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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:58 AM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:54 AM
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Re: 49 Ford F1 project. What am I getting into?

If the trans is a 4 speed version of the T5 wouldn't it be worth swapping in a 5 speed version?

You will have to rephrase your comment re the clutch being reversed. We don't know what you mean or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Mart
Re: 1939 ford V8-60 truck 3 speed transmission questions

Skid, I put later gears into one of those casings. I didn't try a 29 tooth cluster, though, so not sure if the case has that extra wiggle room at the front. What I can tell you, though, is the height...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
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Re: spindles

The later one have a generally square appearance, the 37-41 are commonly called roundback.
Would it be correct to assume the later ones wear more slowly due to the longer bushes? (Everything else...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
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32 Build Pt16: Axle. 59 Flatty Pt10: Liners. Plus Classics at Gaydon!

Hello! Welcome to some more nonsense from Mart's Messy garage. In part 1, I discover more problems with the 59 Flatty. I do some machining to recover the situation. Check out how that went. In part 2...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Mart
Re: 37 & up car steering gear pittman arm nut size?

Yup. 1-7/16. I picked up a used socket on UK ebay. Snap on 1/2" drive. It wasn't expensive as it is not a popular size.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
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Re: is it ok to run diluted antifreeze?

I run antifreeze/summer coolant and use it about 3:1 so it's 25/75 coolant/water. Tend to have mild winters here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Mart
Re: 1936 Ford rearend gear ratio and speed

Engine revs isn't the only consideration.
Engine noise may be reduced but road noise, tyre noise, wind noise, road/tyre induced harshness (vibrations) will not be. You need to consider the brake...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
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Re: 33 Tranny to Driveshaft Oil Leak

Is the truck lowered or raked? That is what causes the axle to trans oil migration. Big and little tyres add to the effect.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Mart
Re: selling a car to someone in Sweden

From my perspective, as someone who bought 2 cars off US sellers, In one instance the seller delivered the car to an address provided by the shipping company. I paid for any expenses incurred and his...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Mart
Re: 32 Build Pt15: Master Cyl and lines. 59 Flatty Pt9: Boring. 41 pickup: Oil level

Thanks for the comments fellas. I can see some similarities, there, Glenn. That tool looks a bit less fiddly than mine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Mart
32 Build Pt15: Master Cyl and lines. 59 Flatty Pt9: Boring. 41 pickup: Oil level inve

Hello! Welcome to another forty minutes of fun from Mart's Garage. In this week's video I make some changes to the 32 Sedan brake setup and share some tips and tricks along the way. I show two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Mart
Re: Clayborne engine overhaul stand attachments maybe available

One of the benefits is that you can arrange the deck face to be horizontal. This would be useful if you want to use a portable boring machine. Another benefit is that the engine is supported from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By Mart
Re: Identify this engine.

A Mercury crank has a 4" stroke, Ford has 3-3/4" so if you want more torque, the Merc crank is more desirable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Mart
Re: Gear ratio on rearend

Divide 34 by 9 and what do you get?

3.78!

That's a reasonable set o gears.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Mart
Re: 11-A Distributor Thread Size

If you've stripped it, you could go 1/8 NPT and use an adaptor to get back to 3/16 tube.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Mart
Re: 11-A Distributor Thread Size

Rock, no, mate, I just went and checked, it is the fitting for a 3/16 tube, which is 3/8-24 UNF.

A 3/8-24 tap screws in nicely but a 1/8 NPT barely starts and goes tight straight away.

It was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Mart
Re: 11-A Distributor Thread Size

3/8 -24 UNF. 99% sure can anyone confirm?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By Mart
Re: ANOTHER Fake '40 Coupe....Mart Was Spot-on!

Diggin the Its a forty plate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,191
Posted By Mart
Re: For US '40 Coupe Folks....Some Serious "Shooby-Dooby Shu Bop"

It's a fun bit of entertainment.

In the comments section someone asks "what game?" and the answer is "Mods for Assetto Corsa".

I don't do computer games but it looks like a racing game where...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,461
Posted By Mart
Re: '40 front fenders

Well, I for one would really like to see this one coming together. Look at that leaf sprung ladder chassis. Very traditional. Ok it isn't Ford running gear, but I assume all the posts will be about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Mart
Re: How/where to fill 37 gearbox?

I use some grease similar to the cornhead grease and just use a grease gun to squirt it in there. Just put the end of the gun into the hole and pump (no pressure, just splurging in).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,323
Posted By Mart
Re: Question on Cam Gear Marks - UPDATE

I thought the theory proposed is that you want to retard the cam by one tooth.

Undo the gear, rotate the cam a little clockwise and refit the gear one tooth clockwise from where it was previously....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
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