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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Mart
How to shorten a bolt Mart's way. Includes some pain and bonus outtakes!

Hello! Welcome to a handy tip courtesy of Mart at Mart's Garage.
This is a method of shortening a bolt that worked well for me. I thought it would make a handy tech tip short stand alone video so I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Mart
Re: 46 crab dist tune/replace

Bubba's taking it easy these days, you'd probably do better to try local (within Canada) first.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By Mart
O'l 59 Flathead engine swap. Parts 1 and 2. New videos from Mart.

Hello, you lucky, lucky, people. Welcome to Mart's Garage. This is part 1 of a 5 part series. I am swapping the Ol' 59 Flatty into the 41 pickup, so I can drive it on the road. In this episode I pull...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mart
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

Ah. OK. Now I think I know how the damage occurred.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mart
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

I just saw the post re the mig. I have no experience of mig on cast but have successfully welded up a cracked pan rail on a flathead block using (I think) high nickel arc welding rods specially made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mart
Re: How to repair damage to a deck

What would happen if you drilled and tapped for a pipe plug right on the fire ring line. Then fit a plug and cut/file it off flush with the deck?

Just sort of thinking out loud. From experience,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Mart
Re: No oil pressure on new build

If I had an engine that was rebuilt 30 years ago I'd probably tear it down and reassemble it just for peace of mind. All that lube that was put on back then is probably dried up and gummy now.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Mart
Re: Pitman arm question

If you don't have a clash situation due to split bones being where the pitman arm wants to be, a 32 arm will fit the F2 box.
I'm using a 32 arm on my 32 frame on my current build with a f1 box. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mart
Re: Need to Share My Best Easter Ever

Well done. The old fella looks chuffed to see the old truck again. Respect for you for what you did and best wishes to the Old Man.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Mart
Re: Brain Fade!

And when you build a fresh engine and put it in the recipient vehicle, don't forget to put some oil in it. Don't ask why I mention this.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By Mart
Re: Pressure plate bolt torques

I just did some 59A ones up and used no more than 20 lb ft. It felt a bit heavy to me, rather than light. They are a 5/16 coarse thread and can and will break if overtorqued.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Mart
Re: Shackle Stud Replacement

I used to do the removable perches and springs using the vise as a press. On my 33 I took a vise that wasn't bolted to the bench and used that to press the bushes into my rear axle perches.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Mart
Mart's Update 2021/14 Part 1&2 Cam Brgs, Rehone, Water Pump Fix.

Hello. Welcome to Marts Garage Weekly Update 2021/14.

Part 1:
In this scintillating episode I remove the cam bearings using a home made tool. Did I mention I love my Willson lathe? Ok then I fit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By Mart
Re: Cam clean-up?

If you're havering towards giving it a go, the base circles are not loaded at all so can have pits, the opening side of the lobe is most heavily loaded, so ideally you'd like any pitting there to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 02:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By Mart
Re: Cam clean-up?

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By Mart
Re: How to compute HP

Some historians claim it’s a myth that Rolls-Royce ever described the power output of its models with a dismissive, understated word: ‘adequate’.

Well it's a bit like that. A Flathead's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Mart
Re: Crankshaft pulley cross member clearance

We call 'em trolley jacks here in England too. Never floor jack.

Re the original question, It is (as said) a simple matter of spacing things up until they clear. Hopefully this can be achieved...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,314
Posted By Mart
Re: Cam clean-up?

I don't think even I would try and run that one, GB. Do you not have any other potential cores to hand?

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mart
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

Fortunateson, highways are normally run in top gear, so in that situation the gearset is irrelevant. If you will need to start on hills then the 15/29, as stated would suit well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,294
Posted By Mart
Re: Affordable Ford V8's

Mikko, Short shoe front and rear? is that right?

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By Mart
Re: fuel pump push rod

Can you rotate the fuel pump body one pitch on the screws and get an alignment that will work?

The threads are 1/2"-20 fwiw but it's not normal to need a 90 degree fitting.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By Mart
Re: A lovely drive on a Spring day in my '36

What a beautiful area to drive through. Thanks for sharing the pics.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Mart
Re: Seem odd, sanity check :eek:

Merc, My guess is that they had bigger fixings at the front ports because the earlier ones had the exhaust system attached at the front port. If you think about it, the later manifolds have 7/16"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mart
Re: Friends 1945 pickup truck

That's a nice looking truck. Your friend did a great job or bought a good one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Mart
Re: Seem odd, sanity check :eek:

Anthony. The front ports are 7/16 top and bottom and the middle and rear ports are 3/8. The headers typically have holes in them that are big enough to go over the 7/16 bolts at the front but the...
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