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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By GOSFAST
Re: RTH - Crankshaft bearing sizes

Hi "Zigg", the later Flathead's uses a narrower thrust flange but only on the inner rails. The measurement is 2.065" between the flanges on this setup.

On the earlier blocks they were wider,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 905
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

I brought this back (maybe for the last time?) to show the finished products.

You can see in the photo below the (.247") pin pressed into the cam and the corresponding hole in the cam gear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 905
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

Hi Ronnie, no different than decreeing a Chev, or any other brand.

On these Flatheads we start by slotting (elongating) all 4 cam gear holes, when we get the cam where we want it installed we...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 905
Posted By GOSFAST
Cam Degreeing/Checking Important

This is another "tip" with respect to degreeing, or at least checking, the cam position BEFORE the final assembly!

It is an item I know few really pay attention to during most rebuilds. I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,564
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

Very accurate statement here, not only on an individual rod journal but sometimes an occasional cylinder bore also! (See photo below, it's just one brand of a "portable" boring bar used at the time...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Bearing dimentions

Couple tips about the tools need to check ANY brg shell thicknesses.

You really need a very accurate micrometer, preferably one that does read in "tenths", and you should have a higher-end bore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Engine Paint-1953 Merc

I brought this back to show the "Alpine-Green" paint color.

Ended up buying the case/6 for under 50.00 shipped. Certainly beats the 20.00/can price (+ shipping) we were quoted!

Thanks, Gary in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Flywheel / Clutch Tips 8BA

I brought this back to add another very important "tip", we just realized it today on a customers flywheel/clutch ass'y. We actually had to rebalance it this morning!

We balanced it to "perfect"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Engine Paint-1953 Merc

Appreciate all the replies, especially the pictures!

We decided to order the 6/case and finish up. The color is close enough for our purpose here.

If this were a 100% correct restoration my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By GOSFAST
Engine Paint-1953 Merc

Does anyone up here know if the "Detroit-Diesel" Alpine-Green paint is close to the original Merc color? I don't need it to be a perfect match, just close!

I called Hirsch first, they want 50.00...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: New water pump woes

Hi John, maybe a shot of the OEM pumps and some dimensions will help some?

We just stripped a '50 Merc for a potential build on a new job?

On a side note, if you look closely at the pulley on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Flywheel / Clutch Tips 8BA

I placed a few more shots below related to this topic.

It's an aluminum "Ram" wheel for a members build here with a "Ram" diaphragm style pressure-plate, 10.5".

The wheel weighs about 15#, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Flywheel / Clutch Tips 8BA

Hi Ron, hope you're all well up there?

We've drilled/tapped a few of the flywheels over the years for the larger pressure plate, for me, I've found the Bridgeport in conjunction with a larger...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By GOSFAST
Flywheel / Clutch Tips 8BA

I've decided to place some "tips" up here to help many members with some valuable (I believe) info!

This first post will reference the flywheels specifically on the 8BA, it may also pertain to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8BA Edelbrock head clearance

Hi Kev, I see two very real issues with what you're asking, first, it'll be a real headache to machine the dome sections on the heads and keep them accurate (as in the correct radius, etc.). If I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8BA Edelbrock head clearance

I brought this back up, Kev is looking for some "real" numbers on the 1115 Edelbrock casting!

We rarely have that part number heads around here, we generally use the 1116's, but I can put some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: L100 cam timing question

While your assembling your build you should ALWAYS degree the cam in beforehand, at least just to check it, we do it when we "mock-up" most of the other components!

If you don't actually spend the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Head bolt washers

Hi Jack, he did ask in post #9 about the washers and the nut covers!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Not really sure you'll find any stainless washers the needed size, 7/16" I.D. by .675" O.D. We use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Head bolt washers

To answer many of the above posts about the washer availability, the O.P. wanted the washers to fit completely under the acorn nuts, the largest O.D. to fit that number is the size I posted in my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Head bolt washers

Hi Bill, those "black" washers in the photo fit under the chrome acorn nut covers we have on the shelf here.

The O.D. on the washers is .675". May be difficult to see clearly but the photo below...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Head bolt washers

If you decide on using washers (very good idea on either iron or aluminum heads) we have available "special" ones that are barely visible under the nuts or bolt heads!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8BA Edelbrock head clearance

Hi Kev, you should have no head-to-valve issues with the any of Edelbrock's Flathead castings.

Having said that we do machine the valve pockets in their smaller chamber castings occasionally, not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,120
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Crank pulley Question

Hi Glenn, don't take the risk of using a spiraled sleeve with the 1-pc seal, it's just not worth it??

It may work but if it doesn't it's a big deal to fix on a Flathead?

The I.D.'s on both type...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,120
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Crank pulley Question

Hi Glenn, believe they are the same for the 59 and the 8BA, we use the 1 pc on all our builds. Most builds here are the 8BA units.

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Here's a shot of both the setups,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Intermittent sticking valve

Hi Mark, can't help locating the "offender", but I can give you this: when we come across anyone in the beginning or the middle of a fresh build we tell them to install bronze-lined guides. I can all...
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