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About DavidAU

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  • Birthday 07/18/1944

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    Vintage and Brass cars, High performance classic cars

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  1. Hi Mike. The wheel cover may be for a 42 - 48 Ford or a 46 - 48 Mercury depending on the size of the tire. The Fords are 16 inch whereas the Mercury's 15 inch. I'm not sure about the 42 Merc's The wheel is definitely not off a 42 - 48 Ford or Mercury. It is from a later model car as they have a different style of hubcap fixing.
  2. 1935 Ford

    Also the 37 was the last of the passenger early Fords which does not have the chrome strip along the belt line.
  3. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    I agree. Very nice car and would have it my driveway any time. That said, I can't help wondering how it goes with modern fuels, no ventilation in the hood (apart from the "manicure slot" next to the fan which I could never figure out) and the fuel vacuum tank mounted up against the hood on the firewall.
  4. How to Remove Paint Spilled onto Car

    I would also recommend the metholated spirits. If it is water based house paint, the meths on a rag will soften the paint so you can wipe it off and if the car has factory paint on it the meths should not affect it at all but try a small spot under the hood or trunk to test it.
  5. "She"?

    I hear plenty of old Fords called Henry. I have never heard one called Henrietta.
  6. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    The letter applied to all Rolls Royce's as there is virtually no difference in the engines and apart from the left hand drive motors which were the same but cast in the opposite hand, I believe the American export engines are exactly the same specification. The major difference between the Continentals and the standard saloons is in the chassis, suspension, steering box angle and the light weight bodies on the Continentals. This lighter weight and lower profile bodies allowed the Continentals to achieve higher speeds and also transverse rougher roads at speed with less drama. The letter apparently was issued after Mr Hitler started building the German autobahns and cars were able to travel at high speed for long distances.
  7. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    With reference to the discussion about Rolls Royce speeds I thought you may be interested in the information letter issued by Roll Royce in the 1930's and re published in the book the Rolls Royce Phantom 11 Continental by Raymond Gentile. You will note that the letter talks about CONTINUOUS high speed. A Phantom 11 with an 11 - 41 diff ratio and 700 - 20 tyres would only be turning 1900 rpm at 50 mph and 2675 rpm at 70 mph. They may have white metal bearings but after all, they are a Rolls Royce and are designed with perfection in mind. The only reason I could see to add an overdrive to these cars is to improve the fuel economy. .
  8. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    Beautiful car
  9. 1938 Chev Master Brake Conversion

    This is what their add says. Try them out. . All of our kits are available in multiple configurations; let us know what you want and we will make it happen for you http://www.classicdiscbrakes.com/28-54-Chevrolet-Full-Size_c50.htm
  10. I have the Aussie version of the Direct Lift (same hoist, different name) for about 5 years and use it constantly with no problems . It would be about the best tool I ever bought and I can tell you once you have one you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
  11. Adding dual exhaust to a '36 Ford

    Ask on the Fordbarn early V8 site as I'm sure someone there will know where you can buy a full set of pre-bent pipes and mufflers to fit your car and then have your local muffler shop fit them for you. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=4 and congratulations for doing it for your Dad
  12. Lycoming 8-105 Engine Tick Under Load Only

    Could be a spark plug / lead /distributer breaking down under load. This will cause the lose of power and in some cases can cause engine noise as well.
  13. American Rolls Royce (Ghost, PI & PII)

    I know it's not American but my English 1931 PII Continental was built with "All Fittings to be Stay Bright" according to the build sheet. This included the radiator and the wheels however the service sheets revel that it was returned to the factory after about 12 months and the wheels were replaced with standard Dunlop wire wheels. The research that I have done on this seems to show that they had problems with the wheels cracking and most, if not all were recalled.
  14. Not to be critical, its a great looking car. I've got one myself and I love it but if you want it to be authentic it shouldn't have wood graining on the dash. All 40 Deluxe dashes were painted Monaida Maroon and Rose Sand Metallic
  15. Big Brother is watching

    I don't know where you live Stude17 but nearly every pre 1960's suburb in this country has hundreds / thousands of houses with asbestos sheeting on the roofs and a percentage of those have internal sheeting as well. Probably more asbestos in one suburb than 10,000,000 cars. I haven't seen anyone walking around or driving with a mask on when they are in these areas. Do you? You might say that encapsulated in cement the fibres in this sheeting are pretty inert but every time the wind blows, a little multiplied by 10000 fibres gets spread around the neighbourhood. The extreme measures that Border force are taking are nothing but an exercise in a show of power. Unfortunately what it does mean is that no one outside Australia will be bringing any cars in for International rallies etc. They could not afford the risk that some jumped up official will want to chop the wiring loom out of their $2,000,000 car on the off chance it has asbestos in it. It also means that no Australians will be taking their cars overseas for rallies because of the possible ramifications when they bring the car back home. Imagine a Silver Ghost being ripped apart by some twit because it MIGHT have some asbestos in it. By the way Bernie, I had a delivery of engine gaskets from the States yesterday. No asbestos in them but they weren't checked either so I wouldn't worry too much about it. On the other hand however, a friend of mine recently ordered an electric fuel pump from England and when it arrived in customs in Australia they immediately sent it back in case it was contaminated. He wasn't notified until the supplier contacted him wanting to know what was going on. Second time they sent it , it came straight through.