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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-01-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By bobss396
Re: 65 f250 4x4

Try matching the old ones up with what Energy Suspension sells.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-24-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,201
Posted By bobss396
Re: front wheel cylinder bleeding tools

Craftsman made a 90 degree bleeder wrench, I should look at mine. I used it all the time when I was doing brakes every day. Definitely 6-point all the way. 12-point will round the bleeders off.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-23-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By bobss396
Re: Transmission change

The under dash work is tough and that assist spring is a fun job. Look on eBay, you can probably find a set of pedals. I almost went 5-speed on mine but would have had to do some floor work on it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-23-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,201
Posted By bobss396
Re: front wheel cylinder bleeding tools

OEM Ford bleeders were on the small side, 3/16" or 5/16" in some cases, even 1/4"/ Been a while since I've done one, probably the last was on a '64 Ford.

If they are froze up, a propane torch will...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-23-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,201
Posted By bobss396
Re: front wheel cylinder bleeding tools

Usually a 1/4" drive socket, extension and breaker bar get into tight spots.

Later bleeders I've seen are often metric as Jeff noted. I had to go out and get a 10mm line wrench a few years ago....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-01-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By bobss396
Re: 1956 Thunderbird brake question

I agree with Jeff, keep it all Ford. The drum/drum master from a Mustang or Fairlane should work well and the mounting spacing is the same, 3.20" or 3.25".
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-29-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By bobss396
Re: pressure brake light switch

Painless Wiring makes one I've seen people use, it trips at low pressure. The one that came with my distribution block leaked immediately. The one from NAPA started out okay, but quickly took a lot...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-29-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,673
Posted By bobss396
Re: Strange "Clanking Noise" at Idle

Do you have a heat riser that is banging around? Some of them IIRC had springs on them that would fall apart over time.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-20-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By bobss396
Re: The Hurst Mystery Shifter

I knew a guy that had one in a Falcon, we did the clutch (another story...) and he put the shifter back on... with the levers flipped. The pattern was backwards until he figured it out. They were...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-18-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By bobss396
Re: 64 Galaxie front drum brake issue

I started in one shop, another mechanic was doing a drum brake job, he kept the one side intact, went back and forth comparing parts. Pretty funny.

Drum brakes are a lost art, I still do them for...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-18-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By bobss396
Re: Key ignition Switch locked up tight

Mobile Parts is the real deal, great guy with parts for our old Fords.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-18-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,860
Posted By bobss396
Re: '57 Ford Went Off the Road Killing Driver Highway 74 2 Days Ago

I installed 3-point belts up front in my '59 and I have had to make a couple of hard stops. They worked like any new-car set of belts, kept me from moving forward.

It took a bit of doing, the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-16-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By bobss396
Re: 1957 Country Sedan front brakes

So the brake shoes may have a step worn in them? Probably has an odd-ball set of drums and hubs on it, any idea where they came from?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-11-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By bobss396
Re: bumber jack

IIRC, they were behind the front seat. I carry a floor jack in the trunk of my '59. Have yet to need to use it, but others have borrowed it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-11-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By bobss396
Re: 64 Galaxie front drum brake issue

It goes to show you that few mechanics really know drum brakes. I did them in the day where shops turned away disc brake jobs because they knew nothing about them. I recall the place I worked in...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-10-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By bobss396
Re: 56 Victoria stock rear drums

This guy is the real deal and local to me, give him a try if you get stuck finding parts.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-10-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By bobss396
Re: Gasoline tank for 57 Wagon

Mine was for my avatar picture, bought the sender at the same time. Shipping was a total of $20 and they showed up in separate boxes shipped from different locations. Amazon had it for $172, the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-10-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By bobss396
Re: V8 engine potential issues

I had a real '68 Bullitt Mustang. 390, 5-speed, Detroit Locker 3.89 rear, Kelsey Hayes front disc brakes, reinforced shock towers. It was a brute of a car and I didn't exactly baby it... racked up...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-10-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By bobss396
Re: Finding original options / paperwork

How far back does a Marti report go?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-10-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By bobss396
Re: My beloved Mustang V8 67'!

You can almost build a new Mustang out of a parts catalog. Places like Steele Rubber and Carpenter are the best for rubber parts. As far as metal parts, it depends on how far you want to go. I try to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-08-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By bobss396
Re: Gasoline tank for 57 Wagon

If you know the Ford part number, do a search under that. I looked, Rock Auto has nothing for the '57 wagon, but this is where I found my '59 Custom 300 tank for the best price.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-06-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By bobss396
Re: Engine miss at 30 MPR

2X on the fuel hose thing. When in doubt, change it out. Get some ethanol-friendly hose and new clamps. Also the fuel filter, avoid the glass or plastic ones that I see too much of.

What carb is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-06-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By bobss396
Re: 64 Galaxie front drum brake issue

I have those on the rear of my Ford, also from RA. Drop them into the drum first to see where they make contact. If the heel and toe touch first, try my wood rasp trick. Mark 1" up both ends of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-04-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By bobss396
Re: 64 Galaxie front drum brake issue

Some older truck shops may be able to arc them, but arc-able shoes had extra meat on them to allow arcing. I bevel the trailing and leading edges on mine too, but give it a shallower angle and go 1"...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-30-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By bobss396
Re: starter or generator

The best way to check a charging system is with it running and using a decent VAT tester. Sun used to make a nice one years ago. I like to check alternator/generator output not at the battery but...
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