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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

It is not a 32 manifold which has a single throat down draft carburettor and the generator on a 32 manifold has a single pole mount generator I would say it was a 34 manifold.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

Photos of unusual set ups on the Ford V8 engines the first one was on a V8 Coupe being raced.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Ian NZ
Stromberg carburettors

Is it o/k to run a Stromberg 48 carburettor on a late 3-3.16" inch bore Ford V8 engine as originally they were fitted to the 3-1/16" inch bore 1934 Ford V8 engines.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: 32 Roadster pick up

That 32 truck has New Zealand number plates on it I wonder where it is N.Z. I also wonder if it has a W.O.F with no doors.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,634
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: 32 Ford mystery photo

I wonder if the whole headlight was changed or was only the lens part for the Marchal headlamps changed it would be interesting to see a side view of a car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Cast steel vs aluminum crab distributor

It would be a good idea, thats if you could buy bushes to fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Cast steel vs aluminum crab distributor

The cast iron distributors are the way to go the bronze bush in the vacuum brake gives a better reading to the worn aluminium vacuum brake housing. Every aluminium distributor i have worked on I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Finally got her out of the shed

Great to see you now have the 32 running properly, I fitted a very soft Ferodo brake linings to the front brakes which are are just about good as the original asbestos brake linings. and fitted a 15...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,145
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: The Bubba plan for now ......???? Jim Linder

Jim,
Sorry to hear about your serious problems, it is not very nice . I am having serious problems with my wife at the moment she is talking about going on Chemo now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Disaster averted !

Great exhaust tip Tiger, I like the way it deflects the exhaust gases down. It would be interesting to see a exhaust tip made that would stop foreign objects going up the exhaust pipe as well,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Fire Extinguishers

Thanks John. That looks very interesting
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Fire Extinguishers

I believe the powder extinguishers make a bit of a mess and if the powder gets sucked into the engine the engine has to be dismantled before it can be restarted .
I will be leaving my BCF fire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Fire Extinguishers

The Yellow Halon fre extinguishers are banned nere in N.Z. and they have tried calling them in and charging you $20.00 to send them to Australia to have the Halon gas removed. Several years ago I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ian NZ
Fire Extinguishers

What is the best place to mount a 2lb Fire Extinguisher in a Ford V8 car.
If you fit it onto the parcel shelf with a bracket behind the seat on a coupe it could get jammed in there by accident...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Relieved Ford V8 block

Is there any advantage of having the plugs high up on the heads of a supercharged V8 engine as per photo.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Relieved Ford V8 block

This would be for a super charged flat head engine for the Bonneville salt flats. The heads would have no water jackets .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By Ian NZ
Relieved Ford V8 block

Is it better to have a relieved Ford V8 block for a high performance Flathead V8 motor and is a twin spark plug head any advantage over a single plug head and where should the plugs be positioned.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Hard To Find Hood Ornament

Thank you.Yes I get a few comments about my Goddess radiator cap.
Yes that radiator cap is on a English 32 Victoria, it is pretty hard to tell what it is.
Some thought it was a dealer ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Hard To Find Hood Ornament

I made up Chrome Goddess radiator cap ornament for our 1932- 3/W Ford V8 basing it on the 8 foot Bob Drake chrome sculpture which was unveiled at the S.E.M.A. Show. in 2008.
1932 Fords did not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Detroit Lube carbs

Charlie who sells these improved D.L. needle and seats.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,816
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Ford ran 2/3 cars at the 1035 Indy 500?

There is a 1933 Ford V8 raced by Fred Frame in a museum somewhere in U.S. There is a bit of a controversy about the engine on it to what carburetors it was running as their was no photos of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Detroit Lubricator minutiae

Put me down for a copy Charlie , I can post you money for the expenses. I was in touch with you through Emails a little while ago about these carburetors. Ian S N.Z.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Power brakes on a 1932-34 Ford V8

The brakes on my 32 work really great, When I get a W.O.F on the rollers at the government station they compliment me on the reading they get on the gauges, because most of the cars they test with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: Power brakes on a 1932-34 Ford V8

I have heard of a vacuum assisted power brake accessory kit for rod truck brakes, but I have never seen anything about them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ian NZ
Re: V8 Emblem

Here is my V8 emblem it is mounted on my 32 as a radiator cap ornament held by a Goddess. I copied Bob Drakes Statue and story when I made it all.
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