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Old 07-05-2014, 10:43 PM
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What a great story- I think you are living every guy's dream! Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks again guys for all the nice comments....It was a dream come true to take the wagon to the show with my family.
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There's hope for my 52 V8 flathead yet

That's great news for my 52. It was parked for just over twenty years when I picked it up. Just changed out the oil and converted the sump/oil type air filter to a dry filter. We hope to start her up in the next couple of weeks.
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Probably the coolest thread I have seen here. And it's not even about my FAVORITE subject Old ford TRUCKS! That wagon just plain rules the show.
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Third week in June. Woodies on the Wharf has been going on for 20yrs now.

There is Woodies on the Beach in Santa Barbara in Aug.... I think its on the 17th...that would be closer for you.
You are right. I Googled it... Thanks.

It's still 150 miles from home, but that's a LOT closer than Santa Cruz.

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Probably the coolest thread I have seen here. And it's not even about my FAVORITE subject Old ford TRUCKS! That wagon just plain rules the show.
WOW! That's high praise .. coming from the master of Cool threads.

I hesitated even starting this thread because it was not a truck.
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You are right. I Googled it... Thanks.

It's still 150 miles from home, but that's a LOT closer than Santa Cruz.

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So are you going? ....take pictures, you know we like pictures.
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That's great news for my 52. It was parked for just over twenty years when I picked it up. Just changed out the oil and converted the sump/oil type air filter to a dry filter. We hope to start her up in the next couple of weeks.
Welcome to FTE, I see this is your first post. Please start a thread and tell us about your 52 and how the first start up go's.
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What a great story thanks for sharing. I love original stories of old cars and trucks
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So are you going? ....take pictures, you know we like pictures.
"IF" I go, I'll take pictures.
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Way cool story and very nice woody. I have to agree with keeping the patina, I wouldn't change a thing either.

Enjoy!

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Oil Change info

Hi,
Thought I would tag a question here as the closest I could come without posting a new one.
I have recently purchased a fully restored 1952 Mercury 1/2 ton. It was a labour of love by Mike Decoffe.
It has a 255 flathead V8 but most outer atributes are the same as the 239.
Question - I am doing an oil change, I have removed the oil filter and bottom plug, oil has drained except for what is in the filter cannister. Do I have to remove the line to get the oil out.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:03 AM
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I wouldn't remove that line for that purpose. Just too risky to mess something up or start a leak. Most guys just sacrifice a couple of rags and absorb the oil that way, or you can use one of these.


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Edit: Some of the oil filter canisters have a small drain plug at the bottom. Make sure yours doesn't have one before you do it the hard way.
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The line drains the center tube in the filter housing. The only holes in the tube to let oil out are halfway up the tube, so unless your housing has a drain valve on the side (rare), you are stuck getting the last half of the canister's oil out. If you suck that oil out like Doc says, see if the bottom of the canister is full of sludge. If so, now would be the time to remove the canister and clean it out. Any sludge in there is likely to contain lead compounds that may be absorbed thru your skin, so be careful and wear gloves!
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I live in Hollister.Will keep my eyes is opened for your old wagon!
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