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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-03-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Fuel tank

Here's one way to fix it. After getting an actual '55/56 Ford car gas tank, get an original '55 car sending unit (maybe from epay, Hemmings Motor news or other popular parts sales sources).
Remove...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-03-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Frame rot 1956

Actually, the "guard" kinda wraps around the top and a portion of the back and is spot welded to the main structure in a few places. The main purpose of that "guard" is that it incorporates the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-30-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 606
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

The idea I had of just re-using the original brass fitting on the choke housing with the hole in it for the copper tube would be sufficient, because that little 1/4" diameter hole would allow some...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-30-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Front engine mount for 292 Y-block

The 312 Y-block originally started out as a T-Bird engine, first offered in 1956 and T-birds had a different engine mounting arrangement than the full-size cars. In 1957 and later, Ford did away with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-30-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Front engine mount for 292 Y-block

If you are talking about the support collar around the front frame crossmember which includes the steady-rest support (it's all one piece from the factory), all I can say is that later repro front...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 606
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

I'm not so sure it would be a good idea to plug both ends if the heat riser tube inside the manifold. If you did, you would trap heat inside the tubing which most probably would cool faster than the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Front engine mount for 292 Y-block

Mercury used a 254 cu in Y-block beginning in '54, and had the same front engine mounts as the Ford car had. I assume the 254 was made at the Cleveland plant, but don't know. If they were made at...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Voltmeter wiring

True, but if you connect the voltmeter at a terminal downstream of circuits feeding loads, the voltmeter will not measure the volt-loss of the sum total of those circuits.
That's why I tried to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 606
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

Tell ya what! If you cant get the choke side of that tube to work out for you, you can keep the other side hooked up and put that bolt back in the tube on the choke side (but get rid of that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-29-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 606
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: I知 getting close to trying to start my 1956 bird after a lonnnnng ordeall

The tube running inside the manifold MUST be continuous and without flaws (corrosion, holes, etc). If the tube is compromised, the surrounding vacuum will suck vacuum through any hole in the tube and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Voltmeter wiring

If you want the voltmeter inside the car (under the dashboard or somethin like that), I would trace down the big wire that connects from the starter solenoid and goes to the dashboard. Find out if it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Fuel tank

It's not the right tank. If need be, reproduction tanks are offered by many of the repro parts suppliers. Now you need to verify if someone has adapted the original sending unit to that tank...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-27-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,147
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Miss on newly rebuilt 292

Be careful not to loosen the nut closest to the points flat spring. If that spring tension is too loose, the points will flutter at higher RPMs and cause misfiring. If that spring tension is too...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-27-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Connecting wire to oil pressure sending unit

If they sent you the right wire and associated terminal, you should be able to attach it by placing the back (half-rounded) portion of the terminal at a slant upon the sending unit and pull it into...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-27-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Fuel tank

The hole in the gas tank for the sending unit is aligned with the trunk floor round access cover. If there is nothing there when you remove that cover, someone has swapped to a different gas tank,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-27-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Front engine mount for 292 Y-block

TRUE. The '54 239 CAR engine (Detroit) had slightly smaller front engine mount, timing cover, water pump and intake manifold as well as funky heads with intake ports closer together than later...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-27-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 55/56 Ford Fairlane Radiator dimensions?

My spare original '55 Ford full-sized car radiator measures 24-3/4" high from top of top tank to bottom of bottom tank.
The radiator core itself (NOT including the side mounting brackets) is 18-3/4"...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Front engine mount for 292 Y-block

Photo 5 shows the front engine steady rest used for the '54 full-size car with 239 Y-block and was also used on '55 and 56 full-sized cars.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Still wont start

A number of my friends and I here at fordbarn could tell ya right off the bat if the starter is weak just by hearing the engine crank, but we can't hear it, so I can offer is this;
The old 6-volt...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Replacement radiator fan for 292

ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT???
A previous owner may have swapped the original fan bolts for "shoulder-bolts" which have a portion of the stud NOT THREADED down near the bolt head, thus, that shoulder...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Connecting wire to oil pressure sending unit

The original wiring for control & instrument circuits on cars with 12-volt system is 16 ga. Wiring for main power supply, induction motors, sealed beam lamps and resistance circuits may require...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Connecting wire to oil pressure sending unit

Actually, the factory made a "special" type of push-on terminal for the oil sending unit. It looks like an ordinary push-on terminal, except that the oil sender terminal has a rounded out end close...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-22-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,147
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Miss on newly rebuilt 292

For erratic misfires, check the following:
Carburator choke operation, choke butterfly should open as engine warms up.
Carburator idle/fuel mixture setting. With engine running and a vacuum guage...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-22-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: 55/56 Ford Fairlane Radiator dimensions?

I've got a used one in the garage but it doesn't have the side mounting brackets on it. It may take some time to access since it is in a box buried amongst other boxes of parts for sale. I'll go take...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-21-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,147
Posted By Daves55Sedan
Re: Miss on newly rebuilt 292

BTW, if you do have the dew and condensation problem in the area you are living in, you also need to keep an eye on the ignition rotor TIP (the portion that makes contact with the underside of the...
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