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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 03:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By Mart
Re: lost my best friend today

Really sorry to hear that, Stan.
All I can say is, well, you know where we are if you need a chat.
Sincere condolences.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Mart
Re: 40 Front clip removal

That was my 40 coupe after one of the pistons let go on the German flathead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,398
Posted By Mart
Re: Changed The Weight Of My Oil

Look, I'm no expert, but the one rule (urban myth?) is NOT to change to detergent oil in a vehicle that has run non detergent. It will start to loosen the sludge and release it to recirculate it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Mart
Re: 36 Ford Pickup measurements

Hello and welcome to the forum.
I can't supply dimensions, but have to ask why not use the door as a template and make everything fit the door?
That's how I would tackle it.
If someone supplies a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Mart
Re: Winterizing

I consider myself to be a pretty sharp cookie and I'm not sure all of those tips are genuine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Mart
Re: Bolts for Pickup Box to Frame (1939)

I used metric on my 41. Not sure if I used 10mm or 12mm. Would something like that be more available there?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Mart
Re: 40 Front clip removal

I have removed the engine from a 40 sedan and a 41 pickup without removing any sheet metal. If you remove the hood supports you can pull the hood up higher and hold it back with a strap. Once the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Mart
Re: Universal retaining washer

If overtightened they can flatten or even cup the wrong way. The only ones I have seen have had no tab.
I have seen a modern replacement type that has a tab.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Mart
Re: Thoughts on how to straighten a '32 trans mount

I'd hammer it on a flat surface, but using skill and care. It's not a case of smashing the living daylights out of it.
Bending in a vise might work, as you say, using blocks so it acts like a press....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Mart
A nice visit to the Klondyke Steam Rally. Mart's 41 Pickup makes the trip!

Hello! Welcome to this week's offering from Mart's Garage (Outside Broadcast Div.).
I got the 41 pickup fired up and drove to Draycott in the Clay to visit the Klondyke Mill Steam Preservation...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,495
Posted By Mart
Re: NEW starting problem

Do you have the battery and starter cables connected to the same side of the solenoid? If not then the solenoid is faulty.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Mart
Re: Removing Brake Hose

As this is a non standard application, what is the block you refer to?
Normal type have one fitting with a tube fitting in it and the other side has a block with a banjo bolt into the end of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By Mart
Re: French Flathead

I had a German engine with that same distributor position and the block off plate. I removed the plate and ran a helmet on it, then switched to a crab type. Cam was long nose type.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Mart
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Mart
Re: Mart's shop video post

Some shock coverage here, plus the steering box once-over.

https://youtu.be/fUCU3AKpEVg

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Mart
Re: Head gasket reuse question

Give it a go. What's the worst that could happen?
I reuse copper gaskets. Not tried a graphite one, but would try it for a test run. It depends on how cleanly it came off, but if any remnants are on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Mart
Re: Ford/Holley 94 tear down and reassembly!

Thanks a lot, Charlie. That means a lot coming from you. I know you've had your hands in more than a few of these.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,494
Posted By Mart
Re: Kit for mating juice brakes to early spindles-Richard's Early V8 garage?

A small indentation along the top of the round shields gives enough clearance for the springs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,494
Posted By Mart
Re: Kit for mating juice brakes to early spindles-Richard's Early V8 garage?

Here's how I did mine.

https://youtu.be/4sVdRkusfEA

Mart.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=475658&d=1634306145
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Mart
Ford/Holley 94 tear down and reassembly!

Hello. In this week's video I show a typical Ford/Holley 94 carb being taken apart, inspected and reassembled. What was serviceable was retained, and what was not was replaced. I offer insights into...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,495
Posted By Mart
Re: NEW starting problem

Paul. You don't polarise the regulator, you polarise the generator.
With all connections in place, you remove the field wire at the regulator and flash it on the bat terminal a couple of times then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Mart
Re: Minimum amount of gas in 1932 tank.

Well have a gallon of gas with you and let it run out. That said, lots of people will say don't have a can of gas in the car.
That said, the lower you can get it the more it is diluted with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Mart
Re: hard start

Carb?
Faulty needle valve.
Punctured float.
High fuel level.
Power valve ruptured.
Power valve gasket not seating.
Power valve cracked.
Carb base and body joint failed causing vac leak into...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By Mart
Re: 59AB advice on "new" flathead

You can run a helmet distributor on a short cam by using a spacer button on the end of the cam.
You'll need a 3 bolt cover too.
Personally I prefer the crab type, but that is my personal preference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,495
Posted By Mart
Re: NEW starting problem

My 32 showed a massive discharge on the ammeter when I first started it.
It was ok after repolarising the generator.
I showed it in my start up video.
Mart.
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