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06-28-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Flat Ernie

You'd be hard pressed to go wrong with an...

You'd be hard pressed to go wrong with an Edelbrock Performer intake and a Holley 570 Avenger carb. With the relatively mild setup you have, any decent dual-plane 4-bbl intake and a <600 CFM carb...
06-28-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By Flat Ernie

I took my frame to a local powder coating place...

I took my frame to a local powder coating place and had it sand blasted. Then I coated it with phosphoric acid (Ospho). Once that was done, I washed it and brushed all the loose flakes off and...
06-25-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Flat Ernie

The Toploader is arguable the best factory...

The Toploader is arguable the best factory 4-speed out there, but like all 4-speeds, the final drive is 1:1 - 1RPM in = 1RPM out. So, with a 4.10 rear end ratio and a fairly 'standard' 275/75R15...
04-19-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Flat Ernie

L7806 is a true CVR, much, much cheaper than...

L7806 is a true CVR, much, much cheaper than anything out there, and provides a true and constant 6V to the gagues....less than $0.15 each, so may as well run one for each gauge - they'll handle...
04-12-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Flat Ernie

As tempting as it is to 'coat' the gaskets, I...

As tempting as it is to 'coat' the gaskets, I agree with Ross and refrain. But also like Ross, I try to always use the FelPro Blue gaskets...the coating on them seems....softer?...to fill in the...
04-08-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By Flat Ernie

I've got a 302 & AOD in my '54 - headers were the...

I've got a 302 & AOD in my '54 - headers were the hardest part. But clearances were fine - no firewall issues and no floorboard issues.

I did a 351W & C6 in a '51 years ago and the C6 was way too...
03-30-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By Flat Ernie

I use plain old turbo-style mufflers of any...

I use plain old turbo-style mufflers of any brand...pretty mellow and yet still allow enough rumble through so you know it's there.
03-18-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Flat Ernie

I've used a plastic cake frosting cup several...

I've used a plastic cake frosting cup several times in several different ways. Once, I fabricated a simple 'S" type strap to have it hang on the window slot in the door, other times I've made...
03-07-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,760
Posted By Flat Ernie

I just use the 3-on-the-tree shifter and...

I just use the 3-on-the-tree shifter and linkage...did it that way on my '51 with a C6 and it's that way on my '54 with an AOD. There is no indicator or reverse lockout - just count the...
02-13-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By Flat Ernie

I'm pretty sure your 8RT has some of the lowest...

I'm pretty sure your 8RT has some of the lowest compression heads. If you find an 8BA, use it.

Pulleys, water pumps, and fans/generators can generally be swapped to address the belt issue(s).
12-15-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By Flat Ernie

I beg to disagree. A solenoid is a more generic...

I beg to disagree. A solenoid is a more generic term: an electromagnet doing mechanical work. A relay is a specific type of solenoid - one using its mechanical work to make/break electrical...
12-11-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By Flat Ernie

There are a few ways to reduce the voltage to run...

There are a few ways to reduce the voltage to run the gauges. I'm a big fan of CVRs like the L7806 that provide constant voltage to the gauge - the readings don't vary when the voltage regulator...
11-20-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By Flat Ernie

Factory Mustang shifter might work: ...

Factory Mustang shifter might work:
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11-20-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,893
Posted By Flat Ernie

I've actually had good luck with small pancake...

I've actually had good luck with small pancake cooling fans off of ATV or something - SPAL makes a 4" and a 5" that move a fair bit of air. They're also thinner, so you can often move the heater box...
10-23-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By Flat Ernie

I've got late model F150 rims on my '54 - they...

I've got late model F150 rims on my '54 - they don't look 'right', but they were the right price. I wanted wider wheels and modern tires simply because of how I use my truck - I'm running 9.5x30x15...
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