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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:39 PM
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
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Re: It's Friday. Time for a Flathead video. Crusty Flatty Pt.15.

Hi done4 thanks for watching.

That process is covered in next weeks episode. It wasn't difficult and didn't take long. I recently bought a die grinder and a selection of carbide burrs. I did a job...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Mart
Re: It's Friday. Time for a Flathead video. Crusty Flatty Pt.15.

Hi Russ. I have a milling machine but it is not big enough to take a whole flatty. I showed the method for trimming the liners in a previous video. It's at the 39 minute mark in part 10.

Basically...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
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It's Friday. Time for a Flathead video. Crusty Flatty Pt.15.

Hi. You, yes, YOU are cordially invited to join me in the garage to check the progress on the Crusty Flatty rebuild. Part 15, in which I overcome the conundrum of the 45 thou pistons and start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Mart
Re: 1941 pickup with '40 deluxe dash

Hi Rob I will look forward to the videos.

I don't know if you have seen them but I have made a few videos featuring my 41 pickup. I wish I had had the time to make videos when I was taking it from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Mart
Houdaille shock manual for 1940

After following the link to the 32 owners handbook on another thread, I found this one very interesting.

Mart.

http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/manuals/Ford/Haudaille/index.html
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Mart
Re: 1941 pickup with '40 deluxe dash

It looks like a great fixer-upper. Relatively complete and plenty to get your teeth into. Having an enthusiast owner back in the day rather than it being just a work or farm hack may indicate better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,145
Posted By Mart
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

Gary - typo on pilot brg diameter above...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Mart
Re: Traded for a French Flathead Block

It is thought that the restrictive ports were by design along with very soft valve springs. These were built for military vehicles where being dependable and not breaking down could be a matter of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Mart
Re: Traded for a French Flathead Block

Most points covered above.
I have a French motor in my roadster. Just from memory here are my take-homes on French motors.

Blocks are 59A/8BA hybrids with features from both.
Front area is an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By Mart
Re: Coolant additives

I just use water and 33% antifreeze/summer coolant. Same as the millions of other motorists out there in there everyday cars with iron blocks and aluminium heads. What we have available to us these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,100
Posted By Mart
Re: I guess its time ???

Yeah, Jim, just make sure you keep firing on all cylinders.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mart
Re: So I have a little problem...

You could use an older, fully populated, cast iron manifold as a guide. You could use a piece of tubing to guide the tapping drill and the manifold itself to guide the tap. Carefully measure the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Mart
Re: 8BA Piston Removal

No timing chain, just gears.

I had a french motor that was lightly seized on one cylinder. I pulled both heads and the oil pan. I was able to identify which cylinder was sticking by moving the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Mart
Re: Ford Holden

It's a shame. My name is Holden so I always felt an affinity with the Aussie car brand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Mart
Re: Tool for removing tapered parts

I'm really annoyed because I had one just like that, it has served me well over the years. I also used it to remove the rear shock studs.

I managed to very slightly bend the part that surrounds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,100
Posted By Mart
Re: I guess its time ???

God bless Jim. It's a shame someone can't continue the business but hopefully the people mentioned can take their share of the load. You need to only have one job and that job is to look after your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By Mart
Re: 3 ring pistons

Re the piston pin sizes. The pistons and pins that I took out of the crusty flatty I'm currently working on had pins that were .004" down from standard. (.75") I had to open the rod bushings out to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Thanks Art. Now I know what a proper valve grinding tool looks like. I like his measuring jig. I saw something similar at an autojumble here in the UK but the guy must have thought it was made out of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Thanks 41. that is the method I used to use. I had no problem with it. The new method I came up with is now my preferred method though. The above method just shows it is not absolutely imperative to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Thanks for the kind words, charlie. No I did not mic the cam journals, I might have not liked what I saw...

Glad you're enjoying the videos.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Thanks for flagging up the valve situation, FlatJack. I feel like people have "got my back" on this job. (If that is the right expression).

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Ok results are in....

https://youtu.be/OmCbrj0gu84

Thanks to everyone for helping me on this.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 794
Posted By Mart
Re: Maiden voyage accomplished!

The album states the colour as cloudmist grey.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Friday: Cam, Lifters and Valve Lash. Progress!

Going out to have a good look at the valves now.
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