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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 650-16 or 700-16 tires for out 1946 project truck

IIRC 650 x 16 was the original size that came on them when new. Given the scarcity of tires just after WW-2 I don't think they offered many options. The 1945 models came with a spare wheel but no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Loose condenser bracket

I had continuous problems with condensers on my 59 AB until I moved the location up to the coil. Since moving it I've put perhaps 5000 miles on and not had a problem. Prior to moving to the coil I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Leaning to one side

Regarding the list. Many years ago I saw Andy Devine, the actor, at least I believe it has him, driving a Cadillac ? and was amazed at the very definite list to port of the car. You would think he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Speedometer needle

Be careful as the needle is aluminum and will bend/break quite easily. A clock repair person could pull and replace it quickly and safely.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Block Pressure Test

Pressure testing can be carried too far. I was given the block that is in my pickup after a guy pressure tested it at 160 psi and blew a pea sized hole in the #5 intake valve pocket. I repaired it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Block Pressure Test

As I told my youngest son, a Marine Corps Cobra pilot, there is no bigger collection of parts that, when they are in motion, want to completely disassemble themselves, than on a helicopter. Unlike...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,032
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Barn & shop total sell off ONE LOT only $$$$$$$

WOW! And my wife thinks I have "stuff".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,546
Posted By D. Jones
Re: I am hiding in my garage from my wife

I quit paying a barber to cut what was left of my hair 21 years ago when I retired. I complained about the price and he, the barber, said it cost that much because he had to spend so much time...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Dont do this !!!

I would be nice if your grandson was interested in stepping up and carrying on your business, with your guidance of course.

Hope you get your health issues resolved.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,205
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Wrecked 34 phaeton

If it were hit by a train you would have to walk along the tracks and pick the car up in mostly very small pieces. I've seen the results of a number of car train arguments, the train wins every time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Need some bolts

Sometimes you have to improvise. I have used all thread and then used red loctite to hold a nut on for the head. The nut can also be welded or soldered on. Fastenal can most likely get you what you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,575
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Broke down

I think I saw that one on Craigs List last week. The posting said "ran when it was parked".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,541
Posted By D. Jones
Re: What were the chances!

If you're really interested in finding out more about the original owner you might try going to the local library or historical society and looking for a city directory for Swansea for that time...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By D. Jones
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Central Oregon. May all of you enjoy the best of the holiday season and may all your resolutions and wishes come true.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By D. Jones
Re: car for sale sites

Common courtesy and common sense seem to be uncommon these days and so far we've been unable to teach or legislate either.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Help ID'ing and Locating a '37 Big Truck Seal

I generally make gaskets when I need them. For that one I'd carefully remove the old one and trace it onto a new piece of gasket material and cut it out using scissors and gasket punches. Wouldn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,465
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Before and After

So far this has been my one and probably only Ford project. Only took four years of working on it just about every day.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By D. Jones
Re: rear signal lights.

I just installed two element sockets in the taillights and park lights on my 45 commercial, not difficult and it doesn't alter the look of the vehicle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By D. Jones
not a Ford flathead but from that era

A while back I asked for help/information regarding what type of gear oil to use in an old Cat grader, with your help I settled on NAPA GL-1. Thought you might like to see the old yellow iron. She's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Finally got it to not overheat!

Way to go!

A good example of working through a problem methodically and correctly diagnosing what or what not was occurring. It seems, at least to me, that today there precious few that have the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Alternator to generator conversion

Guess I'm behind the times I can't see any reason to change from the 6 volt positive ground generator to anything different. My truck starts and runs just fine just like it did when new in 1945.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Remote master cylinder fill

I added an extension to the filler opening and that made it much easier to fill without spilling.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Relocating condenser

By moving the condenser from the distributor to the coil you have moved it to a cooler location (temperature wise) and at least for me they last much much longer. I was changing them sometimes after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By D. Jones
Re: GL 1 oil

Ordered 10 gallons of 90 wt GL-1 from NAPA and will flush and refill the transmission case in the next few days. Need to build a hex wrench to remove the drain plug before I can drain it. I'm hoping...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By D. Jones
Re: GL 1 oil

If I were closer I'd take you up on it. I do appreciate the thought.

Thanks again for the thought.
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