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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By 39portlander
Thanks Charlie NY....

Sorry about the first picture, the sun sets a little earlier this time of year. As if this guy needs an introduction, got this today for the 39. Hope to get some more miles on my Peeekup before the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-20-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By 39portlander
Re: 1916 T Publication

I found one of those a few years after I bought my T and love it, a great reference.

The detailed drawings in those books are amazing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Happiness Is.....

Coming home a few weeks ago from a crappy day and finding these in the mail, and no bills:D:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Carb Spacer

Hey Jess I noticed you had a youtube link below your reply, I thought it was on intakes. Bill Evans Trio, now that is some good garage time Jazz:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Carb Spacer

Clem here are some pics of my 39 peekup, that is the vented Shuman spacer below the 97.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,417
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

A's in new england have been mostly stable, low to mid teens for daily drivers and high twenties, low thirties for the points car.

I think spending the money for an older restored/driver car in...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-04-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Bench testing coils....

Yes good eye there Red, I just put those on the box for the pic. Again the MTFCA links and more reading in the electrical systems guide has helped with understanding this system.

I think hooking a...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-03-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Bench testing coils....

This is what I got set up on the bench @ the moment, thanks for the input on wiring this to check operation.

Still saving up for a Bergs radiator so thought this could keep me busy while waiting...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-03-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Bench testing coils....

Thanks for the MTFCA links. Let me rephrase the question, with four proper amp draw coils in the box is there a way to power the coils and the spark tested?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By 39portlander
Re: The Defiant One.....at the transmission shop

Mac, you see those on craigslist "pulled from a known running drivetrain 20 years ago, kept in dry storage":D
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-02-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By 39portlander
Bench testing coils....

I have the funprojects CT-2 coil beeper and have about a dozen good coils according to the tester.

Is there an easy way to put four coils in the box and apply voltage to check buzzing and spark...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Flat Black Friday...

Hey fellas thanks for posting the stories and the related videos, I love this stuff.

The fall fairs are in full swing and sure these are all over the place, hope to get up to Fryeburg fair for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Flat Black Friday...

Great site, thanks Jess. Planning a future trip to the Coolspring power museum, like the Gilmore for antique engines.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Flat Black Friday...

Yes an open crank throttler, it's a little un-nerving standing behind one. Been reading Gas Engine magazine for years, no more room for a vehicle so I'm making room for a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By 39portlander
Flat Black Friday...

A little end of the month get out locally @ Tri-Tank fab shop, the highlight for me was someone showed up with a small 1-1/2 Fairbanks-Morse in the bed of his P/U.

The thing just purred along...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-16-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Firewall oiler

Thanks for the input and posting a picture, very nice Wilmo manifold.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Joe’s Antique Auto

When resurrecting my 39PU it was great doing business with him, always good to catch up and talk in the spring @ the Fitchburg show.

I wish he also sold model A and T parts, that would be icing...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-16-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By 39portlander
Firewall oiler

Acquired this oiler last week and would like to know the best place to mount it, have seen it on the passenger side firewall on T's and most A's. Any input would be great.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By 39portlander
Re: 39 or 40 truck motor

Good post Ron, I will add this to your many threads I have for my appendix section of Nostalgia.

By the way I'm waiting for bow season to start up so I can woop up a batch of "Flathead Chilli":D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Tie Rod End Removal

The local parts stores here do rent some of these pullers NAPA-carquest-autozone-O'reilly ect, also someone in your area V8 club probably has two of the needed tools on a shelf, collecting dust.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,575
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Saving The 1939 Mercury Coupe From The Rust Lagoon

I have been to enough car shows over the years and guys with these before and after photo books showing what is now parked @ your local cruise nite or show is very impressive.

That car is about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Water based cleaner??

Most of the places I do service work @ that have a parts washer with the "organic water base cleaners" just don't get used. Can's of brake-Kleen do the job.

In my parts cleaner I have the low odor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Polishing a fire extinguisher

don't touch it, anything you put on it will wipe away the letters on the label. For work when needing a replacement motor or part I use grease off to clean labels enough to read a serial/model number...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Walter Dupont

If you are up next year and visiting, if ready will bring up my 26 Fordor an original car from PA you would appreciate it.

When I bought it a few years ago and told Walt he laughed and said "what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Walter Dupont

I remember that motor on the engine stand when up to see Walt, my 39 pick up puuurs like a kitten thanks to the Flathead king. Not sure he is currently taking on any motor work.

I was up to the...
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