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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: 39 Pickup ??? Pars ID help please

The header panel above the windshield that covers the wiper motor and windshield hinges is the same '37-'39. As others have noted, due to the difference in the windshield regulator, the upper dash...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-28-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: Clock delete plate for '55 without factory clock

There was one for a '55 on eBay but it was priced at $59 which is a little steep to my thinking, more than I'm willing to pay.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-25-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: 1972 F100 Shortbed what should i sell it for?

Prices will also vary in different parts of the country. The pic posted by Mercman from Oz is a '71, or at least it has a '71 grille. The plastic inserts in the grille are about the only real...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-25-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: 55-57 Upper Ball Joint

The one on Ebay may be NORS. If it's a good brand like Moog, it's as good as the NOS Ford part. Some people confuse NOS (New Old Stock made by car manufacturer) and NORS (New Old Replacement Part a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-24-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Clock delete plate for '55 without factory clock

Have a radio delete, looking for a clock delete it anybody has one. PM me if you have one to spare.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: My '41 PU Heads

I have the original heads off the 85 HP that was in my '38 pickup, your '41 probably had the same engine. These heads have the A in the middle.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-04-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: 1967 Ford Custom 500

Haven't seen a '67 Custom 500 in a long time. Georgia State Patrol used to have a bunch of them. Most law enforcement agencies wanted 4 door cars due to transporting people they had taken into...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-02-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: 56 dash question, extra hole?

Put the original switch and trim ring there for looks, just not connected to anything. It could confuse somebody trying to steal the car.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-01-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
3 point seat belts in a '52-'56 4 door

Having been thrown against the metal dash in my '55 in an accident in 1968, I know how painful that can be. I put lap belts in 50+ years ago, but I'd really like 3 point like modern cars have with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-29-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: Cars built at Atlanta assembly plant

Back in the days when NASCAR race cars started with a regular production body and frame, all of the cars supplied to the Holman-Moody and Banjo Matthews teams were run at the Atlanta assembly plant,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-28-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Cars built at Atlanta assembly plant

Would love to see pics of cars out there that were built at the Atlanta plant. My father worked there 1952-82. I know on '52-'59 the assembly plant is indicated by an A as the third character in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-28-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: 55 ford accessory position

The switch on my '55 got so worn that I've had the keys fall out of the switch when I hit a bump in the road, but on the original switch and replacement, it would always turn to the accessory...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-24-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: Fire extinguisher

Daves55Sedan mentioned shorting out the spark plug with the hammer head. I'm older than dirt and remember when lawnmowers had a little springy piece of flat steel bolted to the cylinder head next to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-24-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: Y block intake swap

Since the Holley has an electric choke, it sounds like its presence will be purely ornamental.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-24-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: Y block intake swap

That's it. What does it do?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-24-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: Y block intake swap

Picture didn't attach. Trying again. If I can't get a pic, it's a little round thing about the size of a quarter in diameter with a domed top. Screws into bottom on the driver's side just above...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-24-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Y block intake swap

I have a 4 barrel intake part #ECZ-9425-B that came off a '57 Merc 312 that I plan to use with a 600 Holley on my '55 Ford 272. I have the distributor off the same 312 that I plan to use. Any...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-24-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: '52 wagon clutch pedal to '56 Fairlane.

Pedal assemblies are the same'52-'56, but you'll need to get one from a manual transmission car to do what you want.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-23-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: Finding original options / paperwork

Another thing to consider is that not all optional equipment was installed at the factory. Basically the older the model, the more likely that any options were dealer-installed. Any...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-21-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: 1956 manual trans input shaft

1 1/16" is not close enough to 1" to work. Your clutch disc should engage the splines and move back and forth effortlessly, but it should not be loose. You shouldn't be able to wiggle it or move it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-16-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: 55 Ford ranch wagon/ Electrical wiring question?

If you're using an aftermarket harness as I did on my '38 Ford pickup and plan to do on my '55 Ford, get a kit with more circuits than you think you'll need. It costs very little additional to get...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-15-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: Not sure I ever did an Intro 57 Ford Fairlane

Looks solid and complete, and right now the cosmetics on my '55 Ford aren't any better. More important to get it running, safe, and reliable than to make it cosmetically perfect. It's fun to drive...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-15-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: Which is the best fuel pump for a 1956 T-bird?

Are you looking for an original type mechanical pump or an electric pump?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-12-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: 1955 4door reverse lights?

Sorry about the duplicate post, don't know what caused that.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-12-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By Lamar Wadsworth
Re: 1955 4door reverse lights?

I'm using '56 Fairlane/Bird backup lights on my '55. Does anybody reproduce the gasket that goes between the backup light housing and body (15533 on the diagram)?
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