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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-06-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By JimNNN
Re: The T-Bird was in a rain storm yesterday

Thanks very much for the instructions runewilliam_merc and Old Redneck. I'll try that on my '61 Mercury. My problem is that I never intentionally drive it in the rain, so the vacuum wipers get a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-29-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By JimNNN
Re: The T-Bird was in a rain storm yesterday

Glad they worked for you Old Redneck. Where exactly did you apply the Marvel Mystery Oil? I used the wipers on my early 60's Mercury last week, and wasn't impressed with the performance. It was the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-26-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Been thinking about the Thunderbird Forum

I agree with miker98038 - the VTCI forum history was interesting, and thanks for going to the trouble of explaining it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-25-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Been thinking about the Thunderbird Forum

So far, every question about my Thunderbird that I've posed on the VTCI forum has been adequately answered, though I've sought and received answers elsewhere, too. If there's a more informative...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-12-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Are Mustangs still collectible?

Run of the mill Mustangs may suffer a little from "Model T syndrome"; i.e., an attractive, desirable, iconic, historically significant and generally all around good car that has somewhat deflated...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-04-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Your opinions on Marvel Mystery OILERS

Thanks for the input guys. I think I need to state my question more clearly, though. What I'm really asking is:


It it worth it to get one of the oiler systems for MMO so that I don't have to run...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-01-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By JimNNN
Re: idle adjusting needles

I find that my idle mixture screw adjustment requirements can change with the weather. If I really wanted to keep my car idling perfectly, I would probably need to fiddle with it just a little every...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-31-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By JimNNN
Your opinions on Marvel Mystery OILERS

Not talking about the oil itself, but the oilers that allow you to introduce MMO into the engine withOUT putting it into the gas tank or fuel system. The one I'm looking at is an old TU series...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-30-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By JimNNN
Re: idle adjusting needles

BTW, when adjusting, don't screw the needles in too far and too tight. It will ruin them.

Screwing them in will make the car run leaner. On my car, if they're too lean the engine will backfire....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-26-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By JimNNN
Re: I put Radial Tires on my 56 T-Bird

I don't care what people say, my radial tires are here to stay.



Congrats on the new tires and improved ride.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-26-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By JimNNN
Re: New to forum

Welcome to the forum. I also have a '54 that I rewired last year...maintained 6 volt, but used negative ground as opposed to the factory positive. I used a generic and basic Ron Francis kit, which...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-21-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 1955 ford overdrive solenoid seal replacement

I replaced my (adapter) seal when I replaced my solenoid. A couple of things: I'd buy one or two extras. If the solenoid doesn't get reinstalled correctly, or you need to remove it within a short...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-19-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon V8 Dual Exhaust Tail Pipes

Yeah, that's a good point. I presume the '55's had a tailgate window that would lock-tighten open like my '54. Before the days of (common) air conditioning it might've been common to prop the thing...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-16-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon V8 Dual Exhaust Tail Pipes

My '54 RW comes out the back, but it's a single exhaust, a year earlier, and possibly not the original exhaust system.

I thought I'd check advertisements and brochures for '55, but it kind of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-16-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By JimNNN
Re: y block oil pressure

This is my impression, too, for idle pressures. As I recall, my near brand new S-10 Chevy had idle readings under 10 lb.s (I think) and I was worried and called the warranty center, and they said it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-15-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By JimNNN
Re: What are your thoughts on polishing stainless?

I polished the stone guards for my driver quality '54 Ranch Wagon (after putting it off for many years) and I got what I would call pretty good driver quality results. In other words, you'd have to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-15-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By JimNNN
Re: y block oil pressure

I agree about needing 180 degree thermostat. And gosh, put another quart of oil in.



To answer your specific question, those oil pressure readings don't seem bad, though they're maybe not...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-08-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By JimNNN
Re: How to Spot a fake 1955 Convertible???

The OP's talking about unscrupulous sellers who conceal what they're selling.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-08-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Install Windshield 1961 Starliner

And don't wait for a rainstorm to see if it leaks. Use a garden hose. :)
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-05-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Alternator help

Yes the OP wasn't clear on that point. I DON'T want a glowing red gen light when the car is running.



If he means the bulb isn't coming on when the key is turned but before the car is started,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-02-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 55 Ford v8 overdrive cable routing

I agree. I replaced my original overdrive cable because the control wire within the sheath was broken. I believe it was broken because it (the original cable) made too sharp a turn downward coming...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-26-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By JimNNN
Re: loosen brake line nuts

Yes, that's the number one question. I'd gone years without knowing about them, so it's worth checking if the OP is aware of them.

Also, if the current brake line is a fabricated replacement (as...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-25-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Nuts and Studs for exhaust flange to manifold

At this point, it seems I have the problem acceptably resolved. I loosened the clamps at the H pipe to the pipes behind to give some slack, then snugged up the flange connection with new brass nuts...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-23-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By JimNNN
Nuts and Studs for exhaust flange to manifold

They are universal fit, right? I have a 390 in my '65 Thunderbird, though the engine may be out of a full size Ford or Merc originally. A standard Thunderbird exhaust system fits works on the car.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-19-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Where were the Wagons Built?

Okay, so it looks like my '54 Ranch Wagon was actually built in Kansas City. I'd looked it up years ago and that was actually one of the locations floating around in my memory, but as I said, it's...
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