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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Mart
Re: U-joint Play (again!)

Hello Buford. Something looks screwy about that joint. I would have to go to the garage to check, but the central part is normally recessed and the washer fits down inside the recess. But most...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 40
Posted By Mart
That lockdown feeling. Fixin' what's bugging ya.

I wanted to put my engine stand away but wanted to do a couple of jobs on it before I did. What better way to spend a locked down Sunday that just dicking around in then garage. I had the camera...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By Mart
Re: Been dabbling in Stainless trim repair

^^ Same here, Ralph. The "your results may vary" never rang truer than when trying to emulate Scott.

Mart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Mart
Re: Hello! Mart here dropping in from the V8 side.

Thanks PalAl. Glad you enjoyed it.

I have a lot of videos up on youtube, mostly V8 related but as we're all finding ourselves with a bit of time on our hands at the moment, some may enjoy dropping...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By Mart
Re: Been dabbling in Stainless trim repair

Rock, I take my hat off to ya. That doesn't look easy. Have you seen Scott at Cold war motors do that sort of thing? That is the only time Ive seen it done and I was really impressed at how hard it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Mart
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

To be honest, Skid, I didn't find the material too tough, but I only took 5 thou approx off. It was a conversation with the person that supplied the shaft and he said the machinist that did the job...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Mart
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

I traded for one that had been modified. It was not quite right as far as the positioning of the drum so i set it up and skimmed a few thou off the taper. I then had to contend with a keyway that was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Mart
Re: It's Friday. We're locked down. Lets watch Mart's video!

Thanks guys.

Graeme, the sump pan was ex military stock so probably English and maybe pre-dating Pilot. It should use a lucas starter but I had (some time ago) opened the hole out to suit a USA...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Mart
Re: Hello! Mart here dropping in from the V8 side.

Thanks Jim. Yes, it's a rebuild tag. It stated 30 thou over on the pistons, 10 on the mains and 10 on the big ends.

I always try and add the pointer and mark. And when the motor is in just that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By Mart
Re: Ford Willow Run documentary

Yes, thanks David. Very interesting.

Mart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Mart
Hello! Mart here dropping in from the V8 side.

Hi. I just posted up a thread on the early V8 section about finding tdc by the solid stop method. As it isn't necessarily flathead specific, I thought I'd say hello and post it here too. Most of my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By Mart
Tech Short: TDC by solid stop. Even easier than I thought!

Hello Welcome to a tech short from Mart's Garage. This method of finding TDC will work for any engine. Just rig up a pointer and a stop over No.1 piston. You need to stop the piston around 1/4" down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By Mart
Re: Starter on 8BA won't turn when HOT. What gives?

Good video Terry. I also watched the Model a kingpin one and subbed ya.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,814
Posted By Mart
Re: petehoovie???

Unbanned!

Nice one.

Carry on, chaps.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Mart
Re: Split Lock Washers On Main Bearing Caps Of Flathead Motor

The French motors use sheet metal tab devices on the mains. Maybe they decided the spring lock washers were not a good idea.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Mart
Re: 1935 Ford Film Negatives-Any Info ??

Thanks for posting. I learnt something new today.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Mart
Re: It's Friday. We're locked down. Lets watch Mart's video!

I didn't show it, but there is a seal in the front cover.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Mart
Re: It's Friday. We're locked down. Lets watch Mart's video!

Thanka Wamnram. Glad you're enjoying them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Mart
It's Friday. We're locked down. Lets watch Mart's video!

Hello.

The Crusty Flatty build continues. This is part 21 of the series. Come and join me in the garage as I get the bottom end all buttoned up. Making good progress now.

Lets get cracking.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead V8 radiator

I used to use a oxy acetylene flame but very gentle. I recently used a very simple el cheapo blowtorch. Nothing fancy.

My technique is to be ready to flick the flame away the moment I feel it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,390
Posted By Mart
Re: This AWFUL Bug...Explained!

I read that and found it very interesting.

Being informed may keep you alive.

Being informed may indirectly save other peoples lives.

We are in lockdown and doing our best. The No.1 priority...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead V8 radiator

It looks like a fatigue crack heading up towards the centre of the tank.

I just soldered a repair on my 33 tank where it had cracked. I used a section of copper pipe and split it out to make a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Mart
Re: Not Mart's Garage. Me, Mrs Mart and the dog in Derbyshire.

Thanks Mark. It was lovely. Don't expect we'll be back for a while. Yeah, we're doing our best. Hope all is well with you and Mel.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Mart
Re: 1932 K Member

Yes, thanks David. Lots of good detailed info there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 753
Posted By Mart
Re: Timing procedure on 59AB?

I'd say if you have no access to a distributor setting jig, no pointer for TDC, no adjustable timing light and no dwell meter then the best you can do is put it in and drive it, then adjust it a bit...
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