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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Rusty Crusty - Fun with "Where and what is it?"

Around here it was common practice to use a car engine to run a compressor for mining. Buick straight eights were probably the most popular.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 1945 1/2 ton Pickup Tire Help needed

I'm running P225/70/R16's on my truck. Drives and handles well with them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,369
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 1945 War Time Ford Pickup

I'm jealous. You're starting with a much better and more complete truck than mine was. Looks like it is all there and in decent shape. Enjoy the restoration. Lots of work but lots of satisfaction...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,973
Posted By D. Jones
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Man! I didn't realize I was hanging out with a bunch of old guys. I'm a lot younger (25) but, unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I have 50 years of experience at being 25....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,337
Posted By D. Jones
Re: What clutch would you use?

I keep reading about how stiff an 11" clutch is. If that's true there must be something really wrong with the one in my 1/2 ton. That was what it had in it when I got it. I surfaced the flywheel and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By D. Jones
Re: A bomb hoist for the rear bumper

Fifty years ago when I worked for a local propane company all of our service trucks had one of those mounted in the bed. We used them to load empty 100 gallon propane tanks. Wish I had one today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 46 Ford pickup grill & trim paint color

A local auto paint supply mixed up the paint for my 45 truck and best I could tell it matched the original Tacoma Cream. There is no color mix label on the can. The base is OMNI MTK #1 and the can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Ford trucks and other stuff

Now those are trucks to be admired. I like old cars but love old trucks of any size or vintage. The truck thing probably comes from being a log truck driver when I was young.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By D. Jones
Merry Christmas to all

Wishing you the very best of the holiday season and a bright and prosperous new year. Keep them Fords rolling.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,912
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Adjustable lifter problem

Put me down as a fan of solid lifters and grind to length valves. So far I've not had any of them get out of adjustment.

Just my $ 0.02 worth.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,896
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Looked at this old truck today. Someone save her

From here it looks very doable to me. It looks a lot better and more complete than my 1945 1/2 ton did when I got it. I spent four years and some $ but got a lot of pride/satisfaction when it was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Cruisin' the for sale ads

My what a peach!

If it sells let me know so I post an add or two there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 46 Ford pickup gas tank

I have an extra tank but I'm not sure what it's condition is. I'll try to dig it out today and look it over. If it looks at all usable/repairable I'll send you a PM to see if you want it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Reamers, what are they for?

I suspect they're for cleaning up brake cylinders. I can't think of anything else that size on vehicles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,333
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Wildfire evacuation

There is some speculation that some of the fires here in Oregon are arson related as several started between 0100 and 0500 hours the same day along major roads. Several small towns have been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,659
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Found On Road Dead

I had my truck with the front mounted distributor die mysteriously a couple of times. I finally figured it out. I had serviced the fan hub and one drop of oil would fall on the distributor run in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By D. Jones
Drag link 1945 1/2 ton pickup

I need to replace/repair the drag link on my 45 1/2 ton, the fixed ball end is loose. I've done a search here and looked at many posts and it appears there is no good solution. Some seem to suggest...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 46 Ford pickup 16 inch wheels

That was the size that was on my 45 pickup when I got it. Original wheels in usable condition are hard to find, at least where I live. Most that I have found are cracked or bent. I'm still needing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By D. Jones
Re: sealed bearing fan hub

Lots of good ideas, thanks.

I"m leaning heavily towards the solution that Art Newland used, simple and easy to do and looks original.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By D. Jones
Re: sealed bearing fan hub

B&S; I'm just trying to do a direct replacement for the oil type hub on my very stock 45 pickup with the usual 59 AB motor and stock type radiator etc. I have a couple of the stock hubs and haven't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By D. Jones
sealed bearing fan hub

I'm considering making a sealed bearing fan hub for my 59 AB motor and was wondering if anyone knew of an engineered drawing for one. If I can find a drawing it will save me reinventing the wheel as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,722
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Wheel stands

I used 4 15" rims and 4 14" rims to hold the wife's Corvette up when I pulled the transmission. Jack one wheel up put a 15 " rim down flat under it, do the same with the other three. Then jack up a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Floor shift in 53 f-100

Yes, that would be a truck. I've never seen a 3-2-2 setup like you have. I don't quite understand the need for the two speed differential. I'm sure it makes for interesting shifts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Floor shift in 53 f-100

Being a truck driver when I was young, I hauled logs and later propane, to me a truck has to have at least one stick, sometimes more, coming out of the floor for the transmission/transmissions to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,282
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Lathe with 3 Ford transmissions in Iowa

Now that's a lathe! It looks like it has a shotgun carriage. So far I've not needed one that big.
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