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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,427
Posted By Old Col
Re: 8ba nightmare

....no big drama,once the fountain dries up, clean up the thread and instal a carby threaded stud in the hole with some sealant on it,then just use a nut on top to secure the distributor.....if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Old Col
Re: Brake drum id

That is what we had here for 1940 , I presumed they were Canadian in origin...but maybe they were an export item?.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,611
Posted By Old Col
Re: '37 Flathead no spark

...while you're at it,remove the points and clean the contact faces. It's common for corrosion to form and prevent current flow, your sparking with the screwdriver suggests this is the likely problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Old Col
Re: 40 to 48 front brakes ID

Nope,shoes are different in the hole size at the bottom where the eccentrics are on the 39/41 plate, later cylinders are bigger bore but will interchange.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Old Col
Re: 1939 Standard front crossmember question

Hi Sam,the answer is no....nothing from factory is ever welded to the frame or crossmembers, if they did it then it would be riveted like the rest of the frame.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,413
Posted By Old Col
Re: Rare 1938 Ford Standard Roadster

We were there too,pity we didn't catch up! It was a sad old Ute, seemed to have a lot of '40 stuff fitted to it . Did it sell? We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of early V8 parts on offer ,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,413
Posted By Old Col
Re: Rare 1938 Ford Standard Roadster

Hi Alan, no,they're all the same. The brochures are artists renderings, not always absolutely accurate and tend towards making the cars look disproportionate. The Roadster that's here on Ebay has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,413
Posted By Old Col
Re: Rare 1938 Ford Standard Roadster

Hi,wipers for the '38Std. are supposed to be in the cowl ,same as in US cars.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d189/krisbates/MARCH%202013/005.jpg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,929
Posted By Old Col
Re: Backing plate nuts, bolts for 39-48

Hi,no is the answer. Early bolt size is 3/8", the '37 and up cars use a 1/2" bolt size, cheers.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Old Col
Re: strange gearbox ID

...sorry,it's what we call a '59 Ford......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By Old Col
Re: strange gearbox ID

Hi Lawrie, looks like a Tank Fairlane ( that'll confuse the US blokes:D) manual trans to me, cheers....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Old Col
Re: Genset block with rust pitting in bores

Hey mate,that first pic shows some pretty deep pits.....it'd be worth your while to clean out all the dirt and rust with a bearing scraper to see how far gone it is. What is your plan with it?, try...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By Old Col
Re: Some headlight rings, shades. 39 to 46?

Hiya, second one is late 1941,third is 1942 thru 46 and the last is possibly the light retainers for the first pair, and they are likely to be aftermarket conversions for '37/8/9std....my guess...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,263
Posted By Old Col
Re: opinion in this pinion ..

.....nope,it's a stinker. I'd be wary of the bearings if they came from the same source. Might be worth trying to source some here in Oz...you could try AA Bearings in Mitcham,Vic, the guy who runs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,314
Posted By Old Col
Re: Gearbox removal..What gives??

...or...seein' he's got the lid off ,put it in 2 gears...that'll stop it from turning!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,314
Posted By Old Col
Re: Gearbox removal..What gives??

Yep, the uni has a bolt down the inside,9/16 socket will fit and once it's off you'll see the 6 bolts that hold the mounting to the case,same socket size. You may have to do a little excavation in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,314
Posted By Old Col
Re: Gearbox removal..What gives??

...your pic is '37 /39,they do come out easy...but have a look at the 35/6 pics that Talkwrench just put on and you'll see the difference,and the problem.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,314
Posted By Old Col
Re: Gearbox removal..What gives??

Hiya, '37 and up will come out that way fairly easily, but as you've discovered the "ears" on the trans clog up the works in '35/6. Generally it's easier to pull the out engine and trans as an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,100
Posted By Old Col
Re: Is there an easy axle seal tool?

yep,as Bruce says.....:cool:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,100
Posted By Old Col
Re: Is there an easy axle seal tool?

Hi T/W, the blokes have missed part of your question, in the first pic with the screwdriver , that side faces the inside ....or if you like,the oil side. Here's a couple of shots of another version...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,502
Posted By Old Col
Re: Foxton turn signal switch

Hi Kevin, would using something like a Tridon electronic flasher can help the issue?, regards, Colin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Old Col
Re: New member with a question.

You're right,looks like a Mordrop from the way it's been stretched, plus a flattened out spring to add to the woes. Now might be a good time to pull the frontend out to evaluate what's good and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Old Col
Re: New member with a question.

....found 'em....

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d189/krisbates/MARCH%202013/DSC01758.jpg (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/krisbates/media/MARCH%202013/DSC01758.jpg.html)
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Old Col
Re: New member with a question.

You're right....it looks strange because it is. The "tube" section is originally for the shackle bush that the factory swaybar attaches to. Some clever dude has inserted a bolt or similar to mount...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,622
Posted By Old Col
Re: Can anything be done with this axle?

Hiya Talkwrench,how would you like a NOS gennie Ford axle,not in the US but here in Vic.....I'd be happy with $125 plus freight/post...let me know by PM and I'll send a phone number to you, cheers,...
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