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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By snappydon
Re: 1937 Pickup Interior Kit?

I went back thru my stack of old catalogs and found the set.


Just got off the phone with Mac's.


Kit is ordered and 5-6 weeks lead time.


I asked why the set doesn't show up online and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By snappydon
1937 Pickup Interior Kit?

Been awhile since I logged on.


Life seems to get in the way of my '37 project...


Anyway, I'm getting ready to get the truck put back together and have been trying to locate a complete...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By snappydon
Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

Yep the "Model T" is still here, I actually had lunch there today! A double stack "Model T Burger".


It's a fun project...My goal is the local small car show at the Eagle Creek Tavern in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By snappydon
Help ID'ing and Locating a '37 Big Truck Seal

I'm thinking I should replace this rear seal on the back of the '37 big truck 4 speed transmission?


It appears that it is kinda sandwiched between the transmission and rear crossmember/mount.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By snappydon
Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

Thanks, It's a learning curve!


Got all the original mechanical brake hardware reinstalled, adjusted and all 4 brakes operating and working well, even the parking brake system works.


Ya...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By snappydon
Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

Not sure what you mean by staggering them going back? Can you explain?



The spacing for the 5 and 6 rib styles was way different, only the 2 inside ribs were even close.


My initial problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By snappydon
Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

A bit more progress on the Dually...


Trying to match up a 6 rib long running board to a 5 rib short board was a bit challenging. Ended up making a kerf in the center of the 3 outside ribs and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By snappydon
Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

I think the bumpers are the same...only diffence being the vertical "bumperette" option.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By snappydon
Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

Mess?! Looks like a jewel to me!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By snappydon
Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

That looks like mine did before I took all the fire gear off!


I'd love to see a few more pics of the side with the running boards. Looks like maybe yours had the Hale Chrysler Flathead 6 powered...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By snappydon
Re: The '37 Dually is finally coming together

Yeah the repair metal is being formed right now. I used a pair of donor running boards to cannabalize the needed sweep and length.


Other than a few spot in's with flat red and black, to just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By snappydon
The '37 Dually is finally coming together

Sheet metal is in mock up mode right now...but this is pretty close to the final look.

...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By snappydon
Re: 1937 85hp cylinder sleeve possibly leaking water into the pan?

Interesting development today...started cleaning the old pan gasket off block rails and the 2 rear soft plugs in the rail disintegrated as soon as I touched them with the scraper.


They APPEARED...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By snappydon
Re: 1937 85hp cylinder sleeve possibly leaking water into the pan?

Ronnie, I'm seeing 40% liquid Sodium Silicate on ebay.


Is that what I'm looking for?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By snappydon
Re: 1937 85hp cylinder sleeve possibly leaking water into the pan?

And that Sir...is exactly why I love this forum. I don't post very often, but I constantly learn from the wisdom gathered here!


Thank you Ronnie!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By snappydon
Re: 1937 85hp cylinder sleeve possibly leaking water into the pan?

No idea, I bought is as a used "running"engine. The one in the truck when I got it was toast.


This engine has and does run great, but after sitting over this past winter it slowly leaked enough...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By snappydon
Re: 1937 85hp cylinder sleeve possibly leaking water into the pan?

Yes to milky oil...that's how I figured out it had an internal leak.


Yes it's out of the truck and mounted on a Stumpy's flathead adaptor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By snappydon
Re: 1937 85hp cylinder sleeve possibly leaking water into the pan?

While I understand the block pressure testing...I should add that this engine is in a '37 model 79 1-1/2 ton that will never see the highway nor ever haul a load again.


Engine runs great and has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By snappydon
1937 85hp cylinder sleeve possibly leaking water into the pan?

Last spring I posted about my '37 85hp having water in the oil after sitting all winter.


Finally was able to mount the engine stand adaptor and get the pan off.


I didn't find any evidence...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,225
Posted By snappydon
Re: Hurd key blanks

When you decide on a value I'd take 1 if you're looking to sell them.


I only have 1 original, and I guard it with my life right now!
Forum: Early V8 03-14-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By snappydon
'37 1-1/2 Ton Rear Axle Hub Cap Bolts

I'm needing at least 2, 3 would be better, of the bolts that screw onto the axle flange.


There are 8 actual axle bolts then 2 others that screw into the axle flange. They are 7/16-14, and then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By snappydon
Re: '37 21 Stud, 85 hp flathead now has water in the oil

Yes...definitely '37 engine. Dual pulley pumps in the block and 21 stud heads.


The motor is coming out of the truck next week and getting a thorough checking out.


After deeper discussion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By snappydon
Re: '37 21 Stud, 85 hp flathead now has water in the oil

I pulled the plugs today, all look really good. They all look the same and all the combustion areas, top of the pistons and valve edges I can see are dry and look really good.



There is no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By snappydon
Re: '37 21 Stud, 85 hp flathead now has water in the oil

Ok, will do. I plan on taking the engine out next week.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By snappydon
Re: '37 21 Stud, 85 hp flathead now has water in the oil

Well...I'm beginning to think the worst may be possible. The truck was stored at my daughters in her garage. But after talking to her last night she said that the power was off at her place for 3...
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