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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,092
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: King pin removal, the hard way!

Yea, they have tool like this to work with. Very simple, and highly effective!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvR12q9yclE
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Summit racing

I ALWAYS recommend a return line when using electric fuel pumps. They work much better, last longer and run cooler when they can circulate the fuel. They are not usually happy when 'dead headed'...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Painting with Acrylic Enamel question

Not 100% related, but I was talking to a buddy of mine who paints cars, and he said a good budget paint is oil based Rustoleum enamel at Tractor Supply. He said the secret is to add hardener. Once...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,265
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Of 34 Phaetons - woodticks - n - Brook Trout

Truly happy to see David using and enjoying this car as it was intended! It's a very, very solid car that has never been abused, neglected or rotten. It's the perfect DRIVER.

David's stories...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,707
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Torque plate blueprint, or possibly rent one?

It is also IMPERATIVE to use the same gasket with the torque plate that you'll be using on the engine. Using the gasket makes a big difference... especially with heads that have a fire ring around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Cranking Capacity

The only decent 6V battery out there seems to be the Optima. All the rest seem like they are stuck in the 50's. No other 'modern' designed 6V batteries that I know of... and none of those that I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,538
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: LED shop light follow-up

If you already have 8ft fluorescent bulbs, the Retro-fit LED's are a killer upgrade. They bypass the ballast, but it's EASY to wire!

There is a white wire and a black wire coming in from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,378
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: What Electric Pump do you recommend?

I'm assuming there is also a filter before the carburetor. The filter before the electric pump is to protect the pump from rust/debris from the tank that could lock it up.

I like the the above...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,378
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: What Electric Pump do you recommend?

If a person does not want to rely on an electric pump, but wants to have one in case their mechanical one goes out, or use it to prime the carb, supplement the old mechanical unit, etc... a check...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Optima 6V battery charge

I've had the best luck NOT keeping these batteries on the trickle charger (Battery Tender) 100% of the time. I'll put the charger on for a day or so once every month or so, but leave it at that. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,367
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

Could not think of a better person! Here's to many miles and smiles! :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,914
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

I'm not as involved with the Flathead scene, but am heavily into the small block Fords and other OHV engines. My experience is that once an engine is assembled, nobody wants to buy it. A private...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: GL 1 oil

GL-4 is what you likely need. GL-5 is rumored to not play well with brass/bronze. GL-4 is friendly with old stuff. Summit has GL-4 80w90 PennGrade for $8.99/qt.

Some gear oil has a GL-4/GL-5...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,608
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Shop led lighting

That's odd that those require a ballast. Most conversion bulbs do NOT require a ballast at all. It is completely bypassed. You snip the wires to the ballast, and simply hook the black 120 V wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,608
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Shop led lighting

I went through Amazon. I've updated 33 8ft fixtures, and a bunch of 4ft, and a couple 2 ft. Since the LED bulbs are so much brighter, some replace the two fluorescent bulbs with only one LED, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Model A Steering Gear/Column Weirdness and Question

This past spring, I gathered up the remaining parts dad had stashed in Florida, and brought them back up here to WV. One item is what looks to be a new steering gear/column. I'm not familiar with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,608
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Shop led lighting

My garage had 22 standard 8ft fluorescent fixtures, and dad's garage here had the 8ft high output fixtures with the different ends on the bulbs.

I decided to convert all of mine to LED, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,639
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Mixing synthetic and regular oil

I run Mobil 1 15w50 in all of my old and air cooled engines. The mustang, dirt bikes, lawn mowers, pressure washers, etc all get it.

It's the only Mobil 1 that has the full amount of zinc for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: 1934 V8 Grille Emblem

This is an original 1934 grill with factory, non-reproduction emblems... and is what the emblems look like for this model year. And yes, it fastens as was said.

https://imgur.com/m0oX8Et.jpg
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,367
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

I placed the value at... at least $40k. I believe $35k for the car is an extremely fair price. In this day, it's pretty much one of a kind. The vast majority in this condition got restored long...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,367
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

Here are a few pics of the interior. All of the side panels, floor mats, etc are original. The only thing that has been re-done are the seat bottoms. Even the seat backs are the original leather!...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,367
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

Thanks for the $0.02 :)

The thing with this car, is the sample size is too small to find valid comparisons for accurate assessments. As for 'invested capitol'... Dad bought the car in 1963 for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,367
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

I didn't say the truck loads of parts all go with it... but of course the parts unique to the vehicle, such as the side curtains, etc do. Of course the NOS front axle, rear fender, etc can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,367
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

I appreciate the sentiments, but it's time. As was said earlier, I live in a small rural town out in the middle of nowhere... and there's nobody to play with here. I couldn't even tell you where...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,367
Posted By FL&WVMIKE
Re: Thinking about selling the '34 Phaeton

No, no, no... Not fishy at all. Trusted long term members here. I was unsure of some of the items dad had, and they were helping me identify a lot of the stuff. We had a good time, and he didn't...
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