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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: 1947 convertible

Yes, remote on the coil and the distributor cap is the "rabbit ears" unless switched to a crab. I'm betting on the coil and or condenser, particularly to J. Seery's question above if it starts once...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: PA old time drag with question

Andy, love your pic of the engine....and the distributor....would be a dream to access and work on. Where in PA were the drags?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,817
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Who has one of these?

Very interesting exhaust manifold configuration!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: I just ordered one.

I wondered about that too! Don't remember vacuum wipers going that fast....even standing still!!:rolleyes:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Lube ??

Jim, "a thing of beauty is a joy forever!"....you can quote me on this one! Nice work by you as usual!:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: 39 Ford/Mercury transmission Removal

Not as big a job as it would be if the engine well in there!!:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Hershey experience

I'd say, "worth every penny!", Frank.


It's right up there with your avatar!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: starter/sol II

Paul, hope the ring gear turns out to be okay. Thought of having to replace it isn't good to contemplate from where you are now!!



I got a made in the USA starter with the conventional bendix...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: starter/sol II

Paul, I know you said you cleaned all the connections. But, is there any chance you might have missed the battery cables on the battery posts? I only mention this because it happened to me and I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Fall In The Rockies

Very COOL Merc!! Thanks for posting..... that beautiful scenery is a little rare around these parts!!:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Just a little nostalgia

A+ Ron! Thank you for finding the video and posting the link for us!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: not a Ford flathead but from that era

Yup! Me too!! Did a lot of "earth moving" with mine!!:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,265
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Amount OF TIME TO BUILD YOUR CAR

I'm a pretty good composite of many of the sentiments expressed above. #1, I don't want to leave a "mess" in my shop/garage for someone else to deal with after I'm gone. #2, When I'm more of less...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: wheel cylinders for hydraulic brakes

Did a complete brake redo on my '47. Got a new MC,wheel cylinders and hoses from Mac VP. Everything worked and fit perfectly. And, Mac stands behind his parts and is a pleasure to deal with. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Flat Black Friday...

Gary, love that engine of yours. Reminds me of a trip my dad and I took to the tractor pull and engine show in Roy, Washington in 1997. It was a great event!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 108,402
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Truck based woody

Hi, Gary! Hopefully the stress of all that commercial woodworking in your shop has slowed down and current woodworking is on your "fun"projects. Also, seem to remember your lovely wife is an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,487
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Supercharged Early Fords!

Peter, thank you for posting the link. The details of your car are amazing and thanks,too, for the details on your friends roadster. When I see the pictures of your engine compartment and his, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: non restrictive aircleaner

Your setup sure looks sweet!! How does it perform under varying driving conditions?:confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: non restrictive aircleaner

Although this doesn't relate to the OP question, we did a recent post on converting the original oil bath to a paper...in my case WIX....filter. Check Search for the postings.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Ol man thinkin & seeking to learn

Great question, 30-9! I've always figured that the condenser was either "good" or "bad", with nothing in between. The points, on the otherhand, go from "new" to "old" over a period of time with no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: signing in

I've been having to sign in each time with Firefox, but not when I log in using Chrome.

When I check remember me with Firefox, it still makes requires a sign in each time.:confused:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: need my transmission rebuilt

1937hemi, as you've probably gathered by now, Mac VanPelt is your go to guy for flathead transmissions. And, if you use his crate...made for transmissions....the FedEx or UPS shipping up to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Hello

Spot on, Ron!! Agree with you on this and your enthusiasm for the likes of the Iron Trap Garage.

Welcome to the Barn! Hope to see you here often and posting examples of your artistry can't be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,459
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Warning about c&g

My experience with C &G as well. Your experience is frustrating, but I'm in the camp that says that you, and not "your mechanic" need to talk with Kyle or Joe.

If you do that, I'm betting serious...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Tie Rod End Removal

Amazing how the "right" tools make a nasty job go much better. Tools like Mart shows above also available from Amazon....good to have in the tool inventory!:)
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