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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Karl
Re: Gas tank sender unit.

No

However any leak anywhere in the system from sender to gauge will make it not work. A small pinhole in the solder on my sender stopped mine working. Once correctly set up I find mine to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 02:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,013
Posted By Karl
Re: Wildfire evacuation

Hang in there - How much more can we all take? -2020 is a year none of us will forget in a hurry much as we might want to -Please keep us posted -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Karl
Re: 93 octane fuel

My impression and my friends who have used higher octane gas in a variety of vintage vehicles is the car runs better -However its probably pyschological rather than scientific . The same...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Karl
Re: Helmet distributor an a 4 cylinder

How would you time it ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By Karl
Re: Shop ruined my '48 radiator tanks

I really worry about the future of our hobby as the skilled tradesman shuffle off over time.
With the aid of some of my old friends my 26 year old son is building up a 1930 Austin 7 special....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Karl
Re: Busy Monday

Not only do the look good I can personally testify they work good as well !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By Karl
Re: 1934 rear view mirror watch (I need Help)

Nick I have a few SV clocks but they are not the original Ford ones -No Ford logo on the face and the hands are notched - All will need a rebuild but are complete. I have no mirrors. If you get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,309
Posted By Karl
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

Isn't flow just as important as pressure ? I had a friend who rebuilt his Austin ( Bantam) 7 He narrowed the oil feed pipe to the dipper wells . On the dash he had great oil pressure at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Karl
Re: Drake's Gas Tank In A "35

I have one in my car No leaks at all -However I am using the hydrostatic gas gauge with the adapter. I believe that the adapter lifts the gauge and makes it less accurate in that when fill it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,270
Posted By Karl
Re: V-J Day August 15, 1945

We owe them so much !
The sad thing is none of the young staff i work with could tell me what was significant about Aug 6th , 9th or 15th in history . What do they actually learn in school ???
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,270
Posted By Karl
Re: V-J Day August 15, 1945

No Dad always called it a Drophead coupe but I think its actually the Coupe/Roadster
Attached is a bad picture of it and a better picture of my wife in it -She is very happy for it to end up in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,270
Posted By Karl
Re: V-J Day August 15, 1945

Great story-My Dads first car (a 1938 Triumph Dolemite Drophead Coupe ) was sold to buy a cot for me when I was born . Mum and Dad courted in it and drove it on their honeymoon. It was sold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,270
Posted By Karl
Re: V-J Day August 15, 1945

Wow Thanks I didn't know that. In my curio treasure cabinet I have a small piece of greenish grey glassy rock . Its Trinite which was formed when the first atomic bomb exploded at the Trinity site...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,270
Posted By Karl
Re: V-J Day April 15, 1945

Yep I agree but what was left of the bad guys ended up with booming economies thanks to the generosity of the good guys rebuilding them afterwards ( The Marshall Plan)

The making of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,270
Posted By Karl
Re: V-J Day April 15, 1945

All my great Uncles served . They used to tell some amazing stories.
One was a mechanic in a tank recovery/repair unit-When they evacuated Crete, just in front of the Germans, he left a sack...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Karl
Re: Need your advice for new engine

I certainly run my 34 babbit bearings, original drive train and everything else at 60 mph all day long with no problems ( and no screaming) and have done so for the last 6 years . I find I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Karl
Re: 1930 Sport Coupe 11 MPG, backfire when turned off

Over the last 30 years I have run 4 Model all on original Zeniths . Got 18 to 20 mpg on them all. All the GAV's were set at 1/4 turn open. Never touched them other than to pull them out to choke...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,346
Posted By Karl
Re: Manifold Gland Rings

I agree -found they made the job harder. Decent copper crush gaskets and clean milled faces and the jobs done
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By Karl
Re: Is lead still needed?

Rudolph I use Moreys -Would be nice if we could get MMO in NZ.
Have never used 2 Stoke oil -did read In Harold Sharon's Veteran car book that you shouldn't but can't remember the reasoning...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By Karl
Re: karma

I sometimes find more there than at a vintage swab meet.
I figure the rodders throw away all the neat old stuff I want to stuff the Chev engine in. Also to them its often unwanted junk and ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By Karl
Re: karma

You can still get caught even in NZ . Like the guy who rang me up with a blown up 1910 Hupmobile motor knowing I had located one but had yet to pick it up. I fiqured that I had half a spare...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,744
Posted By Karl
Re: Fan came apart!!

You Got of lightly ! When mine went the imbalance sheared off the front of the inlet manifold Collapsing the generator and what was left of the fan into the radiator - Surprisingly the sheet metal ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By Karl
Re: Gets warm and quits running?

Two where new condensers from one of the parts houses that I had brought as spares and one was a Mallory one recommended on here somewhere -It was brought online and judging by the packaging was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By Karl
Re: Gets warm and quits running?

Amen to that
Just gone through that -3 new condensers to find one that is good. In the end it was one of tubmans that solved the issue. The trouble is having replaced the condenser with something...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,873
Posted By Karl
Re: off topic barnfind

The blades on the local restored Spitfire are made in Germany -apparrently the only source -Ironic . Like everything for it expensive ++ However most things are obtainable (at a price) the last I...
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