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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:51 AM
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USMW waterpumps

I just came across these USMW water pumps .. looks like they're made in Mexico ? anyone tried them .. I cant see what type of bearing they have or impeller details?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: 1936 pickup - radiator water self leveling

mine would be well over half the tank full. Probably wouldn't be far off what you have .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: 33 engine noise

load orientated ... bearing in the driveline somewhere? I noticed mine doing a similar thing the other day quite a loud humming -drone noise, normally I have the radio on so dont notice it so much....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,134
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Timely Gary .. I didnt even bother putting a spring on I just slipped the valve and guide in and held it down with my thumb , that way I felt the feeler gauge too. Engine is a smooth as silk.. This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Popping out Passenger side Exhaust

just check your manifold bolts are nipped up , might just be a vacuum leak. Your vacuum gauge will bounce a few Hg. if its a burnt valve it will be a lot more . just clip a timing light on each lead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,446
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Ebay sales tax in place

As an international buyer you pay both ends.. If I purchase in the U.S.or U.K I would be paying some sort of tax on it, doesn't come duty free. And now even if its under $1000 I'll be paying a 10%...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,752
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Dual carb advantage?

Ohhh its global warming.. :rolleyes:
You'll have to try the west coast next time!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,752
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Dual carb advantage?

I'd go for more wan... show factor, I drive with twin 97's on a slingshot everyday. with mine it takes a while for it to heat up and run well, meaning I have to keep the choke on longer. In traffic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Oil pressure issues

Sometimes they do read low at idle when HOT. The main thing is that you have good oil pressure when the revs rise. Hes a vid of mine, engine hot in fact I think the fan might be on. 20 lbs is about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Make it Stop! ('46 Deluxe)

There is a likelihood that your drums might be too far oversize, just because new linings go in doesnt meant it will work, standard linings off the shelf might not work.
Also try some speed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Talkwrench
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Shifter tower blues

Damn! its shame towers, and good cases are what we need ; o )
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: I broke my truck! Plus some dumb luck.

"Amazingly it had broken where someone had welded it."
WHAT THE F>>>?

And I cant believe that picture ..sweet lord ?!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Front one piece seal 8ba

there is a video on Youtube on how to do this , it shouldn't be hard to find.
I was meticulous on installing mine [21 stud].. Damn it leaked bad , popped the old rope in there and its pretty damn...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: block quandary

Dont suppose you could go further on that one John.. where to cut and mill?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: block quandary

I'd go the larger with the three rings if you're comfortable with it, dont worry about what may happen 'later' Lawrie because the way you build things it will probably outlast you and I ! Anyway...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Boling Bros. drums- Any issues?

The drums seem to be a very good product , I did have issue with the kit , they had welded a part wrong and when doing up the wheel it would lock up, did damage the drum a little , I contacted them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 804
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

If like Australia.. 91 is fine and yes a little additive, if it doesn't have hardened seats.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: 1936 Ford Pickup - Electric Radiator Fan

I run one in my 35 pickup. Its a cheap brand but does pull amps tho'. If I was in the U.S. I'd go a Spal. 16" I use a Davies /Craig digital thermo fan switch [very easy]...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Talkwrench
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: All Ford Day 2019 Perth

For you Mercman!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Dad's secret (sorta) project coming together

Brings back some memories, my brother bought a mint CJ3A off an aircraft engineer all rebuilt we had it in our teens, rolled it out come summer top off and we abused it .. fun vehicle, years and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: All Ford Day 2019 Perth

Hi Merc heres some more pics of later stuff, mostly our club.
Unfortunately the sun wasn't out for most of it. But I assure you the paint on the Mercury is unreal!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: All Ford Day 2019 Perth

Dont quote me on this but Im sure that I read there was 6 GTHO phase threes there , I saw a couple but thats some serious money there ! Ok Merc well I'll post some of our club cars [49 -59 Ford V8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: All Ford Day 2019 Perth

A bones.. every day unless its raining ! :D Pretty sure Im up to 6 years now :eek:
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