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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By 39portlander
Re: In defense of 6 cylinders

Always looking for some good automotive reading, will try and get one of those in my stocking this year:D

Another good read is Disaster in Dearborn: the story of the Edsel. My dad had one,...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Changing front spring...

Got the new spring and shackles installed, waiting for the paint to cure on the front spring clip bar and other small parts.

Hope to get a road test in before the snow flies and then start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By 39portlander
Re: In defense of 6 cylinders

Six in a row make it go:D with out the evolution of the 215 we never would have had the 300 six. Great thread to talk about those old 6's.

I had plenty of F series with the 300 engine and...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-28-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By 39portlander
Changing front spring...

You always know your in for a long struggle when the "black book" figures an hour to do this job. I usually multiply the numbers in the book by 2 or 3 depending on the condition of the fasteners and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,729
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

Condolences Tony, I have been there as well. Hope the great memories you have shared will soon remove the hurt and loss today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Question for 39 pickup experts

Thanks for posting the hood latch pictures Gary, have an extra slice of pumpkin pie next week:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Question for 39 pickup experts

Gary that sure is nice, I'm jealous;) The 38/39 front of the truck, I just love'm.

While your in a Kodak moment, would like to see your hood release under the bonnet and the mount atop the grill...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-18-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Dip Stick

Yes sir, I also like the oil fill extender and will be ordering a restored universal logo tire psi gauge for my early shopping:D

There are a lot of talented "T" folks in the O-H-I-O state, Brent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Question for 39 pickup experts

Kevin, these pictures might help in your search, the center strip is enclosed in a sealed plastic to protect it until I install it but gives you a good idea of what it should look like.

I have it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By 39portlander
Nice fog lamps Clem....

Got the sept/oct V8 times today and nice little article in the Parts Quest section compiled by Cliff Green.

Clem a pair of those are on my short list after I get the grill and trim mounted:D
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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-12-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Ignition problem

Yes, got my back-order of 4 last friday. Ron...how are you making out with your ignition problem?

I have developed a slight brake band "chatter" when stopping and will be pulling the hog's head...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-11-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Trickle charger for 1926 roadster pickup

Hey KCW I have been using a Schumacher BEO1250 for several years...I like it.

The problem with the 6V group 1 battery is it should be on a maintainer when parked for a week or more. They seem to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Rust

coincidentally I just happened to finish folding some laundry before logging on, well for me this is a winner:D

On a serious note back in high school I used to use navel jelly and elbow grease to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By 39portlander
Re: 38/39 side hood badges.....

That's a good idea Gary, If I can't locate the proper ones was going to braze a dot of solder on a brass bolt and use a square head nut spun to the end of the threads to hold it in the badge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By 39portlander
38/39 side hood badges.....

So who might have those little square end bolts that hold the badges to the hood sides. Any input would be great, I have some ideas to make a set but...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-29-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Dip Stick

Alright Mr. Morsher I'm sold, will send you an email and order in the a.m.

My Dad was from Racine and to this day we still enjoy the O & H kringle. If you don't know what that is fellas your...
Forum: Model-T 10-28-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By 39portlander
Re: wire wheels and hubs...

Finally have got four worthy candidates for powder coating, thanks.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-27-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Ignition problem

Yes Ron what J and Red have stated, I bought my T knowing zero @ #1 and 48-50 for the other three.

I pulled the head and did get the exhaust valve to move again but after cleaning the carbon and...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-27-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Dip Stick

But Mr. Kelly the sight glass goes after a lower petcock, that should be closed until inspection and ideally with an added T inline for draining if you go the sight glass route.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-27-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Dip Stick

Great points and suggestions here but.... you still got to get under there and drain the sediment bowl, fill the various oilers and @ the least do a monthly MTFCA safety inspection.

@ 81 brother...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-26-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,942
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Dip Stick

Welcome to the T, @ 57 I get the local or the grand kids to do that. @ 81 get the great grand kids.:D That will keep'm occupied and learning.

It might be easier to pop out the floor boards, those...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-16-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Ignition Switch Problems

Great thread Tom as my ignition switch seems to be working better with no problems after raising the pin tabs in the switch and I have wrapped a small amount of scotch tape near the end of my key to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Dawsonville Moonshine Festival

Ken pictures of the event and your 40's would be great, If a little closer I would have tried to get down for that. We are all ready to get out to some shows/swaps this spring...hopefully.

If you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Clayborne engine overhaul stand attachments maybe available

That's a nice engine stand Gary and a great article to go with it. I hope to work on a Steven's engine stand for my T motors over the winter.

I can't help but notice those trombone and brass...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,604
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil and Marvel Classic Motor Oil

"a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down", on my "non modern" vehicles and yard equipment I add several tablespoons of MMO on every fill up. Big Blue my 77 F150 and the 39 seem to also like...
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