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Jim Yergin

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  1. On my '56 there is no bracket at the rear of the radio. There are brackets on either side of the radio. Jim Yergin
  2. I am in Warrenton, Virginia. If you are looking for an engine machine shop near Woodbridge I highly recommend Dave Lucash in Opal, Virginia (http://www.proautoperformancecenter.com/). He did my 1941 Plymouth engine (included re-sleeving one cylinder) and my 1956 Thunderbird Y block. He was very timely and I was very pleased with his work. Nice guy to work with. Jim Yergin
  3. A while back I took the Friday afternoon tour of FantomWorks that is conducted by Dan Short. At that time he said he actually lost money on the TV show. I wonder if Motor Trend cancelled the show or he just chose not to continue with it. Jim Yergin
  4. I noticed that the painter on the show used to be the painter on the Fantom Works show. Jim Yergin
  5. Edd China has produced his own show. https://youtu.be/IaW9Sg5NPyE?t=23
  6. John, I was under the impression that the "T" on the Virginia plates signifies they are for a truck. It could certainly be a wrong impression but you may want to verify with the DMV that you may use them on your car. Jim Yergin
  7. Thanks paul2748. If the terminal placement is different then I guess my switch is for a different application. I will use it as a simple on/off switch until I can find a correct one. Jim Yergin
  8. Here are pictures of what I believe to be my original Ford driving lamps switch. However I am confused by the connections. When the switch is off there is continuity only between the bottom terminal in the picture and the top right hand terminal. When the switch is in the on position there is only continuiity bewteen the bottom terminal and the top left hand terminal. Given those connections, I do not understand how the connections between the power source, the driving lamps, and the tail lights (as shown in the Ford installation instructions) work. Can someone help me understand them? Is my s
  9. paul2748, I did check continuity both ways. When you say "there is no feedback to the road lamps when the regular lights are on" do mean that, when the road lamp switch is off but the headlights are on, the road lamps are not on? Jim Yergin
  10. Thanks paul2748. There is no diode and the wires are not on the same terminal. The tail light wire has its own terminal as does the driving lights wire. However, in the off position, there is continuity between the two terminals. Laws like the the one you cited in NJ would explain the set-up. Jim Yergin
  11. I know this is an old thread but I have a question regarding the driving lights. I have a 1956 Thunderbird. It has the optional driving lights installed on the front bumper but it did not have an original driving light switch. I managed to find an original switch but I am not sure as to how the lights were orginally set-up. In reviewing the wiring instructions in the Electrical Equpiment Installation Manual for installing the driving lights and checking the operation of the switch, it appears that when the switch knob is pulled out to the on position, just the driving lights are turned on
  12. Here are some pictures showing the routing of the original gas line on my '56 Thunderbird. I think it is the same for a '55. The gas tank has been removed. Hope this helps. Jim Yergin
  13. Your Dodge may have a locating pin on the drum that fits in a hole on the original wheels. The Ford and AMC wheels may not have those holes. Just something to check. Jim Yergin
  14. Thanks Lew. Much appreciated. Jim Yergin
  15. Can someone please help an old man with a memory problem? I am reassembling the 312 engine out of my 1956 Thunderbird and I have this part that I cannot remember where it goes. Can someone enlighten me? Thanks. Jim Yergin
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