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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mart's 41 pickup. What's that squeak? VIDEO.

I should add that the I phone does shoot nice video. I just find it is little weak on sound. On mine it is so easy to accidentally have my finger covering the mike and making it very low volume The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By RalphG
Re: Dwell Meters

I have a cheap "70s" vintage dwell meter that just connects to the coil and a ground. It works on either 6 or 12 volt. Positive or negative ground.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mart's 41 pickup. What's that squeak? VIDEO.

Nice work Mart. I need someone to track down the annoying squeek in the back of my Merc. I noticed your fenders don't have any welds. It was common to see cracked and welded fenders here. My 39 has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By RalphG
Re: Vapor lock question

I recall my dad talking about vapor lock occasionally on the 52 Merc when it was his daily driver in the 1960s. Maybe today's gas is less subject to it but in the 4 years I have had the Merc back in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By RalphG
Re: 51 Monarch

No, you could get everything from convertibles to station wgons (Not Monarch, except in 1950)
but I'd guess the four door sedans might have been the most common. One statistic that I found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By RalphG
51 Monarch

Another photo from the Canada Day show at Fort Qu'appelle, Sask. Folks South of the border may not see many "Monarchs" being only built and sold in Canada They were basically Mercury, rebadged by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By RalphG
Re: Car Show Pic

A link to the youtube video I put together showing a bit more of the cars that were at the show. Apparently the video will be blocked in some countries due to a copyright violation. Seems the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By RalphG
Re: Car Show Pic

I think this one from the back of the truck is the only other shot. Unless there is something in the video I"m working on.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By RalphG
Re: Car Show Pic

The flathead under the hood looked like a close match to original if it wasn't . Shifter on the floor. Tires are radial P235-75R15.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By RalphG
Car Show Pic

At the local car show today I thought of the Ford Barn when looking at this fine 41 pickup. Don't have any details but it looks like it has had a full restoration. New wood in the box floor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,700
Posted By RalphG
Re: 46 Ford 1.5 ton

Yes, the old Ford is here but in pieces. The chassis was converted into a heavy two wheeled trailer over 40 years ago. And I get to see the grille every day I walk past my garage doors.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,700
Posted By RalphG
Re: 46 Ford 1.5 ton

Very nice truck. Much like the "jailbar Ford" that I learned to drive on. It had 7.50x20 up front and dual 9.00x20s on the back although I removed the outer duals.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By RalphG
Re: Anyone using BLO on chrome?

Yes, I'd guess it would attract dust but probably preserve the chrome. I have never used anything other than car wax on my "Korean War Chrome" on the 52 Merc. Cleaned up good with steel wool and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By RalphG
Re: Fender Mirror

I'm so used to a good set of outside mirrors that I really miss it on the older cars. Plus my neck is not as flexible as it used to be when I need to back out of the garage. I see Walmart has those...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By RalphG
Re: Fender Mirror

Thanks Tom. No real "local" glass shops around here but I'm guessing the local hardware might have the stick on convex mirror that would fit and hopefully stick well enough to the old cracked glass....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By RalphG
Fender Mirror

This mirror was in the trunk of the 53 Merc parts car I got a while back so I finally got around to trying it out on the 52. Since the 53 fender I installed already had holes in it for a mirror I did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By RalphG
Re: Fuel pump stand with small pinholes usable?

JB weld is an amazing product for filling small holes like that. I've patched gas tanks with it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mercury Sunset Pano

Thanks Graeme. We do have some winding up and down roads here but I have not been on them yet with the Merc. Its hard to show on a two dimensional screen though. Even the hills look relatively flat....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By RalphG
Re: Have some fun, Throwback Thursdays

This is one of my oldest vintage shots from the family album that actuallyl features a Ford. Great uncle Jack had this Model T coupe. I don't recall whatever became of it but it is long gone. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mercury Sunset Pano

I know I talked about a calendar of Mercury photos last year but it never got beyond that stage. I guess there is hope for next year now.
Took a drone shot of a Mercury sunset last night.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mercury Sunset Pano

At barely a thousand acres I'm just a hobby farmer here nowadays. Any more than that and I wouldn't have much time to play with old cars.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By RalphG
Mercury Sunset Pano

Experimenting with "pano" photos on the I phone. It gives an interesting view of today's sunset over the Mercury. Had a good drive last night to see how the "new" radiator handled cooling and it ran...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By RalphG
Re: Merc Then and Now

Yes, my uncle Don's 53 Canadian Pontiac in the background. It was rare to see an "American Pontiac" here in Canada. I know of one guy with a 56.
This photo shows the front of the 53 Pontiac with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By RalphG
Merc Then and Now

I put together a combination shot of the Merc parked on the same spot in 1961 and an up to date one yesterday. Camera angle was a little off as the house did not show in the earlier 1961 shot. My...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 898
Posted By RalphG
Re: D-Day

It was exactly a month after D Day when my dad landed at Bayeux with the Canadian army. He saw plenty of evidence of how bad it had been. And he was advised to expect more of the same on the way to...
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