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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Dual Exhaust on 34 coupe

My '34 roadster had duals and the battery located on the passenger side of the rumble floor when I bought it. I have since replaced the battery with an Optima laying on it's side.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,089
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

My pick is the '34 roadster. I had one back in the 50's and have one today. Besides, 1934 was the year I was born and today is my 85th birthday. The car has aged a lot better than I have.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Radiator shops in Houston Texas

I had the radiator in my '37 Ford cleaned and repaired recently by Freitag Radiator in Hempstead. He did a good job on it, the price was reasonable and it only took 3 days. This is a one-man shop and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Head Gasket Installation – 1937 Ford V85

Thanks Jim.

I have owned my two T’s and two A’s since the 1980’s and have always used copper spray when replacing the head gaskets. The T heads are easier to get off as they are mounted with bolts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Head Gasket Installation – 1937 Ford V85

Thanks to all.
I decided to take tubman’s advice which turned out to be the same as my machinist. He has decades of experience and suggested that I clean the block and head surfaces with Brake-Kleen...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Robert/Texas
Head Gasket Installation – 1937 Ford V85

I just got my cast iron heads back from the machine shop where they were resurfaced and I’m expecting to receive a pair of BEST brand gaskets today. My question is whether to use any copper or other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Head Gaskets

Thanks Phil.
I just got the heads back from the machine shop. He also recommended BEST brand gaskets so I have ordered a pair. The car has cast iron heads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Robert/Texas
Head Gaskets

I’m replacing the head gaskets on my 1937 Ford as one side was leaking and the other had a stripped spark plug hole. Both heads are in a machine shop now, having the surfaces ground and the repair...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Overheating Problem

Thanks again to all of you.
I now plan to check the compression as soon as I can get back to the car. That would be the easiest thing for me to do first. I checked it a few years ago and recorded...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Robert/Texas
Overheating Problem

After my ’37 Ford developed an overheating problem, I removed the radiator and had it serviced in an old radiator repair shop. He found some debris in it and told me to flush out the engine, which I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,560
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 16” Big and Little Tire Sizes For 35/36 Fords

My ’34 roadster had a front spring with reversed eyes when I bought it. I saw that these eyes had been hitting the axle as there were marks/dents on the axle ends. I replaced the spring with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1937 Ford Thermostat Placement

Thanks JSeery.
Robert Shewman advertises barrel shape, 180-degree thermostats in the V8 Times. I'm thinking now about ordering a pair. The picture shows how the barrel is pointed. I assume that this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Robert/Texas
1937 Ford Thermostat Placement

I had my radiator cleaned and repaired by a man who has been doing this since 1951. He suggested that I use 160-degree thermostats in this climate. The car didn’t have thermostats, so I need to know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,940
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Across USA road trip

Read the book "Another Fine Mess" by Tim Moore. He is an Englishman who drove a Model T across the USA quite recently. The book is printed in the UK and is a real good read.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1928 Roaster Pickup

I have a March, 1928 Open Cab Pickup with most of the early features. The drum taillight assembly looks like the parts in Joe K's posting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,080
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Introducion

Werner, is that a German Shorthair? I have one of those. She is 13 years old and the same color as yours. I also have a '28 roadster but it is not nearly as nice looking as yours. I was stationed in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Floor Mats

Thanks to all of you. These are the answers that I had hoped for.

I still have the mat in my '34 roadster which I believe came in the car when it was new. This mat looks bad, discolored, torn and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Robert/Texas
Floor Mats

The interior of my '37 Fordor appears to be original except that the previous owner installed a black carpet on the front floorboards. I don't care for this and have been thinking about replacing it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,749
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I'm 84. My folks brought me home from the hospital in their black '30 Tudor Model A.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,874
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Pearl Harbor

I remember Pearl Harbor some but 12/8/41 even better. I was in the second grade and while waiting outside of the school for it to open, the older kids told us that the "Japs" were coming and that...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-03-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,450
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: UHaul open car hauler for a Model T?

Be sure to put something heavy on the floor boards unless they are screwed on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,144
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Omg not sears

Back around 1954, when I threw a rod through the block in my '28 roadster (not the one I have now), I went to Sears on South Main in Houston for a new short block. They cost $35 then but they were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Steering slop

One thing I found out when trying to get the slop out of my '28 roadster front end was that the radius rod/wishbone socket was a poor quality replacement. When I replace it with one from Snyder's it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: New car

84 years old with an early '28 OCPU, the most uncomfortable vehicle I have ever owned. It's also hard to get in and out of but I still like it. My dog likes it too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: OT-Seattle vacation to do's

We really enjoyed the San Juan ferry. You need a full day for this though.
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