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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By scicala
Re: '55 T-bird distributor

Yes, I also noticed the author didn't seem to know the details of what he was talking about.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,161
Posted By scicala
Re: 55 Fairlane New member/barn find

Can't see the distributor diaphragm, but the intake is definitely 1955. The intake and carb at least were changed somewhere along the line if the VIN started with a "U".


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-27-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By scicala
Re: 55-56 ford mercury tech

Go to this link. On post #340, there is a Ford Ranch Wagon with a '55 or '56 Mercury front clip installed, including the massive front bumper. Don't really know if any modifications were needed, but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-27-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,161
Posted By scicala
Re: 55 Fairlane New member/barn find

The intake, carb and choke assembly are all 1955. Distributor I would guess is a '55 single diaphragm, but who knows without a picture.
If it was a four barrel engine swapped in, you would have to...
Forum: Late V8 03-26-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By scicala
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By scicala
Re: Identify paperclip/spring

Perfect for pierced ears.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-26-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By scicala
Re: Ford 1963,1964 and 1968 Indy 260/289 Engines

There is one of these engines (picture) along with a Lincoln V12 (stock) on engine stands in the lobby of the Ford Engineering dynamometer building in Dearborn, MI.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-25-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,161
Posted By scicala
Re: 55 Fairlane New member/barn find

I can help you with the carburetor and the choke on the side of the manifold if it's stuck, when you get to that point.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By scicala
Re: Holley 94 air screws

I have no idea why that was done to the idle mixture screws, other that someone wanting to seat the screws and still be able to idle. Doesn't make sense to me at all.
I guess it's possible the carb...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-22-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,161
Posted By scicala
Re: 55 Fairlane New member/barn find

Yes, "U" indicates it was built with a 272 2 barrel Y-Block V8.
Somebody swapped on a 4 barrel some where along the line.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By scicala
Re: Low oil pressure solved

Mistakes can happen to the best of engine builders. If it happens on a regular basis, that's a different story.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-22-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,161
Posted By scicala
Re: 55 Fairlane New member/barn find

It looks like the mice had some fun, but a nice car. I assume the first digit of the VIN is an "M" since it appears to have a 272 4 barrel engine. Unless it's the very very rare "P" code 292 police...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By scicala
Re: New Carb Question

I don't know if Charlie ny is helping out Bubba or not, but I know he also does the Chevy distributor to flathead V8 conversions.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By scicala
Re: New Carb Question

The spark valve was added to the Holley for the Y-Block V8 in '54 (EBU carb). It was also used in '55 and '56 on the Holley two barrel (ECG-5 and ECG-6).


The carb you posted with the spark valve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,571
Posted By scicala
Re: petehoovie???

He may still be able to read everything posted, but not able to log in and post things.
Just like anyone else can without logging in.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-19-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By scicala
Re: Hot idle adjustment screw

The hot idle speed adjusting screw (with the spring on it) is supposed to contact that round pin directly in front of it. Either the dashpot screw on the throttle lever is adjusted too far out, or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-19-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By scicala
Re: starter problems

58Yeoman,


Sorry I repeated your post. We were both typing at the same time.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-19-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By scicala
Re: starter problems

If you transferred the old starter drive gear to the new starter, I would almost be 100% sure the starter drive is the issue. If the starter whirrs and spins when you turn the key, but doesn't turn...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-18-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 43,583
Posted By scicala
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

Yes, those look like '55 or '56 Mercury fenders.
Actually looks like the entire Mercury front clip, including the two layer bumper.
I like it ! (not the wheels and tires though).


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By scicala
Re: Flathead Carb

"Just checked the Holley website and the have one available for $299.99. I don't think you could touch a rebuildable WCFB core for that."




Rebuildable WCFB cores are not that expensive. I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-16-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By scicala
Re: Wanted-Good 55-56 Ford Station Wagon/Courrier Gas Tank

I've seen them on EBAY before, but don't buy one that has a real low price.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-16-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 43,583
Posted By scicala
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

Also the '57 Mercury wagon in post #335 has the round emblem on the front fender, which means it has the Turnpike Cruiser 368 V8.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-15-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 43,583
Posted By scicala
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

I saw the red '57 wagon in post #329 sell at the Mecum auction in Glendale, AZ yesterday. I think it sold for $23K but not sure.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By scicala
Re: New Stromberg 97 jetting help

Hi Donald,


I wasn't suggesting that you make the carb richer. I was wondering why Clive would make it rich to avoid using a choke. I agree 100% with what Charlie suggests. Your current 45...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By scicala
Re: New Stromberg 97 jetting help

I guess I don't understand the reasoning of making a carburetor richer than needed, just so you don't have to use a choke. If that's what Clive was saying. Sounds like quite the waste of gasoline.
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