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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By scicala
Re: Engine color and road draft tube

Valve covers and accessories/pulleys were black. Air cleaner was argent.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By scicala
Forum: Late V8 Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,417
Posted By scicala
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By scicala
Re: Stromberg carb

All you have to do is see the low price. That says it all. I would stay away. Poor quality Chinese.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By scicala
Re: Holley 94 rebuild time

I agree, the original type brass fuel valve seat and steel needle are great. No synthetic material to deteriorate and they last almost forever.
If your carb still has this type, I would re-use it....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By scicala
Re: Holley 94 rebuild time

I agree a leather pump piston is probably best as far as lasting longer with ethanol in the fuel. The spring under the piston cup helps take slop out of the accelerator pump rod linkage for a quicker...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By scicala
Re: Need help identifying these wheel covers

I'm assuming the tri power 390's in early '62 Fords had the 15" wheels also, since the were solid lifter and higher compression engines too (401 HP). The 406 wasn't available until later in the model...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-21-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By scicala
Re: 4 barrel carb for 55 - 272V8

Like dmsfrr stated you have a '56 intake manifold (ECZ-A) that requires the carb with the choke assembly mounted to the carb and not the manifold like '55 had. I have some restored '56 Holley 4000...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-17-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By scicala
Re: Stock 57 Fairlane 500

Herman,
The modification for ported manifold vacuum can be reversed, but not real easy. It can be done though.
Since you have a good original '56 distributor with a good dual diaphragm, it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-17-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By scicala
Re: Stock 57 Fairlane 500

Herman,

If you do have your teapot 4 barrel rebuilt to use again, it can be easily modified to supply the right amount of ported manifold vacuum for the '57 and later distributors with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-17-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By scicala
Re: Stock 57 Fairlane 500

Herman Munster,

I have a couple of restored Holley 4000 teapot four barrel carbs if you decide to go back to the A manifold and original type carb. They are Holley # LIST 1161.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-16-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By scicala
Re: Stock 57 Fairlane 500

"Ford did offer a 292 in '57 with 4-bbl & dual exhausts in some passenger cars. I think all the T-Birds had the 312 with 4-bbl"

All 292's in cars and T-Birds had a two barrel carb in 1957. There...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-16-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By scicala
Re: Like this forum

You also need thick skin for all the smart a$$'s.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-16-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By scicala
Re: 170 6 cylinder stalls on acceleration

Nice Loadomatic description, except I disagree in the second paragraph it says it was used on V8's from '49 through '67.
V8's used it from '49 thru '56. Six cylinder engines used it from '49 thru...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-15-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By scicala
Re: 2 barrel carb

I guess we'll just leave it at that. I retired from Ford Powertrain Engineering (engine calibration) and with all the emissions regulations and EPA law suits against auto companies, something like...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-15-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By scicala
Re: 2 barrel carb

The ECG 5 carb with manual choke is what came on '55 272's originally. Will work fine on your '56 272.

The EBU as stated above looks like it may have been used as overflow for early '55 272's...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-14-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By scicala
Re: 2 barrel carb

This picture is still the wrong side to see the embossed model on the other side of the bowl. Also on the rear of tha carb about halfway up it should have the venturi size (1" for EBU model, and 1...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-14-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By scicala
Re: 2 barrel carb

Sorry, but respectfully I disagree that EBU carbs were used at all in the '55 model year. The 272 in '55 required a different (larger) venturi size (1 1/16"). I don't think engineering would release...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-13-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By scicala
Re: 2 barrel carb

Can't tell for 100% sure from that picture, but that carb is either a '54 EBU carb, or a '55 ECG carb since it has the spark valve on it and a manual choke. The model name should be embossed on the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-13-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By scicala
Re: 2 barrel carb

If your carb is the three bolt two barrel it is made by Holley, however some were made with FORD script on them. Kit's are available at most auto parts stores (Walker, G.P sorensen etc.) but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-12-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,947
Posted By scicala
Re: 1965 ford falcon issue

Just as a note since I know this post is over 6 years old, I prefer to time my carburetor at 10 degrees BTDC.


Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-11-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By scicala
Re: whee ID

To me, I don't see a reason why Ford and Mercury used different bolt circles and center hole sizes. Design engineers must have not communicated or cared to make things common.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-11-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By scicala
Re: whee ID

Thanks Lanny. At least I was correct about it not being a 4 1/2" bolt circle. LOL

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-11-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By scicala
Re: Crank shaft flange

"I think the rear main seal is leaking too."


That's design intent on a Y Block. Kind of like an old Harley. Wants to mark it's spot.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-10-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By scicala
Re: whee ID

I thought when I was a kid, my '55 Mercury had 15 X 5.5" wheels ? It's been a long time though (52 years) since I owned the car. I could be wrong.

Sal
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