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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Stromberg Big97

And ,you want be able to use an early manifold as the wall are not thick enough, I cut open a damaged 35 one and its way too thin, so I used a later 8ba one.
Lawrie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By Lawrie
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

Good work .
Cant wait to see the 3 main iron ones.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 39 gearbox thrust bearing

Rob, what I did was to machine the end of the cluster gear to fit the 8m-7129 t/washer, a little machining on the lathe and then mill the tang to fit the 8M -7129 washer
lawrie
sorry about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Lot of castings

Pics
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Ford Holden

I too did my apprenticeship at GMNZ in Petone as a toolmaker,It was,nt until years later I realised how fortunate I was to get such a great skills base,we could and did make anything there.
We were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By Lawrie
Re: New model in the Ford dealer showroom

If I went into that showroom, I know which car I would head for,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,425
Posted By Lawrie
Re: new bottom radiator hose leaking

Wife Carol just got a new aortic valve put in,she firing on all cyls now,
Great times we live in with medical stuff.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Basic trouble shooting 32 generator

Would the generator fitted to the 4 cyl engines be the three brush type?
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Ford Holden

Also , are they not building the 500 hotted up mustangs in the old factory.and what about the mustang engined rangers that will go on sale at the end of 2020.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 1934 FORDOR question

I think its for the door pillar on a 3w coupe.
Lawrie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 97 stromberg on a standard 28 -possible?

I run a 97 on my A ,no fuel pump ,it will run up hil,l on the flat, and full throttle right down to empty.
Do a search under my posts and see the float valve mod I did,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,489
Posted By Lawrie
Re: I guess its time ???

Jim thanks for the parts you sent , they will get lots of miles in the 33.
Dont stress about the heart opp.
As you know wife Carol is on dialysis, and last week had a new aortic valve put in made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Lawrie
Unhappy Ford Holden

Even though I,m a Ford man through and through, sad news today in Australia that Holden will cease to exist later this year,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,359
Posted By Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,144
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Attention distributor rebuilders!

Man , that must be the problem of the last two spare dist I ran up on my machine,they would miss fire above 3000 rpm ,I will now strip them and check the spring pressure on the points.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 1936 pickup changing motor to a mercury motor

The smoothest engine we have used in the 33 was the stock 33 babbit engine ,would pull 75 mph up a hill .
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 1936 ford diff gear change

A spring balance and little pulley that is 2 inches in diameter to set the pinion preload.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,191
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Vibration - rumble

Rob I sent you some diff noise info
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,191
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Vibration - rumble

I can tell from experience that you will need a really bad rear wheel bearing to make a noise,I had to run one one in the 33 far worse than that ,I think from memory did two big trips total of about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Steering box adjustment

Also , an easy job to make an adjustable drag link using tie rod ends, just machine up a threaded rod with L and R threads ,then its an easy task to get the wheels straight ahead with the steering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,191
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Vibration - rumble

If it had a broken axle ,it would, nt drive ,unless it has a locked rear end.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Simple DIY distributor/ignition bench tester

I have made one ,I,m flat out redecking my verandah at the moment, and will be for a couple of weeks,
But it was an easy job, main thing was to make an electric motor to drive the dist, I used an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Lawrie
Re: oil pressure light

Thanks, I tried to ring the help line but was waiting for ages,
I have emailed an enquiry so will see in a few days.
I have to wait now, as I just buggered the lithium battery we were using,it haf...
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