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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,572
Posted By deetz
Re: 6 volt generator output

I can jump-start it, and the engine starts and runs fine. Have never driven more than about 45 minutes. After initial start, I can get another start or two. After that, starter begins to turn over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,572
Posted By deetz
6 volt generator output

Working on a '39 Mercury which doesn't hold a battery charge too well, and wondering what the generator output should be. Guessing around 7 volts? Thanks.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-13-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By deetz
No internal oil line

Disclaimer: I am a Model A'er, but new to T's, so please excuse my ignorance. I have a '26 engine that probably has not run since the 1970's. Am currently gathering up miscellaneous external engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,646
Posted By deetz
Re: Car shows

Amen to the revulsion of loud "50's" music. Not a fan of the "muscle car" culture either. Good car show? The curmudgeon in me just wants to see pre-WWII stockers parked on grass, with no music and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By deetz
Re: Station Wagon B&W picture on MAFCA website (tire question)

They look a lot like the 21" B.F. Goodrich that I run.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-12-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By deetz
24 touring seat wood

Am about to manufacture new tack strips for the rear seat. Have some partial and well worn original wood for templates. Is the the top, cross-piece flat and straight, or does it have a slight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,367
Posted By deetz
Re: Warford Overdrive Questions

Am running a Warford on 1930 dump with four-speed trans and high speed rear end. Not certain of MPH increase in overdrive (never checked) but use "over" for most driving except with a load then I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,366
Posted By deetz
Re: Life is too short, use and enjoy your cars

The "Tomorrow Trap" That's a good one, Pooch. Sadly, It describes most of civilization. Similar to what you might call the "Goal Trap". The fixation on setting and achieving goals (very Western)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,378
Posted By deetz
Re: Forget Finding an Honest Man Diogenes, Find Me a Good Battery

Had a NAPA 6V battery last about seven years. Didn't think that was too bad, so replaced with same.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By deetz
Re: Model "a" club in ireland?

Pretty sure there is a Model T Club in Ireland, though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 72,490
Posted By deetz
Re: Model A CRASH??

Regarding the '28 Phaeton (#3 above), I witnessed this accident about 5 or 6 years ago. The accident took place on a two-lane, paved, county road. We were following the phaeton at about 35 or 40...
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