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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By JR48
34 Petrol Pump issue resolved

A few weeks back I posted about my close shave with gas pumping out of my carburettor and the subsequent fire risk. As per suggestions I had the petrol pump pressure tested, it was a whopping 6 psi!...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By JR48
Re: Stromberg 97 Issue

Thanks guys, I've taken note of all your suggestions and will post any results. I have a filter between tank and carb sitting inside the chassis at the back. The engine is reconditioned and has only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By JR48
Re: Stromberg 97 Issue

Hello Brian, How would I determine the pressure that the fuel pump is producing?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By JR48
Stromberg 97 Issue

This afternoon Flathead Ted came over to check out the Cabriolet, now nearing completion. I fired it up and suddenly it's running rough and gas starts streaming out over the garage floor! Quickly I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By JR48
Re: A phone number for Westcotts Auto in Oregon

Thanks Guys, much appreciated information.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By JR48
A phone number for Westcotts Auto in Oregon

I'm a New Zealand member of the Ford Barn and would like to get hold of someone at Westcotts Auto in Oregon by phone. Does anyone have a regular phone number for them, as opposed to an 800 number, as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By JR48
34 Cabriolet window installation

Any tips on how to install the windows in a 34 Cabriolet? I've had a couple of tries and no go. They are heavy and awkward and don't want to sit in the track. What am I doing wrong? I have replaced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By JR48
Re: re 34 Cabriolet Sun Visors

Thanks for that reply. It solves a conundrum.
Keep well, here in NZ we are in 4 weeks shut down, each family in total isolation, only essential travel allowed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By JR48
re 34 Cabriolet Sun Visors

I was under the impression that 34 Cabriolets did not come out with sun visors. However, I came across a reference to them actually coming out with them fitted in 'Early Ford V8s As Henry Built them"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By JR48
Side Anti Rattle bumper on a 34 Rumble lid

I understand that at the top of the channel that the rumble lid sits in there is a an anti side rattle bumper. Does anyone have a pic of this. None of the early part suppliers seem to have it...
Forum: Early V8 05-30-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By JR48
1934 Cabriolet Rear Window Frame

I need a 'correct' 34 Roadster/Cabriolet rear window frame. This is the 'letter slot' model that measures approx. 5 inches by 24 inches. I'm happy to pay the 'correct' price! This needed to complete...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By JR48
1934 Cabriolet Rear Window

I'm searching for a correct rear window frame unit for my 34 Cabriolet. Macs have a couple of larger, squarer ones but I'm looking for the correct 'letter-slot' that measures approx. 5 x 24 inches....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By JR48
Re: Flathead Ted Brakes

Ted's brake floaters are an essential update on early Ford rod actuated brakes. There is a great Youtube clip of a 34 sedan stopping in a cloud of burning tire smoke! They are a simple yet effective...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By JR48
16" Firestone Rims, adjustable spokes

Can anybody elucidate why these spokes are adjustable? Can regular tires fit on them? Do they require the extra rim?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,268
Posted By JR48
Re: 1933 coolant "water"

As someone who is about to install and first fill a reconditioned radiator in my 34 cabriolet am I to assume from the very informative article about the various different waters that my best bet is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By JR48
re Adjusting 34 Cabriolet Doors

A while back I took a scan of a page from a Ford Bulletin that I found on-line of a page of detailed instructions on the adjustment of 34 Cabriolet doors. Unfortunately and stupidly the scan I made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By JR48
Installing radiator, grille and bonnet on a 1934 car

I'm just beginning to think about putting the radiator, grille and bonnet back onto my 34 cabriolet and am trying to find some recent posts that describe the correct order and subtleties of this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By JR48
Re: Adapting a LHD Columbia valve control to RHD

Thanks for your help Brian. I'm looking into casting a new body for the valve! I can make a wax blank to the shape I require with the correct mounts, get it cast and then machined. Should not be too...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By JR48
Re: Adapting a LHD Columbia valve control to RHD

Hello Brian, Where are you in NZ? I'm tearing my hair out trying to mount the LHD unit so I'm very interested in your solution. My email is jross@xtra.co.nz. I look forwad tom hearing from you....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,997
Posted By JR48
Re: LeBarron Bonney

About 18 months ago, maybe a little more, I ordered a complete upholstery kit and soft top for my 34 Cabriolet. As I live in New Zealand the shipment was first sent to LA where it was consolidated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By JR48
Adapting a LHD Columbia valve control to RHD

I'm putting a Columbia 2-Speed under my 34 Cabriolet, and I have purchased all the parts from John Connolly. However, the control valve that sits in front of the clutch pedal is specifically LHD and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By JR48
34 Cabriolet window questions

I am up to assembling the window units in my 34 Cabriolet restoration and am seeking some guidance. I have all 4 interior guide rails, although the edge felts are very worn and I have 1 original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By JR48
34 Ignition Key problem solved

After restoring the steering column of my 34 Cabriolet, all nicely painted with one of Flathead Ted's new 'original look' steering boxes on the end, I could not find my ignition key! Disaster, no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By JR48
Re: 1934 Cabriolet sun visor?

Thanks for that David, they are easy enough to fill.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By JR48
1934 Cabriolet sun visor?

I have a question about whether the 1934 Cabriolet had a sun visor or not, and if did was the material the same as for the sedan? I seem to have too many holes in the garnish molding that goes along...
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