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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By bobss396
Re: bumber jack

IIRC, they were behind the front seat. I carry a floor jack in the trunk of my '59. Have yet to need to use it, but others have borrowed it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By bobss396
Re: 64 Galaxie front drum brake issue

It goes to show you that few mechanics really know drum brakes. I did them in the day where shops turned away disc brake jobs because they knew nothing about them. I recall the place I worked in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-10-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By bobss396
Re: 56 Victoria stock rear drums

This guy is the real deal and local to me, give him a try if you get stuck finding parts.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-10-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By bobss396
Re: Gasoline tank for 57 Wagon

Mine was for my avatar picture, bought the sender at the same time. Shipping was a total of $20 and they showed up in separate boxes shipped from different locations. Amazon had it for $172, the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-10-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By bobss396
Re: V8 engine potential issues

I had a real '68 Bullitt Mustang. 390, 5-speed, Detroit Locker 3.89 rear, Kelsey Hayes front disc brakes, reinforced shock towers. It was a brute of a car and I didn't exactly baby it... racked up...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-10-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By bobss396
Re: Finding original options / paperwork

How far back does a Marti report go?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-10-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By bobss396
Re: My beloved Mustang V8 67'!

You can almost build a new Mustang out of a parts catalog. Places like Steele Rubber and Carpenter are the best for rubber parts. As far as metal parts, it depends on how far you want to go. I try to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-08-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By bobss396
Re: Gasoline tank for 57 Wagon

If you know the Ford part number, do a search under that. I looked, Rock Auto has nothing for the '57 wagon, but this is where I found my '59 Custom 300 tank for the best price.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-06-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By bobss396
Re: Engine miss at 30 MPR

2X on the fuel hose thing. When in doubt, change it out. Get some ethanol-friendly hose and new clamps. Also the fuel filter, avoid the glass or plastic ones that I see too much of.

What carb is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-06-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By bobss396
Re: 64 Galaxie front drum brake issue

I have those on the rear of my Ford, also from RA. Drop them into the drum first to see where they make contact. If the heel and toe touch first, try my wood rasp trick. Mark 1" up both ends of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-04-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By bobss396
Re: 64 Galaxie front drum brake issue

Some older truck shops may be able to arc them, but arc-able shoes had extra meat on them to allow arcing. I bevel the trailing and leading edges on mine too, but give it a shallower angle and go 1"...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-30-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By bobss396
Re: starter or generator

The best way to check a charging system is with it running and using a decent VAT tester. Sun used to make a nice one years ago. I like to check alternator/generator output not at the battery but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-20-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By bobss396
Re: proportion valve with disc brk kit

Most brake problems I see on the forums start with those crappy Corvette "style" masters. I would ditch it and get a '72 or so Mustang 1" master for a disc/drum application, but it does have to fit...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-18-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By bobss396
Re: Vlaue of a 390

I had plenty of those in my past, also the 352 which always ran well. If the engine has been sitting inside, it would be worth around $250 as a core.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-18-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By bobss396
Re: Key ignition Switch locked up tight

The one in my '59 gets sticky (bought it at NAPA...) and at the 1st sign of it happening, I give the key a coat of Lock Ease and it stays good for a while. Try WD40 shot in along side of the key, let...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-18-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By bobss396
Re: 64 Galaxie - raise front seat

I'd use aluminum, since I have a bunch of it and machine tools. Oak would do, just make it somewhat oversize, maybe a 1/2 inch on a side so it would be stronger and spread out the load better, round...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-16-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By bobss396
Re: Are Mustangs still collectible?

I'd be into one with a 6 and automatic, they are nice driving cars although down on power. I had a '68 GT fastback Bullitt car for a while, factory 390, 4-speed, Detroit Locker rear, Kelsey Hayes...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,239
Posted By bobss396
Re: Are Mustangs still collectible?

I almost bought one back in 2016 for $5000. a '66 with the straight 6 and automatic. I could probably sell it with a little fixing for close to $9000 today. So, I'd say anything '69 and down with no...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By bobss396
Re: proportion valve with disc brk kit

I use a simple proportioning block I got at Summit for around $70. All my brake lines and master lines are plumbed to it. Factory-style ones tend to get people in trouble especially the later model...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-08-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By bobss396
Re: Gasoline tank for 57 Wagon

Pricey indeed... the one for my Custom 300 was $157 at Rock Auto in 2015.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-25-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By bobss396
Re: Correct paint color for gravel shield

I used the VHT paint on my splash panel and it looks great. The underside I did in POR15.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-22-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By bobss396
Re: 64 Galaxie how to separate front drum from hub

I always had a machine shop do the service. It is nice to have someone else do the work. The drums should be cut after they are staked onto the hubs.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-22-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By bobss396
Re: Looking to add power steering to my 55 Fairlane club sedan

I would swap in a factory system if I could find one 100% intact. Anything can be rebuilt on them. I'm running manual on my '59, the entire front end is new and the alignment is good. I run 215/75-15...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-19-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By bobss396
Re: Edsel History

It was a shame how Henry treated Edsel, he continually brow-beat him on everything he wanted to do for the company. Henry was quite frugal and stuck in his own old ways.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-14-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By bobss396
Re: What are your thoughts on polishing stainless?

I did a bunch on my car using Harbor Fright cloth wheels and polishing sticks. I'm normally anti-glove when it comes to spinning machinery, but you need them for polishing.

I have a Baldor...
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