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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-20-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Beautiful day today

Here in Ruidoso NM, we have a few weeks of nippy weather, very little snow, the summers are to die for. very seldom goes over 85 with very low humidity.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-20-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon, Muffler question?

In the past year, I've had Brockmans, Smithy's and the were all too loud. I have a 292, and I will install Walker quiet flow as soon as the weather gets a little warmer.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-15-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Car Show Yesterday

Looks like I'm not alone, Now a car show where the audience gave the cars a rating would be more fair.
I live in a golf club community and last evening one of the members told me they are...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-13-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon/ Vintage Air Question?

I think I lost a little more than half of my glove box. The previous owner installed the A/C.
I just have the regular fan and radiator, it worked fine in Florida. I've since moved to the mountains...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-10-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: New Brake Shoes

Today I spent the entire day calling all these professional ad runners, several had the rear shoes and no one had the front shoes. I really want the Kevlar, that looks most promising.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-10-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By harleyjohn45
Wink Re: New Brake Shoes

Thanks Kultulz: The car is pretty much original, I believe I have good shoes, they were replaced in 1984. I do have original power brakes. I hate to tie up my lift for 3 or more weeks, I could...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-10-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: New Brake Shoes

I probably should have not said that, because I do not have direct knowledge, but I understand certain wheels will not work. I think it gets pretty cramped in there.
I would prefer some sticky...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-10-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: New Brake Shoes

Thanks guys:
my brake shoes were installed in 1984. There is an incline going to my house, about 800 feet very steep. By the time I get to the bottom, I have no brakes left. I considered front...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-09-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: New Brake Shoes

Thank You Craig
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-09-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: New Brake Shoes

I did research kevlar linings, they sound good, there is a company (Porterfield) that will reline your shoes. I think they are good, but I would like to just order shoes, address the drums and be...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-09-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Another Oil question

Just for s--ts and giggles I looked up mobile 1 for zinc. The add says mobile 1 racing oil has double the zinc and phosphorus to reduce engine wear and long life. I guess I'll switch to 0-30 next...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-09-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Another Oil question

Mobile 1 anyone? My mechanic recommended it, so that's what I'm running.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-09-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Car Show Yesterday

Well at least the weather was good. I love shows, but I don't put cars in a show for judging. I used to do that, but I quit after i found most judges are biased for their friends in these local...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-09-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By harleyjohn45
New Brake Shoes

I want to install new brake shoes on my 1956 Fairlane. When I go down a steep hill the brakes fade fast and the emergency brake does not hold well. I am looking at Raybestos organic shoes. Every...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-23-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: 312 rear main seal

Jake, my engine is probably 35 years since it had gaskets. I had several small leaks, enough to really upset me. I changed oil to mobile 1 and added 1 qt of Lucas stop leak, I also added a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,962
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Muffler review

Flatheads are quiet motors, so Smithy's or Brockmans are fine I bought the long ones. I have Brockmans. They sound beautiful.

I put Brockmans on my 56-292 Y block. I called and spoke to Mr....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-26-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Experienced Painter Advice Needed

Wax will help, if it's stored inside in Arizona, I don't think I would worry.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-09-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Y-Blocks Forever

I tried again and it worked.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-09-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,710
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Y-Blocks Forever

I will not accept my user ID or my password. I know I'm right here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,729
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Going up for sale. 1940 Ford PU

Watch out for Craigslist scammers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: Evaporust question...

I have an 8BA that was over heating and I used Thermocure, it is mixed 32 oz. to 3 gal of water. My car holds over 4.5 gallons of water, so I used 1.5 bottles of Thermocure.

I left it in the car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: 8BA just died

OK George:
Here is what I bought, a 1968 chevy pickup coil at Autozone. All they know is that it's a 12 volt. Today I ordered CS786 contact points from NAPA, also ordered a RR175 condenser from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: 8BA just died

My tools will not measure this coil resistance. There is no specs on this coil at the auto parts store. I am taking it to a shop. Today, I had to go send a fax, so I decided to drive the roadster. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: 8BA just died

All I could buy in my one horse town was a coil and I bought one for a 1968 chevy pickup. after installation and getting the points in working order the engine fired up. my video didn't work.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By harleyjohn45
Re: How to Haul a Car to South Dakota

Good luck, I just bought UTV side by side in Romney West Va before i had a delivery price. it cost me 1572.00 to transport a 4 wheeler to Ruidoso NM. Two reasons, the US economy is booming and the...
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