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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: The history of Dagmars

If that's your finger, Pete, you're not spending enough time in the garage!!:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Fuel pump valve removal

The rebuild kits come with the two new check valves. After you pry the old ones out, press the new ones in with a socket and light tapping. (Don't do like I did and put both in the same way.....not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By RKS.PA
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Flathead Ford V8 Being Built at Rouge Ford Plant

Thought the same thing, John! Great opportunity to chase the rest of the casting sand with just an air hose!!:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: 1947 side loader trans seal replacement

W, Mac Van Pelt's transmission book is a great resource.....used it to do a complete rebuild of my '47 transmission. Mac VP is also a great source of any parts you'll need.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Scraping noise when turning

And so, quik, your Ford flathead adventure begins. You mentioned you did a test drive before you bought the truck. Do you recall it happening then? Any conversation with the seller about the this,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Busted Crab but what happened?

That does hurt!! I'm in the camp that thinks you put it on 180* out. Those tangs on the end of the shaft are offset....but only by a little. I've done this too, but all I got was no start and some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: PennGrade Motor Oil

I used 5 qts. of Brad Penn ("the green oil") when I rebuilt my 59AB....was recommended by my machine shop. Figured $40 was cheap insurance on what I had spent on the rebuild. Excellent product.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

Know you're relieved to have found and fixed the problem. Funny how the starter's failure and your pan project coincided!!....kind of drives me nuts for a while and it's happened to me a few times. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Any 42 to 48 Fords in my area-Yreka California

Tim, I found your post in the swap meet section, along with your pictures.

Looks to me like the real value pieces are the ring and pinion gears and the two rear axles if the ends aren't too beat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Any 42 to 48 Fords in my area-Yreka California

Not sure what he has Tom, but does seem a shame to trash parts for our years.

Or, saying it another way, "one man's trash is another man's treasure"?:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Any 42 to 48 Fords in my area-Yreka California

Maybe post in the Swap Meet section of the forum? You certainly have priced you stuff right, Tim!:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Wipers

The posts on the wiper motor go toward the firewall or engine side. They connect to the arms that operate the shafts that go through the cowl.

Think that for 1946, there were two types of wipers: ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

Glad you got it fixed!! I certainly learned a lot along the way about these types of starters! Those were very interesting videos that were posted above.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: 1947 Dist. questions

RalphM is right about the strait edge method for setting the timing after you've changed the points. It's in Mac Van Pelt's web site under "Timing of the Ford Early V8 Distributor"

I've done it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Merc Awesome Sunset

My apologies, Ralph. I knew it was Saskatchewan! And, I really love the topography you post in your pictures!! Gorgeous part of North America!!

Regards....Dick.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 937
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: New V8 Owner, 1936 Tudor Touring Deluxe

Jon, congratulations of that great find!! Nice way to start your journey with flathead Fords!!

You've come to the right place here, as well as joining the Early Ford V8 Club. Welcome!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Merc Awesome Sunset

Ralph, on the patina, it's your car and it should be the way you want it!! Also from your videos, looks like your roads almost require that kind of finish!!

Beautiful shot of the sunset. Thanks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Use of a MIG welder for other purposes?

In the "I tend to be a slow learner" department, I have a galvanized metal sheet on my workbench top. Turned a 6 volt Optima upside down on the bench.....YIKES!!! No bodily injury, melted the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,693
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Should I be concerned?

Applaud your setting up the trailer!! Learned a very painful lesson by thinking I could drive my '39 home 90 miles down I-5 north of Seattle. Wound up having to rent a U-Haul truck and trailer on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

WABOOM, if it were mine and before I took it apart, I'd try the battery hook up trick. Failing that, I'd get a wire wheel for the grinder.....and you probably need one anyway!!!

I have a VERY bad...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Customs - The Beginnings with Barris

51MERC, I've always admired your avatar....and your posts, particularly with the "arrows" and diagrams to better explain the solution you're suggesting.

And, I've always been partial to those...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Push Choke and Throttle Rod (Wobbly)

If you would prefer to the "originals", you might email Fred Willner at southsideobsolete@gmail.com. (He's here on the Barn.) Fred's collection of NOS parts is amazing and he's a great guy to deal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Customs - The Beginnings with Barris

Yes, Pete, really enjoyed watching both of those.....absolutely beautiful car and amazing workmanship.


Thanks for posting the links.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,693
Posted By RKS.PA
Re: Should I be concerned?

quik, from your pictures, the truck...based on what we can see....looks to be in pretty good shape. Would be worthwhile to get the invoices for work done on the truck in the recent past. It's been...
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