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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 579
Posted By chap52
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

Champion W18 set at .035 with a Snyder's 6:1 head. Just pulled them after the first 2000 miles, looked great... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By chap52
Re: car for sale sites

I have had great experiences with WeBeAutos.com .
I have used their service and they handled all the advertising and pre-qualified buyers, handled transaction and money transfer and even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By chap52
Re: Veterans Day

US Navy, 1963-65. Naval Air Facility, El Centro CA, Crash Rescue Firefighter and 1965-67 USS Constellation CVA 64, (Viet Nam) Flight Deck Rescueman. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By chap52
Re: 8BA Valve locks with head on?

We always seem to discover the "woulda, coulda, shoulda's" after the fact... But next time, (if we remember)… Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By chap52
Re: 8BA Startup

Ain't it SWEET! Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By chap52
Re: Must replace timing gear

Protect the radiator with a piece of thin plywood or cardboard when working on the front of the engine. I have one already cut to size and waiting in the corner of the shop for use anytime I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,005
Posted By chap52
Re: VIN number 1930-A

Most of the folks at DMV or even the police are not familiar with these old cars and are programed to require a "VIN". I bet their database cannot even pull up these old numbers. Sometimes in our...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By chap52
Re: Dual carb advantage?

Benefits...Looks Cool... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By chap52
Re: 6 volt turn signals ????

Check the Model A vendors... Berts, Mikes Affordable, Brattons. They all have 6 volt kits. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By chap52
Re: Exhaust manifold Gasket

You can massage the gasket surface of manifolds and even heads by gluing a sheet of fine sandpaper onto a piece of glass on a flat surface. I use an old glass washing machine lid.
There is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By chap52
Re: Pan Problem

REMEMBER... any opening in engine or tranny is a "black hole drop zone" for nuts, bolts, washers, toothpicks, etc.. I always try to cover these openings while I am working on the car.
Besides in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By chap52
Re: Pan Gasket

Here is some good pan gasket info... Just shared it on another post... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By chap52
Re: Pan Gasket Install

Here is a good article on "Leakless pan gaskets"... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By chap52
Re: M m oil

I add 4 oz. of MMO to my tank of gas (10 gal tank).
Wal Mart MMO about $6 for 32 oz bottle at Wal Mart. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By chap52
Re: No compression all cylinders

Don't spend a lot of time "guessing". You're going to tear it apart anyway, right?
If you don't plan om tearing it down then you can spend a lot of time and money chasing the "gremlins"... Either...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By chap52
Re: I just ordered one.

I'll take two, and won't haggle over the original price. I am talking about a "cash" sale here. I will have to cash in my 401K to get the cash...but! Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,436
Posted By chap52
Re: positive ground

Check out www.oldairproducts.com (http://www.oldairproducts.com) I got sweet unit for my 52 F1 many years ago. They have answers to your questions. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By chap52
Re: Model A backfire, can't move

Had a similar adventure and found that my gas cap vent wasn't working. This will cause the car to backfire, sputter and stop because fuel cannot flow due to a vacuum condition in the fuel tank.
When...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By chap52
Re: Engine Noise

Easy things first, as EJ suggested I would check the exhaust/intake bolts for proper torque. I believe they are 30ft pounds... A leak in the gasket seal here can really expose some "clatter"... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By chap52
Re: Hub puller question

Pretty cool looking tool... Chap
Forum: Model-A 10-13-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By chap52
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By chap52
Re: New to Ford Model A

Fun project. "Tinker and drive", read all you can and remember it is your truck to do as "you" please with it. vintage ford froum and You Tube are other places for lots of information and good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By chap52
Re: model a amp meter

I think I have one somewhere in the garage... I'd be willing to dig it out and let it go for just $5000, with free shipping. Cash sale only... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By chap52
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

(Of course I will be out soon to go back to the bathroom.)


That's why the water drinking works. I have the same problem, but my forgetting what I crawled under the car for in the first place,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By chap52
Re: Working in the garage

I sweep my shop with a leaf blower, then the driveway, walkway, patio..... I have epoxied the garage floor and once every few weeks actually mop the floor. Neighbors laugh, I smile... Chap
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