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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By JWL
Re: Isky 1023

I fully agree that welding the gear is a terrible idea. Further, the 404A is not a high RPM performer especially when compared to the Moon (Potvin) 425. The 404A would be a great street cam if not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By JWL
Re: Isky 1023

Yes, a big difference. BUT, if the lobe remains on the lifter face, without edging, it would not matter if the lifter was a mushroom or not. And, it seems unnecessary for such a lobe profile design...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,401
Posted By JWL
Re: Where do you CURRENTLY acquire a flow through electric fuel pump?

Scoffing at the use of an electric pump installed on seldom used/operated vehicles is not just "prudish" but simply ridiculous. This is especially true for 6V systems. Some of my units are not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By JWL
Re: 3- 97's Installed

VERY nice. One of the best setups for our Flatheads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By JWL
Re: 52 Flathead crankshaft end play

I suggest finding a method to observe the crankshaft end play. Judging from the appearance of the pilot bearing there has been continuous, substantial, forward pressure applied to the thrust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By JWL
1BA Cyl. Block Info

After reviewing the Ford drawings I can conclude the 1BA was produced both with and without the 8 seat rings throughout the production period. The last issue date I find for changes was 5 May 1952....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By JWL
Re: Another overbore question

To the original poster: The availability of +.083 pistons should give you a good solution to your question. These were commonly used for replacements when sleeves were removed. If you have problems...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,105
Posted By JWL
Re: Battery Tender 6V

One of my NOCO units failed within 3 months. Basically no warranty unless you pay shipping back to China or pay $15 for what they call "difference". Too many other options for me to buy NOCO again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By JWL
Re: N.E. Ga. Mechanic sought

Sending email response.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,748
Posted By JWL
Re: 400jr cam

Ron, the base circle dimension can be somewhat different on cams with exactly the same characteristics based on what the original cam core condition was. A regrind might have a significantly smaller...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By JWL
Re: 286 Dyno Results

I agree the LSA is much too wide for maximum, unblown, power but would probably work well with a blower. The wot vacuum is not listed which would help determine carb sizing issues but I do not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By JWL
Re: '40 Brake Drums

Yes, I have balanced front brake drums on a 1940. Not in a sophisticated dynamic manner. I used the precision bubble balancer which is used to balance the grinding wheels for my crankshaft grinder....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By JWL
Re: N.E. Ga. Mechanic sought

Thanks Pete, but I am around 300 miles south of the original poster. Of course if verbal assistance is sought I would try to help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By JWL
Re: 58-A Valve Seats

.060 intake and .080 exhaust.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,512
Posted By JWL
Re: 81A Big A Heads

The SP pistons in oversize diameters are "decompressed"(SP WORD) so as to maintain original standard size compression ratio.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 03:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,512
Posted By JWL
Re: 81A Big A Heads

I outlined the angle milling of heads and the other necessary operations, which must follow the face machining, in my book. About the maximum I have ever removed from stock iron heads is .060 and I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By JWL
Re: Water/meth injection

I somewhat doubt you have a problem. However, a more simple solution, with less continual attention, might be a boost related ignition retard and/or knock sensor. If you can hear "squeaking" sounds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By JWL
Re: Water/meth injection

Just to be sure you are saying it correctly--higher humidity reduces the octane requirement, not the octane. The increase in water molecules from high humidity means lower oxygen content and tends to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By JWL
Re: Best Head gaskets for a 59a 296ci ?

Frankly speaking, if everything is flat and clean and NOT overtorqued, any gasket, with large bore capability, will work just fine for you. In most cases I would recommend the copper clad gaskets,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,744
Posted By JWL
Re: My 59 AB Flathead is no good

JSEERY hit it. Some cracks are easy and some are fatal depending on your level of motivation. In fact, some cracks do not need to be fixed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,265
Posted By JWL
Re: go fast shop long island

I think about the mess I will leave for my wife. Dozens of EVERYTHING from machine tools to Flathead blocks and everything in between. Maybe I am just too burned out to face the overwhelming task of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By JWL
Re: Is this hole behind my oil pump gear normal?

That "hole" prevents pressure potential in the gear case which could lead to serious leakage at the gasket face. If you pressure feed your oiling system and observe the outflow into the lifter galley...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By JWL
Re: 21 Stud block question

Bake, blast and shake processes, when done correctly, leave a cleanly blasted interior and exterior block finish. A glance of the pictures here seem to lend themselves to indicate that is what was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,455
Posted By JWL
Re: First trip away in the 33

Lawrie, I'll just say enjoy the ride and know you are not alone. Glad to see you are taking another trip. Have some fun and answer all the questions bystanders will likely be asking.
JWL
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