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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By chap52
Re: Sanford & Son Pickup Truck

Thinking 1952... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By chap52
Re: Oil dipstick rubber gasket

What they said...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By chap52
Re: Bubba's Ignition

As we age this old body seems to get a bit frail... In my case it is rooted in poor preventive maintenance in my youth. The old consequences for poor choices reality.
Jim you are a blessing to us...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By chap52
Re: Help!!!!

Agree with fuel issue. When it ran it may have used up all the gas in the carb? Remove gas cap, eliminating cap vent issue. Disconnect fuel line at the carb, put end of fuel line in a container (soda...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By chap52
Re: Help!!!!

Agree with fuel issue. When it ran it may have used up all the gas in the carb? Remove gas cap, eliminating cap vent issue. Disconnect fuel line at the carb, put end of fuel line in a container (soda...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By chap52
Re: 60 Amp Alternator

Can you call Millworks? They may send you a new bolt. Just a thought. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,144
Posted By chap52
Re: Pitman Arm Question

Can you get a small flat file in the arm clamp to massage it to fit?
While you got it off why not replace it with a new longer one to help with steering? Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By chap52
Re: Model A Missing Badly

With it running carefully remove one spark plug wire at a time. Listen, you should be able to identify which plug is not firing properly. If there is a change, it's not that plug. If no change you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By chap52
Re: model a does not start

All of you who have forgotten to open the fuel valve when starting raise your hand... Yep, that is what I would check first. Then follow BruceW1's advice. "Enjoy the adventure"... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By chap52
Re: 52 Flathead Radiator

Champion radiator worked for my 52 F1 for many years. Well made and did the job. Not stock looking but a flashy polished finish.
I would love to buy USA products but can't afford most of them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By chap52
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,771
Posted By chap52
Re: Boy, does this hit close to home

Guess I am a "woose". I wouldn't trade my bride for any car. In fact I sold my sweet '30 tudor to put counter tops in the kitchen for her. . . Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By chap52
Re: Any shaky can preference on small parts??

I like the VHT Engine paint available at Auto Zone and I believe Wal Mart. Durable and not messed up by gas and oil. It does have a "kinda" glossy finish if that is an issue.
I used it on my 52 F1...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By chap52
Re: karma

Once I decide to let it go and it leaves my hand it is on the recipient as to whether they are truthful or just another rip-off jerk. It all comes around.
This is just the opinion of an old retired...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By chap52
Re: Slow turn over

As suggested, running an additional ground cable from the from a tranny or bell housing bolt is good insurance of maintaining a good ground. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By chap52
Re: Aluminum radiator swapout

Ran a Champion radiator for years in my '52 F1. No problems and priced right... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By chap52
Re: Horn not working

My daughter isn't working either. Says "not to panic" that she still has a few weeks left on her "covid" $728 a week unemployment.
Sorry, couldn't resist... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By chap52
Re: Ignition key

Yep, had one made this way by an old school locksmith back in 1962. "Just the facts Mam" (Sargent Joe Friday)

I was needing a spare key for my 30 Tudor. Ace Hardware actually had the blank and cut...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By chap52
Re: holly 94 rebuild kit

CharlieNY has power valves that he machines flat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By chap52
Re: Best place to advertise car 4 sale

Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you.

I have had great experience using WeBeAutos.com
They handle all the advertising, qualifying buyers, paperwork for the sale, transferring of funds and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By chap52
Re: Thump thump thump

Just guessing here. Have yo lubricated the clutch through the top inspection hole recently? Could the throwout bearing or TO bearing hub not be evenly seating? There is a spring on the TOB Hub that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,686
Posted By chap52
Re: No Start - Loud Pops

I agree with it being a timing issue. Lot's of posts on proper timing procedure. But, if it ran with the old carb and would not start with the new carb why did you decide to tinker with the timing....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,465
Posted By chap52
Re: Water Pump Removal

Or you could just remove the hood and while you have it off do other little projects and clean-ups that are easier to get to. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By chap52
Re: 52 F1 ignition questions

Back when my buddies and I were 16 year old know it all mechanics we just grabbed a condenser from the scrap parts box and it physically fit, installed it. I didn't know there were actually correct...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,042
Posted By chap52
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

1952 Buick or Hudson... Don't use a two wheel dolly to tow an "A". Why put the rear end spinning for many miles when there are trailers available. Just my opinion! Chap
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