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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Karl
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

I have an old Myford Super 7 with a screw cutting gearbox and also a Myford Rodney Milling attachment as well as taper cutting attachment and dividing head etc . Its old but has been used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Karl
Re: Oil in 8BA

I really don't believe it matters (as long as you aren't using sewing machine oil or something bordering on grease !) As said on here all oil is better than what was used in the day. Regards...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Karl
Re: packard 440 wire

Restoration Supply company
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By Karl
Re: Interior heat

They all run relatively (compared with other cars) hot and warm the car interior up . I did consider putting a heater in my car However with our temperate climate and the heat of the V8 up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,657
Posted By Karl
Re: Theft Prevention Ideas??

I agree the issue that worries me is the scumbag that steals the radiator cap, Badges or Hub caps as a display piece for their home under a stone somewhere or just vandalises the car for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Karl
Re: interior wood grain.

Try Searching on Grain-It woodgraining they have reproduced the original process
and it works well (with practice)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Karl
Re: interior woodgrain

I've done my own using the Grain- it kit
It takes practice but with time good results are obtainable
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,051
Posted By Karl
Re: I have to have this part!

Trade Me won't allow overseas bidders -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Karl
Re: combustion chamber design

Brian there is a whole book written by Vizard on modification of cylinder heads for performance. One of my friends has it and used it to modify his Austin 7 Head -With the power that engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Karl
Re: installing door glass 1934 3 W

Ron Don't use the setting tape it sets to quickly and doesn't allow adjustment
I used urethane which worked well
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,838
Posted By Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,248
Posted By Karl
Re: What cool accessories/add-ons are out there

Funny How we all sit with accessories. I have some on mine but only period correct authorised accesories. None then less one of my friends called my car a christmas tree with lots of decorations...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By Karl
Re: 1932 Wiring - Original??

I like Henry better than Edsel and Alice much better than Clara
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By Karl
Re: At wits' end

I agree -The only time Iuse the goop is if I'm bolting together wildly out of whack surfaces For example i used a bit of it when I reassembled my 1910 Hupmobile engine . After 111 years nothing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Karl
Re: 1933/34 oilchex gauge.

Graham I had one of my chex gauges rebuilt by a firm in Christchurch. worked fine wth a 9v battery but not when installed in the car -I know the sensor is good as was working fine previously with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Karl
Re: radio repair

I got Gary Tayman in Florida to repair my 1934 Ashtray radio and install an Aurora Chip in it so I can get AM/FM and Bluetooth . With Covid and the like it has sat in the garage uninstalled as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,539
Posted By Karl
Re: temperature gauge for 1933

Never found anyone else as I stopped looking -My one burped one day as I was driving along- I actually saw the bubble pass through the red liquid and now it reads perfectly acurately
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By Karl
Re: Don Everly Passed Away Yesterday

And Charlie Watts today
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By Karl
Re: Don Everly Passed Away Yesterday

Apparently they semi fell out and stopped touring for a number of years
Got back after many years had a quick practice in the venue carpark and were good to go for the concert -Amazing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,041
Posted By Karl
Re: Ecklers no more

The difference is the recommended vendors here love and understand old Fords. The rest are just in in for the money -they would be just as happy selling hotdogs if the money was right and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,892
Posted By Karl
Re: Looking for commiseration

When I've brought my Model A's (always running) I've always budgeted 15% of the purchase price to go through them and get things right. Often this is undoing previous "fixs" . However once...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By Karl
Re: ford in Germany during the war

Henry was crafty but the Russians got him -Having completely set up a Model A production plant at his own expense in Russia the Soviets just took it over and produced the GAZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By Karl
Re: 32 Fuel tank clean out

Vincent I took the top off my tank to clear out the peeling POR15 . When I braised the top back on a couple of drops of braise dropped into the tank .
With the baffles in the tank removing ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Karl
Re: Who Owns VIN 18-1618677?


The second owner of my car kept a journal for 45 years with the car. He recorded every drop of gas that went in it , mileage, repair costs , safety inspections and registration...
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