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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,681
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Been in hospital 4 Spinal Surgery

I agree with 40 on this one.
Really good to hear that Anthony is doing well after such a major operation.
My Dr. told me if I get the urge to exercise I should just go lay down until the urge goes...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-29-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Modern OHV Head

I don’t need more power in my T, I need more reliability.
The flat head and block are fine, just get that coat hanger wire out of the basement and get a crankshaft and some decent rods in there....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Bert's number not working?

Apperloo,
Bert’s Model A Ford Center in Colorado has new and used parts.
When they were still in Denver one of my customers spending some time in Denver noticed his motel was a mile from Bert’s....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: hunting a ghost problem in my '47

All Ď32 through Ď48 cars and trucks used the Ď32 V8 resister mounted on the inside of the firewall except Ď48 and later trucks which were 8ba powered.
It was the same part number Ď32 through Ď48,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Wire splicing

I used to solder every connection on every wire.
Customers sent new customers because they liked my soldering.
I NEVER, never solder wires any more. Never.
If you solder battery cable terminals I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Trunk Lid won't open

Don’t go into the trunk through the back seat without a helper.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Trunk Lid won't open

I’ve been working on a ‘46 coupe that had the keys stolen.
I had to take the back seat out.
When you do that be careful that you don’t poke a hole in the upholstery above the rear backrest....
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-26-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Modern OHV Head

When you choose a head you must be sure to get one that has an exhaust valve at each end of the head otherwise the Ford cam will always be opening the wrong valve on that one end cylinder.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 1938 Firestone whitewall tire pressure

Itís dangerous to drive with tires older than six years old.
Itís foolish to drive with tires ten years old.
Itís just stupid, yes stupid to drive with itís tires 15 years old.
Ask Ford and...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-25-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Modern OHV Head

We had a guy in the Santa Clara Club that ran a T with one Studebaker V8 head.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Replacement Door Key w/o key

I’ve been monkeying around for three months trying to get a key made for a ‘46 Mercury trunk handle. They were stolen.
The lock shop had made several keys for me over the years but now claim this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Timing gear

I have never noticed noise from a metal timing gear on a model A.
I think I hear a little extra noise on my ‘51 V8 with aluminum gear but it doesn’t bother me.
I hate roadside restorations.
I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Charlie ny computor

When I was a little kid, about 75 or more years ago, my folks showed me some two pronged plugs that you were supposed to plug the electrical outlets with when you weren’t using the outlet.
They said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Just had a Model A wedding

Oh, and I forgot to say, the model A also lives in Concord.
The owners probably know each other.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Just had a Model A wedding

I could go fo some wedding cake too, since I am only 12 miles away.
About three years ago I picked up the bride and groom from the church and drove them to the reception in Oakland in a model A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,652
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

I sure agree Rotor.
Skip’s coils sure make the car owners happy.
I put two, maybe three NAPA coils on a ‘35 convertible sedan that the owner hated to drive because it would NEVER start when the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Locked up!

When you put it in first gear and let the clutch out, does it kill the engine?
If no: put it in third gear and let the clutch out. Does the speedometer show some speed?
If so you’ve no doubt a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Possible Scam

Very good info.
Also, corvette has a gtreat idea. I may just do that myself.
I notice when I get a scam call from some company and I put their number on the do not call list they just call me from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 8BA fuel pump pushrod diameter

Be sure you’re using an 8BA pushrod.
The ‘48 earlier are thinner, but they will work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Turlock Swap Meet

I celebrate my birthday (Jan. 26th) every year by going to the Turdlock swap meet.
I always see folks there that I don’t otherwise see.
Almost always see or learn something that I never forget.
I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,176
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Garage lights

Yes, different shadow. Or hardly any shadow at all. And no heat.
I get mine from Harbor Freight.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: installing engine

I ALWAYS USE A TREE CORNERED FILE TO TAKE THE SHARP EDGES OFF THE DISC splines BEFORE I INSTALL the clutch.
Then do the same one the pilot shaft. What a difference that makes.
I use two long bolts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Remote oil filter. Help!

I called Rhode Island Ray as Russ suggested.
Ray has a stock system coming my way.
Thanks again Russ.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Sanford & Son Pickup Truck

In one of the episodes Sanford called it a ‘50, but it didn’t show the truck.
I think he was reporting it stolen.
So thinking it was a ‘50 I painted my ‘51 green like it always was.
If I’d have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,248
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

I remember back in the day seeing folks rev up their engine real fast and shuting the ignition off. Especially in the winter time.
I remember a guy shutting is tractor off at full throttle when it...
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