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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,572
Posted By r_reed
Re: Did I finally find a GEM?

great looking shoebox, yes, def a
gem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,782
Posted By r_reed
Re: Misery loves company

the one thing that happens when i'm looking for something i know i have is that i find a few other things that i didn't know where they were.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By r_reed
Re: solenoid

easiest way to find out would be to bypass the solenoid: maybe use one of the jumper cable to connect around the battery terminal to the starter terminal on the solenoid. anyone one see any risks to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By r_reed
Re: Nice 1940 Ford Truck for Sale:

great looking truck. would love to own it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By r_reed
Re: Freebies

a great gesture, nothing like spreading the wealth.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,179
Posted By r_reed
Re: for sale listing of the day!

to understand his pricing scheme, he starts at $600 and then adds what he wants for the part. it takes $600 to get him out of his chair.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By r_reed
Re: Introduction to my 50 fordor

nice to have a car with a family history. you can't buy that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,851
Posted By r_reed
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

i'm a believer. had two stuck valves that made a big clatter. soaked in MMO, burned it off, as i drove away in a cloud of smoke the clatter went away. been doing 4 oz per 10 gallons ever since , 8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By r_reed
Re: Where Do You Find Your Ford Parts

Early Ford V8, SC. knowledgeable, owner and his son know their stuff. good website, quick service.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,208
Posted By r_reed
Re: First 100 Miles!!! Or a touch more. My '39 Pickup

what a beautiful truck, congrats.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,249
Posted By r_reed
Re: Latest bubba report

Bubba, glad to hear you are keeping it going, your garage therapy looks perfect. i put in one of your chevy/flathead dist conversions around 9 years ago. i dawned on me i might want to get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By r_reed
Re: Door lock jiggles open using outside handle?

my '49 F1 does that as well, it has come in handy for me a couple of times when both handles were in the lock position with the doors closed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By r_reed
Re: One of our Barners on Hemming's !!!

great job, on a great truck, nice save.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By r_reed
Re: 1937 Ford Tudor door handle droop

if you do take the latch apart you will probably find some wear surfaces that are making the latch sloppy. as i remember, we added some weld and the ground some cogs back in shape, and got rid of ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By r_reed
Re: 1953 f-100 , rear gears

a lot of people like a 9" rear end with 3.50 gears. another option would be an 8.8 rear with similar gears and disc brakes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By r_reed
Re: Rain at last

glad to hear you are getting rain. the news coverage over here seems to have faded. didn't realize the fires were still going on. hope all you fires are gone soon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By r_reed
Re: Copper in oil?

copper isn't magnetic, does the copper colored sludge stick to a magnet?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By r_reed
Re: Paint remover

i still occasionally use methylene chloride on projects wood or metal, but only outside. if you read the label, it says "may cause blindness or death." fumes are heavy and go downward highly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By r_reed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By r_reed
Re: EAB flathead, noise pushing it under load

thanks, guys, for the suggestions. i will look in to all of them. since this just started after 6 years of perfect running, i'm thinking belt or carbon build up. it is not running hot, in fact, i...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By r_reed
Re: EAB flathead, noise pushing it under load

actually, i was hoping it would something simple like the belts. since i just put it away for the winter, that will be first on the list next spring. actually my belts are 13 years old with about 25K...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By r_reed
EAB flathead, noise pushing it under load

my EAB is about 6 years, 12,000 miles into a rebuild. it runs great, has lots of power (merc crank, schneider cam, .060 bore, ports smoothed up, bubba distributer, mech advance only, large diameter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By r_reed
Re: Mercury crank

i built a simple v shaped rack, rotated the crank and measured the stroke. since the difference is a 1/4" it is not hard to tell.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By r_reed
Re: Truck show Ballston Spa

nice to see you and the '41 today. since they didn't even collect the $1 (prob a 30th anniversary perk) you did well to come into the show. premiere parking in the corral at no admission cost. it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By r_reed
Re: Truck show Ballston Spa

one of our favorite shows. $1 per person, spectator or truck driver. no trophies, 300 or so trucks from bantams to semis. 1900 to 2019. good vendors. some impressive group entries (like 8 trucks,...
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