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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: '41 - '48 Trunk supports

Like I said "if you want to upgrade from stock". I also said that I had bought stock ones.
The jist of this whole thread was on how you can alter the stock supports. The hydraulic ones that I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: '41 - '48 Trunk supports

If you want to upgrade from the stock supports you can try this aftermarket hydraulic spring to hold the hood or trunk lid up without locks, etc. and at $25 each it is a hundred bucks cheaper than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,262
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Got One - Now the VIN search

Get a copy of the Model A Owners Manual and carry it with the car. Show the number-checking person this page where it says that the engine number is the serial number of the car. Don't agree to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: '41 - '48 Trunk supports

Now THAT is a good idea!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,304
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

The hardware store will know tongue oil as "tung" oil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: '48 Ford hood springs

It is not hard to remove the whole hinge, then let it collapse. The spring will come off a lot easier then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: PPG paint code for interior window trim of '29 Tudor

Here is a link to the Auto Color Library page for the 1929 Ford, maybe it will help.
http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/aclchip.aspx?image=1929-Ford-pg01.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Still no Tom

Hey, no problem. Tom is a Minnesotan. It is winter. When the snow and below zero temps hit we just tend to disappear until about April. One day he will probably just stick his head up through a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: '41 - '48 Trunk supports

I just ordered a set from Dennis Carpenter, (the number was # 11A-7744200) for $165 delivered cost. These are for my 47 Coupe. The ones for the sedans are a different length, I believe about 2"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Chicle/Copra Drab Color Combo + Black painted wheels

I think the big problem is that the original formula is hard to match in different brands of paint so some come out tinted different. Some like the green, I like the tan/brown like you. I have had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Body paint help

You are welcome! That is an old book I had on the shelf and every now and then it comes in handy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Body paint help

Here is a copy of a section of the "How to Restore Your Model A" from The Restorer
I hope this helps, have fun!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Chicle/Copra Drab Color Combo + Black painted wheels

Here are a couple that I found on the internet.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: clear glass spark plug

Why knock it if you never used it? I used it in the minutes just before a race to final tune for the most power in those particular heat & humidity conditions. without risking the mixture being too...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: clear glass spark plug

Here is a link to the Colortune. There is a video also. When I bought mine a long time ago it was a whole lot cheaper!...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: clear glass spark plug

I have one. It is a Colortune and what it does is allow you to see into the combustion chamber. If the combustion flame is orange then the mixture is too rich. If it is a light blue it is too...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1947 Ford Coupe wiper conversion

That is very close to the way I was thinking to make the conversion! It would be nice if you could post the photos here and I could just copy them, that way everybody in the thread could see them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1947 Ford Coupe wiper conversion

Now there is a thinking man!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1947 Ford Coupe wiper conversion

Thanks for the photos, Ritzy1. The first one shows me that I can get access if I remove the radio and speaker bezel. That really helps, thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1947 Ford Coupe wiper conversion

Thanks, that is what I needed to know. The car is out for upholstery right now and it would be good to do this before they replace the seat but I don't think that will work out. I had planned to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1947 Ford Coupe wiper conversion

What has to be removed to access the motor? Radio? Glove box? Instruments?
Or can it just be reached from under the dash?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
1947 Ford Coupe wiper conversion

I want to convert my wipers from vacuum to electric 12V using the original mechanism. Has anybody done this? I have not looked under the dash yet to see what is involved because the car is out for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: At least this kid is honest

No guts, no glory. It would take some time, but if it is the only one around that you can afford and have the talent to weld, replace glass, do upholstery, rebuild an engine, you can bring it back. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Overdrive in 47 Coupe

That is a good idea, Super. I had to drive this one home along I-80 from a little town in South Dakota. I kept it at about 50mph not knowing how it would go, and I got passed by a lot of cars. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Talking Re: Overdrive in 47 Coupe

Yup. Last winter I had the engine rebuilt and also converted to tube shocks. Just spent the money, but it was hard to let somebody else do it. This winter it is off to the upholstery shop for new...
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