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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Hershey on the West Coast

I'm with TJ on the Portland meet. A buddy and I go for the four days, and according to his little device, we walk 10-15 miles a day. Have made some real nice friends there as well as meeting up with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Flat Black Friday...

Back in the 80s a neighbor gave me this engine. It was stuck and the cylinder head was lost. I made a wood pattern for the head, had it cast at a man-hole cover foundry and have been showing it at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

I'm with you guys... This is an incredibly cool truck! I love the heavy pickups.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 105,316
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Truck based woody

Gonna pull the boat out this weekend, but I like your advice for the coming year!!!! And thanks to all my friends here. Funny thing about this internet stuff. You guys really ARE my friends.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 105,316
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Truck based woody

I have dual horns about 20" long mounted to the passenger side of the engine. I have a typical flathead era starter solenoid as a horn relay. As we know, the solenoid is activated when the small...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 105,316
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Truck based woody

Thanks! That was an enjoyable 'trip' to Wavecrest for a Sunday morning. And a big thanks to ALL my friends who have responded to this post. I am planning to build an engine this winter that would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 105,316
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Truck based woody

Well, I am on my third social security check, was med-evac'd off the island by helicopter with a heart attack 3 weeks ago. I'm ok, but have an all new diet that I'm still getting used to. This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,098
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Ignition timing

Anyone have a pic of the straightedge method? I remember seeing it in one of the books I have somewhere. Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Great Race Bishop June 2019

Was there at the finish line. I gotta say those three 1916 Hudsons were impressive, but the flatheads were what I gravitated to in the grass field as they parked.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Bring a Trailer

And as for woodies, I would have been better off financially building someone a set of kitchen cabinets in 3 weeks than the three years (of weekends and nights) I spent on a non original woodie..... ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: tar paper seal F1

Tar paper was always available in 15 lb, 30 lb, 90 lb etc. 90 being the thickest. On a hot summer day 90 should conform to just about anything. Should make excellent engine gaskets as well. Sometimes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Finally got her out of the shed

Only an inch of play? There's not even any sport in that......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: GB Sisson

Thanks so much guys! Here's some pics before I run back down to the shop....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: GB Sisson

Well, here I am... 10:00 at night and after doing a bunch of work emails I checked out the barn and there was a pm from flatford and he mentioned you guys were looking for me. Been busy as the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
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: 1,108
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: 1,108
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: 1,350
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: 1,350
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: 1,350
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: 1,835
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: 2,010
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: 555
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: 555
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: 555
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,...
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