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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Mallory Distributor Springs

Thanks Bubba

I hope that I’ve lucked out. I bought the Mallory distributor from Patrick’s back in 1994. It looks much like the Flathead 3-bolt distributor pictured in the current Speedway Motors...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Carb leaking?

I’m 86 and don’t drive my old cars as much as I used to. I started up my ’34 roadster last summer and it wouldn’t idle or run very well. The carburetor had been showing some yellow stains much like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Mallory Distributor Springs

Thanks 51 and 34.

I had to replace the springs in 2010 when I left the ignition on for five days. I just found a receipt from StreetSide Auto from back then. The Mallory part number was 29014....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Robert/Texas
Mallory Distributor Springs

I need a new pair of distributor springs for the Mallory distributor which I bought from Patrick’s for my ’34 roadster in the mid 1990’s. I have been searching the Speedway and Summit websites but am...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-20-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Water pump shaft nut

I have radiator cap gauges/motor meters on both of my Model T's, my '22 roadster and my '27 touring. I've owned both since 1988. The '22 never had a water pump but the '27 had one for about 10 years....
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-19-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Water pump shaft nut

My '27 Touring had a water pump on it when I bought it. I repaired it several times. When I finally removed it, the engine ran much cooler.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

I got lucky today. My son-in-law stopped by on his way home from his deer lease. He is the head mechanic at one of the CarMax dealers in the Houston area and I really trust his instincts.

We stuck...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

Brent

The wind wings have been on the car for the 32 years that I have owned it and who knows how much longer than that. I've tightened the screws at times though. I think that the pads have dry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

Brent

I don’t think that my brackets are the Vintique brand but might be older repros. I bought the car in the late 1980’s and it still has the brackets that were on it when I bought it. I have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

Thanks red & jb

I'll fill the two clamp surfaces with JB Weld. I'm 86 and don't offer any warrantees.

Thanks again, Robert
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

I just ordered “3M 5952 VHB” tape from Amazon for $16.99. It's 3/4" wide and my old rubber pieces are the same width and trimmed to fit. I'd be a bit concerned with the 1/2" tape because in my case...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Robert/Texas
Wind Wings

Yesterday while driving our ’28 roadster one of the wind wings fell off. We found it this morning and it was undamaged.

I have a some old original and repro wind wing parts which I bought some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,796
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Back in the 1950’s I bought a ’28 roadster from the granddaughter of the original owner for $100. It was stock except for 1932 wheels. I drove this car hard for a couple of years and one day I...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-27-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,950
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Dip Stick

I'm 86 and use a tool similar to the one in the Snyder's catalog for $9.50. I put a pad down for my knees and don't need to crawl under the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: horn blows while driving

When mine did that it turned out to be that the c-clip/keeper had worked itself out of the light switch spider.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-21-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,158
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wire Wheels, 26/27 T VS AR Model A

There should not be any confusion. I have a '27 Touring with original wire wheels and an early '28 pickup. There is no way that these wheels are interchangeable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Y-Blockhead, Thanks for the picture of your clutch arm. I’m glad that mine was not like that.

Jb, My PU with the clutch conversion shifts smoothly and the clutch pedal takes less pressure to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Thanks, Big Hammer, I lube the car regularly, once a year and never drive over 500 miles between servicing.

I needed to put the car in my barn before we left. I had drained the Thurban 250 fluid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Patrick, thanks for your thought. I should have done this.

I just removed the inspection cover and bumped the starter in order to see how it behaved at all positions. My wife operated the clutch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

I don’t believe that the arm is cracked or that there is an obstruction. I scraped the paint from the arm and while my wife operated the clutch pedal over and over again, I could not see any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Robert/Texas
Clutch Adjustment/Transmission Oil

Yesterday morning my wife and I took a ride in my ’28 roadster. We drove about 25 miles on rural roads with lots of starts and stops as she likes to photograph the deer and other wild animals she...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Steering stablizer

Aaron, That's interesting as much the same thing happened to me. I have a '27 T and it had the death wobble for years but it only happened at low speeds on bumpy roads. I tried everything to fix it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Model A Missing Badly

Many thanks.

I was thinking that it might be the condenser although I just replaced it about 6 weeks ago with a “Short Proof” one. Sure enough, that was the problem. I had 5 spares, 2 of the old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By Robert/Texas
Model A Missing Badly

My ’28 roadster has been running great until yesterday. I started it in the garage, and it started right up and ran smoothly for about a hundred yards. Then it started missing like crazy as it might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Batt not holding charge

The 2-year-old 6-volt Optima battery went south in my ’28 roadster when the cable shorted out. The battery registered close to zero volts and I couldn’t get it to charge on my 6/12/24/48-volt...
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