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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:20 AM
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Mart's update: 2021 No4. 32 Sedan Project Pt. 27. Taking care of the small stuff!

Hello. Welcome to Mart's Garage.
This week's video will feature the 32 Sedan. As I write this, this collection of jobs brings the chassis completely up to date. I take care of all those little jobs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Mart
Re: 32 spindle bolts

Pre 37 you have to realise the weight of the car hangs on the kingpins.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By Mart
Re: How To Remove Cosmoline

For the pistons I did recently I used white spirit (mineral spirit) in an ultrasonic cleaner. It worked really well. I think the heat helped a lot. If using cold then a different solvent may be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Mart
Re: transmission case lube

That's interesting. I'll look out for that. I have a trans freshen up coming up and will bear this in mind.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
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Re: Mart's update: 2021 No3. Ol' 59 Flatty Project Pt.20. Con Rods. How can it be so

Thanks for checking in, Ron. The big mistake I made was the reamer. I have used one before and it worked well. I realised late on that I did have two reamers and the other one works better. If I ever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Mart
Mart's update: 2021 No3. Ol' 59 Flatty Project Pt.20. Con Rods. How can it be so hard

Hello. Welcome to Mart's Garage.
This week I am going to continue with a simpler format. I have 2 projects going on, the 32 sedan and the Ol' 59 flatty. I intend to feature one or the other in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mart
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

The leftmost mark like a little 7 is probably one tip of the beginning star.
The fact that stars are present would indicate that the numbers were applied by the factory or an authorised facility....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By Mart
Re: German H-block?

I had a German flatty in my 40 coupe. That motor dated from the mid 50s. It was a nice smooth running motor. It had the rear mounted distributor but I took the cover off the front and ran a crab on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Mart
Re: ..and now I feel guilty!

The electric switch is the ignition switch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Mart
Re: 39 banjo rear hub pitting?????

I did the job on my lathe. It would not quite swing so I heated and bent the spring hanger and heated and bent it back again afterwards. One way around the lathe size conundrum.
I took a video at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Mart
Re: Maxxis tires

The taxi tyres are 175r16 not 175-75R16 so will be taller than your tyres, Brian.
If no aspect number is quoted they should be an 82 profile.
The 175R16 (175-82R16) should be 27.4" diameter.
A...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Mart
Mart's update: 2021 No2. 32 Sedan Project Pt. 26. New wheels and Tyres!

Hello. Welcome to Mart's Garage.
This week I am going to use a simpler format. I have 2 projects going on, the 32 sedan and the Ol' 59 flatty. I intend to feature one or the other in the updates,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Posted By Mart
Re: Anyone know this guy

Again, gmail is the go to account for ease of use. In fact it was recommended to me when my previous provider ceased supporting emails. It's easy to use and instantaneous. So don't always assume a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,433
Posted By Mart
Re: Best paint for painting over rust

I wouldn't put any paint on a rusty surface. I would brush off any loose flakes and clean it up without going mad at it. I would then apply some Waxoyl (UK product) to protect it from further...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Mart
Re: aluminum housed oil pump

The aluminium one looks just like the iron one I took out of the 59 series flatty. The 59 type pickup housing would bolt straight on. It wouldn't need any mods for use on a 59 series (or older)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Mart
Re: I'd never have dreamt this would be possible.

I just went and had an initial scrape about in the bottom of the oil pan. It has some interesting sludgy deposits but luckily and hopefully there doesn't appear to be any corrosion That'll be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Mart
Re: I'd never have dreamt this would be possible.

59 series post ww2 flatty. It might be significant that the motor was stored upside down or on it's side. The oil pan is next on the list for a close inspection. There is no sign of similar erosion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By Mart
I'd never have dreamt this would be possible.

I started cleaning the oil pump for the Old 59 Flatty and i couldn't believe what I found.

I would have thought the oil pump would have been the last thing to have rotted out.

Mart.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,649
Posted By Mart
Re: Did I finally find a GEM?

It's a lovely car. I think you did find a gem.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mart
Re: 21 Stud 37mod

Just a hunch, but the three changes listed do not alter compatibility with any other parts, so there is no need to make the distinction.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By Mart
Re: Whirring noise .. from I donít know where

Start off with a sanity check. Does it make the same noise when the belt is removed? At least that would prove the noise is belt related (or not). Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Mart
Re: torque tube clam shell nut clearance problem

You need a 5/8 AF nut and a thin wall socket. On my project 32 I've taken some long 5/8 nuts and turned the ends down so they fit ok and there is more room for the socket. If you have a lathe you can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Mart
Re: Mart's Project Update 21/01. 32 Sedan Pt. 25. 59 Flatty Pt. 19.

Thanks for the interest, fellas.
I think the military spec'd the over sizes at +.015, +.030, +.045 and probably +.060.
I've seen the first three sizes on the French motors. I also have some ex...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Mart
Mart's Project Update 21/01. 32 Sedan Pt. 25. 59 Flatty Pt. 19.

Hello Welcome to Marts Garage. This is Project update No. 1 for 2021.
I unbox, clean and prepare a set of NOS ex military pistons for the Ol' 59 Fatty. Nice new parts. What's not to like?
On the 32...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,824
Posted By Mart
Re: Misery loves company

If I'm starting a project and know I have parts stashed all over for it, if I am looking for something and see one of the other parts I'll grab that too and put it in a "current" box. that is out in...
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