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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Old Herbrand Tool for pulling heads off Flathead V8's.

Interesting tool. If there is a patent number on it you can look up the patent application on-line and it should have a good description of how it works. That's how I identified the armature lathe I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Just a question

Made contact via e-mail.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Finally! Something to smile about

Looking good.

A lot of people never get past the tear it apart stage as they discover the restoration of an old vehicle is a lot of hard work. If your heart is in it you will get it done.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By D. Jones
Re: D-Day

I worked with a one of the paratroopers that jumped in to Normandy the night before the landings. He once told me that after that not much of anything scared him. That statement said a lot about what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Just a question

I tried but couldn't find a way to attach a picture to an e-mail and the upload to here failed twice. I'm not very good with computers, sorry.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,831
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or


I would call the Oregon Department of Justice Consumer Protection Division at
1 877-877-9392 and talk with them. Sometimes a call from them will make things happen. They very well may be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,919
Posted By D. Jones
Re: A Young Mans Questions

Way too many buttons and gadgets in new vehicles and at some point they will all give some sort of trouble or quit working at the worst possible time. The wife and I have toyed with the idea of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 1950 vs. 1941 Pickups

I run radials, 225 x 70 x R 16, on my 45 pickup on the original 16" x 4" rims with no tubes. So far, 3 years and 15,000 miles, no problem. Would rather have 5" wide rims but haven't been able to come...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Lets try again-21 stud motor runs like crap

Sounds to me like a fuel problem, I.E starving.

Do you have any rubber gas line in the system? If so you might want to check to see if it has either a air leak, (sucking air) or if the inside has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Fuel pump stand stripped threads

Had the same problem so I drilled the old threads out and tapped the hole to a larger size maybe 1/4", I don't remember for sure, then made a inside- outside threaded bushing from a steel bolt and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,093
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Loud exhaust

My hearing is compromised and I don't want it to get worse so when I had the exhaust system built for my truck the guy, he's very young, asked what I wanted it to sound like. I said, "I want it to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By D. Jones
What's it worth?

47 1/2 ton pickup rolling chassis, running gear mostly there missing generator, starter and distributor. The steering column has been cut, no sheet metal, the Muppets rat rod crew got to it before...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Thermostat Complications

I've made a lot of gaskets over the years and have a couple of sets of punches but I prefer, if I can position the new material over the area the gasket will cover, to simply put the gasket material...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,060
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Happy Birthday to ME

Lawson, Happy 88th from Central Oregon, good start keep it up!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,241
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Goin thru the gears

That is so neat to see and hear, it brings back memories of my first log truck a 1946 White with a BIG 6 cylinder gas motor and a 5x3 set of boxes and no syncro's in either box. I was nineteen at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By D. Jones
Re: My Xmas gift to you: Some great pics from a Flathead rebuild facility.

The hoist looks like a WW-2 bomb hoist. I had one like it on a service truck back in the 60's. If I could find one today I'd consider buying it because they are so handy, way better than any boat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,080
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Measuring for tube shocks

I cheated and used the shocks for a 1956 Ford 1/2 ton on my 1945 commercial after I measured the 56 every way I possibly could. I built my own mounts for front and rear and a cross member for the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 42-47 project truck help

You mentioned a car radiator, I don't believe it will fit in your truck as the height is different. At least it wouldn't work in my 1945 truck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By D. Jones
Re: White House National Christmas tree

I too like trains, while not as prestigious as your train at the White House we (Sumpter Valley Railroad) run a Christmas train each year but ours is just a bit bigger scale, in these pictures is our...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By D. Jones
Re: gen to alt


I, and probably a thousand other guys, would be interested learning about how you built your alternator. I've considered looking for a 6 volt, positive ground tractor alternator that could...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Head Temperature Boss Crack

If it were me I'd drill the end to stop further cracking, clean it and solder it with "Brownell's High Force 44 low temp solder" and then carefully re-tap to clean the threads and replace the temp...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,063
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Painting the embossed Ford script on tailgate


Saving another one is always good.

I found an easy way to paint the letters on the tailgate, the hood script and the hood latch background. My oldest daughters father-in-law is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Finding Babbiting Mains Repair Shop ?

" quote" ;Thanks D Jones, I see they are having a swap meet in Redmond, OR next weekend. Maybe will drive down and ask some of the seller there what they might know about a shop there.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Finding Babbiting Mains Repair Shop ?

Last year? I heard about a shop east of Redmond, Oregon that could re-babbit blocks for model A's. I suppose they could do a later Ford as well. I don't know what the shop or owners name is or if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,339
Posted By D. Jones
Re: UnStuck Block/Full Flow

If you put some grease in flutes of the tap and go a very little bit then back out, clean and re-grease and go again you should catch all of the metal the tap cuts. Some might disagree but I've done...
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