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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Car wash bucket....

I am also past the age of hard alcohol. Ok, on a very rare occasion I buy a bottle of 'old Grandad', but it lasts a long time and I share it. Beer and wine is plenty powerful for me and I still gotta...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Car wash bucket....

Why did you waste good vodka to wash your car? Huh? Whaaat?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Car wash bucket....

With all the tree pollen and mold in this rainy climate, I go straight for the ultra caustic automatic dishwasher stuff every spring when I was my rigs. Like a miracle, I swear.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Covid excuse to play hookey

A friend told me about a company called 'hotrod flats' or flatz... I just never paint a vehicle with one can or one tone of paint. The horizontal parts like the roof and hood are always more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Car wash bucket....

I don't understand why anyone would serve a fruit salad in a car wash bucket? Huh? Whaaat? :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: To all a good night :)

I get where you are coming from, your work drains you, but also fulfills you. That's how it's supposed to be. A good day at work is a very important thing and a brandy or a 'touch of the recipe' as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Covid excuse to play hookey

Baking powder for flattening, baking soda for flatulence. I learned many years ago that baking powder makes a good flattening agent. I have since seen mention that the paste we stir up on flat oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Covid excuse to play hookey

I have always liked grey trucks too, but I don't think it goes well with the tacoma cream trim. The blue paint on that fender is from the batch I mixed up and painted the grille/headlight panel with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Covid excuse to play hookey

Playing with the blue....And yes I agree it looks like it's been through a war. From what I've read it was a helluva war.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 40 1 ton Brake Master Cylinder Bypass Port

Master cyls and wheel cyls have gotten so cheap these days, I just buy new. I get them at NAPA. Gonna be like 65 bucks. I'm an old guy and been in some hellatious near misses, that's all.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 46/47 Front Truck fenders

3/4 tons (42 only) and tonners,1 1/2 tonners had the bigger front fender openings. The physical size of the fender seems the same. Hard thing to measure with the radiused corners, but a pretty big...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 1938 to 1952 Ford 3/4ton & 1ton pickup boxes

!/2 ton had smaller wheel openings..... 3/4- 1 ton and big trucks had big wheel opening. Many have bought wrong fenders because of this.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,204
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Synthetic Oil?

Thoughts? Oh no an oil thread!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Valve Assembly Fail

You have some old school stuff in there, but not a thing wrong with that. . Have you had a chance to run it now that you solved the problem?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Covid excuse to play hookey

It's Saturday and not raining so I played with the faded blue paint on the front clip, well what I mean is I started painting on the bed to match thje faded blue front clip... I really wanted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: How to shorten a bolt Mart's way. Includes some pain and bonus outtakes!

I liked the video too. I am a big fan of nylock nuts so I often add a couple of washers under the nut for cutoff.. That way the nylon insert is allowed to come into play when the final nut is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Front end lift.

I have added leafs to all my ford trucks. I start with the small ones and add an in between length as I go up. These 'in between' size leafs are made from extra springs I have a pile of. I just keep...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Fuel Tank conversion to Pick up bed

What tank are you using? I just bought an aluminum 17 gal. 'fuel cell' for my 47 frankentruck. Not sure what makes it a fuel cell instead of a tank, but it was like 214.00 with a sender and thick...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,743
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

All of the old trucks I have owned with original paint have their paint worn off of the top of the door where the driver's arm hangs out. I still drive like that as most of my junkers don't have turn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Covid excuse to play hookey

Well, the front clip is still off because I continue to fine tune the engine and engine bay, but that doesn't mean I can't continue to improve the rest of the vehicle. A fellow Washington barner had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,149
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Need to Share My Best Easter Ever

I love this story! Thanks so much for posting it for us all to enjoy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 1938 to 1952 Ford 3/4ton & 1ton pickup boxes

There was also a major change in 1942, as the bed width was increased by 2 1/2" on both the 1/2 tons and 3/4 and one tons. When looking for a factory express bed for my 38 tonner, I came across a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,336
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cam clean-up?

I found 3 cams that are still in '49-'53 blocks, so I gotta tear them down. I doubt very much that they will be rusty, as these are some greasy old things down in the valley. One of them has a pan on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,336
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cam clean-up?

Good thoughts. I must have a few more late cams around here. When I put the 4" crank in a 59ab in my 38 tonner, we just used the cam from the 59ab. It was a VERY impressive jump in hill climbing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,336
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Cam clean-up?

I don't recall me saying that, but there's a lot of stuff I don't remember....Still hard at it 5 days a week. I'll be 68 next month. Raised 4 kids living on a rock, working with my hands. I forgot to...
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