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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By chap52
Re: 6V Turn Signal Buzzer

A cheap 6vt buzzer from Amazon can be wired to the flasher itself. Just activate the turn signal and try different combinations of the wires until you get it right. You can put the buzzer wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By chap52
Re: Gas gauge repair question

Here is the link to a video on adjusting the gauge... Chap

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By chap52
Re: 1952 Ford Ranch Wagon VIN

My 52 F1 had the id plate riveted to the inside of the glove compartment door. Can't imagine any future problem with that idea....
The first time I registered it in Indiana I called the State...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By chap52
Re: No more death wobble

Way to work through the issue. So many times I have put a band aid on the problem and ended up spending much more time and money having to eventualluy deal directly with an issue.
Thanks for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By chap52
Re: Please educate me on scammers when selling a car

An honest person wants your car. But caution is always needed.
Had a friend selling a nice Ford 4x4. The buyer looked at the truck and called later saying he had arranged financing with the bank....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By chap52
Re: Compression Test

Glad you got it figured out... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By chap52
Re: Engine repaint

The VHT (High Temp) rattle can spray paint that you can get at Auto Zone works great and is extremely durable. There are several colors to choose from. I have used it for years and found that a spray...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By chap52
Re: Installing New Head Gasket

They don't have to bottom out. In fact some builders suggest that they are actually backed off a half turn. It is the nut that you are tightening to specs.
Remember that one stud, the one that holds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By chap52
Re: Neg. Ground

My car "kinda ran" with the battery in backwards. Had to keep the RPM really up there to get down the street.
I once had a flathead where the timing marks were off three teeth. Ran, but sputtered...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By chap52
Re: Neg. Ground

When I received my 30 Tudor the seller was nice enough to include a new battery. He hooked it up negative ground. Hard to start, when running ran off of generator power. Reversed battery connections,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By chap52
Re: Carburetor paint

VHT Gloss Black Engine paint from Auto Zone. I even used it on the frame of my F1 years ago. When it gets greasy a spray of rubbing alcohol and a clean rag cleans it up. I found it to be very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By chap52
Re: 52 F1 Just curious

I thought about getting one of those little clam shell (?) shaped trailers years ago when I had my F1. I pictured how cool it would look until someone had to call the fire department to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By chap52
Re: flathead jack

Received a ad/letter from him today saying that he had "kinda" retired and relocated to Red Bluff, CA and was just dealing in "high end" lifters, etc. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By chap52
Re: 1952 f1 wobble

Steering stabilizer may stop the wobble, but these trucks were not designed to wobble. As long as you are checking on things put the truck up on Jack Stands, try wiggling the wheel. Front to rear as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By chap52
Re: green engine paint

My son is a custom car builder and shared this little tip with me. Instead of "taping" nuts, bolts and other parts you don't want painted when you apply the paint, use aluminum foil to wrap the "to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By chap52
Re: Everyday driver insurance

I am in Arizona and Hagerty worked out great for me. Full coverage with a 20K value on my 1930 Tudor was only about $240 a year.
No hassle setting up and you set the value without having to get an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-29-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By chap52
Re: sealng trunk floor

POR15 will do the job. Kinda Spendy and might be "overkill".
I just did a pick-up bed with Raptor spray in liner. Very impressive stuff. The p/u bed kit is about $100 (Amazon, actually TCP...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By chap52
Re: 12 V alternator choice

Short cut... Nurex, whole GM package including bracket, adjuster and hardware. On sale now for $191. Worked for me... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,953
Posted By chap52
Re: Hood prop on Ebay going nuts.

I bet someone buys it and considers it a deal.... "Post and hope". Now that seems to be a current "job description". I think it's a form of "fishing"... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,133
Posted By chap52
Re: I guess its time ???

Thank you for your dedication and faithful service to us all. I totally understand that there comes a time that we sometimes have to step away from something we love and focus on the other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By chap52
Re: How do you install Bendix

Here is the link to a You Tube post that should help... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By chap52
Re: Reusing head bolts.

Look for apparent water damage that rust may have caused in the area just under the head of the bolt. I cleaned up a set on a wire wheel about 16 years ago and some showed corrosion damage in that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By chap52
Re: Turn Signal Kit - new upgrade

I just hooked up a 6 volt buzzer to the flasher that I got on Amazon. Stashed it in the drivers kick panel where the TS flasher was. Even had to put a couple of wraps of tape around it to ton it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,515
Posted By chap52
Re: aluminum radiators

I ran the Champion Radiator for years and loved it. It is a matter of personal choice. My 52 was not a "stock" show truck and the Champion product was a great fit, good craftmanship, worked perfectly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By chap52
Re: Foil balls for clearance

I put a dab of grease on the ball before placing it on the piston... Chap
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