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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By Sparky79
Re: Still sober

I will be at 19 years on the 27th I still have moments but the urge to not drink is beyond the urge to drink. Sobriety is worth it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,893
Posted By Sparky79
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

Put twist ties on the old fashion snap traps with the metal tang. They won't clean them off anymore. Coworker taught me that one has a very low fail rate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Sparky79
Shift tower

I have a 38 ford 1.5 ton gear box and tower that I'm rehabbing problem I have is not being able to move the shift forks due to rust on the slides but not exactly sure if there is something else I'm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 624
Posted By Sparky79
Re: It's Friday. Time for a Flathead video. Crusty Flatty Pt.11.

Mart I watched all your videos at least once. They were the best detail given on a not so clean not real pretty block. Helped me get my 8ba down to a bare block today. Between inspiration and a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By Sparky79
Re: LED shop light follow-up

The sag can get really bad on PVC. Be careful because I could pull the plugs out and drop if not supported. I just instituted a no more fluorescent bulb policy if a bulb goes out it gets replaced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By Sparky79
Re: Turbo encabulator(might not be a ford product)

I think that would be tuff to get through even without a straight face
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Sparky79
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty Teardown Pt5. Cam and lifter removal.

Mart love the modified engine stand makes a ton of sense. Hoping watching your videos will give me some ideas on the tear down of mine it just came into the garage and is stuck as well
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Sparky79
Re: Horn rod removal

Mine is a 38 in order to get the horn button out there is a clip on the bottom of the rod past the end of the gear box under the cap where the wires go in, sorry for the nontechnical name, that holds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Sparky79
Re: Horn rod removal

Pick ups can be tricky to get out when I tried removal of mine I failed had to remove the steering gear box and column to get it out. You can pull out the rear window. That being said I'm in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Sparky79
Re: Timber under cab

I am in the same boat as you I have a badly rotten one left on the drivers side so it wouldn't be a perfect replacement and if there is any other ones they were dust. Mines a 38 1.5
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 8BA interest.

If the price was decent and was ready for assembly no machine work I would be interested. I have a block but might need alot of work to get it running again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sparky79
Re: Still sober

I'm with you in 10 days on 18 years. Putting the word out there can definitely help others along way.
Forum: Early V8 03-15-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Sparky79
Forum: Early V8 03-06-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Sparky79
38 81T steering colum drop

Looking for a stock column drop for a 38 1 1/2 ton truck. Key and lock a bonus but not a problem as long as it can be replaced.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 38 truck resto

It's all good that's why the wait for warmer weather and no solvents super clean and wire brushes. I'm a bit crazy but can't afford too many more dead brain cells.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 38 truck resto

Next painting question. The two plates on the steering gear box, where the light switch housing mounts and the sector shaft back end plate, trying to find out if they were painted or if they were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 1939 COE speedometer cable

Also looks like it goes up about 12" from the hole and hits a hold down strap.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 1939 COE speedometer cable

I dont have a COE but I do have a 1.5 ton there is what appears to be in the picture an inch and an eighth hole to the left of the clutch pedal right in the corner of the cab firewall and floor board...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,027
Posted By Sparky79
Re: holding a car until spring

I had a guy with a bike shook hands on a Sunday afternoon wanted 1500 cash no check Monday I call to be sure he was home said yeah but a friend came over and offer 1800. Said ok I will let everyone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 38 truck resto

Give it character I guess. Wife asked if I was leaving it to look like a moonshine truck.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 38 truck resto

Tinker none of the cables survived the years. I would love to see it looking like the Australian one. I know it's a long road but knew that going in. Best part is I can justify new tools to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 38 truck resto

Missed it on the upload
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 38 truck resto

That's as i brought it home. Needs some TLC but it was my house or the grave.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 38 truck resto

That's the part I'm cleaning
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Sparky79
Re: 38 truck resto

It has side to side as it would sit on the truck but that appears to be original design not wear related inside the bushings is tight. As of now I dont ever plan on selling it when it's done but as...
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