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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Head Gaskets

Thanks Phil.
I just got the heads back from the machine shop. He also recommended BEST brand gaskets so I have ordered a pair. The car has cast iron heads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Robert/Texas
Head Gaskets

Im replacing the head gaskets on my 1937 Ford as one side was leaking and the other had a stripped spark plug hole. Both heads are in a machine shop now, having the surfaces ground and the repair...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Overheating Problem

Thanks again to all of you.
I now plan to check the compression as soon as I can get back to the car. That would be the easiest thing for me to do first. I checked it a few years ago and recorded...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Robert/Texas
Overheating Problem

After my 37 Ford developed an overheating problem, I removed the radiator and had it serviced in an old radiator repair shop. He found some debris in it and told me to flush out the engine, which I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,359
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 16 Big and Little Tire Sizes For 35/36 Fords

My ’34 roadster had a front spring with reversed eyes when I bought it. I saw that these eyes had been hitting the axle as there were marks/dents on the axle ends. I replaced the spring with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1937 Ford Thermostat Placement

Thanks JSeery.
Robert Shewman advertises barrel shape, 180-degree thermostats in the V8 Times. I'm thinking now about ordering a pair. The picture shows how the barrel is pointed. I assume that this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By Robert/Texas
1937 Ford Thermostat Placement

I had my radiator cleaned and repaired by a man who has been doing this since 1951. He suggested that I use 160-degree thermostats in this climate. The car didnt have thermostats, so I need to know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Across USA road trip

Read the book "Another Fine Mess" by Tim Moore. He is an Englishman who drove a Model T across the USA quite recently. The book is printed in the UK and is a real good read.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1928 Roaster Pickup

I have a March, 1928 Open Cab Pickup with most of the early features. The drum taillight assembly looks like the parts in Joe K's posting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,587
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Introducion

Werner, is that a German Shorthair? I have one of those. She is 13 years old and the same color as yours. I also have a '28 roadster but it is not nearly as nice looking as yours. I was stationed in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Floor Mats

Thanks to all of you. These are the answers that I had hoped for.

I still have the mat in my '34 roadster which I believe came in the car when it was new. This mat looks bad, discolored, torn and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Robert/Texas
Floor Mats

The interior of my '37 Fordor appears to be original except that the previous owner installed a black carpet on the front floorboards. I don't care for this and have been thinking about replacing it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,610
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I'm 84. My folks brought me home from the hospital in their black '30 Tudor Model A.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,493
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Pearl Harbor

I remember Pearl Harbor some but 12/8/41 even better. I was in the second grade and while waiting outside of the school for it to open, the older kids told us that the "Japs" were coming and that...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-03-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,117
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: UHaul open car hauler for a Model T?

Be sure to put something heavy on the floor boards unless they are screwed on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,562
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Omg not sears

Back around 1954, when I threw a rod through the block in my '28 roadster (not the one I have now), I went to Sears on South Main in Houston for a new short block. They cost $35 then but they were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Steering slop

One thing I found out when trying to get the slop out of my '28 roadster front end was that the radius rod/wishbone socket was a poor quality replacement. When I replace it with one from Snyder's it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: New car

84 years old with an early '28 OCPU, the most uncomfortable vehicle I have ever owned. It's also hard to get in and out of but I still like it. My dog likes it too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: OT-Seattle vacation to do's

We really enjoyed the San Juan ferry. You need a full day for this though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,163
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 8 volt battery

Keep it simple. Get a 6-volt Optima battery. They crank my cars better than any other 6-volt batteries I have used.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Steering gear grease retainer

I filled the steering box in my '34 roadster with Penrite grease. It was leaking profusely but now it doesn't leak at all. The car has tubular headers and the left header is right next to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,908
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: One of those, used to be, 20 minute jobs

Back in the 1950's there was an auto electric shop in down town Houston that I visited many times. They would set up Ford distributors for you as you wished (driving or racing). It cost $1.50 if they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,803
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Who all going to the National Meet at Dearborn

We are on our way, unfortunately without our ’34 roadster (trailer problems). Spent all day yesterday in Auburn visiting the early V8 Ford and ACD museums. Am returning today for the Ford museum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,074
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Meanwhile, back in the USSR

Chuck, I would guess that the Horch was around a 1928 model or perhaps a few years older. I remember that the top of the wheels/tires were enormous compared to those on my Mercedes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 59,687
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: tell a Model A related story

My first Model A story ends sadly. I bought a '28 roadster in 1954 from a young lady who had inherited it from her grandfather who was the original owner. It was in solid condition but had been brush...
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