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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,097
Posted By JWL
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

The only "crocs" around here stay pretty close to water. The final, at track, "tuning" of a competition engine amounts to very minor adjustments made to coordinate with current atmospheric...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,342
Posted By JWL
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

My Daddy was in the Army Air Force when I was born in 1942. By the time I was old enough to learn about WWII it was difficult to get much out of Dad in answer to any questions me or my brother would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,097
Posted By JWL
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Actually an EMC engine could be a VERY good racing engine. To discount the dyno developed engine flies in the face of ALL known engine shops from Nascar to Sprints, to Drags, to boats to planes....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,097
Posted By JWL
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

There has never been a gas burning Flathead which could make within 100 horsepower of 328 on my dyno. It is fair to say there can be significant differences from one dyno number to another and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By JWL
Re: Flathead domed pistons and 21A rods

Adding compression has nothing to do with exposing the weakness of the 21A connecting rod. The 21A rod will fail at high RPM, on the exhaust stroke, at the pin end, just below the pin bushing. New...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By JWL
Re: backire through carburator on 1946 8 cylinder

Check the distributor cap for crossfire trails/ cracks. If nothing, change the Pertonics system. And, yes, the PValve can easily become damaged from intake backfiring.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,408
Posted By JWL
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

In my experiences I have found most sleeves are not perfectly round(if you measure carefully) and therefore some averaging will be needed to arrive at your desired fit diameter. I always shoot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba Heads 7RT or EAB

Yes, there will be a noticeable power, efficiency, and drivability improvement if you make the proposed head swap. If you read my book you will see the actual numerical differences which I do not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By JWL
Re: EAB flathead, noise pushing it under load

Most likely it is spark knock. The huge chambers in our Flathead engines tend to "squeak" rather than ping or rattle. The possible causes can be several including, but not limited to, carbon...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By JWL
Re: 8BA Valve length

The stock Ford machining and valve angles were the method Henry used to accommodate the shaft offsets and make it possible for identical valve parts to be used throughout the engine.

There was two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,915
Posted By JWL
Re: Dual carb advantage?

If you read my book you will see there is more usable street performance available in the dual carbs or 4 barrel than any cam change will provide.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By JWL
Re: 221 connecting rods

There are aftermarket rods which can be used for the 38, two inch, diameter crank pins. However there are other considerations. I am not aware of any rods made by Ford, which used lock-in bearings,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,291
Posted By JWL
Re: Bruce Lancaster

Well, Pete, this makes it a lousy day in southern Georgia, too. I wish I had the address of his family so I could send a card and note. Some guys will never, ever, be replaced. Bruce was in that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By JWL
Re: Authorized Ford Rebuilder network

AS an aside, the largest Ford Rebuilder I have ever seen was MENDENHALL in St. Louis.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By JWL
Re: Carbon build up inside intake bores?

One of the big culprits causing the problem Lawrie mentioned is using the engine "coast down" as a method of braking. The crankcase pressure can push oil up the guides/valves and into the port. Most...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By JWL
Re: Ol' Ron & JWL ideas on CHAMPION HEADS

Sorry Charlie, I have never used or tested such heads.

I will say if they raise the compression ratio in a mostly stock port and valve and RPM engine they will enhance performance. And, they are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By JWL
Re: 53 flathead

First, there is no possibility of a transformer(coil) working on straight DC. In order to make the coil work the DC has to be fluctuated-interrupted. During times of point closed operation the coil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,916
Posted By JWL
Re: Bruce lancaster

PeteVS, thanks for keeping us informed. I sure hope the reports become more positive.

JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,916
Posted By JWL
Re: Bruce lancaster

I have a strong appreciation for Bruce. I got a book order from him recently and was not aware of his health issues or problems. I can only wish him ALL THE BEST for a significant recovery.
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By JWL
Re: Can anyone report

A local guy went. Said 9000 cars were entered. Huge flea market thing with everything including kitchen sinks..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By JWL
Re: advance curves

Have you had the opportunity to use a timing light and measure the "on engine" difference between the setting fixture and the engine?

I do not have a good answer for your overall question. I can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By JWL
Re: block quandary

Lawrie, if you read my book again you will see the unit which has worked best for me. I have used several different "brands" and the unit from NDT Systems has been superior for me.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By JWL
Re: block quandary

Go with .040 over and put the piston through the lathe and milling machine.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By JWL
Re: Performance ???

Making only one change at a time will allow the mechanic to ascertain the value of that change within the existing combination. However, it certainly limits the potential for discovering the best...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,921
Posted By JWL
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

It would be a long explanation to describe how it was done. First the grinding is done with the end face of the rock. The electric tool has a long snout to provide clearance for crankshaft...
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