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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By GB SISSON
Re: F1 King Pins

Yes, but there is a thrust bearing in there that takes the weight of the vehicle and I think that's what he found.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: picture

It took me a while to get this figured out a few years back because I had no Idea what an 'avatar' was.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 46 Stake truck rebuild

Thanks Pete.... And happy Thanksgiving to a great guy and a picture enlalarger of the finest type!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 46 Stake truck rebuild

First thing I fix is the brakes......Do you have the vacuum assist?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 60hp

Obviously never drove one.... Saw a guy selling one at a swap meet. I guess I was awed by the sound and the look. I've heard that can happen with a woman as well. Glad I only fell for the poser...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 60hp

Just right in a motorcycle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 46 Stake truck rebuild

That's in really nice shape! I'm with Allan, they are fun to drive. Not easy, but fun! You will find the two speed axle has two speeds, slow and slower! I hope your machine shop has good knowledge of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,581
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

My dad was without a doubt my best friend, I lost him in '79 when I was 26 and he was 52. I still miss him very much. I know what you are going through. He sounds like a great dad to teach you so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Prayer's for one of our fellow "Barner's".

And all the best to this barner from me. This is just the thing we don't want to hear. Many of us here are approaching that age, and my heart goes out to a friend that we all need to hold in prayer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 59ab

I was soooo close to finally being the computer guy but cas and kevin beat me to it. https://kpr.craigslist.org/pts/d/college-place-ford-flathead-v8/7218590991.html .... dang it you guys. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: New car in the garage

Considering what it would cost to get all that work done today, he pretty much did! Amazing car!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,714
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cubic inch question

Wow! Too easy! I'm starting to like this math thing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,714
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cubic inch question

The big stover is mine and I have a 3hp as well as some old air cooled stuff. I sold the gas powered maytag washer. About 5 of us set up in that area every year for the last 34 years at Lynden Wa, in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,714
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cubic inch question

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot5EaCZk5vo
Hit n Miss I did a lot of tuning to get it this slow. It was given to me because it was stuck and the head was missing so I freed it and made a wood...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,714
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cubic inch question

Thank you very much Mart! The brass tag on it states that it produces 8 hp at 300 rpm. I run it at 75 rpm.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,526
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: '40 front fenders

And being a '79 it's the only year that had 3.73 gears instead of 4.11s. We drove this cruiser to Boston once with 3 kids in the back seat and another trip camping in the Southwest for a month towing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

I'm not as good as I once was.... But about 4 years ago I had both driver side duals fly off my 92 f350 with 4000 lbs of beams on board at 55 mph. They went into oncoming traffic. One car damaged,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,526
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: '40 front fenders

Did some sketching this morning. I printed a photo of my project vehicle, taped it to the kitchen window and traced the outline onto a blank sheet of paper. Then I took the partial sketch and filled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,714
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cubic inch question

C'mon Mart.... That takes two strings and an angle grinder. Can someone show me the cubic inch displacement of my stationary engine? One cylinder, 6" bore, 12" stroke.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 60hp engine

I remember as a kid the v8 60 was very popular in hydroplane racing. We have some old 8mm movies of them racing on Green Lake which is pretty much downtown Seattle. Can you imagine what the Seattle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

What's a good number to torque them to for safety AND removal?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 37' half ton platform truck

Those are a cool truck, but I haven't owned one yet. According to James Wagner's book 'Ford Trucks since 1905', Stake and platform models joined the ford commercial car line for 1937..... platform...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,714
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cubic inch question

I am in awe of the math skills shown here. I once trimmed out the interior of a house that had two round turrets. Watching my progress , our high school's math teacher, who had taken a painting job...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What kind of jack do you carry

I bought one of those from JC Whitney when I was about 16. The instructions pointed out that it used the compression to activate a 'pump' which put fresh air into the tire. Without that feature it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,526
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: '40 front fenders

Thanks, that is a really cool power wagon, but if there is any wood in this vehicle It would be most likely be in the form of a plywood floor, or perhaps a wood flatbed. A varnished wood body leads...
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