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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Need a piston

Was a common fix to tighten the axial play on the pumps.
Measure what you have adding a gasket may lower the performance of the pump.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Traded for a French Flathead Block

Iīm not in the crowd promoting them as the golden flathead...they are industrials to me...runners was made for torq.
If youīre used to porting 59abīs and try to remove the hump in the intake you hit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Coolant additives

Leaving a block empty can actually ad more issues then when in use.
Air getting to metal and you get a fair amount of rust that then gets into the core of your new radiator..
Worst is if you used...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: So I have a little problem...

Itīs not that itīs to difficult to do it...but if you have an engine with warranty i would talk to the builder before doing anything.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: flathead oil pressure?

Bypass valve is set at 80psi so i wouldnīt worry until you have a reading over that at operation temp.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Tool for removing tapered parts

A picklefork is only good if you are throwing the part into the garbage after removing it...any rubber seals and often part itself gets damaged using it...
I have a few different styles pullers and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Oil return line plugged?

Is the restrictor in place on the inlet to the filter ??
Otherwise you will get a leak like that.
And the returnline to the oilpan not clogged ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Picture of Holley carburetor float adjustment tool 9550-E

Didnīt snap-on make a lot of the carb tools...atleast most my float gauges are from them...so maybe you can take a look in one of their old special tool catalogues.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Rebuilt generator to 12 volt source

Itīs not a very good idee to just use a 12v regulator on a 6v generator...a fair chance to burn the field coil and relay..

2 fairly easy options for conversion available.

1: Buy a 12v field...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,308
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Drake Sale:

The backorders is sometimes a money instrument to...lets say they need to make a minimum order of 100pcs to get an item made...with a backorder of 50 they have the order payed for....if you order...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 3 ring pistons

If you are balancing the rotating assembly...sometimes choosing a lighter pin avoids adding heavy metal and thatīs a bonus...drilling out metal balancing is one thing..adding weight is less fun....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 894
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

7" headlights with H4 and curved glass is around...6v H4 is a step up but not big enough to replace a working sealed beam.
Every LED H4 iīve seen this far hasnīt had a correct beam pattern that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Bronze valve guides??

Just about any machineshop should be able to put a bronzeliner in your existing guides.
I use K-lines liners and just put them in the lathe and ream them there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: What year is this Pickup 40-47 ?

1GC would make it a -41 6 cylinder 1/2ton if iīm not having a total brainfart...
A pic of the vehicle front would easily identify a -41 pickup which is a very nice model.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 3 ring pistons

Since they are ford pistons they came without pins installed...should be pins available from several of the big parts vendors and the piston manufacturers like Egge.
They are early non offset...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: French Flathead Blocks

The blocks are still out there...just have to know where they are.
I still have an old yard where the engines are out in the field in rows upside down to keep rain out....thoose engines was good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Looking for a new job-maybe...

The major problem is that most doing it is downsizing and semiretired...so not exactly hiring.
And only way for most buisnesses is if a young guy gets 5+ years of aprenticeship and some kind of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,121
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

The bushing/bearing never rotates unless clutchpedal is down...so canīt affect fueleconomy in any measurable way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Cleaning the center bearing.

Why on a ballbearing is...if you have friction you get heat...then you get expansion and galling that destroys the bearing surfaces and even catasthrophic failure.
You want the very boring version...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,573
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Whats the secret to removing the oil filter?

There are some pretty different people around...like the guy that sold me the pickup last year...and showed up 3 days late with a totally different vehicle then i bought telling me this was in better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: B Motor problems

Isnīt the bellhousing bolted to the tranny with 4 bolts...
Taking a GM aluminum bellhousing and cutting/welding a plate that fits to the tranny wouldnīt be to much of a hassle....
Finding a good B...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Cleaning the center bearing.

Ultrasonic cleaner would do a good job and you can use pretty mild detergents.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Removing leaves of rear spring to lower 33/34 coupe

Hope you realise that longer shackles on a early ford doesnīt ad to side stability...
I wouldnīt put it on my car since i like to drive like i stole it..
Friction between leafs is what turned cars...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 35-36 rear trans mount. Source for rubber ring?

Urethane would probably poor just fine into a latex mold.
Get hold of a good aftermarket trans mount and make a latexmold from that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 1937 fan belt short

Depends on what pulley is on the generator to...From smallest to largest around is 2 sizes of belts different !
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