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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: plating

I had some windshield openers nickel plated here. Metro Plating and Polishing. They also do chrome and other kinds of plating.4110 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 301-493-4009
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Independence Day

I drove mine this morning.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Walt Dupont

I am glad he is still at it. I miss his postings, though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Latest bubba report

Keeping busy is good. Don't overdo it. Glad that you are still doing a few things. Take care of yourself!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,741
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Old Henry

Hong Kong isn't mainland China, although the situation there is changing.

Like everyone else, I loved his travelogues and his photos.
Forum: Early V8 06-23-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 38
Posted By mhsprecher
Carpet for 42-47 Truck

I have a tan carpet to fit a 42-47 Ford pickup. It may fit earlier models, but I do not know. $10 plus $10 shipping.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: OT June 6

Yes, a very important day in history. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Check out this period foto 32 Phaeton

Brand new and needs a quart of oil?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Changing engine oil...

I want to have my oil analyzed next oil change to see how that comes out. I use Blackstone Labs and have done it for my modern cars. I am really interested to see how my Model A oil checks out. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,609
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

I can remember when Made in Japan meant junk, too. Not true for many years now.

Why are things made in China, because they are cheap and we want cheap. It's one of the ways Walmart became so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: RIP: Eddie Haskell (Ken Osmond)

Osmond had a 1930 Model A coupe. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By mhsprecher
RIP: Eddie Haskell (Ken Osmond)

The actor who played Eddie Haskell on Leave it to Beaver just died. All of us who saw the show know the character he played. What does that have to do with Ford V8s? Their friend Lumpy had a 40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,199
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: New toy....

I second Juliano's for seatbelts. I installed shoulder belts in my 39 Fordor using their B pillar mounting hardware.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By mhsprecher
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,713
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Is this rumour correct?

I have to say I enjoy getting the hard copy magazines and I get a bunch. I belong to both Model T clubs, both Model A clubs, the V8 Club, AACA and the Lincoln Zephyr Club. I also get John Levoy's...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-15-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Pandemic 1918 St Louis

Compare St. Louis to Philadelphia at the same time. https://qz.com/1816060/a-chart-of-the-1918-spanish-flu-shows-why-social-distancing-works/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,713
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Is this rumour correct?

I belong to both and am happy to do so to promote the hobby and all the work the clubs put into the hobby. I like one mag more than the other and participate in one club more than the other, but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Special Corona Projects

Mostly house stuff - Stripped and refinished an interior door, replaced sash weight cords in a couple of windows, painted the front steps and front and rear storm doors. Replacing some beadboard in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: PayPal and eBay getting a dicorce

You can pay for and print a shipping label at USPS.com. I think you can measure and weigh the package and it will provide the pricing. If it is off, they will bill you the difference. Ask me how I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,282
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Coronavirus vs "A" Drive

The biggest issues are lack of testing and overwhelming the medical system. Add to that the lack of protective gear and we have a first class mess on our hands. There are glimmers of hope that the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-01-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,822
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Make a model T a little more safe

Thanks for your good work during your career Big Job.

I would disagree about seat belts, however. You want to stay in the car if you can. What percentage of crashes are rollovers? 2.1% ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Anecdotes About Stalling on Train Tracks in the Model "A" Era

It seems that stalling on the track wouldn't happen very often, but maybe. More likely no gates and people not paying attention.

Two stories I have. One, my grandparents were waiting at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Bratton's & Covid-19

I ordered from them a week ago and got prompt service. I guess to us, if anything is an essential service, it is parts for our Model As! ;-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,270
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Nice Town car photo

Pasadena California.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: New York Times Full Page Model A Article

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