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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By paul2748
Re: gas pedal

No trick that I know of except that you twist the pedal around sideways so the "knob" will come out. If the pedal is really old, there is the prospect that the rubber the knob goes into will be...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-28-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By paul2748
Re: Inner fender to fender rubber seal

When stapling rubber parts to a metal piece, I glue the rubber part to the metal piece first and then do the staples. This prevents movement of the rubber piece whuile inserting staples and bending...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 871
Posted By paul2748
Re: Wire splicing

I did electrical systems from scratch on two cars. Always crimped them. The oldest was done 35 years ago. Never had a connection go sour on me and this car has a lot of miles on it.


I used a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-27-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By paul2748
Re: Inner fender to fender rubber seal

The tbird suppliers sell staples separately. I didn't want the regular steel staples, so I got some same size stainless wire and made my own. Easy to do, but a little time consuming.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 871
Posted By paul2748
Re: Wire splicing

Original type bullet connectors are available aftermarket. They used a special FORD size bullet. These are also available aftermarket. They usually come with a plastic cover at the wire connection...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-25-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By paul2748
Re: My 56 T-Bird will start in any gear? Automatic

From the factory, the car only started in neutral. The Tbird parts suppliers have modified ones that start in park and neutral
Forum: Early V8 09-24-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-24-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By paul2748
Re: Engine color and road draft tube

Engine color was a orangey/red. Can't help on the draft tube
Forum: Early V8 09-23-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
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Forum: Early V8 09-23-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
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Forum: Late V8 09-23-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By paul2748
Re: I notice my transmission leaking a little bit on the floor.

Have you located where it is leaking from? One spot that tends to leak is he fitting for the fill tube as well as the pan gasket.


Needless to say, the front seal may be bad as well as the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By paul2748
Re: 56 dash removal

If it's anything like a 56 Bird, then it's fairly easy as long as you get all the screws and bolts out and all wires disconnected. Just slide it back to you once everything is unbolted. Naturally,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-20-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By paul2748
Re: Mile-o-matic servo piston seal question

There is a trans shop named Fatsco in Pine Brook, NJ that services and sells parts for older transmissions. They may be able to help you.


email - FATSCO@FATSCO.net 973-227-5414
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-19-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By paul2748
Re: Need help identifying these wheel covers

Looks like 55-56. Is the red piece plastic? If so, quite sure 55-56. Both sedans and Tbirds used the same one.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-18-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By paul2748
Re: 55 Customline Disc Advise

If you happen to find a Versailles (Lincoln) setup, I understand the lower ball joint hole does not have to be reamed.


I had a Granada set up, had to ream mine. (54 Ford). Didn't have to add...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-15-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By paul2748
Re: 55 Customline Disc Advise

I remember that the Mercury equivalent of a Granada was the Monarch, not the Comet. In a Lincoln, it was the Versailles.


I did the same swap with 80 Granada front brakes. Went with non-power,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-15-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By paul2748
Re: 55 or 56 Ford y block ID ?

Both types of heads had the same casting (engineering ) number ECZ-C
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-14-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By paul2748
Re: Wire Wheel Tires with Radisl tires

First I ever heard of that. I know a friend with a 56 Bird - wire wheels, radial with tubes. Put thousands and thousands of miles on them going from convention to convention all over the country....
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 09-13-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,217
Posted By paul2748
Re: Login

Your posting in the wrong section. repost to the Early V8 section. Always start a new thread, don't use an old unrelated thread to your question
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-13-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By paul2748
Re: Re-pop Parts

In my first contact with Rock Auto, in inquiring about rebuilds that they are supposed to handle, they brushed me off with a generic answer that didn't come near answering my question. They, like...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-13-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By paul2748
Re: What tire pressures do I use frnt and rear

I've been following this, and in my experience anything over 35 pounds make it ride like steam roller. In addition, tires must have a certain amount of cushion so over inflation ( 40 lbs or more)...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-13-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By paul2748
Re: 1955 Ford F-600

Unless you are going to show it for judging (concours) restore it to your satisfaction and don't worry about it being "right"
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-12-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By paul2748
Re: What the bes oil to use in a 312 engine

While I won't mention his name, a noted Y Block engine builder in the South only uses Valvoline conventional 10-30 or 10-40. He is dead set against diesel oil.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-12-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By paul2748
Re: I want a Automatic with overdrive in my T-Bird

You do have to grind some of the frame (right side only I believe). Had a friend put in an AOD and watched him grinds. Nothing major. New rear mount has to be made up and all the new linkage for...
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