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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:40 PM
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Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

Dec 7 was yesterday down here in NZ. I always remember it as it's also the date of my wedding anniversary. I'm allowed to forget my wedding anniversary now as the marriage went the way of Pearl ,but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,048
Re: Making an old radiator grill look good

You could always "recycle" it with your Jack

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Re: 46 Merc Engine Questions

Agreed have one on my C59A engine in my NZ assembled Ford CKD ex Commonwealth plant of Canada. I imagine that tube would have been pretty hand too in Cab-over Ford trucks. We still got the "USA"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Re: Flathead Friday. New project. Rusty Crusty Flatty. VIDEO.

Glen yep same as my one still under the tarp. These Canadian blocks were often used in WWII bren gun carriers, they were supposedly good blocks because they had a high nickel content.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,795
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Re: Flathead Friday. New project. Rusty Crusty Flatty. VIDEO.

I have a 99a block that is relieved in the same way. It has been sitting under a tarp at my sisters place for 15 years. Before I left it there I filled the bores and around the valves with marine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Re: Honoring our veterans

I was in the UK 2 weeks ago and was visiting the Museum in Hastings when I saw this front page article from a paper in 1964 that was part of a display on the youth Mods and Rockers sub culture of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Re: 6 volt turn signals ????

I use a Trucklite/ Signal Sat 900 switch that clamps to the column. Made my own colour coded loom and ran the wires inside the the chassis rails to all four corners. Got a park light conversion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,519
Re: Warning about c&g

They sent me the wrong part once and then sent me the correct part all the way down here to NZ at no extra cost and without me sending the wrong part back. They never asked me to send it back, but I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Re: Hello

Welcome from New Zealand (at the arse or ass end of the world).

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,744
Re: Junk yards of the '40s '50s

That last shot of all the tram cars stacked up is impressive. Being from NZ I wonder which city in the USA they were from? I see one had WATTS on the destination topper, isn't that LA? hope someone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,519
Re: Warning about c&g

I agree with Russ 100 percent. "Talk to the organ grinder".

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,583
Re: Buried Treasure - 1934 Ford Coupe Ute

Didn't those Aussie coupes have more wood in the framing, may have read it in Restored cars years ago?

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,583
Re: Buried Treasure - 1934 Ford Coupe Ute

Those Aussie built 33/34 coupes ( and I don't mean this coupe ute) had "taller" windows than the USA versions....you could wear a top had in one.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Re: Turn signal flasher

Lawson I use a Tridon / Novita LL535 6v 3 pin flasher from Rock Auto ( USA made, don't get fooled by chinese made L535) plenty loud to hear. Got mine mounted behind the radio grill in dash... don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Re: 1946 tudor

broken tooth reverse gear ??

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Re: needed 6 volt battery charger

Save a battery charger maintainer. Really good unit. not only charges but maintains. Also this unit can bring batteries back from the dead by cleaning the plates. Can be got in 6v 12 v and 24. I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,578
Re: Bat piss

Wonder what a bat fart sounds like?

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Re: When did Ford switch 6 to 12v ?

Been there done that with my first v8.... good for melting the jumper leads.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Re: Source For Windshield Garnish Anti Squeek For a 40

you know that beading that goes between the mudguards...oops fenders to you North Americans and the body? Well you can get that stuff in a smaller gauge I think it is upholsterers piping, that will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Re: Woodies in the Cove

Great photos thanks for posting. Got to love that blokes T shirt ....."Got wood?".

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,402
Re: Jensen S1

Heard somewhere the small bulges had something to do with WWII military application and were an aid to get them off for repair or something, perhaps in confined spaces. v8s were were also used in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,279
Re: Monarch hubcaps

Well bend mover backwards! I never knew Mercman is Trevor Poulsen. He's the "guru" in Australasia when it comes to all things v8. I first heard of him as a "youngster" in the early 70s' when I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,402
Re: Jensen S1

[QUOTE=19Fordy;1776615]That is truly a very beautiful car. Congrats on getting it.
Can I assume they Jensen later became Jensen-Healy?[/QUOT

Nope Donald Healy colaborated with Jensen to make the...
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