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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-07-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Ole Don
Re: 55 F100 Kingpins

I never worked on one of that model, but earlier Ford axles had a tapered stud the went through to hold the spindle in place. The nut was the turn stop.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-07-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Front end alignment

I visited with a friend who has 40 years experience with alignment. He said on a vehicle with changes such as a different front clip, or serious lowering, he likes these figures. He like three to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-07-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Radial Tire Size for 55/56 Ford

I had a 54, and a 55. Both were lowered a bit, and both had radials. I found that 225-70R15 on stock wheels would fit in the wheel well, but getting them in there was a bear. I had to remove the nuts...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-31-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Gas Smell Inside

Yup, the sender gasket is dried up. Never park inside with a full tank and it won't bother you. Removing the tank is a bear the first time.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-25-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Y-block spark plug wire routing?

You are on the right track on the right parts to use, but it has been a while since I did mine. Look up Tim McMaster on facebook and look at his pictures, I'm sure your questions will be answered.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-24-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Ole Don
Re: weird hesitation

It sounds like a lean condition. I would check the accelerator pump first.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,307
Posted By Ole Don
Re: 1960 wagon west

Happy endings are wonderful to read about. Safe motoring to you and the old Ford.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 652
Posted By Ole Don
Re: 292 vacuum leak

Y block gaskets for the intake can be put on wrong. At first they look the same. Lay each one on the head to make sure they are on the correct side before the intake goes on. I like to use the studs...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Ole Don
Re: fuel line insulator

A one inch spacer should help a lot. Also, set the float to the lowest level the book gives, more room to percolate without overflow into the engine.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Ole Don
Re: 272 oiling issues

I would remove the rocker shafts to open the lines as much as possible, then plumb a line into the oil galley. There are several places along the lower left side of the block to do this. Then give it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-28-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Looking for some one to grind a camshaft

Berry Cams in Lester Prairie Minnesota has done two for me, it has been a few years.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-21-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Ole Don
Re: To seal ornot

I like to glue the gasket to the pan, then spray with WD40 so it will release. Its easy to carry a pan or a rocker cover to the bench to clean.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-11-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Y block temperature sender in right head

I don't care how hot the rear of the engine is. I drilled and tapped a hole near the thermostat in front.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-11-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Pulling the front clip on a '54 Ranch Wagon

Not only is it more trouble than time saving, but may be difficult to line up afterwards. The front end rebuilding is easier when three hands are involved with the tools I used. I used a big vice to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,225
Posted By Ole Don
Re: STREET MACHInES, Engines, gearing and etc

FYI, a pre 1990 Ranger rear axle from a 4x4 should be a factory Traction Loc that is 56 5/8 from mounting flange to mounting flange. It should be a 3.73 or 4.10. The four cylinder ratio may be 3.45,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-03-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Ole Don
Re: PCV Valve for 292 and source for rubber valley/valve cover gaskets

Grommet and PCV for a Mustang 302. Glue the grommet in, it may not fit perfectly.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-24-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Rule of thumb for fan belt tightness

Mine seemed about right, but with the headlights on during a rain the alternator would squeak. Any tighter and it was hard on bearings.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Flat 221ci - 1935 - Getting stuck after 3 weeks sitting.

Nobody has talked about fuel. What fuel is available to you, or could be in the tank? Maybe add a pint of your motor oil to the gas to lube the valves.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-04-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By Ole Don
Re: 6 volt generator light question

I would say to clean the contacts inside the regulator, with the power disconnected.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-04-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Rear eend gear oil

Most of the diffs spoken about above have a brass piece behind each of the spider gears.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Ole Don
Re: tappets

Yes. The original valves for the hollow tappets had a foot that was as broad as the face of the tappet. The 8BA has a small stem, like most modern motors. Higher than stock valve spring pressure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Coolant flow direction

It's best IMHO to use pipe plugs in the heads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By Ole Don
Re: motor seized

And mix the diesel 50/50 with Marvel oil. Leave it in there for a week or three. Blow up the tires, put the car in high gear and rock it gently. Forcing it now will guarantee breakage. Pull the oil...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-27-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Snap Gap Tool for 312

They were fast and accurate.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-20-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Rear end temperature

Back in the day when I drove a dump truck for a living, on a rainy day the centers were always dry and steaming. This with 90/140 gear lube.
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