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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-18-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 487
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 292 y-block distributor puzzler

I was going to suggest that your problem sounds like a linkage problem, if when the throttle is pushed all the way to the floor and you can only get 35mph out of it. sounds like you found the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-18-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 292 rear main seal

I think he means the lower seal retainer
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-14-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Alaska Jim
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-14-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Alaska Jim
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-07-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,480
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1957 292 Y block horse power

Kultulz, In late 1974 I bought a '67 mustang fastback GT 390 4sp. paid $300 for it , sold it in early '75 for $500 when I moved to Alaska. wish I had it now. I can't even afford any year fastback...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-07-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,480
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1957 292 Y block horse power

I guess I learned something today. I thought all the 2 seat Thunderbirds had 4bbl carbs, 292 or 312. good to know. always wanted one , although I have never even driven one, I have ridden in the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-03-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: tires

red carr, I do not know of anyone with any bias ply tires looking to sell, although I may consider selling the ones on my avatar, but they are 16". I , personally would never go back to bias ply...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-03-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: tires

Steering effort will be a little greater at slow speeds, and standing still. It will be easier or the same at speed. the worst will be if you try to parallel park. This has been my experience with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-31-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1955 272 carburetor rebuild

I have used Sal for carbs, and I have used Charlie for fuel pumps. I can say that both have done an excellent job. The carbs that Sal did for me were the 4000 series Holley 4bbl carbs., I am sure...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-19-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: A/C in 68 Mustang

If you do install a shroud, be sure to correctly position the fan. the fan blades should be half way ( half of the blade centered ) in the shroud opening. if it is not in far enough, or in to far,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-18-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: valve locks break

I see nothing wrong. I suspect that the keepers you found were left in there by accident from a previous repair. The off center rockers are common on y-block fords. this can be corrected, but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-15-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: valve locks break

If you found them just laying loose under the valve cover, they may just be some "extra" that someone left there when they were working on the engine. If they came off of a valve in the eng. , and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-27-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,011
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Headlight Aiming

Well, I stand corrected. I never knew this, and I have lived in Japan for 6 years, and traveled to several south east Asia countries. Guess I never really noticed. It is not the first time I have...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-26-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,011
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Headlight Aiming

It does sound like B.S. to me. another way to make money for someone.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-21-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: C-4 trans pan gasket change

poolplayer1 , Thanks for your reply. yes, I know it is an easy job. I am a retired mechanic. I was just not sure how much fluid was going to be required. I spent the last 20 years of my career...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-21-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Alaska Jim
C-4 trans pan gasket change

Hi guys, can any of you tell me the approximate amount of fluid that will be lost when changing the pan gasket on a C-4 trans. ? I know it would be next to impossible to give an exact amount due to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: sleeved wheel cylinders

I agree with Mart. In fact I just ordered a new Master cylinder for my '51 Merc. (different vendor ). I ask if it was sleeved, I was told it was not, we will see. I see no reason to sleeve a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: sleeved wheel cylinders

Sorry I was not clear. It was only the front ( the large piston sleeve ) that popped out. I will check with my brother, I am pretty sure he took a few pix. with his phone to sent to the vendor. ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Difficult selling on barn?

I have bought parts off the Barn, and the Hamb, with good results. sometimes I think that maybe the part was not as good as I had thought, but they were always useable , and not junk. there are many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By Alaska Jim
sleeved wheel cylinders

Hello everyone. While this question is not early V8 specific, I feel that it could apply , so I will pose the following question Yesterday, while bleeding the front brakes ( 1940 ford ) on a '29...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Alaska Jim
stainless sleeves in wheel cylinders

Hello everyone. While this question is not late V8 specific, I feel that it could apply , so I will pose the following question Yesterday, while bleeding the front brakes ( 1940 ford ) on a '29...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,224
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

Yes Dan, I remember you. I have not been to any car functions since last june. I hap a hip replacement in early july last year, and it took me a while to recuperate. I wish you would have been able...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,224
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

Just curious, where in Alaska do you live, and do I know you?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-04-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1955 ford Ranchwagon/ pitman arm shaft seal.

you have the correct distance between the fan and radiator for a set up that does not use a shroud. If you go to a fan shroud, which may or not help, the center of the fan blade needs to be half way...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-03-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 1955 ford Ranchwagon/ pitman arm shaft seal.

Personally, I would keep the mechanical fan. If you insist on an electric a "puller" fan on the eng. side of the radiator is best, as it does not block any air flow through the radiator , and is more...
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