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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Cars from my past, how about you

My first car was a 1937 Ford Fordor touring Sedan. I bought it in 1950, two weeks before my 16th birthday. In 1952 I bought a 1948 Mercury convertible. Then in 1953 I bought my first new car, a red...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

My saga continues. Since the last time I posted, I have taken the car on four drives.

On the first drive I noticed a little flutter while idling and accelerating. I discovered that two of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Do early 1928 wheels interchange with other years?

I think that the answer to the first question may be yes and no to the second. I own two 1928 Model A’s, both purchased in 1989. I bought the first one at the Pate Swap Meet in Texas (March ‘28 open...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: spark plug wires

Thanks again Kube. He's sending me both types of nuts today. I also ordered new wires from him.
Robert
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: spark plug wires

Thanks Kube, Ill call him next week. He's not open today.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,802
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

My father bought a brand-new Model A Tudor in 1930. I was born in 1934 and came home from the hospital in that car. Here is a picture of me standing next to it in 1938. He built the 8-foot wooden...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: spark plug wires

Kube.

In 1996 I replaced the original style sparkplug wires with the “modern” type with molded ends. This year two of these wires failed, the metal press-on connections burned out. As a temporary...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: spark plug wires

If you decide to replace one wire at a time, I suggest spraying silicon lubricant into both ends of the wire looms. I just had to replace two wires in my '34 roadster, and this made it easy for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

I finally got back to fixing the car. My son-in-law, who has been helping me with car repairs in my old age, has been very busy in his job. He says that the used car business has been wild lately....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Steering Wobble Troubleshooting

Some years ago after doing many of the things mentioned above, I replaced the radius rod/wishbone socket. I believe that the old one was a poor quality repro. This really helped a lot.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Well, my luck has run out again. When we got the car running on March 7, I drove it to my barn which is about 500 yards from my workshop. In the meantime, I have been in Houston doing doctors visits...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,737
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

I'm 86 and still drive both of my A's and both T's. The hardest one drive and to get in and out of is my March, 1928 open cab pickup. the people who drove these pickups must have had really short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Ignition Problem?

Thanks again Patrick. I just put in the third new condenser and the car fired right up with a cloud of smoke from all of my previous tries.

Robert
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Ignition Problem?

Thanks Patrick, I tried what you suggested and couldn’t get it to work. Then I checked the voltage again at the point arm and it fluctuated between zero and 0.2 volts. The next try it measured zero...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Robert/Texas
Ignition Problem?

When I tried to start my engine, the ammeter showed a slight discharge as it always does but when I cranked it with the starter and with the spark retarded it started to crank normally but suddenly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Success at last. Thanks again to all of you. My son-in-law was finally able to get here and help me. We removed the hood and generator/fan which made it easy to get to the distributor. We found that...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-22-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,752
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: New member with "new" 1922 Model T

I like the looks of this 1922 roadster. It looks like mine except that it has a slanted windshield and mine is vertical. I think that this a later 1922 model. Also the previous owner painted mine red...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,961
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: A question for old guys

I’m 86 and walk with a cane but I still work on and under my old Fords. I have a large rug which I lay on the floor and kneel and lay on it. When I work under my V8’s, I use jack stands but I seldom...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Thanks Kevin and rotorwrench.

I have a tube of special lube used for distributor cams and will use this. I wish that I could remember where I bought the points in 2013 but I’m sure that it was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Thanks rotorwrench, as this is interesting and helpful for me. I took notes from Mr. Patrick in 2013 and he said to use points from the early OHV Fords. I’ll probably take the distributor to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Rotorwrench, it is a stock 1936 engine with a 3-bolt Mallory distributor which has a #400 condenser mounted on it. In 2013 when the ignition was left on for about 10 days, the following were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Rotorwrench, it is a stock 1936 engine with a 3-bolt Mallory distributor which has a #400 condenser mounted on it. In 2013 when the ignition was left on for about 10 days, the following were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Belated thanks Bubba and rotorwrench. I replaced the broken resistor but still get no spark at the sparkplugs. My son-in-law, who is a mechanic at a used car dealership plans to help me this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Thanks for all of your help. I think it will be an easy fix. Years ago, I changed to 12 volts and bypassed the original resistor under the dash with one mounted near the coil. This resistor must be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Thanks TJ and Terry. I should have mentioned that the engine is a stock ’36 except that I installed a Mallory distributor which I bought from Patrick’s in 1995. I replaced the coil, points and...
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