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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By chap52
Re: Model A Missing Badly

With it running carefully remove one spark plug wire at a time. Listen, you should be able to identify which plug is not firing properly. If there is a change, it's not that plug. If no change you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By chap52
Re: model a does not start

All of you who have forgotten to open the fuel valve when starting raise your hand... Yep, that is what I would check first. Then follow BruceW1's advice. "Enjoy the adventure"... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By chap52
Re: 52 Flathead Radiator

Champion radiator worked for my 52 F1 for many years. Well made and did the job. Not stock looking but a flashy polished finish.
I would love to buy USA products but can't afford most of them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By chap52
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By chap52
Re: Boy, does this hit close to home

Guess I am a "woose". I wouldn't trade my bride for any car. In fact I sold my sweet '30 tudor to put counter tops in the kitchen for her. . . Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By chap52
Re: Any shaky can preference on small parts??

I like the VHT Engine paint available at Auto Zone and I believe Wal Mart. Durable and not messed up by gas and oil. It does have a "kinda" glossy finish if that is an issue.
I used it on my 52 F1...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By chap52
Re: karma

Once I decide to let it go and it leaves my hand it is on the recipient as to whether they are truthful or just another rip-off jerk. It all comes around.
This is just the opinion of an old retired...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By chap52
Re: Slow turn over

As suggested, running an additional ground cable from the from a tranny or bell housing bolt is good insurance of maintaining a good ground. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By chap52
Re: Aluminum radiator swapout

Ran a Champion radiator for years in my '52 F1. No problems and priced right... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By chap52
Re: Horn not working

My daughter isn't working either. Says "not to panic" that she still has a few weeks left on her "covid" $728 a week unemployment.
Sorry, couldn't resist... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By chap52
Re: Ignition key

Yep, had one made this way by an old school locksmith back in 1962. "Just the facts Mam" (Sargent Joe Friday)

I was needing a spare key for my 30 Tudor. Ace Hardware actually had the blank and cut...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By chap52
Re: holly 94 rebuild kit

CharlieNY has power valves that he machines flat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By chap52
Re: Best place to advertise car 4 sale

Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you.

I have had great experience using WeBeAutos.com
They handle all the advertising, qualifying buyers, paperwork for the sale, transferring of funds and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By chap52
Re: Thump thump thump

Just guessing here. Have yo lubricated the clutch through the top inspection hole recently? Could the throwout bearing or TO bearing hub not be evenly seating? There is a spring on the TOB Hub that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,520
Posted By chap52
Re: No Start - Loud Pops

I agree with it being a timing issue. Lot's of posts on proper timing procedure. But, if it ran with the old carb and would not start with the new carb why did you decide to tinker with the timing....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By chap52
Re: Water Pump Removal

Or you could just remove the hood and while you have it off do other little projects and clean-ups that are easier to get to. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By chap52
Re: 52 F1 ignition questions

Back when my buddies and I were 16 year old know it all mechanics we just grabbed a condenser from the scrap parts box and it physically fit, installed it. I didn't know there were actually correct...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,922
Posted By chap52
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

1952 Buick or Hudson... Don't use a two wheel dolly to tow an "A". Why put the rear end spinning for many miles when there are trailers available. Just my opinion! Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By chap52
Re: Engine Paint

Tip: instead of masking off small parts you don't want painted use small pieces of aluminum foil...easy on-easy off...
Enjoy the adventure, Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By chap52
Re: Installing Starter motor

If it didn't pull apart far enough on removal for the brushes to slide off the shaft, your good. Test: if the pieces slide back together without a gap the brushes are still correctly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By chap52
Re: Change to 12 volt negative ground

That six volt starter will work, but I snapped a couple of Bendix springs during the 13 years I ran one on 12 volts. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By chap52
Re: Installing temp gauge.

I did like Yblockhead showed in his photo. Worked great... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By chap52
Re: Senility Strikes .

I think I may of had a similar experience recently, I am not sure! Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By chap52
Re: Open 1951 trunk without a key?

In about 1962 I needed a key for the back hatch on my 1954 Ford 2 dr station wagon. The locksmith took a key blank and put it in the lock, used a rat tail file to turn the key snug, tapped on it with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By chap52
Re: Seems like there's not enough fuel

Might just be the carb mixture adjustment? Chap
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