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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Lawrie
Unhappy Ford Holden

Even though I,m a Ford man through and through, sad news today in Australia that Holden will cease to exist later this year,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,094
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Attention distributor rebuilders!

Man , that must be the problem of the last two spare dist I ran up on my machine,they would miss fire above 3000 rpm ,I will now strip them and check the spring pressure on the points.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 1936 pickup changing motor to a mercury motor

The smoothest engine we have used in the 33 was the stock 33 babbit engine ,would pull 75 mph up a hill .
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 1936 ford diff gear change

A spring balance and little pulley that is 2 inches in diameter to set the pinion preload.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,129
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Vibration - rumble

Rob I sent you some diff noise info
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,129
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Vibration - rumble

I can tell from experience that you will need a really bad rear wheel bearing to make a noise,I had to run one one in the 33 far worse than that ,I think from memory did two big trips total of about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Steering box adjustment

Also , an easy job to make an adjustable drag link using tie rod ends, just machine up a threaded rod with L and R threads ,then its an easy task to get the wheels straight ahead with the steering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,129
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Vibration - rumble

If it had a broken axle ,it would, nt drive ,unless it has a locked rear end.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Simple DIY distributor/ignition bench tester

I have made one ,I,m flat out redecking my verandah at the moment, and will be for a couple of weeks,
But it was an easy job, main thing was to make an electric motor to drive the dist, I used an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Lawrie
Re: oil pressure light

Thanks, I tried to ring the help line but was waiting for ages,
I have emailed an enquiry so will see in a few days.
I have to wait now, as I just buggered the lithium battery we were using,it haf...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Lawrie
Re: What were the chances!

I have the original ownership papers for both our 33 and 34, they list the first owners details and every owner after that, date and mileage at time of owner changes.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Lawrie
oil pressure light

Any one know how you can turn on an oil pressure light using a racepac v300sd,
I cant seem to find it on their site
Thanks Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Flathead "spark knock" ???????

Brian , if you look in the service bulitens under electrical there is a great lot of info on all the dist,s, adv rate where and when etc,from model18 ,40 and 40b onwards , there you can see the diff...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,448
Posted By Lawrie
Re: KR Wilson Essential Tools for Flathead V8's

I have just made my greasing job a LOT easier, a good friend works gave me a couple of connectors for the grease gun hose that have a little trigger on them and actually lock onto the grease nipple,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Lawrie
Re: classy ford ad 1933

season of peace and prosperity .
Hitler came to power that year.
I often think what our 33 has been through since then and how it survived.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 34 Brg retainer

It also has the metal slinger thing as well, I thought they were maybe to stop bits of the gears getting into the bearing,like bits of teeth etc.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Broken stud removal. It's ugly. Really ugly.

One way if you cant get the stud out is to drill it out and then tap to 12 mm ,as you will find often after you get the remains of the thread out the thread in the block is buggered.
One great way I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,930
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Need some barn HELP for my 36...

Look in the service bulletins ,they show how to make a high tension checking tool ,so you can check all the HT parts in the dist.
all you need is a Model T coil and a battery.
Lawrie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,206
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Over Drive

I wonder if you could adapt a columbia to the A rear axle,I have both in my shop at present,I should look,
Lawrie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,206
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Over Drive

You buy or make the adapter, and easy thing,and has been done way before,like when we were 15 years old.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 1936 Assy line footage

My Dad worked at the ford factory in New Zealand,
We had a set of windows on our workshop at home that opened out by turning a little chrome handle,Years later when I bought our 33 and wound out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,206
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Over Drive

You could fix the gearbox by fitting a v8 one,they fit straight in.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By Lawrie
Re: installing radiator bottom hoses

Slip a smear of light grease inside the hose, that helps.
or get the womens to help.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Lawrie
slack safety

Just a reminder no to get slack on the safety,
Yesterday I was getting ready to paint my workshop floor with two pack paint,get the tins opened .put my respirator on ,put safety glasses in top...
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