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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By flatjack9
Re: Correct Head torque

In 25 years, I have never had a problem with 45 lb ft.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Correct Head torque

I use 45 lb ft.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By flatjack9
Re: help with Mallory install

I don't know that I have seen a Mallory distributor with vacuum advance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,902
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Number of surviving 36 Fords with folding tops

One of them is mine. It is presently having the top and interior installed. All original car, except for juice brakes, and is painted Washington Blue. I know of 1 more that Jim was not aware of.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Thread sealant

I use the pipe thread sealant in all my builds. Probably 30 - 40 engines with no problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,707
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

I've made my decision to use spacers and one extra plug washer totaling .210. Makes for a good fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,707
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

An extra plug washer won't be near enough. Read above.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,707
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

On a set of Offy heads I used spacers with the N5C plug measuring a total of .210 consisting of spacers and a second spark plug gasket.
as noted by Tubman, plug depths will vary from cylinder to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,707
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

The number equivalent to N5C on the box is 120.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,707
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

I measure .710 to the end of the threads and .750 to the end of the plug cylinder. According to NGK literature, reach is defined as the length of the threads. Is this an industry standard? I also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,707
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

I just tried the Champion N5C in a new set of Offy heads and they required .200 spacer to get the base of the plug flush with the cylinder head. With .120, they hit the plug electrode. Same with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,707
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

The 425 refers to the relative depth of the cylinder head. The larger number can take a higher lift cam.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Isky cam

He did say it was stamped in several places. Probably be a couple weeks before he gets it back. My first thought was that a digit was left off also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By flatjack9
Isky cam

A customer brought an engine in for rebuild. Looks like an old performance build. The cam is an Iskenderian that is stamped 101. He called Isky and they requested that he send it to them for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Popping out Passenger side Exhaust

Compression test --- quick and easy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By flatjack9
Re: spark knock under load

Yes, you do want the vacuum connected to the brake.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,436
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8BA compression issues

You must use the proper retainers with those springs. There are 2 types of retainers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,436
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8BA compression issues

Valve spring preload would be a factor if it's not long enough to firmly hold the valve on the seat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Flathead Partially Disassembled

I would have them pressure test the block.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,707
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

As they say, a picture is worth a 1000 words.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,436
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8BA compression issues

Were all of the intakes leaking?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Filmed at the Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum

Great music and great background.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,707
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Plug Protrusion into Head?

The location of the plug gap looks pretty good. But that is a projected nose plug. I would go with a conventional nose plug and have the threads extend to the bottom of the head. I use n NGK BR7ES...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Looking Like Winter

Mighty chilly here in Oshkosh and we got about 4" of snow last night, Sucks.
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