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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: L100 cam timing question

While your assembling your build you should ALWAYS degree the cam in beforehand, at least just to check it, we do it when we "mock-up" most of the other components!

If you don't actually spend the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Head bolt washers

Hi Jack, he did ask in post #9 about the washers and the nut covers!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Not really sure you'll find any stainless washers the needed size, 7/16" I.D. by .675" O.D. We use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Head bolt washers

To answer many of the above posts about the washer availability, the O.P. wanted the washers to fit completely under the acorn nuts, the largest O.D. to fit that number is the size I posted in my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Head bolt washers

Hi Bill, those "black" washers in the photo fit under the chrome acorn nut covers we have on the shelf here.

The O.D. on the washers is .675". May be difficult to see clearly but the photo below...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Head bolt washers

If you decide on using washers (very good idea on either iron or aluminum heads) we have available "special" ones that are barely visible under the nuts or bolt heads!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8BA Edelbrock head clearance

Hi Kev, you should have no head-to-valve issues with the any of Edelbrock's Flathead castings.

Having said that we do machine the valve pockets in their smaller chamber castings occasionally, not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,025
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Crank pulley Question

Hi Glenn, don't take the risk of using a spiraled sleeve with the 1-pc seal, it's just not worth it??

It may work but if it doesn't it's a big deal to fix on a Flathead?

The I.D.'s on both type...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,025
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Crank pulley Question

Hi Glenn, believe they are the same for the 59 and the 8BA, we use the 1 pc on all our builds. Most builds here are the 8BA units.

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Here's a shot of both the setups,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Intermittent sticking valve

Hi Mark, can't help locating the "offender", but I can give you this: when we come across anyone in the beginning or the middle of a fresh build we tell them to install bronze-lined guides. I can all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: oil pan dip stick tube removal

Would maybe address that area, the dipstick tube mounting bracket, now with the pan off?

We recently began making a plate to allow the removal of the entire OEM bracket by grinding away the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,285
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: FH Valve Springs

The bronze guides are almost a mandatory item with us on all our FH builds, but we've never needed any 1-pc all bronze guides, we simply line the originals and machine them (intakes only) for some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8BA Basic Cam Issues That're Over My Head

I'm curious, just how "thick" are your present adjusting nut heads?

Your issue does appear to be the valves are too long, for years we've recommended NOT to use the Chevy valves, they create more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,570
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 1CM Merc Crank In A 40?

We don't use the aftermarket (Eagle) shafts with any rod journals other than the 2.000" pieces.

I believe Eagle doesn't make any shafts with the OEM journal size (2.139") with the exception of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Oil leak from drain plug

Can't give any other suggestions here with respect to the OP's drain plug issue, most have been covered above.

But for anyone interested in a real nice fix for these drain plugs if the engine is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Scat vs Merc crank

Hi Ron, I've lost count of all the FH Eagle shafts we've passed through here, not a single complaint, even related to balancing. (Read the PS)



Hi John, your highlighted section above is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,570
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 1CM Merc Crank In A 40?

Let me pass this along, we are in the process this week of installing a set of the 2.000" journal Scat rods in an 8BA for a member up here.

His finished bore size is 3.228" (this is .040" over on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Spark plug thread renewal suggestions

We recently finished repairing a set of Edmunds (but later, 8BA's), needed quite a bit of welding/machining, but came out excellent. Customer was very satisfied.

The best spark plug inserts are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,718
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: adjustable lifters

Hi Ron, your memory's holding up reasonably well based on those prices mentioned?

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Here's a shot of an ad found in a 1962 Sears "Automotive" catalog. Definitely "the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,718
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: adjustable lifters

Hi Ralph, no "hollows" to the best of my knowledge. I would assume if they did have them that the cost would likely be higher?? Just guessing, and since we have no issues (weight-wise) with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,718
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: adjustable lifters

They are still the only brand to use, they are made here in the states and are pretty much the same as they've always been.

To date we've sold dozens upon dozens and have not a single issue or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Oil Pan Question?

Here's a couple shots of the pieces we've put together to eliminate that bottom plate!

There will be no way any oil will leak from that area, not a remote chance! It will end up with a Chevy drain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,527
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Flathead deck height

The number you all may be wondering about is 10.438".

If we do mill the decks (most builds do get milled) we remove the bare minimum, even though these blocks weigh over 200# they are still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Oil Pan Question?

Hi Lawrie, check out the link below here, post #4 has photo of the dipstick mount fix.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=262929&highlight=dipstick+mod

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Oil Pan Question?

Hi Ralph, good eye!!

This pan already has some hours into it due to the customer wanting all 3 main stud straps, the front was the only real issue, the rear was minor due only to the pump/pick up....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By GOSFAST
Oil Pan Question?

Need more help here, looking for members running the pan in the photo below, I believe it's a truck pan??

Looking for opinions on whether or not that "plate" is prone to leaking over time?? Don't...
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