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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By chap52
Re: Reusing head bolts.

Look for apparent water damage that rust may have caused in the area just under the head of the bolt. I cleaned up a set on a wire wheel about 16 years ago and some showed corrosion damage in that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By chap52
Re: Turn Signal Kit - new upgrade

I just hooked up a 6 volt buzzer to the flasher that I got on Amazon. Stashed it in the drivers kick panel where the TS flasher was. Even had to put a couple of wraps of tape around it to ton it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By chap52
Re: aluminum radiators

I ran the Champion Radiator for years and loved it. It is a matter of personal choice. My 52 was not a "stock" show truck and the Champion product was a great fit, good craftmanship, worked perfectly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By chap52
Re: Foil balls for clearance

I put a dab of grease on the ball before placing it on the piston... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By chap52
Re: 1950 F1 door won't open...

Scotty's advice on the door latch is right on. But he also told me it takes all day to do the R&R on one latch. That's if you have the skills, parts and patience.
As for getting in the vehicle. As a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By chap52
Re: Cold winter moving in

I have to "strut" during this time of year...Won't respond in the Summer. It's going to be a chilly 74 degrees in Tucson, Arizona on Sunday. Then back down into the mid-sixties the rest of the week....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,212
Posted By chap52
Re: Suspect several here have been there

Grandpa owned a station across the street from the Los Angeles Coliseum, believe it was on Vermont??? I remember the big oil storage tanks with the crank handle and you would hand pump oil into those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By chap52
Re: Locked Rear Wheel

Good catch. Glad it was an easy fix... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,675
Posted By chap52
Re: High compression head choice.

I went with the 6.0 head and immediately noticed an increase in power, I guess at least 25%. After asking and researching I opted for the 6:0 just because it wasn't that much more money. Very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,677
Posted By chap52
Re: 8BA doesnt have power

That is my thought too. I also experienced it where some bone head (me) when he replaced the timing gear managed to get it a couple of teeth out of time... Strangely it actually ran, no power and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By chap52
Re: Friends 51 F1

Wait until you replace the weather seal around the door...you will get to adjust it again. At least you know how now... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,398
Posted By chap52
Re: I just got scammed! Be careful!

Same sort of story from a guy in the Seattle area that was willing to drop the price on his pristine 29 fordor by $4000. He even called me with his acceptance speech. I probably would have bit it I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By chap52
Re: 51 f1

Might also post your questions on the Hot Rod and customs portion of this forum. You can get answers here but most of us are traditional "flatheads". . . Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,840
Posted By chap52
Re: Thanks Charlie NY....

I have dealt with both CharlieNY and Bubba (Jim) and both men are not only service providers but men of integrity that stand behind their work. I had occasion to call each of them with questions and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By chap52
Re: moisture again

I remember using Damprid when we lived in Florida. We would put the container that was about half filled with Damprid in our closet. A month later there was enough water in the container above the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By chap52
Re: moisture again

You could give me the car and I promise to keep it here in Arizona where there is less humidity. I know, I am just a compassionate guy. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By chap52
Re: Pressurize a cooling system

Assume by cooler you are referring to what we call the radiator. I don't know if the old radiator would like being pressurized or not. Bigger question is why would you want to add a pressurized...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By chap52
Re: E-Zsteer draglink/track rod kit

I found that I had the kit already installed in my recently sold Tudor. Steering was smooth as glass and upon inspection I saw no wear. Adding the shortened pitman arm just added to the "gentleness"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By chap52
Re: Merry Christmas

May this be a season wrapped love, grace and God's blessings. Merry CHRISTmas... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By chap52
Re: 52 f1

The throw-out bearing would only be making noise as you depressed the clutch.
I found that the easiest way for this old guy (74) to pull a tranny in these is to remove the center transmission...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By chap52
Re: Ford Model A Coolant Overflow Tank

Get one of them fancy insulated thermos coffee cups from Starbucks for $100 and just set it on the passenger seat.
Does your car "pass" off that much coolant that you need a recovery tank? Once they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By chap52
Re: 52 F-6 brake adjustment

Check your PM's... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By chap52
Re: Oil change process

I understand the "garage floor" cardio experience. I drain it cold. As stated no need to wake up the sleeping crud. Take out the drain plug and let it drain overnight. Next day replace the filter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By chap52
Re: SOLD OUR 1930 Tudor

What is cool is that my old car Annabelle is the April pin-up in ford vintages #1 2020 Model A Calendar. I just mailed one off to the new owner... Sweet, Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By chap52
Re: SOLD OUR 1930 Tudor

It's all just "stuff" that we are give the opportunity to enjoy. New day, new adventure to enjoy... Chap
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