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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,802
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Theft Prevention Ideas??

A manual transmission will prevent most drive-away thefts. Most people under 50 don't know how to operate them. A thief with a car trailer would be very difficult to stop if they are determined. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Negative-Ground Lighter Socket in a Positive-Ground Car.

I did it the easy way with one of the magic boxes that changes 6 volt positive ground to 12 volt negative ground hooked to the cigar lighter. It charges everything and keeps the old Garmen GPS...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,241
Posted By D. Jones
Re: A bomb hoist for the rear bumper

Great score. You'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

When I worked in LP gas repair and installation we had several of those bomb hoists mounted in the back of our service trucks. If I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By D. Jones
swap meet find

Went to the Redmond, Oregon swap meet yesterday and found this diamond-in-the-rough. I may have over paid a bit as the guy needed $1.00 for it. What say you? The vender is from Eastern Oregon and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,308
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 1936 Ford 1.5 ton 4 speed Transmission jumps out of 4th gear

Welcome aboard!

It's really helpful to know where you are located. That way if another member is close they can possibly help. If you're anywhere near Oregon I have a couple of four speeds that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By D. Jones
Re: What year is this truck?

And of course; It was running when parked!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,744
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Any one have success with a repair??

I suspect that it is a zinc based casting which would make it very difficult to TIG weld as the zinc wants to boil off creating a porosity problem plus zinc fumes are not good for you.

If I were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By D. Jones
Re: OK, so it is older

Reminds me of the tractor that my father-in-law built out of a model A. I don't know what happened to it, I suppose that it was scrapped when the place sold. People of the generation just older than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 4 Speed truck 32-52 T9 NOS parts?

I have at least two of the old four speed transmissions and would give you one if you are close by.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 47 pickup speedometer

If you have a local clock/watch repair person they can probably remove them for you. They have special pullers for such work. As fordor41 said "gentle does it" as the pointer is most likely aluminum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Moved to Prineville, Or.

37th Annual Swap Meet Saturday, September 11, 2021 Deschutes County Fair Grounds Redmond, Oregon. Redmond is about 13 miles North of Bend on Hwy 97.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Moved to Prineville, Or.

The three of us are neighbors, well sort of, I'm in Bend.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By D. Jones
Re: never to old to learn

I've had hot start problems in the past and finally started opening the hood when I stop to help the heat escape. Amazingly it seems to help. Never thought about a leaf blower, maybe I need to get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 1940 Clock Help - Merc & Ford

If you have a real old time watch/clock repair person in your area check with them, they may be able to find a spring that will fit and replace it for you. I see took too long thinking and
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Condenser?

I had continual condenser failures, IIRC no more than a few hundred miles tops, on my front mounted distributer until I moved the condenser up to the coil bracket on top of the motor. I haven't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Rusty Crusty - Fun with "Where and what is it?"

Around here it was common practice to use a car engine to run a compressor for mining. Buick straight eights were probably the most popular.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 1945 1/2 ton Pickup Tire Help needed

I'm running P225/70/R16's on my truck. Drives and handles well with them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,079
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 1945 War Time Ford Pickup

I'm jealous. You're starting with a much better and more complete truck than mine was. Looks like it is all there and in decent shape. Enjoy the restoration. Lots of work but lots of satisfaction...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,663
Posted By D. Jones
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Man! I didn't realize I was hanging out with a bunch of old guys. I'm a lot younger (25) but, unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I have 50 years of experience at being 25....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By D. Jones
Re: What clutch would you use?

I keep reading about how stiff an 11" clutch is. If that's true there must be something really wrong with the one in my 1/2 ton. That was what it had in it when I got it. I surfaced the flywheel and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,241
Posted By D. Jones
Re: A bomb hoist for the rear bumper

Fifty years ago when I worked for a local propane company all of our service trucks had one of those mounted in the bed. We used them to load empty 100 gallon propane tanks. Wish I had one today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 46 Ford pickup grill & trim paint color

A local auto paint supply mixed up the paint for my 45 truck and best I could tell it matched the original Tacoma Cream. There is no color mix label on the can. The base is OMNI MTK #1 and the can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Ford trucks and other stuff

Now those are trucks to be admired. I like old cars but love old trucks of any size or vintage. The truck thing probably comes from being a log truck driver when I was young.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By D. Jones
Merry Christmas to all

Wishing you the very best of the holiday season and a bright and prosperous new year. Keep them Fords rolling.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,761
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Adjustable lifter problem

Put me down as a fan of solid lifters and grind to length valves. So far I've not had any of them get out of adjustment.

Just my $ 0.02 worth.
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