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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By scicala
Re: 4100 carb

Or fix the carburetor so it works as designed. Should be simple. The manual over ride secondaries is also a guaranteed hesitation/lag/backfire if you nail the throttle without a secondary squirter....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By scicala
Re: Carb leaking?

If it isn't the two brass screw in plugs on the front of the bowl, then maybe there is some fuel puddling on top of the throttle plates after the engine is shut off, and then running out of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By scicala
Re: 4100 carb

I'm sure it would work well, but would need an adaptor to fit on the small 4 barrel pattern on flathead intakes. They were made in a few different sizes from about 400 to 600 CFM.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-27-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By scicala
Re: Replacing Teapot carb on 1956 T-bird

It's an easy modification to make on a teapot carb too.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By scicala
Re: 60hp

Also, if you do plan on using a 60 HP V8, and you put it in a car that previously had an 85 HP 221 V8, you will need a lot steeper rear axle ratio, or you will have a hard time getting the car to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-26-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By scicala
Re: Replacing Teapot carb on 1956 T-bird

Maybe I'm cheap or like things close to original, or a combination of both. It sounds like you have a good working Teapot carb already. Why not use that and make sure the distributor is up to snuff...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-26-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By scicala
Re: Replacing Teapot carb on 1956 T-bird

Yes, you can just use only the inner diaphragm on the dual diaphragm distributor, but any later carb will still supply way too much vacuum to the diaphragm on the '56 distributor.
The outer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By scicala
Re: AFR tuning

It looks like it's leaner at WOT than it is when cruising and light load. That tells me you need larger power valves (more flow, not larger number valve) to richen up the wide open driving.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By scicala
Re: Prayer's for one of our fellow "Barner's".

Prayers for J and his family at this terrible time.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By scicala
Re: 60hp

This link explains differences in the different year 60 HP V8's.

Sal

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=290105
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-23-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By scicala
Re: Help Quick Fuel SL450SV & Y Block 292

What estout81 said is what I was thinking too. Also make sure the return spring on the primary throttle is hooked up at a good angle and enough tension.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-20-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,103
Posted By scicala
Re: Miss on newly rebuilt 292

And something tells me, on Jan. 20, 2021, the influx of Chinese crap parts may increase.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-19-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,103
Posted By scicala
Re: Miss on newly rebuilt 292

Maybe check to make sure you're getting a strong blue spark that can jump a fair distance.
Also, since your dwell changed a little when you increased the RPM, check to make sure there isn't play in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By scicala
Re: Crestliner steering Wheel Question

Good question. If I had to guess I would say if it looks like the Frazer "F", then probably just a coincidence and not intended. Also, the Crestliner was made in '50 and '51. Not in '49.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-16-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By scicala
Re: Still wont start

If the car has been sitting for 20 years without being run, then a lot could be bad with the fuel, fuel lines, fuel pump and carburetor. Especially if it sat all that time with gas with ethanol in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By scicala
Re: How high is the hood on a 1956 T-bird? (should I be concerned?)

1955 T-Birds were original with 5 gaskets stacked and stapled together under the carb. '56 T-Birds came with just one gasket under the carb originally.

'57 carbs were a lot lower profile, except...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By scicala
Re: Leaking Holley 94 carbs

Remove the bowl from the throttle body base. If it's wet from fuel in that pocket of the throttle body, either the power valve diaphragm is leaking, of the gasket seal on the power valve is leaking....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By scicala
Re: How high is the hood on a 1956 T-bird? (should I be concerned?)

Also, you probably realize it, but the air cleaner stud on the carb is far from screwed in all the way. By about 1 1/2 ".

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-13-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By scicala
Re: oil bath conversion

Whether you're talking about a two barrel or a four barrel air cleaner makes a big difference too. Both carbs were available on '55 272's.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-11-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By scicala
Re: 55 y block 272

All Ford, Mercury and T-Bird Y-Blocks were solid mushroom lifters, including trucks with a Y-Block. This includes 239, 256, 272, 292 and 312 engines.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-11-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By scicala
Swap Meet Section Adds in the wrong area

Has anybody noticed lately that there are quite a few adds in the Late V8 swap meet section that are for Early V8 parts ? Not just one seller, but quite a few. It's not a big deal, but these items...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By scicala
Re: Happy Veterans Day

Yes, God bless all our Vets !

US Army
808th Engineering Batallion
Fort Wainwright
Fairbanks, AK 1970 and 1971

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 31,488
Posted By scicala
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

Thank you for the reply. That helps a lot.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 31,488
Posted By scicala
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

Kube,

Was your carburetor done by Charlie ny, or did you restore it ? Were they that natural color originally ? I ask, because I've seen some later NOS Holley two barrel carbs from '55 and '56...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By scicala
Re: 1901 teapot question

I agree. Teapot style carbs get a bad rap and a lot of old tales, mostly by people that don't even touch carburetors.

Sal
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