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  1. If that Craftsman stud extractor is like mine, just drive the "drive" part out of the extractor from the side you show in the second picture and the whole thing will fall apart. The drive part is just held in the tool with a pressure fit ball similair to the ball to hold the sockets to the ratchet and extentions.
  2. I have a 292 CID. ford engine and would like to know what it is worth. It turns over and all the valves are free. Hasn't run in a long while. Ballpark figure on what it is worth? Thanks
  3. Who was the manufacturer of the radio? Looks like Motorola?
  4. I second what Paul said. Remove all freeze plugs and check for scaling and debris. Especially if you are going to remove the exhaust manifolds now. It will be almost like the engine is out on a stand! Well, not quite... Crosley's are well known for scaling and debris in the engines too, causing overheating. Also if you take the exhaust manifolds off and have someone weld a nut on that broken stud, then once it is cool, heats the exhaust manifold red where the stud is, it should turn right out. Heat is the key to stud remove on exhaust parts. May be cheaper than buying another set of manifolds. That is if your brother can't find his and donates his to the 'cause'.
  5. Most Crosley's had red vinyl interiors, no matter what color the exterior was. So your Avanti will be in with a great class of cars.
  6. Any Ideas? What vintage it is? What does the PMHV stand for?
  7. Can't wait to see the restoration start on the Jag!!! Just kidding... Love the color of the Jag, can't wait to see the Avanti painted. Love your post.
  8. But how do you steer the boat with the wheels up? Must have also had a rudder of some sort. When the wheels are up are they disconnected from the steering gear, if not they would hit on the sides of the car??? Very interesting Amphi....
  9. Can anyone tell me what this pin was for?
  10. That debris looks bigger than valve guide seals. I think it is more like one of the gaskets on the valve cover that seals the two bolts holding the cover on. Check them out.
  11. Does anyone know who owned the Tucker that was sold on Sat.?
  12. Looks like no seat belts or racing harness, seat even come out of car. Must be very relaxed on safety at that track!! Very lucky driver...
  13. Paul, same here, no pics????
  14. If you don't want to damage the boot or the joint on the tie rod end try smacking the side of the part where the tapered shaft for the tie rod goes through with a 2 lb. hammer. Usually a few good smacks and the tie rod end will pop right out. If you are not worryed about damaging the tie rod end the pickle fork works too, if you have one.
  15. I am working on a 1957 Ford Skyliner with a Fordomatic transmission that shudders on hard acceleration. I think the bands are out of adjustment and have the shop manual, but they say use the tool to adjust. I know you can use a torque wrench to adjust the bands but I need to be sure what the adjustments are. For the front band someone has wrote in 10 inch lbs. torque. For the rear band they have wrote in 10 ft lbs. Which is correct or are they both correct? Any help would be appriciated.
  16. Ken, It is "Continuing Judges Education". It is a class that is usually held after Judging school and before judging that centers on a certain vehicle or area of a vehicle (ie. Paint, interior, engine, Mustang, Model T, Model A, etc). A knowledgable instructor handles the class of a small group(20-30) of interested students (judges), which last about 20-30 minutes and usually it also includes Q & A. Many fine points of a certain vehicle are reviewed, and what is authentic and what is not is covered. Hope that helps Dale
  17. Another thought is to see a body shop near you and ask them to clear it for you. Most new cars are BC/CC and they are always painting something. They may be able to lay a coat of clear on it for next to nothing. Just a though....
  18. I will say you are doing a fine job deleting all the spam. Is there anything we can do as forum members to help?
  19. Is there anything we can do to stop all the spam lately? This is crazy.
  20. Why don't you make the Mark II a retractable as was intended years ago by Ford? The plans were to make the Mark II a retactable but is wasn't cost effective. Awesome work!!!!!!!
  21. I see it knocked you right out of your shoes!!!! A bigger hammer always helps.
  22. I don't know Dave, it might be "Sharky"!!!!
  23. The key is on the right on a 58 ford. Top switch is on the left side of the dash on the very bottom panel, like a toggle switch, moves up and down. Be very careful when raising the top. As was said earlier, lube all the joints and pins before you do anything, yes all the top rails are cast and can break easily. It will be hard to disconect the cylinders, but have 2 helpers to lift the top (one on each side helping to lift it, one running the switch), remember that the back window is solid and slides strait up in tracks, make sure you lube the tracks good. There are lots of relays and mirco switches to cause headaches till they are cleaned and working properly. These Lincolns are a lot of fun at car shows, first because the car is sooooo long and second the way the top works is different than most cars. Good luck.
  24. I would think it is worth saving. Strange setup on the sparkplugs?? Dale