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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Drive Your V8 Ford Day!

Yes, it's always good when you make it back home! That said breaking down away from home is not my idea of a "good ride"!:eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: gear shift knob/ball

John's suggestion of using a strap wrench is excellent...you don't want to mar the knob. Keep at it, it will come off turning counter clockwise. Craftsman used to make a rubber adjustable strap...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: 6 volt adjustable voltage regulator?

I just adjusted my regulator using the procedure beginning on page R-12 1942-1948 Ford/Mercury shop manual and it was successful.....am thankful for small favors!!:)

The regulator was not allowing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: heater motor 39 ford

And I just did one for my '47 where the switch reverses the motor rotation. I got the new harness...comes with wiring diagram to the switch....very helpful...from C&G. As Ken notes above, the four...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Ford Script Battery

I had a Ford Script 6 volt battery in my '39 years ago and maybe it was my charging system but replaced with and Optima in a Ford Script enclosure and never looked back. Sold the '39 a couple of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,302
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Newly acquired 32 coupe

Todd, I'll add my congratulations to those above!! Your persistence has rewarded you big time!! She's a beautiful addition to your '39!!:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,504
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Mating an 8ba with a 1939 trans help

I'll say!! Outstanding!!:):)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Perhaps Another "Dumb" Question

Thanks to all who replied....and I could have used two 1943 pennies...they are steel and are now "collector's items"!!

After checking intake manifold and header flange gaskets, turns out it was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 149,831
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Truck based woody

So, Gary, was the problem the grounds and once you cleaned them up, the Woodie fired right up??:confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Perhaps Another "Dumb" Question

I blocked them with a piece of thin stainless on each side, held in place by the intake manifold gasket.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By RKS.PA
Perhaps Another "Dumb" Question

I've blocked off the heat risers on my 59AB and love the "rapping" sound out the tail pipes. I have Red's Headers and Smithy mufflers.

Does blocking the heat risers also cause a chugging type...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,744
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Need to Share My Best Easter Ever

HD, this is a great story....and it would also make a great contribution to the V8 Times magazine! Not sure if you get the bi-monthly publication from the Early Ford V8 Club, but I'm thinking Jerry...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: My 36 Pickup

Like your truck!! Thanks for taking and posting the video!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,984
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: A little eye surgery

Same here, Charlie. It's an amazing procedure! You might only wear glasses for your "close up" work.

Best of luck on this one and the second!!

Regards....Dick.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,644
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: V-8 Times

Same here in Southern AZ. Believe it is 100% USPS trying to work down holiday volume. Had trouble getting Christmas Priority Mail to NJ and MA....and that was with tracking and supposedly their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,308
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Prony Brake Ideas

John, that was amazing!!! I tried to listen when he said how many "bottoms" that plow had and couldn't quite make it out. Think my maximum plowing experience with our John Deere's was maybe a two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,873
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Van pelt Sales

Absolutely TOP NOTCH!!!....and some of us "older people" here remember that Miss Shelly a.k.a. The Model A Lady, originated the Ford Barn website....for which I am eternally grateful!!:):)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Early Ford Transmission in Chrome

Maybe make the floor board (s) out of plexiglass??:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,591
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Bolt remover socket

In one of Mart's videos, he used a "stud remover" that clamps over the bolt and attaches to a 1/2 socket bar. Looked pretty handy to me so I bought one but haven't had a need to use it yet.


It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Matt gets a '32 Roadster!! Irontrap Garage

Gary, thanks for posting!!! I always enjoy the "adventures of the Iron Trap Garage"!!

I used to live not far from him back in PA.....wish I knew about him then!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,504
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: 46 Convertible top not working

Agree, a nice looking car!!....but I might be a little biased!!


I had the same issue when I got my 47. Actually, nothing happened when I tried to activate the top motor etc. I wound up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,129
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Rebuilt Flathead Problems.

Thank you, Mart. I found the first video very helpful!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Gasoline flow

You can access everything you need to remove the tank from under the car....have done it several times until I finally got a replacement from Dennis Carpenter....solved my "tank" issues.



As...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: 1939 Sealed Beams

Ralph, here's pic of my sister ship with 6 volt sealed beams, and using the original lens and trim ring.



Jerry, we wrote about this in an earlier post. I did this in 1996 and for the life...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: '41 won't crank when hot

Joe, did you just rebuild the engine, or did this just pop up on an "old reliable"?
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