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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By mfirth
Re: nasty odor

My 8BA ran cooler with 180 stats. Have you double checked timing ? Like 38V8 said more info needed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,740
Posted By mfirth
Re: A bomb hoist for the rear bumper

GB, ahve a "blast" lifting stuff with it. Interesting & good idea.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By mfirth
Re: Power Steering for a 51 Shoebox Vicky

Not sure, but i think iread about someone using 53 Ford p/s on a 51,,,,just say'n. Tubman may have some valuable input on this. Nice looking Vicky !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,180
Posted By mfirth
Re: Woodie shop burns

Like G B said, my heart goes out to them. Thoughts & prayers for sure. Very sad.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,432
Posted By mfirth
Re: Running cooler - does this make sense?

All I know is that when I switched from 160 stats in my 8BA to 180s it ran cooler. Never over 190. Are 21 stud engines that different...I am ignorant...but I believe that finding the stst that works...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By mfirth
Re: Decisions... Decisions...5 different Convertibles in 36?

Like them all, but I WANT # 6. Thanks for sharing !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By mfirth
Re: Mart's 32 takes on Prescott Hill! VHRA GOW! 2021.

Well done Ole Chap. Another fun ride with Mighty Mart. Hope the old flatty is gonna be o k.
Thanks for the ride, love listening to her run !! Cheers! mike
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By mfirth
Re: Removing 1157 Light Bulb in Tailight

I wear leather welding gloves
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By mfirth
Re: Hurricane Ida

Prayers here too. Hope your family is O K !!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,841
Posted By mfirth
Re: Yes,there IS such a critter as a factory FOM flat 6 Ford!

Thanks petehoovie & Tubman for the info. Got a ride in a 51 Vicky V8 auto when i was 16 & thought it was O K, but the tranny leaaked like a sive so i passed. Sure would like to ride in a 51 six with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,841
Posted By mfirth
Re: Yes,there IS such a critter as a factory FOM flat 6 Ford!

Interesting stuff here. Only read it because my 1st car was a 50 six cyl with o/d. Outran a few V8s with it. That little 6 really pulled specially after a rebuild. I'd like to drive one with auto...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,760
Posted By mfirth
Re: black high gloss single stage paint.

Is Centari Coal black still around? Worked GR8 in early 2000 when a friend painted my Victoria.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,070
Posted By mfirth
Re: Look what I got for 10 bucks

I wouldn't stack anything of value on a 57 ch--- don't like them.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,070
Posted By mfirth
Re: Look what I got for 10 bucks

How many fleas came with it ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By mfirth
Re: Mart's 32 Sedan. The debugging starts. Update 2021 Ep 34.

Debugging can drive you "buggy"....thanks 4 sharing. I too converted to a paper element on the 52. Lots of simple ways to do it. Cheers!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,449
Posted By mfirth
Re: One that came home today :)

Just plain AWESOME !!!! Classy for sure. I love it !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By mfirth
Re: Have you seen this 1930 Model A Coupe?

Could this be the car https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302587 ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By mfirth
Re: I made a clock from the clutch out of my 50 Merc

Really neat. Does it chatter at all ? Funny how "time slipps away".......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By mfirth
Re: 1940 Ford stumbles when making a sharp left or right turn

X2 on low float bowl level. Mart is smart.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By mfirth
Re: At last! The long awaited first drive! Mart's 32 Ford Sedan hits the UK roads!

Oh what fun it is to ride in Mart's 32 today !!! GR8 !!! Good on you Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By mfirth
Re: NOS Cam ID

My worn out 8ba ran better with the 8cm than the rebuilt with an Isky Max 1.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,818
Posted By mfirth
Re: 29 Model A Project-Speedster?

Ain't she sweet !!! I like it; I want it ! Nice job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By mfirth
Re: Doesn't Want to Restart After Running a While

The crap fuel we have today boils & percolates easily. V8s have a problem with flooding & empty fuel bowl. I'm surprised that an A would do this just because of the totally different set up & carb ???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 161,912
Posted By mfirth
Re: tell a Model A related story

Will try to find pics, but can't say much more other than folks cut the rear panel off of A sedans for "taxi" on the ice and they removed doors too so they could "leap to safety" if the car went...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,285
Posted By mfirth
Re: My '53 Customline

Well done for sure. Your 53 looks good to me....enjoy the ride.
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