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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Atlanta area Barners

Ron,
Convince them to get married on St Simons Island and Iíll take care of their transportation.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,410
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Shop led lighting

Sams Club has a 4 ft LED shop light on sale for$22.98, $7 off the regular price of $29.98. Iíve replaced nearly all of my fluorescent light with LEDís. They are great!
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Adventures in gas tank restoration. '36

It’s easier to fill the tank full of exhaust fumes rather than water to prevent sparks and an explosion of the fumes. Just make certain you get plenty of carbon monoxide in the tank and not in you. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By John Gibson
1936 gastank

Itís been a long wait but Bob Drake just got the 1935-36 gas tanks back in stock and I have mine already. My question is, What is the correct color and finish? It has a grey paint on it from BD. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,575
Posted By John Gibson
Re: A Young Mans Questions

Several years ago on a chilly November day one of my twin daughters (Early 30’s at the time) wanted to go for a spin in the newly acquired 1936 Phaeton. So, off we went and pretty soon she says, “Dad...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By John Gibson
Fuel Delivery Issues

My 36 Phaeton failed four times on the road because of fuel delivery problems. I tried all the usual remedies. I first posted on this issue in November 2018.

Today I found the real problem. I...
Forum: Early V8 01-21-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By John Gibson
WTB 36 gas tank

Does anyone have a NIB Bob Drake 1936 gas tank (68-9002) they would part with?
Thanks,
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Fuel delivery issues

Culprit all along has most likely been the flexible fuel line. Removed my clear line and I’m now suspicious that I didn’t have it clamped tight enough. Installed a new DC flexible line and she is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Fuel delivery issues

Clear fuel line is a temporary shade tree mechanic diagnostic tool. I have two new Carpenter ones, both Chinese to install once I’ll got this gremlin gone. Steel line all the way to the tank. I’ll...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By John Gibson
Fuel delivery issues

My 36 Phaeton is giving me fits. It seems to run out of fuel and stop by the side of the road. Put one of Bubbaís condensers on it, rebuilt the Strom 97, tried three different fuel pumps. The old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By John Gibson
EF V-8 Club Thumbdrive

Just received my Early Ford V-8 Club memory stick that has 50 years of the V8 Times, 1964-2014. Downloaded it to my Mac for much faster access and printed the table of contents, all 60 some pages,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Has anyone sold at Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach?

Another possibility is the Moultrie, GA event. Here is a cut and paste from the website.


The upcoming Event dates are NOVEMBER 16-18, 2018.
This will be a 3 Day Event!!

ALL ELECTRIC...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,032
Posted By John Gibson
Re: One of those, used to be, 20 minute jobs

I tucked one of Bubbaís condensers inside an original condenser housing after experiencing engine shutdown at road speed on my 36. I Pulled the coil, fan belt and fan in the process. Put it all back...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,097
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Just bought a '51Merc

What a great car for your first classic. Iím certain youíll get a lot of pleasure driving and showing it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Our hobby 40 years ago

Internet story. I have a 1986 Suzuki Samurai, 4 wheel drive with a dual range transfer case. I’m 30 miles from home doing some work and have the T-case in low range. Finished up my work at 9:45am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,699
Posted By John Gibson
Re: gas today versus parts from yesterday

Here on a Georgia barrier island marine gas is usually available and I use it in all of my small engines and my 36 as well.
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Dad's Work

Model T looks like a 1916, last year for brass radiators
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By John Gibson
Jalopy Journal

Can some help an old guy figure out how to sign in to the HAMB?
Canít seem to find the right place to log in.
Thanks
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By John Gibson
Re: '37 - '40 Rumble Seat ?

Spare was behind the drivers seat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Malfunction

The car is 100% original except for the diode in the generator cutout and a 6volt Optima battery. Stock ignition, Skip Haney product, about 1000 miles on the restoration, no fuel filter and a new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By John Gibson
Malfunction

Two weeks ago took the 36 out for a 15 mile drive for a Car Show and Blessing of the Fleet in Darien, Ga. Got about half way and the engine just seemed to be running out of fuel. I use Marine gas...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By John Gibson
Re: Classic Auto Mall

Free in the V-8 Times also!
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By John Gibson
V-8 Times

Finally, on page 14 of the March/April issue of the V-8 Times:
V-8 TIMES Dream Comes True. 50 years of the V-8 Times will be available on a flash drive with a searchable database. Wow!
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By John Gibson
Re: 32 Model B motor needs rebuild

Bill Barlow, 20378 Pine Vista Drive, Bend, OR. 97022
Tel. 541-389-2694

Listed on Mafca.com
John
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By John Gibson
Concours díElegance - Amelia Island

Great show at Amelia this past weekend! Dusenbergs, Rolls Royce, Cords, Packards, etc. There wasnít an old Ford to be found in the main event.

John
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