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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By scicala
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

I have been rebuilding this style of carb since around 1967. Both 2 barrel and 4 barrel and have always just set the float level to spec and never worried about the exact fuel level in the bowl....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By scicala
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

I guess all of the replies answered your question.


"Yes, indeed correct.
Sorry for any confusion caused by my use of the word "float" instead of
'fuel'."
51 MERC-CT, no problem. I just...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-17-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By scicala
Re: 57 hardtop

It's hard to distinguish which Y-Block is in a '57 Ford (if it's a V8). If it has a two barrel carb, chances are it's a 272 or 292 Y-Block. If a 4 barrel carb, more than likely a 312 Y-Block. 292 and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By scicala
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

The float level for a 1901 model Holley ('52 and '53 Merc.) is 5/32" measured at the top toe of the float with the float all the way up. 1/2" is what the actual FUEL level is supposed to be with the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-16-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By scicala
Re: 1955 ford with 2 barrel ford carb

"I described the ID incorrectly on this carb (have H4000 on my mind for some reason). I believe it (2100DD) came through with a separate ID TAG.

Sal should be able to clarify."


I'm pretty...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 692
Posted By scicala
Re: y-block blow by..

Has the engine been having this issue ever since you installed the PCV system, or did it start later on it's own ? Even after a fresh rebuild things can happen to cause more blow by.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By scicala
Re: holly 4 barrel carb linkage

If you get a bell crank from a '55 or '56 four barrel Y-Block V8, it will bolt on and you will have to figure out the correct length for the kick down rod. I've seen bell cranks on EBAY before. An...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By scicala
Re: 1955 ford with 2 barrel ford carb

It doesn't matter 6 cyl. or 8 cyl. for a PCV valve donor. Do like Alaska Jim said. Match the cubic inches close with your engine. One for a Ford 289 V8 would be a good fit too.
If your carb has a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
Posted By scicala
Re: 1955 ford with 2 barrel ford carb

If it's the original type carb on your '55, then it's a Holley/Ford 2100 carb. It should be marked 1 1/16 on the back side about halfway up. That's the venturi size (1 1/16").
Guessing it flows...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-14-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By scicala
Re: holly 4 barrel carb linkage

What I said above only applies if your original bell crank is for a 4 barrel engine.
Two barrel engines had the linkage on the back of the intake. Mummert's intake won't have anything to mount it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-14-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By scicala
Re: holly 4 barrel carb linkage

Why can't you just use the original throttle bell crank and put it on the Mummert intake ? That intake has a provision for the original bell crank to mount. Then see if the bell crank is higher or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By scicala
Re: Carburetor Issues - School me

Good job 41Joe. Thanks for posting the results.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,054
Posted By scicala
Re: Carbon build up inside intake bores?

Did you change camshafts recently ? If it has a cam with a lot of overlap (intake and exhaust valves opened at the same time), then it's possible to have reversion in the intake which is backwards...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-29-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,043
Posted By scicala
Re: 55 272 Distributor

According to the chart that KULTULZ supplied, the 7RA vacuum canister is for a flathead V8 and 6 cylinders from '49 to '53, so don't think that will work.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,779
Posted By scicala
Re: Who has one of these?

That style engine cart is the type they used at the Ford Engineering dynamometer lab in Dearborn. Makes total sense that the engine is a pre-production '32 prototype that never made it to production....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By scicala
Re: 50 Car Differential Question

I agree. the question was what is the rear axle style or type called in his car, to help him get parts to repair. Sorry, I can't answer that question. I think it was the same type from '49 through...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-26-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By scicala
Re: Shop Manual

Thank you KULTULZ,


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-25-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By scicala
Re: Shop Manual

KULTULZ,


Is the '56 Mercury 256 a small cam or large cam bearing engine ?


From the above you posted, I'm not sure if you meant small or large cam bearings.


Thanks, Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-25-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,344
Posted By scicala
Re: 1960 wagon west

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Good deal !


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By scicala
Re: Before and After

Now that's rare in any country ! A '42 Sedan Delivery.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-24-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By scicala
Re: weird hesitation

The AVS has no power valve to speak of. pretty sure it uses metering rods controlled by manifold vacuum.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-24-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By scicala
Re: weird hesitation

If the ignition is in good shape and advancing properly, and if it's not an issue like accel pump shot from the carb, then I guess it's possible the air valve over the secondaries has the spring set...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,344
Posted By scicala
Re: 1960 wagon west

Very nice scenery and trip ! Did you run into issues with the engine running too rich at high altitude ?


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-22-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By scicala
Re: 6 volt to 12 Volt conversion

Steve, I converted a '52 Ford to 12 volts and just used the Ford factory voltage reducer (regulator). I'm pretty sure I gave you one with the car. About 2" long and 3/4" wide with two terminals.
...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By scicala
Re: 292 vacuum leak

Your engine looks vey nice ! Good job !


Sal
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