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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!!

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.

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.

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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