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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Karl
Re: 1934 engine detailing questions

Yep meant to be driven

Unfortunately as I drive mine places like LB go to the wall -I was just considering buying an interior kit to put away for "the day" when they went under .-Maybe the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Karl
Re: 1934 engine detailing questions

One of my friends restored a 1931 Model A Victoria . When he did the engine restoration he was insistent that components were painted separately prior to assembly and fasteners and gasket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Karl
Re: 34 Fuel Tank Baffles?

Terry you are so right -I POR15 sealed my 34 and currently have the tank cut open trying to remove the (small) proportion of sealer that actually stuck to the inside of the tank.

I had no end...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By Karl
Re: Early Ford V8 Flea Market

Hershey is on my bucket list- I will get there one day ! Unfortunately not anytime soon . -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By Karl
Re: Early Ford V8 Flea Market

We ran one in October -It was great and we had a good turn out but I couldn't find one single decent 34 V8 part that I needed -Was possible because as we are a small and isolated island...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,010
Posted By Karl
Re: shipping frustration

Try shipping to New Zealand! My frustration is that ebay seems to be pushing a shipping service through Erlanger in Kentucky. They can take 2 weeks to process the parcel before it starts on its...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Karl
Re: vacuum wipers

All good suggestions here which may work . My experience is that if these measures don't work the most likely thing is that the diecast housing is warped and hence you will never get a good seal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By Karl
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

Agreed the advantage (and probably the only advantage) of hydraulics are they are self equalizing. They are probably easier to set up as well . However well adjusted and set up mechanical brakes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Karl
Re: steeringbox parts for RH Drive 1934

Yes he makes a stock looking box that contains updated internals which in my experience transforms the steering -In both Left and Right hand versions -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Karl
Re: Off topic

As a student holiday job I worked at automotive battery plant which supplied an assembly plant.(for Graemes benefit in Petone )

They had one new car sent back with the most awful smell....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Karl
Santa Science Spoiler-Off Topic

Found this on line -

With research help from renowned scientific journals - I am pleased to present the quintessential scientific inquiry into Santa Claus...

No known species of reindeer can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Karl
Re: 6 volt LED headlights

The issues as i understand it with LEDS is they don't sit at the focal point of the reflector so you don't get focused light. You get lots of light but its not directed were you need it most ie on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,620
Posted By Karl
Re: where is this all going

Yes it is nice to have car events, live sports events with crowds and a country thats sort of at normality. However as a country we paid quite a large price to get here. As a country we suspended...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By Karl
Re: Trico vacuum wiper parts

For future reference most of the Parts houses offer the kit
Most of the parts are interchangeable. The problem I have found is most of the ones I try and rebuild have a warped body casing so I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,076
Posted By Karl
Re: What flathead would you most likely encounter in space?

And if you can't get you head around that -there is a theory that we have not one infinite universe but multi universes (actually an infinite number of them ). The theory states universes are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,076
Posted By Karl
Re: What flathead would you most likely encounter in space?

Well actually - Since the universe is infinite the chance of identical flatheads to ours ( not to mention an identical world including us) somewhere in a galaxy far far away is statistically ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By Karl
Re: Pearl Harbor

Mum and Dad were 2 and 1 years old respectively! - I am horrified when I ask the young kids at work what happened in history today as I did on Dec 7th and they have no idea -When you tell them it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Karl
Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Agree -Sherman I believe -The Germans called them ""Ronsons"after the cigarette lighter as apparently they had a habit of going up in flames in battle . The Germans problem was that Detroit ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Karl
Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Agree - the ability for these times to be different and for us to have the freedoms we value so greatly was earnt by that greatest generation
I salute them all!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By Karl
Re: New Member with seasons greetings and a question

Walter You could try Restoration Supply Company in California,
They tend to deal more in Veteran stuff but many of those cars had running boards covered in Battleship Lineolum -all the best -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,346
Posted By Karl
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

Tony my heartfelt sympathies goes out to you and your family.
I lost my Dad 4 years ago and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him- It does become more bearable with time but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Karl
Re: Starter Switch Questions 34 Ford

My father once told me anything made by man can be repaired or made again-and he's right it's just what it costs to do it that is the kicker. Fortunately NOS starter switches seem to be one of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,880
Posted By Karl
Re: NEW products available thread

Michael -Get a small twist drill and rotating it between your fingers bore a hole through the base of your thumb nail above the darkest area . Stop when you get blood . It will allow the blood and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Karl
Re: ford aluminum heads

The originals would have been aluminum
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,240
Posted By Karl
Re: Juice brakes

Hydraulics are better than mechanical brakes because they are self equalizing. A Toyota engine is better than a model A engine. An automatic transmission is better than a model A transmission . But...
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