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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-17-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Engine Rebuilders

As far as engine builders in Alabama I would check the local T clubs and they will "steer" you in the right direction. I would recommend Pat's restorations in Monroe Connecticut but that's some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Sanford & Son Pickup Truck

According to my replica it's a 52 gentleman and has an ugly orange flathead under the bonnet:D
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-15-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Sounding like a Harley....

Thanks for the input Joe, I thought about a tack weld @ the nut. I added a lock washer between the two nuts, if that looses up I'm breaking out the Miller:D
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-14-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By 39portlander
Sounding like a Harley....

So pulling down the street and parking last night I noted the Fordor was sounding more like my old Electra-Glide.

Checked the muffler this morning and the single nut on the threaded rod was...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-13-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Tire question

Bob, I would check some of the youTube offerings on the subject. I was just watching several videos for 21" split rims with some good Ideas.

I do know keeping that darn tube valve stem centered is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 965
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Crank pulley bolt...Lost again!!

Joe could you drill the shank and use a castle nut, You got me curious.

Get one of those remote cameras and possibly video that area by the pulley and see what is going on while driving, good luck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By 39portlander
old school flathead...

If you go on to Maine craigslist Walt Duponts son Rick has the famed dragster up for sale. Vehicle pop's up when you type in the title or "old school flathead" the drivetrain and flathead alone are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By 39portlander
Re: She looks good but she doesn’t run so good

A great thread, keep us posted with how you make out there.

Lawson, you are AWESOME:D
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-09-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Rear end/axle grease seal question

Some very helpful resources on this subject and many others, Milt Webb's Restoring a Ruckstell has a section on page 39 Axle bearing and grease seal service.

Also recommend MTFCA DVD series...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By 39portlander
Another useful use...

So my wife is always asking me "is this something you can use" when she's about to get rid of something, like the pictured old pot holders I use with the lift to protect paint and stuff.

Now my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By 39portlander
Re: New Master cylinder weeping in back around piston

Tim keep us up to date on your project, I'm reminded every so often of the words "shelf life". This winter it would not hurt to get a fresh rubber seal kit if the weeping shows up again. Who know how...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-07-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By 39portlander
Re: 30x3.5 rims needed

There has been no response from AVR for several years now, not even sure if there has been an attempt by anyone to pick up the business.

Swap meets, ah good luck depending on your current state...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By 39portlander
39 Peeekup column drop...

Posting some pictures for Mark in San Jose who had a question on a few column drops of different lengths he had, hope these help.

Mine is approx 4'' from the dash bottom to the center of my...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-31-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By 39portlander
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-30-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By 39portlander
Painting with a bulb planter...

This may help someone in a pinch, so after spraying the bottom of my front/rear bumper support halves I was needing something that tapers down to drop the center on and finish the top.

This tool...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-24-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Got the 24 coupe running

Mouse house in the muffler turns into a condo association in the valves and cylinder head:D
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-23-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Got the 24 coupe running

That's a nice felling when something comes back to life again. I'll bet there is a pound of acorns and such in that muffler, something I would also look into.

I recently got my Fordor running...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-23-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Straightening spokes...

The "outward snout" after the lugs on an A are considerably pronounced compared to the T wire wheels, hope my set have no cracks.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-23-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By 39portlander
Re: Straightening spokes...

Thanks for the heads up Steve, I can see why the model A rims are larger in that area for strength.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By 39portlander
Re: I've been grilled....

Thanks Pete for making those pictures bigger.

Gary that trim and shell are very nice, the only thing I had to do was drill out the spot welds for the upper grill/radiator support and have that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By 39portlander
I've been grilled....

Just wanted to thank Gary U and Kube for the tip about Vintage Vehicles in Wautoma Wisconsin. It just so happened they had a 39 grill and restored trim as my pictured grill was pretty toast.

Thank...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-22-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By 39portlander
Straightening spokes...

I have been busy, scored some nice wire wheels that just needed some TLC before they head off for powder coating.

The pictured wheel spoke straightener set is from Specialty motor cams in Plymouth...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-22-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By 39portlander
T-6574-X removal...

This might help someone, needing to remove the old and rusty head lamp socket with out damaging the headlamp housing.

I found the pictured 1/4" drive 1/2" craftsman deep socket fit perfect to...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-22-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By 39portlander
Running and back together....

It's been a nice adventure with this Fordor, thank you Fordbarn for the help along the way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By 39portlander
Radiator frame hole location, 39 peeekup

I am posting these for Ken who was asking which holes to use for mounting his radiator, I never really new the reason for the two different holes but I used the forward holes for my installation.
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