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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By Henry Hopper
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Different Key ways??

You sure learn something every day..... I’d never been aware of that 3/4” difference before. You think you know what’s right but when you read up about it , it all makes sense.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Different Key ways??

Mart, it’s the 32 spindles on a Mordrop axle ....Glen , I didn’t know that the steering arm
sat forward of the axle centreline.... I’ll check that . I’ve just got the car and am going through a few...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Different Key ways??

Thank you....I’ll pull the pitman arm off and check that first I think.
I’d like to keep the stock drag link if at all possible..... Recutting the jetway in the steering wheel was an option I’d...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Different Key ways??

No.. stock 32 link...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By Henry Hopper
Different Key ways??

I’ve got a 32 roadster and it has a 40 Ford Standard steering wheel fitted. The spoke in the wheel is about 25 to 1 position when going straight ahead. The drag link is the stock Ford non adjustable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By Henry Hopper
Number id

I have a motor with the number stamped on the flat area at the rear where the intake manifold sits on the drivers side( LHD)

The numbers as best as I can tell are;

*R99-52462M*

I’ve looked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Tuesday Tech: Which valve to adjust? Mart's easy method.

Can’t wait to see it run..... you’ve certainly got the patience of a Saint, Mart.Enjoying the videos, keep ‘em coming mate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-24-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Picture posting video tutorial. The old fashioned way. An Xmas gift to you.

Thanks for the tutorial Mart and thanks for your videos on reclaiming the boat anchor.... looking forward to the next episode.

Happy Christmas mate.

Nige.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: steering loose/sloppy

Have you tried adjusting the steering box.... there is a really good section on the VanpeltSales site that explains the process.I rebuilt a 37 box for my 36 and set it up via this method... drove...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: 1932 Ford Frame

You could ring one of the companies that sell reproduce frames( Brookville maybe) and ask you hem how heavy one is...should get you there or there abouts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,400
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Another E-Failure

I know of several E_fires fitted to friends cars and they all, without exception , praise them.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: T5 Speedo question

That’s a nifty little thing
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-03-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Henry Hopper
T5 Speedo question

Iím in the process of getting the parts ready to fit a T5 into the Cabriolet and would like to know how others have sorted out the speedometer problem.The trans I am intending to use has the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Posies 2040 Front Spring 1937 Ford??

I bought a Posies reversed eye spring for a Forty coupe, it was too soft and flattened out almost straight. Took it off and fitted a reversed eye main leaf to the original spring pack minus two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,554
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

Agree about the brakes, I’ve got a brand new set of Lincoln’s under the bed and 40 Fords for the rear all rebuilt.

Just making a list of parts required for the whole transmission and brake swap.It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,554
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

That seems like the ultimate installation where you get the best of both.Finding the parts here inEngland would be tricky I guess...no Jeep breakers that I know of... Ihave a friend whoís business is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,554
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

That sounds like a great combo youíve got there Tom.75mph cruising would be ideal for my requirements... at the moment it feels like itís heading for coronary care at 60mph.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,554
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

Thanks Tom... I’ve got 4.11’s at present but have a set of new 3.54’s waiting to come over from America at present. Which set is preferential with a T5?

Thanks for the replies fellas.... it’s...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,554
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Opinion on T5 drivability

Yes...I’m looking at the Ford version with the better ratios.Ive read that the S10 gearing is not ideal.

I thought it better to post it on here as the car is stock apart from the proposed gearbox...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,554
Posted By Henry Hopper
Opinion on T5 drivability

Iím mulling over what to do with my 36..it drives nice as a stocker but I wouldnít want to take it any great distance.

Iíve had several early Fords and Iíll be honest, the three speed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: Timing fixture ID?

The body looks identical....but the figures are different from what I have been able for o find on line.

Maybe made under licence in England for the domestic market maybe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Henry Hopper
Timing fixture ID?

I recently came into possession of this timing fixture but I have no paperwork with it.

Iíve searched online and it looks similar to a KRWilson.Can anyone confirm this or identify it.

Thankyou
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,322
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: 36 Ford wins AMBR show .......

Not my taste but fully respect the owners commitment to what he wanted.... itís just too modern for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,176
Posted By Henry Hopper
Re: elling my stash

I just received some old flathead parts from a friend who just recently passed away.Most is old worn out stuff but I took it because otherwise it would be scrapped.It was sad really going through his...
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