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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Mart
Re: transmission case lube

That's interesting. I'll look out for that. I have a trans freshen up coming up and will bear this in mind.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Mart
Re: Mart's update: 2021 No3. Ol' 59 Flatty Project Pt.20. Con Rods. How can it be so

Thanks for checking in, Ron. The big mistake I made was the reamer. I have used one before and it worked well. I realised late on that I did have two reamers and the other one works better. If I ever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Mart
Mart's update: 2021 No3. Ol' 59 Flatty Project Pt.20. Con Rods. How can it be so hard

Hello. Welcome to Mart's Garage.
This week I am going to continue with a simpler format. I have 2 projects going on, the 32 sedan and the Ol' 59 flatty. I intend to feature one or the other in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,321
Posted By Mart
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

The leftmost mark like a little 7 is probably one tip of the beginning star.
The fact that stars are present would indicate that the numbers were applied by the factory or an authorised facility....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Mart
Re: German H-block?

I had a German flatty in my 40 coupe. That motor dated from the mid 50s. It was a nice smooth running motor. It had the rear mounted distributor but I took the cover off the front and ran a crab on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Mart
Re: ..and now I feel guilty!

The electric switch is the ignition switch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Mart
Re: 39 banjo rear hub pitting?????

I did the job on my lathe. It would not quite swing so I heated and bent the spring hanger and heated and bent it back again afterwards. One way around the lathe size conundrum.
I took a video at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Mart
Re: Maxxis tires

The taxi tyres are 175r16 not 175-75R16 so will be taller than your tyres, Brian.
If no aspect number is quoted they should be an 82 profile.
The 175R16 (175-82R16) should be 27.4" diameter.
A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Mart
Mart's update: 2021 No2. 32 Sedan Project Pt. 26. New wheels and Tyres!

Hello. Welcome to Mart's Garage.
This week I am going to use a simpler format. I have 2 projects going on, the 32 sedan and the Ol' 59 flatty. I intend to feature one or the other in the updates,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Mart
Re: Anyone know this guy

Again, gmail is the go to account for ease of use. In fact it was recommended to me when my previous provider ceased supporting emails. It's easy to use and instantaneous. So don't always assume a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By Mart
Re: Best paint for painting over rust

I wouldn't put any paint on a rusty surface. I would brush off any loose flakes and clean it up without going mad at it. I would then apply some Waxoyl (UK product) to protect it from further...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Mart
Re: aluminum housed oil pump

The aluminium one looks just like the iron one I took out of the 59 series flatty. The 59 type pickup housing would bolt straight on. It wouldn't need any mods for use on a 59 series (or older)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Mart
Re: I'd never have dreamt this would be possible.

I just went and had an initial scrape about in the bottom of the oil pan. It has some interesting sludgy deposits but luckily and hopefully there doesn't appear to be any corrosion That'll be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Mart
Re: I'd never have dreamt this would be possible.

59 series post ww2 flatty. It might be significant that the motor was stored upside down or on it's side. The oil pan is next on the list for a close inspection. There is no sign of similar erosion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Mart
I'd never have dreamt this would be possible.

I started cleaning the oil pump for the Old 59 Flatty and i couldn't believe what I found.

I would have thought the oil pump would have been the last thing to have rotted out.

Mart.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,585
Posted By Mart
Re: Did I finally find a GEM?

It's a lovely car. I think you did find a gem.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,617
Posted By Mart
Re: 21 Stud 37mod

Just a hunch, but the three changes listed do not alter compatibility with any other parts, so there is no need to make the distinction.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Mart
Re: Whirring noise .. from I donít know where

Start off with a sanity check. Does it make the same noise when the belt is removed? At least that would prove the noise is belt related (or not). Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Mart
Re: torque tube clam shell nut clearance problem

You need a 5/8 AF nut and a thin wall socket. On my project 32 I've taken some long 5/8 nuts and turned the ends down so they fit ok and there is more room for the socket. If you have a lathe you can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Mart
Re: Mart's Project Update 21/01. 32 Sedan Pt. 25. 59 Flatty Pt. 19.

Thanks for the interest, fellas.
I think the military spec'd the over sizes at +.015, +.030, +.045 and probably +.060.
I've seen the first three sizes on the French motors. I also have some ex...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Mart
Mart's Project Update 21/01. 32 Sedan Pt. 25. 59 Flatty Pt. 19.

Hello Welcome to Marts Garage. This is Project update No. 1 for 2021.
I unbox, clean and prepare a set of NOS ex military pistons for the Ol' 59 Fatty. Nice new parts. What's not to like?
On the 32...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,792
Posted By Mart
Re: Misery loves company

If I'm starting a project and know I have parts stashed all over for it, if I am looking for something and see one of the other parts I'll grab that too and put it in a "current" box. that is out in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Mart
Mart's 2020 Roundup part 2 Happy New Year!

Hello! Welcome to Mart's garage.
This is Part 2 of the 2020 roundup and covers July to December.
Well, 2020 has been a very unusual year for all of us. Why not take a few minutes and join me in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,792
Posted By Mart
Re: Misery loves company

All the time. Sometimes live on camera too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Mart
Re: Miles and Miles to go

I wouldn't replace the rear mount unless I knew it was bad. Fronts, yes, rears no. It's a sandwich type of affair and in my limited experience, tend to hold up quite well.
In other words you night...
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