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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 34 fan question

Encountered the same problem when assembling my 35. It’s surprising just how much the support rods pull the rad back to the correct position. Had me double checking the fan also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,898
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 1935 model 60 cabriolet 22 h.p. v8

And trafficators. Thats my original engined model 60. Here’s a view of the engine bay.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Front Tube Shocks in 1936 Ford

Sorry for hi-jacking the post, but still related. Does anyone have a modern day part number for a suitable rear shock absorber for this set up, preferably Armstrong or Monroe.My car is a stock 35...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 35 phaeton top

Here we go.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 35 phaeton toppppp

In the UK vehicles were taxed using a formula called the RAC HP rating, the model 48 (85hp US) engine was rated at 30hp. This car with its high tax rating was difficult to sell, only 47 UK built...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 35 phaeton top

Very tangled. Thank you thats the answer i was looking for. It all makes sense now. Don’t make any difference how many photos you look at these fine details aren’t always obvious.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 35 phaeton top

Thanks you all for your input. I have managed to post a photo of the area in question. The part marked B is fastened to the rear bow/iron with three dot fasteners. How is the part marked A together...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 35 phaeton top

Thank you. Very Tangled. Tried to post photo originally. The part I am referring to is in photo 4. Cartouche, refers to the sides of the”rear curtain” as gypsy wings they are fastened to the rear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
35 phaeton top

Could anyone please tell me how the gypsy wings fasten to the rear bow support when the side screens are fitted. I have the poppers etc, but cannot see how they both clip on together, what am I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 35 Tudor New Fuel Tank

Jem
The original 35 hydrostatic sender unit had a breather tube incorporated into it. By replacing the unit with a later sender unit you have effectively eliminated the breather, causing your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 1936 cabriolet front floor section

RHD cars had the battery on the right hand side and a hump/ dummy on the left. This may answer your question.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Helpful shock absorber technical data.

Anyone know how much travel is required on a Stock model 48 phaeton front and back. Thanks in anticipation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: 1935 Ford Tudor Deluxe - Wheel Colour

Hi Don. I have a model 48 phaeton, which I am currently restoring and a very original unrestored model 60, both were manufactured in Canada and assembled in Dagenham England. Both cars have silver...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: RH drive speedo

Ford pilot one on English ebay
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Late 21 stud 85 with 14 mm plugs

437345

437346Just as a matter of interest,Ford used 14mm plugs in 1936 in the English 22hp 15 stud heads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Looking for a Top Kit for my 1936 Phaeton

Cartouche/ecklers list a top kit, boot and side screens, unfortunately they don’t reply to emails very quickly. I requested a sample card six weeks ago and asked if the side screens could be made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Repairing 1935 tail light stands.

Carriage bolts are spot welded to base. I would carefully grind off stud flush with base and then drill through the centre of stud 5/16, insert a new bolt and secure with a dab of mig, therefore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Spare tire covers

Uk cars used 16” wires.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Model 60 at Bonhams UK Auction Sun 7th April

2807 model 60’s were produced in the UK during 1936 with the 4 main bearing 60hp engine, which was also tin sided. Compared with only 616 model 48’s during 1935. Before being replaced by the model 62...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,136
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Flathead Aluminum Oil Pans

Here’s an aluminium sump off a four bearing crank engine fitted to the English
model 60. Part no 54-6675. Note the crankcase breather and position of the dipstick. Of course this sump is also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,214
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: Silicone brake fluid leakage

I have used silicone brake fluid in verious cars for twenty years with no problems. I would suggest the fault is in those relined cylinders, are they the correct bore for the seals? They will still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,101
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: early v8 rhd chassis #s

Both my Dagenham built RHD 35s have the Ford script on the speedo. The phaeton is a very early build.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,101
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: early v8 rhd chassis #s

Thanks for clarifying the trafficator fitting not being unique to the UK. I knew the brake rods weren’t. Sentence not phrased very well!
Was the red line at 30 mph unique to the UK?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,101
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: early v8 rhd chassis #s

Does your car have trafficators on the side of the bulkhead, ( possibly unique to uk?) six rod braking system or maybe, if it still as the original gearbox, a number stamped on the bell housing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By 4 MAINS V8
Re: can you use trim rings with lead wheel weights

Use stick on weights, designed initially for alloy wheels and you can hide them behind the trim.
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