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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 817
Posted By scicala
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

"Things change. When I was a kid, a '40 Deluxe coupe was the cat's ass; now, I much prefer a '39 Deluxe (or maybe even a '40 Standard)."


That's the same with me. When I was a kid, I loved the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By scicala
Re: new to this era. Questions about phaetons or sedan convertibles?

Yes, the '56 Mercury Phaeton was a one year thing.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 817
Posted By scicala
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

'39 Ford deluxe coupe, '37 Ford 2 door slant back and '50 Ford Coupe.
I have more too, but not in not in the flathead era.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By scicala
Re: Carb Question

That's what I'm used to seeing. The end caps are small recessed caps. I guess it's possible someone plugged one with a ball on one side.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By scicala
Re: Carb Question

Like Terry,OH said, it's probably just a different plug on one side. The nozzle holes are drilled on a downward angle before the end plugs. As long as it squirts out of both holes and not out the end...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By scicala
Re: new to this era. Questions about phaetons or sedan convertibles?

I believe all of the convertible sedans (phaetons) were four doors. Last year being '40. I'm not an expert, but think the two door convertibles had a back seat later on in the 1930's (like '39 and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,302
Posted By scicala
Re: Smoke from oil cap?

100% agree with cadillac512 (Terry).
Also, a PCV system should be a closed system to be ideal. It sounds like your setup is open if you have a stock oil fill cap and you see smoke.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By scicala
Re: Carburetor Issues - School me

Check to see if the throttle shaft lever is not peened well onto the throttle shaft. If this gets sloppy (worse with time) the throttle shaft can open the plates slightly when the lever is in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By scicala
Re: Fall In The Rockies

Nice drive and beautiful bright blue sky.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-11-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By scicala
Re: 292 Starter/Bell Housing Rubber Gasket

It brings you to the Ecklers Corvette site, but you have to click on MAC's at the top right of the screen. Must be the same owner.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By scicala
Re: Backfire

Also, when it's idling, does the exhaust stink like too much fuel ? If the idle improves when you turn in the two idle mixture screws on the carb, then a good chance the power valve did go bad. Or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By scicala
Re: Dipstick for my 53' Mercury

I'm not sure what it meant back then, but when I retired from Ford (2013), the number at the end of the suffix designated a different supplier for the same part.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By scicala
Re: Backfire

That's a beautiful '51 Woodie ! That was a lot of money back in '51. My Father bought a new '63 Dodge 440 with a 318 V8 for $2400. About $200 less than the '51 Woodie.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By scicala
Re: Backfire

It was an exhaust backfire. Not an intake backfire. The power valve could still be bad for other reasons. Not an exhaust backfire.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By scicala
Re: clutch problem in a '57 T-Bird

Back in the 60's some diaphragm type pressure plates would go bad with similar symptoms, however the one I experienced the pedal went halfway down (and got stiff). Only in this case you could NOT...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By scicala
Re: Multiple Carbs

Welcome to Ford Barn. If your tri power is set up with progressive linkage, you do all of the idle adjusting on the center carb as far as speed and fuel mixture. The front and rear carbs need to have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By scicala
Re: power valve question

The engine would still run OK with the power valve blocked until you put it under a load and get the manifold vacuum below about 7 or 8 inches of vacuum, then the engine would run leaner than...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By scicala
Re: 272 oiling issues

Poolplaye1 is correct. The 272 wasn't put in the F series until '56. In '55 the F100 came with a 223 six or a 256 Y-Block (same as '54 Mercury minus the 4 barrel carb).


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-04-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
Posted By scicala
Re: 1954 Ranch Wagon Parts ID

Estout81,


I had a little memory hitch. Thanks for catching me. I forgot about mass air systems compared to speed density systems. I was thinking speed density system.
If it has mass air,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By scicala
Re: Dual 94's?

"As estout81 stated, the Edelbrock regular dual will allow a stock generator. The main purpose of the "regular dual" design was to allow the stock generator location, so curious why Speedway's does...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,242
Posted By scicala
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

One advantage would be about twice the horse power of a 239 flathead with a mild 292, if that's what your after.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,242
Posted By scicala
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

"I would like to put a small block Ford V8 (Y-Block?)"


I wouldn't exactly call a Y-Block V8 a small block. Probably as heavy as an FE V8.
Small displacement maybe, but small block ?


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By scicala
Re: newer two BBL carb

Most of the carburetor kits produced now have parts that are about as ethanol resistant as they can get. An older carb with these parts is just as reliable as a newer carb with the 10% ethanol fuel....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 788
Posted By scicala
Re: Dual 94's?

Don't expect much performance improvement if any at all, if you put a two carb adaptor on a single two barrel manifold. Better check for hood clearance on a '52 also.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-27-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By scicala
Re: vibration in my car

Some garages used to balance everything together by raising the tire off the ground on the car and spinning it with an electric motor and a balance ring attached to the wheel. I think this practice...
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