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Forum: Early V8 02-09-2020, 08:38 PM
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Forum: Late V8 02-01-2020, 07:39 PM
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-26-2020, 08:48 PM
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Re: 312 rear main seal

[QUOTE=Ole Don;1845606]I have seen more leaks at the holders mount than the actual seal. Make all the parts very clean, use lacquer thinner or acetone and Q Tips. The threads on the two bolts too....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-26-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
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Re: 312 rear main seal

If you still have the rope seal still you will need to get creative to remove it. Slightly loosen the main caps and make some little picks and needle nose pliers to remove. That's the hardest part....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-26-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
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Re: 64 Ford Galaxie 289 carburetor sizing

I would probably consider a 1850-1 Holley as they have the throttle linkage that will look correct on your car. Good basic 600 CFM carb. you may want to jet primary's down slightly depending on your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
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Re: cant figure out fire to dizzy

I hope I am understanding your problem. You should be able to manually open/close points and get spark. Have you checked to see if the wire connected to the points has power? On Mallory dist. make...
Forum: Late V8 01-19-2020, 11:10 AM
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Views: 217
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 10:40 AM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,300
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Re: 8BA compression issues

Sad part is that you could let these vendors know of your findings and they will still market these as a replacement early Ford coil and never research. Like you are talking to deaf ears or an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,300
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Re: 8BA compression issues

They should take back but we know they won't. It's electrical and been installed. What I can't understand is how someone can package a 4.2 ohm coil or even a 3.7 coil and say for a 6 volt system. You...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,300
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Re: 8BA compression issues

It just goes to show you that many of the parts suppliers and salesmen have no clue what they are selling. And if you ask them have they had any issues they play stupid and say they haven't. Just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,300
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Re: 8BA compression issues

The parts man was probably thinking you were dealing with a 12 volt non resistor points ignition. That coil may be okay on 12 volt system. Just will not work with a 6 volt points type ignition.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-15-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
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Re: 64 Ford 289 leak down test

I generally do a leak down test after the engine is warmed up. After a drive and engine has cooled enough where you can work on it comfortably. Leave all plugs in engine except the cylinder you are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
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Re: Clutch Wear

As the disc wears you loose free play. You should be fine with 1/2". Be sure to check linkage rods for worn pins,rod ends etc. Also when going down the road check to see if you still have some free...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,300
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Re: 8BA compression issues

The Flame Thrower 40,000V coils have internal resistance rated at 1.5 or 3.0 ohms.
Flame Thrower II coils have lower resistance at 0.6 ohms.
Flame-Thrower III coils have extremely low resistance of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,300
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Re: 8BA compression issues

Coils don't really care if they are 6 volt or 12 volt. On a 12 volt system the resistor cuts voltage nearly in half anyway. It's the ohm rating to be concerned with. 1.5 or thereabouts on primary...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-14-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
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Re: Y-block trips.

Thank you....Yes ECG is a good one. That ECG does have a vacuum port on back side. Just want to rule that out. You also may want to drop fuel pressure down to about 2 1/2 pounds.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-14-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
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Re: Y-block trips.

I still feel the center carb. is somehow partially plugged. Having to run with the choke partially closed will turn plugs black.If using ethenol fuel and storing the car over the winter can create...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,300
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Re: 8BA compression issues

Be sure that the ignition wire goes to the - on the coil goes to the key and the + goes to the distributor. If you have an ohm meter check the coil. You put one lead on the + and the other on the -...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-13-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
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Re: Y-block trips.

It sounds like you have a carb. that is somehow partially plugged internally or a vacuum leak somewhere. What is the history on the center carb? Was this set up running good before then suddenly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,865
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Re: BULLETT Mustang sold today at Mecum auction for:

Wannabees think that every time you shift you're going to go even faster. Didn't that car have a 13 speed road ranger tranny? lol
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,865
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Re: BULLETT Mustang sold today at Mecum auction for:

Any idea what the family paid for the car in 1974? I thought I read Robert Kiernan bought as just a regular used Mustang at that time and his wife drove it to work daily. She was a school teacher....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-10-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
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Re: Roof Drip rail sealer

There are several sealers out there. Your local auto paint store can probably recommend one. I would stay with a self leveling one in a cartridge that you can install in a caulk gun. Not the 2 part...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-10-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
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Re: Boring out an 8BA carb base to EGC 1 1/16 size

I'm almost positive the ECG-5 carb has the same throttle plate bore size as the 8BA carb. which is 1 1/4.The ECG-5 is considered a 2100 Holley. While the venturi is larger on the ECG-5 the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,155
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Re: Rhythmic smoke puffing out of oil input breather cap

What's the possibility of those pistons being Egge pistons?
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