Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Mart
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 326
Posted By Mart
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

You could use the cable tie method to see if the TDC marks align with actual TDC on the motor.

I did a video on it.

https://youtu.be/dn446jjCVRg

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By Mart
Re: 59A Flywheel Machining & Clutch refitting..

Phil, take everything off and test fit a bolt into a hole. It should end up with less clearance than the combined thickness of the pressure plate and a lock washer.

The bolts may be correct but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Mart
Re: cant figure out fire to dizzy

While it may be desirable to get the correct condenser long term, for the sake of troubleshooting your problem, wouldn't virtually any condenser do the job? You could swap in the visually correct...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By Mart
Re: Problem with front axle made of a mixture of parts.

If you're using a 34 type wishbone they favour the tie rod being above by the way they are shaped. You will need to retaper the holes in the spindles so the ends can go in from above and you will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By Mart
Re: 59A Flywheel Machining & Clutch refitting..

The only thing I can think of is (might be wrong) that the bolts are now too long and are bottoming before pulling the pressure plate down. I think I'm right in saying the 59A has blind holes.

You...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday. Bust out the Buma! And the BFH! Boring for liners..

Thanks for the replies. yes the boring machine was a lucky find. It was on ebay but missing all the tools and accessories. It was a pleasant day out to pick it up from the Lake District, which is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday. Bust out the Buma! And the BFH! Boring for liners..

Thanks for the responses, fellas. The liners were in the freezer roughly an hour. Only on No.2 did I get the effect I expected. That one had no hylomar at the top of the bore, that might have made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By Mart
Re: Repairing frame rust

That's pretty mild, in my view. I used some material from a later frame that was in pieces. I have also used 3mm steel cut from a piece of rectangular tubing. Make sure you vee it well and if you can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Mart
Flathead Friday. Bust out the Buma! And the BFH! Boring for liners..

I finally get the Crusty flathead block set up and in a position to start boring for liners. Four of the bores were so badly deteriorated a liner (sleeve) is the only viable repair. The basis of this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By Mart
Re: Where has billben/flathead gone

Re flat towing: If you prop the clutch pedal down it allows the natural drag in the gears to keep things turning and circulate oil around the box.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By Mart
Re: Where has billben/flathead gone

Hi Neil.

Well, that is a snapshot capture of the site at some time in the past. It has already gone and you can't guarantee all the links will work.

If there are specific articles or posts you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mart
Re: Vibration - rumble

S'alrite, Talk, we're not deef!

I think that bearing might make that noise, as it fights itself to keep straight. Who knows?

Why not reassemble up the parts but put that bearing on the left and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday. It ain't always exciting.

Thanks F500. The next video is in editing and should be posted on Friday.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Mart
Re: "New" Bling for Spring-Thanks fordv8j

Funny reflection in the 2nd shot!

Lovely looking caps though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Mart
Re: My 34 Roadster Windshield Pivot Stud was all Pitted So I Made A New One

Nice work, Bill. Some tricky machine work there.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mart
Re: Vibration - rumble

That hub/drum looks like a 32-34 to me. They're supposed to be used with 1.5" brake shoes. If you're running juice brakes they're 1.75" wide. I have that setup on my 33. The shoes will rub...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Mart
Re: leaking brake fittings 47 1 ton pickup

Are the rear wheel cylinders finished with a flat surface for the copper washer to seat on to? I've never dealt with truck parts, but know the car cylinders don't have such a surface.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,909
Posted By Mart
Re: FINALLY…T5 WITH Torque Tube in a ‘35-’40 Ford...The WHOLE STORY!

Hogshead is the name given to the removable bellhousing on the heavy duty truck transmissions. (Can't remember the years). They make useful adaptors.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By Mart
Re: 39 rear drain plug

I took a 1/2" allen bolt and ground/filed the end square with a slight taper. I haven't used that for ages though, 9 times out of 10 a 3/8 ratchet fits well enough to undo the plugs.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By Mart
Re: Fire !!

Thanks for sharing your story, it may prompt someone to think when doing a similar job.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Mart
Re: torque for master cylinder bolt

Well, the torque is a bit less than what you used last time then.

Sorry couldn't resist.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday. It ain't always exciting.

Yeah, Ralph, it's getting better all the time. It's just miserable and wet here, not proper cold like around your way. I don't feel the cold, just wrap up warm. My mate used to say: No such thing as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 961
Posted By Mart
Re: Hesitation when accelerating from stop - Holly 1901 carb

When you've only got vac advance, it's even more important that it works. I had an inop vac advance on the French motor in my 46 coupe and it caused overheating problems on longer journeys.
(French...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Mart
Flathead Friday. It ain't always exciting.

Latest video offering. Just cleaning up the block prior to setting it up for boring. It scrubs up quite well considering how crusty it was when first bought. I also take out the drain plugs out....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,967
Posted By Mart
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 AM.