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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,780
Posted By Karl
Re: New Member with seasons greetings and a question

Walter You could try Restoration Supply Company in California,
They tend to deal more in Veteran stuff but many of those cars had running boards covered in Battleship Lineolum -all the best -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,665
Posted By Karl
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

Tony my heartfelt sympathies goes out to you and your family.
I lost my Dad 4 years ago and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him- It does become more bearable with time but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Karl
Re: Starter Switch Questions 34 Ford

My father once told me anything made by man can be repaired or made again-and he's right it's just what it costs to do it that is the kicker. Fortunately NOS starter switches seem to be one of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,544
Posted By Karl
Re: NEW products available thread

Michael -Get a small twist drill and rotating it between your fingers bore a hole through the base of your thumb nail above the darkest area . Stop when you get blood . It will allow the blood and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Karl
Re: ford aluminum heads

The originals would have been aluminum
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,828
Posted By Karl
Re: Juice brakes

Hydraulics are better than mechanical brakes because they are self equalizing. A Toyota engine is better than a model A engine. An automatic transmission is better than a model A transmission . But...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,385
Posted By Karl
Re: Where Do You Find Your Ford Parts

Amen to that as well -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,385
Posted By Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,285
Posted By Karl
Re: Cooling system help needed

Sorry I have put him wrong in my last post -I thought it was only 34's
Always nice to learn something ! Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,285
Posted By Karl
Re: Cooling system help needed

You're right they didn't have them in 33 but should have and Ford corrected that in 34 (even if they were probably to low at 150F) .

As mentioned previously they (well at least mine) will puke...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,001
Posted By Karl
Re: Early Ford V-8 Club of America

Kevin I understand -I joined when I first got my car-Great Magazine great club but it just got to expensive with international postage . There was also nothing more frustrating than getting the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,727
Posted By Karl
Re: Been in hospital 4 Spinal Surgery

All the best. After 30 years as a GP in New Zealand I can tell you we have some pretty fine Doctors here as well. If there is anything I can help you with just let me know. Getting old is not great...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Karl
Re: 1933/1934 dashes

Yep I have on in my car but of course mine RHD. As you say David you would never know looking at it that it was not all one piece -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By Karl
Re: 1934 Ford auction results

Same in New Zealand I have tried to work out what the car would have owed me if I had brought it and shipped it back to New Zealand. And by the time I factor in exchange rates ,shipping and Sales...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By Karl
Re: 1934 Ford auction results

Yep the downward trend in the prices of vintage cars continues .
Doesn't matter where you are in the world . My 34 Fordor was brought for NZ$65,000 5 years ago and at the time it was thought I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Karl
Re: Gas tank sender unit.


However any leak anywhere in the system from sender to gauge will make it not work. A small pinhole in the solder on my sender stopped mine working. Once correctly set up I find mine to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,552
Posted By Karl
Re: Wildfire evacuation

Hang in there - How much more can we all take? -2020 is a year none of us will forget in a hurry much as we might want to -Please keep us posted -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Karl
Re: 93 octane fuel

My impression and my friends who have used higher octane gas in a variety of vintage vehicles is the car runs better -However its probably pyschological rather than scientific . The same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By Karl
Re: Helmet distributor an a 4 cylinder

How would you time it ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By Karl
Re: Shop ruined my '48 radiator tanks

I really worry about the future of our hobby as the skilled tradesman shuffle off over time.
With the aid of some of my old friends my 26 year old son is building up a 1930 Austin 7 special....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Karl
Re: Busy Monday

Not only do the look good I can personally testify they work good as well !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Karl
Re: 1934 rear view mirror watch (I need Help)

Nick I have a few SV clocks but they are not the original Ford ones -No Ford logo on the face and the hands are notched - All will need a rebuild but are complete. I have no mirrors. If you get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,786
Posted By Karl
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

Isn't flow just as important as pressure ? I had a friend who rebuilt his Austin ( Bantam) 7 He narrowed the oil feed pipe to the dipper wells . On the dash he had great oil pressure at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Karl
Re: Drake's Gas Tank In A "35

I have one in my car No leaks at all -However I am using the hydrostatic gas gauge with the adapter. I believe that the adapter lifts the gauge and makes it less accurate in that when fill it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,474
Posted By Karl
Re: V-J Day August 15, 1945

We owe them so much !
The sad thing is none of the young staff i work with could tell me what was significant about Aug 6th , 9th or 15th in history . What do they actually learn in school ???
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