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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Mart
Marts Garage: Special washers, a car show and a new tool resto project!

In this weeks video I show my preferred method of Early Ford rear axle nut retention. I take a walk around a nice local car show, and finally I took a little trip to the scrap yard to retrieve a cool...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Mart
Re: Lost clip......

There might be one in a carb kit, if you might have one already.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Mart
Re: rear brake drum puller

I found an ebay listing for the grhovie puller and it directed to a YouTube video. All I can say is that the guys hub in the video was nowhere tight enough. In my experience if you don't fear for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By Mart
Re: Hard brake pedal

Glad it worked for you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Mart
What's that noise? Starter bendix fail. Let's find it and fix it! Mart's 32 Sedan.

I started to notice a light tinkling noise from the bellhousing area on my 32 Sedan. It seemed to be getting worse, so I decided to investigate. Watch along and see how it went.
Mart....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Mart
No brake lights! Lets fit a mechanical switch. Common hydraulic switch failure.

I realised I had a problem with the hydraulic brake light switch on the 32 Sedan. It isn't very old and I had seen them fail before. I needed a quick reliable fix so I decided to fit a heavy duty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 139,340
Posted By Mart
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

looking good, Chris. All pics showing here. You do nice work, as does your friend.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By Mart
Re: Brass exhaust manifold nuts

I've never seen a conventional flatty with studs.
Only the French motors. Which use brass nuts, by the way.

Did the early motors use studs where the exhaust attaches over the front port?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Mart
Re: Some fun machine projects

Oh yes, I have machines and love using them. I, too, would not call myself a machinist. It would be an insult to proper machinists.
Great job on that knob for the dash.
I've been doing a job...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mart
Re: National Drive Your V-8 Day, 6/18/22 !!

Here's my effort.
https://youtu.be/gaVCgjH5vMk
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mart
Re: National Drive Your V-8 Day, 6/18/22 !!

I'll be sure to give one of my V8s a run tomorrow to tick the international box.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mart
Re: 39 Tranny troubles

B&S, I think you are thinking of the UJ bolt. The conversation switched to the clamshell nuts.

FWIW I made some overlength nuts from some 5/8 hex stock. (actually wheel spacer parts) I also made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Mart
Re: Leaf spring spacers

Wind the u bolts up until the nuts align with the cotter pin holes. Measure the gap between the clamp bars and the lowest spring leaf. Make some spacers slightly thicker than that.
You have a non...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mart
Re: 39 Tranny troubles

Glad you found the issue. having the nut loose can cause damage in the transmission.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Mart
Re: Flathead Coolant

33/67 mix antifreeze/summer coolant and water. It doesn't get too cold here. I just use tap water but the water here is nice "soft" water from Wales. Nothing else. I just use what millions of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Mart
Mart's 32 Sedan: Twin temp Gauges, Dash and column mount rework.

Following my failed thermostat experience, I decided twin temp gauges would be a good idea. I also wanted to address the problem of not being able to easily see the gauges. During the job I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,073
Posted By Mart
Re: Trip

Thanks for the updates Lawrie. Nice to follow from afar.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By Mart
Re: Torque tube noise

Ok. Here's my take on pins.

If the splines on the pinion shaft are not worn, the splines in the coupler are not worn, the shaft is perfectly aligned and the torque tube is perfectly aligned, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By Mart
Re: Torque tube noise

Gently tap the end with a ball pein hammer. Work around and mushroom it out. Back up the other side with something solid so you are transferring the load to the ground and not the bearings.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2022, 03:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By Mart
Re: Torque tube noise

I put a hose clamp on mine, plus another hose clamp at 180 degrees to balance the first.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=492063&d=1655368800
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,073
Posted By Mart
Re: Trip

Great trip. That is an impressive sight, that boat on the trailer. Lots of tyres on that one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Mart
Re: Removing a '34 Sedan windshield frame...

Impact driver? The old fashioned type you hit with a hammer??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mart
Re: 39 Tranny troubles

Before you pull anything disconnect the speedo cable at the torque tube and try it.
I had a dry bearing on the speedo on my Model A Roadster (Old Rusty) and the noise was so loud I thought it was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Mart
A top tip when dealing with fluids. This one sucks!

Hello and welcome to Mart's Garage. I needed to swap drain plugs on the big inch flatty in my 32 Sedan. How to do it without losing coolant? I remember Canadian Youtuber AvE mentioning this trick and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Mart
Re: 39 brakes [heres one for the xperts

It's one of those moot points. The rear shoe should be shorter. It does not seem to matter if it is not. If one has a choice, make it shorter. if no choice or want to avoid cutting the linings, leave...
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