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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: 1939 Mercury sedan coin bank car

I dated mine for 5 years, but I was coming off a divorce, so I was taking my time. She hung around until I made up my mind. Her happiness is important to me. She loves old cars, too, so I am lucky...
Forum: Model-T 01-12-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By mhsprecher
24 coupe body parts

I have the following 24 coupe body parts for sale:


Trunk lid with wood - $150
Rear trunk panel below lid - home made repro $50
Rear cab panel that includes back window - $100
Passenger side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Conventional oil and Synthetic oil

I use Mobil 1 in my Model A's, like I use in everything I have. Probably an unnecessary expense, but it's a better oil, so why not?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,173
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: What were the chances!

Very cool. You might have someone try Ancestry. You might find a descendant.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: A Interesting 1934 Ford Brochure I Found over 20 years Ago

Henry Ford apparently thought hot air heaters were better than hot water heaters, so he continued to develop them and make them available for his cars.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 894
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: 1933 essex terraplane. John Dillinger's favorite car

When I was in college in the early 70's a guy drove his Model A pickup as his DD. My DD in those days was a 56 Chevy. Older than what most folks had, but was okay for me. At around the same time I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,529
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: They’re still out there !

Congrats. A nice one. Finding something like this is a blast. I found a Model T that had been in someone's garage since the Mid 60's. Hard to believe that stuff like that is still out there, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Zenith Carb Float Valves

FWIW, I had bad luck with Viton tipped valves. I wasn't patient enough to keep trying them until I found one that worked. 66% failure rate isn't very good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,935
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: members that have collected other car besides ford

I am a dyed in the wool Ford guy. Back in high school I had a 56 Chevy wagon. I have a non-historic Mazda Miata that i love. If I stray outside the Ford realm, it would be to get a Studebaker -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,295
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

Cars these days are pretty bulletproof. My 2013 Focus has over 90K miles and has only needed a brake job and tires. It is a manual transmission. I understand the automatics in those cars have been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Dad’s 1928 Model A

A good bug to get bitten by. Looks like a nice car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,295
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

It was Charles Wilson, who was the head of GM, that made the statement at his confirmation hearing to become Secretary of Defense. From Wikipedia, " During the hearings, when asked if he could make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By mhsprecher
Not really about old Fords

But interesting nonetheless. About using 3D printers to make parts for aircraft. A couple of mentions of the old car hobby, too.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,006
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Generator vs Alternator

I have an alternator that is made to look like the original. It is a Powermaster. It is expensive, but I, too, hate the way most alternators look. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Off topic vehy

If it sounds fishy, it probably is. Seller beware.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Panel fabrication

I am constantly impressed with the skills and ingenuity in the old car community. Quite remarkable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-15-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: The tree at Bubbas

It's the thought that counts....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Glass

They came standard with it, but if it has been replaced, it should have a mark on it in the corner.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,766
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Never rent your car to the studios

"Good movie if you have 3.5 hrs to spend, or do it in shifts. :)"

I saw it at the theatre in one sitting. The time went by quickly for me.


What amazed me is the number of old trucks they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,766
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Never rent your car to the studios

"The scene with joe pesci giving advice to robert under the hood of the truck was interesting ;)."


I had to scratch my head about that what. Looking under the hood he could detect a problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,113
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Early 30 Pickup questions

Great project. Have fun with it. You are doing it for the best reasons. Nothing to add on what is right and what isn't.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,830
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Air Filter

Here is one from Mac's. You can also get them on E-bay, I believe. I have one of each of my Model As.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,766
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Never rent your car to the studios

I was in a filming last spring. I drove my car. We were up all night. Lots of reshooting. My car got a workout. Both the car and I got paid, but I had a good time participating.


Good cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: To the George Washington MARC club

Next Wednesday. It is our brown bag gift exchange. Bring something of interest to a car guy under $10. You will bring something home and have a good time. I won’t be there to introduce you, however.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Pedal foot pressures

As long as you don't try to pick it up! ;-)

Seriously, if you want to give it a try, and who knows if this is even a valid test, but you could go to the gym where there is a leg press and set it...
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