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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,156
Posted By al's28/33
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

The fordbarn is like life and a box of chocolates …….. you just never know !!!


I like to keep both my "A" and early V8 pickup stock looking. I had the Mitchell and 6 volt alternators but have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,362
Posted By al's28/33
Re: New car in the garage

I would NOT have my car parked so close to those items you have stored up on the side wall cross beam!! Unless you have them secured with cables, even though, too close for comfort.


BEAUTIFUL...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By al's28/33
Re: Determining Model A Gas Mileage

I've tracked my '28 Phaeton with double venturi carb and I get about 14 MPG, but that's all city driving, start, stop, start, stop all short trips. I'm sure those of you who do tours would have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,220
Posted By al's28/33
Re: The fun begins

VERY NICE!!!!! You're gonna get all sorts of free advice. Do all your gauges work ? Check your brakes (mechanical or juice ??) and all electrical for frayed wires then drive the heck out of her!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By al's28/33
Re: New Addition

Trucks are GREAT!!!!! Welcome and share more pics when you get her home, stay well!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By al's28/33
Re: Why are there so many more 1930 grill shells than 1931s?

Early '28 shells had bigger holes for the hood welting. It weaved in and out of the holes like the Model T.

All others had the welting rivetted to the shell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By al's28/33
Re: gas gauge bail threads

Use the BRASS float, like inside the carburetor Henry used brass there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,806
Posted By al's28/33
Re: Bill Williamson

Rest in Peace dear Fordbarn friend.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,360
Posted By al's28/33
Re: 1932 V8 standard roadster update

FIVE STAR quality restorations David, I am inspired and appreciative of your talents. Thank you for posting these photos.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,524
Posted By al's28/33
Re: 1936 Ford V8 Service/Restoration Thread

Welcome to the Barn there are lots of advisors here. I have received tons of help myself. If you intend to keep the car for the long haul then try to focus on one issue at a time to keep it safe and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,596
Posted By al's28/33
Re: 1934 Spark/ Ignition Issue

Great post, I think I may be having condenser issues on my '33 …. trying to trace thru the electrical system now.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,526
Posted By al's28/33
Re: 36 Ford Pickup...

to 1936 ford pickup ……. Very nice set up on your spare mount. I do not mean to hi-jack this thread but isn't your bracket upside down ? There is another thread here about the valve stem being in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By al's28/33
Re: The Battery Game

I'm looking at a Schumacher heavy-duty 6 volt battery charger/engine starter do you guys have luck with those if the battery is really dead ??
Lots of suppliers say they won't ship some of these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By al's28/33
Re: The Battery Game

Holdover you have as much invested in batteries as Model "A"s...…….. My interstate Group 2 just crapped out almost 1 year old and I cannot get it to full charge to crank over the engine on my '33...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,078
Posted By al's28/33
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Welcome, post lots of pics of your restoration and keep us involved...… great color as it is now. Keep everything as "stock" as you can. Don't add extra filters and diode lights and gauges and stuff,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By al's28/33
Re: gearshift knob

Original mushroom knobs do not have edge serrations or ridges as yours does, must be aftermarket or somebody's special adoption. Original mushrooms also have a shorter underside curve, they are more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,894
Posted By al's28/33
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,399
Posted By al's28/33
Re: Old Henry

His stories, pictures and videos help us all experience the thrill of driving an Early V8 as they were "back in the day". Dealing with frozen wipers, common-place flat tires, amp gauges that would go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By al's28/33
Re: Selfmade a top boot

I would like to see an image of a Phaeton with the boot on and how the rear snaps get snapped in place when you have a trunk box sitting right up against the body.


I have never been able to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By al's28/33
Re: A question about colors

Pete... here is my Rose Beige/Seal Brown phaeton ….. BUT it is a '28 and should not have been painted this scheme. But I hope it will help you....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By al's28/33
Re: Memorial day, 2020

Remember the fallen, honor their memory. It is a humble day to reflect and be thankful for their sacrifice.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By al's28/33
Re: 1932 Ford dealer album photo needed

DavidG, would you be interested to share those ? If you would message me, perhaps we could work something out. I have a '33 pickup and try to collect relative literature. thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,015
Posted By al's28/33
Re: Factory Wood Graining

I believe the effort put into a restoration is worth credit. Hand craftsmanship is less common these days in our modern world. I like the look. It represents an art that involves the labor of love. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,245
Posted By al's28/33
Re: engine photos

yes a pickuphttps://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1575&pictureid=22835
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,245
Posted By al's28/33
Re: engine photos

here's my 33.... she's a solid driver!!https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1575&pictureid=42762
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