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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2012, 01:41 AM
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Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thanks for that columbiA. I think general consensus is that the pull cable starter is correct for this Right hand drive 4 cylinder car.

This car has been converted to 12 Volts. That's why it has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Ok Charlie... if that's what you guys say then that't the rout I'll take. As long as i can get very very good original wheels, I'll be happy... Since you guy say its a rare and desirable car, I'm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thank you every one for your input !! much appreciated !!

Ok so the starter cable may have been on the gauge panel part of the dash you reckon ? next to the amp meter... ok I will look for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Oh dear !! This means someone actually went to the trouble of sourcing later 16" Ford wheels and installing them on my 33 !! So they could have. Hanged anything else too.

Does anyone make new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thanks guys !!

The starter switch set up on my engine at the moment is exactly like Charlie's first photo.

So do we assume that it is the correct set up for my 33 RHD Model B ?? If yes, next...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Deuce lover... thanks for your input !

I am very interested to work out this mystery now... the mystery of the method of operating the starter on a RHD car.

All would be well in the case of a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

David thank you so much for the very informative post !! your efforts are much appreciated !!
I have been inquiring from the "old hands" as to the history of this particular vehicle. As Sri Lanka is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thanks for the photo Ted.

There again, once you discount the drilled extra holes, there are only 2 original holes which are above and on either side of the ash tray in the center of the dash.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Noo Ted... Classics are VERY difficult to find here now and the few that are around, need total restoration are very very expensive to buy.. specially American classics.
We had a lot of British...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

This is a pic of a 33 dash just like mine (only mine is Right Hand Drive)
where on this dash would the start cable go ?
The 2 cables shown are stock... choke and throttle
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 03:10 PM
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Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Lived here all my life Ted ... other than for the few years I was studying overseas.

I also have a 46 Buick 4 door, 58 Buick 4 door riviera and 60 Pontiac 4 door hard top ... as well as some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thanks Ted... oh yeah quite lucky that this car survived to date.

Ok so if the pull start is correct... now we have to figure out where the start pull would have originally been located.

The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thanks for that Capn John. I had come across that before... It appears my car is a December 1933 car.

It does have the chrome trim around the instrument panel and curved hood louvers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Yes Ted... saw that pic.. Here is a pic showing my starter and cable. I was just wondering if my set up was correct for my car or someone had changed things... (lots of things have been changed on my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thanks for that FlatheadTed... my car has the 33/34 dash. According to what I have seen from the American cars (mine is most probably an American car) they should have just 2 pulls in the center...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Serial number is B5251035
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thats very helpful and interesting ! Thank you !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thanks for your input so far guys... much appreciated !!

That shopping list for books is most welcome !! was wondering what books to buy to better educate my self on this car and its parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thank you for that... so even a Right Hand Drive, 4 cylinder car would have been fitted with 17's ? I guess someone fitted 1935 Ford wheels on it ?!

This is not an Australian bodied car coz those...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Thanks for the compliments...

I have no idea what the country of manufacture is.

Until you asked the question, I assumed it was made in the USA.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,949
Posted By ceejay
33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

Hi All,

I just bought a 33 Phaeton over here in Sri Lanka.

It is the only known 33 Ford in the country and is Right hand Drive with the flathead 4 cylinder engine.

I have a few questions for...
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