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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-12-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Pertronix Coil

I have a Pertronic Flame Thrower dist. on my 55 with a 302 engine. The pickup module went out and I called them and thec. helped me solve the problem, very knowdegable. Sent me a new pickup coil, no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: '41 won't crank when hot

I was having the same problem your having, mine turned out to be the connections on the ballast resistor. I cleaned them and made sure they were tight. The resistor is located under the dash to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Drive shaft balance?

I would replace the center shaft bearing while you have it apart if you are concerned it might vibrate. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: 32 front wheel shimmy

Mine was caused by improper toe-in, everything had been re-built and new tires. Proper toe-in fixed it 1/16'" did the trick. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: 1941 ford sedan vacum wiper motor and control

Unless you are going for an all original car, install a 2 speed electric. After buying a NOS Trico motor and still not having a good wiper system, I replaced mine with one from Mac's works great and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-12-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: The Hurst Mystery Shifter

It was back in the 50's when we did that, maybe he saw it in the mag. it was as I remember a 48 Ford. I could weld and I helped him. He had removed the linkage pin and turned the shift lever towards...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: 51 custom diff cover gasket, need help!!

Have someone help you with pulling the thing out, it is HEAVY and hard to handle by yourself. Don't ask me how I know. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: adjusting 39 Ford pickup shocks

I'm not sure if mine are the same as yours, but one of mine was set too harsh. Expereminting I found turning it CCW made it work better. Mine are the round type, sometimes called Hudni. Al
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-10-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: The Hurst Mystery Shifter

I don't know if any of you guys ever made a floor shift by taking a stock shifter off the bottom of the column. A buddy and I welded some brackets onto the shifter, turned it crosswise on the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-10-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,028
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: 55 Ford Ranch wagon Door latch Question

Glad to find this post mine just started acting up. I've just turned the lock wheel back a turn or two to get it to latch, now I know how to fix it. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: She looks good but she doesn’t run so good

Call Nat. Carb. ask them what the setting should be. You paid for a fix, they should be willing to help you. al
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Help! - 1955 Thunderbird 6V (ground-neg.) generator not charging

I'd take the gen. to a shop that works on them and have them do a run test. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,053
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Safest Way to Buy a Car Long Distance??

Where are you located Kuntz, in the US or overseas? Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,223
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Crusty Flatty Flat Out at Prescott Hill Climb. OMG will she blow? 33 coupe at GOW

Look's like you and ole crusty had a lot of fun. Great video. Buy the way you left her running. LOL Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 809
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: another older

Hope it was a good one, I got #83 coming up soon. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: 41 ford Helmet Distributor Rotor question - color orang

Mine is black, don't know anything about an orange one, what kind of a problem are you having?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: hurricane

We left Sunday and went to the deer lease, I've been through enough of them to know they can change course at the last minute, then it;s too late to leave. Luckly we escaped with only a little rain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By grumppyoldman
Storms coming I'm leaving

I don't know yet how it's going to come out, but I've been busy today hauling stuff to my storage building where I have my cars stored. Gotta be prepared to leave on a moments notice. Hope they just...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-18-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By grumppyoldman
Serpentine belt adjust

I've read several ways to adjust a serpentine belt and they are differ. Mine has adjustable links on alt and ac, how much tension should there be? Some say twist it from side to side should get 1/2"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Gas Tank Renu

I was going to coat my 41 tank, because I was having plugage problems. After I got the sending unit out I found it had already been coated, and it was peeling off. Beplaced the tank and fuel lines....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Flathead Ford V8 Being Built at Rouge Ford Plant

I was being made about the same time as the flatheads. but I was known for being a hardhead. Liked the show, one of them could have been put in my 41.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 54,776
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: New Poll, What Year Fords Do We Own?

41 Business Coupe { currently for sale }
55 Fairlane Town Sedan/ 302 and C4
Both drivers, restored and ready to go.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Is lead still needed?

Auto your right on the fuel line, I had a brain fart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Is lead still needed?

If your running E-Free gas make sure you have fuel injection rubber hose, it holds up well with it. Al
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,065
Posted By grumppyoldman
Re: Newbie to forum, and Ford.

welcome to the Ford Barn DM, these guy's have helped me many times. you have come to the right place. Al
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