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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

There are 6 possible reasons for dim headlamps. being 6 volt has nothing to do with it. 1. bad grounds ( dirty, corroded, or bad contact with bare metal due to paint) 2. wrong size battery...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-12-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1956 Mercury XM Turnpike Cruiser "Idea Car"

There is an on going story about the car in Old Cars Weekly Magazine. about how it originated, got lost, then found, and now being restored. a lot of pictures, and well beyond my capabilities as far...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: fuel pressure question

I forgot to mention the ethanol fuel problem causing perculaton. we do not have ethanol fuel here in Alaska that I am aware of.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: fuel pressure question

In my opinion, anymore than 3 psi will probably cause problems. I like to run the "94" carbs at 2.5 psi. get a good quality low pressure regulator. Holly makes a nice chrome one. I do not have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Wide 5 Artillery Wheels

If I can't find a hub to sacrifice, I may try the bead thing, or the speedway adapter. Thanks tubman and duce lover
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Wide 5 Artillery Wheels

Try to find anyone who can balance these wheels. I have yet to find anyone around here who can balance them. ( Anchorage, Palmer, Alaska ) I am going to make up an adapter out of an old hub when...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-04-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: valve cover gaskets

The last gasket set we got recently had 2 sets of Valve cover gaskets. a thick set with no tabs for the Aluminum bird covers and a set of thinner ones with tabs for the sheet metal covers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,191
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

Tinker, I use those victor traps. They are the best I have used, but it seems that the newer ones do not have the "hair trigger" that the older ones have, and you have to tweak the trigger a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Howell's Sheeeet Metal Scam

I agree with duce roadster, every thing I had bought from them was junk, only ended up as patch pieces. fit was poor compound curves were no existent on the cowl sides for my 29 roadster
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-28-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Y block pickup tube seal

Almost every one I have taken apart looks like that. I carefully work the dent out with a combination of small duckbill pliers, small sockets and a small ballpeen hammer. if there are still small...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-28-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: y-block aluminum manifold clamps

Kultulz, The current offy intake on my avatar is using stock steel clamps. I wanted to get away from them on the Edelbrock manifold, to keep from ending up with gouge marks on the aluminum...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-27-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: y-block aluminum manifold clamps

Kultulz, yes and no. I started the thread on the y block forever forum. never found a price for the Mummert ones, found some Blue Thunder ones on ebay for $46.00. I bought them, and will see if...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-24-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Ventilation connector?

Back in the early '70's there was little repop stuff. I made some of the pieces you have circled out of light truck inner tubes. did not look to bad, and was functional.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,068
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Loss of Hot Rod Deluxe

JUst got my letter saying they discontinued Street Rodder. offered me an on-line sub. to some crap online magazine. gave me a ph.# to call if I had any questions.-- they answer the phone, say they...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Trying to ID a FoMoCo camshaft

Did you check into the Sig Erson cam I mentioned? Just curious.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Alaska Jim
y-block aluminum manifold clamps

I was just looking at Mummerts web site trying to find a price on his aluminum intake clamps, but could not find them on his price sheet. Before I call just to get a price, I was wondering if anyone...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-19-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Trying to ID a FoMoCo camshaft

Back in the mid '70's, I had a '63 Ranchero with a 260,289 heads, aluminum high rise manifold and a 600cfm Holley with a c-4. I had a Sig Erson hi-flow 1 cam in it. it had a little lump to it, but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-19-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Trying to ID a FoMoCo camshaft

Kultulz, I think the cam he is trying to ID is out of his 260 v8
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Whizzernick's Wicked Lift?

Yes, they are 2 separate lifts. I used them when I worked for the local GM dealer back in the mid '70's. wish I had one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: #94 carb flow detail.

I would also like to see it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Where has billben/flathead gone

JM, same here, that site grew out of the old "Classic cars" site. I have made and lost contact with a lot of people from that site
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Where has billben/flathead gone

Bill Bentleys site and the Techno site were related. all the info on the techno site came from members contributions from Bill's site. when Bill Passed away and Carl took over I inquired if there...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-15-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 460 eng pwr steering pump removal?

Scicala, I had a 68 continental (2dr.) that had the 462 mel eng. with a crank driven p/s pump. the windshield wipers were also hydraulic driven , what a pain in the a-- .
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-13-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Y-block trips.

Yes when you close the choke plate it richens the fuel mixture. Scicala has good advice. It is very hard to trouble shoot this type of problem from afar. It still seems to me that there is an...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-13-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Y-block trips.

Try 56 jets, or start with a set of 54's
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