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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,654
Posted By scicala
Re: 1961 Fords - Where have they all gone?

Good eye Lanny and mercman ! That's enough to make you go blind.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By scicala
Re: voltage reducer

When I did my '52 Ford many years ago, I used one factory voltage reducer. I took the wire from the ignition switch that normally powered the gages, and ran it to one side of the voltage reducer,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,654
Posted By scicala
Re: 1961 Fords - Where have they all gone?

I can see at least two '61 Starliners in the mix too.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By scicala
Re: Rouge plant

Very nice and interesting ! It must have been made early in the '38 model year, since there were 21 and 24 stud engines being built. All the carbs were Stromberg (last year).

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By scicala
Re: Carbuerator question

The hole in the gasket isn't needed if using a Holley 94 type carb since the base is slotted.

sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By scicala
Re: 58 Edsel engine

The Plymouth and Dodge engines were 361's. Same family as the 383.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-16-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By scicala
Re: 58 Edsel engine

".. well ...

Come to find out that neither block is the same. The 361 has a bore and stroke of 4.0469 x 3.50 and the later 360 4.05 x 3.50.

Learn something every day ..."

Funny how that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By scicala
Re: Identify this engine.

I'm no expert on identifying flathead V8's, but the carb is a truck carb. Trucks used the V bead on the top for mounting the air cleaner. Car carbs were flat where the air cleaner clamped on.

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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By scicala
Re: 1956 Crown Victoria Skyliner Glasstop

A '56 glass top should say 64B on the data plate for the body. 64A is a steel top Crown Vic.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By scicala
Re: 58 Edsel engine

The Edsel 361 is the same engine as the Ford truck 360 FE. For some reason they called the Edsel a 361. I guess to have it's own identity.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-13-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,689
Posted By scicala
Re: problem to start

You won't notice any difference at idle or at 70 MPH. The fuel economy increase will be at light loads and steady speeds (manifold vacuum 10" and higher), when the RPM isn't high enough to advance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 951
Posted By scicala
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

I think the Mercury is a '46, so it would still have the 239 engine. But a slightly larger carb ain't gonna hurt.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 951
Posted By scicala
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

Or use a Holley 94 like originally came in the car.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-11-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,689
Posted By scicala
Re: problem to start

If you modify your ECG 6 2 barrel carb per the procedure posted above, using a '57 distributor, you will get even better than 15 - 16 MPG since you will have more spark advance at part throttle light...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-09-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,689
Posted By scicala
Re: problem to start

Listen to 40cpe.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By scicala
Re: 1949 Ford State Police car

The 255 Mercury engine was also available in '49 with the police package.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-08-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By scicala
Re: 1955 Ranch Wagon/ Rear end Question

Humming or howling sounds like more of a gear noise, than a bearing noise.
If your sure it's coming from the rear axle, there isn't much you can do other than pulling off the back cover and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,975
Posted By scicala
Re: Pop-up Adds at Bottom of Screen

It's not as annoying as all of the pop up adds everywhere else on the internet.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By scicala
Re: 1949 Ford State Police car

Besides the things that Blucar mentioned above above, police packages came with all engines. The 226 flathead 6 cyl, the 239 flathead V8 or the 255 Mercury flathead that came only with the police...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,265
Posted By scicala
Re: 2 barrel carb

The first Holley 1 barrel carb with an automatic choke was on the 1960 Mercury Comet. I know in 1960 Ford 6 cylinders still had manual chokes. Not sure when they went to automatic. Pretty sure in '65...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,027
Posted By scicala
Re: 1955 F100 239 Carb/Dist Upgrade

That's great ! Good job. Thanks for posting the outcome.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,265
Posted By scicala
Re: 2 barrel carb

All '55 Merc's had 4 barrel carbs with auto chokes. A different set up from the two barrel carbs. All US '56 fords with a two barrel 272 or a four barrel had auto chokes. However the single barrel...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-02-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By scicala
Re: My T Bird is a 292 bored 40 over I found

"I believe that the chance of leakage from the bowl is very low. But I learned a long time ago not to say that it can never happen. If something is loose, cracked, or deteriorated then it could be...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-29-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By scicala
Re: Help Quick Fuel SL450SV & Y Block 292

The bog or hesitation could be caused by too light of a spring on the secondary diaphragm. Also, the straight slotted screw in the picture of the diaphragm housing I believe is for adjusting the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-27-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By scicala
Re: My T Bird is a 292 bored 40 over I found

On the type carburetor on your T-Bird, the only way the carb will go dry that quick is to boil the fuel as in shutting off a hot engine on a hot day, or it just evaporates over a longer time period....
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