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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 3-Bolt Distributor Installation

Alas, success.

Friday, I picked up my daughter and great grandson who live in the Houston area about 100 miles away and brought them here to my place. We started assembling everything on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 1936 Ford Phaeton Brakes

1936 was the last year for mechanical brakes with brake rods. The 1937 and 1938 Fords used cables instead of rods. The brakes on my 1937 Fordor work great. They are quite “touchy” though so it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,986
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Removing Corn Head grease from steering

I've been using Penrite grease in the steering boxes and Teflon seats in the tie rod and drag link ends of both my Model A's and my '34 roadster for decades. All steer easily enough for me and I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 3-Bolt Distributor Installation

Lawson, I still try to do everything I can though.

I was trying to assemble the distributor on my workbench and ran into an unexpected problem. On the passenger side of the distributor the inside...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: 3-Bolt Distributor Installation

Thanks Ted and Tubman.

I believe that I have the condenser wired up correctly as the instructions that came with the new coil adapter I bought shows how. I like the idea of a coil mounted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By Robert/Texas
3-Bolt Distributor Installation

I bought my ‘34 roadster in 1994 as a 60th birthday present for myself. The car was in non-running condition. The previous owner told me that he had “burned up” the original engine and installed a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Gilmore visit: any tips?

My wife and I spent two days there and I could have stayed longer. We were the only ones in their RV park which is right next to everything. I consider this to be the best car museum that I have ever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
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: 3,457
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: 542
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: 1,153
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: 1,153
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: 4,086
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: 1,153
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: 1,153
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: 3,457
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: 1,854
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: 3,457
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: 3,907
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: It’s 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: 642
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: 642
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: 642
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: 3,457
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: 2,891
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: 5,248
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...
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