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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 979
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Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

Another Setup Method: One of the best ways to initially install a cam is very simple (assuming you have adjustable timing gears and a dial indicator):

1) Setup your TDC and pointer (this is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 979
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

RE: Since your going to have to use a dial indicator anyway, to get accurate readings, why not use it to set TDC?

The reason that many advocate for the positive stop method of finding TDC is due...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
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Re: Smoke from oil cap?

The design of the crankcase draft system on the 8BA is a lot better than the 59X and earlier style of engines - by a long shot. BUT - many of us don't like to run a stock 8BA oil draft system - due...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Smoke from oil cap?

A PCV system will have a place for air to enter - such that the PCV can pull the fresh air through the engine. On a typical OHV setup there is a breather on one valve cover (air to enter) and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Spark plug insert came out with the plug

I'm surprised that there was no locktite on the insert? I always use locktitie on them - red or green.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 979
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

One thing to note is that it is really common to install a cam with it advanced 2 - 4 degrees. Some cam grinders will put the advance in the profile, while many others will ask that you install it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 8BA/EAB Flathead Rebuilder Northeast?

I wouldn't presume that you are the only place that does metal stitching - I personally borrowed the tools from Jeff Fowler the other day . . . he's literally done thousands of metal stitching plugs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Uncharted waters

Since you have 2 carbs, there are a couple things to note. If the car will idle (even rough), then you first want to balance the flows on each.

On a brand new setup, I loosen the idle speed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,584
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

Thanks JWL! One really has to appreciate the innovations and ingenuity that our forefathers applied in figuring out how to solve problems such as this. We had some really good entrepreneurs now...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 8BA/EAB Flathead Rebuilder Northeast?

There are multiple options - depending on budget, timeline, etc.. My friend Ron SanGiovanni (Ronnie Roadster) builds flatheads and really knows his stuff - he is in CT.

Another option is to put...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 1934 Ford Sedan Delivery

As far as driving it goes: I just took the car out to the HotRod Hillclimb in CO. With a completely new/rebuilt front end, new rear end, new springs, shocks, etc - all new brakes - took it up to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 1934 Ford Sedan Delivery

Where you drive, what speed you drive and that types of roads (and other cars) is worth pondering. On my 32 Cabriolet, I rebuilt the original mechanical brakes - which were in great shape to start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Shipping engine

Nicely done!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Shipping engine

I make large wooden blocks that are screwed to the palette - that hold the engine up under the pan rails - and the water pumps (if a 37 or later engine). I take the starter off. I like to carry...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 32 Cabriolet repro parts?

Heck - all I want is the dang stainless channel that holds the rubber on the A-pillar to window seal. I have one . . . but boy do I need the passenger side! The 32 Cabs are a somewhat rare and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,584
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

Hey Herm - just checking . . . RODS, not mains??? I can see a fixture for the mains working, but the rods - that has to be complex! It would have to somehow rotate/articulate with the crankshaft...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 998
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Running without a torque tube center bearing ?

The concept is fine, but I would recommend an 'alignment bar' that picked up the front inner roller bearing (snout of the driveshaft) and the centerline (maybe a coupler) of the pinion. One can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 998
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Running without a torque tube center bearing ?

I'm with you - would not be too difficult to do this . . . just a lot of time involved to make the "mold", etc..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: UPS loses Package !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a cam story. I had Pete1 grind a cam for me and he shipped it to my PakMail address (the PakMail place was really good - too bad they're out of business). Well - it never arrived, but UPS...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,584
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

Hey John: Was sitting here scratching my head - trying to imagine how the rod journals could possibly be ground in the car (given the stroke/throws of the crank). Did this magic gismo somehow...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,584
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

I think you answered your own question when you measured the journals - two are at .020 and two are at .030 . . . a miss-matched affair. Now, if the journals are in good shape, concentric, no...
Forum: Early V8 10-07-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By Bored&Stroked
4.44 Gears - 10 Spline - Do they exist?

Hey Gang: Just built a 3.54 rear for my 32 Ford Cabriolet . . . lots of work finding all the 'late 32' parts, but it came out really well. Ran the heck out of it at the HotRod Hillclimb in CO . ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,584
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

Did you have the crank reground at the same machine shop? Even if they just polished it, should have measured/checked ALL the journals . . . so I'm still not letting them off the hook. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Underhood carnage on my F-1

At $6 a blade, not too bad . . . now if it was a 32 fan, about $100 a blade! LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Bearing dimentions

I had a very expensive custom billet crank made for our Flathead Cadillac Bonneville engine ($5K price tag - 6 months wait) - and though I requested a specific bearing size/clearance, they ground...
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