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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Henry ford

All I know is that The parts my A was made from were made by working men with dirty hands and sore backs. It is to them I extend my thanks and wish them rest in the hereafter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,732
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Milling the head

Hoogah brings up a good point. My previous engine was decked .030 and the head was milled .030. when I swapped the head to my current engine it was standard deck. The decked block was unmarked....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Did the A always have shocks ?

Shocks are definitely a good idea and will add to your enjoyment, that being said, I've been driving my jalopy pickup without for ten years, (many highway miles and many country roads way too fast,)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By vtwinsideways
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By vtwinsideways
Curb weight of a '41 half-ton?

Trailer shopping this week and I need to know a curb weight for a stock 1941 half-ton V-8 pickup?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: What heads? 1941 half ton.

Having trouble posting pics... https://photos.app.goo.gl/lcM3wtItxPak4lBH2
This is the engine I bought from a friend. If he had a "raised deck" 221, I would have bought it, avoiding much confusion....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: What heads? 1941 half ton.

I don't know, but the 100 hp we're referred to as Mercury's when I was reading threads here while trying to identify the engine late last year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: What heads? 1941 half ton.

Should I haul this truck in for scrap because the previous string of owners didn't take exemplary care of it and didn't keep records? No. I am trying to be a better custodian of it and put it back on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: What heads? 1941 half ton.

Copying this from the thread on EFV8: I have been having very little luck in researching the '40-'41 pickups. The only book I am aware of is Howard Town's Two Great Trucks and it is fairly limited...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By vtwinsideways
What heads? 1941 half ton.

I have been trying to figure out which heads I need for a 1941 1/2 ton pickup with the optional Mercury engine. I would like them to be correct. Unfortunately the engine came with one 59AB and one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: '41 half-ton truck rim size?

Ford advertisement on p. 25 states "Spare wheel and tire, equipped with a lock, are mounted on the right side of the body, above the running board. Five wheels and five 6.00-16, 4-ply tires are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: '41 half-ton truck rim size?

Yes trying for "as-original-as-possible" when it comes to the drivetrain. Bought a set of late '41's that are 4" at the bead at Iola. Got home and was checking EFV8's "Two Great Trucks" and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By vtwinsideways
'41 half-ton truck rim size?

We'll, I'm afraid I may have screwed up and bought the wrong wheels... I know they're supposed to be 16", but what width?
Forum: Early V8 07-10-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By vtwinsideways
Found

Found.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Removing an oil pump idler on a '42 Merc?

Sludge, lots of sludge. It's out but wow! I finally got it with lots of twisting and prying. Thanks all!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Removing an oil pump idler on a '42 Merc?

The cap is loose and spins with the shaft, but apparently the shaft is stuck in the hole and the assembly will not pull out. The oil pump is out, is there anything else that might be holding it in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Removing an oil pump idler on a '42 Merc?

That's what I figured, but that's not what happened and I don't know how hard I should pry on the cover?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By vtwinsideways
Removing an oil pump idler on a '42 Merc?

Thanks to a lot of help from the Barn I have gotten the engine unstuck after many months. Rotating assy is out and the wife and I got the last 11 valves out last night. I cannot say enough to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,039
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: stuck motor

A friend bought a sport coupe several years ago and couldn't get it freed up.it had been rebuilt and never fired much like yours. He soaked it with penetrant and tried to pull it around the block to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,853
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Another '41 Radiator Mystery

Darn! If it was for a 19-C I could make it dissappear for you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Help identifying please

Post war. No telling on the bore until you get the heads off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Help identifying please

http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_specs-85to100mid.htm
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,561
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Questions about 1941 distributors.

Thanks for the info everyone. Looks like I'm on the hunt for parts again. I'll be giving you a call when I get to that point Jim.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,561
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Questions about 1941 distributors.

While the ease of use of the newer set up is appealing, the wife is planning on running the Hill at Newport.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,561
Posted By vtwinsideways
Re: Questions about 1941 distributors.

Of course the picture of the block loadede upside down, why wouldn't it?
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