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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-10-2018 at 09:05:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Early V8 Club -Members?
  • Just taking a poll on how many of you also belong to the Early Ford V8 Club, Model T, and Model A Clubs. I'd like to talk with any Early V8 members...my email is open.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 01-11-2018 at 06:42:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Life member of Model T Ford Club of America. Former member of The Model T Ford Club International. Although I have 38,39,and 40 V8s, I've never that club. SoS

    Dave Smith    Posted 01-10-2018 at 14:11:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have been a member of the Ford V8 club since the late 80s.
    Also the V8 ford foundation. I sold off most of myV8 stuff
    but still have my 37 Ford V8 doodle bug and a few miss parts.
    I also donated some rare Ford parts to the V8 foundation.
    For instance, Did you know Ford had a electric radiator fan.
    The Foundation has that now.
    Dave <*)))><

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-10-2018 at 14:40:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes, been doing a lot of research on the early V8's now, just finished doing some Model A research, and man did I learn a ton about the Model A I never knew before. I'm still trying to get confirmation on the electrical system though. The book I read, "The Model A As Henry Built It" shows a basic electrical diagram with an 8-Volt battery but no text explains it further. I know the authors wrote another book, "The Early Ford V8 As Henry Built It" which I've had for years, but there is a lot of incorrect information in it, at least on the Ford tools. the authors are dead and my attempts to reach the publisher, now out of business and the heirs of the authors have been futile.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Dave Smith    Posted 01-10-2018 at 19:12:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • My Doodle bug
  • A 1937 ford Truck cut down to be used as a tractor. Very common during WW2 when farmers could not get tractors

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    AL CT    Posted 01-10-2018 at 15:16:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You mention an 8 volt battery. No where in any of the books I have concerning Model A Fords does it mention an 8 Volt battery. I read where bulbs tend to burn out quickly if the generator is adjusted greater then 7.5 volts. Some where 6.7 volts is recommended. Actually an 8 volt battery will not even fit into a Model A battery carrier under the front floor board. These are three, of many, resources for Model A info and publications. Regards,
    Al
    https://mafca.com/pub_restorer.html
    http://modelastore.com/showroom/
    http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/model-a-parts

    Bob TX    Posted 01-10-2018 at 23:35:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • In the '50s there was a lot of talk using 8 volt batteries. They were trying to overcome bad equipment, bad wiring, bad connections on cars from 30s and 40s and yes, the bulbs did burn out sooner.

    36 coupe    Posted 01-11-2018 at 08:08:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The 8 volt battery could cause trouble in the V8s.Higher voltage would burn generator armature wire.A 17 ga wire was used in the armature.8 volts would harm oil pressure sending units,oil pressure gauges,gas gauges and sending units,lights,heater motors,radios,electric wipers, electric fuel pumps, ignition coils,ignition points,voltage regulators.8 volts did ok in tractors that did not have electrical gauges.I have owned 6 Ford V8s so I know a bit about them.I still have the 36 coupe and a load of parts for early V8s and Model As.I know that you should not turn on head lights too soon after starting the engine in cold weather.The cold battery does not load the generator soon enough so head lights can burn out.The tractors will have the problem.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-11-2018 at 05:24:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HAHAHA... there's still talk today about 8-Volt batteries for use in N-Series Tractors. By The way -They are not needed! A good 6-volt battery properly maintained is the key. That means fully charged at all times, obtainable today using a float charger. It isn't VOLTS you need to crank, it is the AMPS.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-10-2018 at 18:27:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, I know. That is what I said about the other book on the early V8 -it has several flaws. I asked our electrical guru Bruce Haynes about it as he owns a Model A but have not heard back yet.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Albert Sandholm    Posted 01-10-2018 at 11:29:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Strange you should ask about these clubs. Having owned two Model A's and one V8 in the past I stay current with different chat groups. There several great Model A, V8 and T clubs scattered across the US. Some offer restoration advice, cars and/or parts for sale, etc. I'm actively looking for a Model A. Considered an early 1928 in Colorado, however the transportation cost put that one out of reach.
    My suggestion, surf the web, like this site there's no fee to join and mountains of useful knowledge. Some clubs do charge a small yearly fee. You'll get a quarterly magazine. Model A and V8 Clubs are normally by geographic region.
    Sorry Tim, didn't mean to hijack your posting, but couldn't stop my self. So here goes.
    Anyone in New England that has or knows of a Model A for sale, running or not, please contact me. I'd love to see whats available. my email is open.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-10-2018 at 14:46:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, Al I know who you are, old friend. I'm getting ready to join the Early V8 club. My niece in Colorado recently purchased a '31 Ford Model AA Truck. I wasn't aware there were so many different styles of just the truck. My goal is to locate a '38 or '39 Ford DeLuxe auto. I'm very interested in the electrical systems on these old Fords, but most every early V8 I look at has been converted to 12 volts. It shouldn't be too hard to find a Model A near you. Try LeBarron-Bonney in Vermont and/or The Hemmings News...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    AL CT    Posted 01-10-2018 at 11:30:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes, that's me listed above as my full name.

    Richard NY 2N    Posted 01-11-2018 at 20:34:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I used to belong 30 years ago when I had a 35 sedan. There is a chapter in this area. Al there are a few listed on craigs list here. Rochester. There even is a running T for trade in the Buffalo area. Good luck

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