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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 03:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,708
Posted By Karl
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

Frank if we are being pedantic Blanche was the sister in law of Clyde not Bonnie . Clyde and Bonnie weren't married in fact she was married to some one else until the day she died -Karl
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,408
Posted By Karl
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

My Father always said to me always stick with the original colours
His reasoning was that the manufacturer employed a lot of people to design the colour schemes of their cars . He felt you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,708
Posted By Karl
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

I agree they were far from the peoples heroes they are betrayed as. I have however read conflicting accounts regards Bonnies involvement in the killing of the police officers, I have read...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Karl
Re: Can I/should I attempt to rebuild my helmet dizzy?

Michael you upgraded my 34 to the 11a set up and I love it.
Can you still use the KRW fixture to set the initial timing with this set up ?
Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By Karl
Re: turn signals

I agree plus I would have to change form 6v +ve ground to 12 v negative
Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By Karl
Re: What were the chances!

I have the original ownership papers for my 34 Fordor and have been to the house the original owner lived in . More interestingly the 3rd owner kept a log book from the day he brought the car in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 891
Posted By Karl
Re: 1933 essex terraplane. John Dillinger's favorite car

My Grandfather was a Motor engineer/ mechanic in the Thirties and he HATED the Essex range. Called them Sloppy Sixes and said they were a nightmare to work on which was required frequently. Mind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,259
Posted By Karl
Re: KR Wilson Essential Tools for Flathead V8's

Yep my grease gun gets used heaps. The fact that you lubricate so regularly is probably why you never put a wrench on your car.

I'm amazed at my old car friends who despite doing high mileage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,259
Posted By Karl
Re: KR Wilson Essential Tools for Flathead V8's

Brian

All the tools I carry in my car toolkit are genuine 34 ford. They work just as well as they did when the car was new . Makes sense as my car is about a stock as you can get it.

The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Karl
Re: 34 ford Houdaille shocks

I have dealt with Andy and have been very happy with the results.
Like you I live down under and, other than increased freight costs, this caused no problems .
I do have a forwarding address...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,930
Posted By Karl
Re: members that have collected other car besides ford

I have restored a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine and a 1910 Hupmobile .
The Alpine was relatively easy as the mechanical bits largely interchanged with period Rootes Group vehicles When I restored it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Karl
Re: Christmas present from New Zealand

That's pretty good -When I sent my Radio to Florida to get worked on DHL charged me $440 NZD . The ironic thing was they charged me $150 NZD to get it to me from the States - Go figure
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Karl
Re: Christmas present from New Zealand

It's nice to help out friends - I understand your worry about transit -since almost all my stuff travels the reverse way from the States to New Zealand.
Bet the postage cost came as a shock -!...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Karl
Re: No Go -Coil Voltage

You are right

I re-looked at things last night prior to replacing the resistor and sure enough ignition is fine ie when it was darker there was definitely spark visable at the plug. I also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Karl
Re: No Go -Coil Voltage

Thanks 6.3 Volts at Battery 6.3 Volts into and out of ignition switch 6.3 Volts at ignition side of resistor and 2.9 volts at coil side of resistor and at coil . I suspect the resistor is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Karl
No Go -Coil Voltage

Having parked by stock 1934 in the garage 3 weeks ago I went to start it up today and No go -the motor spins but no fire .. The only thing I have done is fit some LED taillights and had the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By Karl
Re: Help to identify landau irons please

Email the pictures to me and i will post for you -Karl
(From the only place in the world that gets Christmas day before you)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,255
Posted By Karl
Re: 34 ford woodgrain

[QUOTE=DavidG;1829485]Not to throw a monkey wrench into this, but it should be noted that early '34s utilized evidently excessive leftover '33 dashes with a special overlapping instrument panel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,784
Posted By Karl
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

I agree when I started my medical training World War One Vets were not uncommon now they are all gone . World War 2 vets are now rare I have a new patient who is 98 and was torpedoed in Sydney...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,853
Posted By Karl
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

Not sure I would want to try this experiment. I guess its the vapours that explode. Smoking is definitely more dangerous than carrying petrol in your trunk!-Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,853
Posted By Karl
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

1 cup of vaporised gas explodes with a force of 25 lbs of Dynamite !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By Karl
Re: Updating a 33/34 radio.

Ted if I find one with decent cables I'll give you the head -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By Karl
Re: Updating a 33/34 radio.

Yep amazing - If you look in side the box the unit that does it all ( The Aurora
unit ) is about the size of two packs of cigarettes .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By Karl
Re: Updating a 33/34 radio.

He may not need the head unit if you don't wish to send it. Maybe he just wanted to check mine was ok

It took him about 4 or 5 weeks but that included shipping to and from New Zealand Also he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By Karl
Re: Updating a 33/34 radio.

Pete I saw this I think on the Turnswitch webpage I contacted them and asked if they could do this on a 33/34 head unit and a cost estimate . Never heard back . Not sure if this was because they...
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