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Forum: Late V8 Yesterday, 03:17 PM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By scicala
Re: 390 Holley vacuum advance hose question

With any later carb you put on the engine it will have too much spark advance on light loads (steady speed cruising) and basicly no spark advance at all when at wide open throttle.
To work correctly...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-06-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By scicala
Re: offy intake manifolds

Also, the '57 ECZ-G heads and heads after that had slightly larger intake ports than the 56 ECZ-C heads, but no mis-match of ports and will work with manifolds made for '55 or '56. Alaska Jim's...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-05-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By scicala
Re: Help witH Fender Skirt ID

If I had to guess I would say '57 - '58 Ford. GM also had similar shapes like the '59 - '60 Chevrolet.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,424
Posted By scicala
Re: The forgotten 1960 Fords

It's a shame. I don't even see any rust on any of the cars in all of the rust prone areas like rocker panels and quarter/fender bottoms.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By scicala
Re: 55 with a 302 engine/ Timing question.

If it runs good at 10 degrees, 6 degrees won't be any better and maybe even a very slight drop in fuel economy.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-01-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By scicala
Re: 55 with a 302 engine/ Timing question.

My old Ford Motorcraft specs manual says 6 degrees BTDC for all 302's from '68 through '72. I don't have any specs beyond that year. I'm sure 10 degrees is just fine unless you get spark knock under...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-30-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,488
Posted By scicala
Re: y-block blow by..

From my experience, the hose with vacuum from the carb base or intake manifold goes to the nipple end of the PCV valve. The other end goes to the crankcase/lifter valley. Looks installed correctly to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By scicala
Re: Interesting customized Falcon.

That's an awful lot of engineering and work to end up with that ugly seal between the rear seat cover and the body. Not my cup of tea. I like it a lot better with the stock Sprint hardtop. Just my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By scicala
Re: Flathead domed pistons and 21A rods

Tim, thank you. That would explain it. I forgot about the Ardun OHV heads. That would explain the high price too.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By scicala
Flathead domed pistons and 21A rods

I found this on EBAY, and was wondering, can a flathead V8 actually used pistons with that big of a dome ?


Sal

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By scicala
Re: Decarbonize engine

I've used this method a few times. Seems to steam clean the combustion chambers. I used to refer to it as a tune up in a glass.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-26-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,424
Posted By scicala
Re: The forgotten 1960 Fords

Yes, it hurts to look at that picture.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By scicala
Re: backire through carburator on 1946 8 cylinder

Once the problem is resolved, if the idle is rough and stinky (fuel), then more than likely the power valve diaphragm was damaged by the backfires. At idle is where that issue shows up the worst.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,871
Posted By scicala
Re: tesla Truck

[QUOTE=Ronnie;1824403]You know what is uglier than that electric POS "answer" 2 of them.




Amen !
Forum: Late V8 11-22-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By scicala
Restored 1953 Lincoln 2140 Holley Four Barrel Carburetor

This is a restored 1953 Lincoln Holley 2140 four barrel carburetor. The Lincoln part number is EAD-9510-H1. The Holley part number is LIST 771-1. The build date code is 153 (5th week of Jan. 1953). I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By scicala
Re: Another Ford Video

Very nice video Ron. Looks like early 1938 production. During the engine assembly I could see 21 studs, 24 studs and a V8-60. All with Stromberg carbs.


Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By scicala
Re: 33 engine noise

I like flathead V8's but I've never owned one and don't know how they are mounted on the frame, or if they used rubber in the mounts. Is it possible the rubber has gotten hard or worn, and the engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By scicala
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

"Sal,

I am assuming that the idle tubes and the well tubes (attached picture top left and right) are one size only for this carburetor, since they are not marked with a size.

Should the main...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By scicala
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

I didn't realize you were at that high of an altitude. You may have to reduce the main jet as much as about 4 or 5 sizes because of the thin air. A trial an error thing. One advantage of modern EFI...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By scicala
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

If the engine is actually running rich (spark plugs getting darker), then some possibilities are fuel level too high, economizer diaphragm pinched or leaking (causing power valve to be opened...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By scicala
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

Merc Cruzer,


Other than a good inspection of everything and all of the passages/channels, just make sure the economizer diaphragm doesn't get pinched when installing. I find it easier to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By scicala
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

I have been rebuilding this style of carb since around 1967. Both 2 barrel and 4 barrel and have always just set the float level to spec and never worried about the exact fuel level in the bowl....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By scicala
Re: Float gauge for Holly 1901 carb

I guess all of the replies answered your question.


"Yes, indeed correct.
Sorry for any confusion caused by my use of the word "float" instead of
'fuel'."
51 MERC-CT, no problem. I just...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-17-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By scicala
Re: 57 hardtop

It's hard to distinguish which Y-Block is in a '57 Ford (if it's a V8). If it has a two barrel carb, chances are it's a 272 or 292 Y-Block. If a 4 barrel carb, more than likely a 312 Y-Block. 292 and...
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