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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,008
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Stromberg 97 adjust

They should be able to turn by finger pressure... if tight you can use a washer to fit in the slot to turn them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Stromberg question

Problem solved ... I fitted the new Stromberg and bought a Filter King regulator and gauge unit.... runs a treat now👍
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Stromberg question

The carb is one of Clive’s .
I’ve also ordered a fuel pressure regulator and gauge as the car has an electric fuel pump and I’m half convinced this may be part of the problem.

We’ve recently...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Stromberg question

I did notice that the springs were weak or short as they didn’t seem to be doing much in the way of compressing.

I went though the plug leads today just to see if I’d missed something but all are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Stromberg question

The plugs are new( about 120 miles ago).. the soot was soft and just brushed of with a scotchbrite pad, so I doubt I’ve done any damage to them, likewise the distributor was fitted new at the same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Stromberg question

I’ve ordered a new carb so hopefully that’ll do it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By Henry Hopper
Stromberg question

I’ve just been out in the roadster and thought I’d do a bit of routine maintenance when I got home.
The car was running fine. I checked the plugs and found them a bit sooty .
I cleaned them and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Mart's 32 takes on Prescott Hill! VHRA GOW! 2021.

Great vid Mart... hope to be there next time....hope you sort the misfire out without too much drama... look forward to the next video and seeing what you found��
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Mart's update: 2021 No11. 32 Sedan Project Pt. 31. Edging ever closer!

Another great episode Mart.... are you going to fire it up before the body goes on?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,230
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: oil bath to air filter

What oil do you use in the air cleaner? Engine oil or some other type ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Changing a 36 steering box for a 37

An excellent upgrade and well worth the effort. I did this to my 36 Cabriolet and the difference was noticeable.I was ready for the fight with the 36 mounting bracket but in the end it was pretty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Stromberg e fire distributor

Great product and great back up service if needed.... lots of my friends have them and swear by them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: 32 Build Pt16: Axle. 59 Flatty Pt10: Liners. Plus Classics at Gaydon!

Great stuff Mart... I enjoy my visits to the garage ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,333
Posted By Henry Hopper
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Different Key ways??

You sure learn something every day..... I’d never been aware of that 3/4” difference before. You think you know what’s right but when you read up about it , it all makes sense.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Different Key ways??

Mart, it’s the 32 spindles on a Mordrop axle ....Glen , I didn’t know that the steering arm
sat forward of the axle centreline.... I’ll check that . I’ve just got the car and am going through a few...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Different Key ways??

Thank you....I’ll pull the pitman arm off and check that first I think.
I’d like to keep the stock drag link if at all possible..... Recutting the jetway in the steering wheel was an option I’d...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Different Key ways??

No.. stock 32 link...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By Henry Hopper
Different Key ways??

I’ve got a 32 roadster and it has a 40 Ford Standard steering wheel fitted. The spoke in the wheel is about 25 to 1 position when going straight ahead. The drag link is the stock Ford non adjustable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By Henry Hopper
Number id

I have a motor with the number stamped on the flat area at the rear where the intake manifold sits on the drivers side( LHD)

The numbers as best as I can tell are;

*R99-52462M*

I’ve looked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Tuesday Tech: Which valve to adjust? Mart's easy method.

Can’t wait to see it run..... you’ve certainly got the patience of a Saint, Mart.Enjoying the videos, keep ‘em coming mate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Picture posting video tutorial. The old fashioned way. An Xmas gift to you.

Thanks for the tutorial Mart and thanks for your videos on reclaiming the boat anchor.... looking forward to the next episode.

Happy Christmas mate.

Nige.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: steering loose/sloppy

Have you tried adjusting the steering box.... there is a really good section on the VanpeltSales site that explains the process.I rebuilt a 37 box for my 36 and set it up via this method... drove...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: 1932 Ford Frame

You could ring one of the companies that sell reproduce frames( Brookville maybe) and ask you hem how heavy one is...should get you there or there abouts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,774
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Another E-Failure

I know of several E_fires fitted to friends cars and they all, without exception , praise them.
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