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    The car is coming along beautifully.

    One thing that I would counsel you on is the running of the plug wires. When wires are run in parallel and close together like that, or close to a conductive surface like the back of the block, they can transfer energy one to the other wire(s) or ground out to the block/head and cause mis-fires or at the least, reduced spark at the plug. Loom separators should be made from non-conductive material (wood, plastic, fiberglas) and each wire should be at least one inch from any other wires if they are to run parallel (like railroad tracks). Where two wires must cross each other, cross them like this (+), thereby eliminating a parallel run.
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    I know about induesed spark,and thanks for pointing it out if some one dose not know. In this case I'm using both better then Ford wire and its on the motor as Ford did it with those black stands,so it will be fine,it worked years ago with not as good wire. This is old factory Ford coil and reistor,so it's not like HEI spark that would jump between ether.
    Funny story though,at one time back in the early 1960s,they sold some fanzy sparkplug wire the you could see throgh,with a red tint to it,very pertty,but when it would get hot,spark just jumped every were. Had to take that new stuff off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bat View Post
    Funny story though,at one time back in the early 1960s,they sold some fanzy sparkplug wire the you could see throgh,with a red tint to it,very pertty,but when it would get hot,spark just jumped every were. Had to take that new stuff off.
    Yep, been there, done that. Made a real pretty show idling on a dark night.
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    I desided to move my plate mount from under the left tailight to centered on the rear. I'm adding a 1928/31 folding luggage rack behind beerkeg gas tank on some temp brackets that will hold in place by two big wingnuts. This is going to be so I can bring along my wifes wheelchair to shows for her to come along. The plate would not be seen as EZ if I left it in it's old spot.
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    Hi Bat,
    You've come a long way since I saw this project last. I just discovered this thread today... I just recently (finally) got my track-T on the road. When we get 'em both done we'll have to meet at a cruise-in or rod run somewhere.
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    I had a close friend here in Auckland that had Muscular Dystrophy who was a Rodder and we all took turns of taking him out in his '39 Oldsmobile on runs etc.. It used to take two of us to lift his electric wheel chair into the boot of the Olds but we never complained as he enjoyed the outings. So, what I'm trying to say is, I admire you for thinking about how to transport your wife's wheel chair so that she can enjoy the events too, sir you have my utmost respect.
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    My son did a vid today 4 me,as we got the old gal going. You can also see the folding lugage rack in place on the back,now that completed those brackets too.
    My old Ford Y-block motor has been hinding in the corner of garage for many years doing nothing.
    Some times they don't like to wake up!
    Stuburn but she goes,did not wish too!, We pumped up oil psi before trying to run,.
    Had not run at all for 3 years,and then only for 2 min. on the floor on blocks,before that I'm guessing it had not been running for around 30 years +. I'm happy about it now,great oil PSI,45# @ 180*. She'll need the valves adjusted and another carb. yet,if I can find a 4100 in rebuildible shape,don't need choke, also got replace water pump/its leaking some.
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    1957 Y-Block Start Up in my 1928 Ford Roadster Hotrod - YouTube
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    Thanks for the video, great seeing the old Y block back to life!
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    Congratulations, Bat! Is that the engine from your original roadster? How similar is this build to the original?
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    For the most the very same parts. lots of racecar builds in between though. Rod build wise,same but a few updates like duelmaster and a set of Slot rims my buddy Ed gave me, I got a new alum rad too. Added into design a folding lugage rack to hold wifes wheelchair on back,it comes off with two big wingnuts if she is not going on the ride.
    Back when I took my rod apart in 65, cuz I got a wife and needed things for our new house,I had sold off a few parts,the head lights,rearend,windsheild and tank,both doors,the RPM tach,seats,but most other stuff just got store away[not very well I'm afrade,I should of done better,lots of rust and things going bad.] The y-block got put into our 57 Ford wagon as our dayly,I shortly after replaced Y-block with the Y I'm using. I have alway had a habbit of getting Y-motors when ever they are offered,so have 2 more Y's in the shed missing a few parts but there,as back up.
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    That rack looks excellent on the back there and I would tend to leave it there as a feature. Yes the old girl put up a bit of a fight but soon laid down it's arms in surrender. Sounds better good for a unit that has sat for so long.
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    She starts up now nicely,but still smokes,may clear up after running for longer time or not we'll see..
    The 2bbl intake and carb that I had put on to get the 292 to run,was not excatly as good as said by the guy I got it from,but I'm sure he didn't know that who ever had rebuilt the 2bbl carb,had left out the check ball under the booster screw=thats why carb was working funny. Even funnyer is I found the ball just raddeling around in exc.pump housing,and yes the other ball was in place as it should be behind the pump. Werid but fixed
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    got the body mounted and bolted down to frame,adjusted doors,added footboard to back of firewall,and worked on windsheild stanions,over weekend.

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    That's some great progress Bat! It's got to be a blast putting this one back together, lots of memories wrapped up in that fiberglass and metal I would imagine?????
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