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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:02 PM
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Posted By Talkwrench
Water is not supposed to be there...

Well Its not often I get let down but it wouldn't start at work ..clunk was all I got. Eventually it started and I drove home and knew something was not right it was running on 6 -7 cylinders,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Transmission Oil

Well Im bucking the trend on this one . Ive gone away from using GL4 and have started using the Penrite 85-140 mineral gear oil GL5. They have an additive which is "supposed too be"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,631
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: 55 Thunderbird Gears in 39 Trans

I'll see if Lawrie says something, Im sure he modifies for later gears to fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,533
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Whirring noise .. from I donít know where

You have an Aluminum timing gear ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: 1935 - 1936 Pickup Taillight Brackets

No expert but Im sure with mine they screwed in left and right hand side, I cant recall me threading anything. I went downstairs and took this quick pic and had a check both screwed in.. [Ok the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,240
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Newbie but am I in the right place

Welcome to the mad house.. Hope you get it soon..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Two 8ba Engine Noise Questions?

What does the vacuum gauge say ..?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Talkwrench
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 870
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Fumes in the cabin

"How hard has the engine been driven? It really needs a load on it and needs to be driven fairly hard. People tend to baby these engines and that is not a good procedure to get everything broken in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By Talkwrench
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Talkwrench
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Brake knocking

Might be coming from further in ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-01-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Timing with light and vacuum gauge questions

Y block total timing is usually 36 -38 depending on fuel etc, to get initial timing up to 13 - 16 you'll need to modify your timing plate [a good idea]. The rate at which it comes on you'll need to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,427
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Torque tube seal-need a quick fix

Its what I do, Ive never had an issue..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: No endplay in crank

I would suggest to use a dial gauge it then real easy to see.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: OT: My new favorite T-shirt...

I like that one Brian..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,557
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Manifold vacuum at idle... vs without...interesting observations

Just as a matter of interest since we're talking vacuum. Someone may correct me if Ive got this wrong I was told our Falcon GTHO's in Aust had both ported and manifold, no doubt to do with starting a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: 39 banjo rear hub pitting?????

1. no, just be cut on the lathe.
2. the surface area we found was both hard and soft as the hardening varied in depth on the hub as we cut it.
3. the repair sleeve must be hardened, only get ones...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: BorgWarner Overdrive Questions

I'd hate to think of what it would cost me to get a Mitchell here:eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: Water Pump

If the ones you have in have been there a while send your cores to Skip and have them rebuilt, replace them.. Just a thought .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: BorgWarner Overdrive Questions

No just the bolt in torque tube with the overdrive unit.
Application? extra gear...
Guy wants $3K [aud] for it and it would cost me a few hundred to get it here..

Of course its not new , so the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: BorgWarner Overdrive Questions

I dont mean to hijack this thread but its timely as Ive been offered one of these units, its is however expensive and on the other side of the country so I need to make up my mind if its actually...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,082
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: camshaft profile

Lawrie here's just a physical view showing a steel cam and a 5T , note the ramp on the steel cam.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: 39 banjo rear hub pitting?????

Ive just been through it, big task. Lucky I have a good friend with a machine shop. ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,214
Posted By Talkwrench
Re: C59A Oil filtration circuit question

:rolleyes:Easy for you Lawrie ..;)

I very much doubt there is a grub screw in that engine....
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