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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-02-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Posted By ford1
Re: 55 ford engine and trans

the c-6 was basically a truck trans used behind the big ford engines, it eats up about 35 horse,aod up till around 1989 or 90 are all hydralic operated, no wires like the chevy aod trans
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,237
Posted By ford1
Re: body mount blocks

i have a partial set, 6 of 10, i believe thay are what you need, $15 shipping included leave a message here if interested,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By ford1
Re: Stock Model A head

well, you know the gen is working, the engine will keep running with a battery cable disconnect because the gen is putting power to the coil, disconnecting a batt cable is the fastest way to find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 30,031
Posted By ford1
Re: marvel mystery oil

i use 4 oz per 10 gal of fuel and 1 qt in the oil at oil change , i have a filter so i need 5 qts at every change i use 40w all year long in my 4 flathead v/8s, and heaven forbid, i change the oil...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-01-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,752
Posted By ford1
Re: rear end interchange

my interchange book says no doesnt say why
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,345
Posted By ford1
Re: cleaning spark plugs: Process

i remember those days when i worked in a garage, you never replaced any thing, you repaired it, rebuilt carbs and fuel pumps, filed points, cleaned spark plugs as you said, i also had a little tool...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By ford1
Re: Rte.66 hill climb

where is it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By ford1
Re: Drum Stuck!

Frank, if you dish the drum with the 3 arm puller it doesnt make any difference which one you use, the drum will probably be damaged
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By ford1
Re: Drum Stuck!

im going to be yelled at again for saying this, the only puller i have found that will pull a tapered axle hub is the great big 3 arm puller that goes over the lug bolts, attach it tighten as tight...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,947
Posted By ford1
Re: Oil Pressure question on new 8BA

oil pressure was never given for the flathead v/8, all that was stated was #35 at 35 mph, your oil pressure is good, and anyway its not the pressure that saves the engine, its the volume going thru...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-29-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,535
Posted By ford1
Re: 55 t-bird transmission

yes charlie, ive done 2, the first one i pulled the engine and said i would never do that, the second i removed the cross member welde tabs and bolted it back in, then welded up the cuts i made to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-29-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,535
Posted By ford1
Re: 55 t-bird transmission

ole don, i see you have found the easy way to remove that trans, ive done that, it has been said, Give the hardest job to the laziest man and he will find the easiest way to do it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,162
Posted By ford1
Re: photos of my plugs after a burn

new plugs wont tell you much, plugs that have been run are a true indication of the condition in the combustion chamber, they look xlnt to me, half of the guys on here wished theres were looking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,591
Posted By ford1
Re: New to v8s

right now you can buy a completed car for less than you can build one,also some thing to think about when making changes on a car, for every change you make you will have to make two more, (radiator,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,591
Posted By ford1
Re: New to v8s

lol you wont get much help here on building a hot rod, you will get a lot more help on the H.A.M.B., click on the link under the late ford street rod and customs
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,160
Posted By ford1
Re: 1950 F1 needs new IFS

i will add a little info here, some one earlier said the mustang 2 was used in the ointo first( do you want a pinto front suspension) what he didnt add is the ones sold are not pinto or mustang 2...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-27-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,569
Posted By ford1
Re: Help find a good 57 TBird forum

if you want parts type Thunderbird Headquarters, or just type in 57 t bird in your search box and you will find a lot of sites for the t bird
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,160
Posted By ford1
Re: 1950 F1 needs new IFS

if you really want ifs call fat mans and order the complete mustang 2 front suspension, expensive but every thing is engineered to fit, others out there but fat mans is the best
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By ford1
Re: transmission oil question

clutch freeplay should be 1" to 1 1/2" when pushed down with your fingers, to much free play and trans will grind going into gear, to little and the clutch may slip because its not releasing all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By ford1
Re: removing body tudor 1930

there are 5 body blocks with bolts thru them and one bolt near the fire wall, all need to be removed, the bolts thru the body blocks and body rails can get stuck over the year because of corosion,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By ford1
Re: freon

it works ok, but its inflamible , propane, if you use it your supposed to put the sticker near the pump, saying inflamible so the mechanic wont blow himself up
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By ford1
Re: 37 ford coupe/truck chassis interchange??

yes, same, go to westcott auto , when you get on there site, look for the tech section, it will take you to frame drawings
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Posted By ford1
Re: How do you fix e-brake that pops-off occasionally?

thats what it looks like , pull it and find the problem
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By ford1
Re: head gasket residue on block

if your heads and block are perfectly straight dont use composition gaskets, they cause the problems your having, use copper, i know this doesnt help with your current problem, but it will prevent it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By ford1
Re: "best" head gasket

LOL, two things wrong, dont use aluminum heads, and never use composition gaskets, and you just found out why
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