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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By flat 39
Re: Engine Rattle

Flatjack,
I changed the advance stop and put in lighter springs. I get about 22 deg advance at 2000RPM.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By flat 39
Re: Engine Rattle

I will do the scope and fan belt thing tomorrow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By flat 39
Re: Engine Rattle

Phill,
I did have pinging issues before. I had to limit the amount of Vac advance in the MSD distributor. The rattle is not as sharp as a ping.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By flat 39
Engine Rattle

This is a long shot but here goes.

I have a 8BA in a '39 coupe. Scat 4" crank, .060" oversize pistons. 2 Holley 94s, Schneider F 260 cam.

The engine makes a light rattle noise that starts at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,929
Posted By flat 39
Re: engine photos

Nothing special
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By flat 39
Re: Coker Excelsior Stahl Radial Tires

I knew a guy that had them on a model A roadster hotrod. He did not like them. He though they were out of round. But that was 8 years ago. Things may have changed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 51,968
Posted By flat 39
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By flat 39
Re: 1950 f1

Dump a little gas (about 2 table spoons) down the carb and see if it fires up. If it does, you've narrowed it down to fuel pump or carb. Maybe a stuck needle and seat in the carb.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By flat 39
Re: oil in cylinder

Upon further investigation, It appears to be the result of a gunky PCV valve and a little over fill oil level. Waiting for new head gaskets to verify.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By flat 39
Re: oil in cylinder

I believe the dings are from a spark plug electrode that hit the exhaust valve. It seams that that plug hole was bored a little deeper than the rest. I now have a copper washer under that plug.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By flat 39
Re: oil in cylinder

It is the '49-'53 style manifold with the PCV in the road draft port.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By flat 39
Re: oil in cylinder

B&S
It is three ring pistons and I did not check compression.
I will pull the intake and check the valve guide.
also, I am using a PCV system that ports into the vacuum port on an Offenhauser...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By flat 39
oil in cylinder

What would cause one cylinder to ingest oil like this? Install rings backwards?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By flat 39
Re: Vic piano is how old??

Is he going to do this every year?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By flat 39
Re: Door Weatherstrip

X2 for Steele
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By flat 39
Re: Engine oil temperature

When I was designing outdoor power equipment, we would have the engine manufactures do an engine application approval. Engines were put under load and run WOT for an hour. any thing under 300deg F...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,259
Posted By flat 39
Re: 51 8CM build.....The dreaded Cam Debate

Very happy with my Schneider F-260 cam. +.060 bore, Merc crank, twin holly 94, EAB heads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By flat 39
Re: water pumps

After about 8 years, one of my speedway pumps started to leak. Replaced them with Drake pumps and they have been fine for the last 2 years.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By flat 39
Re: Blown head gasket, water in oil

JWL, The rod does not appear to be bent as the piston goes all the way to the top.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By flat 39
Blown head gasket, water in oil

my 8BA started to overheat. The radiator looked empty so I put a gallon of water in. Hit the starter and the engine would not turn over. I pulled the plugs and hit the starter and water sprayed out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By flat 39
Re: won't start when hot

My '39 would be hard to start when hot. I determined that it was corn gas boiling out of carb and flooding the engine. I blocked the heat riser in the intake manifold. Starts much better now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By flat 39
Re: Loose adjustable lifter fix

The green Loctite worked for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,485
Posted By flat 39
Re: 8BA rebuild - do I want a Merc crank

Cederholm,
I used the Scat crank with 8BA rods and .060 over pistons. I do not know how well there complete assemblies are balanced. I did this 10 years ago and do not know if they even had complete...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,485
Posted By flat 39
Re: 8BA rebuild - do I want a Merc crank

I got over 25,000 miles on my 4" Scat crank. However, it was more difficult to balance than a Merc crank. The balancer had to add heavy metal to get it to balance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 53,792
Posted By flat 39
Re: New block

Big BA or King BA
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