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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 813
Posted By scicala
Re: Barrett Jackson

The car that sold for $22K at Barrett Jackson, also has a later incorrect engine. Might have a little to do with the low price. Looks like possibly a 59A engine from the 40's ?


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By scicala
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

My American Car Encyclopedia shows a total of 75,000 '39 Mercury's made. It doesn't have the numbers for each model though.
Compare it to the '39 Ford with about 28,000 4 door sedans.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By scicala
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

To test it properly need to clean any dirt and make sure it's dry around the center hole for the air cleaner stud. Then seal both sides of the hole with a small piece of masking tape. I say this...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-14-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By scicala
Re: 460 eng pwr steering pump removal?

I never realized the old MEL's and the '68 Lincoln 460 had a crank driven PS pump. Learn something new every day.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-13-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By scicala
Re: Y-block trips.

To start with, is your condition only when using the center carb, or when you open up the front and rear carbs ? I'm assuming you have progressive linkage. Going from a 52 to a 54 jet is not enough...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By scicala
Re: boring a "94" "8BA"carb base to " EGC " 1 1/16

I wouldn't attempt to bore an 8BA throttle body to 1 3/8" dia. Just from looking at the picture you can see the bore may run into the seat for the idle mixture screws. Causing another big problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,560
Posted By scicala
Re: BULLETT Mustang sold today at Mecum auction for:

All I know is the seller purchased the car in 1974 for $3500 and it was a phone bidder that won the auction.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-10-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By scicala
Re: Boring out an 8BA carb base to EGC 1 1/16 size

I guess it's possible the ECG-5 truck carb had the larger base like the '56 ECG-6 carb.
Either that, or it was swapped on at one point.
Charlie ny should know for sure. I also acquired an NOS '56...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-10-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By scicala
Re: Boring out an 8BA carb base to EGC 1 1/16 size

Jim, Sid is correct. '55 had the same smaller throttle bores as old 94 type carbs. The '56 ECG-6 carb increased the bore size. Pretty sure it's a different casting too. Don't think you can bore an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By scicala
Re: I have a bridge for sale

Yes, the old London Bridge was dismantled and reassembled in Lake Havisu City, AZ. Drove over it a few times. Can't remember the man's name, but he was big in Havisu.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-30-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By scicala
Re: choke setting

Thanks for that info Dave.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-30-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By scicala
Re: Looking for a better rear end

If you get a rear axle from an old Ranger, make sure it had a 4.0L V-6. The 4 cyl. Rangers came with a smaller axle. Pretty sure all of the Explorers came with an 8.8".
Also, if there is still a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By scicala
Re: Fuel Evaporation or leakage from the carburetor

You can always put a phenolic spacer under the carb to minimize the heat transfer to the carb after shutting off a warm engine. Only drawback would be the rod from the manifold choke would have to be...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-29-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By scicala
Re: choke setting

I guess we're just talking to ourselves and guessing what the real issue is until Bobby O replies.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By scicala
Re: Fuel Evaporation or leakage from the carburetor

It's not very likely the carb is leaking down internally unless there is porosity in the bowl (very unlikely). The float valve is above the fuel level, and the power valve is not the type like in...
Forum: Late V8 12-27-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By scicala
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By scicala
Re: Vacuum port

I've never seen a 94 carb on a Ford with a vacuum port at the base. '49 to '56 94 type carbs had a port higher up for the distributor advance (loadomatic), but it was not actual manifold vacuum. A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By scicala
Re: Cranckcase blow by and how to handle the stank

Even fresh engines in good condition can give off crank case odors. To me, it's all part of the old car experience. Only two total cures are a real closed PCV system or nose plugs.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-25-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By scicala
Re: Ford GT Mark II

Thanks for the info. Learned some things today.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-24-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By scicala
Re: choke setting

There is no fast idle speed adjustment screw on this style carb on '55 Fords. Just one screw for warm idle speed. You take what you get for fast idle when the choke cable is pulled out.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By scicala
Re: 97 Accelerator Pump Woes

I've never seen a Stromberg 97 with a rubber accel pump piston. Always leather with a spring in a circle behind the leather lip. They may make rubber versions, but I've never seen one.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By scicala
Re: Second Best Christmas present ever

Nice Job ! Nice choice on the Rochester 2G carb and Merc 255 intake along with the mechanical advance distributor too. That combo works well.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-19-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By scicala
Re: Parts For Sale Again

Tjaybo,


If Packrat5 can't help you, I have seen a couple of these on EBAY since you first needed one. Also EBAY seller "natolibird" (Felix Natoli) may be able to help.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By scicala
Ford Flathead V8 Trike

I thought some of you would be interested in this video. Looks pretty well made.


Sal


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHkE0eX4qAI
Forum: Late V8 12-11-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By scicala
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