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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Re: Ford Holden

The latest Opal based commie have been a flop as Police cars here in NZ. We've used Holdens since the late 50's except for a 10 year period mid 80s to mid 90s when we used Falcons. The big question...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Re: flathead oil pressure?

Too right Ron, bit like high blood pressure on the old human body.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Re: Need encouragement head replacement

Wise stuff Bryan but you can leave the "Just do it" quote out... grrrrr:eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,224
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

I never seem to get mice/rats in my garage so it is not a problem with my cars but the little F'ers get into the ceiling of my house late autumn most years and you can hear them running around at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Re: Memory Lane..

36cpe and 39Dlx for me.....great song ...thanks for posting.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Re: 1950 Hood Closure

Yes I did the same thing in my 48 by placing a piece of pipe over the pin and levering it in the right direction.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Re: starter bendix

I got one from Mac Van Pelt (not to be confused with Macs). US made I think and good quality.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,237
Re: members that have collected other car besides ford

Thanks Yes often said but not quite in the same league as Bentley.They were an English middle class to richer mans "sporting saloon". The 100 designation refers to 100bhp/ 100mph. Engine is 3L...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Re: I just got scammed! Be careful!

You would have to prove the brick thrower did it first......oh right CCTV footage?..gotcha.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Re: I have a bridge for sale

You know that's not really a silly comment, some rooster years ago bought the old London Bridge and moved it to Arizona or some state nearby.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,237
Re: members that have collected other car besides ford

Owned a number of English Rootes Groups cars. 1961 IIIB hillman Minx and 1961 IIIB Humber 80, 1970 Hillman Hunter, 1972 Australian XA ford Falcon 302 Cleveland v8 and a 1954 Alvis TC21/100 Grey Lady....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Re: What gloves are best for working on car

any good brand latex glove........they're recyclable as you can cut the fingers off and use them for condoms.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Re: 1941 Business coupe rear window garnish moulding

I've owned both coupes with flip out windows and fixed windows. Like 4door41 says the flip outs have a retainer built into them for the weather seal and holes for the pivots for the glass, also they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-26-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Re: installing radiator bottom hoses

I usually chuck them in water that has been boiled, for a short time so they are soft enough to bend them and slide them on.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Re: Merry Christmas

Pete Here's is an explaintion behind the keep Calm posters

"Keep Calm and Carry On is a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for World War II. The poster...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Re: Merry Christmas

A grinches Christmas greeting

Best wishes all
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Re: The tree at Bubbas

I remember getting a card a few years back with Santa sitting on the john with his trousers down around his ankles The caption read "It's the same old crap Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,351
Re: Middle of winter

Whats that... A65?

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,102
Re: Never rent your car to the studios

A long retired work mate of mine owned a 39 pickup that was hired for a Europa petrol ad ( gas to you north american folk). Well they took it down the West coast of the south Island,NZ for filming...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,019
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

Dec 7 was yesterday down here in NZ. I always remember it as it's also the date of my wedding anniversary. I'm allowed to forget my wedding anniversary now as the marriage went the way of Pearl ,but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,371
Re: Making an old radiator grill look good

You could always "recycle" it with your Jack

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Re: 46 Merc Engine Questions

Agreed have one on my C59A engine in my NZ assembled Ford CKD ex Commonwealth plant of Canada. I imagine that tube would have been pretty hand too in Cab-over Ford trucks. We still got the "USA"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,112
Re: Flathead Friday. New project. Rusty Crusty Flatty. VIDEO.

Glen yep same as my one still under the tarp. These Canadian blocks were often used in WWII bren gun carriers, they were supposedly good blocks because they had a high nickel content.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,250
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