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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By Viv W
Re: connector sleeve for choke rod

Hi Tom
I think in the factory the dashboard rubber grommet was fitted on the knob end and then that sleeve was crimped into place.
I also could not figure how to crimp it back together with a new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,995
Posted By Viv W
Re: Breaking free old frozen transmissions: Tricks?

Water works better than any penetrating oil, put the Tranny in a drum of water and leave it to soak , 3 to 4 weeks if rust is not too bad, but up to 3 months if really rusted solid. The rust is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,397
Posted By Viv W
Re: karma

I've been restoring over 45 years and the majority of the people involved in old cars are nice, genuine people, who go out of their way to help.
Brian helped me out with a generous donation of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,106
Posted By Viv W
Re: Can this be saved?

Chuck those engines into a tank of water and leave them to soak for a month, then try a big block of wood and tap the pistons. If they still wont budge, then put it back into the water another month...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,177
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1935-48 Flathead engine mounts.

These same mountings were used on a lot of different cars, such as Auburn, Rover and even Land rovers, so you don't have to buy from Ford parts vendors. I found some new old stock ones from I think...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,411
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1935 brake rods

Many thanks, will look tomorrow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,411
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1935 brake rods

Many thanks, will look tomorrow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,411
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1935 brake rods

Thanks for the pictures Brian, I will look on my freinds 35 coupe and have some made.
I forgot to ask, are these springs on the service brake rods, the emergency brake rods, or both, many thanks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,411
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1935 brake rods

Hi Brian,
I have a return spring hooked up from the brake rod that goes to the pedal, but no others, please can you post a picture of the springs you are talking about.
I haven't driven the car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By Viv W
Re: 36 Ford Roadster Side Curtains

Took these off some site long ago, hope it helps Viv


Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Viv W
Re: 5/16 by 24 t nuts

Seen them listed on mac's antique Ford online sales, I also got some from FACCA fasteners in London, Ontario, Canada some time back, you can google them for their details
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Viv W
Re: Speedomter advice

I had a similar problem with my model A and found that I had the wrong turtle on my car. Some of the turtle drives have a square to drive the cable, some of the early ones have a hole with a slot for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By Viv W
Re: 35 Convertible Sedan rear wood help

Hi, I did the wood on my phaeton body and it is very similar in some places. When you fit the wood back into the body it should be a very snug fit, almost to the point where you have to shoehorn it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,551
Posted By Viv W
Re: Columbias can break your Heart

I rebuilt 2 columbia axles for my Auburns, both had cracked parts that needed welding and machining. These axles work well, but the instruction books say "CHANGE GEAR AT SLOW SPEEDS BELOW 40 MPH".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1936 fuel line and wiring loom clamps?

I assume your car is RIGHT HAND DRIVE same as mine, and therefore I assume there are differences between the LHD and RHD cars.
My RHD car, came fitted with a 36 or even a 37 tank fitted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By Viv W
Re: 35-36 rear trans mount. Source for rubber ring?

The rubber piece will not be available seperatly because it HAS to be vulcanized to the metal plates.
Taking your old plates to someone to redo it for you will cost more than 50 bucks, plus if it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Viv W
1935 V8 fan clearance.

Hi All,
Fitted the genny and fan belt today, man the fan blade runs close to everything. I have about 1/4in clearance between the top of the radiator and the blades and the blades clear the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,673
Posted By Viv W
Re: So much for Irish Spring and Dryer Sheets.....

We had a rat/mice plague here some years ago, farmers were putting 5 gal pails out with 6in of water in the bottom and a smear of peanut butter about 3 to 4 in below the rim on the inside. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,829
Posted By Viv W
Re: Adventures in gas tank restoration. '36

David is right about you being lucky not blowing yourself up. I usually fill a tank with a strong solution of water and laundry detergent and slosh it around a while, before flushing it thoroughly to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By Viv W
Re: Is this a bad idea?

I used to get South African "CAR" magazine and they have a section called case files, where cars were brought into a repair shop.
In one edition some guys brought in a 3L V6 that had a sump leak,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,721
Posted By Viv W
Re: 1933 essex terraplane. John Dillinger's favorite car

The Terraplanes were nice looking cars, but after rebuilding a 36 cabriolet, I don't ever want to work on another one. Semi finished pistons that you have to
have cam ground, then pegged piston...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Viv W
Re: steering loose/sloppy

Before you start adjusting your steering box, I would recommend that you take apart the drag link and the tierod ends and see if the balls are worn. Also a spring inside these units may have broken....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,633
Posted By Viv W
Re: Merry Christmas

Merry xmas to you all from Zimbabwe.
May you all have a wonderful peaceful time with your families and hope next year will be good to you.
My thoughts go out especially, to those in Australia,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Viv W
Re: Lebaron Bonney Conv rear window frames

Seen the frames for sale on Mac's antique ford parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By Viv W
Re: Radiator neck pliers?

David's idea to use progressively larger sockets does work. I recently did this on a squashed STEEL breather pipe for my Nash and it worked a treat, so with a brass radiator pipe it should work even...
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