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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: What in Tarnation?

Glad you had a spare rear axle - that was a lifesaver! Sounds like you'll be back in business soon . . . stick with it!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 8BA Piston Removal...Success!!!

I don't know - looks like there was quite a bit of rust in various areas of the bores. If true and if there is pitting, then why throw it back together without boring it? Heck, pistons are not that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 802
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Serpentine System for Flatheads

Very nice work . . . just not my style (given the vintage nature of flatheads). But - if somebody wants all those accessories, then this is a good way to go to drive them all and not have belt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: So I have a little problem...

What I don't know is how deep can you go before you hit water?

Has anybody drilled an 8BA block to match the earlier 32-48 bolt holes - I have not. Do the castings have the necessary "boss"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Bronze valve guides??

I've never had seized valves in the guides before. Heck in my 32 Cab, it sat in a non-heated garage for 55 years, no hood, etc.. When I got it, I pulled the heads (to check the valves), pulled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 5/16" id or 3/8" id fuel hose?

At stock horsepower levels, you can run 1/4, 5/16, 3/8 - whatever you like. Truth be told, the 1/4" line will feed more fuel than you'll ever use.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: French Flathead Blocks

Me - I have a pretty good stash of 59x and 49-53 blocks . . . most are crack-free. I still believe that one has to do a bit of looking, but there are good blocks out there for about $500 - $700 . ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Cleaning the center bearing.

At least you're still here to talk about it! LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,184
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

Maybe it would sound like a 'gear drive' when you have the clutch in? All those ball bearings knocking around . . . has to be cool doesn't it? :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: NGK plugs

You can't check plugs by just running the engine, idling it, driving around town, shutting it down and looking at them - they will always be black/sooty.

You have to run the car on the highway,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: NGK plugs

Phil has it right . . . I can't see you running the B4-L . . . I run the B6-L plugs is just about every engine that isn't supercharged (and where this is the correct plug length for the heads I'm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,476
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

I just modified one of my heavy 4-wheel stands (made them myself for my heavy Hemi engines). I added some removeable front pieces (reusing a frame mount jig in the process) to mount the front of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Using later valves in a '39 flathead

This is pretty much what all of us do . . . as the split guides tend to move around a bit (between the two) and are harder on valve stems as a result. The best situation is to buy a whole valve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,476
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

When I port 39-48 blocks, I bolt to the half bellhousing area - as I need to be able to rotate the block to get the best porting angle. I only do this with just a bare block (doesn't weigh that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Is this junk

You can just chamfer the oil hole - heck, we do that with all our racing cranks anyway. Obviously it will need a regrind, but going to 20 on the rods should not be a big deal and getting to 30 on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Flathead Friday. Crank. Rods. Bearings. How bad are they?

Hey Mart, I'm sure that engine will run, but I would surely clean it up a lot better - or all the crap that is surely inside the crankshaft (and the block) will be pushed through the bearings and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: What in Tarnation?

I went and checked out your old YouTube video of the 59 . . . looked like a real nice setup and one that had to make that ole' truck quite the rig. I like your new plan - post some pictures and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 976
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Installing replacement pistons

Anthony G: I saw earlier that you were planning on leaving the crank in and trying to 'mask' around it. I highly recommend that you pull the engine apart such that you don't contaminate the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,135
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 8cm cam grind

Also, 'Pete' Samuelson (here is on here as 'Pete') can grind all sorts of great profiles - I imagine he has something that would work for you. I'd drop him a PM or eMail and see what he says . . .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Head gasket thickness

If they don't say 'Best' on them, then they're not. I bought a full-gasket set from Speedway about 2 years ago - and they were a bit tricky on their website, the wording made it seem like I was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 976
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Installing replacement pistons

As well as what are the recommended piston to cylinder wall clearances that Ross recommends. Keep in mind, that unless you have a good quality cylinder dial-bore gauge, it is not easy to measure the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Head gasket thickness

I usually use a figure of about .050 for the compressed thickness. Are you sure you have an accurate mic?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Head gasket thickness

I still like the Best Gaskets stuff . . . the best :D They can be a bit of a pain to clean up after head removal, but they do work well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 976
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Installing replacement pistons

I believe he had a detonation problem and destroyed some ring lands . . .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Liner/bore question.

I'd be a lot more comfortable with a .090 wall thickness than a .060 wall thickness in a cast iron sleeve. As noted by Gary, make sure you seal the sleeves with LockTite.
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