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 on: Today at 06:51:43 PM 
Started by Ron - Last post by cokefirst
I have a 57 Skyliner with factory air.  It has the triple pulley on the water pump, double pulley on the generator, It is definitely smaller diameter. Per the Ford parts book the pulley is 6.82 OD.  Ford part number B6A 8509-B and it does have the 5 bladed fan.  I wanted to try and put a fan clutch on it as the factory fan with the small pulley makes my engine sound like a B-17 at cruising speed.  Unfortunately, there was not enough room to fit it all in as there is not enough space between the fan, radiator and engine accessories to do this.  The engine does run a little warmer with the air on.

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 on: Today at 06:30:33 PM 
Started by Swank - Last post by cokefirst
I use white vinegar straight from the bottle.  You dilute 1 to 2.  Is there some reason you don't use it full strength?  I bought an Eastwood tin/zinc plating kit and start with putting the parts in vinegar first then a good rinse and then plate.  The plate looks good and it keeps stuff from rusting so quick

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 on: Today at 06:21:25 PM 
Started by JPotter57 - Last post by cokefirst
Welcome, I love the red and white paint scheme.  You must be a happy man.

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 on: Today at 05:43:07 PM 
Started by fordaholic - Last post by fordaholic
  OK, looking for a little advice from the experts here. Can someone tell me , or better yet a pic. of the location of the overdrive cable . I am putting a gear vender overdrive behind a C6 and am trying to keep the original look and replicate as best I can.  I really want to use the original cable and knob.  Thanks in advance for any help.    Gary

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 on: Today at 03:22:40 PM 
Started by lewgar - Last post by djfordmanjack
I have had good results with 67/8ish Mustang nozzles. Readily available, vintage looking and can be bent for good fit.

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 on: Today at 02:24:12 PM 
Started by lewgar - Last post by Ford Blue blood
Check with these folks.  They are good honest folks, I have never been disappointed with any of the many parts I got from them for my 58 Pacer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/272643768275?vectorid=229466&item=272643768275&rmvSB=true

or these

http://www.partsclassiccar.com/car-detail/windshield-wiper-systems/1957-FORD-MERCURY-58-59-EDSEL-ORIGINAL-WINDSHIELD_322439006714.html

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 on: Today at 01:34:21 PM 
Started by rmk57 - Last post by KYBlueOval
i bought a newport wiper motor, came with a mickey mouse switch. i wanted intermittant wipers, so used intermittent switch and box off of mid seventies ford pickup. put stock 57 knob on stem after trimming stem. now have 2 speed wipers, intermittent, and electric washers.
Pepfalcon........can you please expand on ......."used intermittent switch and BOX off of a mid seventies Ford pickup". I understand the switch and I'll guess that the BOX is the intermittent controller. Is that correct?
Thanks
John

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 on: Today at 12:26:57 PM 
Started by rmk57 - Last post by pepfalcon
i bought a newport wiper motor, came with a mickey mouse switch. i wanted intermittant wipers, so used intermittent switch and box off of mid seventies ford pickup. put stock 57 knob on stem after trimming stem. now have 2 speed wipers, intermittent, and electric washers.

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 on: Today at 08:11:33 AM 
Started by lewgar - Last post by terry_208
I have some original 57 squirters if your interested.
I don't think I've seen original 57 washer outlets.  Is it possible to get a picture, please?

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 on: Today at 06:45:38 AM 
Started by RayDav - Last post by RICH MUISE
I should have expanded my first reply a little more......You asked if any 2 door sheet metal would work. As Jim said, not from a Fairlane (from the firewall back). The fenders, hood, etc., are all the same all models exclusive of trim holes of course.
From many reports I've read, you can't depend on what Mac's/Ecklers tells you. Many reports on the internet about  Ecklers, a GM supplier/conglomerate that has for years buying out old reliable businesses (like Mac's) and turning them into made in China shops with bad customer service. Not just my opinion..........check the web on places like the Hamb. Eckler's probably doesn't even know what models their panels will fit.

Full size 57 Fords were built on 2 platforms. The Fairlanes (sedans, hardtops, converts.)all had a longer wheelbase. The Customs, sedan deliveries, wagons, rancheros are all built on the shorter Custom platform. Exterior body panels from the cowl back will not interchange between the different platforms. The inner rear quarters on a Fairlane, for example, are 4" longer than those on the Custom.

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