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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,329
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: '40 front fenders

The deeper I get, the more that photo of the '38 military rig haunts me. I have now completed the brakes except for bleeding (tomorrow). I have built 'cab' floor framing from square tubing, mostly 1...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 1940 P/U WOC1 - Project

Keep up the good work. I'm all ears on this one!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Who's gonna fill their shoes?

I do know that there are young guys out there that love this stuff. I enjoy watching the many videos of the 'Race of Gentlemen'. They have amazing cars and bikes. It's great some of you have chimed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Who's gonna fill their shoes?

Yeah, I guess you guys are right. We have a successful mobile mechanic here who works out of his truck. Stays real busy, about 45 years old. He brought me a carb from a 46 ford farm truck the heirs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 50-52 Truck Bed

As a career woodworker and ford truck fixer, I say it has to do with the moisture content and species of wood you have on hand. I have seen kiln dried wood beds buckle like the rocky mountains when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Another sad loss

That is such a sad passing. I am not a '32 specific guy but the very thought of a man producing parts for such a car 'from scratch' instead of ordering them from a catalogue lets me know he is from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By GB SISSON
Like Revenski's 38 Tonner but different

I had been doing some reading about the extremely detailed and amazing restoration of the Revenski 38 ford dealer demonstrator tonner PU. It has been written up in many of the well known and highly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By GB SISSON
Who's gonna fill their shoes?

Every once in a while I look at this video and I think, not of country music and what's important in the music world, but I wonder Who is Actually gonna fill our shoes. Our 'ford shoes, our 'liking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Lost in space....

I just keep building more sheds. I was doing a brake job in one of these unheated sheds this morning 34 degrees. That's a bad temperature, much colder and you stay indoors and watch old movies. Came...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,273
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Yet another 36 pickup post

The trucks just keep on coming tonight. That is a beauty!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 1950 F3 Wheels

I also have an interest in truck rims and the part that confuses me here is the 1/2" difference in 8 hole lug pattern. I bet those 17" wheels were quite new, like the super duty years. That is when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Old Ford truck at work

I think that's a '36 and it looks to be working here in the Pacific Northwest. Still had mechanical brakes and we have a lot of steep grades in the mountains and foothills here. Some of the log bunks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,314
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I'm 67. I bought my first old ford when I was 19. It was a '28 AA stakebed. That means it was 1972 and the truck was 44 years old. I had my wife get on her phone calculator and we think that would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,851
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

And just when I thought I'd seen my end all 4wd ford truck comes this.... Holy Crap.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,851
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

Maybe this is a very rare tonner version like Stu 'Truckdog' is dealing with now. If that single type wheel is 17" and 5 on 6 7/8", that's the case. I suppose it could be 5 on 8" like the big trucks....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Installation of IFS in a 1950 F1

I'm with Seery and 48 F1. Check out FTE. It's pretty slow with the '47 and older trucks like mine, but a '50 is right in the wheelhouse and nobody cares if you don't adhere strictly to the 'rules'....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Here's a Flathead water pump. Let's rebuild it. Sunday tech quickie

Thank you Mart. Most excellent! I have a milk crate full of those early pumps and I have seen exploded diagrams of what's inside, but they still intimidated me so I always bought new ones. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,261
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Newbie but am I in the right place

And another hearty welcome from the Upper Left Coast of the USA.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,851
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

Very interesting wheel. Looks to be an MH conversion. The hits just keep on coming!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Not Ford, But Definitely Timely

My wife bought the heated mattress pad. Our bedroom has no heat, but this thing is the perfect solution. Pretty much on par with sliced bread.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,091
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Why not a new casting

And you ARE aware of the ongoing discussion with the guy who posts here about casting new blocks? Doesn't look like he's in a huge hurry. Maybe someone can link to the thread.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: 8RT truck oil pan question

Be careful bending that tube... I have had some problems with those two attachment bolts stripping over the years while installing tube to pump.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: What to look for on a preliminary block inspection?

Yup, looks a rebuilt one. Like maybe back in '58. Mart could be using it in a hill climb in a couple of weeks, but most of us would have a lot of money invested in short order.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,329
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: '40 front fenders

It's been really cold for our area and snow the last 3 days. Sometimes I just have to brave the cold so I can do some wrenching. Weekends don't come around every day. Did a front brake job with new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By GB SISSON
Re: Desaxe engine - Anyone heard about it?

The 'leaning tower of power'.
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