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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Help Identifying A 50 woodie rear end

I think the woody rear end has a cover on the back and gears are inserted into the rear end housing. If you have a third member then you probably have the wrong one. At any rate hope to get this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Maine Machine Shop to Replace wheel Bearing Races?

Actually double the wall thickness. If the thickness is 0.125 you'll end up with a 0.250 smaller diameter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Spring Rhinebeck show CANCELLED

Well I see the Eastern Meet is also canceled. Maybe Ryan should start a sticky thread for canceled events
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Spring Rhinebeck show CANCELLED

Getting our Fitchburg show canceled for other reasons may have been a blessing. If this thing goes through June, we're going to have bigger problems. BYW it's June 7th.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,044
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Well...this ain't good

Blew a plug out of my Harley in North Platte Nebraska. Went to Harley dealer and got song and dance about disassembling machine shop etc. I asked who the machine shop was? Got the plug tightened...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,174
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Low oil pressure solved

A friend once said, the difference between an experienced and novice technician is the experienced one has alredy burned someone else's equipment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Radial tires on old rims

Here is my take on the whole issue. The rims were made to take the load of the car at full traction of the tire. They should be plenty strong enough whether forces are later horizontal or vertical....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: chickasha canceled

I'm going about my business best I can. They just shut down all construction in Boston. The arguments over this is worse than an oil debate. I may sound crass but I believe this thing needs to run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Portland (Oregon) Roadster Show and Portland Swap Meet Reportedly CANCELLED

Mark's expo in Springfield Ma also canceled. I heard a restaurant in NY canceled a birthday party where about 100 were expected. I wonder if any weddings got canceled?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Braake fluid

If it does not tell you on the can it is in, throw it away.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,068
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Adventures in gas tank restoration. '36

I've cleaned out tanks as best I could but there were still fumes in there. A match or glowing wire from the MIG cleared them and removed a few dents. I live a little more dangerously than some.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,697
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Now it's junk from Carpenter!

Like talking politics on facebook. Sometimes the digression brings us to a better level but in most instances it involves misinterpretation or not carefully reading what was said.

A welcomed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Oil return line plugged?

The pressure pushes the oil through the filter. There is a pressure drop between the inlet and drain due to this. This means the drain hole sees less pressure than the inlet.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,135
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: I guess its time ???

sorry to see you have to make this decision. Too bad you could not have mentored someone to take over. If I were closer I'd probably be hanging out at your shop enough to do it. We were lucky Bill...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Oil return line plugged?

Remove cover and see how full canister is. If it is not overflowing it is draining. Check the cover gasket for contact. If all is ok reinstall and tighten sufficiently. Even though there may be 2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Frank Miller
Exclamation Early Ford V8 Swap meet Fitchburg MA change date

We have a major glitch. Due to airport construction it appears the date will be moved to June 7. This is completely out of our hands and the alternative was 1/3 the space. It is not fair nor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By Frank Miller
Exclamation Fitchburg MA Swap Meet.

We have a major glitch. Due to airport construction it appears the date will be moved to June 7. This is completely out of our hands and the alternative was 1/3 the space. It is not fair nor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Valve assembly keepers

I once had some intake valves stuck pretty bad due to varnish. A little car cleaner loosened them up in the guide.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,756
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Whats the secret to removing the oil filter?

Put a screwdriver through the wire and pry up. It limits the range and gives you better control. It will keep the oil from flying all over the place.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Chrome shop using dull nickel .

I was always led to believe that Butler finish was due to the nickel being buffed with an abrasive compound before chroming. That is what I have read in Model A books. Stuff may have changed for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,645
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Bring back auto mechanics class

You guys need to get with the times. When I was in school the underachievers went to trade school. Now you have to have good grades to get into trade school. Apparently parents found out that kids...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,645
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Bring back auto mechanics class

I think EPA regs and what not has hurt the hobby to some degree. Computers, however have really helped it. Don't think so? You're reading this. Electronic devices can give us feedback as to how...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,994
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Wrecked 34 phaeton

Was the bear driving the car? He did signal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: PayPal technical problem

I get those without a paypal account. As a precaution, I never click on links in my email. I go directly to my bank or credit card account. Sometimes I just call my credit card company directly. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Frank Miller
Re: Is this junk

Too pitted for my liking. Especially in the seal area. Going to ask for another. Thanks for the help.
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