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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Backfire

How old are the spark plug wires? if they are old , you could be getting "leakage" out of one or more wires , causing a misfire. if this is the case, sometimes this problem can be seen at night with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-08-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: clutch problem in a '57 T-Bird

I am with Mike on the pedal spring under the dash. That is the first place I would look. maybe a little hard to get to or even see.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Idler Arm Bushings

usually, a bad idler arm will not make a wheel/tire "hop " as you describe, especially if the car is not moving as you stated when the wheels were spun up to 60mph. this is usually caused by a bad...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-25-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: vibration in my car

you may have lost a wheel weight. if you feel it in the steering , especially if it is mostly around 50-60mph. some times you can drive "out" of it, by going slower, or faster. check wheel balance...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Help, can anyone tell me what drum is this???

Do the drums have any "cooling fins" on them? I have a 9" Diff. from an early '70's LTD with brakes approx. the size you are describing. unfortunately, it is at my brothers shop 50 miles away, so I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: What's the hiss, hiss, history of this

What 40cpe said. It looks just like the one on my stock '51Merc. double action fuel pump, used to help the wipers from completely stopping when the accelerator is pushed down when accelerating or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Help, can anyone tell me what drum is this???

Is the metal I.D. tad still bolted to the 3rd member drop out carrier? If so, it will have the model car, gear ratio, and other info on it. If you have it , post the #'s and letters here and I am...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-18-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 980
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 292 y-block distributor puzzler

I was going to suggest that your problem sounds like a linkage problem, if when the throttle is pushed all the way to the floor and you can only get 35mph out of it. sounds like you found the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-18-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 292 rear main seal

I think he means the lower seal retainer
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-14-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Alaska Jim
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-14-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Alaska Jim
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-07-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,574
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1957 292 Y block horse power

Kultulz, In late 1974 I bought a '67 mustang fastback GT 390 4sp. paid $300 for it , sold it in early '75 for $500 when I moved to Alaska. wish I had it now. I can't even afford any year fastback...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-07-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,574
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1957 292 Y block horse power

I guess I learned something today. I thought all the 2 seat Thunderbirds had 4bbl carbs, 292 or 312. good to know. always wanted one , although I have never even driven one, I have ridden in the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-03-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: tires

red carr, I do not know of anyone with any bias ply tires looking to sell, although I may consider selling the ones on my avatar, but they are 16". I , personally would never go back to bias ply...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-03-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: tires

Steering effort will be a little greater at slow speeds, and standing still. It will be easier or the same at speed. the worst will be if you try to parallel park. This has been my experience with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-31-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1955 272 carburetor rebuild

I have used Sal for carbs, and I have used Charlie for fuel pumps. I can say that both have done an excellent job. The carbs that Sal did for me were the 4000 series Holley 4bbl carbs., I am sure...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-19-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: A/C in 68 Mustang

If you do install a shroud, be sure to correctly position the fan. the fan blades should be half way ( half of the blade centered ) in the shroud opening. if it is not in far enough, or in to far,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-18-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: valve locks break

I see nothing wrong. I suspect that the keepers you found were left in there by accident from a previous repair. The off center rockers are common on y-block fords. this can be corrected, but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-15-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: valve locks break

If you found them just laying loose under the valve cover, they may just be some "extra" that someone left there when they were working on the engine. If they came off of a valve in the eng. , and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-27-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,079
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Headlight Aiming

Well, I stand corrected. I never knew this, and I have lived in Japan for 6 years, and traveled to several south east Asia countries. Guess I never really noticed. It is not the first time I have...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-26-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,079
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Headlight Aiming

It does sound like B.S. to me. another way to make money for someone.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-21-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: C-4 trans pan gasket change

poolplayer1 , Thanks for your reply. yes, I know it is an easy job. I am a retired mechanic. I was just not sure how much fluid was going to be required. I spent the last 20 years of my career...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-21-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Alaska Jim
C-4 trans pan gasket change

Hi guys, can any of you tell me the approximate amount of fluid that will be lost when changing the pan gasket on a C-4 trans. ? I know it would be next to impossible to give an exact amount due to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: sleeved wheel cylinders

I agree with Mart. In fact I just ordered a new Master cylinder for my '51 Merc. (different vendor ). I ask if it was sleeved, I was told it was not, we will see. I see no reason to sleeve a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: sleeved wheel cylinders

Sorry I was not clear. It was only the front ( the large piston sleeve ) that popped out. I will check with my brother, I am pretty sure he took a few pix. with his phone to sent to the vendor. ...
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