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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By JimNNN
Re: How close is too close?

The are positioned that way. The blades are just too close to the wall of the shroud...I need to shift the shroud a bit one way.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 1955 Ranch Wagon with a 302 engine/ Temp gauge

When I used the factory temp gauge on my '54 Ranch Wagon, which is electrical, the needle almost always pegged hot after running the car at normal temp a while. This is common, I gather, for the heat...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By JimNNN
Re: How close is too close?

On my Mercury, I assembled a full shroud from two partial aftermarket shrouds that I bought from Speedway. This was to accommodate a new aluminum radiator. Works fine when the engine is cold, but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-16-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser "Idea Car"

Mr. Maruska needs to find that truck/trailer and restore it, too! :D
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-16-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 64 Galaxie adding sound deadening material

Thanks for that great info. I'm going to be redoing my '65 Thunderbird interior, and the factory replica sound insulation from Mac's will cost hundreds of dollars, and that's not including the jute...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-16-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 40,625
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

Ok, I thought that I'd found another possible 2 door hardtop wagon, but it turned out to be a fake. He made it out of another non-two door wagon car. So the '57 Mercury is still the undisputed...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-16-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Kultulz

I think it's their chins. They both had strong/conspicuous chins. When Rich Little used to do impressions of Kirk Douglas, he used to twist his index finger into his chin to insinuate Kirk's...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-14-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Kultulz

BTW, I think that lovely woman is the beautiful Italian actress, Gina Lollobrigida. Looking at that picture, I have absolutely no idea why she was so popular back then. :rolleyes: I think she's...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-13-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Kultulz

Dmsfrr...you're an icon here at Ford Barn. You're help has been immeasurable. Not only do you give concise answers, but you actually take pictures to illustrate what you're talking about AND put...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-13-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser "Idea Car"

Wow, thanks a million for the link to an amazing concept car that I didn't know existed, Mercman from Oz! I don't know if I feel exhilarated at the prospect of the car being resurrected, or depressed...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-10-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Car Show Yesterday

Well, those guys have to get new jobs somewhere. Why not judging old cars?



Sorry your day didn't go as you wished. Hope you had some fun regardless.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-06-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Kultulz

Totally agree! He has been very forthcoming with sharing an extensive body of knowledge. Helped me out big time. Many others have, too, and it would be great to get together with them all to show our...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-05-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Beautiful day today

Not really good here today, either Al. Snowed this morning, maybe 1.5 to 2 inches.



Supposed to have some 40 degree days over the next week, though. Eastern Nebr.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-29-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

I'd heard somewhere - possibly this forum - that the Y block was supposed to have been introduced in '53, but the Korean war demanded materials that kept that from happening. I don't know how true...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-24-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

Ford actually outsold Chevy in '54 for the first time in many years. Number one in sales for 1954, in fact. Another commenter called the '54 Y Block gutless, but compared to what? The Olds engine of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-17-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 66 insturment cluster in 65 question

Since you mentioned a Mustang incidentally in one of your posts, I would presume it's a Mustang, then? Doesn't matter to me, but it's possible that there haven't been as many responses to your...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-06-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 57 2 door ranch wagon

It doesn't seem like it.



https://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/ford_usa/full-size_ford_5gen/full-size_ford_5gen_wagon_ranch/1957.html

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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-28-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,212
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Westach 6 volt tachometer review, attn: zoegrant

Amazing difference. My '54 Ranch Wagon 239 was doing 2900 rpm at 55 mph locked out of OD. Your '57 was more powerful than my car, but your ratio was lower, too.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-28-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,212
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Westach 6 volt tachometer review, attn: zoegrant

Yay!




Well you did it better than I did! I'm going to try that procedure again when I get a chance. I think my problem was that I spun the tire around once like I should, but when I loosened...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,814
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Junior Johnson Passes On

He was an important historical figure in NASCAR. I was a fan of his in some ways, not so much in other ways, but I'll always acknowledge that he was probably the most culturally significant NASCAR...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-25-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Ford GT Mark II

Thanks for posting. I learned a couple of interesting things: Jackie Stewart was once a Ford driver, and went by "Jack."



Also, the 289 Ford GT had a 37 gallon tank! I could use one of those!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-25-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,708
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Replace any tire over 6 years old.

My experience would suggest that there's a lot of truth in this statement. I bought the radials for my ranch wagon 15 years ago and the radials for my Mercury 13 years ago. Both sets of tires have...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-24-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By JimNNN
Re: What is your favorite brand of spark plug wires?

Thanks Hot Rod Reverend. Those look very promising.



KULTULZ, HP would work fine for me, as my car isn't 100% original. I don't really want neon orange, red or green, though. I'd guess that HP...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-24-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By JimNNN
Re: FE 390 oil related questions

Thanks for the input, KULTULZ. I think I'll start with changing out the oil to 10w 30 and see what happens. 10w 30 is always what I used in my first cars back in the 1970's, which were all V 8's....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 30 AA doodlebug hits the silver screen

Love it! looks like a lot of fun.
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