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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Pros and Cons on painting the inside of engines, carbs...

Good question, Steve...I certainly don't claim to know all the answers, but there seems to be a lot of professional engine rebuilders who like to use "Glyptal" on the insides of rebuilt blocks. From...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Finally made it here.

With apologies to Walt Kelly....we have met the old farts, and they is us!" :p

Welcome aboard this creaky ol' ship, you'll fit in here really nicely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,514
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Christchurch NZ Earthquake

Our thoughts and prayers are with our Kiwi friends in your time of need. God Bless you all and take good care. Check in if you need something...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Taps

Jack....if it helps any...I believe none of us really ever "owns" these cars...we just become their "custodial keepers" until the next custodian comes along. Look at it this way...now you get to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,212
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Winter project "dog house".

Well...I'm more'n a little jealous, Scott...way more! Very nice, sir...throw you a four poster lift in there and you'll be set. Just need a little section with a kitchenette, a couple of easy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,974
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Rare winter pics with A

We pretty well escaped most of what you got in ATL, Ray... It started snowing late Sunday afternoon...just about when our FedEx weather guys said it would (damn, those guys are good!). We got about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,144
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Haven't seen this on Ford Barn yet.

Having been to Barrett-Jackson twice, I'm constantly amazed by how much some folks want to pay for some of those cars. But, there are indeed bagains to be had at BJ...but they don't go across the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,044
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Model A Garage & Heat???

Who said anything about gasoline fumes...? If you've got gasoline fumes in your shop, and you don't open a window or a door to get some cross-flow ventilation...then you get what you bargained...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,044
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Model A Garage & Heat???

Here's a link to a kerosene heater that looks the closest to the one I have...but, mine has a square tank/base and no guards all over it...
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,044
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Model A Garage & Heat???

Mark...I've used a 85K btu kerosene heater in my two-car garage for over 20 years now without an issue. Mine is a "Kerosun" unit, about 3 feet tall, with a 16" diameter on the cylindrical part. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,812
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: What to put in the gas for winter storage?

We're fortunate (...well, the Jury's still out on this... :o ) enough to live where we can drive our cars all years long. But, having said that...we have other engines (ie: motorcycles, generators,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,740
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Air filters?

I played with an airmaze type of screen filter deal when I first bought Jippy car as one came on the car. It seemed to run okay with or without it, but I didn't feel the wire maze was much of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,191
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Heater

Yes, sir...I can see your dilema, Jerry...-10 or -20 is a tad bit colder than I would want to drive our "A" in. I was referring to +20 and up. Ten to twenty below is almost unheard of around these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,191
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Heater

We need more "idiots" like you guys, Bruce and Glen... A lot more... :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,192
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Winter Storage - Run it, or leave it?

Sorry...but I cannot make that promise. :D

I'm just a rhumba kinda guy, I guess...I refuse to change. But, I'll take good care of your car over the Winter months, nonetheless. Hell, I'll...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,192
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Winter Storage - Run it, or leave it?

I think you should send your car down to me in the Sunny South for storage over the winter months. :rolleyes: I'll see it's garaged each evening and regularly excerised to keep the demons out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,191
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Heater

We have an "Otwell Health Heater" on our '29 Briggs Leatherback and, frankly speaking, I can't see where a hot water heater could do any better...this damned Otwell will run you out of the car!
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,883
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Right There!

Not long after we got our '29 Briggs Leather back I was driving along down a major street here in East Memphis. As I drove along, I noticed a white-haired couple in a fairly new Lincoln Towncar...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,985
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Meaning of CHANGE vs. UPGRADE

Regarding the "two-holer"...it all depends on if the second hole was made by your foot going through the floor, or not. Trust me...that ain't high on my list of "been there, done thats"... Sure ruins...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Left the key in the on position

I've done the same thing ... but, thankfully, just once. Battery went flat, and I'm running a transitorized ignition module instead of points. I called FS Ignitions and they said it should be fine,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,608
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Grinding a crank with Dads portable crank grinder

Guess I'm just too much of a Newbie. I just can't imagine grinding a crankshaft while it's still in the engine...much less still in the car! I guess trully "necessity is the mother of invention"...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-07-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,788
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: What made you a "Ford" guy?

geo61bird wrote...


How's this...? I'll see your '63 Galaxy 427 and raise you a '65 Shelby Cobra 427...

But that GTA in your 2nd picture is Suuuu-weeet..! Shades of my ol' high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Rear end or transmission?

Of course, before you start all this, you need to tell the present owner how much his truck is screwed up and how you could take it off his hands and see what could be done with it...especially since...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Not exactly Model A related, but probably still of interest

Thanks ZZ...it's been a ball to customize my V-Rod... I've got a set of chromed sliders I need to install, and a street scraper front fender...should look great when it's finished...but, are they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By Freddie (Memphis)
Re: Not exactly Model A related, but probably still of interest

We were just talking over the cubicle walls here at the office...we might take off next Friday and try to ride with them a while as they come up from Tupelo, MS...around Memphis....and across one of...
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