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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: #4 Piston Removal

Try shorting the spark on that cylinder while idling and hear if the noise changes.Cheers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Rear main seal

I have had a much better result using the graphite type seal.Cheers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,613
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: More flathead questions.

I go with Graeme. Some Canadian engines had insert bearings.They were very thick shells and are now hard to find.The rods were big bore and I think would take floaters as compared to the smaller bore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: 1939 Ford coupe 221cu detonation update.

Very informative Phil.Sounds like you have put in the hard yards with the engine.Better than new. Cheers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,815
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Road Trip Canterbury to West Coast

Good one Phil.Looks like a nice staight coupe.Cheers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,125
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: 37 ford starter/solenoid problem

Have you got the little bracket between the top starter bolt and a sump bolt.Absence of same can cause the starter to get slightly out of line and jam. Cheers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: 1946 Mercury Coupe Souple of queries

Hi Phil,That sounds an interesting purchase.We had one years ago for quite some time.I always understood they came with a 3.54 diff. Mine certainly did but also owned a high mileage Mercury sedan...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: !939 Flathead 221 Rear Seal

Hi Phil.Have just got my 81A engine running in the '38 and used a graphite seal and doesn't leak at all over quite a few miles.It is a square section rope of 9mm and impregnated with graphite.Comes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,152
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: how can you tell the 1942 from 1947 pickup apart

I have a feeling the 42 had the fuel filler on the opposite side to later versions and did not have the reinforcing strip around the door window glass.Cheers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Help identify wire wheels

Very popular in N.Z. For use on Model As of which there are a lot still in use here. Cheers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Widened wheels

I agree Bryn.Excellent job reasonable prices at Elite Wheels 329 0900.Cheers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,307
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Cleaning New Old Stock Pistons

A wide propane flame used with care will shift the wax quite quickly. Cheers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,446
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: 221 cu in 1939 Failed No4 Piston 1

Hi Phil.That is not good.Any sign of the piston hitting the cylinder head,Geoff
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: NZ flathead pics I hope

There was quite a number of Jailbar wood bodied wagons built for the New Zealand army.Sold off at government sales in late 50s and 60s.All in good order and bought by tradesmen etc.Pretty well all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,730
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: old racing flatty

Hi Tony.Yes I know both the blokes you mention.Don't know Rod that well but he gave me a photo of him and his mates running our car at the Ashley forest shingle hillclimb years ago.Said they pooled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,730
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: old racing flatty

Try "Roger T at Ruapuna MGV Oct 2014" on youtube A flathead special owned by me and my brother. Still running in mild vintage competion.Built 1960 and running modified flathead through Lincoln...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,124
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: True TDC

Isn't there a system with both heads off where two pistons ,one going up and one going down are equidistant from the top of the block and another piston is exactly TDC.Can't remember the numbers but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,827
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Rear engined 1942 Flathead Armoured Cars

Interestingly I was told years ago that some that came here were assembled in India.Don't know if that was fact.I do know that the srap dealers were not keen on the body work after the conversion to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,827
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Rear engined 1942 Flathead Armoured Cars

Quite a few of those came to New Zealand and some were converted to forest fire fighting appliances post war.Alot of the bodywork was removed and a pump was fitted driven by another V8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,880
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Hand throttle is it needed?

Dropping the right sized ball point pen cross wise between the knob and the dash gives a nice warm up speed. Cheers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,136
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Torque Tube coupler Pin Questions

As stated there should be no loading on the pin if all the splines are in good order.If you are worried about pin shearing just grind a shallow slot around the outside of the sleeve covering the pin...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Identify 37 engine?

Possibly if you want to use a "standard" starter motor you would be best to use a standard flywheel and sump as well.Cheers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Identify 37 engine?

Yes the Pilot had the hydro/mechanical braking system and if the mechanical brake pivot unscrewed from the diff as happened to us once then a panic stop with front brakes only was quite exciting.I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,866
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Removing the gearbox backward, it's stuck

Are you using a spring spteader and is the spring clear of the rear cross member.If you lower the diff too far it the torque tube will jam in the hole through the centre of the X brace.Cheers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By GEOFFNZ
Re: Rear end problem

Somtimes there is enough plug protruding from the housing to get a pipe wrench on the outside of it. Cheers
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