The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oliver westlund, Dec 20, 2018.
next step is primer, sand primer sand primer etc.
Before you go too far, Pc-7 is available at Ace, supposedly better than JB weld from what I've read and heard. Just sayin.
too late, i had read they were comparable. i suppose if it fails i can always do it again! also just found some 1974 newspaper shoved in the drivers door above the window mech. i am gently pulling them apart, if i see anything interesting ill post pics
well my car was in albany Oregon in 1974
old broken collar is off, im going to leave the column shift rod but remove the part the actual shifter goes in so itll just be a straight rod. looks weird without the rod but looks like somethins missing if i leave the shifting collar
little collar cleanup, I'm thinking black column, white collar, white wheel...unless thatll look weird? black dash, white tuck and roll seats with black inserts
I used JB weld to repair a 39 ford banjo wheel...looked awesome so I painted it and stored it in the attic all summer. Pulled it out in the fall to see all the repaired spots were cracked! Never again!
So, how did the Y-block run?
i hope that doesnt happen! if it does ill fill em with pc 7 or whatever its called. i havnt fired the y block up yet. ive been assessing long and hard how i want to do it. the previous owners work is uh...interesting. i dont want to cause damage. ill get into it this weekend!
i did give metal saver a try! that stuff works pretty good! idk if its any better than vinegar and water but i was pleased with the results
with a 292 y block without much in the way of upgrades, should i be able to run my banjo, torque tube and a flattie standard floor shift trans?
As long as you don't beat on it.... The Y-block has about twice the power of the flathead as OEM.
Roger that...im thinking of it as a way to get it on the road while i rebuild my 394 olds and do a jeep shifter conversion on a toploader
wetsand with 2k, cutting compound and carnuba wax! shiny enough for me!
Now, put 5 more on, polish, repeat.
i dont want it too shiny! just shiny enough to sparkle a little in the sun haha
can anybody walk me through how to bolt the stock guage pack on? i dont see any threads...also dont see how in the heck the trim piece that goes over em would stay put? HELP! haha
also need to know what the heck these holes are? ive scoured tons of dash pics online and none of them have them!
If yours is like my Lincoln, there are studs in the back of the dash, you put the cluster in from the rear, and there are little bridge pieces that go on the stud, then put the nuts on. The bridges rest on the cluster on one end, the dash the other.
I think the trim piece has studs that go through the dash, then a washer and nut to secure them. Just going from memory, and mine may be totally different than the Ford.
no studs for me, here are more pics
When I’m at home and get time (and remember to do it) I have some pics of mine being put together I’ll post. They are on the home pc, don’t have any on this iPad.
Now I see the back of yours, it’s different than the Lincoln. You must have a chrome strip that runs in line with the gauges, looks like it would carry the studs to hold the assembly on. Mine has the little bridges like on your speedo on all the gauges IIRC.
anybody recognize the holes by my radio?
they seem too wide to be radio delete plate holes
I had to go look - damn but it is cold out there. My '46 dash does not have the holes on either side of the radio opening. Also FWIW, the opening in your dash looks to be a bit different shape than mine - likely something "different" installed there in the last 72 years.
The "large" trim on mine (speedometer surround etc) is attached with small screws from the back, through the upper row of holes across the dash - like the one I am pointing at below.
The guage cluster and guage trim is held on by screws from the back which hold the cluster to the trim through the dash, one of which is visible in the picture at the end of the guage cluster. (ran out of hands to point at it) Hope this helps.
awesome!!! so helpful! so the guage cluster trim is supposed to have screw holes? i have two of them and niether has screw holes. my cutout is for a stock radio, i have test fit mine and it fits although there were 2 radio options i think could be a states vs canada thing. ill do a separate post for the weird holes
Ok. My guage trim is entirely different...
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yeah mines stainless...i dont understand how the heck it would ever stay put!
My Lincoln dash is a bit different
You can see the tabs on mine that the studs go through from the back.
yeah...i dont think the merc or lincoln is exactly the same. so frustrating! i hate putting things together someone else took apart!
The original gauge trim on my '48 was also missing one of the studs that hold the gauges in. The one that was there looked like it had been re-attached with epoxy. Most of the replacement trim you see advertised on Ebay are missing the studs as they must have been poorly attached from the factory. I was able to source a replacement, although it's a bit bent where the studs are attached. One of the studs from my trim on the glove box side has also come loose, and I'm going to try to solder it back on. If you're looking for a new piece of trim try here: http://marksfordparts.com/contact/index.html.
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