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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By HDowse
Re: Drive Your V8 Ford Day!

We took the '40 sedan to Washington, NH to visit the beautiful village there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,353
Posted By HDowse
Re: Is my block dead?

I had good luck with a similar crack but under the water pump area. I used a Dremel tool to V out the crack, lots of air to dry it out and did the JB weld on it. Still holding 20 years later.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By HDowse
Re: Major brake adjustment procedure request

Marshall, here's the next page of instructions.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 05-31-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By HDowse
Re: Reasons to get a Model T

Others will chime in Ron but I’d say engine braking is possible at low speeds. Remember you only have two gears, low and direct. Going down a nearby hill I push the 'clutch' into 'neutral', rev the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,534
Posted By HDowse
Re: Boat Anchor

Is the engine timed correctly? Is the spark advanced down about 2/3rds? The parking brake is off and the brakes aren’t dragging? Check all that and don’t compare the A with your Tesla......
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 05-17-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By HDowse
Re: The Brass Works

I agree, the new one I bought last winter for my ‘23 was beautifully made, fits just right, keeps Elizabeth cool and will certainly outlast me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By HDowse
Re: Top Tips for Rusty Bolt Removal. No hype, jeopardy or clickbait. Just hints and t

Another good one, Mart, just don't repeat yourself, repeat yourself.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1938 Radio Removal

Tubman, Joe at Classic Auto Electric did my radio. He's in McPherson KS where the McPherson College is located. I’m very pleased with his work. As they say up here in NH, it warn't cheap but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1938 Radio Removal

The radio does look good inside. I had my 1940 Zenith rebuilt and had it changed to receive FM. Not original but it does work well. It’s also interesting to see how similar so many of the under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By HDowse
Re: New guy and I have a weird question

I'll second Maas A man's comment on the Autolite manifold heater. Search for it in the swap section and on here so you can see what it is. It includes a new exhaust manifold with heat fins, a cast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,802
Posted By HDowse
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

About 15 years ago an old member of the land trust I helped with decided to give his 1928 closed cab pickup to the organization so we could sell it and keep the proceeds. Being a bit of a car nut, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By HDowse
Re: The Mercury Yesterday

That’s a nice ‘39 Fordor, Ralph. I hope you are able to get it going sometime soon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By HDowse
Re: The Mercury Yesterday

Hi Ralph, nice video and glad you’re running the old Merc on a beautiful day. I spied the rear window of an earlier Ford car in your garage. What do you have hiding over there? Hunt
Forum: Early V8 03-28-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By HDowse
1941 Lincoln Continental

This link will take you to a NH Craigslist listing for a '41 Continental project. I have no interest in the car but I thought Barners might like to see it.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By HDowse
Re: '40 Headlight harness bullet connectors

I’ve never had much luck pulling apart the original connectors. At a minimum the hardened rubber flakes and breaks off but at least then you have a shot at using two pairs of needle nose pliers to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,718
Posted By HDowse
Re: 3.54 vs 3.25

Here's a link to a calculator that I used a lot to figure out my gearing/speed/rpm. You'll need your tire diameter as one of the factors. My 40 Fordor came with a 4.11, talk about screaming at 55,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By HDowse
Re: high speed miss

I had a similar problem with my ‘29 coupe, bone stock motor, Zenith carb, and it was pretty consistent at higher RPMs. I just had the car out and it tested well at higher RPMs. I had been having...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By HDowse
Re: My 36 Pickup

That’s a really sweet truck. My friend's ‘37 that I take care of and store for him belonged to his father, also a local painter. He bought it from the local dealer in the next town from me in 1937....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By HDowse
Re: Free wheeling

Free wheeling is when the transmission is disconnected from the rest of the drive train either by slipping the gearshift into neutral or through clutches that allow power to the drivetrain but slip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By HDowse
Re: Rear axle key orientation

Yes, they went on just fine this afternoon, thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By HDowse
Re: Rear axle key orientation

Thanks, Kevin, that makes sense since the key way tapers up towards the backing plate end. Now I can put everything back together....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By HDowse
Rear axle key orientation

I pulled the rear drums on the '29 coupe a few days ago, cleaned everything up but I forgot to check how the axle key fits back in the axle groove. I have the ones Snyder's sells with the somewhat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,804
Posted By HDowse
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

BobNH just reminded me that my first old Ford was a 1940 pickup we summer kids found after going to the Skowhegan Fair in Maine one warm evening. Paid $75 scrounged up from all the kids and 'dusted'...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By HDowse
Re: 6 volt battery, who has the best?

I’ve had good luck with NAPA Group 1 batteries but will switch to the larger Group 2 in the ‘37 and ‘40 next time since that’s the correct size (dimensions) for those cars. I usually get about 8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,804
Posted By HDowse
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

74, first early V8 was riding in a neighbor's 34 sedan back in the 50ís.
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