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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,373
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I'm 67. I bought my first old ford when I was 19. It was a '28 AA stakebed. That means it was 1972 and the truck was 44 years old. I had my wife get on her phone calculator and we think that would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,994
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

And just when I thought I'd seen my end all 4wd ford truck comes this.... Holy Crap.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,994
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

Maybe this is a very rare tonner version like Stu 'Truckdog' is dealing with now. If that single type wheel is 17" and 5 on 6 7/8", that's the case. I suppose it could be 5 on 8" like the big trucks....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

I'm with Seery and 48 F1. Check out FTE. It's pretty slow with the '47 and older trucks like mine, but a '50 is right in the wheelhouse and nobody cares if you don't adhere strictly to the 'rules'....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Here's a Flathead water pump. Let's rebuild it. Sunday tech quickie

Thank you Mart. Most excellent! I have a milk crate full of those early pumps and I have seen exploded diagrams of what's inside, but they still intimidated me so I always bought new ones. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,127
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Newbie but am I in the right place

And another hearty welcome from the Upper Left Coast of the USA.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,994
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

Very interesting wheel. Looks to be an MH conversion. The hits just keep on coming!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Not Ford, But Definitely Timely

My wife bought the heated mattress pad. Our bedroom has no heat, but this thing is the perfect solution. Pretty much on par with sliced bread.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,044
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Why not a new casting

And you ARE aware of the ongoing discussion with the guy who posts here about casting new blocks? Doesn't look like he's in a huge hurry. Maybe someone can link to the thread.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 8RT truck oil pan question

Be careful bending that tube... I have had some problems with those two attachment bolts stripping over the years while installing tube to pump.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 725
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What to look for on a preliminary block inspection?

Yup, looks a rebuilt one. Like maybe back in '58. Mart could be using it in a hill climb in a couple of weeks, but most of us would have a lot of money invested in short order.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,992
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: '40 front fenders

It's been really cold for our area and snow the last 3 days. Sometimes I just have to brave the cold so I can do some wrenching. Weekends don't come around every day. Did a front brake job with new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Desaxe engine - Anyone heard about it?

The 'leaning tower of power'.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

Randall, great videos. Thanks. and thanks again to all of you for the nice comments.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 1951 f3

I'm 67 and my son is 26. For years we have assembled the whole front clip off the truck. Each of us on a side and we just set it on. As said, bolts barely snug. Then we adjust and tighten bolts. Now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

Yes, it's the truck from my 'what in tarnation' thread. Cummins 6at 120 hp.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

And 'motoring' is what we do best....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

My dad golfed a little bit because he sold insurance and that's where the money guys hung out... He did have a small sailboat in the later years. but when he raced it against his friends in town, he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

It's kinda fun to be appreciated with all our toils. Laying on our back in the gravel or concrete, banging on stuff while crap falls in our eyes, not to mention the skinned knuckles. Sheesh, golfers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

They might have looked like mosquitos, but just some kind of non-biting insect we see sometimes in late summer. We have no biting insects here. Maybe if you lived by a swamp or had a lot of old tires...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

Thanks guys. It was a fun project.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 03:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

Fuggin aye! those boys were raised on this island.They do a great job of it. but you realklyt gotta look at John Prine's official video of 'Summers End'... The mom died of opioid addiction. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

In 1972 I was working in a shipyard when tne lottery numbers came out... To this day I'm not sure of my low lottery number is what I really wanted. I'm still here because of it, but I would have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

I'm still sitti'n here cryin' If you don't love this stuff then I'll have to move over to the hamb... Oh wait they are a bunch of 'tough guys'... But seriously my true friends, Just listen slowly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

Funny thing, those kids chose that John Prine song. I 'met' him (Prine) on the FM radio in the early 70's . Back when it was underground radio. Mr. Prine died from the covid virus last spring. He...
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