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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By aussie merc
Re: No Thermostats

anti freeze mix will depend on the brand type and your location follow the directions on the pack theres just to many out there to say do this or that . thermostats well that question goes around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By aussie merc
Re: 97 carb hesitation

excuse me Einstein [scicla] i did say its 2 cents worth so what's the million dollar answer
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Stromberg Big 97 on a stock manifold?

yes they work fine without any mods to manifold but to get the best out of them you will need to massage the intake passages Stromberg actually post the directions for this on their web site
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By aussie merc
Re: 97 carb hesitation

just my 2 cents fuel pressure is critical as these carbs where originally designed for gravity flow [so 0 psi] next is fuel level again critical to overall performance as this effects all operations...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By aussie merc
Re: What are these early hydraulic brakes?

six bolts to the axle indicates high braking load and no park brake lever indicates truck with tailshaft/transmission brake
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,528
Posted By aussie merc
Re: nasty odor

if that smell is similar to a bad curry its coolant [boy its off ]
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,054
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Disc Brakes V Bendix Brakes-Which performs best??

not denying that discs have taken over for several reasons cost being one reliability being another since they self adjust but again if they aint maintained as needed they aint worth s##t so our...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,054
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Disc Brakes V Bendix Brakes-Which performs best??

softer material maybe not however booster and slightly harder material possibly the booster will reduce the pedal effort for the same brake pressure so in theory you should be able to generate higher...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,054
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Disc Brakes V Bendix Brakes-Which performs best??

ps me again! check with your local authorities changing brake systems can require you to totally reengineer the vehicle and cause dramas with getting the vehicle registered for road use here in Aus...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,054
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Disc Brakes V Bendix Brakes-Which performs best??

which ever way you go you will need to do a total system change front and rear as brakes are a balanced system [front and rear] you need to do the sums which often have hidden costs such as new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Flat spot that just won't go away

11 inches of vac is a major indicator you say its been there for ever sounds like someone stuffed up on the build personally i would remove the timing cover and the heads then check cam timing and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By aussie merc
Re: 39/41 rear wheel spats

Muskegon Fan Thanks heaps looks like im only missing the thumb screws in photo 1 shouldnt be to hard to remake THANKS AGAIN
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By aussie merc
Re: 39/41 rear wheel spats

hey 42merc spats/ skirts same thing depends where you are otherwise known as rear wheel covers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By aussie merc
39/41 rear wheel spats

wondering if anyone has photos or set of instructions to fit these made by Fairlane company Fiberglass reproductions from St Johns Mich with the name of
Kieth g Ashley Need to check...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,750
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Running cooler - does this make sense?

as i say henry was the quintessential tight wad if it wasn't needed you didn't get it yet he fitted thermostats and if you take a look at one its little more than a washer with a valve that's temp...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By aussie merc
Re: 39 Shifter Question

not sure what your after but any transmission parts defiantly talk to Van Pelts
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,750
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Running cooler - does this make sense?

here we go again the base of this is thermal transfer ie heat travel's hot to cold and the problems begin as different materials move heat at different rates water is used as it does this fairly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By aussie merc
Re: wheel balance

yup spin balancer's do work and work well if you can find one and the operator knows what the are doing but if you remove the wheel it must go back in the same spot so you cant rotate and keep the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,760
Posted By aussie merc
Re: wheel balance

I was the perpetual sceptic about balance beads used them as a last resort now wont do it any other way THEY WORK and they balance the whole rotating assembly [wheel /hub/drum] whats more if you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,860
Posted By aussie merc
Re: At wits' end

i think this needs to be pulled apart but i wouldnt be surprised to find the valve stem seals damaged you know them little cows on the outside of the guides ..when they leak they leak bigtime and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,427
Posted By aussie merc
Re: mice prevention?

simple dont give them a reason to be there [no food no point] and back it up with one of those plug in repelers if youve got mains power in your shed and bait stations out side protected from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Mallory YL springs

well then its time to get creative and make a set out of steel [use the weights as templets] done it before but it takes time lots of time
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Mallory YL springs

someone somewhere will have the remains of a set but good luck finding them summit raceing do a set that will fit yl/ym dissys but dont know if they will be right for you otherwise it back to old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Mallory YL springs

been chasing them for 5 years MSD dumped all stock when they took over
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Total resistance for ignition coil 12 volt system

again talk to the supplier the manufacturer will tell you if and what rating resistor you need just don't slap a resistor in regardless as that causes more problems than it cures also ask what...
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