone know if a '56 or later 12 volt starter will fit a '54 mercury that has been converted to 12V?
Thanks,
...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-15-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By indyhac
Re: '54 Mercury, hot wire to buss bar & curcut breaker

Yep, you're right. Somehow when I changed the solenoid, I had that big yellow wire laying over by the other side of the solenoid and connected it to the wrong post. Lights and starter work now but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-11-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By indyhac
Unhappy '54 Mercury, hot wire to buss bar & curcut breaker

I just installed a replacement ignition switch and a headlight switch. My starter was trying to engage after I turned the key off and my dash lights weren't working; figured I might as well replace...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,463
Posted By indyhac
Re: 256/239 Rear Main Seal

Thanks a lot Jeff. I live near a NAPA store so I will check today to see if they have the tool.
Scott
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-22-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,463
Posted By indyhac
256/239 Rear Main Seal

Does anyone know if there is a procedure for replacing the rear main seal in the 239/256 y-blocks without taking the engine out of the car? My shop manual only explains it with the engine out. Some...
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