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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 03:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 529
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 1938 Firestone whitewall tire pressure

Itís dangerous to drive with tires older than six years old.
Itís foolish to drive with tires ten years old.
Itís just stupid, yes stupid to drive with itís tires 15 years old.
Ask Ford and...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Modern OHV Head

We had a guy in the Santa Clara Club that ran a T with one Studebaker V8 head.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Replacement Door Key w/o key

I’ve been monkeying around for three months trying to get a key made for a ‘46 Mercury trunk handle. They were stolen.
The lock shop had made several keys for me over the years but now claim this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Timing gear

I have never noticed noise from a metal timing gear on a model A.
I think I hear a little extra noise on my ‘51 V8 with aluminum gear but it doesn’t bother me.
I hate roadside restorations.
I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Charlie ny computor

When I was a little kid, about 75 or more years ago, my folks showed me some two pronged plugs that you were supposed to plug the electrical outlets with when you weren’t using the outlet.
They said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Just had a Model A wedding

Oh, and I forgot to say, the model A also lives in Concord.
The owners probably know each other.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Just had a Model A wedding

I could go fo some wedding cake too, since I am only 12 miles away.
About three years ago I picked up the bride and groom from the church and drove them to the reception in Oakland in a model A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,623
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

I sure agree Rotor.
Skip’s coils sure make the car owners happy.
I put two, maybe three NAPA coils on a ‘35 convertible sedan that the owner hated to drive because it would NEVER start when the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Locked up!

When you put it in first gear and let the clutch out, does it kill the engine?
If no: put it in third gear and let the clutch out. Does the speedometer show some speed?
If so you’ve no doubt a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Possible Scam

Very good info.
Also, corvette has a gtreat idea. I may just do that myself.
I notice when I get a scam call from some company and I put their number on the do not call list they just call me from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 8BA fuel pump pushrod diameter

Be sure you’re using an 8BA pushrod.
The ‘48 earlier are thinner, but they will work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Turlock Swap Meet

I celebrate my birthday (Jan. 26th) every year by going to the Turdlock swap meet.
I always see folks there that I don’t otherwise see.
Almost always see or learn something that I never forget.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,140
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Garage lights

Yes, different shadow. Or hardly any shadow at all. And no heat.
I get mine from Harbor Freight.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: installing engine

Then do the same one the pilot shaft. What a difference that makes.
I use two long bolts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Remote oil filter. Help!

I called Rhode Island Ray as Russ suggested.
Ray has a stock system coming my way.
Thanks again Russ.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Sanford & Son Pickup Truck

In one of the episodes Sanford called it a ‘50, but it didn’t show the truck.
I think he was reporting it stolen.
So thinking it was a ‘50 I painted my ‘51 green like it always was.
If I’d have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

I remember back in the day seeing folks rev up their engine real fast and shuting the ignition off. Especially in the winter time.
I remember a guy shutting is tractor off at full throttle when it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,696
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: NGK Plugs

The gold color on the threads is something sprayed on to help keep the plugs from sticking to the head so you can never strip the threads when removing the plugs. They break loose easier that way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 6 volt Generator in 12 volt system

Headlight switch is the same for 6 and twelve volts.
Horn relay should be changed. Actually my ‘51 F1 doesn’t have a horn relay.
Starter solenoid is actually a relay, it should be changed but I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Engine Expert Opinions Needed

Are you using the correct cylinder for number One?
Once on a T timing gear I misstook a brand mark for the timing mark.
It was a dot with a letter in it.
The real mark was not very easy to see.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Centering 1930 Model A Deluxe Coupe on towing trailer

60% of the load ahead of the center point between the axles.
Or always have 200 lbs. on the hitch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Remote oil filter. Help!

He 51, I like that.
I use Amsoil in some of my cars. I also became an Amsoil distributor a few years ago.
How do I order that setup you have?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Remote oil filter. Help!

But the spin on conversion is still a by pass system and a lot easier and cleaner to change the filter on.
I’m thinking of giving the Mercury my F1 filter and getting a spin on conversion for myself.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Remote oil filter. Help!

Thanks Russ, I will call Ray.
I was really looking to get the spin conversion kit. But I may have go with a stock unit from Ray.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Aarongriffey
Remote oil filter. Help!

I am just finishing installing a Ď53 Ford 8BA in a Ď46 Mercury and I realize the motor didnít come with an oil filter.
I thought it would be nice to install a Bob Drake spin on conversion but their...
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