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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Breaking free old frozen transmissions: Tricks?

I would not say acetone and ATF works well. I would say,”works Better than anything else”.
As SLow Forty says, “mix it 50/50”. It tends to separate so shake it up every few hours.
Add some MEK to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: RH drive speedo

I have made longer housings (outer cable) by cutting it in two and adding a piece if oil pressure hose in it to lengthen it. Use a hose lamp on each end of the rubber hose.
Never heard of one going...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 873
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

The ground cables can be a woven ground strap. Or a regular insulated cable. Doesnít matter.
Six volt systems need at least a size 1 for both battery cables. I like to use larger.
Put a ground...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 873
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

Are we sure the car has 6 volt headlight units? Not 12?
Take one out, leave it plugged on to the wires and run a jumper wire from the ground terminal on the back of the sealed beam unit to a good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,182
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: 52,037
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: 712
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: 494
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: 531
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: 37
Views: 919
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: 37
Views: 919
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: 637
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: 203
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: 1,054
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: 34
Views: 965
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: 1,189
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: 1,054
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: 1,034
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: 1,034
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: 1,009
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: 1,210
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: 1,210
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: 763
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: 679
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: 392
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...
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