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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By Viv W
Re: Columbias can break your Heart

I rebuilt 2 columbia axles for my Auburns, both had cracked parts that needed welding and machining. These axles work well, but the instruction books say "CHANGE GEAR AT SLOW SPEEDS BELOW 40 MPH".
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1936 fuel line and wiring loom clamps?

Dan,
I assume your car is RIGHT HAND DRIVE same as mine, and therefore I assume there are differences between the LHD and RHD cars.
My RHD car, came fitted with a 36 or even a 37 tank fitted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Viv W
Re: 35-36 rear trans mount. Source for rubber ring?

The rubber piece will not be available seperatly because it HAS to be vulcanized to the metal plates.
Taking your old plates to someone to redo it for you will cost more than 50 bucks, plus if it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Viv W
1935 V8 fan clearance.

Hi All,
Fitted the genny and fan belt today, man the fan blade runs close to everything. I have about 1/4in clearance between the top of the radiator and the blades and the blades clear the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,255
Posted By Viv W
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

We had a rat/mice plague here some years ago, farmers were putting 5 gal pails out with 6in of water in the bottom and a smear of peanut butter about 3 to 4 in below the rim on the inside. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By Viv W
Re: Adventures in gas tank restoration. '36

David is right about you being lucky not blowing yourself up. I usually fill a tank with a strong solution of water and laundry detergent and slosh it around a while, before flushing it thoroughly to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By Viv W
Re: Is this a bad idea?

I used to get South African "CAR" magazine and they have a section called case files, where cars were brought into a repair shop.
In one edition some guys brought in a 3L V6 that had a sump leak,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,300
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1933 essex terraplane. John Dillinger's favorite car

The Terraplanes were nice looking cars, but after rebuilding a 36 cabriolet, I don't ever want to work on another one. Semi finished pistons that you have to
have cam ground, then pegged piston...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Viv W
Re: steering loose/sloppy

Before you start adjusting your steering box, I would recommend that you take apart the drag link and the tierod ends and see if the balls are worn. Also a spring inside these units may have broken....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By Viv W
Re: Merry Christmas

Merry xmas to you all from Zimbabwe.
May you all have a wonderful peaceful time with your families and hope next year will be good to you.
My thoughts go out especially, to those in Australia,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By Viv W
Re: Lebaron Bonney Conv rear window frames

Seen the frames for sale on Mac's antique ford parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Viv W
Re: Radiator neck pliers?

David's idea to use progressively larger sockets does work. I recently did this on a squashed STEEL breather pipe for my Nash and it worked a treat, so with a brass radiator pipe it should work even...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Viv W
Re: Bought a speedometer not sure if it Ford

The speedo face and needle definitely look to be 1935 Ford, but the back is not right and even the trip mileage reset is in the wrong place.
I would think the actual speedometer internal parts are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Viv W
Re: 35 tailite stand differences

Agree with Don Rogers, the top and bottom ones are 35, the middle 3 are 1936.
Ford for some reason used 2 lengths. The LHD cars had a long one on the drivers side and a short one on the passenger...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Viv W
Re: Cutting Holes in Frame Webbing

I have put the webbing on the frame, then using a tapered pin punch, first push the tip thru the webbing into the hole in the frame, then a sharp tap with a hammer on the punch, it cuts a neat hole...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By Viv W
Re: Any kiwi barners know who this is?

Hi Dan,
I also did a search and there is a company in NZ that makes brass windscreen frames and other parts for SS Jags, but I don't think they make anything else.
You may like to enquire with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1939 Ford Transmission DON'T......

Clean it all up and use it. The amount of mileage most of our old cars do the gears will outlive you. In my opinion that small chip is minor and should give no problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1936 Front End Dissasembly

They are easy enough to do, but do not try taking the spring off without a spring spreader, as it could injure you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1931 Phaeton with metallic paint??

Thanks guys, the owner has decided to paint the car all black, so problem solved
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Viv W
1931 Phaeton with metallic paint??

Hi All,
I'm busy restoring a Canadian built 1931 Model A phaeton for a freind. It appears to be a very original car that was painted black at some time, but under the seats and in tucked away...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By Viv W
Re: Right hand drive steering worm advice needed

Thanks everyone for your input and advice, I have managed to secure a 36 RHD worm and sector with its bearings from Brian in New Zealand, hopefully it will arrive and sort out my steering problems....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By Viv W
Re: Right hand drive steering worm advice needed

Hi All,
thanks for all your input. Doing some follow ups from all your info. Hope to sort the problem out soon. Viv
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By Viv W
Re: Right hand drive steering worm advice needed

Hi My4dV8, thanks for the thought.
I will ask around here in Zimbabwe and see if anyone has a 37-9 column lying around, but parts for ANY cars of the 30's here seem to have vanished off the face of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By Viv W
Re: Right hand drive steering worm advice needed

Thanks guys for all the replies. My 35 steering is a 15 to 1 ratio, which my research lists as being a one year only item.
I have remains of a 36 17 to 1 steering assembly, which I stripped in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By Viv W
Right hand drive steering worm advice needed

Hi All,
I'm working on the steering boxes on both my 35 Ford V8 and a freinds model A, both cars are right hand drive and both cars have damaged worm and sectors.
Last night I was going thru...
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