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pre61-list Digest Fri, 02 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 093

In This Issue:
Grover's "sticky spot".
Priming fuel pump
Re: I need a doctor
wanted: 52 trim piece for front of hood
Advice needed!
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Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 22:09:48 +1000
From: brian falkner>
Subject: Grover's "sticky spot".>

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< '54 F250 Named Grover
Chances are the worm is through the hardening at that spot & you'll need
to replace it before it becomes dangerous.
We dont want Grover to give you a bum steer!.


Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 21:39:41 +1000
From: brian falkner>
Subject: Priming fuel pump


Before attempting to start a long sitting engine or when the fuel
system has been worked on its best to prime first.
Remove the pump bowl & oil the seal both sides. This will help cork seals
especially & also neoprene, twist the bowl as you tighten the bowl nut.
Loosen the pump to carb line both ends, unless you have, [wisely] an inline
filter. Undo the fuel pump mount nuts, & turn the engine till the push rod
pushes the pump all the way up, this would be about 5/16" travel. now use
your hand to pump away till the bowl is full. You could optionally prime it
by sucking the fuel line from the carb end to get fuel up to the bowl.
A dry engine needs twice as much fuel as you think to get running again,
when you think you may have flooded it, that will be right!.
Kiwi Brian.


Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 12:19:07 -0400
From: 47Fred>
Subject: Re: I need a doctor

"Douglas R." wrote:
> Hi All: Im tring to get my 59 292ci running. I had the distrib out intake
> off and rebuilt the carb. When I start the truck it runs rough won't respond
> to idle mixture setting and pours out black smoke. Do i have a intake air
> leak,carb problem,timing problem? where do I start?

Dr. Fred says you have a carb or fuel pump problem. I just went thru
this drill on a '57 292, same problem. I'd rebuilt my Holley 500 2 bbl,
and the thing would start and run ok for a few moments, then start
running raw gas out of the carb into the engine. I changed the needle
valve, and readjusted it, changed the float and finally cursed Holley
for a pack of fools and swapped to an Autolite off a 351. Gee-Wiz same
problem. Got to be a fuel pump I said, never saw a stock fuel pump that
would overpower the float valve 'till now. Put in my spare, used, pump
(which I never travel without) and problem's gone.

Anyway, look into the carb bore with the engine running, and look for
gas spilling out of the venturies in a stream, recheck the float setting
and make sure the power valve and gasket (if used on your carb) is
correct, doesn't have a leak thru it, and is screwed in tight. An air
leak will not produce black smoke, and timing is unlikely to unless it's
firing near BDC, in which case it probably pops, bangs and backfires.

47 Fred


Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 19:26:44 EDT
Subject: wanted: 52 trim piece for front of hood

Hi fellow FTEers.
I am in need of the trim piece that goes on the front of the 52 hood. This
is the part that the chrome V-8 emblem bolts to. I will pay a reasonable
price plus shipping for a decent one. Please e-mail me off-line if you have
one of these to sell.

52 F-3


From: "Roy Maul">
Subject: Advice needed!
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 18:27:03 -0700

Hello Fellow FTE'rs,
I am in need of some advice. I have a '50 F2. It is my plan to put a C4 Auto tranny and an 8" rearend behind the flathead. I have an Offy 4bbl manifold that I plan to use. I was told that the best carb to use was a Holly 390 cfm with the Ford kickdown. I'm now told that the Holly 390 won't work with my stock distributor. Is that true? If it is true, why? What are my alternatives? I would really appreciate any help you all could offer.


Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 23:34:17 -0700
From: Marv & Marge>
Subject: Full Time

The Listfather wrote:
> Just took FTE full time as of 2 days ago

My wish for you: That which you do so well and love so much should be a
source of great joy and prosperity for you and yours. You've got a couple
of thousand guys behind you, all pushing for your success. If there's
anything we all can do, just ask! (There's POWER in numbers, just ask the

Best wishes in the new endeavor!



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