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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Mart
Re: just a question

post above reported
(Edit: it was an ice cream post, not the parking light thread).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Www
Views: 481
Posted By Mart
Re: Www

That's a helpful video, nicely and calmly explained.
It also tells me there are more than one way to skin a cat.
Jeff, have you tried the snip and sketch function? I've been using that lately...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Mart
Re: Why won't it start?

Glad you were able to find the cause of the problem. There are lots of very knowledgeable people here and normally there is no problem that hasn't been encountered before and can normally be sorted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,101
Posted By Mart
Re: Drive shaft lock pin

^^ The images above are not indicating a problem with the pin. They are indicating that you have too much play between the splined coupler and the pinion. It is that play that works the pin and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Mart
Re: Diamond Back Bias Ply looking radials

Put a tube in them and partially inflate it to help spread the walls out.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,131
Posted By Mart
Re: Hydraulic brake questions - 1932 Coupe

Hi Neal. I love that truck and that repair is a little bit above the norm. Great job and you went the extra mile doing the rivets like that.
all the best.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By Mart
Pendine Prep. The 33 Coupe gets a working Fuel gauge! At last! 2021Ep30pt2

Hello. Welcome to Mart's garage 2021 Episode 30 part 2.
While prepping the 33 for Pendine I realised the fuel gauge setup I had for the 32 might work in the 33. A working fuel gauge is always a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 16,674
Posted By Mart
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

Nice job on the seat bases. Woodworking is not something I find easy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Mart
Re: size of my pic to upload

If you have a windows PC check to see if you have the Snip and Sketch feature.
If you have, display the image on your screen, fire up Snip and Sketch and drag the cursor around the part of the image...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Mart
Re: 39 ford brake anchor pin removal help

Just tap then pins through from the back to the front.
Look out for the special washers that sit in the round holes in the shoes.
Yes, long shoe to the front. Large end of cylinder to the front,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Mart
Re: How can I tell an early Merc v8 from Ford

My 99 Merc has a 99 on that flat surface forward of the right hand head. It's a bit indistinct but it does say 99. Interestingly, when viewing the central exhaust port down through the holes in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Mart
Mart's Update 2021Ep30Pt1 32 Sedan progress.

Hello! In this video I tackle some more nitty gritty jobs on the 32 sedan. I tackle the bracket for holding the handbrake lever to the transmission, make a cover for the battery box and show the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Mart
Re: Front end alignment 46 ford

Stock early Ford?
If so then remove the entire tie rod.
Tackle one end at a time with the tie rod clamped in a vise. Remove ends and refit making sure they are both free and centered. Then refit to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Mart
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Mart
Re: Motor for British turn signals in body behind the door

John, If it is the type I am thinking of, they are called "semaphores" or "trafficators" and are solenoid operated rather than motorised.
If they are as described, the two term I used above might...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Mart
Mart's Pendine Roadtrip 2021 Part 2. Hotrods VHRA Mart's 33 and the Crusty Flatty.

Hello! Welcome to Mart's Garage Road trip Div.
The event we honestly thought would never happen. The VHRA Hot Rod Races on Pendine Beach! Hoorah! This is part 2 of a 2 part video. Many thanks to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By Mart
Re: '40 Ford Rear-end

A real proper hub puller specifically designed for early Ford axles. KR Wilson or Vintage Precision. Or maybe borrow one from an old time V8er in your area.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Mart
Re: 1933 grille emblem adjustment position thanks!

I think my emblem may be completely wrong judging from that one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Mart
Re: 1933 grille emblem adjustment position thanks!

Could be, David.
If you watch the opening scenes of this video you can see the badges but they are a different shape to mine. I wonder if this footage was shot during the prototype phase, or mine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Mart
Re: 1933 grille emblem adjustment position thanks!

My 33 which does not appear to have been subjected to a lot of restoration has the top of the V8 exactly 1" below the curved edge of the grille. This equates to exactly one Mart's squashy thumb width.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Mart
Pendine 2021 Hotrods VHRA Mart's 33 and the Crusty Flatty.

Hello! Welcome to Mart's Garage Road trip Div.
The event we honestly thought would never happen. The VHRA Hot Rod Races on Pendine Beach! Hoorah! This is part one of a 2 part video. Many thanks to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Mart
Re: 1933 'stuck' glove-box door.

What did you do to get it open, Pat?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,330
Posted By Mart
Re: KR Wilson spring spreader

Lawson. if you are just 1/8" too long, could you just weigh the car down a bit to gain the 1/8"? A couple of people sitting in it would do that or a ratchet strap around the axle and crossmember...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Mart
Re: 1933 'stuck' glove-box door.

It isn't a latch as such, just a ball detent. carefully applied force should get it to pop open. Some penetrant might help The catch is top dead center so you know where to concentrate your efforts....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Mart
Re: Flexible Metal Brake Line

I wouldn't use anything else, Ralph. Over here it's trade name is Kunifer. That's copper nickel iron. To say it is flexible isn't really the case, if it were expected to flex it would work harden and...
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