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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,416
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) Today, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
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) Today, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
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) Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
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) Today, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
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) Today, 05:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,638
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) Today, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
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) Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Mart
Re: 1940 Brake Drums

Both 40/41, the smoother one MAY be aftermarket replacement.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
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) Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By Mart
Re: carb leaking gas, what did I do wrong?

Top quality service there from Charlie NY. ^^^^^
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
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: 28
Views: 819
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: 3,052
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: 456
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: 1,060
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: 218
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: 218
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: 1,060
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: 1,859
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: 434
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?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Mart
Re: Which fuel fittings?

I prefer the two piece design. I have successfully removed the ferrule from a one piece and used with an ferrule from a one piece. Often there is enough slack in the length of a pipe that it can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Mart
Re: Brake Bleeding on 1940 Sedan

Better with cap on, even if only loosely. There can be a little jet of fluid from the recuperation port that can come over the top if not careful.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Mart
Re: Battery Comment - Not What You Think!

Learnt the hard way as a snotty nosed kid not to tap them in place with a hammer. The post went inside the battery.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,859
Posted By Mart
Re: Engine removal '38 deluxe

Very good work, there Will. Nice methodical and scientific approach.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mart
Re: Amazing new stud extractor

Kiwi, any chance you could video that process? I tried it and made a real mess. But I have no oxy cutting experience.
If you do film it on your phone hold it sideways. It makes a big difference to...
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