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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,175
Posted By HDowse
Re: The Early Ford V8 Club of America - Application Form.

Tinker, join the club and the print version is included in your membership. I also get several old car magazines and the V8 Times is the top contender. Good articles, lots of information and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,673
Posted By HDowse
Re: For those who don't have a four post lift......

I use a combination of ramps and jack stands. If I’m working on the rear of the car, I jack up the front, slide ramps underneath and let the car down on the ramps. Then I jack the rear, fit the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-01-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By HDowse
Re: Model t engine question

My ‘23 runabout had original cast iron pistons when I rebuilt the engine a few years back. They could have been replacements but that’s hard to know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By HDowse
Re: 39deluxe-40 front fender question

No wonder the '39 fender and headlamp area are so aesthetically pleasing when you see the difference from that angle. Not that the '40 isn’t beautiful, too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,223
Posted By HDowse
Re: Insurance

I’ve had Hagerty on my cars for 20 years. Agreed value, low premiums, excellent response and pay out on the one claim I had five years ago. I guess it’s like asking about oil but at least stick...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1940 radio

I sent my ‘40 radio to Joe at Classic Auto Electric in McPherson KS. He pulled out the old radio innards and refit a new AM/FM inside, same controls, works good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By HDowse
Re: respond to for sale listings

You have to send the seller a private message. Direct replies aren't allowed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By HDowse
Re: Where to buy tires & tubes

I bought my tires through Speedway Motors because they ship for free. They currently carry Coker as well as Kelsey tires in the 6.00x16 standard size for my 1940.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-15-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1923 model t runabout question

Make sure the parking brake handle is vertical and then try it. It’ll never push real easy since there’s no neutral as we all know it in a sliding gear transmission.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-15-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By HDowse
Re: What Made You Choose The Model T Over the A

I couldn’t choose so I have a '23T, ‘29A, ‘37 pickup and '40 Fordor. Each has its own personality, use and charm.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By HDowse
Re: Drive Your V8 Ford Day!

We took the '40 sedan to Washington, NH to visit the beautiful village there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,086
Posted By HDowse
Re: Is my block dead?

I had good luck with a similar crack but under the water pump area. I used a Dremel tool to V out the crack, lots of air to dry it out and did the JB weld on it. Still holding 20 years later.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,543
Posted By HDowse
Re: Major brake adjustment procedure request

Marshall, here's the next page of instructions.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 05-31-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,508
Posted By HDowse
Re: Reasons to get a Model T

Others will chime in Ron but I’d say engine braking is possible at low speeds. Remember you only have two gears, low and direct. Going down a nearby hill I push the 'clutch' into 'neutral', rev the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,205
Posted By HDowse
Re: Boat Anchor

Is the engine timed correctly? Is the spark advanced down about 2/3rds? The parking brake is off and the brakes aren’t dragging? Check all that and don’t compare the A with your Tesla......
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 05-17-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By HDowse
Re: The Brass Works

I agree, the new one I bought last winter for my ‘23 was beautifully made, fits just right, keeps Elizabeth cool and will certainly outlast me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By HDowse
Re: Top Tips for Rusty Bolt Removal. No hype, jeopardy or clickbait. Just hints and t

Another good one, Mart, just don't repeat yourself, repeat yourself.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1938 Radio Removal

Tubman, Joe at Classic Auto Electric did my radio. He's in McPherson KS where the McPherson College is located. I’m very pleased with his work. As they say up here in NH, it warn't cheap but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By HDowse
Re: 1938 Radio Removal

The radio does look good inside. I had my 1940 Zenith rebuilt and had it changed to receive FM. Not original but it does work well. It’s also interesting to see how similar so many of the under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,958
Posted By HDowse
Re: New guy and I have a weird question

I'll second Maas A man's comment on the Autolite manifold heater. Search for it in the swap section and on here so you can see what it is. It includes a new exhaust manifold with heat fins, a cast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,928
Posted By HDowse
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

About 15 years ago an old member of the land trust I helped with decided to give his 1928 closed cab pickup to the organization so we could sell it and keep the proceeds. Being a bit of a car nut, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By HDowse
Re: The Mercury Yesterday

That’s a nice ‘39 Fordor, Ralph. I hope you are able to get it going sometime soon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By HDowse
Re: The Mercury Yesterday

Hi Ralph, nice video and glad you’re running the old Merc on a beautiful day. I spied the rear window of an earlier Ford car in your garage. What do you have hiding over there? Hunt
Forum: Early V8 03-28-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By HDowse
1941 Lincoln Continental

This link will take you to a NH Craigslist listing for a '41 Continental project. I have no interest in the car but I thought Barners might like to see it.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By HDowse
Re: '40 Headlight harness bullet connectors

I’ve never had much luck pulling apart the original connectors. At a minimum the hardened rubber flakes and breaks off but at least then you have a shot at using two pairs of needle nose pliers to...
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