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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By 1stford
Re: Head bolt leakage

Do head studs get tighten when the engine is cold or warm, does it matter?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By 1stford
Head bolt leakage

I have a tendency to mess with something until I break it! My 36 truck is ďdoneĒ but seeps a little anti freeze out of a couple studs. Itís very minimal and I almost have to really look to find it....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By 1stford
Re: 1940 mercury floor mats or carpet

I’m thinking that Joe’s Antique sells a black mat that is uncut, don’t recall what year though. Maybe it’s for a 1940 truck?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,965
Posted By 1stford
Re: 4 post lift

I just went through all this. It only took me 8 months to make a choice. I looked at most brands, talked to everyone that sold them within 250 miles and even paid a small REshipping fee to send the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,144
Posted By 1stford
Re: 4 post lifts

I got the lift installed and in service.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By 1stford
Re: A Christmas Story

Love that movie. It plays on a loop for us when TBS runs it each Christmas Eve!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,424
Posted By 1stford
Re: Misery loves company

Just wanted to let everyone know I found it! Oddly when I found it I immediately remembered putting it there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 41,389
Posted By 1stford
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,424
Posted By 1stford
Misery loves company

Iíve been in my shop looking for a part that I set aside so I would know where it was when I needed it. Iíve looked everywhere and had no luck. Are there any other folks out there that have to buy a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 41,389
Posted By 1stford
Re: 1936 Truck restoration

Thanks so much Jeff! I noticed when I was looking through this that I really didnít post many pictures of it completed so Iím going to try to do that soon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 41,389
Posted By 1stford
Re: 1936 Truck restoration

Post pictures when you are restoring that Merc!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,144
Posted By 1stford
Re: 4 post lifts

So I’m going to add another question to this and it’s around the power source. I ordered the caster kit that allows me to move the lift around so it made sense to get the 120v so if I moved it to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By 1stford
Re: Engine Steady Rods

I received a set of the brackets from Mark that work well. When I go to put the engine steady rod in I’m about 1/8 of an inch away from being able to get the bolt in through the frame. I thought...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,205
Posted By 1stford
Re: possible interest in another new restoration project? '40 convertible

I really enjoy following these. Great learning for me so appreciate you sharing.

Now where are all the pictures!??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By 1stford
Mercury lights

Have 2 questions around the lights on my Mercury, 12 volt.

1). Should the running lights, lights on top
of the fenders, be on when my headlights are on?
*Currently they come on when the switch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By 1stford
Re: Hard to Down Shift 3rd to 2nd

My experience with Mac V has been fantastic! He was great to help me through the couple of adjustment issues I had with my transmission after he rebuilt mine. I would just call him up and tell him...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By 1stford
Re: Early V8 Fasteners

When I rebuilt my truck I bought most all of my fasteners from Roy Nacewitz. I spent more then I would have at a hardware store but was really happy with the fasteners and the resource Roy was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By 1stford
Re: Engine Steady Rods

Thanks again to everyone that chimed in. I’ve talked to Mark and he is sending me some brackets and someone here on the barn offered to give me a set of rods so I’m in great shape!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,503
Posted By 1stford
Re: Headbolt

What do you torque the bolts when re torquing the heads? Would re torquing potentially stop the leak?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By 1stford
Re: Engine Steady Rods

When I 1st looked at these this morning it appeared that they would not work because I don't have a hole to put them through. After looking again it appears there is a bracket with the rods that bolt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,503
Posted By 1stford
Headbolt

Sorry I have so many questions, this is #2 for the day! I started up the truck this morning and noticed 3 head bolts that seem to have leaked, just a little tiny bit. Of the 3 1 of them does not seem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By 1stford
Re: Engine Steady Rods

I believe those are the rods, or something like what I need. The engine is in the truck and Iím not interested in pulling it out. It appears that I donít have any holes there, that donít already have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By 1stford
Engine Steady Rods

Iím doing a bit of research Iíve learned that my 36 truck would have had engine steady rods connecting the bell housing to the frame to keep it from moving. I have an 8BA in the 36 and understand...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By 1stford
Re: 40 banjo question

Looks like a rear sway bar.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,311
Posted By 1stford
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