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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Assembly line photo

That is neat:) Makes you wonder what happened to that little '28 Roadster.

At the John Deere Harvester Wks., Dept. 104, they do the big panel stampings. When the machines cycle and drop there is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: New car in the garage

Nice! Looks like it has gone to a good home!

AND I LOVE your '36 Pickup:) The '35 and '36 Ford pickups are awfully hard to top everyone seems to love them. Nice to see one that looks stock not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,152
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: The fun begins

kevin that is one sharp Ford truck! Very nice!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 919
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Flathead V-8 Starter Rebuilding

I got bit on a carburetor once years ago by I believe the guy you are referencing. What a nightmare, ripped me off but good. Darn thing was so screwed up I can't begin to list all the problems. That...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: new battery goin dead

As a matter of safety I always just pulled the NEG cable off after I shut the Model A down after a drive. And if I was going to let it sit more than a month or so I'd hook up a trickle charger until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

Think what a Ford garage Parts Mgr. would have thought, during the Model A era, about what is being talked about here, today:)

They would have been smuggling them home in their lunch boxes or down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

I echo John's comment..............WHAT:eek::eek::eek:

Worth their weight in gold? Yeah, I'd say so in this case.

Aye carumba and they say there is little interest in antique cars today. Yeah,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,999
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Car at auction

Wow now I thought it would go higher but I really don't know their value.

Kube hit that one square on the head. He was right on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,999
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Car at auction

I have not witnessed much of a decline in the value or desirability, in antique, muscle, and collector cars. The good ones, like this '41, will still bring strong dollars.

Mecum sold a really nice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

But it has the original dipstick:confused:

I can't see what the problem is here:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Tim to sell the old girl

Someone told me that FaceBook has a 'For Sale' application and I think it is free.

I am not on FB so sorry don't know the details, but a friend that is into bicycles buys and sells there all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: instrument panel light

That is a good idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: instrument panel light

A quarter turn to the right (CW) lites the bulb, it 'pushes' the unit in to make contact.

A turn back to the left (CCW) and it 'pops' out to kill the contact and turn the lite off.

The cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,646
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Amen. The sweet spot on a stock Model A Ford is about 40 to 42 MPH on these cars. Listen to the car as you drive it. You will sense and feel it working harder after 42 or 45 MPH or so. Why abuse the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: A Lazy Sunday Drive in a Model A

Neat video thanks, it was fun to watch! You have a very nice Model A.

Is that you in your avatar buying the car at the dealership??:p:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: 1927 Introduction of Model A

Lots of stuff on History Channel is bogus, this doesn't surprise me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

Good to know, going thru this very issue,,, thanks for the advice I'll try one.

Got nothing to lose:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: storage

They tell me that mice like dark areas to nest. Glove boxes, tail pipes, under the hood, under seats, etc.---- probably is best to leave these areas open if you can or else really close them up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Interesting video fun to watch, thanks!

Also thanks for the info from posters on burnishing the bearings. I was especially interested in the fact that a PROPERLY done Model A with Babbitt bearings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: is it ok to run diluted antifreeze?

50/50 mix here too, using distilled water. I run that in all our antique Fords and the coolant is always fresh and clean looking. Not gunky and rust colored like so many I've seen w/o antifreeze and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,544
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

You can buy it at Farm and Fleet pretty reasonably:)

https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/g--225-marvel-oil-company-mystery-oil.html
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Fan Belt Tension Adjuster....

Good idea. It is tricky to tighten the fan belt on these motors, at least I always thought so.

We have a '36 PU too, anxious to see yours when done please post pics:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,544
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

Never knew that:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,544
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

I buy it by the gallon and fill an MMO quart bottle as I use it, from the quart bottle:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,544
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

I'm a firm believer in MMO in the gas tank, use it in all of our old Fords. I never used it until I stuck a valve in the Flathead, and MMO brought it back plus the engine ran a lot smoother. Today's...
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