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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By vincent
What gaskets for french Flatty?

I need gaskets for the complete engine but I have a french Flathead, 82mm bore and would like to fit Edelbrock aluminum heads. I am not sure which gasket set I should order that will fit the french...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By vincent
Re: T5 Transmission identifying

Thank you
I was too late with editing, I found the missing parts already. Thank you very much for your help!
Will have to update my profile but usually it is too much hassle or difficult to get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By vincent
T5 Transmission identifying

Hello
I have a T5 tranny with the following tag: 1352 - 245
Am I right that it comes from a GM 1994 Camaro/Firebird V6 WC?

cheers, Harty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,382
Posted By vincent
Re: Question on Cam Gear Marks - UPDATE

You might try to put air pressure into #1 to find out the actual cam timing. Fit a degree disc to the crank. As soon as a valve opens you will hear a hissing sound in the carb or exhaust. That...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By vincent
Re: Fall 2020

A very fine example - I like the two tone paint very much. Is anyone here willing to photoshop the pics to change the brown to black and the golden sides to battleship grey? Thats what I have in mind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By vincent
Re: Head skimming: Any tips?

Put your head with the chambers down on the mills table and underlay the banana with shims as best as you can before tightening down thus holding the warped head in its true warped stage on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,632
Posted By vincent
Re: Cleaning an early aluminum intake

You could also blast the parts with glass pearls - this will give it some shine. Or get the parts tumbled, depending on the used stones you could decide what finish you get. Or do as I do and brush...
Forum: Early V8 09-02-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By vincent
wanted: oil pan for 59ba and clutch bell housing or similar

I need an oilpan for a french flathead that should be mounted in my 34 Tudor. Also clutch bell housing wanted to fit a later gearbox to this frenchy. I was told later transmissions have separate bell...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By vincent
Re: Need your advice for new engine

Will check rear end when I can repair the gearbox, mainshaft lost some teeth. Meanwhile I bought a french flathead, completely overhauled, still in the french army box. Does anyone know the ratios of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By vincent
Re: Need your advice for new engine

Just found one for you - let me know. Mostly Norton and Vincent twins with the occasional Triumph and BSA in between.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By vincent
Tranny broken, what parts will fit a 34?

The transmission of the 34 developed an unusual noise on the last run so I lifted the shifter plate. Found 2 partly chipped teeth. So now I need a gear cluster, preferably from the later years. My...
Forum: Early V8 08-11-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By vincent
Transmission or gears for 34 sedan wanted

opened my transmission after getting unusual noise and found 2 chipped teeth. Advice was to fit a later set of gears to get a better box. So I am looking for:
complete set of gears/shafts etc to put...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By vincent
Re: Need your advice for new engine

Now this is good advice - really appreciate it! Thank you very much.
cheers, Harty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By vincent
Re: Need your advice for new engine

The engine does rev well beyond of what is good for it, it is well over 4000 revs at 60 mph.(no fan so I can hear the engine very well) Tubman describes exactly what I feel/hear: no more power but a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By vincent
Need your advice for new engine

Hello folks
I bought a 34 Sedan recently with still the original engine/gearbox/differential. With somer help from you I got the thing to run as good as it can and reached a genuine 100km/h on a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,753
Posted By vincent
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Stromberg 97 is fitted and adjusted, it is a very high quality product. Works well, the carb responds exactly to my right foot. However, I think I lost a few horses at the upper end, the engine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By vincent
Re: front axle for 1934 Ford

No, hydraulic system front and rear.
cheers, Harty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By vincent
front axle for 1934 Ford

Hello
I am wondering if there ever was somebody offering 2" dropped front axles? I know of the common 4" drop for the hot rod scene. Was an axle available that is not as radically dropped? I might...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,753
Posted By vincent
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

BTW, have fitted the bigger tires on wider rims to the rear. 7.00 x 16" is almost 3" bigger in diameter to the 6.00 x 16". This gave a little more speed with less revs and makes cruising much nicer....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,753
Posted By vincent
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Got in touch with Clive and he told me to run the regular 97 with std Ford setting/jetting. So now I ordered from him and hope that the new carb will help a bit in the driveability of the dinosaur...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,753
Posted By vincent
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Thank you very much. I thought about contacting Uncle Max but I donīt want to spend his time and ordering elsewhere then as it takes so long from USA to here. Have ordered an aircleaner in USA and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,753
Posted By vincent
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

After my last run yesterday I decided to buy a new carb, preferably a Stromberg Big 97. As there are several types to be had, I would like to find out, which type is the correct one for my 3,6 ltr....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,753
Posted By vincent
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

I find "Industria Argentina" on various parts of the car. Maybe those cars were fitted with a different ratio axle for the "roads" in Argentine in those days. My HRD Rapide bike came from Argentine...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,753
Posted By vincent
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

My car originated in Argentina and has probably had a hard time the first half century. The steering gear needs some love as there is play which is not adjustable. I made new spring shackles and pins...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,753
Posted By vincent
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Have the original Holley with the Ford sign on the engine. It is opening completely when pedal is pushed to the floor.
The powervalve might be leaking as I hear the electric pump do a couple...
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