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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Bronze valve guides??

Moisture/condensation is the biggest contributor to "hung" valves, put the liners in now and never worry again!

Not enough continuous run-time on these Flatheads is a reason for moisture build-up!...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Aftermarket Dist Fit Issues

Hi "tubman", thanks for the support, you are absolutely right, had NO clue about Jim.

Had sent few messages beforehand, made a phone few calls, took a while to get an answer?

The post had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Aftermarket Dist Fit Issues

Hi Alan, correct, the Mallory (.903"/904") fits nicely!

Also, the Mallory has the correct setup for clamping it in place with the Offy heads, can't even see how the other is retained/clamped, no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By GOSFAST
Aftermarket Dist Fit Issues

Looking for feedback on certain brand distributors fitting in the 8BA timing covers.

Have a dist here won't go in any of 4 different cast iron timing covers?

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. I know...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By GOSFAST
Few Tips While Machining the 8BA Blocks

I just want to put a tip or two here about these blocks, first one, while having or doing the machining on these castings I would recommend having the "missing" 5 holes drilled for the intake bolts!...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Liner/bore question.

Hi Jack, want to make sure I'm reading that correctly, that number Melling sleeve shows as a 3.307" bore and a 3.4975" for the O.D.(nominal)!

Over the years here we've done hundreds (literally)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Oil dipstick boss

Hi Randy, P.M.'d you before, I only have the kit to R&R that bracket without dropping the pan, it uses (3) 1/4-28 screws to attach after the plate gets tacked inside the pan.

These kits became so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,250
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Hi Glenn, no answer yet, it's not going to be a "simple" setup to get done.

Due to our workload with my race guys (and some personal issues) I just don't have time to devote to the lifter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 6 Qts. OF OIL In MY 8BA

Joe had asked for ALL 3 mains to have stainless straps installed with an ARP main stud kit. Only that front one presented an issue with the pan clearance, the rear strap/fastener was very close to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 6 Qts. OF OIL In MY 8BA

Not sure if a photo I have here will help, but we check all builds for the correct level before the pan gets installed!

This is a shot of Joe V's pan that we welded the removable bottom closed on,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rebuilt motor start up

Hi J, quite alright, we don't need wrong info up here, especially from me!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. I have no issues ever being corrected!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rebuilt motor start up

Good catch, guys!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. "Fixed", I shouldn't post till I'm entirely awake!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 897
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

Hi Russ, we keep those breathers on the shelf here (photo below).

With respect to you pan, assuming it's not bolted in place yet, I would inspect the gasket between the dipstick adapter and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rebuilt motor start up

Hi Joe, I'm telling you, it would work fine indicating that hsg on ANY other 8BA block, it will work.

Done this hundreds of times on the "stick" Chevy's we've done. If you indicate a scattershield...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Bellhousing indexing

Hi Joe, should have reminded you about this earlier, just didn't cross my mind!

The time to "indicate" any bell housing is when the block is basically empty, having to do it on a newly assembled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8BA aluminum timing cover

Hi Ron, for some time now when we build with any aluminum covers we install a nylon cam button, same button used for cam end-play in the SBC's.

It's a simple "lay-in" deal, simply sand the front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Pressure Test Plate Patterns/Drawings

Hi J, the best position we've found is just outside the 2 end head bolts, we use SBC timing cover dowel pins (.250"). One or two will hit water so we seal the pins just as a precaution even though...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 59 A Clutch and flywheel.

Hi Phil, can't help on a 59A wheel but I recently lightened an 8BA wheel.

Weight was the same as you mentioned, 34# before I started, managed to safely remove 10# with some machining!

Here's a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

John's correct above here, that's exactly how we get them out also!

If we happen to have the block mounted on the Bridgeport for any other machining at that point we have the option of simply...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,955
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

Hi Joe, wasn't sure what "plate" you meant, there's generally none between the crank and the wheel, but there is a dowel pin retainer plate goes on after the wheel.

It keeps the locating pins in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Supercharger Spark Plugs

Hi Joe, with those Edelbrocks no problem with the valve/plug clearance.

With a non-projected tip plug you have over .470" at the electrode from the head surface, this is without the head gasket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

Hi Mart, with any deck-mounted bar I would recommend boring the smallest amount of material as possible in one pass. On a +.030" o'bore I would take about .024"/.025" (nominally). For a +.060" o'bore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Lifter & Spring Questions

Sort of depends on how you're looking at the valve, the groove closest to the valve "tip" is for the locks. The next one down is the seal groove! Photo below!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,212
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: oil pump

Hi Tim, every single "negative" issue we found on the Navarro heads couldn't be argued about out at H & H. Mike (Herman) seems to be directly involved in these "new" castings??

The heads would not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,212
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: oil pump

Hi Tim, it's almost impossible today to know where parts are mfd, this is the reason we stay the course with the mfrs we've been dealing with for a long time now. I am still OK with Offenhauser.
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