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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What did I just buy?

I'm on a 12 v coil running through a ceramic resistor on the firewall. I have some early v8 condensors. What do I wire to and do I need to remove the condenser that's in there? Thinking the condenser...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 215 85 16s

Didn't spoil my party one bit. Everything about these old rigs is way beyond the safety standards of today. Metal dash with knobs that stick out... Gas tanks at your knees or under the seat,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 215 85 16s

Is that tread width or section width? That's great to get some inside scoop about what that 'aspect ratio' is about.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What did I just buy?

Could I just wire one up from something else to see? It also had an intake leak at the carb flange. I sanded the carb flange on my tablesaw top with some stick on sanding discs. Then I made a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 215 85 16s

There's nothing like having a bunch of 5 on 5 1/2 " early ford rims around the place. The newer ones with 'outie' hub cab nubs just look wrong.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

My grandpa Benjamin Bailey Sisson was selling model Ts in Wareham a few years earlier at Sisson's garage. He grew up in West Harwich. On Sisson road. While the Cape is a zoo in the Summer,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What did I just buy?

But then I'd have to come up with a title.....And in second gear it's about all I can handle. So far it has one brake. The right rear. Oh, and the band parking brake. No rods to the front. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What did I just buy?

Well I got it back to the island on Thursday after work. Stayed up late working on it.... And woke up at 4am and decided to work on it some more before I had to head to the jobsite at 7:30. So far,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 215 85 16s

The width is probably very similar on thje 215s and the 205s. The 215s are an 85 series, and the lower the aspect ratio, the shorter and wider the tire. Right down to those 22" things that are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,684
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

I know this isn't within the scope of the original thread... But it has now evolved into the 'fuel safety thread'. I have a universal fit type poly tank in my woodie truck. It fits between the frame...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 215 85 16s

Thanks! Looks like a good way to go. Here's a shot of my 'truck' with the 215s mounted up. I like the way they fill up the wheel wells, and with 30 psi they steer a bit harder when stopped, but the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 215 85 16s

Ran on 35 psi. Still a bit stiff. Gonna do the next run on 30. But.... I gotta say it stays so straight ahead between the ditches, running nice and true. I don't have any way to balance these, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 215 85 16s

Yes Mark... 10 ply rating, but I dont think they really have ten plies (plys?). Radials always have that flexible sidewall. I don't know how wide my rims are but they mostly came from jailbar half...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 215 85 16s

I'm going tubeless... You? Got the other two mounted after work tonight. Now all four bolted up. Supposed to be ok weather tomorrow and I'm playing hookey, so will file a report after the test-drive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty Teardown Pt4. Pistons. Bust 'em out!

I had a neighbor who was building an 86' sailboat just above me on Mt. Pickett. That's about 700' above sea level. He always collected lead from all sources for ballast. When he died in his mid 90's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty Teardown Pt4. Pistons. Bust 'em out!

I have a roll of 2" wide lead sheet. Picture the 2" strip of lead about 1/8" thick rolled up like a cinnamon roll. About 3" in diameter. This conforms to the piston's crown and gives some inertia...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,233
Posted By GB SISSON
215 85 16s

OK, this size tire came stock on dually pickups for many years. Maybe some still do, but I think the newest stuff is 17-18". Anyway your average 28 year old refinery worker making 70 grand a year...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty. Teardown continues: Crank removal!

I can tell by this post you are an optomist... Your studs are half OUT. Enjoying this dissasembly Mart!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,485
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

I have a friend who grew up in LA in the 60s and remembered the Earl Shieb guy at the end of the paint job painting the tires in one smooth circlular stroke with tire black to cover the overspray.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What did I just buy?

Yes it runs off a PTO. And 5 on 6 7/8 is same as the 17s on my two 47 tonners. Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What did I just buy?

Anybody know the bolt pattern on the rear wheels? 28-29 should be worm gear, but can't tell from photo. Not sure if all AA's were the same. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What did I just buy?

Bench seat is perfect. At these shows a lot of guys drive around in golf carts or all terrain contraptions. I like to keep it period correct and cruise in something more appropriate. Those of us that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What did I just buy?

Thanks Guys! I'm also involved in the antique tractor/one lung engine scene. Always nice to have something to drive around the large show grounds at the August Lynden Wa meet. Haven't missed it in 34...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By GB SISSON
What did I just buy?

I have had 3 AA fords in the past 50 years. This one was pretty cheap for a runner and I thought it was 'cute' sorry.... I have 10 acres of woods and this was billed as a home built log skidder....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 933
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Flathead Friday. New project. Rusty Crusty Flatty. VIDEO.

Mart... I love a dragged home flathead video. It never gets old. I once had a factory relieved military block on a navy shipyard welder. I have never gotten over the fact that I gave it away because...
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