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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,267
Posted By Karl
Re: Covid

Ian Vaccine rollout is slow -We don't have the disease burden that other countries have to drive it faster . As a health worker I get my first shot tomorrow.-Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,951
Posted By Karl
Re: crash

I hope she is ok but they don't handle the shock of it very well . A couple of years ago I was at a vintage car show and an elderly couple were rear ended as they sat waiting to turn into the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,951
Posted By Karl
Re: crash

I think AMI got hit really badly in the Christchurch quake and they have downsized to survive. My insurance is all with Vero through the Vintage car club - really cheap premiums and by report ( i...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,951
Posted By Karl
Re: crash

Sorry Brian - I know how much the car means to you !
Hopefully you are all ok . I always worry about an accident in our cars with no seatbelts crumble zones etc .My father used to say then any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,594
Posted By Karl
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

Mine is stock and I on a long trip of which I do plenty I will cruise at 55 mph for hours on end It would go faster and ocassionally on a downhill will go over 60mph . Of course as in any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By Karl
Re: Two rare 33-34 accessories?

Yep - I was looking for a RHD Standard Fordor early 1934 Dash with the dash panel insert -Got to be one of the hardest things to find in the world right? Within in a week of looking one came up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Karl
Re: shark fin jacks

Lin Stacey is the go to man for Ford V8 tools he sold me a complete set for my 34 including the jack
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,063
Posted By Karl
Re: Still sober

Well done Craig -My brother has the same 20 years as you so I always note your posts each year. Having seen what my brother went through I tip my hat to you both and all -I really wonder if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Karl
Re: 34 dog bone hardware question

Thanks Good to know last time I tried to order them from Roy they were out of stock -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,480
Posted By Karl
Re: Condenser Problem?

Yep Lawrie The other think I always do is remove the generator/fan
Takes minimal time and makes the whole job much easier - - I once watched a friend struggling to remove his distributor ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Karl
Re: 1934 engine detailing questions

Yep meant to be driven

Unfortunately as I drive mine places like LB go to the wall -I was just considering buying an interior kit to put away for "the day" when they went under .-Maybe the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Karl
Re: 1934 engine detailing questions

One of my friends restored a 1931 Model A Victoria . When he did the engine restoration he was insistent that components were painted separately prior to assembly and fasteners and gasket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Karl
Re: 34 Fuel Tank Baffles?

Terry you are so right -I POR15 sealed my 34 and currently have the tank cut open trying to remove the (small) proportion of sealer that actually stuck to the inside of the tank.

I had no end...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By Karl
Re: Early Ford V8 Flea Market

Hershey is on my bucket list- I will get there one day ! Unfortunately not anytime soon . -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By Karl
Re: Early Ford V8 Flea Market

We ran one in October -It was great and we had a good turn out but I couldn't find one single decent 34 V8 part that I needed -Was possible because as we are a small and isolated island...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,628
Posted By Karl
Re: shipping frustration

Try shipping to New Zealand! My frustration is that ebay seems to be pushing a shipping service through Erlanger in Kentucky. They can take 2 weeks to process the parcel before it starts on its...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Karl
Re: vacuum wipers

All good suggestions here which may work . My experience is that if these measures don't work the most likely thing is that the diecast housing is warped and hence you will never get a good seal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,960
Posted By Karl
Re: What are the advantages of upgrading to Hydraulic Braks

Agreed the advantage (and probably the only advantage) of hydraulics are they are self equalizing. They are probably easier to set up as well . However well adjusted and set up mechanical brakes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By Karl
Re: steeringbox parts for RH Drive 1934

Yes he makes a stock looking box that contains updated internals which in my experience transforms the steering -In both Left and Right hand versions -Karl
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By Karl
Re: Off topic

As a student holiday job I worked at automotive battery plant which supplied an assembly plant.(for Graemes benefit in Petone )

They had one new car sent back with the most awful smell....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Karl
Santa Science Spoiler-Off Topic

Found this on line -

With research help from renowned scientific journals - I am pleased to present the quintessential scientific inquiry into Santa Claus...

No known species of reindeer can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-28-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Karl
Re: 6 volt LED headlights

The issues as i understand it with LEDS is they don't sit at the focal point of the reflector so you don't get focused light. You get lots of light but its not directed were you need it most ie on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,818
Posted By Karl
Re: where is this all going

Yes it is nice to have car events, live sports events with crowds and a country thats sort of at normality. However as a country we paid quite a large price to get here. As a country we suspended...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By Karl
Re: Trico vacuum wiper parts

For future reference most of the Parts houses offer the kit
Most of the parts are interchangeable. The problem I have found is most of the ones I try and rebuild have a warped body casing so I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
Posted By Karl
Re: What flathead would you most likely encounter in space?

And if you can't get you head around that -there is a theory that we have not one infinite universe but multi universes (actually an infinite number of them ). The theory states universes are...
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