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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,150
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: FINALLY…T5 WITH Torque Tube in a ‘35-’40 Ford...The WHOLE STORY!

For anyone concerned about the position of the shift lever, there is an alternative to the T5, and that is the RTS F150 trans from 84-87. It's a 3+1 as opposed to the T5's 4+1, but all aspects of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Aussie 47 mercury

My C59A had thick inserts (not thin 8BA type) and came from a Canadian built '47 fordor. I couldn't find replacement shells, so had to change to floaters.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: SPRING in New Zealand

We drive 'em all year round here in New Zealand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: "Squish" problems

When I first did mine, I used the tinfoil trick. When I fired the engine up I had a noise, so shut it down and pulled the heads. I discovered the milling had altered the relationship of the piston...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,916
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,031
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Difficulties installing & torquing rear drum - Help!

I have tried new nuts and found them wanting. Best course is to find originals.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,147
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Installing Bob Shewmans thermostats

I have the Stants and they work great. I cannot make my flattie go past 190, mostly sits on 180.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Carb Riser Questions

+1 for JWL's wonderful book. The book proves, and I have proved it to myself, that the best mod that can be done is to mill the heads to bring the squish area over the piston down to about 45thou....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Now That's a Flathead!!!

Also, it ONLY runs on 110 octane. Good luck finding that in Whykikamoocow on a Sunday afternoon.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Source for Crab Distributor cover

Another plug for Ajays here in NZ.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,935
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Looking for a Particular T5 Thread

If it's of any help, my setup is like that pic, but I use a Falcon throwout bearing with a curved face to suit the diaphragm fingers on my clutch. I started out with the flat bearing but it never...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Rear hub "keepers"

They're very similar to the car ones, but the vertical lip that the retainer sits over is not vertical, it's on enough of an angle on the outside edge that the retainer will neither fit nor have any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Rear hub "keepers"

Those retainers only work on car drums. I have pickup brakes and drums on my diff, and the drums don't have the right shape lip.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Exhaust Headers and muffler

Most NZ assembled Fords were Canadian in origin. It is a colonial cab, and looks like it's on a car frame.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: How do I measure a small piston to head clearance

I'll second that. Brian is a top guy, incredibly knowledgeable about what works and what doesn't. He has a "Chevy-eater" flathead engine in his '35 tudor that is a killer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Combustion chamber "squish" question

Sounds like a plan. I doubt you need to even up the chamber volumes, it will make negligible difference on a basically stock street engine. My squish averages out about .050 and each chamber is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,839
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: New block, a further discussion

I seem to remember the Motor City Flatheads project was at one time predicting they would run about $12K or somesuch.....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Smitty Muffler 1950's

Wow. I have the new ones, and they're too quiet. I reversed them to make them louder but made no difference. Mine are 22".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,571
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Could Edelbrock cast a flathead block

Not relevant, but back in the 80s, an Australian dragracer built a block for a hemi out of steel plate. He made a heat treating box out of an old oil drum. I remember reading about it and seeing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Update on burning points.

Hiya Brian. Hope all is well. Yes, Bubbas did do that dissy. It was my fault because of wiring the coil back to front, so I am casting no aspersions whatsoever. I still have the condensor from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Update on burning points.

Just thought I would update my thread about burnt points and hard starting.
I reversed the coil connections, installed a Japanese-made 0.022mf condenser, a set of USA made points, set them at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Burning points??

Thanks. I'll try a Bosch GH208-C condenser, that seems to work well for others. Also new points, and reverse the terminals on the coil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Burning points??

No starter bypass.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Burning points??

So far, it looks like my coil is wired back to front, and the ballast is sort of ok, but the coil is showing too high of a resistance? Or is this OK for a 12v system with a 12v coil?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bassman/NZ
Re: Burning points??

One side has a peak, the other, a corresponding valley.
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