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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 04:23 PM
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Posted By dmsfrr
Re: My temp Gauge goes to hot Now?

Some of the 'new replacement' style Temperature sensors may operate backwards for some reason???
And some that are labeled as NOS for '57 may actually be a later version that does the same.
You...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

"Not sure what you mean by choke cover."

The choke cover is a round black plastic housing over the coiled bi-metal spring that operates the choke linkage.
Heated air is drawn into the original...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

zuburg; ...
1. I think I should plug both heat tube holes on the intake. Since the crossover tube appears to be very tight in the opening so I think I need something to go into the tube and plug...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 302 eng.W/ c-4 trans to a 53 car

His car may have had rear axle gears with lower numbers like 3.10 to 1, or 2.79 to 1.
If he'd like to get rid of it I might be able to force myself to take it off his hands. ;)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

Since the internal tube has already failed plugging both ends won't hurt it more & will keep exhaust from blowing out of the open holes.

There is an alternate passenger side exhaust manifold that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

There is no vacuum inside the large center crossover of the intake manifold, it's for exhaust, to heat the carburetor and a thin tube for the hot air choke setup of a T-Bird carburetor. See photos 2...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Voltmeter wiring

Are there any panel lights on that three instrument cluster? Maybe on their own circuit?

The only load on that fuse will be the meter itself, so a really small fuse will do. 1/2 amp may be...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Voltmeter wiring

Here's a link to a collection of '57 to '65 Ford wiring diagrams.
http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/tOCMP/wiring/5765wiring%20diagrams/fordindex.htm

'61 Fairlane & Galaxie......
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

If the brass elbows are fitted to both sides the choke heat tube should be in there. They are a snug fit into the ends of the tube, and should twist out if you want to remove them. The elbows likely...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Voltmeter wiring

Only when the key is in either the On or the Accessory position. (unless the switch is faulty)

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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

It may(?) be possible to install a missing long tube from the passenger side if the valves & valve springs aren't in the way. I've never tried it, and it may be a one-way procedure???
If you can...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Fuel tank

Was the Fuel gauge working relatively well since you've had the car, or not?
The original fuel gauge and sender work best when they're a year matched pair.
Because of the unusual way the oem '55...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Voltmeter wiring

Yes, a fuse in the power wire to the voltmeter is highly recommended, and if the power wire for the meter is connected to one of the large "battery" wires, yes the meter will always be on, draining...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 489
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

Are you talking about these parts?
The long thin tube crosses left to right thru the inside of the intake manifold. It provides heated air for the choke and keeps it separate from the exhaust gases...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-27-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Replacing Teapot carb on 1956 T-bird

How to... https://www.eatonbalancing.com/2013/03/02/modifying-the-holley-teapot-four-barrel-carb-for-late-model-distributors/

The difficult part is finding a good '57+ Tach drive distributor....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-27-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Voltmeter wiring

Does the voltmeter have two terminals, not connected to the housing that holds the gauges or anything else?
If so...
and the vehicle is Negative ground, the Battery / Plus terminal of the voltmeter...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-27-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 575
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Front engine mount for 292 Y-block

Yes it's possible many of the T-Bird 292 parts were put on the 239.
The Cleveland cast '54 256 block & heads that were in my '55 had the correct style oil pan, valley pan, timing cover, water pump...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-26-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Replacing Teapot carb on 1956 T-bird

zuburg, the '56 Loadomatic distributors have no mechanical timing advance at all. The ignition timing advance is controlled only by a vacuum signal from a matching carburetor.
The vacuum signal for...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-26-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 575
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Front engine mount for 292 Y-block

You are correct. When the rubber layer fails the damper / weight ring 'walks' toward the rear and hits the bracket.
It could be very entertaining if it happens at speed. :eek:
There are places that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-25-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: The cable on my Tack broke??

Unbolt the other end of the tach cable from the distributor and pull it out. There will be a small gear on the end that slides out of the outer cable jacket. (photo #2) It may be better to remove...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-25-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Connecting wire to oil pressure sending unit

This is exactly why I prefer to buy '55/'57 T-Bird parts from places like Hills, Casco or Prestige.
They have in-house repair and restoration shops where they use the parts they sell.
You can...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-25-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,120
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Miss on newly rebuilt 292

Without a good ground wire for the points the ignition can't work correctly. photo # 1

With a Dwell meter you can use it to see how stable the Point gap is (or isn't). If the reading varies by 5...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Connecting wire to oil pressure sending unit

Two pictures of a slip-on connector... the ones I found on in my '55 and '57 are the same.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Replacement radiator fan for 292

Jeez guys, I'm sorry there were flex fans on that page.
My suggestion actually was to check with an auto parts store near you to see what they have.
Your request was for 'a bolt-in upgrade' that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 704
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Still wont start

ALL the battery and starter cables need to be "0" / Zero gauge wire, not the smaller sizes, they won't carry enough current for the starter. Don't forget the Ground half of the starter circuit:...
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