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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

It's the alcohol levels that the turbo charged LS Chevy guys like about E85.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Right. Just full of more corn alcohol compared to regular 87 which has 10% or less. E85 can have as much as 51-83% alcohol.

I've never run across 85 regular gasoline. Interesting.
Forum: Early V8 12-03-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By Tim Ayers
Forged Aluminum flat head spring retainers

Set of 16 forged aluminum flat head spring retainers. These were made by Flathead Jack. Real light weight.

Asking $45 shipped.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-03-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Not flathead related, but to your point of LS motors. My friend has a 6.2L from a junk yard that runs on E85. It has a cam change and some other cheap improvements, BUT it's got a massive turbo. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Tim Ayers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: how many cfm for two carb flathead??

A little broad brushed, no?

Our own Walt Dupont runs a 4X2 carb'd flathead that gives him instant throttle response. Others have run various combinations of multi-carbs. Some with great...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Flathead domed pistons and 21A rods

Others would know for sure, Ronnie Roadster, etc., but they look like Ardun pistons to me. Take a look at the notches for hemi-type valves.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty Teardown Pt4. Pistons. Bust 'em out!

I’ve found that a cut down base ball bat blank is the perfect size for knocking pistons out of a block
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Throw out bearing question: Should it free spin in your hand?

That's what I thought.

It's at home, so I don't recall. If I had to guess, I think it's CBA. I do know it was made in Allentown, PA by the same company that made bikes for a while.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Tim Ayers
Throw out bearing question: Should it free spin in your hand?

Putting everything together from a recent rebuild. I was planning on using an NORS US-made throw bearing. Got thinking, should his bearing free spin in your hand?

My bearing spins free and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

I would strongly suggest getting this block sonic AND pressure tested. There are a lot of myths out there. Depending on the condition of the water jackets, there could be plenty of meat left after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Making an old radiator grill look good

Jack Daniels & coke is what he is referring to.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Anybody experienced cast iron degradation?

The recent 59AB block I did had a rot hole in the lower portion of the water jacket. Hole was the size of the pencil eraser

We did not find it until it was baked and blasted. It was caused by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Help identifying these '40-style rear hubs

Thank you.

So if the correct bearings are used, they can be mixed and matched since the axle taper is the same?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Tim Ayers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

Agree with Dale. Expensive is in the eye of the holder of the pocket book.

Sure, you can build a motor for somewhat little money and it all depends what you want to do with it.

As for a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Tim Ayers
Help identifying these '40-style rear hubs

Hi Folks:

I'm trying to figure out what I have here. I purchased some '40 style rear hubs. The ones with the larger diameter open was bare. The other one had the bearing and grease seal still...
Forum: Model-A 11-22-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Tim Ayers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 582
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Front Flexible Brake lines 20" Long ????

Michael,

They go on which side?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

I've just went through this with two blocks. I've tried a number of strategies.

Before anything, soak the studs in some type of rust buster a few times a day for as long as you can.

The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Tony:

With your method, the guide is acting as a pilot for cutting the seat?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

I never thought about the valve not hitting true center unless the guide is set. Makes sense now. Curious how you find that dimension before locking the guide into place.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Interesting, Pete. So I guess this may be an obvious question, but I'd assume you don't need to use a insert if the entire guide is made from bronze.

Do you knurl the valve opening/hole in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By Tim Ayers
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Interesting, Ron. Love threads like this. Always learning something...
Forum: Early V8 11-20-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By Tim Ayers
99A Merc blocks One relieved and one not- Both cracked

OK, here is the good news. I have two 99A Merc. blocks. One is a factory relieved block and currently at .040 over and the non-relieved block is at .020 over.

The walls are incredibly thick...
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