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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,225
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: 16
Views: 833
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: 16
Views: 833
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: 16
Views: 833
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: 16
Views: 833
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: 479
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: 479
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: 16
Views: 833
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: 442
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: 2,451
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: 13
Views: 767
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: 13
Views: 767
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: 13
Views: 767
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: 13
Views: 767
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: 13
Views: 767
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: 920
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,942
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

Like so many others, I look forward to this thread!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Lets play guess the home made tool. What does it do?

Mart, that is ingenious! Those things rotating was one of the most frustrating thing on my last build. !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,327
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

Hoping these two pages easier to read....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,327
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

Although we seem to have gotten off the subject here, I just want to add this little book by none other than the Ford Motor Company before we go back to discussion of what a flathead is worth. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 109,310
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Truck based woody

Well, you know now that I'm a woodie guy......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 109,310
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Truck based woody

Well, I have a half mile of dirt road off the county road to get to my driveway. This dirt road is owned by the landowners on Pickett's Lane and I'm the only one who maintains it. (1974 Oliver/White...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,327
Posted By GB SISSON
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 1947 1 ton pickup

OK, I get the paint thing. Acrylic is a one stage thing then. If I put anything with ANY gloss over my bodywork, it's not a pretty site. Hats off to you guys who can pull this off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 1947 1 ton pickup

I know the bed is the tray, but what is a 2pack? And original wood in the tub? Is the tub the floor of the tray? It must have been in very sound condition when it arrived in Aus, huh?
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