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  1. Yes, I overlooked the BFH part. Hope that I covered that and maybe otlhers by emphasizing the strict instructions. Caballero2
  2. I belive all are on track about the shoes being on exact center with the drum. However, no-one is citing the fact that the anchor pin for the shoes is eccentrically mounted in the backing plate. In the service manual, at least for the '57s, a major adjustment is described when no arching machine is availible, the mounting nut on the anchor is loosened and with the brakes applied, the anchor pin is rotated to center the shoe. This adjustment should be done by strictly following instructions in the manual. If I am correct, this adjustment is also described in the '55 service manual. Caballelro2
  3. I think that this might help some. shoe arching machine photo&prt=ngc&schemacat=sbu_w&olpchannel=retail&tpr=111&doa=2019-07-24&guid=2124f7d8-323e-4218-9c0c-3561844bc64a&hspart=symantec&installstatus=updated&doi=2019-07-24&type=ff_ds_ignite_wk30_2019&param1=2124f7d8-323e-4218-9c0c-3561844bc64a_2019-07-24_ff&param2=ds_nag_ignite&param3=ngc_22.17.3.50_wk30_2019&param4=1007450
  4. Try this, I have not solved any similar problem, but it is amazing how it works. It is a polymer similar to that used for tooth fillings these days. After application, it is activated by applying UV light to the polymer. I suggest that you might, by finger pinch, hold a small piece of copper wire or other conductor between the two parts. Then, bond the two parts with the attached. This product has a built-in UV Light. Oh, a good bond requires a mechanical grip, eg; rough interface or a couple of bends or holes.
  5. Do you suppose that this photo was taken from that Car? This photo now decorates the East wall of the men's room of Aunt Alice' Kitchen diner in Longmont, CO.
  6. I once read in the AACA Forum that that was part of a feature that prevents the hood from vibrating in a strong wind condition. I am going from memory from a few years ago.
  7. Also, Bhigdog, my thoughts exactly except even easier from self lubing nylatron GS.
  8. My guy says it is feasible, but he is not able to achieve the precision necessary.
  9. I have a fellow reviewing the feasibility of reproducing from this sample a prototype on a 3D printer. Hope to follow up next week. Caballero2
  10. Oh, I see the problem. The nylon piece in your photo should have a sphere integral to that part. The sphere is gone. That is almost impossible to find except in a salvage yard. It is integral to the base in which it is installed. That sphere fits into a pocket in the yoke and actuated the wire. The end of the wire slips over the post shown in your photo of the nylon piece.
  11. I hope this helps. Complete part for 1957. The part has recently been on Ebay.
  12. Here is one of the originals that was restored and shown in the 1991 National in Sacramento.
  13. Ah, and it is red too. Welcome to the greatest of the 50s. Dan in Colorado
  14. Not sure, but if I remember, there was a mid-year that required cooling features, It may have also been more output.
  15. The pulleys for the water pump are missing. They are different than the '57 in that the '58 A/C job had a much heavier water pump bearing and is about 1/2 inch longer to accommodate the double drive belt design. Possibly the '59 pulleys may interchange. Attached photos are of a '57. Your photo appears to me to be a correct factory job.