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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 22,427
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

Mike,
That is simply beautiful, as others have stated so well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Sudden loss of oil pressure in fresh built 8BA engine

Glad you found the problem. How was the oil pickup faulty?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Brake flaring tool & tube straightener suggestions

I have the above Eastwood setup with both double flare and 37 degree single dies, really a solid piece and have used it a fare amount. Works great.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Rear panhard rod 39 merc

As a 39 Merc owner myself, would be real interested in a rear sway bar application! Anyone have more info?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,475
Posted By Shoebox
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

bobH,
Oh, I completely agree, the type of cars we like here, have an aging, decreasing population of buyers. Regarding my 39 Merc as mentioned, I have a Columbia overdrive and all the controls,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,475
Posted By Shoebox
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

I'll try again......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,475
Posted By Shoebox
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

I attempted to post some pics of the Merc, a process that always has worked for me before, but upload failed due to "missing security token", got me on that one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,475
Posted By Shoebox
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

I own a 39 Mercury Town Sedan. I'm not a four door guy but I have history with this car. In 1967 at age 13 using paper route money, purchased this car (with Dad's blessings) from the original owner...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By Shoebox
Re: 39 fuel tank fitting

Just thought I'd add that O'Reilly has (or can get depending on which store)in BRASS. Part #FLA14B.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,898
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

40 Deluxe coupe, 40 Tudor, 49-51 Shoeboxes!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 53,337
Posted By Shoebox
Re: New block

Full plate, busy guy absolutely! But apparently no flathead V8 info since 2017, but if I missed something, gosh let me know.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 53,337
Posted By Shoebox
Re: New block

Certainly good to hear, and not surprised that he is busy. However I was speaking to any word on the flathead V8 project.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 53,337
Posted By Shoebox
Re: New block

I like many others here have anxiously followed this thread, and am very appreciative of the time Tod has invested. I do have to ask, and correct me if I am wrong, but has it not been years since we...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 22,427
Posted By Shoebox
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Back from the upholstery shop

Very nice looking! May I ask how long the job took?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Vintage vehicle chrome

X2 on the Chrome Shop!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,779
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Shop led lighting

Guys,
Thanks again for all the responses and information. My need for high bay lights is because my attached garage/shop is also home to an airplane. On the hangar side the ceilings are high (see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,779
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Shop led lighting

Thanks for the responses guys. 51 MERC any info on the units you used, such as watts, lummens ? I'm interested in round lights that can hang from existing hooks.


Scott
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,779
Posted By Shoebox
Shop led lighting

When I built my house with attached shop 18 years ago, for the tall ceiling I used what was recommended, metal halide I believe. Recently several have died, and I never did like the buzzing sound....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Erratic idle

That's a good one!!:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,780
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Roy Nacewicz

I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, however as others have mentioned, he was so nice, knowledgeable, and helpful on the phone. Sad to learn of his passing.

God Bless
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,976
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Happy bday 1939

Here's my '39 Merc, bought it with paper route money at age 15. Dad made me sell it to a car collector friend of the family when we ran out of garage space. I bugged him to sell it back to me for 45...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By Shoebox
Flathead jack

As we know, Flathead Jack closed/retired. Although I don't know for sure, I would imagine he still had a fair amount of inventory. Anyone know if someone acquired his stuff??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,178
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Flathead Jack

WOW, about when did this happen? I know I was in his online catalog seems like a few months ago. I bought a LOT of parts from him for my first FH build. Shortly afterward I ordered some other parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,799
Posted By Shoebox
Re: Anybody use this reamer for kingpins?

x2 What 1948F1 said. I had machine shop hone my 39 Merc spindles, absolute perfection!
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