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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,742
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: looking at a restored 36 ford coupe

Personally I'd go with the Craig's List one. JMO I like patina...............

Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: New baby 1953 Merc

Try some Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas tank, 8 oz won't hurt anything. Dirty points?? Carb plunger dry??
Has the car been driven regularly before you purchased it??


Nice looking, enjoy ! !...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Spark plug for driver, not show car.

-What's in it now?? How does it run with them??


I used W-18's.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: New front spring

)You're only going the replace the springs once, go with the best...............A-springs.
Or remove yours and rebuild.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,766
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

When I had my A I never was concerned with gas mileage. Having too much fun. ,When it got to a 1/4 tank I just put more in. My 40 coupe now with dual 97's and hi-comp heads is a gas guzzler (like my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: break-up at WOT

No help on the question.


Did you get the brakes fixed???
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Cars from my past, how about you

@9 sport coupe, 29 roadster 37 coupe,2 32 5w's, 40 chev, 55 chev, 57 nomad, 61 vette, 56 nomad, 60 impala, 32 4drr sedan, 64 impala, 31 Model A, 40 ford and now another 40
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Finally starting my ‘35’s juice brake conversion

Beware, there have been some complaints about the SpeedWay drums.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 302 in a 35

Try asking this on the HAMB
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Pick up seat options

Some use seats out of a Dodge Caravan. Others compress the seat back springs or make a new cushion out of foam.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 1932 transmission prefix 18-oooooo question

HA-HA
Paul in CT He wrote the book.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Running Hot When Not Moving

What condition is your radiator in. Even moving it should not be that hot. JMO
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Been siting up since Covid, now what?

Replace the battery...............
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,373
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: seat belt installation 40 Merc

When aftermarket seat belts started appearing in the early sixties iI installed them in my 32 5W. My Dad got me 4x4 3/8ths thick steel plates and installed under the rear floor pan. If I decide to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Model A Day in Sharon photos

It's important for a boy his age to come out of his "shell". I started taking my son to stock car races on Friday nights at Stafford Speedway in CT when he was about 10. I took a wrecker from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Fuel tank sending unit 40 ford

C&G is a Ford parts vendor in California. GOOGLE it, I've bought quite a lot from them. Top notch service.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 52 F1 Clutch/Brake pedal bushings

Maybe try drilling it out?? Heat??
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Ouestion..40 Ford brakes

There is a 40 Ford expert on the EV8 Club Website. There's also a new book dedicated to the 40 Ford available from the EV8 Club (written by the same fellow).
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,589
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: aluminum flathead?

Did not Kirby pass away??
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: My 29 Roadster

That is one sweet looking Roadster ! ! ! Enjoy it.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Downshifting problem

What weight lube in the tranny?? Learning to double clutch is an "art".
Paul in CT I never had too much luck downshifting.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Wandering Pheasant

Slow down.......................................:).
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,401
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Vintage Precision Hub Puller

People have been hitting the pullers with a hammer since the cars were new. Not going to hurt anything. JMO
Paul in CT
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