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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: sleeved wheel cylinders

I agree with Mart. In fact I just ordered a new Master cylinder for my '51 Merc. (different vendor ). I ask if it was sleeved, I was told it was not, we will see. I see no reason to sleeve a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: sleeved wheel cylinders

Sorry I was not clear. It was only the front ( the large piston sleeve ) that popped out. I will check with my brother, I am pretty sure he took a few pix. with his phone to sent to the vendor. ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Difficult selling on barn?

I have bought parts off the Barn, and the Hamb, with good results. sometimes I think that maybe the part was not as good as I had thought, but they were always useable , and not junk. there are many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By Alaska Jim
sleeved wheel cylinders

Hello everyone. While this question is not early V8 specific, I feel that it could apply , so I will pose the following question Yesterday, while bleeding the front brakes ( 1940 ford ) on a '29...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Alaska Jim
stainless sleeves in wheel cylinders

Hello everyone. While this question is not late V8 specific, I feel that it could apply , so I will pose the following question Yesterday, while bleeding the front brakes ( 1940 ford ) on a '29...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,840
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

Yes Dan, I remember you. I have not been to any car functions since last june. I hap a hip replacement in early july last year, and it took me a while to recuperate. I wish you would have been able...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,840
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

Just curious, where in Alaska do you live, and do I know you?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-04-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1955 ford Ranchwagon/ pitman arm shaft seal.

you have the correct distance between the fan and radiator for a set up that does not use a shroud. If you go to a fan shroud, which may or not help, the center of the fan blade needs to be half way...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-03-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1955 ford Ranchwagon/ pitman arm shaft seal.

Personally, I would keep the mechanical fan. If you insist on an electric a "puller" fan on the eng. side of the radiator is best, as it does not block any air flow through the radiator , and is more...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-29-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: hood latch springs

you might try desert valley auto parts outside of Phoenix Az., if you don't mind a used part. https://www.dvap.com/
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-29-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 55 ford wagon keys question

Kultulz, That is some interesting information about the wagon, and the couriers. I learned something new today. makes it a good day.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Ford flathead drivability

ck your float level, sounds like you may be running out of fuel. also check the ground wire inside the dist. when the advance plate moves, it could possibly be loosing it ground. just a thought....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-25-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: can't access passenger rear exhaust manifold bolt

I worked all my life as a professional mechanic. you would not believe how many wrenches there are in my tool box that have been modified for special applications. If I were having your problem, I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-23-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 62 Falcon V8 conversion

rotorwrench, that is true, I had forgotten about that. I swapped a v8 out of a Falcon Ranchero, and put it and a C-4 into a 70 Maverick that was originally a 6 cyl. car. . It worked out well, but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-22-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 55 ford wagon keys question

I worked for the state of Alaska, and all the police cars and some of the other vehicles, came with a " fleet key " set up this key fit all the current year police cars and some of the other fleet...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-22-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Question for you that run an original 3 speed, R10 or R11 OD trans...

For what it is worth, my 1951 Merc. with a stock Flathead and o/d trans , with 4:27 rear gears, runs about 2300rpm at 65-70, but I don't remember for sure, may be just a little more. the car has a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-22-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 62 Falcon V8 tranmission?

The Borg Warner T-10 4sp. trans was the standard 4sp. used in early V8 Falcons and also I think the early Mustangs. while not as strong as the top-loader 4sp. , it will hold up if you do not abuse...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-22-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 62 Falcon V8 conversion

sbf into early falcons was a common swap. use all the components from a v8 model falcon, or 65-66 mustang, including the suspension to get the 5 lug suspension. v8 falcons are tight , but are a bolt...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-21-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 64 Galaxie 289 distributor setup wacky

If you just changed the wires , without changing the location of the rotor, that is why it would not run. with the #1 cyl on top dead center on the compression stroke the dist. rotor will be...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-21-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,040
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Strange Holley 4000

Kultulz, If I remember correctly, it is a 257, but now that you ask, I need to look at the eng. it is at my brothers shop about 50 miles away, along with my avatar. still have not taken the car out...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-20-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,040
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Strange Holley 4000

Oldmics, well that is certainly out of my price range for a hot rod. Not saying it is or is not justified given the rarity of them. This one is a reproduction. What would the cost of an original...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-20-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,040
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Strange Holley 4000

Kultulz, yes, I did see that A/C thatOldmics found. a while back I was kind of looking for one of the small oval ones. Oldmics, and Ted Eaton think that the carb A/C stud center to center distance...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-20-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,040
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Strange Holley 4000

Kultulz, Thanks for the link. interesting, good info.----Jim
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-16-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: T pot carb

Send it to Sal. He is the man on these carbs. did 2 for me. excellent work
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: '50 Ford hood release question

when I was a kid, we used to stretch those springs, it helped some, but is not what I would call a real repair.
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