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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

I turned some 46 axles down in the lathe to fit the narrowed up 39 rear end we used in our dragster,did lots of passes and half na season with the blown engine,never a problem.so to machine some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Ford Willow Run documentary

There,s one of those crashed in ww2 in the hills where I live,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Third Gen Auto delays

Ok thanks
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,306
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Resperator Production

DD I might have to put it in the rear window
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,306
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Resperator Production

I need a bumper sticker for my cars
something like
PROUD FORD OWNER
Made by the company who gave us the model T and A
flathead V8,and Mustangs
tanks and planes for ww2
Now respirators
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,187
Posted By Lawrie
Re: slow cranking when hot

Another thing to cause this on our 33 was the starter switch itself, took it apart and cleaned up the contacts and that fixed it,.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,306
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Resperator Production

I see Ford australia is also stepping up to manufacture respirators.
Lawrie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Surging at idle with spark where it should be

A few years back our A always surged it idle when it got hot,I tried all the usual things over a couple years to sort it, finally got it sorted,
It was crook main thrust washers and cam thrust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Alternator or not?

On our 33 we have the original gen,we do lots of long trips in it,over the years the only problem that has occurred is a loose wire or two .both an easy fix on the roadside.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Lawrie
Re: What happens in a transmission rebuild - Part 2

Mac ,you are fortunate to have access to such a cleaner, any engines or trans that I do in my shop are cleaned manually with wire brushes and kerosene etc ,a real messy job.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By Lawrie
Re: My wife hates crankshafts...

Yes, last week a friend dropped over a rusty 8ba, so to get it off his pickup we used my abby hoist,Like a dunce I was only wearing my sandals and while manoeuvring the hoist and engine inside my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Lawrie
Re: brake drum repair

Thanks,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Houston Texas,

Ian , that pic bought back memories, Our family had a farm on east road that looked straight up at Mt Egmont.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Lawrie
brake drum repair

A while back some one posted the name of a company in the usa that resleaved the brake drum back to STD, can any one remember who the company was.
Lawrie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Lawrie
Re: U-Joint Inner Cover

I think you will find it will only go one or two ways,both right.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 17th Australian Early Ford V8 Nationals - Toowoomba - September 2020

We are both down to the level of the Matabele Peso
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Stromberg Big97

And ,you want be able to use an early manifold as the wall are not thick enough, I cut open a damaged 35 one and its way too thin, so I used a later 8ba one.
Lawrie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,584
Posted By Lawrie
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

Good work .
Cant wait to see the 3 main iron ones.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 39 gearbox thrust bearing

Rob, what I did was to machine the end of the cluster gear to fit the 8m-7129 t/washer, a little machining on the lathe and then mill the tang to fit the 8M -7129 washer
lawrie
sorry about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Lot of castings

Pics
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Ford Holden

I too did my apprenticeship at GMNZ in Petone as a toolmaker,It was,nt until years later I realised how fortunate I was to get such a great skills base,we could and did make anything there.
We were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By Lawrie
Re: New model in the Ford dealer showroom

If I went into that showroom, I know which car I would head for,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,070
Posted By Lawrie
Re: new bottom radiator hose leaking

Wife Carol just got a new aortic valve put in,she firing on all cyls now,
Great times we live in with medical stuff.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,329
Posted By Lawrie
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