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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,963
Posted By expavr
Re: Help with a family issue

Charlie
I ran into the same dilemma with my wife and riding in the Tonner. It took a few drives on rural roads at reasonable speeds (less than 45 MPH) to convince her that the truck was a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,349
Posted By expavr
Re: Bruce Lancaster

Thanks Pete for sharing a photo of Bruce. Years ago when I joined the Barn and was a flathead newbie Bruce steered me in the right direction with some good advice. I never met him personally but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By expavr
Re: Truck bed

PM 51504bat on this forum. He lives in Redlands and has a 39 pickup.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By expavr
Re: Hershey on the West Coast

Same is true of Turlock. There are still a few vendors who show up with some decent vintage iron.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By expavr
Re: Hershey on the West Coast

IMO the only West Coast event that comes close to Hershey in terms of number of vendors and quality of parts is the Portland swap meet. The 1940 Tonner followed me home from that meet.

“Hosted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By expavr
Re: 47 1-ton wheel cylinder kits

Try Chucks Trucks ( https://www.chuckstrucksllc.com/ ). I got some part from him for my 40 Tonner.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By expavr
Re: Timber under cab

I used apitong for all the wood structures on the tonner including the bed wood. http://www.woodsunlimited.com/faq.html In addition to being a strong dense hardwood its both weather and insect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,217
Posted By expavr
Re: Risk of using old (over 10 years) tires

I had a blowout on the outside rear tire of our coach and when I took it to our tire shop to get a replacement was told that both tires on that side of the coach would have to be replaced due to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By expavr
Re: Timber under cab

Corey
Attached are three photos which show the OEM cab wood mounts in the 40 Tonner. I'm led to believe that all the conventional truck cabs from 40-47 were the same so unless you have a COE these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By expavr
Re: Timber under cab

Corey
There is a big difference between the 1/2 ton pickups and the big trucks when it comes to the cab mounting blocks. Attached are photos of the cab mounting blocks on the 40 Tonner. I used the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By expavr
Re: Installation of motor and gearbox- Ford 1 1/2 tonne

To install the column and box with the cab on required a helper. Other than that not a big deal.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By expavr
Re: Installation of motor and gearbox- Ford 1 1/2 tonne

“My question is, am i able to install the engine and gearbox pedal box etc prior to installing the cab and guards or will i run into trouble somewhere along the way? “

That’s how I did it on my 40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,557
Posted By expavr
Re: Roy Nacewicz's business, and it's future

Thanks for accepting the financial risk to buy Roy’s business. This country needs more folks like you who aren’t afraid of the words “entrepreneur” and “capitalist”! Hopefully this new venture...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By expavr
Re: gas question

“At least it hasn't been great for a lot of weed whippers, boats, and others. If you use it, burn it fairly quickly.”
I can attest to that having had to replace carburetors on a chain saw and a roto...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,628
Posted By expavr
Re: Bat piss

To get rid of the bats in my shop I used bird netting tacked to the fascia board on the edge of the roof. The netting hangs down about 6’ from the bottom of the fascia and covers all the openings...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By expavr
Re: Oil leak from drain plug

As Tinker suggests I would try applying “never seize” to the threads and see if that doesn’t help. The petcock drain on my radiator had an annoying water leak around the threads and I applied “never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By expavr
Re: For Minnesota guys with cars that are still 6 volt

Is an adapter required to allow for charging the unit from a 6V system? If so what did you use to do this? Thanks.
Les Williams
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By expavr
Re: Bubba report from web site ...

Jim
Glad to hear that you’re keeping a positive attitude. Regarding the issue of blood thinners and their impact on our lives I’ve been taking a baby aspirin daily for the last 5 years and my blood...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By expavr
Re: Isky 1007B Track Numbers

"Tom Hutchinson! He was one of my flathead mentors when I was growing up in SoCal."


Tom rebuilt the flathead in my Tonner in May 2006. During the build he took time to educate me about the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By expavr
Re: 1940 ford pickup tailgate chain install

More photos. I think the spring loaded catch acts as a safety device to insure the hook on the strap stays engaged with the eye on the tailgate. If you need more detail PM me and I'll take some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By expavr
Re: Towing a big truck

With the axles installed the gears and bearings in the differential are being lubricated whether driven or towed. The same should be true of the trans. The only advantage that I see for pulling the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By expavr
Re: 41 pu. Rear fender brace at top?

Mart

Attached are photos of the rear fender on a 40 Ford 1/2 ton pickup. No center brace on the fender. There is a brace to lower edge on the back of the rear fenders. I think its there for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By expavr
Re: 41pu fender to bed. Is welting used?

Mart
There was welting between the fenders and body on the 40 Tonner when I bought it. I think it came from the factory this way since the hardware holding the fenders on were virgin OEM bolts and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By expavr
Re: overdrive

You should have a 30 amp fuse somewhere in that circuit. On my 40 Tonner with a 49 Merc O/D I ran a 10 gauge wire from the hot side of the On/Off switch on the steering column to a 30 amp inline...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By expavr
Re: any workshop manuals available for my '41 PU

I used the 1939-48 Ford and Mercury Shop Manual - Passenger Cars and Trucks which is a reprint of the Canadian repair manual from Cranken Hope Publishing - no longer in business. The title of this...
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