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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 53 dash cluster

Big Red 51, I like you avatar '53
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Looking Like Winter

Hello Ralph, my hip has been doing real good until a couple of days ago. It has been aching quite a bit . I think I have some arthritis in there. The Doc. told me last time I was in to see him...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Looking Like Winter

Been unseasonably warm here in Alaska. was 46F here at my place in Palmer Alaska today.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-30-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Gas Smell Inside

I had a small leak on the hose on the metal filler neck tube that goes from the tank to the outside of the car. it was leaking down near the tank and could not bee seen, until I pulled all the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: M m oil

how much MM oil per gallon for fuel, I am curious, and was thinking of adding it to my fuel while the car is in winter storage in a heated garage. I do add fuel stabilizer.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Rear sway bar

Thanks Kultulz, I know the purpose and the proper name and the "common" name for the anti-roll bars. I am a retired mechanic, and have installed many front and rear bars over the years, but had...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Rear sway bar

Kultulz, could you elaborate a bit about the formula's ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Backfire

How old are the spark plug wires? if they are old , you could be getting "leakage" out of one or more wires , causing a misfire. if this is the case, sometimes this problem can be seen at night with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-08-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: clutch problem in a '57 T-Bird

I am with Mike on the pedal spring under the dash. That is the first place I would look. maybe a little hard to get to or even see.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Idler Arm Bushings

usually, a bad idler arm will not make a wheel/tire "hop " as you describe, especially if the car is not moving as you stated when the wheels were spun up to 60mph. this is usually caused by a bad...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-25-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,130
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: vibration in my car

you may have lost a wheel weight. if you feel it in the steering , especially if it is mostly around 50-60mph. some times you can drive "out" of it, by going slower, or faster. check wheel balance...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Help, can anyone tell me what drum is this???

Do the drums have any "cooling fins" on them? I have a 9" Diff. from an early '70's LTD with brakes approx. the size you are describing. unfortunately, it is at my brothers shop 50 miles away, so I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: What's the hiss, hiss, history of this

What 40cpe said. It looks just like the one on my stock '51Merc. double action fuel pump, used to help the wipers from completely stopping when the accelerator is pushed down when accelerating or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Help, can anyone tell me what drum is this???

Is the metal I.D. tad still bolted to the 3rd member drop out carrier? If so, it will have the model car, gear ratio, and other info on it. If you have it , post the #'s and letters here and I am...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-18-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,096
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 292 y-block distributor puzzler

I was going to suggest that your problem sounds like a linkage problem, if when the throttle is pushed all the way to the floor and you can only get 35mph out of it. sounds like you found the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-18-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 292 rear main seal

I think he means the lower seal retainer
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-14-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Alaska Jim
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-14-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Alaska Jim
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-07-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,674
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1957 292 Y block horse power

Kultulz, In late 1974 I bought a '67 mustang fastback GT 390 4sp. paid $300 for it , sold it in early '75 for $500 when I moved to Alaska. wish I had it now. I can't even afford any year fastback...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-07-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,674
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1957 292 Y block horse power

I guess I learned something today. I thought all the 2 seat Thunderbirds had 4bbl carbs, 292 or 312. good to know. always wanted one , although I have never even driven one, I have ridden in the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-03-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: tires

red carr, I do not know of anyone with any bias ply tires looking to sell, although I may consider selling the ones on my avatar, but they are 16". I , personally would never go back to bias ply...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-03-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: tires

Steering effort will be a little greater at slow speeds, and standing still. It will be easier or the same at speed. the worst will be if you try to parallel park. This has been my experience with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-31-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1955 272 carburetor rebuild

I have used Sal for carbs, and I have used Charlie for fuel pumps. I can say that both have done an excellent job. The carbs that Sal did for me were the 4000 series Holley 4bbl carbs., I am sure...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-19-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: A/C in 68 Mustang

If you do install a shroud, be sure to correctly position the fan. the fan blades should be half way ( half of the blade centered ) in the shroud opening. if it is not in far enough, or in to far,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-18-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: valve locks break

I see nothing wrong. I suspect that the keepers you found were left in there by accident from a previous repair. The off center rockers are common on y-block fords. this can be corrected, but...
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