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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-18-2021, 06:23 PM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 3 spd OD 12v solenoid

I thought sure I had seen them in the parts catalog from Van Pelts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: The Right Stuff

There is a reason it is called "the right stuff". It is in my opinion the best on the market.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 3 spd OD 12v solenoid

Both of the above source's are good.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-17-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: wiper motor question

I have heard, or read somewhere that the '57 chev wiper motor could be adapted, but I could be wrong. I would probably go with the newport motor. all the "bugs" have already been worked out for you,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-16-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Radio antenna

years ago when I had a '57 , the antenna was on the rt ft fender. I have seen twin antennas on the rear quarters, but they looked terrible to me
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-16-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-09-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: VIN decoding

That is an FE Eng. not y-block. '58 first year for FE series. probably a 332 C.I. if it is the original eng.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,136
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 8ba Mallory dizzy cap

Bubba, sent you a PM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: So whats it for?

That is a heat riser. its function is to cause enough back pressure to force more of the exh. gas through the intake manifold crossover to help heat the fuel during cold weather to help atomize the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Any advice for a newbie?

make sure to check the bore to make sure it does not need bored. It probably does, but if not you will still have to hone it. you will have to have a machine shop do the bore job and have them fit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: In defense of 6 cylinders

I had a 52 Ford 4dr. with the 215 back when I was about 18. we put a dual carb fenton intake manifold with 2 glass bowl holly carbs on it. that 6 with 3 on the tree would out run most all flathead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: 8 volt battery in a 6 volt car?

an 8 volt battery is a patch for a problem. not only will the bulbs burn out faster, if you want the 8 volt batt to stay properly charged , you will have to adjust the voltage regulator .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Valve removal

50-50 mix acetone and atf
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,256
Posted By Alaska Jim
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,256
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Big Boys Heads

I personally do not know much about these heads, but my brother has a set, still new unused. he may have some info on them. he may see this thread and answer some questions. he goes by Flatrod here...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,669
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

cell phone to call a rollback, and a credit card to pay for it and the tire repair. no room in the avatar for a spare or jack.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-17-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Blower Motor Resistor - 1968 F100

Try these guys, they specialize in n.o.s. Ford parts. http://greensalescompany.com/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: My 46 turned on me

did the plugs, and new condenser cure your problem? Did you only change one thing at a time to know what the culprit was?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: My 46 turned on me

you can not tell if a condenser is bad by looking at it, the only true way to know if it is bad, is to replace with a known good one. this does not mean a new one, as most of the new ones are junk ,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By Alaska Jim
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-27-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,080
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Y block fuel pump

5851a, CharlieNY is the rebuilder
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,340
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Battery Tenders

Tubman, that is a great idea. I may try it myself.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,340
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: Battery Tenders

3 amps is to much, unless it has a float mode. I f you have a tractor supply near you, see if the still carry the Schumacher trickle charger. it is only 1.5 amps, and has a float mode. I have been...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-02-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Alaska Jim
Re: oil on floor under flywheel

do not rule out the possibility of a leak from the Valley cover, or a valve cover. they can leak and run down the corner of the block and can get inside the flywheel side of the bellhousing, making...
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