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Old 07-28-2020, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Strange "Clanking Noise" at Idle

Hello Everyone,

A few weeks ago I purchased a 1954 Ford Customline with the 239 Y-Block and Ford-o-Matic transmission in what i thought to be pretty good condition. I've changed all fluids, new plugs, wires, points, distributor cap, condensor, and adjusted valve lash and I've got to say it seems runs pretty good. That said, I've been trying to find the source of a "clanking" noise at idle with not much luck and was wondering if the experienced folks at the Ford Barn might be able to point me in the right direction. Hopefully it's something simple like an exhaust leak or noisy water pump, as the other options aren't great. Here's a link to a video if it running just a few minutes after startup with the choke off. The sound goes away as soon as the RPM's increase even slightly, it really only exists around idle speeds.


Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

Update: Forgive me, I meant to post this in Late V8, apologies. Going to move it over there.

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