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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
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Re: Speedway’s Valve Train Components

Ring Gap: I tend to follow the piston/ring manufacturer's recommendations - based on the bore size, ring types and performance level of the engine - and whether or not it is naturally aspirated or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 35 spindles and axle worn. Looking for a needle thrust bearing

Truthfully, there is no issue to be fixed . . . and there is no LOAD on that portion of the axle to spindle mating (as there is on other designs). So, anything you put in that space is effectively...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: T5 overdrive transmission to closed driveshaft

There are a few threads on some specific conversions - do a search. BUT, none of them will use the stock/standard length torque-tube, driveshaft or center-crossmember transmission location/mount. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Speedway’s Valve Train Components

Great point Ron! We're all pontificating about various piston/ring combinations and have on clue on the application, the budget, the goals, etc.. But Hey - during lockdown we ALL tend to babble...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Speedway’s Valve Train Components

Low Tension Rings: By the way, I'm not talking about "low tension" oil rings in my usage of Ross pistons and metric rings.

While these definitely have applications in racing and performance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Speedway’s Valve Train Components

Ring availability is key - you should be able to call ED at Ross Pistons, he will work with you to ensure that he has the right rings available for a given bore size. I frequently CHANGE my bore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,931
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: What in Tarnation?

I love this whole thread . . . keep us posted on your progress and take a few videos of it running and going down the road. I bet it will be a really good rig when you're done. Nice work and love...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,335
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

I have a 40 Merc coupe in my storage barn - if somebody really needs to know the TT length, could crawl under there and measure it. The engine and trans are out of it, so it would be easy to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Hi Temp damage

If it got hot enough to melt the heads off of it and the piston skirts, then it got pretty damn hot! I'd have the block cleaned, magged, inspected for warpage, etc.. Given that it was under a pile...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Don Orosco,RIP

He and I traded parts on a few different projects - always a great guy, knew what he was after and was a good negotiator (guess you needed to be - given all the stuff he was into over the years). He...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Would You Use it?

It will surely run just fine - and the price was right as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Would You Use it?

Thanks Russ - you might say there are "a few hours" of work in that engine block - starting with a NOS engine from WWII. ;)

I decided to use the Cometic gaskets as an expensive test - wanted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Would You Use it?

Wish I had a dyno, all the spare time in the world and a couple "extra" blocks . . . not going to happen! LOL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Would You Use it?

Hey Tim: Something to think about is not only flow, but where does the flow actually go to pull the heat out of the block.

In the 49-53 block design they deliberately put the LARGER water...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

Given the stock rod-journal size of the Merc Crank is 2.138, in theory you can just make it with a .020 undersize crank - if it has no wear. In my experience it always seemed like that was pushing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

I agree Pete . . . with one caveat - "price you can afford".

Having a crankshaft shop create a welded stroker will be a lot more money than a $600 Eagle 4.250 stroker. This is a semi-educated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Would You Use it?

If you want to run Felpro head gaskets and are worried about the trapezoidal water holes, then by all means do. They will surely work - and the price is a whole lot cheaper than others (like Best)
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Would You Use it?

Do any modern gasket manufacturers make a set of quality head gaskets with the trapazoid style water holes? I don't believe I've seen any?

If it was mine, I'd run Best Gaskets Graphtite composite...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,942
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

It kind of comes down to stroke and rod-choices for me. If you're just going with a 4.00" stroke and running standard 49-53 rods, I'd rather have a performance regrind on a stock Merc crank than an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: What Is The Best Bondo To Use Over Body Solder??

If it was mine, I would remove the lead before putting body filler on it. This is especially true if you see any pinholes or other issues with the lead work - or prior adhesion problems with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,089
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

Now this is going to sound bad . . . but given all that we've heard as of late about your engine builder, you may be "lucky" to have an engine at all. Seems many guys have paid for engines and have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,089
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

How long ago was this engine built and how many miles on it? To me it does not look like a fresh new build - but hard to tell with the size and resolution of your photos. Also, I don't believe I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Almost a fire in the 36

Yes - checkout the updated voltage regulator that is made to look like a regular cut-out. I ran one of these for quite some time - worked flawlessly:

http://funprojects.com/products/10505v.aspx
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 32-48 Axle housings

Post some pictures - folks can easily tell by the spring hangers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,089
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: white steam from breather and water tailpipe

The one plug looks like it is not firing - change it and see what it does.

If you're getting milky oil, that is a bad sign -- either cracked block or blown head gasket or both. What overbore on...
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