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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 479
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: 1936 Pickup bed floor question

We had a '37 Ford Pickup for quite a few years, and the guy I bought it from had already turned the bed floor over to Marine Spar varnished wood. It did look nice, but of course not original. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 479
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: 1936 Pickup bed floor question

I will second that. Mac Hils has quality parts.

Nice to see you are doing the bed floor in the original steel. I cringe everytime I see a '35-'36 Ford pickup all dollied up with a pretty shiny...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Changed The Weight Of My Oil

That is the same exact advice I grew up with, and also the mechanics in the local Ford garage where I was a Parts. Mgr. ALWAYS told people this exact same thing.

Customers that went by that rule...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,138
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

I think back to 1971, and the first thing everybody was doing to their new Muscle Cars was putting on a set of Cragar S/S's, Holley carburetors, open element air cleaners, throwing the smog pumps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,138
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

Wow this went down hill fast!

Started out a simple question, ruffled some feathers:o
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: The NEW Marc Vol 14 of Technically Speaking available

I get these out and re-read them quite often. Well put together and lots of information.

They are well worth the money to own and keep in your Model A library.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Assembly line photo

That is neat:) Makes you wonder what happened to that little '28 Roadster.

At the John Deere Harvester Wks., Dept. 104, they do the big panel stampings. When the machines cycle and drop there is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,352
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: New car in the garage

Nice! Looks like it has gone to a good home!

AND I LOVE your '36 Pickup:) The '35 and '36 Ford pickups are awfully hard to top everyone seems to love them. Nice to see one that looks stock not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,213
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: The fun begins

kevin that is one sharp Ford truck! Very nice!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Flathead V-8 Starter Rebuilding

I got bit on a carburetor once years ago by I believe the guy you are referencing. What a nightmare, ripped me off but good. Darn thing was so screwed up I can't begin to list all the problems. That...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: new battery goin dead

As a matter of safety I always just pulled the NEG cable off after I shut the Model A down after a drive. And if I was going to let it sit more than a month or so I'd hook up a trickle charger until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,751
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

Think what a Ford garage Parts Mgr. would have thought, during the Model A era, about what is being talked about here, today:)

They would have been smuggling them home in their lunch boxes or down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,751
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

I echo John's comment..............WHAT:eek::eek::eek:

Worth their weight in gold? Yeah, I'd say so in this case.

Aye carumba and they say there is little interest in antique cars today. Yeah,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,102
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Car at auction

Wow now I thought it would go higher but I really don't know their value.

Kube hit that one square on the head. He was right on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,102
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Car at auction

I have not witnessed much of a decline in the value or desirability, in antique, muscle, and collector cars. The good ones, like this '41, will still bring strong dollars.

Mecum sold a really nice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

But it has the original dipstick:confused:

I can't see what the problem is here:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,866
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Tim to sell the old girl

Someone told me that FaceBook has a 'For Sale' application and I think it is free.

I am not on FB so sorry don't know the details, but a friend that is into bicycles buys and sells there all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: instrument panel light

That is a good idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: instrument panel light

A quarter turn to the right (CW) lites the bulb, it 'pushes' the unit in to make contact.

A turn back to the left (CCW) and it 'pops' out to kill the contact and turn the lite off.

The cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,760
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Amen. The sweet spot on a stock Model A Ford is about 40 to 42 MPH on these cars. Listen to the car as you drive it. You will sense and feel it working harder after 42 or 45 MPH or so. Why abuse the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: A Lazy Sunday Drive in a Model A

Neat video thanks, it was fun to watch! You have a very nice Model A.

Is that you in your avatar buying the car at the dealership??:p:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: 1927 Introduction of Model A

Lots of stuff on History Channel is bogus, this doesn't surprise me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,587
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

Good to know, going thru this very issue,,, thanks for the advice I'll try one.

Got nothing to lose:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: storage

They tell me that mice like dark areas to nest. Glove boxes, tail pipes, under the hood, under seats, etc.---- probably is best to leave these areas open if you can or else really close them up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,499
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Interesting video fun to watch, thanks!

Also thanks for the info from posters on burnishing the bearings. I was especially interested in the fact that a PROPERLY done Model A with Babbitt bearings...
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