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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,376
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 4 post lifts

We are still lucky here in Australia ,we can still get Aus made hoists, we fitted a Molnar one to my sons shed ,4 posters NOT cheap but will be there for the duration.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Lawrie
Re: C69A block

JWL, I spent a fair bit of time making up a sheet for each cyl, and then went to work with the sonic tester, this showed a problem on that side of a mostly .280 wall thickness but a small area with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Lawrie
C69A block

Bad luck on the C69A block I'm doing for a spare,
I had sonic tested all wall thicknesses and they looked great, bored three bores good, started cyl 7 and got it nearly to size and it had three or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Walt Duponts dragster for sale ?

I talked to Rocky a while back, she said he wasn't well.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Walt Duponts dragster for sale ?

Are you saying Walt has passed?
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Iron Trap Gagage

I saw a hotrod like that in a garage in NZ with Arden heads just a few years back.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 39 trans

If you build them right, there work very nice, I have a 260 ci in our 33, transmission has a 48 guts in it, it has about 75000KLMs on it, towing a caravan, .every time I drive it I think how nice it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Walt Duponts dragster for sale ?

I have a pic of Walt in the dragster next to my computer, we talked a lot when we were building ours.
He was a great help and a nice friend.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Rear shocks on a 1936 fordor

There should be stronger desistance in one direction, and they are adjustable.and temp compensated, quite a good setup considering when they were made.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Rear shocks on a 1936 fordor

You can fix them your self if you have access to a lathe, I have just done 6 shocks from the rear of a 33 and a set from the front.
I replaced the seals with modern O rings and turned the shaft down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,756
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

Tony , my thoughts are with you at this very hard time, mine went in 84, way too young.
But its great to have learnt so much from them,
take solace that you have good memories, and many friends...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 33 in the hills

Looks like this , from a couple years back looking for an old gold mine,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 33 in the hills

Lawson, all is great here're missed all the virus stuff,
Will post some picks of the B24 we were going to look athttps://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/qld89.htm
We will be back up there in a month or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 33 in the hills

Also, way up in the top of the ranges we came across some rust as wife Carol calls it, looks like an old mudguard(fender) from a truck or something.

Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By Lawrie
33 in the hills

Wife and I went away for a weekend in the 33 and our caravan, just a short trip about 60 miles down the valley, for a relaxing few days.
While there' we took a drive up into the hills in the 33 on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By Lawrie
Re: question and maybe a picture

On a similar note, what if you put an 8ba into an early car, where do the engine stay rods go,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By Lawrie
Re: head stud removal

This sure has put up some different ideas in getting the studs out, for me this is always the worst job on prepping a block.
Good to see the other ways of doing it.
thanks Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By Lawrie
Re: head stud removal

Tony.
I will bow to your years of experience.
And on a bad block will try it out.
I am paranoid about buggering up the blocks as they Are the thing to save.
I used to drill and muck around and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By Lawrie
Re: head stud removal

I do all the drilling after the pilot drill with left handed snap on drills.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By Lawrie
Re: head stud removal

Got the last one out this morning,I drilled it with a pilot drilll out the the root die of the thread, then picked out the remainder of the stud ,came out great but took as long as getting the bother...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 35 condenser

You can use a condenser like that one when using a rewound original coil, I use them on my fords.
What you do is put a 3/16 did screw in through the hole where the original condenser was , use a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By Lawrie
head stud removal

I had a good day today , got 47 of the head studs out of a C69A block, only one snapped off flush.
What I did was to cut them all off about 1/2 inch above the block with a 4in cutoff wheel on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Lawrie
Re: remembrance day

I too have photos of my grandfather who was in the first lot to land at Gallipoli ,35 days there and wounded, also fought in Pashendale .
The pics show him and mates on leave in London,with a note...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By Lawrie
remembrance day

A special day today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucIKv1SVvXo
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,451
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Fond these in an attic

I still use the floaters ,even in my276 eng with 2.139 journals, they are great bearings and long lasting.
Lawrie
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