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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,623
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: Dayum.. Just found a pan rail crack.

Nice work Mart.
I think that that weld will hold up just fine. I used high nickel content rods to weld up a crack in our cast iron boiler in the wood burner. You can weld these with no pre heat and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 61,160
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 2013 Moonshine Festival

Love the pics, that black 36 coupe is just plain gorgeous.
It's great to see the roads all filled with period cars rather than them just parked up in rows on a showfield. Great to see them being...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,902
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: broken axle

I had this problem a few years back. I had a 27T rod with a french flathead and stock three speed 39 box and rear end. Whilst driving to work one morning a drunk driver lost control on a bend and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 61,160
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 2013 Moonshine Festival

Great pics, love the speedo one, no point having them if you dont drive em.

Paul.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: gas mileage

My zephyr is running a french flathead (stock with 4"crank) with a single 94, original 37 zephyr box and 39 rear axle with 3.78 gears. It just completed it's maiden voyage of 750 miles and averaged...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 39 coupe starter motor problem solved..thanks

Nice one Jim, just pme'd you back and asked how you got on with the starter.
No spark at the points ? Same again mate, give them a good clean if it hasn't been started for a while.

Paul.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 39 coupe starter motor problems

Hey Jim, as Fordscript says what leads are you using ? The new modern leads aren't any good for 6 volt systems. They can't carry the loads and overheat almost instantly. Bev's pilot has a modern...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,539
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1939 coupe build- slow

Hey Henry, I too have resurrected a car which ultimately would have ended up as scrap I think. It is a 1937 Zephyr coupe, a very desirable car, but it seems way to far gone for most people to tackle....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,745
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 32 Ford Pickup Sheetmetal Work !

Awesome work as always Flop.
Followed several of your threads both here and on the HAMB and you never disappoint.

Paul.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

A few pics of the zephyr at Pendine sands.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f386/wensumvalleyrods/1238908_10151910203842329_51688797_n_zps48aa7729.jpg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Jim, have pm'ed you mate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Hey Jim, good to hear from you. Sounds like you also have your hands full. Would love to catch up and maybe see your zephyr at some time. I think that's three 37 coupes I know of over here now.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Hey guys,
Wow I can only apologise for not keeping this thread up dated. Due to issues with registering the zephyr over here and the amount of work I ended up having to do in a very short space of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

About time I did an update . Bit of a long and picture laden one I'm afraid.
I have had all the fenders,running boards,grill and hood shot blast so I could start work on them.
I have started on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

I now have the whole underneath sprayed with two heavy coats off zinc rich primer followed by two good coats of rustoleum gloss black. The front beam ,wish bones ,torque tube and rear axle has had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Bit more progress done, finally got out in the workshop this afternoon after spending all week suffering man flu.
I bought a 40s ford master cylinder from Duksville and needed to make the brackets...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Still chipping away at it, got all the seams and any welding seam sealed to stop any future problems.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f386/wensumvalleyrods/DSCF1668_zps532176b6.jpg
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Hey Robert, that is some very nice work that you did on the floor pans. I don't think it's more trouble than needed at all. The end result looks as good as the day it left the factory and if that was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Hey Woodie1 I see where you are coming from with the bead roller comment. The picture is not clear, but there is a slot from the work piece which is almost the full width of the machine.
It will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Hey Ron, this has been a pipe dream of mine to own a zephyr coupe, never thought it would happen though. I'm a happy man, even if I have a little work to do :).

That black zephyr is gorgeous , you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Hey Juggler, nope haven't slept much since I bought the Zephyr :)
Your welcome round anytime fella, just give us a holla.

Jeff, I will post up some in progress shots of the fabricated panels. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Finally got the boot floor welded in tonight. The panel that I fabricated the day before yesterday was a pretty much exact replica of the original, but when I tried the spare wheel on the carrier...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

I have been putting in a few hours over the xmas break, and have made some pretty good progress. I have the front inner fenders about 90% welded up, the lower bulkhead cut out and re welded, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Haven't updated progress on here lately (sorry about that, it's normally pretty late time I get in from the workshop so don't have a load of time.), so I will catch up a bit. Have got quite a bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,592
Posted By Wensum Valley Rods
Re: 1937 Zephyr coupe

Brian thanks for the heads up, I have seen that for sale locally so will look into it.

Time for another update. Been chipping away at the zephyr this week during the evenings. I have managed to...
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