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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:17 PM
Replies: 281
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Posted By Mart
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

Looks great, Mike. Really spotless.

Can i just ask people in general that if they ever look at my stuff, not to do it immediately after looking at Mike's stuff.

Thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Mart
Mart's 32 Sedan Pt7: Adapting Juice brakes to Early Spindles.

Hello! Welcome to another video from Mart's garage. This week I decide I was not happy with the kit I bought to adapt the later hydraulic brakes to the 32 spindles. I modify the backplates and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Mart
Re: 1939 Ford flathead 59AB help

This is not a definitive statement, but my belief is that it is for a drain from the rear bearing, but Ford found out it wasn't necessary so deleted it from the build.

Hopefully someone will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Mart
Re: Shocks are bottomed out

If you scan the catalog above and then find your potential candidates you can then look the numbers up at Rockauto and find the application. It works for some, at least.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Ford V8 Being Built at Rouge Ford Plant

I like how the guy is operating the bucket crane from a cab just above the bucket. Never saw that before.

Just realised I have to go out. I'll watch it later.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Mart
Re: Rear Block Plugs 59a

1/4 NPT. typically one vertical and one horizontal. The oil pressure sender should go in one and sometimes a bypass oil filter is plumbed into the other. Sometimes there is a third plug further...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Mart
Storing an engine upside down.

I just bought an old 59 motor. The top end was really rough. The heads were hard to get off and the pistons are all seized. I expected the worst when pulling the pan. Imagine my surprise when I found...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Mart
Re: New video! Mart tidies workbench. Oh yeah, Plus some 32 stuff.

Not falling over them at every autojumble and only rarely pop up on UK ebay. So I'd say not too easy. If you're serious and are prepared for a big postal bill and potentially high cost of the parts I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By Mart
Re: 21 stud flathead

You've gone off topic, guys. The OP already know it's a 21 studder.

Re the year, There are sites that spell it out what to look for. Someone will post a link.

I can't find the page I was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Mart
Re: Scraping noise when turning

Torque is typical taper roller setup. Just snug. Someone will post the proper procedure, but they shouldn't be "torqued" as such. I think you can apply a torque to seat new bearings, but after a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Mart
Re: New video! Mart tidies workbench. Oh yeah, Plus some 32 stuff.

The thing about putting your work on video is you can see where you are letting yourself down. Hence tidying the bench. It looked disgraceful in the last video and I was ashamed to show it.

Yeah,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mart
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

A good result. Glad you got it sorted. Thanks for following up the post with the outcome.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Mart
Re: '32 woodie - holes in cowl

I have an aerial like that on my 33. probably retrofitted sometime in the 50s. I have to make sure it is extended somewhat, with it down there is a danger of getting it in my eye or up my nose when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By Mart
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

I wouldn't try and turn it. Not with all the valves and lifters like that.
Pull the cam gear and see if the pistons want to move. Loosen the rod bearings so there is free play and see if you can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Mart
New video! Mart tidies workbench. Oh yeah, Plus some 32 stuff.

Hello. Welcome to Marts Garage and part 6 of my 32 sedan build series. This week's video shows the details of what lead up to the assembly video shown last week. Big jobs were new kingpin bushes and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By Mart
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

Have a good look all round the pan rail surface, the face, inside and outside. You're looking for cracks.
The valves should be easier than the old type because you can use a conventional valve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 720
Posted By Mart
Re: New to the Flathead game and need advice

255 55 18 is approximately a 29" combo. That should be roughly equivalent to 6.50:16.

The 3.54 gears are a great swap into these old trucks, that's what I have in my 41.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 720
Posted By Mart
Re: New to the Flathead game and need advice

I have a 41 pickup with 3.54s and 6.50 tyres. It drives very nice, but I do like to cruise 50 mph. 55 occasionally.
Forget the S10 trans unless you want to completely rework the truck with new rear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mart
Re: Should I be concerned?

^^Wrong info above. 41s still had the transverse springs.

The truck has been mildly street rodded.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mart
Re: Should I be concerned?

I could post some pics of my 41 and you'd probably start seeing that one in a better light. It looks really nice from this side of my monitor.
To some the modifications will detract from the value....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By Mart
Re: Late 21 stud 85 with 14 mm plugs

#1oldfordman:
It sounds like the answer to your question is no.

No-one that has read your post has seen 21 stud heads with 14mm plugs. Some pictures showing what you have would be very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,564
Posted By Mart
Re: What in Tarnation?

Great update, GB.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mart
Re: Paul Bradley Response

Are we there, yet, Coops?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Mart
Re: ridgy didgy 41 Merc Business cpe

I absolutely love Jim's Merc. Cold War Motors are a regular Saturday night (UK time) watch for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Mart
Re: Uncle Max Carb Quality

Very nice, and I saw something today I never even knew existed. Thanks.
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