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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Karl
Re: Need your advice for new engine

I certainly run my 34 babbit bearings, original drive train and everything else at 60 mph all day long with no problems ( and no screaming) and have done so for the last 6 years . I find I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By Karl
Re: 1930 Sport Coupe 11 MPG, backfire when turned off

Over the last 30 years I have run 4 Model all on original Zeniths . Got 18 to 20 mpg on them all. All the GAV's were set at 1/4 turn open. Never touched them other than to pull them out to choke...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,226
Posted By Karl
Re: Manifold Gland Rings

I agree -found they made the job harder. Decent copper crush gaskets and clean milled faces and the jobs done
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By Karl
Re: Is lead still needed?

Rudolph I use Moreys -Would be nice if we could get MMO in NZ.
Have never used 2 Stoke oil -did read In Harold Sharon's Veteran car book that you shouldn't but can't remember the reasoning...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,229
Posted By Karl
Re: karma

I sometimes find more there than at a vintage swab meet.
I figure the rodders throw away all the neat old stuff I want to stuff the Chev engine in. Also to them its often unwanted junk and ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,229
Posted By Karl
Re: karma

You can still get caught even in NZ . Like the guy who rang me up with a blown up 1910 Hupmobile motor knowing I had located one but had yet to pick it up. I fiqured that I had half a spare...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Karl
Re: Fan came apart!!

You Got of lightly ! When mine went the imbalance sheared off the front of the inlet manifold Collapsing the generator and what was left of the fan into the radiator - Surprisingly the sheet metal ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Karl
Re: Gets warm and quits running?

Two where new condensers from one of the parts houses that I had brought as spares and one was a Mallory one recommended on here somewhere -It was brought online and judging by the packaging was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Karl
Re: Gets warm and quits running?

Amen to that
Just gone through that -3 new condensers to find one that is good. In the end it was one of tubmans that solved the issue. The trouble is having replaced the condenser with something...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,758
Posted By Karl
Re: off topic barnfind

The blades on the local restored Spitfire are made in Germany -apparrently the only source -Ironic . Like everything for it expensive ++ However most things are obtainable (at a price) the last I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,607
Posted By Karl
Re: receiving paypal payments

DD let me know were you are banking so I can invest there - My retirement fund is in international infrastructure Ports, Airports and property ie backed by physical objects which traditionally has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,758
Posted By Karl
Re: off topic barnfind

Wow such an amazing bit of machinery . I've always been amazed how essentially the same engine in a Spitfire and a P51D sounds so completely different-However both spine tingling.

Given my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,758
Posted By Karl
Re: off topic barnfind

Horrific -I understand it was something as simple as a carburetor problem on one engine .

My friend who flies the Spitfire has talked about learning to fly the Spit Essentially you train on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,758
Posted By Karl
Re: off topic barnfind

There is an interesting story behind the Mosquito in the collection. In the 1950's the New Zealand Airforce sold off their Mosquitoes . The sale occurred at Ohakea just up the road from where I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By Karl
Re: Copper coat gasket spray.

I have used copper coat on my Model A and T head gaskets.
Yet to do my V8 yet . Tend to use grease on others but more to hold them in place than anything.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By Karl
Re: Been in hospital 4 Spinal Surgery

Get well soon.
The surgeons in the States are the best in the world so you should get a good result if you follow what they say.Its good to hear that the medical system is still functioning ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By Karl
Re: dumb questions

Yes I think so -I've kept quiet as I've posted before that it was fixed and it wasn't. (and you look real dumb when that happens)

However has been running fine for the past 10 days so I think...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By Karl
Re: dumb questions

Good on you Brian -Its great to share our cars.
Some of the questions you get asked are a hoot . I took one of my younger work colleagues to introduce her to the rest home our medical centre...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Karl
Re: 28 Canadian Sport Coupe Top Material Samples

I have seen photos of the original fabric . However never seen the real thing and never heard of any one finding original fabric. My Sports coupe had a LB top spray painted dark grey and then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Karl
Re: 6 Volt Flasher

Thanks Kevin I've always wondered why my indicators flash more rapidly than I want -I will check the wattage is balanced -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,276
Posted By Karl
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Kevin is right -when they were new multiple independent Road tests quoted a max speed of in excess of 80 mph ( I seem to remember 82 mph on one road test ). I suspect it took a while to get there...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,276
Posted By Karl
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

I have 16 inch wheels on mine and everything else is standard and like Kevin cruises comfortably at 50 to 60 mph (80 to 100 km/h ) would do more but not best for safety or longevity. I have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Karl
Re: 34 Issues Ongoing -Video

Sorry Brian tried it still did it
Plumb out of ideas so off to my mechanic this afternoon ( on a tow rope )
Will keep you posted -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Karl
Re: 34 Issues Ongoing -Video

Sorry Michael don't know -Uncle Max rebuilt it

Will keep you posted

Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Karl
Re: 34 Issues Ongoing -Video

Thanks David As previosuly can't find my vaccum gauge .

I did think about intermittent spark because I did take the conduits off when I replaced the manifold But checked that and despite...
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