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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Mart
Re: Pitman arm question

I'd hazard a guess that a 32 one would, but not f1. F1 is a different shape and does not have a bolt in ball.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Mart
Re: Mart's update: 2021 No4. 32 Sedan Project Pt. 27. Taking care of the small stuff!

Hi Deuce, thanks for the comment and the interest. I replaced the seal some time previously so I never mentioned it in this video. I only mentioned the things I had just done. I did show it in a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Mart
Re: FH Block Weight

Could you rig up a beam with the motor in the middle, the scales at one end and the other end supported. then the scales will only need to take half the weight.

Of course the weight of the beam...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By Mart
Re: "help"

If you've only just fitted the heads and it hasn't run, you should be able to just pull them again and refit and reuse after.

I would tear it back down and carefully inspect all the rings,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By Mart
Re: Holley 94 Rebuild - Something Strange

Even I've got better carbs than that! Well done for turning it around.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By Mart
Re: Holley 94 Rebuild - Something Strange

You should be able to hear the little check ball at the bottom of the accelerator pump bore rattle when you shake the otherwise empty carb body. If it doesn't rattle, it might be clogged with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Mart
Mart's update: 2021 No4. 32 Sedan Project Pt. 27. Taking care of the small stuff!

Hello. Welcome to Mart's Garage.
This week's video will feature the 32 Sedan. As I write this, this collection of jobs brings the chassis completely up to date. I take care of all those little jobs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By Mart
Re: 32 spindle bolts

Pre 37 you have to realise the weight of the car hangs on the kingpins.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,259
Posted By Mart
Re: How To Remove Cosmoline

For the pistons I did recently I used white spirit (mineral spirit) in an ultrasonic cleaner. It worked really well. I think the heat helped a lot. If using cold then a different solvent may be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Mart
Re: transmission case lube

That's interesting. I'll look out for that. I have a trans freshen up coming up and will bear this in mind.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Mart
Re: Mart's update: 2021 No3. Ol' 59 Flatty Project Pt.20. Con Rods. How can it be so

Thanks for checking in, Ron. The big mistake I made was the reamer. I have used one before and it worked well. I realised late on that I did have two reamers and the other one works better. If I ever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Mart
Mart's update: 2021 No3. Ol' 59 Flatty Project Pt.20. Con Rods. How can it be so hard

Hello. Welcome to Mart's Garage.
This week I am going to continue with a simpler format. I have 2 projects going on, the 32 sedan and the Ol' 59 flatty. I intend to feature one or the other in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,496
Posted By Mart
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

The leftmost mark like a little 7 is probably one tip of the beginning star.
The fact that stars are present would indicate that the numbers were applied by the factory or an authorised facility....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By Mart
Re: German H-block?

I had a German flatty in my 40 coupe. That motor dated from the mid 50s. It was a nice smooth running motor. It had the rear mounted distributor but I took the cover off the front and ran a crab on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Mart
Re: ..and now I feel guilty!

The electric switch is the ignition switch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By Mart
Re: 39 banjo rear hub pitting?????

I did the job on my lathe. It would not quite swing so I heated and bent the spring hanger and heated and bent it back again afterwards. One way around the lathe size conundrum.
I took a video at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Mart
Re: Maxxis tires

The taxi tyres are 175r16 not 175-75R16 so will be taller than your tyres, Brian.
If no aspect number is quoted they should be an 82 profile.
The 175R16 (175-82R16) should be 27.4" diameter.
A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Mart
Mart's update: 2021 No2. 32 Sedan Project Pt. 26. New wheels and Tyres!

Hello. Welcome to Mart's Garage.
This week I am going to use a simpler format. I have 2 projects going on, the 32 sedan and the Ol' 59 flatty. I intend to feature one or the other in the updates,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By Mart
Re: Anyone know this guy

Again, gmail is the go to account for ease of use. In fact it was recommended to me when my previous provider ceased supporting emails. It's easy to use and instantaneous. So don't always assume a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mart
Re: Best paint for painting over rust

I wouldn't put any paint on a rusty surface. I would brush off any loose flakes and clean it up without going mad at it. I would then apply some Waxoyl (UK product) to protect it from further...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Mart
Re: aluminum housed oil pump

The aluminium one looks just like the iron one I took out of the 59 series flatty. The 59 type pickup housing would bolt straight on. It wouldn't need any mods for use on a 59 series (or older)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By Mart
Re: I'd never have dreamt this would be possible.

I just went and had an initial scrape about in the bottom of the oil pan. It has some interesting sludgy deposits but luckily and hopefully there doesn't appear to be any corrosion That'll be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By Mart
Re: I'd never have dreamt this would be possible.

59 series post ww2 flatty. It might be significant that the motor was stored upside down or on it's side. The oil pan is next on the list for a close inspection. There is no sign of similar erosion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By Mart
I'd never have dreamt this would be possible.

I started cleaning the oil pump for the Old 59 Flatty and i couldn't believe what I found.

I would have thought the oil pump would have been the last thing to have rotted out.

Mart.
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