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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,476
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Trailering tips for protection

Get the top shroud from a semi truck cab and put it on the front of the car trailer. Bolt it to the floor. This will give a lot of protection to whatever you are hauling. They can be found cheap...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-08-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1959 F100 motor mount

I think that boxing the frame will almost be necessary to use that cross member kit. The ends are designed to bolt to the side of the frame. I won't be surprised if I also have to modify the lower...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1959 F100 motor mount

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I have the 302, it is from a 73 F100, it runs nice.
Ford, Ford, Ford.... $ $ $ :)

I have learned a lot about this truck in the last few days. Now I know why the frame twisted...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1959 F100 motor mount

The guy who swapped the engine made up mounts from flat stock and boxed in one side of the mounts. When the motor was revved the torque of the motor made the block twist, which made the mounts raise...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-06-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1959 F100 motor mount

Thanks. Just looking at the front mount and the bolt pattern on the 302 cam cover it looked like there might be a chance it would match up.
I was also wondering if the mounts in the Speedway link...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-05-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
1959 F100 motor mount

I acquired a 1959 Ford F100 pickup without engine or transmission. I am putting in a Ford 302V8 with C6 transmission. Will the 1959 stock motor mount plate mate up to the front of the 302V8 engine?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,476
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Trailering tips for protection

You can get a roll of industrial heat shrink film for about $200 that will do at least six cars. That will keep junk off your car for several trips or you can share it with other guys in your club. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Stupid Question #2: how does an iron frame act as a ground on our cars

Don't look on it as a "ground", look at it as a big conductor hooked to one side of the battery. The critical factor in completing a circuit that works lies in the quality of the connections to the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-24-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Oil cooler for C6 transmission

I am sticking a 302V8 with a C6 automatic transmission in my 1959 F100 pickup. What size tranny oil cooler will I need to put in front of the radiator?
This is for recreational highway and town...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: How does a DMV registration number come from?

Werner, the DMV number problem is what the State of California issues. Other states in the USA have different procedures and California's laws are not used in other states. Most of the above...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Sticking windows

Thanks for the ideas. A couple of things come to mind. First, the windows were very hard to crank up when I got the car but they loosened up a bit with use, but not well enough.

I had the glass...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Sticking windows

Hello
Anybody out there?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-12-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
1969 F100 stepside box on 1959 F100 frame?

I have a 1959 F100 Styleside pickup and have found a 1969 F100 Stepside pickup box. Will the 1969 box fit on the 1959 frame?
Is the tread distance the same? Any other problems with this switch?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Anyone else use rims for blocks?

No comment necessary.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Sticking windows

I had new glass put in my 47 Ford Coupe along with new channel linings. The windows in the doors worked smooth at first but after awhile they became hard to crank up. Then one of them cracked. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,305
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Bat piss

I had bats that crawled up behind the corrugated steel siding on a shed. I could hear them scratching on the steel. Some old gas in a hand spray jug got rid of them. All I had to do was squirt it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Anyone else use rims for blocks?

I think the way Katy uses them with a 14" rim set inside a 15" rim is a lot safer than the junkyard method of putting one upright inside another. With Katy's method they are not likely to shift or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Anyone else use rims for blocks?

Looks like a good idea. Do you use them for long-term storage? Do the rim edges affect the tires?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-31-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: pointless ignition

First let me say that I am not an electronics expert. An older friend of mine is however, and he once said that most all of the computers and electronics step down the voltage to 5V from whatever...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-31-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Need help planning a site-seeing trip to Detroit

We did a Michigan trip a few years ago and stayed at the Dearborn Inn, where Henry put up his guests. It is walking distance from the Museum and Greenfield Village. The price is higher than other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: steering hangs up in a tight turn.

Joe K, your mention of "fat-man frame syndrome" reminds me to have my frame checked out at the alignment shop. I did that on another Model A a few years ago and there was a lot of straightening to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,210
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

My front wheels shook at 20 mph too. I jacked up each front wheel and like John, my wheels settled at one heavy spot. I had to put 5.0 oz wheel weights on one wheel and 3 oz on the other one and...
Forum: Late V8 07-15-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Need outside door handles for 1959 F100

I need both outside door handles for my 1959 Ford F100 pickup. Last owner shaved the doors but quit before the project was finished. I think 1957-60 will fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: steering hangs up in a tight turn.

Joe, it wasn't the frame that the tire was contacting, it was the brake control rod that is 3-4" from the frame sidewall. I think the problem would be in the mechanism that keeps the wheel from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: steering hangs up in a tight turn.

My 1930 Tudor will make a lot of noise and vibration if I make a tight left turn but I finally found the problem. It was the tire tread rubbing against the brake rod. So I don't make tight left...
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