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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,644
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Amen. The sweet spot on a stock Model A Ford is about 40 to 42 MPH on these cars. Listen to the car as you drive it. You will sense and feel it working harder after 42 or 45 MPH or so. Why abuse the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: A Lazy Sunday Drive in a Model A

Neat video thanks, it was fun to watch! You have a very nice Model A.

Is that you in your avatar buying the car at the dealership??:p:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: 1927 Introduction of Model A

Lots of stuff on History Channel is bogus, this doesn't surprise me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Source for epoxy-filled 6 volt coil ?

Good to know, going thru this very issue,,, thanks for the advice I'll try one.

Got nothing to lose:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: storage

They tell me that mice like dark areas to nest. Glove boxes, tail pipes, under the hood, under seats, etc.---- probably is best to leave these areas open if you can or else really close them up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Interesting video fun to watch, thanks!

Also thanks for the info from posters on burnishing the bearings. I was especially interested in the fact that a PROPERLY done Model A with Babbitt bearings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: is it ok to run diluted antifreeze?

50/50 mix here too, using distilled water. I run that in all our antique Fords and the coolant is always fresh and clean looking. Not gunky and rust colored like so many I've seen w/o antifreeze and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

You can buy it at Farm and Fleet pretty reasonably:)

https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/g--225-marvel-oil-company-mystery-oil.html
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Fan Belt Tension Adjuster....

Good idea. It is tricky to tighten the fan belt on these motors, at least I always thought so.

We have a '36 PU too, anxious to see yours when done please post pics:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

Never knew that:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

I buy it by the gallon and fill an MMO quart bottle as I use it, from the quart bottle:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,308
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

I'm a firm believer in MMO in the gas tank, use it in all of our old Fords. I never used it until I stuck a valve in the Flathead, and MMO brought it back plus the engine ran a lot smoother. Today's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,328
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: 1936 Ford V8 Service/Restoration Thread

Ketronj that is one NEAT '36 Ford! I like it!!

Congratulations, you did well. You'll have a lot of fun with the car and meet some pretty nice folks along the way:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: 37 ford p/u

Absolutely I just went thru this. I put some black electrical tape around it to hold it all together while you put it back on, otherwise it is a fit.

I was trying to be careful taking it apart...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,751
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: First 100 Miles!!! Or a touch more. My '39 Pickup

That's a good question I often wondered that too. We had a '37 PU, nice little truck. At a real quick glance they remind you of a '35-'36 truck.

I believe I read once that the '37 was a transition...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,449
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: ANOTHER Fake '40 Coupe....Mart Was Spot-on!

The Italians used to have a means of doing just that, so they said:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: The Battery Game

I get great service out of the $40 6V batteries from either Farm and Fleet or Farm King for the Model A and '36 Ford.

Running Tom Wesenberg's EVR in the original generator, I have been averaging...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: 35 Panel delivery, is this a stock weld?

THAT is neat it will make a sweet car restored. Looks very solid. I love the early V-8 panel trucks and Delivery Cars. Sorry I don't really know the answer to your question.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,104
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

it's a true story, I retired from Deere and the older guys used to talk about that:)

Deere recruited from within the ranks and formed the John Deere Battalion during WWII. They were machinists...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Andy Hardy Movies

Actually I don't know what I "gather" about your thoughts on the "entertainment" industry -- I was just lookin' for some information/thoughts.
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I fully agree... they are for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: 36 Can't Stop The Oil Pan Drain Plug Drip

I think after taking off that pan, if it was me, I'd get it brazed.

I'm not a big fan of JB Weld never had very good luck with that stuff.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: '36 Pickup electrical issue

Well, it fired right up. Started and stopped engine several times. Ran real smooth ran great. First time it has even started since May

What to do? I took it for a short trip here in town, got...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: '36 Pickup electrical issue

Thank you to all that submitted tips!

Turned out the new coil was junk, because I got a NAPA IC7 at the suggestion of Charlie here on the FB, put it on and after the second crank of the motor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: '36 Pickup electrical issue

Thanks will do that Friday I'll let you know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Bert's number not working?

Amen I fully agree. Bert's is fantastic.
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