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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-06-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Brakes

Well, crap. After I wrote the above, I clicked on it and found they have gone out of business and the company is for sale.
Try just masterbrake.com. That opens to another company, but I think they...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-06-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Brakes

www.masterpowerbrake.com These guys have professional answers, not opinions. They are also good guys to deal with.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-02-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Y-Block Spark Plug Wire Grommets

I used wires from Speedway, and grommets from MACS. I peeled the grommets around the wires, they do not slide together. Then assemble the metal parts around the grommets when the wire lengths are...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-01-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Interchange? for 1957 3 speed>to full synchromesh?

The easiest way around this is for the driver to learn how to double clutch in to first gear. Find an empty flat parking lot with few obstacles, and cruise around for a minute in first at idle RPM....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-21-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Blown freeze plug

If there is one hard to get to, think about putting in a block heater. No hammering, just wipe the hole clean, stick in the heater and tighten a screw with a small socket. Yes, it will cost more, but...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-11-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Door fits on 55,56 and 57 T-Birds ??????

At the factory, after the doors were bolted on, the final fit was by bending the door over a knee, or a 2x4 covered in carpet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,603
Posted By Ole Don
Re: A question for old guys

I'll be 79 in two months. I am a life long rodder. After back surgery that had me in a full body cast for 12 weeks, I sold most of my stuff, and all the old cars. Then the wife passed, and now there...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-02-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Engine mount

If you have new or very good side mounts, the steady rest is not needed.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-29-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Ole Don
Re: 1955 center HUD light

I used an LED row of lights glued to a chunk of aluminum bolted to the top of the rear window. It lit up the whole inside of the car, reflecting off the inside of the rear window. I added another...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-25-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Ole Don
Re: 55 ford accessory position

My 55 was very difficult to turn the key left. Wiggle the key and try again.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-18-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Holley 4150 carburetor development history

In 57, the use of three carbs may have been due to supply. Possibly off topic, possibly not, how many of you have seen a 460 with a factory Quadrajet?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-08-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Need Help - Transmission Oil migration?

If the front seal allows air to leak in, oil will leak back and out. The solution it to turn over the engine enough to keep the seal wet. During a long cold winter, you may wish to put a pan under it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-31-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Ole Don
Re: 300 c.i.d. Valve clearance and ignition timing?

A 300 six has a three grove crankshaft damper. A 240 looks the same but has one groove. I don't remember the 223, but I do remember they go like stink.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Oh What Fun It Is To Ride

Being near Denver, you are close to the guys who raced out of a local dealer who's name is lost in my dusty old mind. Search Denver racers, they are old, but still active. Really nice 36, take good...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-23-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Edelbrock 500 for 292?

The Edelbrock is a great carb for the street. Its only downfall is it is prone to boiling the gas in the bowl in very hot weather, after shut down. Fit as big a spacer under it that you can and still...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-20-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Ceramic finishes

Wizards is a small company I wish was bigger. They make an easy on easy off wax product that shines even through dirt. The car reflects light when clean or dirty. It is expensive, the young man at...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-18-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Ceramic finishes

VHT has a high temp engine enamel in rattle cans with ceramic. It gives a nice shine and lasts much longer, but not on exhaust.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-18-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Strng Bx-Drg Lnk-Stud Cntrl Valve Slack

On my 55, everything was in good shape, no leaks. At rest, engine off, there was nearly a half turn of play in the steering wheel. Engine running and pulling car at 50 or so, that amount of turn on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-15-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ole Don
Re: 55/56 Ford front bumper license plate holder

I used round rubber thingies about 5/8 thick. I have no idea what they were meant for, Used the same ones for the 21 years I owned the 55.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-12-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Control Valve Partial Rebuild in Car?

When removing the control valve from my 55, I found a pin the needed to come out. I used a vice grip and a small hammer. If I remember right, the valve needed a certain number of revs when...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-12-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Power steering cylinder

Those cars seem to like to mark the floor. After mine was rebuilt, it still dripped just a bit. I put in half a bottle of Lucas P/S conditioner. No more leaks.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-12-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Ole Don
Re: 1956 F100 Transmission swap

When doing a swap like this I like to put the trans in with no clutch so I can look up inside with a bright light and a mirror to check things. Never try to pull the trans up tight with the four...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-03-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,474
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Frame rot 1956

Getting hold of a new one; sounds like a business opportunity. Measure it, photo it from all angles. Save the info if you are not a welder.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-01-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Replacement radiator fan for 292

Try to find an old style junk yard you can visit once in a while. Any fan on a Ford engine from the sixties through the nineties except 429, 460, and big sixes will fit the Y block. My 312 used a fan...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-26-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ole Don
Re: Fuel tank

On my 55 sedan, the sender was right under the little door in the trunk floor. Had the sender out more than one time.
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