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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By oldford2
Re: best 6v coil

Oldschool, There is no doubt that Skip haney will rebuild your original Ford coil to last longer than most of us. Research Skip Haney and see this is a no brainer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,844
Posted By oldford2
Re: Jailbar Ranch

A 46 I am working on for a widow:
Just did my annual maintenance thing and got a new inspection sticker. She keeps it in a garage (heated) and gets driven by only me for 100+ miles per year. I will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By oldford2
Re: 49 Mercury Trans Adpater

I have this sitting around for the taking if it is something that works.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,180
Posted By oldford2
Re: Black and Decker Valve refacer

I am closing down my shop. I loved my B & D valve grinder but may never need it again
Pick it up in Pittsfield , Ma for $100
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By oldford2
Re: 46 Ford pickup door lock latch remote

You should post your location in case there is someone near you to help. I have a 46 pickup coming to my shop next week and if you have not solved your problem by then I will get some pictures...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By oldford2

True or false?

Q: Where did the name " Pick Up Truck" come from?

Trivia...Ford, who made The first pick-up trucks were shipped to dealers in crates

that the new owners had to assemble, using...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,504
Posted By oldford2
Re: "The V860 Ford's Little Powerhouse" book by Richard Willim

Do you remember what V8 Times it appeared in?
I have all my old V8 times.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,204
Posted By oldford2
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,204
Posted By oldford2
Re: Fan Belt Tension Adjuster....

Most of the belt tensioners tools were for an 8ba. The 59 engine wire looms don't allow their use. Here is one I made that provides a fulcrum point a bar or piece of wood. uses a front manifold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,204
Posted By oldford2
Re: Fan Belt Tension Adjuster....

Any pics of tensioners/fulcrums for the 59 block where the wire looms are in the way? Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By oldford2
Re: No spark

I would try the easy things first. Try changing the condenser.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,207
Posted By oldford2
Re: Lincoln V12 crankshaft bearing specifications

Stop teasing us. What did the v-14 go in?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By oldford2
Re: Tech tip 1940-48 transmission shifter arm repair

What am I missing here? If you drive out the old shaft isn't the hole the correct size? Why do you have to drill it out?
Just curious
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,906
Posted By oldford2
Re: Rebuilt starter

If you are handy at mechanical and electrical work they can be rebuilt at home. If not, seek out an automotive electrical service in your area. If you are a member of the Early Ford V-8 club...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,486
Posted By oldford2
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I am 82 and still coming in from my heated shop every day with greasy hands. My first car was a 39 Plymouth coupe that I dated my wife of 62 years. I still remember how nice those shifts into 3rd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By oldford2
Re: 59 Engine bolt torque

[QUOTE=Mart;1980937]This is what I've been using. Thanks to Mac Van Pelt.

80-90 on the main caps.
35-40 on the con rods....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,558
Posted By oldford2
Re: Home made tool that works really well.

Maybe MacVP will share his stand for rebuilding transmissions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,243
Posted By oldford2
Re: A Day In So Florida

I don't think I will take the 46 out for a drive today:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,258
Posted By oldford2
Re: Correct replacement for Fram C181-A?

Just changed the oil and filter last week in my 46 59ab with original oil canister. Carquest 85006 (advanced Auto)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,658
Posted By oldford2
Re: Hagerty insurance ?

I have been with J C Taylor for my old cars for 30 years. I hit my fence pulling my 46 out of the shop and the rear suicide door opened and caught and bent back. Sickening. I submitted a claim to J C...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By oldford2
Re: Where is my Hemmings??

I received my January Hemmings today
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,471
Posted By oldford2
Re: 5/16-24 wing nuts...

You did not mention your plan for your pickup...show or drive? The thumbscrews you need are available in forged not stamped, at Fastenal. Get 4 and they all would be the same.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By oldford2
Re: Water pumps

Send your pumps to Skip Haney in Florida. He will rebuild them to an improved design and return them promptly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,345
Posted By oldford2
Re: What to check on a 46 Mercury

Did 46 Mercs have 8BA,s? Round front parking lights? How long has the speedometer been stuck at 100 mph?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By oldford2
Re: Merry Christmas in the Barn

Very nice. Thanks
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