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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 102
Posted By Lawrie
Re: factory fan cfm

On our 33 ,once on holiday, had a generator fail,(wire fell off inside) and as we were on the motorway,I stopped and fitted the spare ,it was a hot day and to save time I left the fan off, it ran...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Lawrie
Re: '33 starter ...click ...click

Just get under and undo the two bolts plus, if fitted the small brkt onto the oil pan bolt, and of corse the cable
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Lawrie
Re: advance curves

Brian look at the 40 or 40 curves, they are a lot slower,but use the larger points cam,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 1936 Coupe

Richard, you know those V8,s are way better to travel in than an A
But the A is still good.
Hows things, say hullo to jeanie from Carol and Me.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Lawrie
Re: advance curves

Brian if you look in the ford service buletins book, the big thick one with the steel covers,under ignition there is a very detailed list of all the curves,if you dont have it let me know and I will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Lawrie
Re: block quandary

One thing looks like I must do is a sonic test,
I have not got one.
Can some one advise a good unit to get
And I looked at my pile of blocks.Looks like about 3 more std bore 99a and a couple of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Lawrie
Re: block quandary

I forgot to mention, the .040 are 4 ring and 56 Grams heavier than the .125 which are 3 rings
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Lawrie
block quandary

I have a 59a block thats a spare for our 33,
I have two sets of pistons for it one set plus .040 and the other plus .125
I have a new 4 inch crank , and all the other internals new
I did a trial...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 639
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Axle Quick fix seals which direction?

The early axle ends have a smaller ID,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

We do thousands of K,s in our 33, towing all over Australia,
we use 91,no additives and no worries, remember the engine has hardened valve seats and modern valves .
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 33 in the rain

Trevor, we had 45 mm
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Lawrie
33 in the rain

Away for a few days in the 33,VERY dry here for the last 6 months or so!
Well what happened ,it hosed down and we nearly got flooded in,
The 33 started as easy as after the downpour.
But it sure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By Lawrie
Re: All Ford Day 2019 Perth

Will post some pics when I find out how to get them
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By Lawrie
Re: All Ford Day 2019 Perth

Rob, We went to the all ford day in rocky on sunday, we were the only flathead there,a couple of A,s and T,s
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,586
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

Dont use a vernier caliper ,USE a micrometer,
Measure the crank pin diameter,(using a Mic)
Measure the bore of the rod,
Then measure the thickness of the bearing shell, using a 1 inch mic and a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Reconstructing History

I have two old fords ,both from NZ,these have ownership papers from new, so I can see owned them from when and where.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Lawrie
Re: trans oil

I use it as there is not a GL4 availible here that is the right vicosity.see my post 6
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Lawrie
Re: trans oil

Rob, I tried castrol stuff GL 4 made for lite duty manuals ,80/90,BUT it was way thinner than the usual 85/140 that I use in the rear axle,so I.m back using the 85/140 that I have used for years....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Lawrie
trans oil

Has any any one had or seen damage of the :yellow metal: parts in the transmission when using GL 5 oils instead of the GL4 oil
I just had a look at the transmission in our 33 after it had done about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 1939-48 transmission rear thrust washer question C91A-7129

Last one I did, I machined the cluster gear to fit the USA washer.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 34 Ford Crankshaft Pulley?

I cut the flange off a double pulley when fitting a 99A engine into our 33,BUT , i used a scatt 4in crank and had to shorten the snout of it ,even then there was no room for the hand starting sprag...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 8BA Edelbrock head clearance

I,m going to use some edelbrock 1125 heads on my 99a engine that had the cracked cast iron heads, I could not find another set of cast iron heads with the 75 cc chamber.
So hope these 1125 heads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Lawrie
Re: L100 cam timing question

Ron, on my 33 with the 99a engine and 4 inch crank , I noticed a drop in fuel economy over a period, turned out to be from changing the heads from 75 cc chambers to 82 cc ones.
I will try and weld...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Main jets size
Lawrie
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