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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Running too Lean?

Generally overheating at idle or slow traffic is due to not enough air flow through the radiator. Do you have a shroud?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 2019 Iola Pictures

They're not.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 2019 Iola Pictures

That would be Darryl Krassman.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,473
Posted By flatjack9
Re: First Flathead Build

There is a lock plate with tabs that bend up to the flats on those bolts. Must tap those down flat. I use a 1/2" 1/4 drive socket to remove those bolts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By flatjack9
Re: head bolt sealant?Exhaust cross over?

I use a good teflon pipe thread sealer. Not a good idea to block the exhaust crossover. The heat helps to vaporize the fuel and the engine will run better. Racers would block the crossover to get a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Running too Lean?

To answer your question, lean A/F ratio and retarded timing can cause overheating. If you choke the engine slightly, do you notice an increase in power?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,336
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 59AB Cooling System Advice Needed from the Experts (not an overheating issue)

I have a similar problem with my 39. I traveled to Back to the Fifties this past weekend, about a 300 mile trip one way. After arriving I had to add about 2 quarts of water. Mine is an open system...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Need help with Ford model 8ba carburetor

That needle under the squirter is a check valve. If you need one, I can send you one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8BA potential leak- Bubble test

I had a foaming problem with my 39 when I had anti-freeze in it. Switched to only water and never had another problem. I don't run in the winter and have a heated garage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Want to build a 59ab using a 8ba block

Block one hole in the front of both sides of the block. Depending on what pumps you use, might have to block a hole on the front of each side of the block also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Advance versus Overheat

Naturally 1 cup will boil faster, but before long the second will boil also. Practically speaking, if a radiator has a little more water than another one, if the engine is producing too much heat,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Advance versus Overheat

I am one who does not believe that the disc is there to stabilize the plate. Most of the time the vacuum is keeping the disc off the plate, so how can it stabilize?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8ba engine tuning help needed

How did you determine TDC?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8ba engine tuning help needed

How did you determine this and the timing mark on an 8BA is 2 deg BTDC.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Spark Advance versus Overheat

What engine engine and distributor do you have? I doubt you have advanced it enough to cause any overheating. Any way to check spark advance?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,715
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Isky 3/4 Max 1 Camshaft

JWL's book is an absolute must read for any flathead fan as well as Ron's.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Carb and Distributor Dilemma

Sorry if I offended you. If you've been on this site for awhile. you will know that I often contribute. I don't chime in every time this topic comes up, which is often. That's why doing a search will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By flatjack9
Re: setting up the rods on a 221

The numbers face the outside of the block where they can be easily seen. You need to measure the OD of the journal with the cap torqued in place and the thickness of the bearing. There is also a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,381
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Block Casting Numbers

My understanding is that a lot of records were lost in a fire.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Carb and Distributor Dilemma

Comparing timing of a modern OHV engine to a flathead is a not really pertinent.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,571
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Flathead city, Gary Howard, Grants Pass, Or

I'm building an engine for a guy who got screwed by this company. Sent him his engine and a bunch of parts and a lot of money and hasn't gotten a thing in over a year and a half now. Not a happy man....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,596
Posted By flatjack9
Re: L100 vs. 1007-LD cam specs. ??

As far as I'm concerned, those names for cams were for marketing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Ford flathead drivability

Sounds like it could be the accelerator pump in the carb. Look down the carb while pushing the throttle to see if you get a good shot out of the 2 pump nozzles.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 53 Mercury Intake Guide Seals?

Bevel the square edges.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8BA running rich

Whatever you do,don't listen to your friend. As noted, drop down a couple sizes on the mains and check what you have for power valves.
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