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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By chap52
Re: I might have scam!

As WC Fields said, "Never smarten up a chump or give a sucker an even break." Then he sold his talking dog to a bartender.
"Being a rip-off jerk is a full-time job." "CAUTION is better than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By chap52
Re: Windshield Polishing

If you have a place to get a new one cut I would first try to polish it out and see what you have after your done. Check You Tube there are a few posts on polishing out windshields. Again, be careful...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By chap52
Re: selling my 33 2 door

Twice I have used WeBeAutos.com Great service and painless sale. They handle all the advertising and also verify funds before you let go of the vehicle. Mike Runnels was great to work with. Chap...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By chap52
Re: Winterizing

Winterizing in the Tucson, Arizona area is to roll up the windows. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By chap52
Re: Flathead won't idle

After getting it running on one carb.
Pick up a Uni-Sync from one of the vendors and learn hoy to properly balance the carbs. Are you using straight or progressive linkage? Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By chap52
Re: For those who don't have a four post lift......

I call my agile adult son. At 75 I am as agile as a wooden pencil. I know people say do some gentle stretching exercises first. Then I am too worn out to fix whatever it was that I had already...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By chap52
Re: Gas cap 30-31

I not only cleaned the vent holes in my gas cap but added an additional one. Be careful not to drill into the bottom of the pretty chrome part. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,508
Posted By chap52
Re: Heavy heart

" She was a strong Believer"

That is the only phrase that can bring peace to our sorrows. We feel a loss and rejoice in the peace our loved one now has. There will certainly be an emptiness for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,407
Posted By chap52
Re: Never been this old before!

Have a Blessing filled Birthday. Lead the way Brother, I will be 76 in February. Love it, being old in this crazy world. There is light at the end of the tunnel... Enjoy the adventure... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By chap52
Re: Arizona Insurance

I believe that any vehicle over 20 years old qualifies for an Historic Plate here in Arizona. Seems strange when you see one on a 2000 Toyota... WHAT? Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By chap52
Re: Arizona Insurance

I live in the Tucson area and had an Historical Plate on both my 1952 Ford F1 and my 1930 Model A. I found that Haggerty had the best insurance options for me... Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By chap52
Re: Some Bubba News

Jim you are loved and appreciated. I pray that God will strengthen you both physically and spiritually as He takes you through this adventure. You continue to bless many of us even if it is with just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,749
Posted By chap52
Re: how long does a sale usually take?

Your ad looks good and the asking price seems fair.
I have used We Be Autos twice. Mike Runnels is the owner and these folks handle all the advertising on dozens of sites. You can write your own...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By chap52
Re: My first Car show!!!!!!

Many of us old guys are remembering the joy of a similar experience many years ago. It is obvious that you have caught the car bug, but don't isolate or worry about social distancing because of it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By chap52
Re: wont fire

Add your location to your profile. There may be an "A" owner nearby to walk through this with you. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,460
Posted By chap52
Re: Are These Head Studs Long Enough?

Maybe off subject, "kinda". But when I installed a 6-1 head I also purchased new chrome moly studs from the same vendor. I believe it was Snyders. After a bit of research I found that when installing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By chap52
Re: The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Welcome home Ralph. May the Lord richly bless you and your family through the current adventures. May He strengthen all of you both physically and spiritually and provide beyond your needs... Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By chap52
Re: Antifreeze yes or no?

50/50 using distilled water worked for me. The tap water here (Tucson, AZ) was too hard and leaves scale on the faucets so I opted for the inexpensive distilled alternative. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By chap52
Re: 49 F1 shift pattern

Lots of folks use to start off in 2nd gear because 1st was so low geared. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By chap52
Re: Friday The 13th - Oregon & California Are Burning

Maybe God is trying to get our attention. Chap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By chap52
Re: Parts Washer Liquid

I use "Purple Power Cleaner" that I get at Wal Mart. Biodegradable, water soluble and easy on the hands if you forget to put on those gloves that are right next to the parts washer. Chap
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,776
Posted By chap52
Re: Inner tube advice needed

A couple of years ago I bought a new tube from Brattons. It had a small leak near the stem right out of the box. I called them and they sent out a new tube that day. I was told that this was an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By chap52
Re: Clean up time!

I like Purple Power (Wal Mart or Auto Zone) biodegradable and easy to work with. Spray on cold engine after saran wrapping the dist. & electrical junction box. Then use a scrub brush where accessible...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By chap52
Re: Car Stalled/Went Fishing...In Gas Tank

Sounds like your initial response to the issue was good. Many of us have experienced plugged fuel cap vent or junk blocking fuel flow. You diagnosed the immediate issue, took measures to get it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By chap52
Re: Why won't it start?

You caught the rabbit you have been chasing. Great news. Thanks for reminding us all that sometimes the rabbit is in plain site. These vehicles are simple and humbling and well worth the frustration...
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