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  1. Has anyone ever come across the 26H 4.222 - 1 / 4020 higher ratio? ring gear. 38 teeth. What years would that cover?
  2. Detroitsoul I think you are talking 38 LZ. My 38 wiper knob may have on side screw or just push on or be glued. Glove box handles screw on from inside lid. Escutcheons are spring loaded just push in towards door panel to reveal pin thru shaft and push out with 1/8 rod ? or scriber. . Can be fiddly.
  3. Abe, how are those adjustable lifters sounding now? As Ken said the adjustable lifters are lubed from crank splash and mist in valve chamber area so you wont see any great oil flow in lifter gallery. With the removal of hydraulic lifters and with the rear regulator plugged you don't get oil flow thru the hydraulic lifter oil gallery so you would need to leave screw cap off above rear plugged regulator to allow oil to circulate thru bypass filter, is filter getting hot? Oil thru hyd. oil gallery is for opening the valves not for lube. Not sure about drilling 1/16" holes in front to lube cam gear, may loose oil pressure if its into main oil gallery? Oil already flows from front oil pressure relief valve to cam gear. I once ran adjustable lifters with hydraulic cam, were very noisy! Hydraulic cam has steeper profile plus solid adjustable lifters weigh 2-1/2 ozs. compared to 1/2 oz for solid non adjustable lifters. I changed back to hydraulic lifters real quick. Ahh, Nice and quiet. Roy
  4. What makes you think you have stuck valves? Spray CRC down plug hole around side of valve head with plastic straw provided with CRC can. Some valves can be tapped down gently thru spark plug hole. [Check Cam Down].Remove inlet manifold and spray CRC around lower valve stems and guides. Use valve pry bar to pull any stuck valves down.[ CCD]. Also spray down inlet valve port holes. If you still have sticking valves after this remove appropriate head,s. take them right out, clean them up.
  5. There are shims in steering box to remove to compensate for Sector /Worm wear. Remove top plate, drop Pittman arm off, withdraw sector shaft out top of steering box , catch oil, remove smallest shims first, reassemble. [ patience and perseverance]
  6. Larry, could be interested. I suppose they are for a sedan? Have sold my sedan, still have conv. coupe, hood mouldings would fit conv? Do you have nose spear, in center above grille? Mine has top attachment leg missing! Do you have a spare mud pan? covers clutch /brake pedals. I did call but got answer phone. Roy
  7. 37/38 LZ glove box lid clips. The Grand Kids turned up.
  8. Sorry Im not up with that technology yet. May be someone else will. No suitable camera. I may get the grandkids round to sort it .
  9. If its any thing like my 38 Zephyr the lid has a spring clip at bottom center to keep it shut, should be same on passenger side. The spring/clips are horseshoe shaped 1/2" wide and tricky to clip in.
  10. Click is probable in speedo. I would start by unscrewing cable at outlet side of Columbia change/over unit on firewall. Drive it, If click is still there, lube input cable and unit. Drive it. Lube and reconnect outlet cable, Drive, if click is back or still there disconnect cable at back speedo. Drive. You could raise back wheels to do all this test driving. Careful!
  11. Im no expert on K model V12s but it is just 2 six cylinder engines tied together like the humble LZ V12. or one 6 cylinder engine as far as valve timing goes. Bring number one cylinder up to compression TDC Both valves should be shut.- Valves on rear cylinder, same bank with piston at TDC. should be rocking open. Timing gear marks should be lined up with each other at this stage I would guess.
  12. Where is Scotty watching the Ford T go by?
  13. Best to fit PCV valve, prevents any backfires into valley valve chamber. Some carbs. have a vacuum connection, don't need base below carburetor.
  14. Re edit. Post,, 4400 ohms on secondary and 1240 ohms on primary from memory sounds about average readings .Could still short to ground when hot due to poor insulation. May need new coils. Condensers could short to ground when hot if faulty. The original condensers can leak "insulation oil " if over tightened. Could replace with modern" pig tail" condensers. From 22 Mf. Re 2nd Post Back, 30 .5 degrees dwell on strong side. Left side points produce spark to front 3 left side and back 3 right side. Right side points do front three right side and back 3 left side. New double rotor and 2 new caps could help. Early Ford V8 club in Europe may be able to retime your distributor. Enough from me.