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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By dmsfrr
Re: voltage reducer

tommyleea,
Here's a link to the article....
Doing the 6v positive / 12v negative ground conversion isn't as complicated as you're thinking...
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,821
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1956 Fairlane Victoria flex plate 292 fordomatic question

I'm not a welder and don't have a clue. But ask a good automotive machine shop. At the least the welding would have to be of excellent quality, smoothed and the flex plate re-balanced.
Heat from...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,821
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1956 Fairlane Victoria flex plate 292 fordomatic question

Using 4 bolts at the crankshaft flange is not safe and will result in extremely serious damage when they fail.

All 6 bolts will line up when the flexplate is in the correct position.
One of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 713
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

What Dave said too... ^ ^ ^

Not sure I'm following everything you're saying...

IF you're getting vacuum in the line from the carburetor, was it connected to the outboard fitting on the booster...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 713
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

Save the old fuel pump. It may actually be in better shape than you think, and last longer than an off-shore made replacement.
I'm guessing you can test the vacuum booster by placing a finger on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 713
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

:)
One of our local T-Bird club owners with a '56 moved out of town a couple weeks ago and left me some extra parts, including a '56 4bbl intake manifold, or I wouldn't have known for sure either.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 713
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

The Holley 4000 on a '56 T-Bird has the brass manifold vacuum fitting on the lower back side of the carburetor.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 713
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

I have a recently disassembled '57 Bird with no resonators and glass pack mufflers, don't know their brand if it matters. Later this week I'll be where it's getting body work and could measure the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 713
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

The top half of the fuel pump is not so much a pump as a vacuum 'booster' for the windshield wipers. One side connects to manifold vacuum, the vacuum is boosted at the other fitting which connects to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 713
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Heater no hot air from Heater?

Pretty sure you can only buy them direct from Chris at his website... https://thunderbird.us/ (https://thunderbird.us/)
message a request from the website, receive an invoice, then enclose a check,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-15-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,357
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

for whatever it's worth...
When I asked the shop that rebuilt my Fordomatic what fluid to use they said, "Mercon".
Other folks here have said the fluid used makes a difference in the smoothness of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 57 Fairlane parts

and here's their front sway bar...

https://www.addco.net/product/ford-full-size-rwd-including-crown-victoria-1957-59-front/


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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Help Dana 44 is this from a 55 T bird ?

I can only assume the rear axle is correct for the car. The axle housing doesn't have any obvious modifications, the way it fits under the car seems very normal and the wheels & tires fit between the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1956 Crown Victoria Skyliner Glasstop

Finding the trim information was a stroke of good luck.
Someone may have color & configuration info somewhere but it doesn't look like Ford was in the habit of saving old paperwork.

"In 1967,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1956 Crown Victoria Skyliner Glasstop

Very nice!
Here's a link to the Crown Victoria Assn....
https://thecvaonline.com/

and an old data / patent plate decoder document, from their website......
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-13-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 1967 Mustang rear end gear ratio

If I'm not too late with another gear ratio story...
Back in '71 I bought a new Mercury Comet, a slightly upscale version of the Maverick.
It had a 2bbl 302 with single exhaust, optional 3spd...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-13-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Help Quick Fuel SL450SV & Y Block 292

Not sure which 2 barrel intake manifold Eledu may have [I have a 1982 f100 (Argentina) with a Ford V8 292 Phase 2 engine - The original intake is 2bbl]
but starting in '57 the North American...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-13-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 878
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Help Quick Fuel SL450SV & Y Block 292

A 4bbl to 2bbl adapter flange would be much easier. See the example at this link.
Although probably not as original looking.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-13-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: vibration

Since the unusual Y-block timing chain & gear alignment has been mentioned twice, here's a picture...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-13-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Help Dana 44 is this from a 55 T bird ?

I have a Dana 44-T under a '55 Bird, and two sets of leaf springs.

I tried to keep these measurements from being too rough but they were made under the car while it was sitting on the floor, an...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-12-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: High Output Water Pump

The heater controls are usually vacuum operated with a valve on the side of the heater box above the left foot of the passenger. There may also be a vacuum operated water control valve on the front...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-11-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: High Output Water Pump

No more trouble than changing a stock water pump I'd guess. You'll probably have to re-gasket the water pump spacer at the same time. There is a new pump spacer available with a beveled edge inside...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-11-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: problem to start

Here is a link to the procedure for modifying the older 2 bbl carburetors...
https://www.eatonbalancing.com/2010/02/07/modifying-the-holley-94-two-barrel-for-late-model-distributors/


It's my...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-10-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: problem to start

With a manual or automatic transmission?
2 barrel carburetor ?
If I remember correctly, the '57+ 2bbl carb to intake manifold bolt pattern is 4 bolts, not 3.

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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-08-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Transmission swap

How much were you able to drive the car before the transmission went south?
The stock transmission and axle gear ratios will put you at approx 3000 rpm at 70 mph. A lower rpm at that speed will...
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