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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,075
Posted By Offy 220
Re: VanPelt Sales catalog is available now

I received my Vanpelt catalog yesterday! Shelly and Mac have put in a lot of time putting it together! Thanks for your efforts in keep our hobby alive!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Offy 220
Re: What sieve size, glass bead media

Russcc, Binkman34 suggested Harbor Freight and it is probably the cheapest around but I found another suggestion on other automotive - body work forums. I have been purchasing "coal slag" from White...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,805
Posted By Offy 220
Re: Anyone Remember Ford Parts Obsolete Inc.

I was at the Early Ford store in San Dimas a few months ago and I asked the question what happened to Joe and Gene's parts from Ford Obsolete in Long Beach. I remember back in the early 80's Don...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By Offy 220
Re: "Moon cam"...any information?

Pete1 who has Potvin [Moon] profiles may be able to help. Bill Jenks ground a couple of Potvin 3/8's camshafts for my 296"V8 in the 80's. Unfortunately Bill passed away several years ago. 42 Merc's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,802
Posted By Offy 220
Re: OHV for Model A engine

Thanks Rick, I enjoy your time and your photos. Thanks for posting them. I figured Jim B could give us some info regarding Joe Gemsa how he numbered and identified his cylinder heads [top of pg 4]. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,802
Posted By Offy 220
Re: OHV for Model A engine

Mngreen,
Did you have Wes Cooper go through your engine or did you purchase it after he passed away? Do you know any details of the engine's internals? I can't tell from the photo but are you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,802
Posted By Offy 220
Re: OHV for Model A engine

Hi Rick,
Great question! I know some of Gemsa's cylinder heads were stamped but I am not sure if it they were serial numbered and dated. Maybe someone on here or on the HAMB would know. Yes, as Jim...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,802
Posted By Offy 220
Re: OHV for Model A engine

Thanks Jim. My dad didn't have much to say about Gemsa and I always wondered about his reputation - I was impressed with what he was able to produce in his small crowded shop! Too bad his patterns...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,802
Posted By Offy 220
Re: OHV for Model A engine

Hi Jim, yes I did! I was amazed at the work he produced from his small shop on his property. If I remember correctly it was a shipping container or something similar, dogs running around and a white...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,802
Posted By Offy 220
Re: OHV for Model A engine

Thanks Jim! Glad to hear Bill is still active! He worked with my dad at American Pipe & Construction years ago. I am guessing he is around 90+ years old! I need to look him up and check out his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,802
Posted By Offy 220
Re: OHV for Model A engine

HardTimes,
Years ago my dad worked with an older mechanic [they were both the same age] his name was Bill LaRosa [or Rosie] and his son Mike worked for the Ford plant in Pico Rivera.
I remember...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Offy 220
Re: frozen '39 Tranny

I had a '39 toploader sitting behind my garage since the mid '80s'. An older rodder gave it to me and I never did anything with it. Last summer I decided to take it apart and it was completely full...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Offy 220
Re: Long Beach model T Club 63rd Annual Swap Meet

Hi Hardtimes,
Yes, I was standing right across from the table where Jim's new head casting was displayed when I was talking Mr Eastwood and Jim Jacobs. I wish all of us had name tags - i wanted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Offy 220
Re: Long Beach model T Club 63rd Annual Swap Meet

Hi Bruce,
I haven't been to the LB Model T swap meet since the 70's and 80's. I remember it was a two day event and more swappers and vendors but it still was great! I had the opportunity to meet a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Offy 220
Re: Fan? Options for a '38 "60" with Evans Manifold

Jim, I am interested in your question about fan options with using an Evans manifold. I have a 296" with a 3 - 97's on an Evans intake manifold in my 40 coupe. I built the engine back in the early...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Offy 220
Re: Bubba

I talked to Bubba this afternoon. I sent him an email last week and I didn't hear back from him so I thought I would give him a call. He is still in the process of moving. I packaged up a H&C dual...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,476
Posted By Offy 220
Re: Chrome

I have used Verne's chrome plating in Gardena. Bob [one of the owners] is a member of LA Roadsters and does great work, including metal polishing and powder coating. His shop is on El Segundo Blvd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 55,423
Posted By Offy 220
Re: Harmon Collins Rotors ?????

Joe, I purchased two rotors from you a few years ago and I have decided to use one of my H&C dual coil ignitions on the 296" I am putting together for my 40 coupe. Please put me on your list for one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By Offy 220
Re: 1935 Miller Ford V8 auction starts 8/18

I looked up some history on the Miller-Ford Indy cars in Mark Dee's "Miller Dynasty" and there is some dispute who built the carbs. Quote on pg. 478, "The cars had aluminum intake manifolds with four...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 55,423
Posted By Offy 220
Re: Harmon Collins Rotors ?????

I ordered two H & C rotors from Joe last week. He is a great communicator and keeps on top of his orders. I received both rotors today and all I can say that I am impressed with the quality and...
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