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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,113
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Latest bubba report

Glad to read that youíre doing ok.
Iím not a Facebook guy so I will expect to see your speedster project here on the Barn.that probably means weíll have to check the T forum everyday.
Iíve built...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 51,942
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: New Poll, What Year Fords Do We Own?

1926 T touring
1951 F1 V8
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: movie star

I’ve had cars in 5 movies.
The going rate the last 10 years is $350 a day.
One movie used three of my cars each day for a couple of days. That’s $1,050 a Day!
The cars were parked on a street on a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-31-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 64 Galaxie regulator condenser

It was my understanding that when the voltage regulator cutout closed as the sydtem started charging the radio would make a loud click without the condenser.
I have seen cases where one was needed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Does anybody restore temperature gauges?

What’s wrong with the one right there in a San Jose suburb? Speedometer, inc.
718 Emerson, Paloalto, CA

It’s accross the tracks from Stanford and a couple of blocks south of university av. On...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 708
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: New to the Flathead game and need advice

I typed with z in front of sink each time but my stupid iPad changes it to an s.
It just did it again in the above sentence.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 708
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: New to the Flathead game and need advice

That’s the first I heard about a flathead not needing sink in the oil. Makes sense though.
Yesterday I changed oil and filter in a ‘49 Dodge flat 6. Couldn’t find oil with sink so I bough a tube of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Ed Iskenderian Interview

Very interesting.
Thanks Pete, for posting. Again, very interesting.

Winfield and his wife moved to San Francisco when Ed Winfield retired.
A friend of mine went and visited them at their house....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: installing windshield rubber gasket.

My F1 windshield was put in without adhesive. It stays in just fine, but when I drive in the rain there’s always a couple of streams of water running down the top of the dash panel.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Parts suppliers during the virus

I have found most stores /dealers are doing the best they can to give good service but it bugs hell out of me when I drive some distance to a store that states on their website and on their door that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 854
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

A ‘51 would be an F1. Not that it makes much difference. I
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,160
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Wheel stands

I do what DJones says with old car wheels.
If you put them with the outside facing up you will end up with a deep crater the car could not roll out of.
When not in use you can stack them all in one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Parts suppliers during the virus

Just curios Uncle Max, why is the brown suit bunch your last choice?
Here in Oakland they are a block after Fedex.
I stop at FedEx so I don’t have to listen to pissed off customers.

If Fedex...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

You know we are checking this thread often to see how it all turns out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,010
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

If it turns over easily with the plugs out it is not the seal.
Put a starter draw amp gage on the battery cable and see if the starter draws 175 amps or 400.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: gearbox restoration sortoff

A gas axe!! I never heard that one before.
We usually call it the blue wrench.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: karma

Checking a person’s feedback on eBay is one good way to get an idea of what the person you are dealing with is like.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: karma

There are guys in this hobby that have a white collar job and are very honest and trustworthy but we don’t hear much, or anything, from them because their ability to type a post is so poor. Usually...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-23-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 1957 Fairlane 500 automatic

Also put the hand brake (e brake) on when checking the trans oil level.
A fellow I know was working in front of his Ford pickup with his neighbor When they both saw the shift lever come out of park...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-23-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 55 ford Ranch Wagon Pinion Seal

Take the old seal to a place that only sells seals and bearings.
Most large cities have a bearing store.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-23-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: bumber jack

If you carry a floor jack around all the time in your trunk you will NEVER have a use for it.
Now if you leave it at home, .......that’s a different story.
My F1 has a long tool shelf above the gas...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-23-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Fifteen Millionth Model T Ford

The black was made from a mineral that was mined in Colorado. It was cheap, dried fast and held up well.
In 1926 the open cars were still black but the closed cars were other colors unless you...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-22-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: '57 Ford Went Off the Road Killing Driver Highway 74 2 Days Ago

My first job out of High School was working for the guy that owned radio station KSTP in St. Paul/Minneapolis in 1955.
I worked at his lake shore home.
His son had a new ‘55 Ford station Wagon with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 1951 Ford Split Rims

One of the favorite mechanics at a service station that catered to farmers back in my home town in Wisconsin lost an eye on his last day at work before retiring as he put air in a truck tire when the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,014
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Gets warm and quits running?

Chuck Yeager was 97 in February this year. He’s still with us.
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