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Forum: Early V8 12-20-2020, 02:00 AM
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Re: Southwind heater

I've gotten quite a response from my ad, but one thing I haven't found yet is someone that sells parts for Southwinds. Does anyone know what happened to "the guy in Canada"? (I think his name is...
Forum: Early V8 12-15-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By adavis
Southwind heater

I''d like to find a decent, working Southwind heater for my 40 Ford Tudor. I know they made a model that has stainless trim down the center that resembles the hood ornament on a 40 Ford.....I'm not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,854
Posted By adavis
Re: Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

Anybody know anything about Snyder's piston set? The website says they're made by an OEM manufacturer but not sure if that means anything good.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,854
Posted By adavis
Where to get the best quality pistons/rings for my A?

I'm installing new pistons in my model B engine and am wondering if there is a brand that is higher quality that I should purchase? I've heard that some manufacturers have gone to lower quality...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By adavis
Re: 1932 headlight socket same as 1933-34 socket?

For anyone that comes across this thread looking for 1933-34 headlight sockets I can say that they ARE the same as 1932 sockets. I ordered a pair and it is true that new sockets aren't very good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,659
Posted By adavis
Re: 1940 brake issue....

So I have an update. I swapped the front drums with a pair of freshly turned drums that measure 12.050". I pulled the master cylinder and bench bled it. After I reinstalled the MC I bled the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,659
Posted By adavis
Re: 1940 brake issue....

I pulled the front drums off last night. The shoes are basically new as well as the wheel cylinders but the drums have some grooves. The shoes dont appear to have been "arched" to match the drums...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,659
Posted By adavis
Re: 1940 brake issue....

Sorry for the late response. I've driven the car a couple days and although the brakes are better, they still aren't great until I pump them 1 time.
I put the car on the lift last night and went...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,659
Posted By adavis
Re: 1940 brake issue....

I just got done adjusting the brakes and although the rears seemed pretty close, the fronts were quite a bit off. I had to turn each adjuster almost 1/3 rotation before the drug slightly. I will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,659
Posted By adavis
Re: 1940 brake issue....

That is an excellent point. I'll check them tonight. Is there a recommendation for brake adjustment or do you just set them so they just don't drag? Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,659
Posted By adavis
1940 brake issue....

My 1940 Tudor is a blast to drive, but the brakes are driving me crazy. The brakes are great....as long as you pump the pedal 1 time. The first press of the pedal is soft, but the second and every...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By adavis
1932 headlight socket same as 1933-34 socket?

I'm restoring my 1934 commercial headlights and have a problem. The spring clip on one of the main bulb sockets popped off and I can not get it reattached. The fiber board in the socket is old...
Forum: Early V8 05-16-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
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Forum: Early V8 04-15-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By adavis
1940 front door armrests.

I'm getting new upholstery in a couple weeks and would like to put an armrest on my passenger door. Anyone have a front passenger armrest they aren't using? I need to match my driver's door so if...
Forum: Early V8 03-12-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
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Forum: Early V8 03-12-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
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Forum: Early V8 03-12-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By adavis
Forum: Early V8 03-05-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By adavis
8BA flathead (standard bore/standard bearings)

I've got a flathead Ford engine that is taking up space and I'd like to sell. It is an 8BA block (I think....doesn't have the "usual" markings) and is in VERY good shape. The pistons are STD and I...
Forum: Model-A 02-21-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By adavis
Forum: Model-A 02-14-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By adavis
30-31 roadster

I'd like to find a 1930 or 31 roadster to work on. I'm hoping to find a mostly complete car that doesn't run. My budget isn't huge so I know I can't afford a restored car, but I hoping I can find a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,665
Posted By adavis
Re: 8 volt battery question

Wow....this thread really got a response. I'm glad to be a member of the barn for this very reason. Thank you for all the input.

As it turns out, I took my 6v battery to 3 different shops...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,665
Posted By adavis
Re: 8 volt battery question

Ok that makes sense.

So let's ASSUME that everything is fine but my old 6v battery is wore out. Can someone tell me why I shouldn't install an 8v battery? Or why anyone wouldn't install an 8v...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,665
Posted By adavis
Re: 8 volt battery question

I understand the benefits of converting to 12v, but I'm dead set on running an old 6v Echlin beehive coil so I'm stuck. I haven't had an issue with the 6v system other than it cranks slow when it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,665
Posted By adavis
Re: 8 volt battery question

I completely understand. I've heard of the 8v battery trick before so this winter I started researching it. From what I've found online as well as talking to the local guys it seems like there is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,665
Posted By adavis
8 volt battery question

My 31 has difficulty starting when it gets cold so I started looking around to see if there is anything I can do. I still run the 6v system, but I have upgraded to a Pertronix in a vintage Mallory...
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