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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,384
Posted By Mart
Re: Australian 1940-1941 Ford Open Cab Pick-Ups

A very interesting thread. Thanks to all who have contributed.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Mart
Re: Autolite 216 plugs

What 40cpesays. 25 thou is good. The HT side of the ignition can and will break down if the load is too high.
I noticed the 216s are now made in China. I have made the switch to NGKs but haven't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Mart
Re: Oil level. Is your dipstick lying? Make sure you know what you've got.

Funny enough, I just went out and added a little more oil, straightened the slight bend in the stick and tested it again. I was about 1/4" above the mark. I, too, cut a piece of hose and put it over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By Mart
Re: Parking brake

Not to be picky but I believe the correct term is pawl.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Mart
Oil level. Is your dipstick lying? Make sure you know what you've got.

I wanted to fill the Ol' 59 Flatty with oil for the first time, so what better opportunity to check the correlation between the dipstick marks and the actual quantity in the pan. Over the years parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By Mart
Re: Oil pressure mystery

Robr35 your oil pressure sounds just fine for a used flathead. Some would kill for ~10psi at idle when warmed up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By Mart
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,560
Posted By Mart
Re: '40 front fenders

When they hit their heads, you can say "That's why they call it a boom".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Mart
Re: Cosmoline is pretty tough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I recently used white spirits (mineral spirit) in a ultrasonic cleaner to get the cosmolene off the ww2 pistons I used in the Ol 59 Flatty. It worked really well. The heat helps a bunch.
I showed it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mart
Re: Electric steering

There is a difference between using an electric power steering pump on an otherwise conventional power steering system and a self contained electric power steering module. The problem, which may or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By Mart
32 Sedan Project Pt. 30. Let's shove the Ol' 59 Flatty in! +41PU Charging!

Hello welcome to this week's scintillating update from Mart's Garage.
I fit the trans and water pumps to the Ol'59 Flatty. This is the final piece in the jigsaw allowing me to get the motor in. So...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By Mart
Re: Oil pressure mystery

I had the same on my 41 pickup truck with a 59A. There was a mismatch between the dipstick, the tube and the pan. I filled with 4 litres and remarked the stick. I probably only had 2 litres in there...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,906
Posted By Mart
Re: My first dumb question

Nothing dumb about this reply.

Foot throttle, hand throttle and choke. 3 levers. What's dumb about that?

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Mart
Re: 1940 Brake Drums

Yeah, I was repeating something mentioned earlier. hence emphasising then MAY. MAY also both be original fitment, though. They're all interchangeable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Mart
Re: 1940 Brake Drums

Both 40/41, the smoother one MAY be aftermarket replacement.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Mart
Re: Tech tip 1940-48 transmission shifter arm repair

Nice job, Michael. I wondered about the drilling, now you've explained it, it all makes sense.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mart
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Top quality service there from Charlie NY. ^^^^^
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Mart
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

Personally with 3.78s I'd go with the 16/28 gearset.
The 15/29s can be dismissed as a heavy car/commercial application.
Can't comment on the Lincolns, never any first hand experience on those.
For...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By Mart
Re: Electric steering

I know of one example of electric assistance being applied to a Model A. It works well. Off topic but one of our dailys, a Fiat 500 has electric power steering.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,102
Posted By Mart
Re: Hard to start when hot

I just went through two carbs and paid particular attention to the seating of the power valve, the mating of the body and throttle plate and the needle valve and seat and float.
I test ran them on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By Mart
Re: bore

Standard bore should be 3.1875. Based on this you can calculate any oversize.

Not being snarky but .040 over should be 3.2275. C'mon Kiwi, get with the programme!

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By Mart
Re: Amazing new stud extractor

The one being discussed here, is a chuck type. It's like a self tightening chuck that only works in the undoing direction.

The roller type is a different type. I have a roller one here that is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Mart
Re: front wishbone and axle

32-36 are the same, 37 up are wider.
It took me 10 seconds to do a google search.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachments/axle-chart-jpg.4204580/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Mart
Re: front wishbone and axle

34 has spring above.
35 on has spring in front.
35/36 wishbones flare out in front of the axle.
37-40 are straight in front of the axle.

There's a start for you.

It's a lot harder for us to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By Mart
Re: Amazing new stud extractor

Easy out? Easy, out? Wash yer mouth out! The last thing you want in a broked stud is an easy out.
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