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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
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: 736
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: 736
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: 736
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: 736
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: 736
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: 1,299
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: 632
Posted By flat 39
Re: Door Weatherstrip

X2 for Steele
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
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: 1,748
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: 968
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: 555
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: 555
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: 658
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: 1,164
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: 3,876
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: 3,876
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: 46,268
Posted By flat 39
Re: New block

Big BA or King BA
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 607,691
Posted By flat 39
Re: What I Did on My Lunch Hour

Hey Vic, I am up for a summer night cruse. When and Where?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,708
Posted By flat 39
Re: Cooling observances and hypothesis

There are a lot of opinions as to why these old flatheads run hot at high speed (65-70 mph). So, here is my opinion. These engines are generating a considerable more power at these speeds than at 55...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By flat 39
Re: Flat towing a '40

When we flat towed my friend's '57 Chevy to the drag strip, we had someone ride in the towed car "just in case".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,739
Posted By flat 39
Re: 84 birthday today

Happy Birthday Rod. You're a good egg. Easter egg.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,461
Posted By flat 39
Re: 2017 Florida "Barner's Bash"

You mean I put rainX on my windshield for nothing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,461
Posted By flat 39
Re: 2017 Florida "Barner's Bash"

I plan on showing up again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By flat 39
Re: need smart person on my brake problem

I would check the push rod and make sure the MC piston is moving as soon as the pedal moves.
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