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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By scicala
Re: Merc At The Car Show

Nice picture ! I think this has been discussed on the Ford Barn before, but did '52 Merc's with the Mercomatic transmission really say Automatic on the trunk lid, or did some say Mercomatic ? Was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By scicala
Re: 1941 carburetor , where does this part go

#9594 looks like the accel pump discharge check needle/weight. The carb would need some inside disassembly for that to fall out. The description fits the choke detent bullet. #9594 doesn't have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By scicala
Re: 1941 carburetor , where does this part go

Yes, and the spring behind it is 9587.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By scicala
Re: Who carries a 1953 Mercury carb rebuild kit?

I'm here if I can help. It's easy to see if the accel pump is up to snuff on a 1901 teapot Holley two barrel. It should give a squirt out of the two small brass nozzles coming out of the bottom of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By scicala
Re: Who carries a 1953 Mercury carb rebuild kit?

Do you have a 2100 Holley 3 bolt two barrel or a real '53 Mercury 1901 Holley 4 bolt teapot two barrel carb ? Best price and quality for the 1901 kit I've found is a Daytona kit through seller...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-17-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By scicala
Re: FE set in stone.

Even the casting line on the head is like the MEL engines. Plus you can still see the top valve cover bolt still in the head where the valve cover rotted away.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-16-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By scicala
Re: FE set in stone.

I was wrong when I said Lincoln Y-Block. Even though they had hydraulic lifters, they still had adjustable rockers. Now thinking the earlier guess I saw above, of a MEL 383 or 430 would be better,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-16-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,177
Posted By scicala
Re: New baby 1953 Merc

There may be a torque converter drain plug on the engine side of the flywheel (flex plate). If there is one, it should be visible after removing the lower flywheel shield and rotating the engine to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-15-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By scicala
Re: FE set in stone.

I'm guessing maybe a Lincoln Y-Block (317, 341 or 368) since there is no adjustment on the rocker arms, meaning hydraulic lifters.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By scicala
Re: 2 in 1 carb plate

This one appears to fit all three 4 barrel bolt patterns, where as the one in post #1 fits two of the three patterns (early small base teapot/WCFB/4GC, and the later WCFB/4GC).

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By scicala
Re: %$#& autolite 1100 carb

Just a general rule of thumb concerning adjusting auto choke tension. When the engine is completely cooled down (overnight), loosen the three clamp screws on the cap and rotate it until there is just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By scicala
Re: 94 carbs

The jet sizes varied on later ones in the mid 50's and on trucks. I've seen some in my Holley manual as high as #56, but for your era carb #51 sounds good for sea level to 5,000 foot elevation.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,032
Posted By scicala
Re: Cars from my past, how about you

The 327/350 HP L79 was a sweet engine. Best production cam they ever made.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,032
Posted By scicala
Re: Cars from my past, how about you

No pictures, but high school through when I got drafted in '70 was a '55 Mercury Montclair with 292 and 4 speed T-10. Had an Isky RPM300 cam and Jahns domed pistons, and a Mallory dual point too....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By scicala
Re: Dana 44 rear/1953/56 f-100

This place should have what you need.

Sal

https://www.drivetrainspecialists.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By scicala
Re: "49 Distributor Timing Issue

You can use any timing light on a 6 volt car. You just hook up the power leads to a 12V battery or have a 12V car next to it.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-05-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By scicala
Re: 292 Distributor stuck

Part of the advance diaphragm housing may be made of pot metal (die cast zinc), but I believe the distributor itself is aluminum.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By scicala
Re: Year model - packard

So the owner/seller didn't know what year is was ?

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By scicala
Re: Memorial day thoughts

Amen Marcus !!

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By scicala
Re: What are these adapters for ?

I love it when people make comments that don't help anything.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By scicala
Re: 1947 Ford running rough when accelerated

Don't buy offshore (Chinese made) ignition parts. NAPA Echlin brand is probably the best, or Tubman on this forum, I believe he makes quality condensers.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 867
Posted By scicala
Re: Low power, low vacum

You said the carburetor was a Stromberg. If so, I thought the standard jet is a #45.
When you said you will put in #52 jets, it makes me think you have Holley/Ford carburetor. Plus, if You're at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By scicala
Re: Rough idle, low vacuum reading ?

That sounds like a classic ruptured power valve to me.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-23-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By scicala
Re: y block to rich

I agree with KULTULZ. Once the tailpipe gets black, it takes forever to change. Don't go by the tailpipe. Go by the spark plugs. Sounds like if anything it may be on the lean side, but if it runs OK,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By scicala
Re: OH 6 Cyl Engine Identification

Passenger cars and F100 truck six cylinders shared the same block. A '54 F100 should have a 223 six cylinder in it. I sold a '52 car 215 six cylinder and the block was the same as yours (EAA-B). I'm...
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