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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,657
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: My car is shocking is yours?

In the 70's, my Dad welded a short length of chain from the frame of his combine to the ground under the theory it would shed static electricity and thereby keep dust from sticking to the windows of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Van pelt contact info?

I usually just call Van Pelts on the phone. Good parts, good prices, and great advice.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,117
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: 3 feet and 60 years apart

I vote for GB's '47 truck. Nice ride there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: mercury engine

I have seen "8CM" stamped on Mercury heads. Not sure which year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,871
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: engine colors

I looked at the Bill Hirsch site and he sells this Ford Orange color for both 52 and 53 motors. I have not researched this.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,871
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: engine colors

I rebuilt a 53 V8 in a Customline that I assumed had the original paint on it. It looked orange but believe it is called "Ford Red". The paint all came off at the machine shop and then repainted it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: How to Haul a Car to South Dakota

I had only considered road and weather hazards...had never thought about crooks and vandalism! I need to get out more!

Good tips. Thanks. I am following up on the HAMB link.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By dakotafarmboy
How to Haul a Car to South Dakota

OK I bought an un-restored, non-operable 53 ranch wagon in California. I am now trying to get it hauled to South Dakota. Any suggestions to how to get it here? I logged onto the internet car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,845
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: The (not so long) Long Long Trailer

I love that movie. Have it on dvd. My wife collects rocks so I know the feeling!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: 53 Temp Gauge

Thanks for the tip on not filling it up to the neck. I am hoping the radiator has now pumped out all it needs to pump out based on expansion.



We will have the car in a short parade this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: 53 Temp Gauge

Thanks. An IR heat gun is now on my shopping list.

The bung is one inch deep and both of the shown caps fit it.

The 7# cap on the left is from Van Pelt and feels good going on and off and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,504
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Video of a "Trip through the River Rouge Plant"

I had not seen this before. Fun to see our V8 blocks getting cast. Very complicated work. Thanks for sharing this.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,504
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Video of a "Trip through the River Rouge Plant"

Very fascinating! I had not seen this before. Makes me appreciate all the hard work that went into these V8s to begin with. Thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By dakotafarmboy
53 Temp Gauge

Attached is a picture of my water temp gauge after coming up to temperature. Is this in the normal range?

1953 Customline

Cooked out the block, Skip Haney rebuilt the pumps, 180 stats, 4...
Forum: Early V8 07-24-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Looking for 1953 Ranch Wagon Project

Or any 52 or 53 Ford wagon with 2 doors!


My email is: jbfarmer78@gmail.com


Thanks!
Forum: Early V8 07-11-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Looking for 1953 Ranch Wagon Project

I forgot to include a reply email address which is jbfarmer78@gmail.com
Forum: Early V8 07-11-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Looking for 1953 Ranch Wagon Project

I am looking for a 1953 Ranch Wagon to restore. Let me know if you have one (or know of one) that would be available.


Thanks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: VanPelt to the rescue

I second that emotion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Oil Canister Question

I think it tees into the oil pressure sender
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Ford COE water pumps

3 comments.


First, if Mac VP sells it, I will buy it. Great service and great advice.


Second, I did send my old pumps to Skip. Did a great job and quick turn around.


Three, I used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,589
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Clutch fork pivot

View from the back with the new boot
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,589
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Clutch fork pivot

Sorry I am late to this thread!


I just put a new clutch fork boot and throw-out bearing (and for that matter a new pp and clutch) on a 1953 Customline.



The little spring clips over the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Oil Pump Blues

Not that I'm glad to hear others having oil pump issues...but misery loves company!



I posted recently on Melling/pickup tube location issues. I put the Melling in simply because I did not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Engine temp sending unit

OK. Thanks guys. I will order some copper tape.

What about the threads? Do you think the sending unit is 3/8 NPT?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By dakotafarmboy
Re: Engine temp sending unit

I am getting ready to install my original temp sending units back into a 1953 flathead and searched whether I could use teflon thread tape.

This old thread indicates I will lose my ground if I...
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