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Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 01-25-2021, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Yadkin
Hose is measured inside diameter, and you are...

Hose is measured inside diameter, and you are probably measuring the outside. And I've never seen a hose made of plastic. Should be fabric reinforced rubber for a pressure line, plain rubber for...
Forum: Bullet Birds [1961-1963] 11-26-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By Yadkin
Lose power after hard acceleration?

Lose power after hard acceleration?
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 10-09-2020, 07:27 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By Yadkin
The metal is distorted due to over torquing of...

The metal is distorted due to over torquing of the pan bolts. It's common practice to work it flat by placing flange down on a hard flat surface and using a hardwood block as a drift for a hammer....
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 09-12-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Yadkin
Glad it got you out of a pickle. :yesnod

Glad it got you out of a pickle. :yesnod
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 09-12-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 690
Posted By Yadkin
Disc conversion on a '64

Five years ago I did a front disc brake conversion on my car using a kit from Toms Classics. They sell on ebay and uses the existing spindles. It has a special bracket to hold a GM D154 type caliper...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 09-12-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Yadkin
I'm not sure if we are talking about the same...

I'm not sure if we are talking about the same thing but I assume that you are talking about ball joints. They attach into a tapered seat and the nut forces the connection together so that there is no...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 08-31-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Yadkin
I rigged up a mechanical switch from a motorcycle...

I rigged up a mechanical switch from a motorcycle long ago when I converted to disc brakes. The switch wasn't closing the circuit unless I was braking hard. A new switch didn't help at all. My...
Forum: Square Birds [1958-1960] 06-28-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,839
Posted By Yadkin
Buy one of these...

Buy one of these https://www.amazon.com/ZOOKOTO-Circuit-Breaker-Automotive-Waterproof/dp/B07GCVSBNP/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=30+amp+automotive+circuit+breaker&qid=1593395131&sr=8-4 or similar,...
Forum: Square Birds [1958-1960] 06-28-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,839
Posted By Yadkin
What is the amperage of your new alternator? What...

What is the amperage of your new alternator? What was the amperage of the old generator?
Forum: Square Birds [1958-1960] 06-28-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,839
Posted By Yadkin
Your original generator used a remote voltage...

Your original generator used a remote voltage regulator. The new one has an internal regulator. So the two wires from your regulator may be taped up and abandoned.

You old generator probably put out...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 06-26-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By Yadkin
I have an 81 Corvette with that feature. Last...

I have an 81 Corvette with that feature. Last time I had the wheel off I was had to adjust the mechanism to make it perfect. Mine works by cinching down on a nylon bushing. Yours is probably similar....
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 06-04-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Yadkin
I found this diagram. Looks like there is...

I found this diagram. Looks like there is supposed to be only one switch.

https://www.tbirdranch.com/diagrams/vacuumdooloks.jpg

The object at the top of the drawing, just left of center, looks to...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 05-21-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Yadkin
More likely a rotted hose. I replaced every hose...

More likely a rotted hose. I replaced every hose in my car. Ford must have used a bad supplier in '64.
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 05-21-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Yadkin
Gosh, there are three? Again, my car doesn't have...

Gosh, there are three? Again, my car doesn't have that option. I retrofitted a electronic system that locks both doors with my key fob.

I am somewhat familiar with the electric versions on later...
Forum: Flair Birds [1964-1966] 05-21-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Yadkin
My car did not come with that option, but the...

My car did not come with that option, but the problem has to be one or both of the switches, since they interact with each other.
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 05-04-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Yadkin
With the body off its not a difficult repair....

With the body off its not a difficult repair. Back in the day I had a '72 full size Ford that the frame rotted at that exact spot. I had a local guy weld it up and the car was as solid as a rock,...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 03-10-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By Yadkin
I would measure the width that would fit, and...

I would measure the width that would fit, and together with the height off the floor, seat length and back height, visit your local "you pick it" junkyard and find a set that works. Most newer cars...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 03-05-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By Yadkin
Why not just replace it with a screw-on plug?

Why not just replace it with a screw-on plug?
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 02-16-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Yadkin
He knows now. Rebuilding a generator is an easy...

He knows now.

Rebuilding a generator is an easy job and a great place to start a long career as a DIYer in this great hobby. I used to own a '56 International Cub tractor and the rebuild kits for...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 02-13-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Yadkin
Rebuilding these little parts is the enjoyable...

Rebuilding these little parts is the enjoyable part of this hobby. Once you take the generator apart, de-grease and clean the case, wire brush and sand off any rust, and repaint using Duplicolor...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 02-12-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Yadkin
For your car yes there is a huge downside for...

For your car yes there is a huge downside for retrofitting an alternator, because an all original '57 is much more valuable then a resto-mod.

The good news is that both the original regulator and...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 02-12-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Yadkin
You really need to make the determination if it...

You really need to make the determination if it is an alternator or generator. Here's a video explaining the difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NsAYiUHsho

Important to note that after Ford...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 02-11-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Yadkin
Ford didn't switch from a generator to an...

Ford didn't switch from a generator to an alternator until 1965, so if you have an alternator, it's not original.

Attach a voltmeter to the battery. It should read just over 12 volts, typically 12.2...
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 02-10-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By Yadkin
Use Google for images of a Ford Y block. There...

Use Google for images of a Ford Y block. There are hundreds.
Forum: Early Birds [1955-1957] 02-02-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By Yadkin
Wire size for amp chart here. Use the chassis...

Wire size for amp chart here. Use the chassis size, not the power transmission size.

https://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm
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