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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Mart
Re: Oil level. Is your dipstick lying? Make sure you know what you've got.

Funny enough, I just went out and added a little more oil, straightened the slight bend in the stick and tested it again. I was about 1/4" above the mark. I, too, cut a piece of hose and put it over...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Mart
Re: Parking brake

Not to be picky but I believe the correct term is pawl.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Mart
Oil level. Is your dipstick lying? Make sure you know what you've got.

I wanted to fill the Ol' 59 Flatty with oil for the first time, so what better opportunity to check the correlation between the dipstick marks and the actual quantity in the pan. Over the years parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By Mart
Re: Oil pressure mystery

Robr35 your oil pressure sounds just fine for a used flathead. Some would kill for ~10psi at idle when warmed up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By Mart
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,550
Posted By Mart
Re: '40 front fenders

When they hit their heads, you can say "That's why they call it a boom".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Mart
Re: Cosmoline is pretty tough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I recently used white spirits (mineral spirit) in a ultrasonic cleaner to get the cosmolene off the ww2 pistons I used in the Ol 59 Flatty. It worked really well. The heat helps a bunch.
I showed it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Mart
Re: Electric steering

There is a difference between using an electric power steering pump on an otherwise conventional power steering system and a self contained electric power steering module. The problem, which may or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By Mart
32 Sedan Project Pt. 30. Let's shove the Ol' 59 Flatty in! +41PU Charging!

Hello welcome to this week's scintillating update from Mart's Garage.
I fit the trans and water pumps to the Ol'59 Flatty. This is the final piece in the jigsaw allowing me to get the motor in. So...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By Mart
Re: Oil pressure mystery

I had the same on my 41 pickup truck with a 59A. There was a mismatch between the dipstick, the tube and the pan. I filled with 4 litres and remarked the stick. I probably only had 2 litres in there...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,857
Posted By Mart
Re: My first dumb question

Nothing dumb about this reply.

Foot throttle, hand throttle and choke. 3 levers. What's dumb about that?

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-05-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Mart
Re: 1940 Brake Drums

Yeah, I was repeating something mentioned earlier. hence emphasising then MAY. MAY also both be original fitment, though. They're all interchangeable.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Mart
Re: 1940 Brake Drums

Both 40/41, the smoother one MAY be aftermarket replacement.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Mart
Re: Tech tip 1940-48 transmission shifter arm repair

Nice job, Michael. I wondered about the drilling, now you've explained it, it all makes sense.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mart
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Top quality service there from Charlie NY. ^^^^^
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Mart
Re: Drivetrain Advice Needed

Personally with 3.78s I'd go with the 16/28 gearset.
The 15/29s can be dismissed as a heavy car/commercial application.
Can't comment on the Lincolns, never any first hand experience on those.
For...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Mart
Re: Electric steering

I know of one example of electric assistance being applied to a Model A. It works well. Off topic but one of our dailys, a Fiat 500 has electric power steering.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,096
Posted By Mart
Re: Hard to start when hot

I just went through two carbs and paid particular attention to the seating of the power valve, the mating of the body and throttle plate and the needle valve and seat and float.
I test ran them on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By Mart
Re: bore

Standard bore should be 3.1875. Based on this you can calculate any oversize.

Not being snarky but .040 over should be 3.2275. C'mon Kiwi, get with the programme!

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mart
Re: Amazing new stud extractor

The one being discussed here, is a chuck type. It's like a self tightening chuck that only works in the undoing direction.

The roller type is a different type. I have a roller one here that is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Mart
Re: front wishbone and axle

32-36 are the same, 37 up are wider.
It took me 10 seconds to do a google search.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/attachments/axle-chart-jpg.4204580/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Mart
Re: front wishbone and axle

34 has spring above.
35 on has spring in front.
35/36 wishbones flare out in front of the axle.
37-40 are straight in front of the axle.

There's a start for you.

It's a lot harder for us to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mart
Re: Amazing new stud extractor

Easy out? Easy, out? Wash yer mouth out! The last thing you want in a broked stud is an easy out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,974
Posted By Mart
Re: Engine removal '38 deluxe

I honestly don't know. Bear in mind the spring is a blow off valve if the pressure gets too high. In reality the pressure is determined by the clearances in the bearings It would be unusual for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Mart
Re: Back to the barn with a '38

Congrats. That will make a great driving car. I like that it has some mild hop ups. Is it still on mech brakes or has it been converted to hydraulics?
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