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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 974
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 58 Edsel engine

The Plymouth and Dodge engines were 360 during late seventies and eighties. Same family as the 318.
I rebuilt several out of B300 vans.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 1951 ford f-5 troubleshooting

The gage on the dash doesn’t tell you the battery condition, it tells if the generator is working.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 1951 ford f-5 troubleshooting

How would a bad generator cause it to stall out?
Does the battery go dead? Does the ammeter show no charge?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Electric wiper conversion

I installed a conversion kit in an F1 some years ago.
I have forgotten where the owner bought the kit but it used a Volkswagen electric motor and was very easy to install and worked very well.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: selling a car to someone in Sweden

Just make sure the company that has anything to do with transporting the car does NOT have the word Stockholm in their company name.
They will keep all the money and you’ll never see the car again.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-15-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 974
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 58 Edsel engine

The two top models in 1958 used the 410 engine.
It was NOT 410 cubic inches, it 410 foot pounds of torque.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Need a good Suggestion on what to do

Thems called dash plaques.

Buy a large picture frame and bo what Clem and Al suggested. Only keep it in the house.
You may want a separate nice picture of your Dad to go in it too besides the car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: 1932 Ford 4 cylinder engine tins question

Should be on both sides.
We always called ‘em engine pans.
They are usually both missing.
The last model A I worked on, a ‘30 roadster with a Russian B engine, has both pans.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: F1 truck MC bench bleed

Since 1954 I’ve been bolting master cylinders to the vehicle and bench bleeding them right on the car.
Never have figured out what bleeding them on the bench does.
Do the same with dual master...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Antique Auto Radiator Repair and Restoration

I have taken many, many radiators and gas tanks to Pankeys in Hayward in the last twenty years.
Always very happy with their service, never had a complaint.
There was a shop I took stuff to in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,625
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

Do you really think low tire pressure or low compression will or could cause a car to run poor and bike after 40 or 60 miles.
Since the condenser is cheap and easy to change.......
The valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 882
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

I don’t have to choose colors.
I ask my wife, paint it the color she says and never have to listen to @$&*# about having too many old cars.
I have six. Plus two daily drivers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

30closed covered it.
I have torn down too many engines that sat a long time, we’re started up on the old gas and then we’re found seized the next day. Including my F1.
Drain the tank n add some new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,209
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Where Do You Find Your Ford Parts

Hi, thanks for your order 9 days ago.
We are processing it today.

Too bad, they have a really nice catalog though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: '37 Ford all locked up

You might just loosen the two long bolts that hold the starter to the engine and put it in second gear and rock it back and forth.
I have had success doing that if it is a locked starter drive....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: '37 Ford all locked up

A loose battery cable will NOT lock the engine so that when you tou the car and let the clutch out in gear the wheels will slide.
A friend/customer decided to drive his father’s ‘36 roadster to his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

We used tooth powder in those days.
During the war my Dad bought a 200 acre farm in Wisconsin.
After we got the crops and cattle moved we noticed a 40 acre pasture was heavily covered with milk...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,209
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Where Do You Find Your Ford Parts

I always call C&G first. In 20 plus years they have never issed me off.
They know the cars, they get the parts out and they are all nice to talk to and deal with.
And if you’re lucky you might get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

The better ratio F100 rear ends are not a bolt in to the F1.
The spring perches must be cut off and relocated, the shocks no longer match up and of coarse the speedometer is off quite a bit....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

The standard transmission in the F1 was column shift 51 and later unless they had the four speed or the heavy duty three speed.
The standard three speed column shift was the car transmission but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

I have a 51 F1 which of course is also a side shift.
I was advised that the overdrive trans was very hard to get mounted into an F1 so I got a rear end out of a ‘72 F100 that is about 3.5:1.
That...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Pall bearers..

It’s really not that bad here.
Sometimes I go for several minutes at a time without wishing I’d never have come to
Taxafunnyca.
I had some serious work planned for today but there was enough...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,963
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Pop-up Adds at Bottom of Screen

Never saw that at the bottom that others have mentioned.
Lately when I first bring up the website I get an ad. Usually a ford truck dealer.
After I Cross it out I never see another ad.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,252
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: throw-out bearing

And they’ll sit at a light going up hill and let the car roll back, then let the clutch out enough to go forward, then roll back again.
A couple of weeks ago I put a new throw out bearing in a ‘46...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,426
Posted By Aarongriffey
Re: Been in hospital 4 Spinal Surgery

I agree with 40 on this one.
Really good to hear that Anthony is doing well after such a major operation.
My Dr. told me if I get the urge to exercise I should just go lay down until the urge goes...
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