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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By scicala
Re: Uncle Max help

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Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By scicala
Re: Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

Thank you everyone for the replies. It looks like it's a fairly safe bet the head bolts first appeared in '49 on the 8BA. possibly '48 truck, although Ronnieroadster said '48 trucks had studs. I'll...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By scicala
Re: Y block pickup tube seal

The only reason I can think of that they were made with a dent like that, is to make installing the rubber seal easier on a production line. Maybe the service tubes from a dealer were round, and the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By scicala
Re: installing inner fenders

After looking at the pictures from the Hot Rod Reverend, I guess my memory isn't that good. I took it apart about 18 years ago.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By scicala
Flathead V8 head bolts vs studs

Does anyone know when the Ford flathead V8 switched from head studs to head bolts ? Was it with the 8BA ?


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By scicala
Re: installing inner fenders

Steve, the way I remember it when I took apart the car your talking about, the clip nuts went on with the threaded nut part on the outside, and the bolts screwed in from the engine compartment side....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-25-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By scicala
Re: 64 Ford Galaxie 289 carburetor sizing

The Summit carb is also cost reduced with things like self tapping cover screws etc. They didn't really pass on the savings though.
If it were mine I would buy a used Autolie (Motorcraft) 4100 and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-22-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By scicala
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

Distributors and oil pumps were able to be swapped between Lincoln and Ford Y-Blocks.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-20-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By scicala
Re: Leak Down tester issue?

5% is considered good. You can also hear where the leakage is going by listening at the oil fill cap opening, the intake, or the tailpipe. Also bubbling in the radiator if it's a head gasket or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-20-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By scicala
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

No disrespect intended, but just correcting a couple things. The 215 OHV 6 cylinder engine came out for the '52 model year, and the Lincoln OHV 317 V8 that came out for '52 had a two barrel Holley...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By scicala
Re: stromberg 97 metal fatigue?

JB Weld is good for certain things, but that could cause your car to burn to the ground.


I've seen it work when exposed to gasoline before ethanol was added years ago. I've seen carbs using...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-20-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By scicala
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

Henry Ford had long since passed away before the Y-Block development started. Henry Ford II was not resistent to change. He saved the company with drastic change,


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-19-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By scicala
Re: Trying to ID a FoMoCo camshaft

Don't see many 1962 Mercury Meteor's (US Mercury). Good luck with the engine rebuild !


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-19-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By scicala
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

No quite as gutless as the flathead V8 it replaced though.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By scicala
Re: Mouse motor check it out

I actually know someone in Maine that had mice go in through the tail pipe and actually made it past an open exhaust valve, then made a nest. When he went to start the car in the spring, the nest...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,878
Posted By scicala
Re: Barrett Jackson

The car that sold for $22K at Barrett Jackson, also has a later incorrect engine. Might have a little to do with the low price. Looks like possibly a 59A engine from the 40's ?


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,096
Posted By scicala
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

My American Car Encyclopedia shows a total of 75,000 '39 Mercury's made. It doesn't have the numbers for each model though.
Compare it to the '39 Ford with about 28,000 4 door sedans.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By scicala
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

To test it properly need to clean any dirt and make sure it's dry around the center hole for the air cleaner stud. Then seal both sides of the hole with a small piece of masking tape. I say this...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-14-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By scicala
Re: 460 eng pwr steering pump removal?

I never realized the old MEL's and the '68 Lincoln 460 had a crank driven PS pump. Learn something new every day.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-13-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By scicala
Re: Y-block trips.

To start with, is your condition only when using the center carb, or when you open up the front and rear carbs ? I'm assuming you have progressive linkage. Going from a 52 to a 54 jet is not enough...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By scicala
Re: boring a "94" "8BA"carb base to " EGC " 1 1/16

I wouldn't attempt to bore an 8BA throttle body to 1 3/8" dia. Just from looking at the picture you can see the bore may run into the seat for the idle mixture screws. Causing another big problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,659
Posted By scicala
Re: BULLETT Mustang sold today at Mecum auction for:

All I know is the seller purchased the car in 1974 for $3500 and it was a phone bidder that won the auction.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-10-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By scicala
Re: Boring out an 8BA carb base to EGC 1 1/16 size

I guess it's possible the ECG-5 truck carb had the larger base like the '56 ECG-6 carb.
Either that, or it was swapped on at one point.
Charlie ny should know for sure. I also acquired an NOS '56...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-10-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By scicala
Re: Boring out an 8BA carb base to EGC 1 1/16 size

Jim, Sid is correct. '55 had the same smaller throttle bores as old 94 type carbs. The '56 ECG-6 carb increased the bore size. Pretty sure it's a different casting too. Don't think you can bore an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By scicala
Re: I have a bridge for sale

Yes, the old London Bridge was dismantled and reassembled in Lake Havisu City, AZ. Drove over it a few times. Can't remember the man's name, but he was big in Havisu.


Sal
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