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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By Karl
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

My experience with LEDs has not been as good. I suspect you are lucky and have found an LED bulb that sits at or close to the focal point of the reflector and hence you get a close to correct...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Karl
Re: What Water Pump do I have

Thank you everyone
I knew 68 was later I just couldn't find how much latter obviously had to before the pumps went to the block. -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Karl
What Water Pump do I have

Recently I found a a set of Aluminium heads and water pumps on a local Auction site . Supposed to be 1934 Photos weren't great but as they were cheap I brought them.

The heads look like 34 and in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Karl
Re: Where have all the 34 roadsters gone ?

This one showed up In New Zealand on our Craigs List equivalent .
Is Australian bodied so different form US ones . Judging form the photos it would take a bit of money to get it were I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By Karl
Re: Installation of Rebuilt Original Ignition Switch

It's easy. If you have to remove the distributor that is no big deal . Yes I have had coolant leak into the motor but only after I left the clamp stud undone for several weeks . The 10 ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By Karl
Re: Adventures in gas tank restoration. '36

I brought a repo Tank for my 34 However could not get the original hydrostatic gauge to read right and I worked out that as the repo tank needs an adaptor plate to use the original gauge hence...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,804
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) 01-16-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,883
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) 01-16-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,804
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: 776
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: 16
Views: 1,176
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: 1,296
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: 31
Views: 1,287
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: 1,462
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: 1,462
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: 14
Views: 908
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: 2,227
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: 782
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: 782
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: 564
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: 564
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: 564
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: 607
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: 1,399
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: 2,009
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...
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