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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 700
Posted By Mart
Re: What's your "Go To" for a hard head?

Try and work out which stud is holding tight. Move each end up and down and observe which one it is rocking on. Put wedges just to the left of the tight one and lift the right side (or vice versa...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Mart
Re: 2 bolt crab on a 21 stud question

The distributor will only correctly engage with the cam at one spacing. Both setups should give you this spacing.

The ideal scenario would be to swap the cam and go direct two bolt and no spacer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Mart
Re: 2 bolt crab on a 21 stud question

In that case the two bolt cover with the spacer or the three bolt cover with the three to two bolt adaptor will both give the same result. They are both designed to mate a crab distributor to a long...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Mart
Re: 2 bolt crab on a 21 stud question

Vanspeed: What cam do you have in it? If the 46 type cam then the 2 bolt cover and the crab dist. will bolt right on. No spacer required.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By Mart
Re: Strange brake drums

I found this one pic on the hamb. Might have been rear only?? Fronts also have windows but are one piece (or at least one bolt pattern).

Edit: this is the thread:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By Mart
Re: Strange brake drums

I might be wrong but I seem to remember reading that type were early 1936 model year.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mart
Re: 8BA Piston Removal...Success!!!

That's a good idea above. I might try that on the next one I do.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mart
Re: So I have a little problem...

An excellent job, with guidance and actual physical help in the form of loaned parts from someone with direct experience of the job. This, gents, is what these chat forums are for.

Long live...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,688
Posted By Mart
Re: What in Tarnation?

Cool. Good progress all round. I know what you mean about obsessing about stuff. If there is a problem, I can't leave it alone until I have come up with a solution.

Keep it up GB.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Mart
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Mart
Re: It's Friday. Time for a Flathead video. Crusty Flatty Pt.15.

You want to try editing it. You have to watch everything at least ten times over.

tap tap tap
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By Mart
Re: Hard to start when hot

I agree with the post above re fuel dripping into the manifold.

That or any other of the reasons why a 94 wants to run rich.

I list them out in post no.4 in this thread.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By Mart
Re: 1941 pickup with '40 deluxe dash

Post deleted.

Tried to post the original pics but they were massive.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By Mart
Re: 1941 pickup with '40 deluxe dash

I see your thumbnails and raise you full images. :)
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=422335&d=1582328448
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By Mart
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Mart
Re: It's Friday. Time for a Flathead video. Crusty Flatty Pt.15.

Hi done4 thanks for watching.

That process is covered in next weeks episode. It wasn't difficult and didn't take long. I recently bought a die grinder and a selection of carbide burrs. I did a job...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Mart
Re: It's Friday. Time for a Flathead video. Crusty Flatty Pt.15.

Hi Russ. I have a milling machine but it is not big enough to take a whole flatty. I showed the method for trimming the liners in a previous video. It's at the 39 minute mark in part 10.

Basically...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Mart
It's Friday. Time for a Flathead video. Crusty Flatty Pt.15.

Hi. You, yes, YOU are cordially invited to join me in the garage to check the progress on the Crusty Flatty rebuild. Part 15, in which I overcome the conundrum of the 45 thou pistons and start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By Mart
Re: 1941 pickup with '40 deluxe dash

Hi Rob I will look forward to the videos.

I don't know if you have seen them but I have made a few videos featuring my 41 pickup. I wish I had had the time to make videos when I was taking it from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Mart
Houdaille shock manual for 1940

After following the link to the 32 owners handbook on another thread, I found this one very interesting.

Mart.

http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/manuals/Ford/Haudaille/index.html
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By Mart
Re: 1941 pickup with '40 deluxe dash

It looks like a great fixer-upper. Relatively complete and plenty to get your teeth into. Having an enthusiast owner back in the day rather than it being just a work or farm hack may indicate better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,235
Posted By Mart
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

Gary - typo on pilot brg diameter above...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Mart
Re: Traded for a French Flathead Block

It is thought that the restrictive ports were by design along with very soft valve springs. These were built for military vehicles where being dependable and not breaking down could be a matter of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Mart
Re: Traded for a French Flathead Block

Most points covered above.
I have a French motor in my roadster. Just from memory here are my take-homes on French motors.

Blocks are 59A/8BA hybrids with features from both.
Front area is an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By Mart
Re: Coolant additives

I just use water and 33% antifreeze/summer coolant. Same as the millions of other motorists out there in there everyday cars with iron blocks and aluminium heads. What we have available to us these...
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