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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By chap52
Re: Mallory Distributor Springs

Apparently experiencing the power surge when you drove my Model A inspired you to get your truck dialed in...LOL...Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By chap52
Re: Exaust Manifold

Don't forget the washers. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By chap52
Re: Gas shutoff valve

Gotta drain it or turn the car upside down. Then the cap will leak.
Close the valve, disconnect the fuel line at the carb, open the valve and drain it into a gas can. Easy job. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By chap52
Re: Model A parts? Your help needed...

First one looks like some type of aftermarket water flow rate restriction plate for the upper radiator hose. Just my guess??? Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By chap52
Re: Paint for classic race car

Sand, sand, sand... Or maybe you can find someone doing "dustless blasting" in your area. CAUTION, old house paint could contain lead and you may have to file an environmental impact report, or just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By chap52
Re: Snyder’s 6:1 head

Seem there have been reports of the heads not being flat. Here is a "old school" way of checking and even getting them flat. Chap

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By chap52
Re: Vibration After New Motor

Interesting, please keep us posted on what you find. Thanks, Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By chap52
Re: Zerk Grease Fittings for Dummies

I got a pneumatic grease gun at HF. It has a rubber hose between the gun and the tip so it gets into those tough spots. Hook it up to the air hose and let the compressor do the work. Much easier on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By chap52
Re: Stuck Piston Rings

Wal Mart has Rislone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By chap52
Re: Ammeter reading charge

I have a 30 amp alternator and a 30-30 ammeter also. After start-up, give the engine a "rev" to excite alt into operation. Should briefly show a charge then settle near zero.
If its a new alternator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By chap52
Re: Walter won't start !

Last week we drove "Annabelle", our 30 Tudor to church. We got ready to head home and folks were all looking as we hopped in and started her up. SWEET! Then the engine died???
Note to self: Guess...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By chap52
Re: 1929 Tudor Door hinge pin replacement

Just went through this. Did the PB Blaster/Kroll soak first. Ended up drilling it out as suggested. Taped cardboard on surrounding painted areas and let my 36 year old son who was visiting that day...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By chap52
Re: NY - Dutchess County - Hudson Valley MECHANIC NEEDED

As Bob C suggested give the particulars. there are a lot of folks here that can walk you through the process. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By chap52
Re: Update on starting problem

Good news. Thanks for the update. I know that I have pulled the fuse to work on something electrical on my car and then tried to start more than once and then remembered to re set the fuse.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,181
Posted By chap52
Re: New to Model A and Starter Question

Here is a pdf of a Model A instruction manual. Lots of good info, Chap

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 670
Posted By chap52
Re: muffler or mufflers

I ran dual Heddon mufflers, sounded good (not loud). Long ago, but I believe I got them from LMC Truck. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,612
Posted By chap52
Re: New guy seeking advice

Here is a pdf of a Model A Instruction Manual, Chap

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 670
Posted By chap52
Re: muffler or mufflers

Add your location to your info. Every state is different. Some states, like Arizona do not require inspection of older vehicles.
I would take it in as is and see what they say. May save you some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,612
Posted By chap52
Re: New guy seeking advice

I am 6'4" and 225 pounds. I have a 1930 Tudor and even with the extended seat brackets found that I had to relocate them for a more comfortable driving position. Works great for my wife and I and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By chap52
Re: Float a motor results

What Mike said, I think? Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
Posted By chap52
Re: Wiring question

I would first pull the battery and take it to a local auto parts store and have it load tested. This is usually a "free" test. If it is junk and it is 6 volt check a Tractor Supply for a heavy duty 6...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By chap52
Re: Speedo gear

I downloaded and use "DigiHUD" app on my Android phone. I just installed a rebuilt speedometer on my 30 Tudor and they run about 3 mph apart. Knowing the difference I can guess my actual speed. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By chap52
Re: fly wheel ring gear

Got one for my 52 from C&G. It worked fine. Here is a link:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,386
Posted By chap52
Re: Adjusting

Old31 is the way I do it also. Check You Tube there are a couple of guys who have posted how they do the adjustment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By chap52
Re: 1 1/2 tonne spring bushes

Here is a link for you, Chap

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