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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1934 Ford Trouble Starting

I recently sent my distributor to Charlie Schwendler for repair. When I got it back, I installed it on my '34 roadster and it fired right up. The car idles and accelerates nicely.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-21-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Rear Axle Seal Removal

I believe it's a rubber/silicon type seal because I can see a thin black ring around the axle. I fear that this will be really hard to get out but I'll give it a try.

Thanks again, Robert.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-21-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Rear Axle Seal Removal

I have a sleeve puller and the sleeve is out and I have a new one. When I look in the hole I can see the seal. I have a new silicon type seal but don't see how I can get the old one out.

Thanks,...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-21-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Robert/Texas
Rear Axle Seal Removal

I thought that maybe the inner seal was missing but no such luck. I have the outer bearing out and can see that a seal is there, but it needs replacing. Is there a way to get it out without further...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Doesn't Want to Restart After Running a While

I have Model A's and T's and they often sit up for long periods. When I was using E-10 gas in them, they often accumulated enough water in the carburetor bowls that they wouldn't start without...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Distibuter repair

I got my distributor back from Charlie a few weeks ago. When I installed it on my '34 roadster it fired right up. It ran it from idle speed in high gear to 65 MPH and it never missed a beat. I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,022
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1929 double a won't start, help

Watch out for the so called short proof condensers. I went through four of them until the fifth one worked.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1933/1934 fords

Yes, the car has 2 brake rods for each back wheel. There is an interesting this thread on this subject headed “1934 brake system” dated 09/20/210.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1933/1934 fords

No but it has a copper tag that is punched "motor number" with the 6 digit seral number punched right under it. This looks homemade and I think that it may have been added on when the car was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1933/1934 fords

This is interesting to me. The pictured body tag 710-LB-4758 is the one on my ’34 roadster. It’s build date is January, 1934 per the serial number on the frame and clutch cover. I believe that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,166
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Group 1 batteries - 6 volt for the Model A

I’m 87 years old and I have 2 Model T’s, 2 Model A’s and 2 early V8’s. None are show cars and they don’t get driven much these days. All six have Optima batteries and they never need any attention...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 3-Bolt Distributor Installation

Alas, success.

Friday, I picked up my daughter and great grandson who live in the Houston area about 100 miles away and brought them here to my place. We started assembling everything on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1936 Ford Phaeton Brakes

1936 was the last year for mechanical brakes with brake rods. The 1937 and 1938 Fords used cables instead of rods. The brakes on my 1937 Fordor work great. They are quite “touchy” though so it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,516
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Removing Corn Head grease from steering

I've been using Penrite grease in the steering boxes and Teflon seats in the tie rod and drag link ends of both my Model A's and my '34 roadster for decades. All steer easily enough for me and I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 3-Bolt Distributor Installation

Lawson, I still try to do everything I can though.

I was trying to assemble the distributor on my workbench and ran into an unexpected problem. On the passenger side of the distributor the inside...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 3-Bolt Distributor Installation

Thanks Ted and Tubman.

I believe that I have the condenser wired up correctly as the instructions that came with the new coil adapter I bought shows how. I like the idea of a coil mounted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Robert/Texas
3-Bolt Distributor Installation

I bought my ‘34 roadster in 1994 as a 60th birthday present for myself. The car was in non-running condition. The previous owner told me that he had “burned up” the original engine and installed a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Gilmore visit: any tips?

My wife and I spent two days there and I could have stayed longer. We were the only ones in their RV park which is right next to everything. I consider this to be the best car museum that I have ever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Cars from my past, how about you

My first car was a 1937 Ford Fordor touring Sedan. I bought it in 1950, two weeks before my 16th birthday. In 1952 I bought a 1948 Mercury convertible. Then in 1953 I bought my first new car, a red...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,640
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

My saga continues. Since the last time I posted, I have taken the car on four drives.

On the first drive I noticed a little flutter while idling and accelerating. I discovered that two of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Do early 1928 wheels interchange with other years?

I think that the answer to the first question may be yes and no to the second. I own two 1928 Model A’s, both purchased in 1989. I bought the first one at the Pate Swap Meet in Texas (March ‘28 open...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: spark plug wires

Thanks again Kube. He's sending me both types of nuts today. I also ordered new wires from him.
Robert
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: spark plug wires

Thanks Kube, Ill call him next week. He's not open today.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,003
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

My father bought a brand-new Model A Tudor in 1930. I was born in 1934 and came home from the hospital in that car. Here is a picture of me standing next to it in 1938. He built the 8-foot wooden...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: spark plug wires

Kube.

In 1996 I replaced the original style sparkplug wires with the “modern” type with molded ends. This year two of these wires failed, the metal press-on connections burned out. As a temporary...
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