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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Stoker280
Truck box install

I am about to install the box on my 1953 Mercury M250 Classic and I was wondering if I should put some sort of material between the box rails and the frame? The rails have the original hardwood...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Stoker280
Tire question for 1953 F250

I am thinking about putting tubes in a set of 17 inch tubeless tires to use on a 1953 F250 I am restoring. I cannot find tubeless rims to fit the large hubs on that truck. The rims are ok and not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Stoker280
Rims and seat information 1953 F250

Hi, I am getting closer to the end of my 1953 Mercury M250 Classic restoration (same as the Ford F-250), and I am looking for some information on rims and the bench seat. The truck is all original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Stoker280
Belt sizes

Looking for the Belt size for the water pumps/generator and the fan belt for a 1953 F250 with a 239 8BA engine. The intake is stamped 8BA/8RT. I know the pulleys are for the wide belts.

Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Stoker280
Fuel Tank fittings

I purchased a new 17 gallon tank for my 53 F250 from LMC Trucks and at the time the 45 degree fittings for the pick up tube to fuel line were back ordered. Now they do not offer them at all. Does...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Stoker280
Plugs and wires

I am rebuilding a 239 flat head for my Merc M250 and I am looking for new plugs and wires. I have upgraded the 6V to 12V including the coil. Most every part I seem to need is something I have to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Stoker280
53 F250 Master Cylinder copper gaskets

Hi folks, I replaced the master cylinder on the truck I am restoring and low and behold I have a leak at the copper gaskets that seal the bolt and distribution block to the master cylinder body. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Stoker280
Transmission and rear end oil

What grade oil would be best suited for the original 1953 4 speed transmission for a 1953 F250? And rear end oil?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By Stoker280
Pressure plate bolt torques

I replaced the clutch disk and pressure plate in the truck I am working on and the 17-20 foot pounds of torque seems a little light to me. Itís my first clutch replacement on something other then a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Stoker280
No endplay in crank

I just installed my crankshaft with all new bearings and when I tried to pry the crank to one end or the other to check for end play, there doesnít seem to be any at all. The crank rotates freely and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,700
Posted By Stoker280
Re: Ford V8 vendors

Anyone know if any Canadian suppliers? The duty and exchange rate is a real pain.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By Stoker280
Bolt sizes for pressure plate and bell housing

I am restoring a 1953 M250 classic (basically a 53 F250) with a 239 flat head and 4 speed transmission. I have the opportunity to get some hardware from a work site that is being closed. I was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Stoker280
Head bolt question

I have two different length head bolts for my C8BA 239 flathead V8. I have the torque sequence chart, but nothing telling me what position the long na short ones go in. Is there a specific layout?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By Stoker280
DOT3 or DOT5 Brake fluid

I recently replaced the entire brake system on my 1953 Mercury M250 Classic. I am looking for some advice on whether to use DOT3 or DOT5 fluid. I will not be driving the vehicle a lot and it will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Stoker280
New brakes drums 1953 F250

I am looking for new drums for a 1953 F250. Front and rear. I can find the rest of everything I need front LMC and or Mid Fifty. But the drums seem to be eluding me. They are 8 bolt. I canít find any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Stoker280
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Stoker280
Drum brakes 1953 Mercury M250 Classic

Hi folks, I am looking to install new brakes (stay with the original drums) on my 1953 Mercury M250. Until now I have been getting most of my parts shipped from the US as I live in Canada and my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Stoker280
Re: Transmission question M250

Would you happen to have any specs or part numbers for this band? I will need to get a pad put in and I would like to be able to tell the shop the thinkness. Also, my springs are pretty rusty. Any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Stoker280
Transmission question M250

I am restoring a 1953 mercury M250 Classic and I am looking for some transmission information. The truck has a 239 flat head V8 with a 4 speed transmission And 4.86 rear end. My first question is on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,685
Posted By Stoker280
17 inch split rim replacment

I am restoring a 53 Mercury M250 and it currently has the original 17 inch split rims. I would like to swap them out with something safer but still keep the same height and look of the truck. Any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Stoker280
1953 M250 Classic questions

Hi, this is my first attempt at vehicle restorations and Internet forum discussions so please be patient. I have a 53 M250 Classic purchased out of western Canada. The flathead was seized and after...
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