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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Mart
Re: Head gasket reuse question

Give it a go. What's the worst that could happen?
I reuse copper gaskets. Not tried a graphite one, but would try it for a test run. It depends on how cleanly it came off, but if any remnants are on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Mart
Re: Ford/Holley 94 tear down and reassembly!

Thanks a lot, Charlie. That means a lot coming from you. I know you've had your hands in more than a few of these.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,331
Posted By Mart
Re: Kit for mating juice brakes to early spindles-Richard's Early V8 garage?

A small indentation along the top of the round shields gives enough clearance for the springs.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,331
Posted By Mart
Re: Kit for mating juice brakes to early spindles-Richard's Early V8 garage?

Here's how I did mine.

https://youtu.be/4sVdRkusfEA

Mart.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=475658&d=1634306145
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Mart
Ford/Holley 94 tear down and reassembly!

Hello. In this week's video I show a typical Ford/Holley 94 carb being taken apart, inspected and reassembled. What was serviceable was retained, and what was not was replaced. I offer insights into...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,225
Posted By Mart
Re: NEW starting problem

Paul. You don't polarise the regulator, you polarise the generator.
With all connections in place, you remove the field wire at the regulator and flash it on the bat terminal a couple of times then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Mart
Re: Minimum amount of gas in 1932 tank.

Well have a gallon of gas with you and let it run out. That said, lots of people will say don't have a can of gas in the car.
That said, the lower you can get it the more it is diluted with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Mart
Re: hard start

Carb?
Faulty needle valve.
Punctured float.
High fuel level.
Power valve ruptured.
Power valve gasket not seating.
Power valve cracked.
Carb base and body joint failed causing vac leak into...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mart
Re: 59AB advice on "new" flathead

You can run a helmet distributor on a short cam by using a spacer button on the end of the cam.
You'll need a 3 bolt cover too.
Personally I prefer the crab type, but that is my personal preference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,225
Posted By Mart
Re: NEW starting problem

My 32 showed a massive discharge on the ammeter when I first started it.
It was ok after repolarising the generator.
I showed it in my start up video.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Mart
Re: No Thermostats

Thermostats are good. If it overheats with thermostats fitted it normally isn't the fault of the thermostat.
They can fail though and if that is the case removal of the stat will get you home.
But...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mart
Re: 59AB advice on "new" flathead

It has a crab dist bolted in place so it would be a relatively safe bet that it has a short nose cam.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 42,150
Posted By Mart
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

Really enjoyed the videos. It can only get better from here. Good video quality, too Jim.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By Mart
Re: Reviving a proper six

Hey, GB, that looks like a great start to a bit of winter tinkerin'. Looking forward to how this one turns out.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 630
Views: 42,150
Posted By Mart
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

Wow! That's great. That's exactly what these old things are for, everybody joining in and having fun.
Looking forward to the pics/video.
Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Mart
Re: No Thermostats

The ratio of antifreeze to water depends on the area where you live and the temperature you can expect to get down to in the winter. The antifreeze containers will recommend a ratio for protection to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mart
Re: 59AB advice on "new" flathead

I'd be tempted to tear it down and reassemble, lubing profusely as it goes. Then you would have peace of mind that everything is A-OK.
For the cost of a gasket set, it's cheap insurance. Even then,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mart
Re: Axle Key Installation

Thanks for explaining the 5 gear method, Pete. I had never heard of that one.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,776
Posted By Mart
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

Los, thanks for following the channel.

You're worrying about something that is probably not worth worrying about in your case.
These are more conventional valves than the old mushroom type and as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,776
Posted By Mart
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

I think (not 100% sure) they are rotator valves. The mushroom valves were not used (by the factory) in an 8BA.
If you look at a lower angle you should see the valve stem is a smaller diameter where...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mart
Re: Axle Key Installation

All I can add is any time I tried to do a burnout in an early Ford I broke something.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,277
Posted By Mart
Re: Help Iím Lost

Hot wire from battery to one side of the coil.
Other side of coil goes to the points.
If yours is the diver's helmet style of distributor, the latter connection is made internally when the coil is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,225
Posted By Mart
Re: NEW starting problem

Well either 2 regulators are wrong, or the wiring is incorrect.

How can the generator motor? It motors because it is being fed from the battery. You are the man on the ground and only you can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,277
Posted By Mart
Re: Help Iím Lost

Do the test with the hot wire, but don't run it for more than a few minutes. The coil should be fed through a ballast resistor for extended running.
Like said, test to see if it will run with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Mart
Mart's Update: Engine Hoist Mods, Fiat Fix, Old Rusty at a Car Show!

Yes, indeed, Ladies and Gentlemen. This week I make something, fix something and drive somewhere.
Thanks to all that supported Katy on the charity London Marathon run. I'm pleased to report she...
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