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    Jersey boy, I assume you're the driver of those...

    Jersey boy, I assume you're the driver of those two teens riding in the car in your photo? :)

    Yes, the oil filter bolts under the thermostat housing. The 6-cyl oil filter (for '55 and other...
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    Sticky: Robert, you very obviously can handle about any...

    Robert, you very obviously can handle about any challenge that pops up when it comes to metal work! We all have to be impressed!
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    Jersey: I was at my 'dirty shop' today and I...

    Jersey: I was at my 'dirty shop' today and I remembered to look for an oil filter canister. I do have an original one that is 'extra' for me. I've had this too long to recall where I got it.. It...
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    I suspect I've got an extra one; I'll take a look...

    I suspect I've got an extra one; I'll take a look next time I'm at the old shop. Please post (and save me looking time) if you find one in the meantime! :)
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    Sticky: That section looks 'factory fresh', now... :) ...

    That section looks 'factory fresh', now... :) Outstanding work as always!
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    Jerseyboy... your wagon sure is looking LOTS...

    Jerseyboy... your wagon sure is looking LOTS better after digging it out of the prior owners garage and cleaning it and of course your work so far! :)

    I've heard that the phone images will come...
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    Hmmm... Now THAT is great information... Thanks...

    Hmmm... Now THAT is great information... Thanks Rick..

    note. And if the tank has been replaced, especially with a custom one, the two notches *may* not be there, which would require a vented...
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    Agree... well stated by GMvette. I would...

    Agree... well stated by GMvette.

    I would guess that 95% or better of us fell in love with these cars way before the current trend of making them LOW. I loved the first ones I ever saw, and they...
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    Sticky: That makes absolute sense Sid! Thanks for...

    That makes absolute sense Sid! Thanks for inquiring with someone knowledgable and passing along their information~ Now all we have to do is pull the transmission and FIX it.... :) .. and any of...
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    I don't think you will have a problem wtih 17x8's...

    I don't think you will have a problem wtih 17x8's if you get the offset right for your car. that's what I have on my '57 Nomad (2.45-45 series tires) and they seem to sit OK and clear both inside...
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    Appears both Rick and I weren't up to date on...

    Appears both Rick and I weren't up to date on this Wilwood part, as both he and I responded based on the standard 'combination valve' functions, and I suppose he, like I, responded as we did due to...
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    I haven't used one of these POL parts, but I'm...

    I haven't used one of these POL parts, but I'm with Rick on this one. It doesn't make sense to sense pressure at that valve in order to turn on the brake lights! What does make sense, and what...
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    Sticky: Maybe they puke because they are overfilled and...

    Maybe they puke because they are overfilled and the fluid in the torque converter leaks back; I think that was a theory back in the old days. But the service procedures call for checking level when...
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    Sticky: I'd like to know any/all details for preventing...

    I'd like to know any/all details for preventing the PG 'bleeding/peeing' on the floor while sitting also!.. :)
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    Yes, it IS a good looking '55 ... and I echo...

    Yes, it IS a good looking '55 ... and I echo Carl's sentiments about 'working' on it between driving it.. :)

    Welcome to the site!
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    Post some updated photos of your work Scorp, and...

    Post some updated photos of your work Scorp, and let us know how it's going...

    I had to put a post out here to make sure the site was still working.. :)
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    Thinking more about my using other's...

    Thinking more about my using other's shop/tools... From Aug 1971 until late May 1972 I had my '53 Henry J in an UNCLE's shop, left the car there while I removed the body from the frame,...
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    Scorp... I'm not sure this one is a spare, since...

    Scorp... I'm not sure this one is a spare, since I disassembled my '55 Nomad (partially) back in the 70's... this one may be from it. If you can't find one quickly, I'll check my other shop and...
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    Suggestion: If you have a shop with a lift, and...

    Suggestion: If you have a shop with a lift, and you use it regularly but not daily, then it's fine to allow a friend to use it (briefly - ie. a half day or less) for an oil change or repair, but...
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    Scorp, I remembered I had a loose temp control...

    Scorp,

    I remembered I had a loose temp control for a '55-56 in the basement, so I went down and made a few pix. I hope they help you figure out your problem... Yours appears to be twisted??...
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    That's the way it goes sometimes, Scorp!~ What...

    That's the way it goes sometimes, Scorp!~ What can one do? You did him a good turn, and then he *abused* you...

    PS. Some friends just cost you too much!
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    Speed was verified independently, but it would...

    Speed was verified independently, but it would NOT surprise me that the Classic Instruments tach was off (or that every Classic instruments gauge is OFF)... I've mentioned before how sorry the...
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    Speed was verified independently, but it would...

    Speed was verified independently, but it would NOT surprise me that the Classic Instruments tach was off (or that every Classic instruments gauge is OFF)...
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    The size of your tires might also be adversely...

    The size of your tires might also be adversely affecting the rpms. My '56 Nomad is running 235/70-15 BFG tires, TCI 350 trans, and 3.08 rear and at 70-75, the rpm is below 2400. Are you running...
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    And... lest I leave out the sedans, here are a...

    And... lest I leave out the sedans, here are a couple of photos of a friends (Bill/Donna Leming) ' recently completed '55 sedan with also a very nice custom leather interior and an 'updated' custom...
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