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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Joe’s Antique Auto

Joe is my go to guy as well. One time I placed an order and the credit card he had on file was expired. He called me to get the new info but said that he had already shipped the order even though he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Where to get a OD solenoid for a '49 convertible?

Mac Van Pelt, Old Ford Store in San Dimas, Shoe Box Central, or maybe Joe at Joe's Antique Auto might know of a source if he didn't or couldn't get one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Amost off topic

The version I heard was from California to Hawaii but same idea.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-12-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Pulling the front clip on a '54 Ranch Wagon

Thanks to all for the replies. After reading all of them plus the ones on the HAMB I'm probably leave well enough alone and not pull the clip.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Grill screen air flow

Glad you're back.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,915
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Warning about c&g

Just as an example I recently ordered a headlight switch for my '54 Ranch Wagon from Shoe Box Central. They sent me a Dennis Carpenter switch that was defective. Sent them an email and followed it up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Water based cleaner??

Some years ago the employees at a local heavy construction company's maintenance shop used to make acetylene bombs until the static electricity in the plastic trash bag they were filling ignited...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By 51504bat
Re: '42 WW2 G8T on Portland, Or Craig's List $7000

I'm no military truck expert but I always thought that the WWII Ford big trucks had 6 lugs (like the dumptruck on Craigslist) and not 5 lugs (like the flat bed)?
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-11-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By 51504bat
Pulling the front clip on a '54 Ranch Wagon

I'm getting ready to pull the 239 and 3 speed in my '54 Ranch Wagon to install a 302 and AOD. In the process I'm going to completely rebuild the front end with new parts including the springs and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By 51504bat
Re: need my transmission rebuilt

If you can't find someone closer or don't do it your self, Mac Van Pelt in Ohio is the man when it comes to early Ford transmissions. He has all the parts if you decide to do it your self. His book...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-11-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 1955 Ford Fairlane rear leaf springs

Just delivered yesterday by FedEx. Eaton springs front and rear for my '54 Ranch Wagon. $931.31 after a 10% HAMB discount. Shipping wasn't cheap, $230.25 but they are heavy and came all the way from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Hello

Welcome. Nice work.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Water based cleaner??

I bought Crown PSC 1000 Parts Cleaner at Tractor Supply. According to the specs its petroleum based but the parts washer I bought at the same time from Tractor Supply wasn't compatible with the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-09-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Dash clock, '55 Victoria

https://williamsons.com

(479) 369-2551
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Original 'Ford' Flathead Water Pump

Someone might want them to use as cores either to rebuild themselves or sent to Skip or Daryl Fryer or another rebuilder of their choice.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By 51504bat
Re: PU Frame Identification

This should help in finding the vin number:
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/1939ford-project-teardown-13.htm
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 2020 eastern nationals

Could be worse, you could be from California.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,962
Posted By 51504bat
Re: A good start today.........

Jim,

If you posted the photos they didn't come through on my end but not to worry. Just the fact that you are doing well and making good on back orders and warranty work is good enough for me....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-03-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 1955 Ford Fairlane rear leaf springs

Personally I'd use Eaton Spring before I'd use Mac's but that's just me. Eaton is probably more $$ but they are US made. Not sure about what Mac's is selling. Kanter also has them but after the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Underhood carnage on my F-1

Just head up 101 to Paso Robles and BrassWorks. It won't be cheap but you'll get a quality brass/copper radiator made right there. Don't know about now but when I ordered the one for my '39 p/u the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 1960 wagon west

Over 20 years ago I took the entire month of October off from work and took a family vacation and drove from California to PA and back. Made it all the way without any snow issues until we were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Speedometer cable

Joe's Antique Auto lists 2 versions:
SPEEDOMETER CABLES & BRACKET1932-48 Cars & 1932-47 pickups A-17260-B Cable with vinyl covered steel casing, 69-1/2” long ............ 30- 48 16.00 ea
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Forum: Early V8 09-02-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By 51504bat
SALE PENDING Merc Flathead w/O/D trans & 8ba short block

SALE PENDING



Complete wide belt Merc flathead with 3 speed o/d trans. Was told it was running but smoked when pulled. Possible to get it running on the dolly its sitting on. Will pull heads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By 51504bat
Re: 8ba flat head

Depending on the year Mercs had water pumps (both wide and narrow belt configs) that on first look appeared to be like an 8rt truck pump but the mounting pad on the pumps is higher requiring either a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 987
Posted By 51504bat
Re: Water pump replace

Others may have different views but I always use a stainless bole with anti seize for the bolt in the water passage.
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