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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Re: Jensen S1

Heard somewhere the small bulges had something to do with WWII military application and were an aid to get them off for repair or something, perhaps in confined spaces. v8s were were also used in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,894
Re: Monarch hubcaps

Well bend mover backwards! I never knew Mercman is Trevor Poulsen. He's the "guru" in Australasia when it comes to all things v8. I first heard of him as a "youngster" in the early 70s' when I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Re: Jensen S1

[QUOTE=19Fordy;1776615]That is truly a very beautiful car. Congrats on getting it.
Can I assume they Jensen later became Jensen-Healy?[/QUOT

Nope Donald Healy colaborated with Jensen to make the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Re: Jensen S1

You must like Jensens because that black car in the background looks like a cv8 that was the predecessor of the Interceptor. That flathead may have been military production as it has that nib on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Re: Buzzer for Signal Lights

I have a flasher unit only. Its a tridon LL535 6v and I mounted it behind the speaker cover in the dash it's bloody loud enough there and my ears are aging too.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Re: New Port Engineering

I still run vacuum, had tinkered with the idea of going electric but decided against it as the car doesn't get used enough in the rain to justify them and the stockers do a good enough job when "duty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Re: GB Sisson

Glad to hear from you GB and that you are well, I always enjoy your posts.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Re: 41 speedometer just dropped out??

Yep broken cable. My bet is you'll find one of the "titties" on the ends of the inner broken.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Re: Foundering flathead

I got my car as an unfinished project with a motor in the same condition as yours. I could see nice shiny valves through the spark plug holes. My car ran, but not the best. I had sticking valves, it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Re: Mercury Sunset Pano

Love the shot Roosty. What beautiful country, wide open spaces to loose yourself and no "rat race"...... only for me I like a few hills though as I go "nuts" and do a bit of mountain / trail running....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Re: D-Day

Yes and to think 17 - 22 year olds today are "flying around" on skateboards with those baggy assed jeans with crotches that drag on the ground wearing their caps on backwards...how would they go in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Re: D-Day

Strange to think they are most gone. I remember it was not long ago when the last of those that fought the Great war were passing. not many New Zealanders fought in Normandy as our troops were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Re: '50 Ford hood release question

My 48 hood kept popping all the time when on the road. It was a weak spring. I compensated by getting a "helper" spring from the hardware attaching it to the latch and stretching it to a bolt in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Re: C&g

As a Kiwi in the South Pacific their service is second to none in my opinion and they always ship to me at the cheapest possible rate. Kyle is hands on when it comes to customer service.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Re: Winton trip in the 33

Neat old Jail Bar. Interesting bonnet ...um, um hood on it, its got Bonus "holes" in the front.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Re: 41 ignition switch light

Yes like drolston says. My 48 cpe has the same see photo with bulb holder and hole for ignition switch light just above the column drop slots ( all NZ assembled 46/48 Fords carried a RH drive version...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Re: Engine swap 46-48 flathead into a 37

You're on to a "winner".

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Re: C&G Early Ford Parts

I second or third the recommendation.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Re: c & G water pumps

I have Drake ones with no issues. Make sure you use a stainless bolt in the hose hole, I also used copper anti seize on it also.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,784
Re: Roy Nacewicz

Bugger..sad news indeed. I've got a "fridge magnet" advertising his nut business that was sent to me when I ordered something from someone else, had it stuck on the side of my computer box for ages...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Re: Turn signals

Installed signal stat unit on my 48 last year. Made my own loom. dual filliment conversion from C&G in the front park lights, converted 2 Ford Hall back up lights with orange bulbs and cut a clear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,047
Re: 1935 V8 convirteble sedan engine broken

Sorry you got "fleeced" but that's one hell of a car and the extra for an engine recon, if you have to will be worth it...look on the bright side you will have a new engine and the opportunity to put...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Re: Don't be too harsh on me. Neglected flatty fire up.

Mart I love your videos. Just about to watch your trip to Santa Pod with your mate with the nail head and I see some geezer by the name of Nick Pettitt has posted the 2019 SP Nationals on you tube....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-17-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Re: Hard To Find Hood Ornament

1948 Ford hood ornament on my car. Same as the 46 but without the red enamel 8 insert.
Stock to my NZ assembled Ford and different to the US ones. Photo to come.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Re: Wiper part missing

I've got one in my hand now.

PM me with your details and I will post it to you.

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