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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By Lakewood
Re: Intake valve guide seals

I struck this square cut seals problem also, they are nearly impossible to insert without pinching the sides, in my opinion these reproductions are made so cheap with a wad cutter that an engineering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Lakewood
Re: 1940 clock questions

The clock is most probably fully wound and the convolutions of the main spring are jammed tight against each other. If the spring lubricant (a grease) is old and sticky the spring won't release its...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,448
Posted By Lakewood
Re: 40 Ford Rear Axle Grease Seals

Apparently you are looking for the large seal that rides on the outer of the axle housing which is actually the inner surface of the large roller bearing assy (the wheel bearing), this seal stops the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,042
Posted By Lakewood
Re: NGK spark plugs

The handbook says Champion H10 for cars H9 for trucks, this translates (for cars) to a NGK B6L, but can use a B4L for a hotter plug.
Essentially the main difference between a B6L and a B5RES is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,448
Posted By Lakewood
Re: 40 Ford Rear Axle Grease Seals

The Ford number is (4245), Macs have it as B4245, this same seal is used on the drive shaft at the gearbox end just behind the roller bearing. These are fitted in the axle housing, hope this is what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Lakewood
Engine mounts for 40 Deluxe

The engine mounts (No. 78-6038) have a central bolt which sandwiches the upper and lower rubbers together. When the nut is done up it compresses the rubbers and provides a certain amount of preload,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By Lakewood
Re: 40 radiator

Have a look at www.liquidintelligence.com.au this stuff is a complete fill, not a water additive, boiling point 190'C, freezing point -56'C, no corrosion, no rust, no scale, no electrolysis, better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2017, 02:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,747
Posted By Lakewood
Re: Asbestos In Cars

Inhaling the dust is very dangerous.
In Australia there was a large company making wall sheeting and corrugated roof sheeting called "Fibro" which is asbestos cement, sawing and grinding this stuff...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2017, 02:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,747
Posted By Lakewood
Re: Asbestos In Cars

Inhaling the dust is very dangerous.
In Australia there was a large company making wall sheeting and corrugated roof sheeting called "Fibro" which is asbestos cement, sawing and grinding this stuff...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,744
Posted By Lakewood
Re: '40 steering problem revisited

On the 40 box, the splines on the pitman arm and the steering box shaft are not all the same width, there is one wide special groove on the shaft and one matching wide spline on the arm, this is done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Lakewood
Re: Engine identification

Thanks so much for replying, the engine existing in the car now is American, the Canadian one was taken out by a previous owner.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Lakewood
Engine identification

I have a 1940 Deluxe which would have been made in Canada then shipped to Australia, the ident numbers stamped on the body are 01A-73405, however I am fairly sure the engine has been changed way...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By Lakewood
Re: Petronix and generator

I have heard elsewhere the early Petronix were affected by voltage spikes however I think this has been fixed. I have just installed a Petronix ML-181P6 (8cyl, 6v, pos eth) part number 5809P6 and it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Lakewood
1940 Deluxe clutch shudder

I have a 40 Deluxe which has developed clutch shudder when starting from stationery. I have to try the simple things first ie: What is the prescribed way to adjust the two long stabiliser rods...
Forum: The Test Forum 07-13-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 194,895
Posted By Lakewood
Re: Test Photos by Mercman

This car should be "Heritage Listed" it relates to a big part of our motoring history, the golden years of reliability trials.
Just ordered the book......Rod.
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