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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,808
Posted By John Malpais
Re: Problem with Drake fuel neck

I was being more than a little facetious with my post. Of course Bob Drake has added to the hobby, all the while adding to his fortune. What I was getting at is that a reputation earned on respect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,808
Posted By John Malpais
Re: Problem with Drake fuel neck

Jesus! Naive soul that I am, I confess I always thought the picture of Bob Drake standing next to Henry Ford meant that anything that was shite ended up being flushed and customers were treated with...
Forum: Late V8 06-05-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 739
Posted By John Malpais
How about a '51-'52 F1 Ford PU parts truck?

Maybe this approach will get your attention a little better. I'm looking for a driver's fender but would buy a parts truck to get one. Maybe you don't want to part something out, but it's just...
Forum: Late V8 05-28-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By John Malpais
Wanted:'51-'51 f1 drivers front fender

Looking for a driver's front fender for a 51-51 F1 pickup that has no rust, hiccups, dents, dings, and other malarkey to deal with. Bare is fine. Need as a replacement. Leave message on the BARN....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,746
Posted By John Malpais
Re: T5 cable drive speedometer conversion

You might do well to check on the HAMB and read all that is posted on the BW-T5. There is a lot of information available about it, converting various engines to use one, and dealing with a variety of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By John Malpais
Re: back fires

Best way to figure it out is to do a compression check and determine if it's the valves. Electrical on a flathead is a matter of taking the plug out and grounding it against the engine block and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By John Malpais
Re: Engine Drop at the Rouge

Those hooks look like bigger versions of the ones Ice Men used to deliver their product before electricity took away that industry. I sure would like to have one of those hats they're wearing. Wonder...
Forum: Model-A 12-16-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 31,213
Posted By John Malpais
Re: Custom Banger Header and intakes

You never answered chiliman. Like him I'd be interested in an intake for a 2.5 aka Iron Duke variant I'm installing in a T. Or, does your silence speak more than words???
Forum: Model-T 09-19-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 801
Posted By John Malpais
'T' Parts Car

Listing for friend. Need a body parts,frame, rear end, engine and other parts? Check pictures. Unsure year but think pre '23. I know experts will reply. Call if interested. WILL NOT SEPARATE ---...
Forum: Model-T 06-21-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,405
Posted By John Malpais
Re: Build your own antique gas pump replica

A picture is worth a thousand bucks. If you don't use one, that's potentially how much less your words are in sales. People want to 'see' what you're talking about; especially those who can't create...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-06-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,923
Posted By John Malpais
Re: 56 thunderbird

blucar, I like your 'import frame' version better. An old movie we all know and love has the following line it it. "This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Screw...
Forum: Early V8 02-28-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By John Malpais
Re: wanted to finish project

I owned a '37 Coupe, and would have been proud to have had one of Bob Drake's handles on it. Check them out. You'll be finished before you know it. Just remember this, if you get one from him, and...
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