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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By JimNNN
Re: '54 Ranch Wagon electrical confusion: Switch?

Okay, for those folks who are listening into this conversation, I believe this is the thread that dmsfrr is referring to:

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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By JimNNN
Re: '54 Ranch Wagon electrical confusion: Switch?

Thanks for the explanation dmsfrr. Do you think that the voltage regulator can be fixed (by me) or should I get a new one?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By JimNNN
Re: '54 Ranch Wagon electrical confusion: Switch?

Interesting. Thanks for the reply. I could see how that might get the gen light to go on/stay on as it connects to one of the leads in the volt. reg., but the oil light too? I should also mention,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By JimNNN
'54 Ranch Wagon electrical confusion: Switch?

Hi folks. I rewired my Ranch wagon more than a year ago. The job was pretty thorough and I replaced pretty much everything electrical from wires to relays to switches, including the starter switch....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-06-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Free parts from Concours Auto Parts miss shipment

Thanks for checking on that. By all means send them to the Canadian forum member. I'm glad you found someone who can use them.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-06-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Was the Y-Block introduced in 1954 designed to replace previous flathead?

Until I put the spin on oil filter adapter on my '54 239, I was frequently reminded of how poor a physical fit the Y block was in that generation of full size Ford...at least for the purposes of an...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-06-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Free parts from Concours Auto Parts miss shipment

Very generous offer by 51504bat. Thanks to him. I'm not sending a pm yet, but posting a reply because I have a question about the parts that he may not know. If he doesn't, hopefully someone else...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-09-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 79 Granada 6 cyl nengine noise

My exhaust leaks usually take more than 15 - 30 seconds to seal up from the engine heat. I've had both a seal leak and crack at the manifold on my '61 Mercury. Just as a point of reference.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-02-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 64 Galaxie regulator condenser

Dave is correct. In fact, there's likely a noise suppressor at both the voltage regulator and the generator of that car (if they still had generators in '64.) My full size '61 Mercury has one at both...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-02-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By JimNNN
Re: headliner

I put a NEW headliner in my wagon without experience and it turned out decent. Not flawless, but presentable and it's held up (not sagged) after many years. Keep in mind, a wagon headliner is more...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-29-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,846
Posted By JimNNN
Re: '57 Ford Went Off the Road Killing Driver Highway 74 2 Days Ago

I added side mirrors - rudimentary as they are - and a cheap convex stick-on mirror to supplement the interior rear view mirror in my '54. Not expensive but they do help rear vision a good deal. I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-24-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,846
Posted By JimNNN
Re: '57 Ford Went Off the Road Killing Driver Highway 74 2 Days Ago

I agree. It makes perfect sense to post an article in an old Ford forum about a fatal accident involving an old Ford. It's also a reminder to keep cars maintained and it's a reminder that, even with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-24-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By JimNNN
Re: The Hurst Mystery Shifter

I was 6 years old at the time, so no I didn't enter. :) Congrats on your win back then...good name. It must be cool to be a part of automotive history, at least in some small way.



I believe...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-24-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 57 ford went of the road

I'm glad I'm replacing all of the brake lines on my '65 T-Bird. However, I really need to replace all the lines on my early 60's Mercury, too. Way too many projects.



Thanks for posting the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Problem with high oil pressure?

No experience with flatheads but an experienced engine builder told me that my FE's high oil pressure at startup was from a high volume oil pump. Likely that's what's going on with you, given your...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Kultulz

Maybe he's just tired of reading hokey comments from us. But that's not possible, because who could ever get tired of that? Ha Ha Ha!


Glad to hear KULTULZ is doing okay.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-06-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By JimNNN
Re: The T-Bird was in a rain storm yesterday

Thanks very much for the instructions runewilliam_merc and Old Redneck. I'll try that on my '61 Mercury. My problem is that I never intentionally drive it in the rain, so the vacuum wipers get a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-29-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By JimNNN
Re: The T-Bird was in a rain storm yesterday

Glad they worked for you Old Redneck. Where exactly did you apply the Marvel Mystery Oil? I used the wipers on my early 60's Mercury last week, and wasn't impressed with the performance. It was the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-26-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Been thinking about the Thunderbird Forum

I agree with miker98038 - the VTCI forum history was interesting, and thanks for going to the trouble of explaining it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-25-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Been thinking about the Thunderbird Forum

So far, every question about my Thunderbird that I've posed on the VTCI forum has been adequately answered, though I've sought and received answers elsewhere, too. If there's a more informative...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-12-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Are Mustangs still collectible?

Run of the mill Mustangs may suffer a little from "Model T syndrome"; i.e., an attractive, desirable, iconic, historically significant and generally all around good car that has somewhat deflated...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-04-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Your opinions on Marvel Mystery OILERS

Thanks for the input guys. I think I need to state my question more clearly, though. What I'm really asking is:


It it worth it to get one of the oiler systems for MMO so that I don't have to run...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-01-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By JimNNN
Re: idle adjusting needles

I find that my idle mixture screw adjustment requirements can change with the weather. If I really wanted to keep my car idling perfectly, I would probably need to fiddle with it just a little every...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-31-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By JimNNN
Your opinions on Marvel Mystery OILERS

Not talking about the oil itself, but the oilers that allow you to introduce MMO into the engine withOUT putting it into the gas tank or fuel system. The one I'm looking at is an old TU series...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-30-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By JimNNN
Re: idle adjusting needles

BTW, when adjusting, don't screw the needles in too far and too tight. It will ruin them.

Screwing them in will make the car run leaner. On my car, if they're too lean the engine will backfire....
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