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by tvtech02
Sun May 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Question on my 302 engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Question on my 302 engine?

Thank you very much bubba for your great help. I am going to do the things you mention here to see if I can lower the temp.on this engine. You are correct in the fact that there may be some air trapped inside the engine.I will raise the front of the engine up in the morning and leave the cap off and...
by tvtech02
Thu May 02, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Question on my 302 engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Question on my 302 engine?

Hello everyone, after getting the oil pump all primed up and everything connected,I did an initial break in by running the engine at 2500 rpm constantly to break in the cam.It does have flat tappets.I wanted to give it a good 20 to 30 minute fast idle run but after about 10 minutes,the temp. rises t...
by tvtech02
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Thanks Bubba. I appreciate your great advice.Will post later after I get it running.
by tvtech02
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Ok, I finally got my 302 engine completely rebuilt.Getting it ready for its initial startup but I have a question. After filling the engine with oil including filling the oil filter,I am going to remove the spark plugs and than turn the engine over for a few seconds at a time to get oil pressure up ...
by tvtech02
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: 1955 Ford Upper and Lower Control Arm Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: 1955 Ford Upper and Lower Control Arm Removal

Thank you bubba for your help. I am going to see if I can rent a spring compressor so that I can remove the spring. I am hoping that Oreillys or autozone have one for rent. I saw one on amazon this morning that looks like its pretty safe to use.It has safety pins for both top and bottom clamps so it...
by tvtech02
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: 1955 Ford Upper and Lower Control Arm Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 389

1955 Ford Upper and Lower Control Arm Removal

Hello guys. Just wondering if any of you have removed the lower and upper control arms on a 1955 ford.Mine is a stationwagon but I'm pretty sure cars are the same. I have a pretty good idea on the removal process but I hear conflicting stories on it.Some say to use a spring compresser to remove the ...
by tvtech02
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Thanks Bubba for your help. Yes,eventually I will be installing a power steering in it too. So, If I have both AC and power steering,I will need a 2 sheave water pump pulley and a 3 sheave crank pulley. I hope I understand you correct but if not,please correct me cause I want to make sure I order th...
by tvtech02
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Hello to all here at this forum. Well, I finally found another 302 block that I could use for my 55 ford wagon. While the machine shop is doing its work on the block, I am going to try and locate the crankshaft pulley and the water pump pulley because I am going to get my car ready for the summer,in...
by tvtech02
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

I Wanted to check and see if anybody here has ever bought any parts from a company in Tyler,Texas named mabbco.I am looking for a place to buy a engine master rebuild kit for my 302 engine and they have good prices on the parts,they even sell rebuilt engines. However,the warranty on engines is only ...
by tvtech02
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

Ok, thanks bubba. I will do that.
by tvtech02
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

Hello everyone here. I have a 52 ford 6 volt inline 6 with positive ground. I was doing a tune up on my car yesterday and noticed that the negative wire from the coil is going to the distributer. The car is running great, no problems at all but I was wondering if that the way it should be wired.I th...
by tvtech02
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Yes,he said he is going to check the block and heads for cracks. If they are both ok,then we will go ahead and do the bore and heads and valves. I will let you know how the block and heads came out after the inspection.
Thanks Bubba.
by tvtech02
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

I have a question? I talked to the guy in the machine shop and he said that as long as there are no cracks in the block or the heads,he can bore out the cylinders to what ever is needed,resurface the heads and replace valve seals,install cam bearings for me at a price of $475.00.Is this is a good pr...
by tvtech02
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

If I am not mistaken,I think right now its bored out at 30. No,I did not see any rust in the cylinder bores or anywhere. Are you thinking that there may be a crack in the block or the head? I checked the heads and there is no visible cracks that I can see.Of course,we won't know till they check the ...
by tvtech02
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Ok so I went ahead and removed the heads yesterday and checked the gaskets for tears or bad spots in them but did not see anything bad in them.I also checked the intake gaskets and they too look ok.However,there is something there causing water to leak into the oil. What I did find was a bad groove ...
by tvtech02
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Ok, I will go ahead and pull the intake and heads out and replace the head gaskets.I am going to take the heads to a machine shop to have them checked including the valves and valve guides. Thank you very much bubba.I really appreciate your help.
by tvtech02
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Gasoline Alley
Topic: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!
Replies: 18
Views: 1455

Re: Ford 302 V8, water in the oil!

Thanks for your reply bubba. I forgot to tell you that all this started when I was driving around town cruising and than just as I was pulling into my driveway,I heard a loud noise and it was the bottom radiator hose that had comes off the water pump. So all the water leaked out of the engine.I don'...
by tvtech02
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

Sorry bubba,I did not mean to put you on the spot by asking questions on a V8 motor when this forum is for inline 6 cylinder engines. I am going to see if I can find a service manual for this 302 engine so that I can get the info that I need in replacing the head gaskets.
Thanks anyway.
by tvtech02
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

I was really busy yesterday so did not finish putting in the seals. However,this morning I started early and went ahead and replaced both upper and lower seal,the 2 side seals along with the 2 locking pins and a new oil pan gasket. Got it all put together and started the engine up. I ran it here at ...
by tvtech02
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

Ok, I will do that and see if everything fits in place.Thanks again for your great help.Will post the results when I finish the job and test run the engine for any leaks.
by tvtech02
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

I started on this job this morning. I removed the upper seal and installed the new one. I have a question on the seals that are used in the cap.I have the lower seal and also 2 seals that are used on the sides of the cap.This seals use a pin (look like nails) that are inserted along with the side se...
by tvtech02
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Rear Main Seal Question?

Thank you very much bubba.I really appreciate your help with this rear main seal. I will be working on it tomorrow and hopefully get it done the same day.Will post back when I get it finished.
by tvtech02
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Rear Main Seal Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Rear Main Seal Question?

Hello everyone here on this forum. I need to replace the rear main seal on my 52 ford 215 inline 6 engine. I have heard different opinions on this but hopefully somebody here has done this before and can tell me for sure. Can I replace the seal by just removing the oil pan and main cap? Or,do I have...