'54 Ford Club of America - Forum

Forum participation is open to the general public. This forum is made possible by dues paid by the members of the 54 Ford Club of America. Therefore we ask that, if you post a car or parts for sale, you join the national club.
It is currently Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:49 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Dave's Wagon Project
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:23 am
Posts: 24
Location: between Tallahassee and Monticello
I'm moving my notes and questions here from my introduction post at the request of the mod.

The carb is out. Of course two of the 3 studs came out with it. I'm about to drop it into a bucket of carb cleaner at a friends house before I start on the rebuild. Thanks for the hint about the easy-to-lose and impossible-to-replace ball in the float assembly.

For the record, it's a Holley 2100 model EC.

_________________
Davie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dave's Wagon Project
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:23 am
Posts: 24
Location: between Tallahassee and Monticello
To recap, the reason I pulled the carb is because when I turn on the fuel pump (6v electric) a lot of gas leaks out the base of the unit. It may be that the fuel pump is putting out too high a pressure, and I'll check that, but I figured that the carb could use some attention.

Here are a couple of photos of the carb out of the wagon.

https://instagram.com/p/BZJibVuhTmW/

https://instagram.com/p/BZJilCVh8S-/

_________________
Davie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dave's Wagon Project
PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:07 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:18 am
Posts: 894
Location: Midland Park, NJ
You should be able to get new studs at your local hardware store.

_________________
Paul
Moderator


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dave's Wagon Project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:24 pm 
Offline
Forum Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:24 am
Posts: 3411
Location: Upstate,South Carolina
As per your question about the air duct ventilation,Dennis Carpenter has the NEW & IMPROVED rubber connectors at a reasonable price.

http://dennis-carpenter.com/product.asp ... order=true

_________________
Danny
Site Administrator

I'm from a two tin cans and a string era trying to muddle my way through Cyberspace!

Photos of the Ranch Wagon,, 348 images and the Wagon is finally a driver!
http://public.fotki.com/hotrodprimer/hotrodprimer-1/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dave's Wagon Project
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:49 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:00 am
Posts: 929
Location: Phoenix,AZ
hotrodprimer wrote:
As per your question about the air duct ventilation,Dennis Carpenter has the NEW & IMPROVED rubber connectors at a reasonable price.

http://dennis-carpenter.com/product.asp ... order=true
Oh how nice that they want us to buy them all over again, NOT! I'll do the inner tube thing. ;) Their use of offshore rubber has been an issue with other parts like suspension bushings cracking in less than a year,several guys have reported separating motor mounts in the same amount of time. :cry:

_________________
Jeff


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dave's Wagon Project
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 15, 2011 2:00 pm
Posts: 46
Location: Pahrump,Nevada
Jeff B wrote:
hotrodprimer wrote:
As per your question about the air duct ventilation,Dennis Carpenter has the NEW & IMPROVED rubber connectors at a reasonable price.

http://dennis-carpenter.com/product.asp ... order=true
Oh how nice that they want us to buy them all over again, NOT! I'll do the inner tube thing. ;)

_________________
Ronnie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dave's Wagon Project
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 15, 2011 2:00 pm
Posts: 46
Location: Pahrump,Nevada
mltsefalcon-2009 wrote:
Jeff B wrote:
hotrodprimer wrote:
As per your question about the air duct ventilation,Dennis Carpenter has the NEW & IMPROVED rubber connectors at a reasonable price.

http://dennis-carpenter.com/product.asp ... order=true
Oh how nice that they want us to buy them all over again, NOT! I'll do the inner tube thing. ;)

_________________
Ronnie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dave's Wagon Project
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:23 am
Posts: 24
Location: between Tallahassee and Monticello
Carburator rebuild appeared to be successful but there is still a small leak. It cranks, the carb seems to be OK, but it isn't firing. On to the ignition system.

_________________
Davie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dave's Wagon Project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:23 am
Posts: 24
Location: between Tallahassee and Monticello
A little more progress to report and some questions. My buddy and co-conspirator came by today and diagnosed the carb problem as a float valve misadjustment. The carb came out, Paul showed me how carb adjustment works, we buttoned everything back up and tried again. The leakage is mostly gone, but it still wasn't cranking. I popped the top on the distributor and found that it (the cap) was being held in place by just one spring clip. The other one wasn't there. So I'm looking for a source for that clip.

Then there's the engine. I've been assuming that it was the OEM, but my wife told me that the engine "blew up" in the early 1970's when she was driving from DC to Florida. The car got towed back to her dad's house and she resumed the journey in another vehicle. She doesn't know exactly what went wrong with the engine, or what was done, and her dad, who is almost 96, doesn't remember either. I've looked at photos of the engines in other 1954 Ford cars, and have always seen engine blocks painted ivory/white with red valve covers. This engine is red, as are the valve covers. There is a bit of jury rigging with the carb linkage that also makes me suspicious that this is not the exact model of engine that came with the car. I'm wondering if this might be a truck engine.

This waggon was purchased new in Damascus Syria (long story and not that interesting), and I guess, was an "export" model, so that might have something to do with the engine color being different.

I'm also having problems finding the timing mark indicator. The timing marks are in the pulley but I can't find the pointer that is shown in the shop manual.

I'm still having problems attaching photos, but will include links to instagram photos of the engine in my next comment.

Next Steps - Remove the distributor and rebuild on the bench. Locate a replacement distributor clip -

Oh yeah....I'm thinking about removing the hood while I work in the engine compartment to make access and visibility better. Good idea? Bad idea?

_________________
Davie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dave's Wagon Project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:23 am
Posts: 24
Location: between Tallahassee and Monticello
Recent photos
https://instagram.com/p/BZtxo6mBqNa/
https://instagram.com/p/BZtxsyfBPBV/
https://instagram.com/p/BZtxwWrBuv2/

_________________
Davie


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group