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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By chap52
Re: Gas Tank Cap

Duct Tape... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By chap52
Re: Engine in my 1929 tudor sounds like it knocks

Have you experimented with different spark lever settings? I know mine doesn't do that.
"Normal" is an obscure item with these individuals... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By chap52
Re: Snyder’s Inserted Rod Size?

Surprised that Snyder's didn't have an immediate answer for you? Seems like a valid inquiry and you might want to shop around... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By chap52
Re: Snyder’s Inserted Rod Size?

Call Snyders and ask them how it all works. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By chap52
Re: Fraud Alert

Had a guy in Seattle drop his asking price $5000 on a 29 Four door. Then he said that his ex would be getting most of the money anyway, he was going out of town on business and his friend would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,494
Posted By chap52
Re: Couldn't Resist It

Yeah, I would love (if I had room in the garage) to have a 4 banger to tinker on just to get running. But the reality is that it would nickel and dime me into the dog house.
Rationalization: "I may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,494
Posted By chap52
Re: Couldn't Resist It

Yeah, I would love (if I had room in the garage) to have a 4 banger to tinker on just to get running. But the reality is that it would nickel and dime me into the dog house.
Rationalization: "I may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By chap52
Re: Extremely Frustrating Change in Fuel Consumption

Don't know where you are located? If you are in the "frozen North" it is a good time to send the carb off to CharlieNY for a rebuild. Charlie Schwednler (716) 662-9159.
Great fair and honest guy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By chap52
Re: Heater inlet tube on firewall

Mine had an old tin can lid being used as a "pivoting cover." It is stamped, "INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA INSP., ESTAB.44... I bought the correct door and hung the can lid in my garage... Kinda cool... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By chap52
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

Champion W18 set at .035 with a Snyder's 6:1 head. Just pulled them after the first 2000 miles, looked great... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By chap52
Re: car for sale sites

I have had great experiences with WeBeAutos.com .
I have used their service and they handled all the advertising and pre-qualified buyers, handled transaction and money transfer and even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,725
Posted By chap52
Re: Veterans Day

US Navy, 1963-65. Naval Air Facility, El Centro CA, Crash Rescue Firefighter and 1965-67 USS Constellation CVA 64, (Viet Nam) Flight Deck Rescueman. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By chap52
Re: 8BA Valve locks with head on?

We always seem to discover the "woulda, coulda, shoulda's" after the fact... But next time, (if we remember)… Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By chap52
Re: 8BA Startup

Ain't it SWEET! Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,125
Posted By chap52
Re: Must replace timing gear

Protect the radiator with a piece of thin plywood or cardboard when working on the front of the engine. I have one already cut to size and waiting in the corner of the shop for use anytime I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,028
Posted By chap52
Re: VIN number 1930-A

Most of the folks at DMV or even the police are not familiar with these old cars and are programed to require a "VIN". I bet their database cannot even pull up these old numbers. Sometimes in our...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,717
Posted By chap52
Re: Dual carb advantage?

Benefits...Looks Cool... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By chap52
Re: 6 volt turn signals ????

Check the Model A vendors... Berts, Mikes Affordable, Brattons. They all have 6 volt kits. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By chap52
Re: Exhaust manifold Gasket

You can massage the gasket surface of manifolds and even heads by gluing a sheet of fine sandpaper onto a piece of glass on a flat surface. I use an old glass washing machine lid.
There is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By chap52
Re: Pan Problem

REMEMBER... any opening in engine or tranny is a "black hole drop zone" for nuts, bolts, washers, toothpicks, etc.. I always try to cover these openings while I am working on the car.
Besides in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By chap52
Re: Pan Gasket

Here is some good pan gasket info... Just shared it on another post... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By chap52
Re: Pan Gasket Install

Here is a good article on "Leakless pan gaskets"... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By chap52
Re: M m oil

I add 4 oz. of MMO to my tank of gas (10 gal tank).
Wal Mart MMO about $6 for 32 oz bottle at Wal Mart. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By chap52
Re: No compression all cylinders

Don't spend a lot of time "guessing". You're going to tear it apart anyway, right?
If you don't plan om tearing it down then you can spend a lot of time and money chasing the "gremlins"... Either...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By chap52
Re: I just ordered one.

I'll take two, and won't haggle over the original price. I am talking about a "cash" sale here. I will have to cash in my 401K to get the cash...but! Chap
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