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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,541
Posted By chap52
Re: Cooling system help needed

I agree with a radiator flush treatment and, filling to just above the baffles and no more than a 3# pressure cap.
With the older Model A's a contributor to overheating was that trusty (?) timing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By chap52
Re: Slight high speed miss

"Slight high speed miss", same thing my cardiologist told me... HUH!
Couldn't resist... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By chap52
Re: Sanford & Son Pickup Truck

Thinking 1952... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By chap52
Re: Oil dipstick rubber gasket

What they said...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By chap52
Re: Bubba's Ignition

As we age this old body seems to get a bit frail... In my case it is rooted in poor preventive maintenance in my youth. The old consequences for poor choices reality.
Jim you are a blessing to us...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By chap52
Re: Help!!!!

Agree with fuel issue. When it ran it may have used up all the gas in the carb? Remove gas cap, eliminating cap vent issue. Disconnect fuel line at the carb, put end of fuel line in a container (soda...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,144
Posted By chap52
Re: Help!!!!

Agree with fuel issue. When it ran it may have used up all the gas in the carb? Remove gas cap, eliminating cap vent issue. Disconnect fuel line at the carb, put end of fuel line in a container (soda...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By chap52
Re: 60 Amp Alternator

Can you call Millworks? They may send you a new bolt. Just a thought. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By chap52
Re: Pitman Arm Question

Can you get a small flat file in the arm clamp to massage it to fit?
While you got it off why not replace it with a new longer one to help with steering? Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By chap52
Re: Model A Missing Badly

With it running carefully remove one spark plug wire at a time. Listen, you should be able to identify which plug is not firing properly. If there is a change, it's not that plug. If no change you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By chap52
Re: model a does not start

All of you who have forgotten to open the fuel valve when starting raise your hand... Yep, that is what I would check first. Then follow BruceW1's advice. "Enjoy the adventure"... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By chap52
Re: 52 Flathead Radiator

Champion radiator worked for my 52 F1 for many years. Well made and did the job. Not stock looking but a flashy polished finish.
I would love to buy USA products but can't afford most of them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By chap52
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,818
Posted By chap52
Re: Boy, does this hit close to home

Guess I am a "woose". I wouldn't trade my bride for any car. In fact I sold my sweet '30 tudor to put counter tops in the kitchen for her. . . Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By chap52
Re: Any shaky can preference on small parts??

I like the VHT Engine paint available at Auto Zone and I believe Wal Mart. Durable and not messed up by gas and oil. It does have a "kinda" glossy finish if that is an issue.
I used it on my 52 F1...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,386
Posted By chap52
Re: karma

Once I decide to let it go and it leaves my hand it is on the recipient as to whether they are truthful or just another rip-off jerk. It all comes around.
This is just the opinion of an old retired...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By chap52
Re: Slow turn over

As suggested, running an additional ground cable from the from a tranny or bell housing bolt is good insurance of maintaining a good ground. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By chap52
Re: Aluminum radiator swapout

Ran a Champion radiator for years in my '52 F1. No problems and priced right... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By chap52
Re: Horn not working

My daughter isn't working either. Says "not to panic" that she still has a few weeks left on her "covid" $728 a week unemployment.
Sorry, couldn't resist... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By chap52
Re: Ignition key

Yep, had one made this way by an old school locksmith back in 1962. "Just the facts Mam" (Sargent Joe Friday)

I was needing a spare key for my 30 Tudor. Ace Hardware actually had the blank and cut...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By chap52
Re: holly 94 rebuild kit

CharlieNY has power valves that he machines flat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By chap52
Re: Best place to advertise car 4 sale

Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you.

I have had great experience using WeBeAutos.com
They handle all the advertising, qualifying buyers, paperwork for the sale, transferring of funds and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By chap52
Re: Thump thump thump

Just guessing here. Have yo lubricated the clutch through the top inspection hole recently? Could the throwout bearing or TO bearing hub not be evenly seating? There is a spring on the TOB Hub that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,746
Posted By chap52
Re: No Start - Loud Pops

I agree with it being a timing issue. Lot's of posts on proper timing procedure. But, if it ran with the old carb and would not start with the new carb why did you decide to tinker with the timing....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,499
Posted By chap52
Re: Water Pump Removal

Or you could just remove the hood and while you have it off do other little projects and clean-ups that are easier to get to. Chap
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