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Old 02-10-2012, 10:11 PM
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Think they should. You have the fuel pump with the vacuum booster on top (those 2 posts sticking up) that boosts vacuum for the wipers although it appears the outermost is not hooked up. That port would normally go to the manifold vacuum port and the one closet to the water pump would find it's way to the firewall via a hard line then through by a hose to the vacuum wiper motor inside under the dash.
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No cons at all I can think of.

It is a Ford Autolite 4100 - made by FoMoCo! I'll get you the kit numbers as soon as I can. Got my kit local.

Alternators are generally shorter than generators (which is how it can be mounted up high). It appears yours is externally regulated by the square box on the drivers front firewall above the Aoooga horn (which you need to give to a Model A owner). These old Tbirds had a dual note set of horns that sound beautiful - wish I had a set to send you.

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Old 02-10-2012, 10:33 PM
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Thanks again for all the info Eric. There's a medium sized box in the trunk that I have yet to dig through, but I'm pretty sure I remember seeing something that at least resembles a horn. I'll go through it tomorrow and report back.

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Think they should. You have the fuel pump with the vacuum booster on top (those 2 posts sticking up) that boosts vacuum for the wipers although it appears the outermost is not hooked up. That port would normally go to the manifold vacuum port and the one closet to the water pump would find it's way to the firewall via a hard line then through by a hose to the vacuum wiper motor inside under the dash.
Advance Auto fuel pump part #3461

No cons at all I can think of.

It is a Ford Autolite 4100 - made by FoMoCo! I'll get you the kit numbers as soon as I can. Got my kit local.

Alternators are generally shorter than generators (which is how it can be mounted up high). It appears yours is externally regulated by the square box on the drivers front firewall above the Aoooga horn (which you need to give to a Model A owner). These old Tbirds had a dual note set of horns that sound beautiful - wish I had a set to send you.

Eric
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You may be using this Voltage Regulator (see inset). I need a better picture, but it looks like a 6-wire, external regulator, used on early alternators. If it turns out you aren't using it and your alt has an internal regulator, do as Eric suggests and remove this one.

The red arrow is your present fuel filter (at least you have one). The original one was mounted at the fuel pump (green arrow).

The red arrow is your alternator. I am impressed with the wire sizes on your battery. #2AWG (American Wire Gauge) is serious business.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:09 PM
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Looks a generic in-line fuel filter. I'll pick one up tomorrow. I'll also take some better pics of the voltage regulator and the alternator.

Is there anything else you can think of that you want better pics of?

Thanks for the pictorial - it makes it much easier for me to identify things.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:29 PM
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Came across this interesting article which discusses the differences in the different FE engines:

http://www.mre-books.com/interchange/interchange11.html
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something you could take a quick look at just to add info is to see if there is an engine assy date stamped on it.

Does anyone know if later models also had the same date stamp?
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The assembly date stamp would have been used at least into the 67-68 model year when the fed asked for the vin to be stamped in the engine. I've seen lots of flairbirds with the assy number stamped on the pad.
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It's hard to tell from the picture above. Where on the engine would I find this stamp?
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:37 PM
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Default Need advice on getting this old bird started up.

Look at your oil dipstick. Look down by the tube and you should see that very small rectangle shaped piece. The number should be on it. I had to clean mine off to see the number. I think it is there, but I could not tell for sure. It is a hard place to get to with a rag to clean that area off. Now, if that is a 390 engine and not a 352, I am not sure it will be there. The picture was for a Squarebird with a 352 engine.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:56 PM
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Default Rebuilding 4100 Autolite Carb

I used a carb kit from Tomco (suggestion by Carl Heller) which included the secondary diaphram and cost about $24.00. Most other kits do not include the secondary diaphram. This kit comes with a good set of directions and is easy to install. I don't remember the kit number, but if you call them; a technician can help you.
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