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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-17-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By smtichy
Re: Radial tires

Habusailor (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/member.php?u=77635),

When putting new radials on my '55 the lead weights used to balance them slightly prevented the hubcap from fitting snuggly. Also...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-04-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,246
Posted By smtichy
Re: Borg warner overdrive troubleshooting

The seal is pressed into the solenoid, there is no seal on the transmission side, the seals purpose is to keep oil from getting into the the solenoid electrics. The seal is a rubber gasket pressed...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-10-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By smtichy
Re: 1956 Ford 292 ci. water temp.

Hi Babyboomerboy,

I have a 160 degree thermostat in my '55 292 c.i. and after warmed up my aftermarket VDO gauge shows about 160-170 in the spring or fall when not too hot out (below 75F). In...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-14-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By smtichy
6V Generator regulator stamped 12V

I bought a 6V generator voltage regulator a couple years back from Mac's auto parts, and set it aside as a spare for future use. Now I need to use it and noticed that on the base of the Regulator is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-06-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,229
Posted By smtichy
Re: 1955 Ford poor brake performance

ditto on Lanny's questions, and also I'd add
- can you reference it against experience you've had with brakes in another '40-50's era car?
- do you notice any pulling to one side?
- what brake...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-15-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,140
Posted By smtichy
Re: Heater hose routing

This diagram is for a 55 Fairlane but should help, there are 3 hoses:
1. from top of block to angled input on the heater control valve (on firewall)
2. from straight output on heater control valve...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-01-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,383
Posted By smtichy
Re: oddball y-block

Hey Sidevalve,

Thanks for sharing that, I went to school in Lincoln and never heard of the place. I guess the poor student aspect of life there had some influence.

Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-01-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By smtichy
Re: Radiator repair

Hey RCM, hope the leak is worked out.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-01-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,675
Posted By smtichy
Re: Hard Start when hot.

While I know your system is a 12 volt, the issue you describe is common with a 6 volt system. Often can be resolved by checking that all cables (battery, starter, solenoid) are in good shape and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-01-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By smtichy
Re: Modern tire size for 1952-54 Mercury

Hi hoss, if you have the original spec, this is a good site to cross check for modern comparisons.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-17-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By smtichy
Re: Tires

Westley's Bleche White was bought by Black Magic and they weakened the formula, supposedly to better protect the tires. Coker makes a white wall cleaner, it gets good reviews, but I personally have...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-21-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By smtichy
Re: Fender skirt gaskets ?

The holes are probably for stone guards, a helpful reference is concoursparts.com
In the on-line catalog section you can download a nice PDF catalog.
See pg. 147 for the fender skirt gaskets and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-17-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,600
Posted By smtichy
Re: '55 Crown starter cable V8 6v pos ground

Hi Sarge,

I have some recent experience with this. I bought a '55 with 6V positive ground in 2013, from the beginning it was always sluggish on starting and this would get worse when the car was...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-03-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By smtichy
Re: Spark plug wires - Fairlane vs. T-Bird

Thanks all ... to document the result, the pre-made wire set for a '55 T-bird, from CASCO - classic birds, fit my Fairlane perfectly.

In my search with several suppliers, the conclusion was that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-02-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By smtichy
Re: Spark plug wires - Fairlane vs. T-Bird

Thanks "dmsfrr" What you write makes sense, and considering how tight the existing wires are wrapped around my 292, I can't image them being anything other than longer.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-30-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By smtichy
Spark plug wires - Fairlane vs. T-Bird

Quick question, does anyone know if there is a difference between the spark plug wires for the 292 V8 in a '55 Fairlane vs. '55 T-bird?

I was looking to order an Authentic reproduction set of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-26-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By smtichy
Re: 292 Thunderbird eng??

Below are some good links on decoding the VIN of your Ford. In summary ... if your car's VIN starts with an M, then it came out of the factory with a 292 4bbl.

The standard V8 in '55-56 was a 272...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-15-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,497
Posted By smtichy
Re: '70 T-bird wheels

Thanks everyone, the info above has set me on the right path, especially alt63bird's link.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-09-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By smtichy
Re: '55 Generator mounting bracket

Dave, I just went down to the garage to look at mine (unfortunately my camera phone is without a flash so no pic).

Mine looks like mostly like the diagram, except that part 10145 (bracket with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-09-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,497
Posted By smtichy
'70 T-bird wheels

I'm located in Prague, Czech Republic, and at our annual meeting last weekend one member put out a plea for help finding a steel wheel rim for the spare tire for his 1970 T-Bird.

Supposedly he has...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,956
Posted By smtichy
Re: Introduction

Hi Trevor,

I'll add my 2 cents. I won't gripe about shipping, somehow this stuff needs to get to me, but I'll give some feedback on recent experience. Mainly Quality Control.

In September I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By smtichy
Re: Removal 56 ford tail lite chrome ring, what glue?

Kari 613,

I assume you are talking about the inner ring/cap on the center piece of the tail-light lens. If so I have some experience with this. Last fall a guy on a motorcycle bumped me, and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-06-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,292
Posted By smtichy
Re: @ my wits end

I recently conquered one of these, it was a brass bolt (lawn furniture) it still had some part of the hexagonal corners intact so I was able to insert a snug fitting Torx driver (with the help of a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-06-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,333
Posted By smtichy
Re: Ford turbo 4 banger

I can confirm what dmsfrr (http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/member.php?u=24155) posted...
I owned a '79 Mercury Capri RS, with a turbocharged 2.3L. I believe that was the first year with this set-up....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By smtichy
Re: T-85 od tranny and pertronix?any issues?

Mikhett, I assume you are referring to issues regarding the potential to burn out the Pertronix when the OD kick down switch "shorts" the ignition. Supposedly there is a resistor you can install in...
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