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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 8BA Truck Motor - Oil

15-40 diesel oil, usually Delo or Shell rotella . You do know you've opened up Pandora's box don't you!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Throw out arm travel

I just did this exact same thing 2 weeks ago while setting up a wilwood master and slave cyl when converting to a hydraulic clutch. The rod moves about 1 1/4" off the clevis of the original clutch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Shadetree - update

Shadetree, your 'handle' always brings a smile to my face. Some of my professional mechanic friends have introduced me to others as a 'shadetree mechanic'. Nothing could make me happier. Perhaps your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 47 frame without the front six cyl mounts

I take that as a challenge..... I can have those two holes bored through there in 15 minutes! Just thought it was so odd that of all the 46 and 47 trucks I have here, maybe seven of them, this is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By GB SISSON
47 frame without the front six cyl mounts

Well I just noticed my 47 tonner with a v8 doesn't have the forward mounts for the six cyl option. My whole cummins swap was built to drop into this setting and for the first time I see this rig only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Woodies Built Here

Wow! I just watched this and loved it. Reminded me a bit of Bob Brown and his 'Sportsman Shop' in Alger Wa. I'm glad the shops in this video weren't all clean and perfect and organized. My back 40...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 1937 Ford Truck

I would say that in 42 they made a 3/4 ton, but after that it was the true tonner with the 17" wheels. If the truck you mention had inverted duallie type wheels fore and aft it was a down rated 1 1/2...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,339
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What in Tarnation?

I still need a couple of fine thread 3/8 nylocks for the crossmember....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Need to know

I stumbled upon speedweek at Bonneville on a cross country move back in 1978 when I was 25. I was blown away. Not been there since, as life and 4 kids got in the way. Thank God I got there once!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,339
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What in Tarnation?

Today I pulled the whole engine/trans assembly from the frame, along with the clutch master and slave and the weird u joints and the remote oil filter, and the ford H six cyl throttle linkage, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Need to know

I used KW a couple years ago on a sleeve/stitch repair a shop had done for PO and it wasn't holding. Now it holds fine. I followed the long winded directions on the can to a T.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,855
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: petehoovie???

And glad they clearly ain't fourteen too! Welcome back.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 665
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Engine diaper

They make some really big zip ties these days. Thinking two would hold it along with the magnets. Few things are worse than sliding under the car to check on something and contacting that greasy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cable driven Tach. info .

You got the diesel powered part right. No coil and the engine manufacturer no longer sells a tach drive for this model. 99 percent of the rest of the truck is still 47 ford. I can google it. I DO...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,491
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Nothing better to do but work.

I have been working on cabinetry for the grocery store remodel. Only show in town on this island (rock)of 6000 people. They are selling stuff like crazy so I am busy. My son and I worked a 12 hour...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cable driven Tach. info .

Is there something simple but not period correct for a tach? I would think some kind of magnet or sensor attached to the crank pulley could be read by a gauge on the dash with 12 volts... ??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Resperator Production

The cone of shame made me smile.... I shared it with my wife. We both needed a laugh. And a ww2 approach to manufacturing just may make a few more people proud to be Americans. As they should be!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,750
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

Is there some where else on the 'net where I can read this same info that coopman shared. Certainly I could go there and read it without muddying up the fordbarn. I will continue to get my early v8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Spring Monroe Swap meet cancelled

Looks like we'd better get used to these closures. Still sad to hear as some of us don't get out very often, and Monroe has always had good swap meets without a long drive. What's an RG group?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,855
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: petehoovie???

One of my best friends of 30 years asked me over to his place yesterday to help him bleed his brakes, (and have a cold beer after work).... He was yakking about this guy and that guy in politics and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,855
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: petehoovie???

Petehoovie has been a really knowledgeable contributor to this site. Talking politics among friends can really hurt relationships, so I get it. I hope he comes back, and it's not just because of his...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Duncan Oklahoma Swap meet

I'm afraid this Corona stuff is bigger than the swap meets. I meet a bunch of really fine friends each year at Portland Or..... Don't get out much except for that. And ..... 34 years never fail at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Radial tires on old rims

I too always liked the look of bias ply tires. But last fall I went radial on '47 type stock rims, no tubes and no loss of air. The steering is way better. Since I am always on a truck chassis, I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,339
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What in Tarnation?

Thanks Zeke.... At first I tried to get my son to swear not to tell anyone. But the smoke settled and the water drained from the radiator and I picked up after the mess and dragged the hulk back...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,339
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What in Tarnation?

Well..... The stock market isn't the only thing that didn't go well today. I was having fun driving my turbo boosted contraption with no brakes around my hillside this morning. Well, my son showed up...
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