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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:39 PM
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Posted By dmsfrr
Re: The cable on my Tack broke??

Unbolt the other end of the tach cable from the distributor and pull it out. There will be a small gear on the end that slides out of the outer cable jacket. It may be better to remove the whole...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Connecting wire to oil pressure sending unit

This is exactly why I prefer to buy '55/'57 T-Bird parts from places like Hills, Casco or Prestige.
They have in-house repair and restoration shops where they use the parts they sell.
You can...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 983
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Re: Miss on newly rebuilt 292

Without a good ground wire for the points the ignition can't work correctly. photo # 1

With a Dwell meter you can use it to see how stable the Point gap is (or isn't). If the reading varies by 5...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Connecting wire to oil pressure sending unit

Two pictures of a slip-on connector... the ones I found on in my '55 and '57 are the same.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Replacement radiator fan for 292

Jeez guys, I'm sorry there were flex fans on that page.
My suggestion actually was to check with an auto parts store near you to see what they have.
Your request was for 'a bolt-in upgrade' that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Still wont start

ALL the battery and starter cables need to be "0" / Zero gauge wire, not the smaller sizes, they won't carry enough current for the starter. Don't forget the Ground half of the starter circuit:...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Replacement radiator fan for 292

Sorry, I'm still stuck on why the fan wiggles and solving that problem before changing it and having a new one be loose also. Which will eventually tear up something expensive.

Are the bolts that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-23-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Replacement radiator fan for 292

If the fan mounting bolts have a smooth shoulder below the bolt head before the threads start, the threads may be bottoming out in the water pump flange slightly before the head of the bolt tightens...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-23-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Resistor for coil on 1956 Thunderbird

Not sure which ballast resistor you have but if you got it from a 'T-bird' supplier, yes chances are good the base of its bracket mounts to one of the two bolts that also holds the coil bracket to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-23-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Resistor for coil on 1956 Thunderbird

Here is a wiring diagram example.
Which way the ballast resistor terminals face depends on its mounting bracket and the position of the coil.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-23-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Front engine mount for 292 Y-block

If you want to raise the front of the engine after it's installed you may need to slightly loosen the steady-rest rods on the sides of the block.
My '55 came with a front mounting bracket like...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-23-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Front engine mount for 292 Y-block

Photo one, the rubber parts for the front mounting pad on the crossmember.
The front mount brackets in photos 2 & 3 are similar but #3 with angled ridges may be more 'correct' for '55/'57 T-Birds. ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-23-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Mile-o-matic blows fluid out filler on cold start

Is it overflowing out of the top of the tube?
If the transmission isn't overfull that would be from internal pressure, being caused by some part of the transmission not working correctly.

I like...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-22-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Mile-o-matic blows fluid out filler on cold start

I believe a fair amount of the fluid drains down into the pan when it's not running. Then refills the torque converter & passages when the engine is started.
Most automatics have you check the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-19-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Blower Motor Resistor - 1968 F100

Here's another dealer of old Ford parts...

http://www.usedautopartsdealers.com/state/indiana/stilwells_obsolete_car_parts.php
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-18-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Pressurizing Rocker Shafts

Pictures...
The oil hole up thru the block is 5/16, the hole up thru the head is 1/4. Offset from each other approx 1 & 1/2 inches.
Depending on how well the head was cast or if it's been...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-17-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Blower Motor Resistor - 1968 F100

Have you tried these folks? ..."Ford trucks for years 1932 to 1979"
... https://cgfordparts.com/
(https://cgfordparts.com/)
Always call or contact the parts counter people directly & confirm,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-16-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Still wont start

Might the carburetor have a clogged filter screen inside the fuel inlet fitting?
Similar to this one...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: T85 transmission question

Yes they are.
The fellow who wrote and/or compiled them (Gil B.) closed his restoration business a couple years back and isn't as active in the T-Bird hobby as he once was.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: How high is the hood on a 1956 T-bird? (should I be concerned?)

Here are photos of two front motor mount brackets that bolt to the timing cover. The second one with angled stiffening ridges is 'correct' for T-Birds, the other one (red) will work but there is less...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: T85 transmission question

Here's an article about the OD transmission on the CTCI Thunderbird website. It says the same thing...
https://www.ctci.org/servicing-the-overdrive-transmission/

The recommended oil is GL-1...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: 55 F100 battery light

It isn't connected correctly and isn't a gauge, just a 12v light bulb.
Go back and review the correct Gen light wiring in comments 7 and 8.
It should not be connected in series with the gauges,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: How high is the hood on a 1956 T-bird? (should I be concerned?)

I couldn't come up with anything in a hurry to place inside the fender openings where the hood sits, so I used a string stretched side-to-side across the very tops of the fenders. On my '55 the top...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-14-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: T85 transmission question

What 56sedandelivery said is my understanding as well.
Letting the clutch pedal out in neutral grabs the clutch disc and spins the 'front' / input side of the trans up to engine rpm, while the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-13-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By dmsfrr
Re: Oil dip stick tube length for 292 - Thunderbird

It had oil up to the rocker arms so it wasn't dry when it actually started. But yes just all the assembly lube until then. Like I said, it wasn't the 'best' way.
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