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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-15-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 110,691
Posted By scicala
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

I got a kick out of that video. Lots of good info except when it showed the picture of the '58 352 FE interceptor engine. the video showed what looked like a 260 or 289 V8 with an interceptor decal...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-12-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By scicala
Re: Jet size on a 390

As far as I know nobody has done it yet. Just my opinion on the carb situation.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-11-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By scicala
Re: Jet size on a 390

Maybe just try it the way it is. Good chance it has the original jets, which would get you in the ball park. If lean or rich, then worry about it and increase/decrease the jet size if needed.

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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-10-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By scicala
Re: Jet size on a 390

Are you sure it's not stamped on the side of the left front mounting ear ?

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By scicala
Re: Intermittent idle surging issues

If lowering the fuel pressure doesn't cure the problem, it's possible the power valve is ruptured, or leaking at the round gasket seal. These carbs were not designed for 5 PSI.
Also, make sure the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By scicala
Re: Help with fender identification

I believe Mopar was originally what Chrysler called the parts departments at dealers. Maybe short for motor parts ?

I could be wrong. Just an opinon.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-05-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By scicala
Re: Flooding problem

My old Holley specs manual says 3 to 5 PSI at 1800 RPM for '54 Mercury Holley.

To me 4 PSI at idle would be ideal.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-05-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By scicala
Re: Flooding problem

I suppose it's possible the float is slowly filling with fuel. If the fuel pressure isn't the problem.
If you feel comfortable doing it, remove the float axle and float. Then shake the float to see...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-24-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,190
Posted By scicala
Re: Inside door handle deletes

My guess would be for the back doors of a police car.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By scicala
Re: 8BA 94 carb

I've never seen a kit with jets in it except for an old NOS Holley Master Kit.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-21-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By scicala
Re: 1954 Mercury Fuel Issue

If you're using non ethanol fuel, and it's only been a few days since it was started, I don't really know why. I know an electric fuel pump helps avoid all of the extra cranking to fill the carb, but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-20-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By scicala
Re: 1954 Mercury Fuel Issue

Other than evaporation, I have no explanation on how gas disappears in the carb bowl on a teapot style Holley. There should be enough fuel in the bowl after a few days to start the engine, provided...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By scicala
Re: V8 Foundation Museum will accept my 60HP project

Can't the museum spring a little $$ towards the engine stand ?

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-19-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,722
Posted By scicala
Re: What 2bbl carb is this?

Holley and Autolite used different style main jets. and the accelerator diaphragms were square on Autolite and rectangular on Holley. Choke assemblies were similar in that they both took three screws...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-18-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,722
Posted By scicala
Re: What 2bbl carb is this?

The Autolite 2100/4100 came out the same year as the Holley 2300/4150 (1957). Two completely different designs, although they did share a similar power valve. My personal opinion is that Holley...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-15-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 110,691
Posted By scicala
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

Also with the 292 in '56 which was the base T-Bird engine.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-14-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 110,691
Posted By scicala
Re: Two-Door Ford and Mercury Wagons

In 1956 they also used that emblem for the base 272 two barrel V8.
292 and 312 had the Thunderbird emblem there instead. No emblem was the 6 cyl.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-07-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,027
Posted By scicala
Re: 1959 Mercury With An Autolite 2100

B9ME-B is Holley number LIST 1798
B9ME-A is Holley number LIST 1797

Holley LIST 1929 is a sevice replacement

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-05-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By scicala
Re: Fast Fords at West Salem, Ohio and the Y Block Nationals

Dan, I've been in that area before for a Goodguys event, and I believe it was about a 5 hour drive. I live just north of Detrot in Shelby Township.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-03-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By scicala
Re: 1956 312 Y block heat riser

I agree, that soot with condensation can blow out on a cold start, but that's not black smoke. Only thing that causes black smoke is too much fuel. Maybe an issue with the choke being set too tight...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-03-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By scicala
Re: 1956 312 Y block heat riser

Somebody explain to me how a heat riser causes black smoke.
Sounds confusing to me.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-02-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By scicala
Forum: Late V8 04-01-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,606
Posted By scicala
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,857
Posted By scicala
Re: A disapointed customerr

Don't let it get you down Charlie. If someone is unsure of how to do something, they should research it or ask for info. Your reputation is impecable.
If he's mad at you, it's because he's just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By scicala
Re: backfire

It would be nice to know from Jerdan if it's a carb or and exhaust backfire. Two different causes.
Don't change the main jet sizes. Carbs are calibrated to give a good mixture ratio based on the...
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