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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By Mart
Re: Replacing rings on 1 piston on 8ba

From those numbers +.125" over is my best guess. Didn't realise it was already well oversize.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By Mart
Re: Jumbo solids 16 x 4.5" identify???? 5 0n 5.5

If that step on the back face is in the region of 3/16", they are probably aftermarket replacements for model A thru 35.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 908
Posted By Mart
Re: Master Cylinder Bracket

That's a neat setup, there, Charlie.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Mart
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty Part7. Bring on the Stunt Block.

Thanks Jim.

The problem is, I do the job and film as I'm doing it. I can't do the job again if the footage isn't right.

I just have to put it together from what I've got. (Bit like everything...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Mart
Mart's Crusty Flatty Part7. Bring on the Stunt Block.

The latest episode in the crusty flatty series goes live at 6pm uk time.
If you go to it I will be online to chat direct. It might be lonely.

https://youtu.be/V5WhBnWygnI

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 908
Posted By Mart
Re: Master Cylinder Bracket

The one Glennpm is showing looks a lot like the one I made for my 32. I think the use of the box section is a good idea.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Mart
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

Thanks Russ. Test bores taking place currently. Videos will be following along.
There will be a new one tomorrow showing the first stage of the prep for the test boring.

Thanks Ronnie. All good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 655
Posted By Mart
Re: Step x Step = Posting Pictures

Thanks for this. It isn't how I do it, I'm too old school, it's all done off my computer.

I was thinking of doing a video showing at least one way of doing it. Maybe one for the hamb too as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Mart
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

Thanks again for all the advice. I just did some test cuts and was able to get within half a thou of my target bore.

I'm very happy with that and will do a couple more and then try it for real on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By Mart
Re: My "new" 260 inch Merc is a BEAST!

Thanks for listing out the steps you took to build a strong engine without going overboard.

It sounds awesome.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Mart
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

Thanks Murre, all points noted.

Pics of the business end of the machine and the home made cutting tool:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=415519&d=1576056563
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mart
Re: Never rent your car to the studios

Looks like the Mustang fared rather worse...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Mart
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

Thanks Murre.

The tool is home made and uses a small left hand lathe tool modified to fit. It has changeable tips. It cuts pretty well without chattering.

My first test cut was bigger than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Mart
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

Thanks Murre. I've made some clamps, no need to worry about sending some, but thanks for thinking about it.

It's a vintage Buma machine, probably from the 1930s or 40s.

Understand re the lip...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Mart
Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

Hi fellas.

I've been testing my boring bar and have a few questions. I would appreciate any advice you can offer. I've set it up on an otherwise scrap block and have been taking some test cuts. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mart
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

I just came in from the garage after running my boring bar for the first time. It seems to work quite well. Obviously I have no experience and nothing to compare it to but to me it seems pretty good....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,156
Posted By Mart
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

Excellent work and discussion. It's good for all of us to know what it takes. How much of it we choose to apply is up to us, but at least we know what to do.

Thanks Mike (and the other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Mart
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty Teardown Pt6. Studs!. Get 'em out!

Bob, I didn't soak mine, but I would advise you to go out and apply penetrating oil of your choice every few days until you are ready to do it don't forget the studs are open to the water jacket so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By Mart
Re: Engine Made in the Stand

The studs should come out easily as it looks like they've just been started in the holes.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Mart
Re: 40-41 Pickup Inner Fender Panels

Do you have the big V shaped support? That is what the whole front clip rides on. The lower edges of the inner fenders only bolt on at one (or is it two) points. Nothing at the forward end, other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Mart
Re: 1941 ford p/u 6 cyl on epay

It's a fixer upper for sure. What is nice is the completeness.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Mart
Mart's Crusty Flatty Teardown Pt6. Studs!. Get 'em out!

Having successfully got the valves, crank, pistons, cam and lifters out, in this episode I turn my attention to the studs. I show a method that seemed to work well on this motor. This may not work...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,920
Posted By Mart
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

I suppose the important point is, having a car with a reliable fuel gauge. That's why I put one in my truck recently.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,040
Posted By Mart
Re: Plugging Away on The 32' Roadster

Nice collection of parts there. I'm a little surprised by the drag link. 32s normally use a one piece part. (With dismantle-able ends). having an adjuster is ok, but two?

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Mart
Re: 1932 Pickup

I don't recognise that as a 32 pickup part.

Mart.
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