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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By fordwife
Re: Do my own headliner, but have problem

I recently installed one in my '48 without removing the rear window. I just trimmed it , used a little glue and pushed it under the moulding with a putty knife. Here are some things I have learned:1...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By fordwife
Re: 59AB Thermostat clocking

My apologies for my previous post today. I had never heard a thermostat part refered to as a jiggle valve.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By fordwife
Re: 59AB Thermostat clocking

Are you serious? or is this a joke?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By fordwife
Re: Driving in 110 degree heat

Ethonal gas, I would think, will boil at at a lower temp than the old non ethanol gas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,525
Posted By fordwife
Re: I'm not a Model A person

I'm interested, what's your price? I live about 160 miles from you. 509- 670-0408. I would bring cash and a trailer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By fordwife
Re: stumbling then soomths out

Check your ignition. An ignition problem will often mimic a fuel problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By fordwife
Re: flathead refresh

Are you sure you have a 59Ab? That engine was discontinued after '48. Anyway the way it sounds it should run fine for a long time
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-08-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By fordwife
Re: Lots of A's but not so many T's

Here's 1 reason, during WW2,a lot of T's were scrapped. Many, if not most A's were still around and being used.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By fordwife
Re: Optima 6V Battery Mounting Options

There is a certain size of military ammo. can, I believe its 7mm. that a 6v optima will fit in, Check with a military surplus store.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By fordwife
Re: Rough idle, low vacuum reading ?

Running too rich. bad power valve? float set too high? just some possibilities Almost certainly a carb. problem. I would start by checking the plugs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By fordwife
Re: Rough idle, low vacuum reading ?

Running too rich. bad power valve? float set too high? just some possibilities Almost certainly a carb. problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By fordwife
Re: 59A carbon fouled plugs

Try turnin g the needle valves all the way closed while idling. If it still runs, the power valve may not be sealing. Maybe a bad gasket surface. It should be held closed by vacuum at idle and low...
Forum: Model-A 04-26-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By fordwife
Exclamation 1929 model A sport coupe

1929 model A sport coupe,older restoration, a#2 or #3 car. twin sidemounts, stone guard, oval rear windows,cowl lights ,alternaor, rumble seat, luggage rack, good wsw, trunk send email for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By fordwife
Re: Model A generator problem

If this is an original generator, try a different cut out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By fordwife
Re: bad Babbitt Bearing or Valve Poor Quality Valve Job

Obviously, neither mechanic knows much about early ford v8s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,848
Posted By fordwife
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

Now that i've seen the photos. I would not be afraid to use JB weld, provided there is not a crack that goes deeper than the pictures show.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,848
Posted By fordwife
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

JB Weld is supposed to be good for up tp 400 degrees F. However if the damage goes into the seat I would put a new insert in that seat. But I would reserve judgement until I could see a photo.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By fordwife
Red face Re: 1940 Ford V8 Wouldn't Start

You may not need a new carb. Just pull the needle and seat and find out why its sticking.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,183
Posted By fordwife
Re: Toilet paper oil filter adapter

That being said , what is the advantage, if any over modern oil filters? None in my opinion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By fordwife
Re: KR Wilson 41-P-2954-25

Just a guess: to dis assemble valve guide assemblys on the early flathead v8.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By fordwife
Re: Glass Pack Mufflers

We used to pour oil in the glaspaks to make them burn out sooner and make them noisier.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,170
Posted By fordwife
Re: headers vs duals

Beware: the smithys available nowadays are not as good as the ones we had back in the day. They are thinner and will rust out pretty fast unless you drill a 1/8 or so drain hole in the bottom rear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,210
Posted By fordwife
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

Many of us do. If you have basic welding and fabrication skills it is fairly easy to do. And you probably save some $$$$
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,138
Posted By fordwife
Re: Old sayings

An old carpenter friend used to say that a mentally slow person was " a half a bubble out of plumb."
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,864
Posted By fordwife
Re: Merry Christmas from Washington State

I was born in eastern WA in 1939 and taken home from the hospital in a Model A.
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