The Jalopy Journal
Very handy, thanks for posting it!
Man that info will be real handy if I ever have to do a similar job on my '66 Town Landau!
16mpg with by 8BA F1 on a good day.
But then again we use Imperial Gallons (Until litres took over)
If it was my manifold I would check the front water runner area for signs of similar corrosion inside the runner area.
An aweful sacrifice by those guys, great ANZAC service here this morning in memory of them.
Not very often that any convert their cars to right hand drive, we just get used to the steering wheel being on the left - and depend on a...
Just about jumped out of my skin at that scene!
In my case I used Copperkote (I think that's how it is spelled), I use it on all exhaust bolts.
Bottom bucket was built in the 70's in New Zealand, notice the steering wheel on the right.
Not sure if the bucket is still here in NZ or still on...
It was more that it's curious the broken ones were adjacent to the exhaust riser on each side, Ive owned a scad of Y-blocks but never seen...
Hmm, exhaust valves near the centre on each side..unusual.
Do all the rockers move freely?
When you primed the motor did you see oil coming out...
Just be aware that a higher pressure cap doesn't make the engine run any cooler - it just means the motor can run hotter before it boils.
When putting a IFS in my '55 F100 I moved the wheel centreline forward 1.75" and dropped the front about 6+ inches, the wheel now looks perfectly...
What he said!
Here in New Zealand you HAVE to have a hefty skid plate under your booster to prevent what happened to the O.P., ie no skid plate - not road legal
Or if you do have to leave it in Park you swing the wheel to the side, if nothing has been messed with it locks the shifter in Park.
I had Pos-a-traction tyres on the rear of my F100 that exhibited wear not unlike the one in the OP pictures.
Front ones did the same but with the...
How does that work with late model cars that ONLY have electric fans?
BTW: my '55 has had an electric fan, (no mechanical )and it's still going...
Nah, you're right, the old guys (way older than us) used to do it for exactly the reason you said. Less swinging on the crank handle.
Now it just...
I'm one of that bunch - life seemed so simpler then, health was better, had no kids or mortgage, my wages were mine to spend and I hardly needed...
I was wondering when somebody would bring that up!
Nah, still taking it out of the truck.
Vac modulator good, under valve covers clean so at the moment I suspect it's plain wore out.
Ok, going to change the Smokey SBC in the ot truck.
It already has Edelbrock manifold and carb but I also have a fully rebuilt Qjet and manifold....
Nothing is as easy to get in NZ as it is in the US - the stuff is generally available but the prices would make your eyes water!
But as per my...
I suspect it is plain worn out (can't confirm the mileage but it's high) BUT like a lot of you I always hope for the mythical 'cheap fix'!
Ahem, when I said it smokes it SMOKES!!
Backing into the workshop fills it so full of smoke that it looks like SWAT has paid a visit.
In my experience 75hp at the wheels equals 100hp at the flywheel (give or take one or two hp).
"Your experience may vary"
Yep, that's the plan, I have heard of this issue with the intake gasket not sealing the bottom of the ports, even saw it on an episode of Fantom...
It's auto TH350
My suspicion too, 57Fargo - possibly even damage to a piston on the passenger side as evidenced by the 'puffs' of smoke on a regular basis.
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