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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 53 with automatic

I have a ‘53 Ranch Wagon with a Fordomatic and it has been trouble-free since it was rebuilt 6500 miles ago. It’s not really peppy, but it works fine and shifts smoothly. It cruises nicely. I have no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Rear Axle Messtoration

A couple thoughts... Maybe cut the majority off with a torch, and just do clean-up grinding. Or take them to a local welder and let them cut off the excess. They'll probably be good enough with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Brattons Radiators

I bought a Brassworks radiator from Bratton's. Was listed as their "Show" radiator. Did so because Bratton's was fantastic to work with on everything else I bought from them. I believe they just have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 8BA potential leak- Bubble test

Yes it has thermostats. Coolant is the same. I usually buy a couple gallons of Prestone ethylene glycol (green) and mix 50/50 pretty carefully. But I could try the 75% water mix or some ratio that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 8BA potential leak- Bubble test

That’s the analyzer style I watched several YouTube videos on and there were ones about cars with an obvious blown head gasket, and the mechanic said the test was not conclusive. So he said they’re...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 8BA potential leak- Bubble test

The coolant level is sufficiently low. The foaming is the problem. It’s pressurized at 4 psi. I have several other flatheads and they don’t foam up whatsoever. Lots of other postings on FB state that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By Bruce_MO
8BA potential leak- Bubble test

I have a '51 8BA that runs great and stays cool. It has a rebuilt short block I bought from Dennis Carpenter maybe 25 years ago and has about 11k miles on it now. For the last couple years, the car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 53 Ranchwagon fuel sending unit

As JSeery indicates, I had to purchase a universal one (can't recall if I got it from Bob Drake???) and I bent and shortened the arm to mimic the original. I tried to duplicate the arc of motion, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Mohair Upholstery Material.

Try Classtique Upholstery. When I bought a kit from them 7-8 years ago, they told me that their fabric was supplied from L-B.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: '32 horn rod question: Really stiff once pushed all the way in.

Tim,

Ifit's very straight and it turns freely all the way down until you hit thelast 4 inches, maybe it's binding in the "steering gear end plate" ifyou have one. A fix to chronic oil leaks was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 52-54 wagon, sedan delivery rear door seal

Rich,

Takea look at Steele Rubber Products' web site. It's been maybe 15 years since Idid my '53 Ranch Wagon, but I think I bought a roll of extruded foam rubberdoor seal from them. I just looked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Differental rebuild

I used a piece of rod, instead of a pipe. and then bent the rod slightly a few inches from the end that'll contact the bearing. This seemed to give it a slightly better chance at engaging the edge of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,767
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Rest of the Story

There’s a bit more about in the book called “Uncommon Friends”. The author was a friend of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, among others. He sold the Fort Meyers properties to Edison and Ford as I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Don Rogers - Tuesday Update

Thanks for the update. Glad to hear he's up and about, and on his way to a full recovery.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Where is a '33 carburetor gasket?

A number of years ago, an outfit called “Carbco” in St. Louis was able to get me a gasket set for Detroit Lubricator carbs. I’m pretty sure you can google them and get a phone number.

I think this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,404
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Prayers for Don Rogers

Praying for you, Don. Hope to see you and Mary soon at a monthly meeting, with your usual wit and good humor.

Bruce
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 50 Car Heater Water Valve?

There was a guy who advertised in Hemmings in the "Services Offered" section who rebuilt heater control valves. I had him do the one on my '51 probably 15+ years ago and it was great work. May still...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-14-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Unknown issue (year) of Ford Industries booklet

I have a '26 version, and a reprint of one called "Matchless Model A" that is essentially an update of the '26 version that looks to be '28 or '29 based on the photos of the cars (I'm going on...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-14-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,287
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Who designed he Model T engine

New book out called "Michigan's C. Harold Wills: The Genius Behind the Model T". It covers his time as one of the first Ford employees and the work he did on the Model T. I think most historians say...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-14-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Are these Model T parts?

I'm pretty sure the first two are of a '32 V8 fan. Fairly rare, but yours looks very rough.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Is fuel bubbling normal

If the filter is a long way from the carb, I can't see how it's boiling. Even if it's close, I would guess it's simply air bubbles as the fuel drains a bit down to the carb as it's shut off. Check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,884
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: More ?'s about vibration...

Definitely worth getting a knowledgeable person to take a ride with you, and/or let you ride in their car for comparison and diagnosis. There are a lot of things to look for and experienced eyes and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: Carb expert needed

My GAV on one of my cars sometimes seems to be "insensitive" and has little to no effect under certain conditions. But when I adjust it when the engine is cold, or I'm climbing a fairly steep hill, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,626
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: MARC National 2019 Hotel Situation

I was also at the V8 Meet this past summer, and I found the hotel to be OK. I stay in hotels probably 30 weeks a year and it was more than acceptable. My room was great and the staff was very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Bruce_MO
Re: 8BA Coolant Hoses

I bought some lower hoses from Carpenter several years ago for my '53 RanchWagon, and the Chinese quality was far worse than the previous USA-sourced ones they sold. The shape of the hoses was wrong,...
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