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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By scicala
Re: Cars from my past, how about you

The 327/350 HP L79 was a sweet engine. Best production cam they ever made.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By scicala
Re: Cars from my past, how about you

No pictures, but high school through when I got drafted in '70 was a '55 Mercury Montclair with 292 and 4 speed T-10. Had an Isky RPM300 cam and Jahns domed pistons, and a Mallory dual point too....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By scicala
Re: Dana 44 rear/1953/56 f-100

This place should have what you need.

Sal

https://www.drivetrainspecialists.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By scicala
Re: "49 Distributor Timing Issue

You can use any timing light on a 6 volt car. You just hook up the power leads to a 12V battery or have a 12V car next to it.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-05-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By scicala
Re: 292 Distributor stuck

Part of the advance diaphragm housing may be made of pot metal (die cast zinc), but I believe the distributor itself is aluminum.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By scicala
Re: Year model - packard

So the owner/seller didn't know what year is was ?

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By scicala
Re: Memorial day thoughts

Amen Marcus !!

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,370
Posted By scicala
Re: What are these adapters for ?

I love it when people make comments that don't help anything.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By scicala
Re: 1947 Ford running rough when accelerated

Don't buy offshore (Chinese made) ignition parts. NAPA Echlin brand is probably the best, or Tubman on this forum, I believe he makes quality condensers.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By scicala
Re: Low power, low vacum

You said the carburetor was a Stromberg. If so, I thought the standard jet is a #45.
When you said you will put in #52 jets, it makes me think you have Holley/Ford carburetor. Plus, if You're at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By scicala
Re: Rough idle, low vacuum reading ?

That sounds like a classic ruptured power valve to me.

Sal
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-23-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By scicala
Re: y block to rich

I agree with KULTULZ. Once the tailpipe gets black, it takes forever to change. Don't go by the tailpipe. Go by the spark plugs. Sounds like if anything it may be on the lean side, but if it runs OK,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By scicala
Re: OH 6 Cyl Engine Identification

Passenger cars and F100 truck six cylinders shared the same block. A '54 F100 should have a 223 six cylinder in it. I sold a '52 car 215 six cylinder and the block was the same as yours (EAA-B). I'm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By scicala
Re: Air fuel meter

Send Ol' Ron a PM. I know he has experience with them.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By scicala
Re: Stromberg help

I was never impressed with the Grosse Jet (s-jet). I did a six '97 setup for a friend's 371 Olds in a '32 coupe, and there were flooding issues on two of the carbs. When I rebuilt them, I applied...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-17-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By scicala
Re: engine knocking 292

By the way you described your problem in post #8, the noise you hear is not spark knock/detonation, unless you have your ignition timing set way too advanced. Ethanol in fuel would help reduce spark...
Forum: Late V8 05-16-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,007
Posted By scicala
Forum: Late V8 05-16-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By scicala
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-12-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By scicala
Re: 55 ford wagon

Fred,

Maybe send a personal message to steve fritz on this site. He has a '55 Ranch Wagon that I sold him a year ago as a project car. I know it's pretty much done now, and he may have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By scicala
Re: 49 F1 I 6 carb question

Ross, thanks for the illustration. I would check the carb being used to make sure there is a hole in the bore too. I saw one Model 847 like that before, and there was no hole in the bore that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By scicala
Re: Need help identifying a carb and distributor

The port shown with the yellow arrow is for the line to the distributor diaphragm. Loadomatic carbs (started in '49) had no spark control valve in the base. In '54 (with the Y-Block V8) they added...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-05-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By scicala
Re: Delay in throttle response when giving it more gas

Yes, the hole on the right is for more stroke of the pump. Your carb looks similar to a lot of rebuilts I see, as in missing parts. Supposed to be a spring, a felt seal and two washers on the pump...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By scicala
Re: Need help identifying a carb and distributor

I'm talking about the spark control valve. Not the port for the vacuum line.

Sal
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By scicala
Re: Need help identifying a carb and distributor

The carb says ECG 5 on it, and 1 1/16 venturi. That would make it a '55 Ford car 272 Y-Block carburetor, however these carbs from '54 up had a spark control valve on them. This carb doesn't appear to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By scicala
Re: 49 F1 I 6 carb question

I'm pretty sure the small hole on the base of the carb gasket surface is to supply manifold vacuum to the power piston, that opens and closes the power valve. It wouldn't hurt to notch the gasket...
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