DavidAU

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About DavidAU

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  • Birthday 07/18/1944

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    Brisbane, Australia
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    Vintage and Brass cars, High performance classic cars

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  1. DavidAU

    Inspired by Keiser

    Looks like the Dodge ute is the high speed version. Check the wiper blade out.
  2. "As of now everything works except the ammeter" Ah, This might have been written in error but in case it wasn't, the 40 Fords don't have an amp meter, they have a volt meter. This was a one year only for Ford so yours might be giving a correct reading after all.
  3. Thanks Tom. I also have looked and couldn't find a number but I was told it was 68-1226 by a NOS parts dealer who thought he had one in stock but didn't. I think they are shrunk fitted into the drum so theoretically could be replaced but its looking like I will have to buy a repo hub.
  4. I'm looking for an outer rear wheel bearing race that fits into the brake drum of a 38 to 48 Ford. I think the Ford # is 68-1226 and the rear bearing ( 68-1225 ) runs inside this race. As an alternative, someone may be able to give me the cross reference part No. of a Timken or similar brand race or bearing that I can try to find locally. (once I have an alternative bearing # I might be able to find the race) Thanks
  5. I'm looking for an outer rear wheel bearing race that fits into the brake drum of a 38 to 48 Ford. I think the Ford # is 68-1226 and the rear bearing ( 68-1225 ) runs inside this race. As an alternative, someone may be able to give me the cross reference part No. of a Timken or similar brand race or bearing that I can try to find locally. (once I have an alternative bearing # I might be able to find the race) Thanks
  6. I'm a bit late on the reply but if you have to, you could put a round washer or two between the latch and the lock washer / nut to take up any slack if it was required. The lock washer has a square centre to suit the shaft and a tab to bend onto the nut so no it will not come loose when turning the handle. You could use a nyloc nut instead of the lock washer if you wanted to.
  7. This might help if you need a new lock cylinder. The spring loaded pin goes to the top when you slide it in the the hole. I have just fitted one in my 40 coupe and had to do quite a lot of filing and fiddling around to get it into place and if I had to do it again I would buy the new handle with the lock already installed. It would be a lot easier. https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_mercury_early/catalogsearch/result/?q=trunk+lock+&x=13&y=10
  8. DavidAU

    Air Conditioning Compressor Shop?

    Does it have a high pressure switch fitted and if it does is it working? This switch is fitted to just about all A/C systems to prevent high pressure in the system which may be what your problem is. I had one blow a hose in a car I had a few years ago because the switch was faulty. Sounded like two tire blowouts at once. Certainly got my attention.
  9. DavidAU

    1948 Ford car oil pan gasket

    A bit late I know but if you have the chance this is the BEST oil seal to fit in the front of a flathead engine. Fitted properly ( look on U tube how to fit a flathead oil seal) they work better than any other type of seal. https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Search?query=Flathead oil seal&originalQuery=Flathead oil seal
  10. DavidAU

    Dealing with Extreme Surface Rust

    Get it Sandblasted by a shop that knows what they are doing and then paint it with a couple of coats of epoxy primer. This will hold it for as long as it takes to get to final paint stage as long as you don't leave it out in the weather.
  11. DavidAU

    Leather Hides

    This place might help with the springs. http://www.romeoengineering.com/Vintage.html
  12. DavidAU

    suggestions on repairing a hole in block

    The only problem I can see with your solution is that if the block is that thin you may crack it when you tighten up the nuts. I also dont think I would use a gasket between the plate and the block because it could deteriorate. I would clean and dry the block with Brake Kleen or similar and use JB Weld as the sealant. Lets face it , you never want to pull it off and the JB will stick to both surfaces and will reinforce the block.
  13. DavidAU

    gardner automobile

    There is one for sale this weekend at the Mecum auctions. https://www.mecum.com/lots/PJ0618-329019/1924-gardner-radio-special-touring/
  14. DavidAU

    WTB 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible

    One for sale here https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1949/buick/roadmaster/100988130
  15. DavidAU

    suggestions on repairing a hole in block

    How do you stitch a hole? I've seen cracks stitched and can understand the process but not sure how you do a hole. Wouldn't it be better / easier to put a stainless steel plate over it and drill and tap some fixing points in to the block as well as using a permanent type of sealant between the plate and the block.