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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By JWL
Re: EAB flathead, noise pushing it under load

Most likely it is spark knock. The huge chambers in our Flathead engines tend to "squeak" rather than ping or rattle. The possible causes can be several including, but not limited to, carbon...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By JWL
Re: 8BA Valve length

The stock Ford machining and valve angles were the method Henry used to accommodate the shaft offsets and make it possible for identical valve parts to be used throughout the engine.

There was two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,647
Posted By JWL
Re: Dual carb advantage?

If you read my book you will see there is more usable street performance available in the dual carbs or 4 barrel than any cam change will provide.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By JWL
Re: 221 connecting rods

There are aftermarket rods which can be used for the 38, two inch, diameter crank pins. However there are other considerations. I am not aware of any rods made by Ford, which used lock-in bearings,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,800
Posted By JWL
Re: Bruce Lancaster

Well, Pete, this makes it a lousy day in southern Georgia, too. I wish I had the address of his family so I could send a card and note. Some guys will never, ever, be replaced. Bruce was in that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By JWL
Re: Authorized Ford Rebuilder network

AS an aside, the largest Ford Rebuilder I have ever seen was MENDENHALL in St. Louis.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By JWL
Re: Carbon build up inside intake bores?

One of the big culprits causing the problem Lawrie mentioned is using the engine "coast down" as a method of braking. The crankcase pressure can push oil up the guides/valves and into the port. Most...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By JWL
Re: Ol' Ron & JWL ideas on CHAMPION HEADS

Sorry Charlie, I have never used or tested such heads.

I will say if they raise the compression ratio in a mostly stock port and valve and RPM engine they will enhance performance. And, they are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By JWL
Re: 53 flathead

First, there is no possibility of a transformer(coil) working on straight DC. In order to make the coil work the DC has to be fluctuated-interrupted. During times of point closed operation the coil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,605
Posted By JWL
Re: Bruce lancaster

PeteVS, thanks for keeping us informed. I sure hope the reports become more positive.

JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,605
Posted By JWL
Re: Bruce lancaster

I have a strong appreciation for Bruce. I got a book order from him recently and was not aware of his health issues or problems. I can only wish him ALL THE BEST for a significant recovery.
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By JWL
Re: Can anyone report

A local guy went. Said 9000 cars were entered. Huge flea market thing with everything including kitchen sinks..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By JWL
Re: advance curves

Have you had the opportunity to use a timing light and measure the "on engine" difference between the setting fixture and the engine?

I do not have a good answer for your overall question. I can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By JWL
Re: block quandary

Lawrie, if you read my book again you will see the unit which has worked best for me. I have used several different "brands" and the unit from NDT Systems has been superior for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By JWL
Re: block quandary

Go with .040 over and put the piston through the lathe and milling machine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By JWL
Re: Performance ???

Making only one change at a time will allow the mechanic to ascertain the value of that change within the existing combination. However, it certainly limits the potential for discovering the best...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,790
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

It would be a long explanation to describe how it was done. First the grinding is done with the end face of the rock. The electric tool has a long snout to provide clearance for crankshaft...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By JWL
Re: Carb Spacer

It takes advantage of the latent heat of vaporization and insolates or moves the carb further away from heat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,790
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

As another side note, I own both a "in-car" crankshaft grinding machine and boring equipment.

I saw the crank grind done once and the operator was very skilled and efficient. The job was a new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,790
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

There is most likely no problem with having different size journals, with proper coordinating bearings. I would say no problem except for my inability to actually examine the conditions.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,790
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

If those measurements are reasonably close to being accurate they represent one at .020 under and the other at .030 under.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,790
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

What are the details? Is this a fresh regrind crank with a larger fillet?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By JWL
Re: 8BA stock lifters

The stock lifter is convex on the base. A used lifter can often be resurfaced and provide a new lifetime of service.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By JWL
Re: Tips/tricks for removing starter "cup" on oil pan

On those I have removed the "cup" edge was rolled over on the inside of the pan. Carefully unrolling the lip with a cotter key remover and screwdriver has worked for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By JWL
Re: New water pump woes

I think your problem is the fact that in the original Merc configuration was with two belts used for the waterpumps. These were driven from different pulley locations on the engine with different...
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