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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Spare tire covers

Uk cars used 16” wires.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Model 60 at Bonhams UK Auction Sun 7th April

2807 model 60’s were produced in the UK during 1936 with the 4 main bearing 60hp engine, which was also tin sided. Compared with only 616 model 48’s during 1935. Before being replaced by the model 62...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,596
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Flathead Aluminum Oil Pans

Here’s an aluminium sump off a four bearing crank engine fitted to the English
model 60. Part no 54-6675. Note the crankcase breather and position of the dipstick. Of course this sump is also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,477
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Silicone brake fluid leakage

I have used silicone brake fluid in verious cars for twenty years with no problems. I would suggest the fault is in those relined cylinders, are they the correct bore for the seals? They will still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: early v8 rhd chassis #s

Both my Dagenham built RHD 35s have the Ford script on the speedo. The phaeton is a very early build.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: early v8 rhd chassis #s

Thanks for clarifying the trafficator fitting not being unique to the UK. I knew the brake rods weren’t. Sentence not phrased very well!
Was the red line at 30 mph unique to the UK?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: early v8 rhd chassis #s

Does your car have trafficators on the side of the bulkhead, ( possibly unique to uk?) six rod braking system or maybe, if it still as the original gearbox, a number stamped on the bell housing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: can you use trim rings with lead wheel weights

Use stick on weights, designed initially for alloy wheels and you can hide them behind the trim.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Steering wheel puller for '36

Cas like this one? Pops straight off and no damage to steering wheel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,713
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: That Fourth Piston Ring Again? 8BA

Apologies in advance for prolonging this question,however, just found this information in a box of nos pistons. Could this be the definitive answer from one of the largest piston manufacturers in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,176
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Smile Re: Piston rings and size . Help

Sorry having a double senior moment. Too cold in the workshop, “Beast from the east” Driving me mad staying indoors! Hope it warms up soon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,176
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Piston rings and size . Help

Presume the 30 thou gap is the ring gap when the loose ring is positioned squarely in the bore. If you use 40 thou over rings in the same bore the gap will decrease too much.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: RHD Pitman arm

Thanks for your replies. Although I would have thought there’d be more RHD 1935/6s out there. When I dismantled my 35 phaeton for restoration it was noted that the drag link was making contact with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Rarest Flathead motor??

Jem
Yes I purchased the car off Eric a few years ago mainly for spares. I didn’t realise at the time how unique and rare it was. The head in the photos was the cause of the offending water leak! It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Rarest Flathead motor??

Jembow, Don’t know if Ford replaced engines foc, however, the French Matford on YouTube is not the only surviving car with this engine. I too own a model 60 which still retains it original 4 main...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,520
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
RHD Pitman arm

Hi Can anyone help with these two types of pitman arms. Both carry the same part numbers and are Ford stamped. The straighter of the two arms was on my model 48 and the curved one off my model 60,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,175
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 1935 brake rods

Ref. last post. If you car? Is RHD with separate brake and handbrake rods, you will have a different set up and a separate handbrake relay.Can post photos if needed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Do i need a steering wheel puller for a 41?

Don’t mess about, if the wheel doesn’t come off with a couple of blows with a rubber mallet. Drill and tap the metal plate ( 1/4 unc) on wheel close to nut. Find an off cut of metal and drill...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 1935 right hand drive question.

Remembered this thread from a while ago Came across this today( photos attached). Checked my model 60 with the dip switch on the floor and found the switch is connected to the wiring at the base of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-22-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Body stamping number question

Found this number (101) stamped into the left side of the bulkhead on my Dagenham built 1935 phaeton. There are also several Briggs body stampings. My model 60 also as a number stamp (4447) on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Body stamping number question

Could you post a photo
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 1935 right hand drive question.

Hi Weemark on holiday at the moment will post photos when I get home. The model 60 is basically a model 48 with the 4 mains v8 and lower gearing, although most of them were retrofitted with the later...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 1935 right hand drive question.

My 1935 model 60 RHD has a starter switch on the floor and also has a dip switch to the left of the clutch pedal. My 1935 phaeton RHD just has the starter on the floor. Both cars assembled in...
Forum: Early V8 02-11-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
1936 Pump in head 15 stud cyl head

Wanted

Bit of a long shot. LH side 15 stud, pump in head alloy cylinder head. This is for the very rare 2 exhaust port, 4 main bearing crank engine.

Thanks John
Forum: Early V8 02-02-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Ring and Pinion wanted in UK

Hi
Does anyone in the England have a 4.11 or 3.78 ring and pinion 10 splines, new or very good used for sale. would consider complete axle for a 1935 model 48

Thanks John
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