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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Can It Be - The Jailbar King Is Downsizing?

Sold it today, full price. I guess I made about 60 cents an hour, as I had about 4 grand total into it. Oh well, try that with fishing, golf or watching sports on TV for your weekend. Can't get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Varnishing Woodie

I'm not so worried about actual rot... It's the black that gets into the joints. Maple is just such a bad choice for outdoor woods, yet I stuck with tradition and used it. If I had 'do-overs' I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Varnishing Woodie

I used McCloskys Man o war spar varnish on mine. Also thinned the first coat 50/50, but with a Daly's product 'Ship n shore'. I did not want an ultra gloss so I put 3 additional coats of their Man O...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Can It Be - The Jailbar King Is Downsizing?

Once it gets off the island, which is a free ferry ride (all tickets are round trip), it's about 1 1/2 hours to Seattle. Well, 3 hours on it's own wheels. Big trucks are a tough sell in any market,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Can It Be - The Jailbar King Is Downsizing?

And a more stylish way to go to the dump.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Can It Be - The Jailbar King Is Downsizing?

I'm fine, well other than the fact that I traded for a project 'B.O.A.T.' Means:

'Bust out another thousand'..... Well not always a thousand. I did make a new pivot bracket for the steering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,560
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Radials on a 37. Yes or No??

I think the friction problem between tubeless tires and a tube is from the ribs that run at an angle on the inside of the sidewall on tubeless tires. I have had trouble with those in the past, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,760
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Toyota Cellica steering box

Yer preachin' to the choir Ron. Bought my first toyota pickup 47 years ago and have had one ever since. They make excellent gear assemblies such as steering boxes. Hidden way down against the frame,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Off topic ford alternator question

Salmon are a lot harder to catch these days..... This was a great example of reaching out to friends even with something off topic. Thanks all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Off topic ford alternator question

Point well taken... I love how you Aussies and Brits use the term 'flat' for an uncharged battery. Here in the states we call them 'dead'. Flat is just better somehow. Oh, and thanks for the help. We...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Off topic ford alternator question

14.4 volts! A wire had fallen off of the ignition switch. Since all the diagrams of my type alternator showed the S terminal going straight to the battery and not through the ignition switch,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 1940 Ford coupe wanted ad answered

And I like it too. I love that air cleaner with the decal. And wipe that grin off your face. Or not....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Off topic ford alternator question

Thanks very much for this info! Mine is the first one at the top. Late motorola type. It's a clone to mine. In that diagram it shows the S as a sensor wire to the +terminal on the battery. I had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By GB SISSON
Off topic ford alternator question

So... Since I live on an island and have had boats in my early years I picked up a boat from a friend as a project. It sat in the deep woods for almost ten years. Straight inboard, 1992 ford 302...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Correct Pickup bed hold down strips

The missing years had a stamped steel bed floor laid over wood planks. The stamped floor had the bed strips embossed. Most people cut this floor out when they do their 'restoration' as they want that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,672
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Low Compression - keep trying or rebuild?

And when the test is done, don't forget to take the brick off the accelerator before pushing the starter button! Don't ask.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 38 truck resto

Well Sparky... You have taken on a big project. More power to you. When I first saw this post I was thinking maybe you now owned my old 38 tonner pu. It was bought by a local couple here on this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,523
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: elling my stash

Someone here or on the Ford truck enthusiasts site signs off his signature with "My biggest fear is I will die and my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it". That might not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Can NOS oil additives go bad

I too have been wondering if stabil goes bad. I have a flip top spout can of it that looks like a ronson lighter fluid can. I have thought once or twice about starting a thread about this subject....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By GB SISSON
Smile Re: Speedo goes backwards

I thought this was going to be the joke about the two European guys on the beach and the potato..... :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: '38 Tonner Jack and Manual

Of course any manual for the '39 tonner would be dealing with juice brakes. The 38 had the one year cable brakes. The way I saw it, Henry used the 1/2 ton front end/brakes/king pins and the 15" big...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,660
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: NAPA thermostats 180 degrees

So I googled the 180 subaru fail safes and got more confusion. Sounds like what I want. Would you have an amazon link to part # or ebay link? Do the 'fail safes' fail in the open position???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,660
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: NAPA thermostats 180 degrees

On mine it seems that the factory steel tubes hold the stat down. I do like all the ingenuity displayed here for hold downs. I found four 195 degree thermostats in a box of V8 junk. 2 looked like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: A new video for the new year. Vintage Buma boring machine running!

Very cool machine! I would love to see it working a block. Having no knowledge of the boring operation I cannot readily understand the fixtures needed to accurately bore an engine block. Thanks for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,660
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: NAPA thermostats 180 degrees

Thanks all ! I'll be at napa this afternoon after work and see what they have. If it had been in their books, is there a napa part # for a '46 V8 180 degree thermostat? I know I could order...
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