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Forum: Questions & Suggestions Yesterday, 09:19 PM
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Posted By paul2748
Re: Maybe OT- not a Fordbarn problem...

Did you check down at the bottom of their email for an Unsubscribe ?
Forum: Questions & Suggestions Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By paul2748
Re: How to respond to pm.

Have them answer by email - post your email in the ad or include it in your profile (under contact info)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-15-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By paul2748
Re: Pod on Dash, R&I in place?

Ron Francis Wiring is another "premium" harness maker. They have harnesses for fuel Injection, if that is what you have
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-14-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By paul2748
Re: Pod on Dash, R&I in place?

I would take a serious look at the original wires to see how good they may be. may be time for a new wiring harness..

When I got my 54, the wires were a mess (already had a 12 volt conversion). ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By paul2748
Re: USPS damage in shipping

I don't sell that much parts, but have always used USPS / Usually ask for USPS money orders. Haven't had any problems, no purchasers have ever complained about missing or broken parts. Last item I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-13-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By paul2748
Re: 1957 FORD t-bird cast valve covers

Same gaskets fit metal and cast. The only difference you may run into is that the gaskets for late steel covers had tabs on them. Just cut off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 956
Posted By paul2748
Re: 1940's Los Angeles Dowtown !

Too bad they were going so fast
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-12-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By paul2748
Re: Pod on Dash, R&I in place?

I'm not sure I understand your question??? Did you get the dash thing?


It's possible there might not be clips - that the pod is screwed directly to the dash metal.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-12-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By paul2748
Re: 1954 Mercury Fender to Hood Bumper Pads

Check this number at Dennis Carpenter Part #: BA-16761
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-12-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 884
Posted By paul2748
Re: 312 Y Block valve cover studs

I used this method for the seals of the valley cover because I have heard they were too thick and the intake hit the bolts.


I cut the rubber piece in half so it was thinner.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By paul2748
Re: Randy Crowley flathead build for "Great Race" customer

They keep saying a 34 Ford - show pictures of Model A
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By paul2748
Re: Pod on Dash, R&I in place?

It will come out. There are clips and studs that hold it to the main dash. You just have to be agile to get under the dash. If you plan to do a fair amount of work under the dash, better to remove...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By paul2748
Re: Y-BLOCK valve covers Fenton

Don't know of any other gaskets that will solve your problem. Sounds like the cover was not properly made to accept the stock gaskets.


I have a bunch of Y block valve cover gaskets from...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By paul2748
Re: Door fits on 55,56 and 57 T-Birds ??????

If the door sticks out evenly at the rear, the problem is the latch. Also could be that the weatherstripping is too thick.


Do you have to lift up on the doors to close? If so, the hinges are...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-10-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By paul2748
Y Block Flywheel

Is 54 239 flywheel the same as a 55-56 272-292 ? Need info for a friend. Maybe just a difference in clutch size?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-06-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By paul2748
Re: Any 1955 steering column horn experts around?

It's too late now, but the bigger, Ford size bullet is available from the suppliers. I got mine from CASCO, the Tbird parts place. I assume others have them.


They have the modern type plastic...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-04-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By paul2748
Re: 1957 Ford Thunderbird Shop Manual

Faxon sells on ebay. Probably the best (and cheapest) place to buy.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-03-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By paul2748
Re: door glass rollers

I know the Tbird vendors have them, assume the other Ford parts people have them
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-02-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By paul2748
Re: Engine mount

Did you check with Carpenter. Remember, the front mount on a sedan is called a steady rest, not an engine mount.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-01-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By paul2748
Re: 1953-55 NEW 12 V wiper motor set-up

Is this a kit you bought or just a wiper motor that you installed?


If a kit, get back to the manufacturer/seller.


Be sure you got the arms on the correct sides.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-01-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By paul2748
Re: Installing interior door and window handles

For both my 56 Bird and 54 Ford, when reinstalling the handles I use a rubber hammer when the handles do not "click" in by hand. Maybe a little crude, but it works without any damage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By paul2748
Re: Mart's 41 pickup: Why you no start? Impromptu and unedited quickie.

Seems like a lot of ignition wires very close to the fan belt??
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-29-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By paul2748
Re: 1955 center HUD light

There are a lot of aftermarket brake lights out there, just look up on ebay or Amazon. As was noted above, any inside unit should be right next to the rear window
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By paul2748
Re: Headlight questions 46 Ford

You might have the ground wire on the lights on the wrong terminal. Way back when, I had the same problem and I had the bubs wired incorrectly.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-27-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 882
Posted By paul2748
Re: Brake Frustration

Look in the shop manual - that will tell you the width
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