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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,483
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Timken Throw out bearings

Another small thing that I found out the hard way, - make very sure that the bearing is pressed on all the way and bedded down squarely with the casting. If it is slightly off square and not all the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: 39 gearbox thrust bearing

Yes Rob, I have.
just rebuilt my 38 box using that setup. I didnt use a new part as it was within spec when assembled. Maybe one of us should buy that new one from Mike.
Dave h
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,388
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Vibration - rumble

Rob,
I had a similar experience in my 38 pickup. It turned out to be the bearing behind the speedo drive. This roller bearing just pealed off the hardening . It was a repo bearing. I subsequently...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Help to identify landau irons please

Here is an Aussie 33 Sports Coupe and the one being restored
Dave
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Help with a noisy Banjo rear end.

Hi guys,
Lawrie recently posted a story on here how he put a new set of 354 gears in a banjo and that it needed a .30 thou shim on the pinion to get the correct mesh. Now this observation by Lawrie...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: pinion deph shims

Hi Guys,
For the sake of us shadetree mechanics.
So if you DONT check the pattern when installing a NEW ring and pinion and bearings ( timken), what will happen? Wont it just wear in a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Aussie who tows the trailer.

Lawrie is a New Zealand born Australian ! and a great asset to our Ford movement down here,
very knowlegable and always willing to help fellow V8 ers.
Dave
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: buying a new radiator

OR, you can buy a nicely made chinese one off ebay, ( yes some chinese stuff can be good quality)
I put one in my 38 pickup to try it out. The cost difference was huge compared to a new mainstream...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,059
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Where do these people come from? My laugh for the day.

This example wasnt a “ dumb “ moment ,just the younger generation have not seen a flathead engine.
I called into my local parts sales store driving my 34 pickup. Several of the staff came out to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: 39 driveshaft

yes i am currently trying to buy a good one down here.
They are 65.75 inches overall. (1670mm in our language)
Dave
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Treasure in the Namibian desert

Lawrie were those Kiwi Army guys called “ the rats of Tobruk” cos they had to scavenge their way through with bugger all back up?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,810
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: gear oil

Hi Lawrie,
what happened to Castrol Manual vmx that you put us onto for smooth changing? I see its GL 4.
Penrite has a 140 gear oil which they say wont harm bronze bushes.
Dave
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Driveshaft Repair

Thanks Dan,
ill call you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Driveshaft Repair

Yes thanks Lawrie,
I have come to that conclusion too after talking to the spray metal experts. The stuff has a tendency to come off in some applications.
I will ring around our members.
As a side...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Driveshaft Repair

Thanks for the suggestions and insight. I will contact an engineering shop in Brisbane and get a quote. I will also advertise for another shaft in better condition.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By 35ragtop
Driveshaft Repair

Hi Guys,
I have a solid driveshaft out of my 38 Pickup, that has a badly pitted front bearing surface. The splines and centre bearing surface are in good shape.
Just wondering if anyone has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: early v8 rhd chassis #s

For what its worth,
The 1935 Australian Phaetons had steel floors, the toe board may have been wood, but i cant remember. Several Ozzie phaeton owners on here may clarify that point. I think the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,869
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Charcoal

It was brick- ettes like the bbq ones I read.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Pertronix 1285LS Crab conversion

Great thanks guys,
some of the earlier posts were misleading (back in 2013). It appears to be an easy conversion.
Dave h
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By 35ragtop
Pertronix 1285LS Crab conversion

Hi Guys,
I am interested in reading more about these 1285LS conversion modules for the crab distributor. I searched on here and not much has been posted for a couple of years.
My set up is 12volt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: 1940 Diff / brake drum help needed

I would love to know how to get the old one out without damaging the drum?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,838
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Exhaust Mounted Engine Stand

Or if you like your woodwork, you could build one of these, as one of our enterprising 84 year old members did. It worked perfectly and so far he has assembled two engines on it. He does admit that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Synchro Ring Clearances

Thanks everyone for straightening this out for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By 35ragtop
Synchro Ring Clearances

Hi Guys,
I'm searching for a noise in my 3 speed transmission and have found that the brass synchro rings seam to have excessive clearance between the neighbouring gear.
The front ring (1.) has ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By 35ragtop
Re: Aluminum radiator ?

When I rebuilt my 38 pickup, I installed an 3 core aluminium radiator designed for the flathead. I have a 59 a engine with all stock running gear. I took care to run earthing wires and use and...
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