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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
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: 203
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: 1,503
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: 1,519
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: 1,213
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: 563
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: 792
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: 3,739
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: 2,160
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: 258
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: 689
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: 18
Views: 837
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: 18
Views: 837
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: 18
Views: 837
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: 1,488
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: 829
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: 829
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: 2,864
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.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 1946/47 pick up

Nice truck. I like the dual wipers, wish mine had them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,095
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Antique Insurance a little off Topic

I started with J C Taylor via my Farmers agent. Collision insurance only was about $400.00. I called Hagerty and my yearly cost dropped considerably. I also have AAA so I have roadside...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,864
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Lathe with 3 Ford transmissions in Iowa

I've run several lathes and a radial drill press that used transmissions to change speed but that one beats anything I've seen. I tried to post a picture of a 32"x 144" Lodge & Shipley that I've put...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By D. Jones
Re: 650-16 or 700-16 tires for out 1946 project truck

IIRC 650 x 16 was the original size that came on them when new. Given the scarcity of tires just after WW-2 I don't think they offered many options. The 1945 models came with a spare wheel but no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Loose condenser bracket

I had continuous problems with condensers on my 59 AB until I moved the location up to the coil. Since moving it I've put perhaps 5000 miles on and not had a problem. Prior to moving to the coil I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Leaning to one side

Regarding the list. Many years ago I saw Andy Devine, the actor, at least I believe it has him, driving a Cadillac ? and was amazed at the very definite list to port of the car. You would think he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By D. Jones
Re: Speedometer needle

Be careful as the needle is aluminum and will bend/break quite easily. A clock repair person could pull and replace it quickly and safely.
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