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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
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: 1,172
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: 3,603
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Thanks Kevin and rotorwrench.

I have a tube of special lube used for distributor cams and will use this. I wish that I could remember where I bought the points in 2013 but I’m sure that it was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Thanks rotorwrench, as this is interesting and helpful for me. I took notes from Mr. Patrick in 2013 and he said to use points from the early OHV Fords. I’ll probably take the distributor to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Rotorwrench, it is a stock 1936 engine with a 3-bolt Mallory distributor which has a #400 condenser mounted on it. In 2013 when the ignition was left on for about 10 days, the following were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Rotorwrench, it is a stock 1936 engine with a 3-bolt Mallory distributor which has a #400 condenser mounted on it. In 2013 when the ignition was left on for about 10 days, the following were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Belated thanks Bubba and rotorwrench. I replaced the broken resistor but still get no spark at the sparkplugs. My son-in-law, who is a mechanic at a used car dealership plans to help me this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Thanks for all of your help. I think it will be an easy fix. Years ago, I changed to 12 volts and bypassed the original resistor under the dash with one mounted near the coil. This resistor must be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Condenser Problem?

Thanks TJ and Terry. I should have mentioned that the engine is a stock ’36 except that I installed a Mallory distributor which I bought from Patrick’s in 1995. I replaced the coil, points and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Robert/Texas
Condenser Problem?

Yesterday while driving my ’34 roadster it was running fine but suddenly started missing/lurching like crazy. Sometimes it would briefly roar back to life. I tried to keep it running but the problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,437
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Old sayings

Measure twice, cut once but I always tell my wife to measure once cut twice because that's what she always does.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Mallory Distributor Springs

Thanks Bubba

I hope that I’ve lucked out. I bought the Mallory distributor from Patrick’s back in 1994. It looks much like the Flathead 3-bolt distributor pictured in the current Speedway Motors...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Carb leaking?

I’m 86 and don’t drive my old cars as much as I used to. I started up my ’34 roadster last summer and it wouldn’t idle or run very well. The carburetor had been showing some yellow stains much like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Mallory Distributor Springs

Thanks 51 and 34.

I had to replace the springs in 2010 when I left the ignition on for five days. I just found a receipt from StreetSide Auto from back then. The Mallory part number was 29014....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Robert/Texas
Mallory Distributor Springs

I need a new pair of distributor springs for the Mallory distributor which I bought from Patrick’s for my ’34 roadster in the mid 1990’s. I have been searching the Speedway and Summit websites but am...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-20-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Water pump shaft nut

I have radiator cap gauges/motor meters on both of my Model T's, my '22 roadster and my '27 touring. I've owned both since 1988. The '22 never had a water pump but the '27 had one for about 10 years....
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-19-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Water pump shaft nut

My '27 Touring had a water pump on it when I bought it. I repaired it several times. When I finally removed it, the engine ran much cooler.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

I got lucky today. My son-in-law stopped by on his way home from his deer lease. He is the head mechanic at one of the CarMax dealers in the Houston area and I really trust his instincts.

We stuck...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

Brent

The wind wings have been on the car for the 32 years that I have owned it and who knows how much longer than that. I've tightened the screws at times though. I think that the pads have dry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

Brent

I don’t think that my brackets are the Vintique brand but might be older repros. I bought the car in the late 1980’s and it still has the brackets that were on it when I bought it. I have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

Thanks red & jb

I'll fill the two clamp surfaces with JB Weld. I'm 86 and don't offer any warrantees.

Thanks again, Robert
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: Wind Wings

I just ordered “3M 5952 VHB” tape from Amazon for $16.99. It's 3/4" wide and my old rubber pieces are the same width and trimmed to fit. I'd be a bit concerned with the 1/2" tape because in my case...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By Robert/Texas
Wind Wings

Yesterday while driving our ’28 roadster one of the wind wings fell off. We found it this morning and it was undamaged.

I have a some old original and repro wind wing parts which I bought some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,981
Posted By Robert/Texas
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Back in the 1950’s I bought a ’28 roadster from the granddaughter of the original owner for $100. It was stock except for 1932 wheels. I drove this car hard for a couple of years and one day I...
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