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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: Painting with Rustoleum?

And I suppose I should have described my plan a bit better in the original post.

I plan on using a hardner with it - Valspar 4625 as I have used it on a few of my hit and miss engines is the past...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: Painting with Rustoleum?

How long do you classify as "awhile?" Just out of curiosity. I'd like for it to last me for a few years if I'm lucky without any major repainting needed. If I'm lucky, that is (I doubt I will be)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By Brad Hole
Painting with Rustoleum?

Has anyone had any luck using Rustoleum paint for the exterior? I used it to paint the bed of my tow truck last year, but this year I'm replacing a lot of sheet metal in the front end and need to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 46 1.5 ton running board bolts

The ones on my 1947 were just standard carriage bolts - I don't remember the thread size but 5/16-24 x 1" sounds right.

Just as food for thought...I don't remember which year they made the change,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,986
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: New '39 COE owner questions

Firstly, the truck is absolutely beautiful. It looks like an absolute dream.

Secondly, as far as brake parts go for the "Heavy trucks," you're going to need two things. The first, as stated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,541
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 20 inch truck tires

I have the same problem at the moment. Currently looking for a set of six 7.50x20 tubes and tires for my '47.
When I bought them for my '45, I worked for a parts store that got them, tire, flap, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,257
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: Fuel boiling at fuel pump

An old trick - though not exactly permanent - was to put a wooden clothes pin on the fuel line, as it, in theory, sucks some of the heat out of the fuel and allows for it to remain somewhat cooler. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 1947 79t

Well, I tore a bit farther into the truck last weekend, and found out just how bad some of the sheet metal really was. In particular, looks like I really need one of these...
I'm unsure of the part...
Forum: Early V8 04-29-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By Brad Hole
1942-1947 Truck core support

I am looking for the support/brace/bracket located near the top of the radiator that connects the radiator to both the fender and the grill. I do not currently have a part number for this piece, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 1947 79t

Here's why I got all new sheet metal. Is it fixable as it is? Yeah, probably. But I am certainly not a rich man by any means. Besides, I still have student loans to pay off :(

While waiting for my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 1947 79t

Alright, so here's where the real work begins...

So, over the summer I found both NOS fenders, as well as a grill shell that may as well have been NORS as there is barely even any rust in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 1947 79t

Here we are, more pictures now!

As I said, a lot of buffing compound and wax went into the truck last year - all of which I did by hand, but in the end it was worth it. I also had the truck in our...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 1947 79t

And I'm back! Life took ahold of me and I forgot to update this. Whoops!

Anyway, as we had left off, the rest of the outside sheet metal holes were patched. It was mid-march by that point, and so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,605
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: registering a car in WI. with a NY registartion

I would definitely contact the state office as FortyNiner suggested. Many of the local DMV offices may not much about registering an antique. When I tried to register my trucks, though I had the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,388
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: Early Fords in the snow.

Still waiting on some shop space at a buddy's to get working on the sheet metal...I really need to get my own place with a decent-sized garage. For now, out of the way in the yard at work will do :p
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,281
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: how can you tell the 1942 from 1947 pickup apart

Up through '45, the bolt heads were not visible on the tops of the running boards. I'm not sure about '46, but I know by '47 they had the bolts go completely through the boards.
I have heard of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 1947 COE Tire Size

I have a 1945 and a 1947 1.5ton truck, both take 7.50-20 tires on them. However, hen looking through the operator manual for those trucks, they show that 7.00-20 is the "original" tire size.
As far...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,158
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: '41 Ford COE questions

It's all looking great so far!



As far as the channel goes, I'll have to look to see if I have any sheet metal laying around, but I still have the die we made to remake the channels on my '47...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,240
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: Need a 4 speed synchronized truck tranny

Oh, one more thing on it.

A lot of old-timers (or at least, the ones by me) say that you shouldn't use the clutch for anything other than starting or stopping in straight-cut gearboxes....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,240
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: Need a 4 speed synchronized truck tranny

I'm with GB, Shu, and Flatford8. I, much like GB, didn't have much direction on how to drive a non-synchro. I was 20 at the time, and got the hang of upshift relatively easily (I had/have a '45...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 1956 Y-block High Mount Water Pump HELP

The part number is B6T-8501-B. The difference is that, in the truck models, the engine sits lower in the cradle, so they have a fan mount cast into the water pump that raises the fan 4-5 inches,...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-08-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Brad Hole
1956 Y-block High Mount Water Pump HELP

Hey guys. First off, a rant. Secondly, advice/HELP.

I have a 1956 312ci Mercury in a 1947 truck chassis (not my swap) that shelled the water pump in June. I looked across the internet and could...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,073
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 46 pickup

Really? Hm. guess I should start there before I tear into the steering box :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,073
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 46 pickup

Great find!

My personal advice is to go to your local auto parts store before looking at a specialty shop (ie ChucksTrucks, Dennis-Carpenter, MACs, etc), as they can often get most of the "basic"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By Brad Hole
Re: 1947 79t

At that point, it was already October and we hadn't much driveway room, so any major work ceased for the summer/fall. In mid-winter I was able to find a buddies's shop I could use to work on the...
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