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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,677
Posted By kiwitony
Re: Wildfire evacuation

It's a pity you can't get the rain from cyclone Sally over to your side. Crazy weather one coast in flood the other on fire. Plus covidyou yanks are having a tough time⁶
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,310
Posted By kiwitony
Re: hurricane

You yanks are having a rough time with covid ,riots and hurricanes, hopefully 2021 will be a better year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,702
Posted By kiwitony
Re: '35 Coupe 5 window value

As blucar said factor in at least 20k to get on the road and then offer what your budjet allows. These old fords are great money soakholes. But also a 36coupe is one of the prettiest cars around.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,618
Posted By kiwitony
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

With this covid thing you guys in the states and us in kiwis land might be able to get some quality locally manufactured stuff. It may be one positive to come out of these trying times.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By kiwitony
Re: ANZAC Day - 25 April

A strange day with dawn parade at the end of our drive,neighbors at there's, a big explosion at 6 AM, don't know what it was ,maybe navy gun salute. Very moving day under current situation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,123
Posted By kiwitony
Re: Halogen conversion kit experience

I put a drake kit on my 37 pickup as I wanted indicators in the headlight. That works ok but the headlights are useless as as others have said they are not focus right.I haven't worried about it as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By kiwitony
Re: 59a Main bearings replacements

Have you tried ajays and west coast ford?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,249
Posted By kiwitony
Re: My wife hates crankshafts...

My wife just says make your own bloody coffee .
Forum: Early V8 11-11-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By kiwitony
Smile 4 barrell carb adaptor

Wanted, the adaptor to convert the square bore wcfb type offy manifold to the modern holley. I have a friend living at Manhatton beach coming over at christmas. Pm me and I can transfer the money to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,541
Posted By kiwitony
Re: late flathead oiling?

I think I read on here some years back, that there were some cheap Chinese copy filters about without the bypass valve that caused many engine failures. Not trying to hijack your tread. cheers Tony.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By kiwitony
Re: New B head first sample.

any more work done on the new v8 blocks? cheers Tony.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,583
Posted By kiwitony
Re: Stumped on my first Flathead Build

Great Looking engine, and I'm pleased you sorted the problem. On the upsetting she who must be obeyed years ago i used the oven to heat up a bakerlite cam gear , what a stink, nearly had to stump up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,325
Posted By kiwitony
Re: 1937 pickup body parts?

Scott h The 38 chassis is the same as 37 as they both had the cable brakes. even some 39 chassis had the bulge in the outer rail for the cable to come through but the inner rail was blanked off,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By kiwitony
Re: Halogen bulb reflector kit, w/37 pickup lense

My 37 pickup with the same setup as yours is the same. Bright light but all over the place. I've seen posts in the past about this and it has something to do with the bulb not in focus with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,384
Posted By kiwitony
Re: Winton trip in the 33

How did you get across the ditch{Tasman Sea] Just kidding we have a Winton in Southland Now that would be a big trip in the 33. Cheers Tony.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,881
Posted By kiwitony
Re: 38 truck resto

Yes Some project, always amazes me why someone has to shoot the crap out of these old vehicles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,878
Posted By kiwitony
Re: 1935 Ford coupe heater

peterc that's a beautiful car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,195
Posted By kiwitony
Re: 49 V8 Flathead Thermostat - late opening

Ensure that the bypass hole in the stat is not blocked by the gasket or gasket goo,even run a bigger drill threw it to open up a little. Im only guessing but maybe the water in the neck below the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,839
Posted By kiwitony
Re: 37 V8 - Thermostat anchor??

To answer barnfind08s question the original hoses did have a good distinctive step in them to hold the thermostat down. the new repro hoses are too big and allow the thermostats to move or tip. I use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,793
Posted By kiwitony
Re: Safety standards though the world.

All very interesting guys, I laughed at 50fordcoupemans post on carrying insurance for uninsured people. We had a similar thing here in NZ . The govt. figured it was missing out on road tax on small...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,793
Posted By kiwitony
Safety standards though the world.

Hi Guys, I thought I'd start a post on various countries vehicle testing. On a recent post[Bendix verses Lockheed] it came up. In New Zealand we have a 6 monthly test no matter the millage since last...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,769
Posted By kiwitony
Re: Okay, now what?

neat old car, but restoring unless your a millionaire is out of the question. There is no old ford pretty much worth restoring these days. Or any other make,unless super rare. There has been much...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,830
Posted By kiwitony
Re: Brake comparison Bendix vs Lockheed

Very interesting to hear what various states require for safety standards. In New Zealand we have quiet a tough WOF [warrant of fitness] system done 6 monthly. The official testing stations have the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By kiwitony
Re: 36 3 window steering

Front tires are 650/16 coker whitewall radials.The steering dosn't self centre, is this the norm? With the front jacked up you cannot move the steering side to side by pushing on the wheels, is this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By kiwitony
36 3 window steering

Hi Guys, I went yesterday to help a mate who has been restoring a 36 3 window coupe for the last 12 years or so. Its a stunning car and a six figure dollar build. He is at the stage of doing a few...
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