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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By HopRod
Re: Cam degreeing sanity check

I went to check again last night and found the following issues contributing to my readings. 1) I only had 3 bolts in the cam gear and by luck, the one I didn't put a bolt in was the smaller hole...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By HopRod
Re: Cam degreeing sanity check

I did both methods to find TDC and verify against each other. Did the positive stop method and also used dial indicator on top of the piston and very carefully watched the dial. I did notice the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By HopRod
Re: Cam degreeing sanity check

I did set the clearance to Zero. In fact, I lifted the valve off the seat 0.001" and then zero'd my indicator.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By HopRod
Cam degreeing sanity check

I purchased a cam for my 8BA from a well respected company that rhymes with spider, and have started to degree it. I am trying to find the intake CL and compare it against the cam card. It is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By HopRod
Re: exhaust bowl crack/leakage

Thanks Ronnieroadster, I really appreciate your real world knowledge and help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By HopRod
Re: exhaust bowl crack/leakage

Thanks for the replies. I was concerned with the direction of pressure asserted from the exhaust side into the cooling system, rather than the water being at a higher pressure than say an intake...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By HopRod
Re: exhaust bowl crack/leakage

One more time around. Anyone?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By HopRod
Re: Ford Flathead Ford V-8 powered roadster 200 MPH at Speedweek

That was amazing!!! You guys are truly Kings of the sport!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By HopRod
exhaust bowl crack/leakage

I have an 8BA block that has had previous exhaust bowl crack repair by pinning. I performed a pressure test on the water jackets and bubble checked for leaks. I found some small weepage leaks at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-06-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By HopRod
Re: Strickland machine shop, Wendell, NC?

I had machine work done by them and it turned out great, but didn't find out the block was cracked through the valve seats until after all the work was done. Very expensive lesson on my part. Have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 1,385
Posted By HopRod
Re: H&h

Just got a reply yesterday from them, took 1 day.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Let's get this back on track... We're talking Flatheads here and looking for info/advice that pertains to them.

The engine has to be naturally aspirated. I will be using the Stromberg 250's.
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

As the original post-er of this thread, I too respect Pete's info and knowledge. Pretty sure he has built more than 3 flatheads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Ronnie, so if I understand your design correctly, does tightening the oil pan bolts, via the L shaped bracket, increase preload on the main cap?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

GOSFAST, so do you make those for other people? It looks like the outer bolts are splayed towards the outside of the block. Very neat design!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Thanks to all those who responded, I really appreciate the feedback.
What should be done with the main bearing caps? do they need to be replaced with aftermarket steel caps or would a center main...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

If you want to be seriously competitive in the 11 lb. class there is no niche for our Flathead V8 engines.
I have been told I would get some weight breaks and come and have fun.

If I just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Who can do a welded stroker in this area? Not sure what the cost would be, but seems very labor intensive. Cost maybe between a Moldex and an Eagle crank?

I am convinced to use H beam rods, so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Lawrie, which SCAT crank did you use, did you have a billet one made or is the series 9000 cast steel?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

I live in the Raleigh area and would love some of you advice/expertise. I actually bought a L100 from you a while back. :)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

Wow, great feedback so far. I should have added in my original post that it will need to be naturally aspirated and is going in a Gasser. I am building this to race with the Southeast gasser...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,652
Posted By HopRod
Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

So, I am in the planning stages of wanting to build a drag race only engine for 1/8th mi. I have an 8ba block, 1115 Edelbrock heads, a good set of stock rods, 3.75 crank, and a 3x2 intake. I am fully...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By HopRod
What cam is this? specs included

I have an 8BA cam that I degreed and came up with the following specs: Does anyone know what it is or how it would behave?

Intake open BTDC: 19
Intake close ABDC: 53
Exhaust open BBDC: 62...
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