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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-26-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Affordable pcv addon?

Just to let ChadCurrent know, I've also converted my '61 FE 352 to PCV using the draft tube. I did it about 10 years ago, and haven't experienced any negative things, as far as I can tell. Engine ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-26-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Using road draft tube for PCV

moved comment to other thread.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-08-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By JimNNN
Re: He's BAAAAAAck

Yes, but where are his bawdy one liners at the bottom of his comments? That's the REAL reason we read his posts. :D
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By JimNNN
Re: FE valve cover hold downs

Thanks, estout 81! You anticipated my next question.


As it turns out, though, after fiddling around with the project, giving it some thought and shopping online, I've decided to get some new...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By JimNNN
Re: FE valve cover hold downs

Thanks very much, everyone. Yes, the bolts have definitely been over-tightened by previous owners; every bolt hole is consistently bulged downward at a uniform depth. So uniform, in fact, that I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By JimNNN
FE valve cover hold downs

Hi. I have my valve covers off for a general engine bay refurb. I'll be replacing the old decrepit hardened valve cover gaskets with new rubber gaskets, which should help reduce the oil leakage I've...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-01-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Longest oil change ever

The first person to change the oil for the previous owner of that car was the shop across the street from my business run by a guy who built dragsters and other custom vehicles in his spare time....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-01-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Longest oil change ever

Well, that was either the longest oil change ever...or the shortest repair of a major installation mess up ever. If I were you, I'd view it from the latter perspective. ;)

When I first got my...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By JimNNN
Re: '54 Ranch Wagon electrical confusion: Switch?

Okay, for those folks who are listening into this conversation, I believe this is the thread that dmsfrr is referring to:

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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By JimNNN
Re: '54 Ranch Wagon electrical confusion: Switch?

Thanks for the explanation dmsfrr. Do you think that the voltage regulator can be fixed (by me) or should I get a new one?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By JimNNN
Re: '54 Ranch Wagon electrical confusion: Switch?

Interesting. Thanks for the reply. I could see how that might get the gen light to go on/stay on as it connects to one of the leads in the volt. reg., but the oil light too? I should also mention,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By JimNNN
'54 Ranch Wagon electrical confusion: Switch?

Hi folks. I rewired my Ranch wagon more than a year ago. The job was pretty thorough and I replaced pretty much everything electrical from wires to relays to switches, including the starter switch....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-06-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Free parts from Concours Auto Parts miss shipment

Thanks for checking on that. By all means send them to the Canadian forum member. I'm glad you found someone who can use them.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-06-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Was the Y-Block introduced in 1954 designed to replace previous flathead?

Until I put the spin on oil filter adapter on my '54 239, I was frequently reminded of how poor a physical fit the Y block was in that generation of full size Ford...at least for the purposes of an...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-06-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Free parts from Concours Auto Parts miss shipment

Very generous offer by 51504bat. Thanks to him. I'm not sending a pm yet, but posting a reply because I have a question about the parts that he may not know. If he doesn't, hopefully someone else...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-09-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 79 Granada 6 cyl nengine noise

My exhaust leaks usually take more than 15 - 30 seconds to seal up from the engine heat. I've had both a seal leak and crack at the manifold on my '61 Mercury. Just as a point of reference.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-02-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 64 Galaxie regulator condenser

Dave is correct. In fact, there's likely a noise suppressor at both the voltage regulator and the generator of that car (if they still had generators in '64.) My full size '61 Mercury has one at both...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-02-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By JimNNN
Re: headliner

I put a NEW headliner in my wagon without experience and it turned out decent. Not flawless, but presentable and it's held up (not sagged) after many years. Keep in mind, a wagon headliner is more...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-29-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By JimNNN
Re: '57 Ford Went Off the Road Killing Driver Highway 74 2 Days Ago

I added side mirrors - rudimentary as they are - and a cheap convex stick-on mirror to supplement the interior rear view mirror in my '54. Not expensive but they do help rear vision a good deal. I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-24-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By JimNNN
Re: '57 Ford Went Off the Road Killing Driver Highway 74 2 Days Ago

I agree. It makes perfect sense to post an article in an old Ford forum about a fatal accident involving an old Ford. It's also a reminder to keep cars maintained and it's a reminder that, even with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-24-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By JimNNN
Re: The Hurst Mystery Shifter

I was 6 years old at the time, so no I didn't enter. :) Congrats on your win back then...good name. It must be cool to be a part of automotive history, at least in some small way.



I believe...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-24-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By JimNNN
Re: 57 ford went of the road

I'm glad I'm replacing all of the brake lines on my '65 T-Bird. However, I really need to replace all the lines on my early 60's Mercury, too. Way too many projects.



Thanks for posting the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Problem with high oil pressure?

No experience with flatheads but an experienced engine builder told me that my FE's high oil pressure at startup was from a high volume oil pump. Likely that's what's going on with you, given your...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-17-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By JimNNN
Re: Kultulz

Maybe he's just tired of reading hokey comments from us. But that's not possible, because who could ever get tired of that? Ha Ha Ha!


Glad to hear KULTULZ is doing okay.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-06-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
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...
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