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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By chap52
Re: Veterans Day !!!

After a pleasant drive to church I spent some time in the Supermarket parking lot waiting or my wife to pick up a few items. Got lot's of great remarks about the car and a few "Thanks for your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By chap52
Re: Outer Door Handle Removal

Great post. It is another one of those little secrets that gets your head spinning. Kinda like the hidden bold inside the water pump housing on an 8BA truck... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By chap52
Re: oil change

Why not? Your under there anyway and seeing what is in there after 20k is reason enough for me to open it up. Ain't ya curious? Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By chap52
Re: lesson learned...check the simple things first

We have all been on those "rabbit trails". It was easier for me to laugh at those adventures when I was in my 20's. You would think that 50 years later I would know better.
Glad you found the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By chap52
Re: 1951 F1 Hood Emblem

Which emblem are you actually looking for? The "V8" or side emblems?
Post a note on the "Swap Meet", Wanted link above describing exactly what you are looking for. Someone probably has one.
LMC...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By chap52
Re: New guy

Hey Ryan,
Cool project. Like suggested you will probably get more info on the HAMB for your custom build. This site is more focused on the traditional stock vehicles.
Don't feel offended, it's your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By chap52
Re: Distributor question

Bubba, thanks for sharing. You make it look easy. I love it when a man enjoys his job, and it's obvious you do. Very informative and easy to follow. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,761
Posted By chap52
Re: GAV Newbie question

Here is a manual in pdf foremat. Chap

http://motormayhem.net/wp-uploads/2009/04/Model-A-Instruction-Manual.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By chap52
Re: auto transport

Pete, it is a crap shoot. I just had my car shipped, open transport from Virginia to Arizona. It was picked up on a Friday placed on a 9 car hauler and was in my garage by Sunday noon, two days ahead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By chap52
Re: Old Ignition Coil Markings?

Got it, BATT=+, DIST=-. Thanks, Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By chap52
Old Ignition Coil Markings?

My coil is not marked "+"/"-" but "Batt" and "Dist". How do those markings align with +/-?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By chap52
Re: Scam or ledigiment

I experienced great service from Michael at "WeBe Autos", no cost until sale, then 5%. They handle all the advertising and filter the inquiries. They also facilitated the money and title exchange. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,877
Posted By chap52
Re: The old guys

I ain't old,. Just had cataract surgery, the Doc never told me that one of the side effects of the surgery was more wrinkles, age spots and gray hair. I never had that much before the surgery...Duh!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By chap52
Re: Weard leaks

Run it and re-torque before you tear into it. Some of those additives need heat to help them seal properly. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By chap52
Re: New laminated timing gear tight

If the dimple is not in the right spot, and they know it it would be worth a phone call. You never know? Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By chap52
Re: Proper Head Installation

In the attached video Rich Fallucca of Antique Engine Rebuilders says that they install the studs in the block adding a dab of RTV sealant on the course thread of the stud. He then screws them all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By chap52
Re: Drive across USA

Good luck with that idea.
You could always buy a car on the East Coast and drive it across country, then sell it on the other end. California prices are usually higher and you will either have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By chap52
Re: Anyone with experiences working with Gocat speed shop?

I didn't have Eric build my engine but I did consult with him about my cam selection and had him rebuild my dual 94 carbs. This has been several years ago (6-7). He was pretty much running a one man...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By chap52
Re: Can '30-'31 Wiper Be Installed on '29 Roadster

Rainx and a hand wiper. From what I have heard on oldies radio:

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By chap52
Re: Changing Heads Original / High Compression

Most of the vendors suggest changing out the head bolts to Grade 8 when installing a high compression head because they are less likely to stretch out of torque specs. Makes sense, more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By chap52
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By chap52
Re: bendex problems

Sometimes the ring gear on the flywheel gets "tweaked", or worn in a certain spot. The engine always stops in the same couple of spots. Therefore the odds of aligning with the "tweaked" spot are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 961
Posted By chap52
Re: 6V to 12V Flat Head V8

Glenn, I believe that I used a Forn 8N 12 volt tractor starter.
I got it from a Shop in Kentucky, long ago. I recently sold truck and the receipts went with it.

Here are some on E-Bay. Chap
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 961
Posted By chap52
Re: 6V to 12V Flat Head V8

Torque creates a lot of added stress on the bendix.
You will notice the difference in the sound of that 6 volt starter activated with a 12 volt charge.
My 6 volt starter lasted years before...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 961
Posted By chap52
Re: 6V to 12V Flat Head V8

Torque. You will notice the difference in the sound of that 6 volt starter activated with a 12 volt charge.
My 6 volt starter lasted years before breaking a bendix spring. I also experienced that...
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