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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-04-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By SuperDave
Re: 56 T Bird horn blows

Seems to be fixed...for now.... I removed the screws that hold the emblem in the center of the horn ring.The rubber, two piece "donut" was removed and turned it around so the top piece was now the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-27-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By SuperDave
56 T Bird horn blows

When turning a corner the horn blows! I replaced the entire horn wire through the shaft. Determined that the relay is not doing it. How is that damn switch getting ground?:confused:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,778
Posted By SuperDave
Re: How Long Does It Take For your Car to Overheat

A few years ago I bought an IR temperature measurement gauge from Harbour Freight. Just aim the laser at an item and it tells you the temp. Comes in handy to measure temp of water doing into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,251
Posted By SuperDave
Re: When do parts become junk ?

The same question was asked on a Hudson forum..The answer was "If it casts a shadow,keep It". Someone may not know what the part looks like, so a junk part gives them an example to use in their...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-29-2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,762
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Temp sender for 5 Bird

Thanks for all the advice and comments guys. Got a repro from carpenter..Fixed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By SuperDave
Re: engine id

Be aware that the numbers may have been changed over the years to keep title/registration etc. consistent.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-22-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,762
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Temp sender for 5 Bird

This one is not working and i don't know if it's the correct one. It looks like the long one in the above picture.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-22-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,762
Posted By SuperDave
Temp sender for 5 Bird

That should be 56 Bird but I can't edit it.
Why are they so expensive? :confused: or am i looking in the wrong place?:D
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-18-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Steering jacket removal 56 Bird

I tried a puller and reached a point that if I pulled a little harder it would either come off or shatter. Trusting my instinct.. I quit and put it back together, I'll let someone else try if they...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-18-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Early or late 56 T bird?

Yep, The top has early clamps and late weather striping.. Probably parts accumulated fro other cars and sources.. As long as it works. it's not a show car.
Now to figure out how to lift it enough to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-15-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Steering jacket removal 56 Bird

It looks like i have all the screws out. i have turned the ribbed sleeve off towards the dash and I think the turn signal housing is just stuck on the bare steel tube. i may have to make some kind...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-15-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By SuperDave
Steering jacket removal 56 Bird

Standard shift. I have new chrome parts to install. Got the wheel,turn signal switch and mechanism off. Now how to get outer jacket parts off. ??:confused:
I don't want to bust anything.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-14-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Early or late 56 T bird?

I found the Peacock blue! I removed the horn ring to find out why it was blowing the horn on left turns and low and behold.. the wheel had been painted.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-14-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Early or late 56 T bird?

Thanks guys. It's always fun to do the 'forensics" on cars I work on.
So if it is a mid year car it could have had a hard top with port hole and early hardware. It must have had a body off...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-13-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Early or late 56 T bird?

It's a 292 three speed. no power anything. Fiesta Red.
Looking at NPD catalog, the clamps on the rear of the top (with port hole) are dog leg style. continental spare, Who knows what has been...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-13-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By SuperDave
Early or late 56 T bird?

I have a 56 bird in the shop for some cosmetics. I notice that NPD lists parts by "early or late". How do you determine that? By vin # ? which by the way is
M6FH285565. :confused:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,379
Posted By SuperDave
Re: 12V Regulator with 6v Battery?

You say there is 3.3 volts after the condenser. Is that with the points closed? If so, perhaps your points are oxidized and need filed or replaced. car shoild start and run fine with no generator at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Quail Fitment

Thank You! very simple!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By SuperDave
Quail Fitment

When looking at Mac's radiators I notice one that stated the ID is 1.5" and the quail my need a Dremmel tool used. Just what has to be done to the quail ?
Has anyone "been there and done that"??:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Quick question

My Charlotte NC assembled late 31 has it's serial number on the frame, left side under the cowl. The cross ,member number identified it as a Charlotte built car. The NC Title used the serial...
Forum: Model-A 11-12-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By SuperDave
Model A Engine

Complete engine. all covers, pan, return tube etc. Was good running with bad headgasket. Had head resurfaced then found cracked valve seat. modern valves, adj. lifters good bottom end, aluminum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,091
Posted By SuperDave
Re: 29 model a exhaust manifold glowing and carb vapor locking

I always thought vapor lock was caused by vapor in a fuel pump. A fuel pump is designed to pump a liquid, therefor if there is vapor in it, it doesn't pump. Since the Model A is a gravity feed (no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Spark Advance Surprise

make sure the spark advance rod is not touching #3 plug when retarded.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,506
Posted By SuperDave
Re: starts but won't run

try opening the GAV another turn. Sounds like it's too lean.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,870
Posted By SuperDave
Re: Temp gauge installation

How much temp drop should a good radiator measure? I suspect the one i am working on is shot. It drops only about ten degrees when measured with an hand held IR measuring tool.. I am thinking 20...
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