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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-11-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By big job
Re: Trickle charger for 1926 roadster pickup

If you need any kind of charger break out ya test light. Or take off a cable to see if you have some leak somewhere. Myself I can/t drive all these but I go in the barn two turns it starts right up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,411
Posted By big job
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,411
Posted By big job
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

I thought I wrote this before: a brake rod and a brake line. Pick one. Brake rods are
solid as a rock, brake lines and hoses subject to rust. Unless you live in the perfect world.
Here we deal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,046
Posted By big job
Re: KR Wilson Steering wheel puller

Thats the ticket I used for years you can even rent one autozone or napa
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By big job
Re: 1941 ford pickup heater

cast iron spray paint your choice to clear coat or not.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-06-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By big job
Re: slow heater motor

By now thats common. Mainly bronze bushings worn armature excessive end play dirty stuck brushes . Like mine it groans & squeals until it warms up, my cat blows warmer air so I know its time may as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
Posted By big job
Re: 5/16-24 wing nuts...

Yes, sure looks like the one's for air cleaners 50s 60s 70s stamped wing
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,137
Posted By big job
Re: Adjustable Drag Link

Here's one I machined for a 49 F8 truck left & right threads all done on my
WWII South Bend lathe ..
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-04-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By big job
Re: Where to find 58 continental parts?

fuel tank I used a 1970s ford pick up tank and moved the fill tube to the middle. same fuel sender. Rear springs? mine was coil springs. air shocks
solved that. far as I know rear leaf springs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By big job
Re: headlights dim/ 53 f-100

As Koates wrote; there are many relays on ebay. with reasonable prices. The one you
need has 5 terminals #1 terminal power 'heavy gauge wire' next terminal low beam
in next terminal low...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,628
Posted By big job
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

I agree with Ziggster. Those who do engine builds really have no clue as to
what happens when the engine goes out the door. Typical example, with a
A class wooden boat a Criss Craft. Customer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By big job
Re: A Christmas Story

Ya me too around 1957 peddle my bike local junk yard whooho a laser straight 1936
with a trunk apple green pin stripe, vacuum fan oh boy $50 and south-wind heater too
pedal back to the shop my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,786
Posted By big job
Re: Misery loves company

Here is my tip: Its been yrs and learning the hard way about that hole in the floor; the magnetic hole we all have. What I do now like carb. rebuilding is
in a large cardboard box on the Floor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,786
Posted By big job
Re: Misery loves company

My brand new snap on box wrench gone gone. couple days later it was on the kitchen
table so I told her why didn't you tell me you took it, I didn't take it, I took it out of
the washing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,792
Posted By big job
Re: Signs, back in the day

"the man who loans tools died" "this shop is protected by a genuine wild cat" signs still there...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,501
Posted By big job
Re: What to check on a 46 Mercury

Very nice don't worry about the hood my head don't fit my neck either and I'm a 1946
and another rust thing is the pre 1949 '48 & back' has a way better survival rust rate
than 1949 and up which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By big job
Re: My age I seen it all, now this?

The odd thing is the valve stem and guide are clean and no play. somebody been in there cause it has adjustable lifters. no problem I flung those stupid adjustable tools in the woods. with a block...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By big job
Re: Does Anyone Sell 3 5/16 +.020 Pistons and Rings

you need to know what you have on all 8's find the lowest number write that down.
that number won't be perfect either. how low is that number to standard? Lets say
,010 or ,020 will clean that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,876
Posted By big job
Re: chevybarn website

I rather see a Chevy barn than a rice burner metric barn ! Not bragging, but the amount of Fords Gm's Chrysler's under my belt is I can't count... however I am not in favor of small blocks put in a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By big job
My age I seen it all, now this?

This came in with a skip then no skip. Thought to be a sticky valve that came
back to No. 4. this is on a F6 I can't go to poke this exhaust valve battery
tray in the way. so we popped the head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By big job
Re: Ordered in April

6 yrs ago I figure adjustable lifters for a 1923 of course back order. I have to get this
job done so I put back non adj lifters. Job done 10 months later UPS 'they were pre
paid' so in stock...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By big job
Re: Changeing water temp sensor question

I should have said you need to know what size you need first its just a standard pipe tread. You can tell with just one look. I do it this way cause I never got along with drain pans for coolant or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,972
Posted By big job
Re: Hard to move (sell) heavy items

All I can say you all are in the 21st century no more good times....pay the fiddler
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,287
Posted By big job
Re: where is this all going

As a long time detective sgt. retired, my mind is focused on the enemy. It has been said
that this virus is not airborne. So how in the first place did it get here in US. "airborne
by airplane...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,499
Posted By big job
Re: Adjustable lifter problem

Before everybody goes bonkers on this subject this is how its done. go to y tube punch
in "fiat nutzs ford flathead valve adjustment" John runs a top end machine shop in CA.
He came up with this...
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