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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Best stock 8BA camshaft

Charlie, I agree with Tubman on the 8CM cam being very nice in a semi-stock engine. I am running one in a 260" Merc with good quench, a 2GC carb and Chev distributor and it performs excellently....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Gear ratio's and final drives

Your ratios now:

13.09-7.70-4.84-3.25-2.47


With 4.11 gears:


16.56-9.74-6.12-4.11-3.12
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Gear ratio's and final drives

Joe, to figure overall ratios simply multipy the transmission gear ratio X the rear gear ratio. Your 4.03 X 3.25 will be 13.09:1 overall. Changing to a 3.50 first will be 14.1:1 and be virtually...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 41 mercury engine question

Yes, a very good chance the heads just have a Large "A" cast in the centers. The original engine would be blue. There may be a small "99" stamped in the right front top of the block between the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Intake gasket failure

My recent 255 Merc build did the same. Intake gasket was from a "Best Gasket" full set and was a two layer paper construction. It tore at the holes you refer to and also separated and migrated inward...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,715
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Cubic inch question

268.33


(pi X bore radius squared x stroke x 8)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Need help-New to flatheads

Quote:
"When the transmission was installed, they welded (and not very well) a bracket with an eye bolt to the frame in the center under the rear of the transmission and attached the two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Valve lubrication question on 8BA

It's just a combination of oil mist and oil thrown by the rotating crankshaft and rods. Later engines have drilled squirt holes in the rods to supply a bit more to the cam lobes and piston skirts but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Mechanical Oil pressure gauge fittings

Hi Russ-


Try this link;


https://www.summitracing.com/parts/nos-16404-8nos?seid=srese1&gclid=Cj0KCQiAnb79BRDgARIsAOVbhRr1dL_pffbIwC2zGlywBiiEoKtaYjsIoTsRrBUurQdSt0dmvT_O6P4aAnDnEALw_wcB
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By cadillac512
Re: It's a MIRACLE!

That's good work. Nice job with the timing pointer as well...very professional.


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1941 11-A Distributor Cam Plate

That's sure what I'd do. If you can match and polish,it should work as good as ever.



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By cadillac512
Re: A New L@@K

I like it too. Well done!


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By cadillac512
Re: thermostat

Here's what Stant has to say:


Thermostat Temperatures



Thermostats have a “rated” temperature such as 180F or 195F
This is the temperature the thermostat will start to open, give or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By cadillac512
Re: engine vacuum problems

First I'd make sure there aren't two plug wires switched. Then I'd idle the engine and short each plug wire in succession to see if each drops rpm slightly as it's shorted. If you can isolate the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Engine Problem

I believe the "J" series threads are ok for clearance...actually a bit shorter than the correct H10 Champion threads...BUT the "Y" suffix means extended tip and that may be a problem as the valve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By cadillac512
Re: Ford GT 2018 $1125000 BJ just now

Sar-chasm: The gap between a witty comment and the fellow who doesn't "get it". :p:D:p
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

I've done it,but with a 12v modern coil and appropriate ballast resistor. Worked fine...as expected since it is really the same as a later single point distributor. I figure Ford used the dual points...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By cadillac512
Re: A-team performance distributor issues

If it were me,I'd start by installing the gold (lightest) springs and the black bushing.

Then start the engine and set timing to 25 deg at 2000-2500 rpm. Slow it down and check at idle.

...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

That connection should be correct. However, if your car is still positive ground you may need to connect the neg lead to the coil and pos to the ground to make it work. That assumes the meter will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By cadillac512
Re: My '34 Won't Turnover

Quote: "I turned the ignition switch on and the ammeter drops slightly, just under "0". When I press on the starter button the engine does not turnover. It doesn't click or anything. Looking at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Generator getting hot

Everyone's idea of "hot" can vary. Remember, the generator is directly behind a radiator that's blowing heated air on it. Feel some other engine components in the gen's vicinity...are they similar?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,375
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1941 instrument panel

Sam, he posted this below one of the pics above:


" I chose a set of battery operated Christmas tree lights because: they were tiny, they were the right color (warm white), and powered by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,375
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1941 instrument panel

Yes,indeed. Well done! Thank you...I'll be planning to do a similar improvement. An amazing difference.:)



Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,375
Posted By cadillac512
Re: 1941 instrument panel

Yes, please. I'm interested in seeing the pics since my '41 Merc is in need of the same thing. Thank you!


Terry
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By cadillac512
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