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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Temp gauge

The older flatheads may have had two Temp sensors, never had my hands on one.

There should be just one Temp sensor on a stock Y-block engine. Near the rear of the head on the driver's/left side of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Temp gauge

Are the: engine, heads, electrical system and dash gauges original to the car?
The wire to the sensor may be shorted out or the sensor may be bad.
The gauge is functional or you wouldn't be able...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-21-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: How close is too close?

With misc flex in the body, frame and motor mounts of your undescribed project, 3/8 could be too close. If you had a fan shroud that fit between the radiator & engine the fan could be farther back....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-21-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

No immediate danger. I haven't even started it in 2 months, let alone driven it.

I re-read the adjustment instructions and they say to adjust the TV rod to 'just fit' into its hole in the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-21-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Is a ground still a ground

Yep, a good idea.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-20-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

This one has the cast iron air-cooled bellhousing, a cast iron main case and an aluminum rear housing. So it "shouldn't" be the '54 version. (photos in previous replies above)

You're right I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-19-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

Yes there is. I've done that adjustment procedure a couple times now and it doesn't seem to help. But I haven't given up on it yet and will tackle it again, adding a bit of length to the TV rod.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-19-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1955 Ranch Wagon with a 302 engine/ Temp gauge

It's on the internet, it must be true. ;)

"Temperatures in the combustion chamber of the engine can reach 4,500 F ..."

https://auto.howstuffworks.com/cooling-system5.htm
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-19-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: electric fans and temp gauge?

What engine?
Where on the block is the existing Temp / fan sensor?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-19-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1955 Ranch Wagon with a 302 engine/ Temp gauge

When you shut the engine off the coolant is no longer being circulated by the water pump and cooled by air flow thru the radiator. So it just sits there being really warm until it cools down on its...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-19-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

Yes it had a '54 EBY 256 in it, with this same transmission behind it, trans has been rebuilt.
The engine is now an ECK '55 292 block w/ '58 #5752-113 heads and a '57 ECZ-B intake, '57 Holley...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-18-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

Manually shifting it to the L position on the shifter does eliminate the occasional squealing and shaking when starting off but does not seem to select a lower gear. It starts off at the same rate...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-18-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

99% sure this one has an aluminum tail housing, I'll double check tomorrow.

My biggest concern is why it seems to only have two functioning forward gears instead of three with a 2nd gear start as...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-17-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Wiring Ideas

Do you have any idea if it's a FoMoCo part or aftermarket?
Any indication if it's correct for a '55 F100 ?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-17-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

I don't know as much as I'd like to. At the moment I can't get the car high enough off the floor to really be able to get under it.
Tried to measure "A", the length of the main case and got 10 &...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-14-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Is a ground still a ground

If it were polarity sensitive it wouldn't work when hooked up backwards. If it works just use it like you have been. Not a problem.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-14-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Kultulz

JimNNN
Thanks, I'm a literal newcomer to these 50's y-block cars and wish I had the decades of previous experience some of you already have.
For some unknown reason I bought a '55 T-Bird in '12 as...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-14-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Is a ground still a ground

Shocked if you touch the car? Only if you're touching a bare (or bad) spark plug wire or terminal while the engine is running, that will knock you back on your butt because the voltage is very high....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-13-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Is a ground still a ground

If the dome light fixture has separate wires labeled positive and negative, connect the positive wire to the body of the car and the negative wire to the power source. Especially if it's an LED light...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-12-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 55 F100 start button

I added a wiring diagram to my previous reply.

Both battery cables & the Solenoid to Starter power cable need to be quite large, #1 or 'zero' gauge is appropriate. About the size of your thumb,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-12-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 55 F100 start button

It's the original 6 volt positive ground?
Not a big deal... The only parts of the truck that care if it's positive or negative ground are the generator and ignition coil. (and maybe a factory...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

Not yet. I haven't raised the car up to get underneath, until I had an idea what to look for.
(and my good jack-stands are holding up another car)
Thanks for the nice illustration, and with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

Yes, I set it using a 1/4 inch rod thru the throttle bell-crank bracket, drove it a bit and also tried a couple turns extra either way to see if would make a difference. No luck yet.
It was a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Kultulz

Sometimes?
He's got better jokes than I do.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

Yes, the block and head casting number prefixes were EBY. photos attached
I didn't note or take photos of the date code because I wasn't that concerned. Just sold it to the first person who wanted...
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