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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,488
Posted By slowspoke
Re: L-100 & 9" clutch

whew! Love this post!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Starting an engine after almost 40 years

Great success story! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Covid up date....Charlie

Wishing your family the best Charlie.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Flywheel ID

So Im getting a measurement of 3.125 from outside to outside and ~3.36 center to center. Is it possible to confirm this flywheel was drilled for an 11 clutch. Yes Id like to have the option to run...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Flywheel ID

Thanks Mac this is exactly the information I was looking for. I do believe the witness marks elude to an 11” but I knew there would be a better way to identify.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By slowspoke
Flywheel ID

I was told the 8ba I acquired came out of a F-1 pickup. Since the clutch didnt come with the motor how can I tell if a 10 replacement clutch would fit?
Forum: Model-A 11-05-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By slowspoke
Model a (frame)

Hey folks. I'm on the hunt for a model a frame! I'm looking to build an AV8 so really anything related to the chassis is on my radar. I appreciate the consideration. Cheers folks!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Engine Problem

Could an incorrect valve lash result in this issue?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Engine Stand (wiring diagram)

This is great information!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Engine Stand (wiring diagram)

Thanks Seery! This is a motor I never had a chance to hear run; however, Im still interested in utilizing all the original parts (for now) so this would include loadomatic, generator, starter. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By slowspoke
Engine Stand (wiring diagram)

Hey folks! I have an 8ba in the machine shop at the moment and would like to start drafting up a wiring diagram in preparation for mounting it on a stand. I never had the opportunity to see this...
Forum: Early V8 10-01-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By slowspoke
Re: 8ba cylinder heads

Hey I think I've been able to source a set here in Texas! Thanks to all those who reached out. This is a very generous community!
Forum: Early V8 09-18-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By slowspoke
8ba cylinder heads

Hey folks. I'm on the road to rebuilding an 8ba motor! The block is currently in the machine shop and I've been informed I'll need to source some new heads. A track on where I could source a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By slowspoke
Re: 8ba Head Replacement

Thanks for the response Ron. All this information leads me to believe I'll just stick with stock 8ba heads. Now I just need to source some in N. Texas.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By slowspoke
8ba Head Replacement

Howdy folks! I've received a positive prognosis from the machinist regarding my 8ba; however, it doesn't appear the heads will survive the resurrection. I have no real grand vision for this motor as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By slowspoke
Engine Shop Expectations (Flathead 8ba)

Hey folks. I just about have the block completely stripped (pending fuel rod bushing) and intend to take it to the shop here pretty soon. Since this will be my first experience with a machine shop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,033
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Flathead V8 machine shop in Texas

Thanks for the input Tony. I believe I've settled on a shop two hours outside of Dallas/Fort Worth (hoping to swing by this week). It's unfortunate many of the shops that worked on these motors have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,033
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Flathead V8 machine shop in Texas

Just received a response from Dave. No longer in business unfortunately.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,033
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Flathead V8 machine shop in Texas

I want to revive this thread as I've just completed the tear down. Tinkers doesn't seem to have a working number. May be closed? Any other suggestions in DFW?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Registration information....

beautiful truck! happy its on the road!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Ballad of Another Stuck Valve

Very cool Greg! This is a complete tear down for me since the history is unknown. I’m just reading, listening and learning.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By slowspoke
Ballad of Another Stuck Valve

I fought the block and the block won.

I suspected the valve stem was seized inside the valve guide not that the guide was seized inside the block. The stem had actually driven a hole (and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By slowspoke
Re: Bent Fuel Pump Push Rod

I guess I'm confused by the term rolling a block over. Id appreciate some clarification so I don't do it. thanks for the reply!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By slowspoke
Bent Fuel Pump Push Rod

Hey Folks - What would cause a 90-degree bend in the rod? It was found laying in the valley of the block. Looking for advice to ensure this issue wont come up again when the motor is fully rebuilt. ...
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