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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Mark Kirby/MotorCity Flathead's

Dealt with Mark several times when he was still in Dundee, Michigan. Built me a 286 Cu In. engine. Still running strong today. After he closed up shop he when to Shadow Rods where he developed the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,737
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: 49 ford clutch chatter

You said you had the flywheel resurfaced. Did you get the flywheel and clutch pressure plate re-balanced as a unit? Very important in my opinion. Also make sure to have them mark the position of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: charging question

The spelling is wrong. It's STATOR. Look it up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Electric Fan swap? Advice?

My recommendation for an electric fan is use a puller and not a pusher. Get one with a thermostat. Mine comes on at about 180 degrees and cools fast on those 100 plus days. I run Sierra antifreeze...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By flathead4rd
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By flathead4rd
50 Ford heater control valve

My heater control valve has four 4 connections. My question is: Where does the hose from the water pump connect to and where does the hose from the cylinder head connect to? Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,923
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: 266 versus 276 CI?

I like everything but the Max-1 cam. Look for something a little more agressive.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,183
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: DOT3 or DOT5 Brake fluid

I've had dot-5 in my 50 for about 10 years now. The only advice I would pass on is: When you bleed the system, pump the brake pedal very slowly. If you pump it too fast you will get air bubbles in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,120
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: lowest oil pressure for engine to survive

I run a 286 CI 8-BA with 20-50 oil. Runs about 50 psi at start up but when hot about 10 psi at idle. Have not had any problems in 10 years or more. I've been told that it isn't about oil pressure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: power steering on flathead

Why not post the information here. I want to put PS on my 50 with a flathead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,809
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Installing Starter motor

Go with the old style Bendix. I've heard several complaints about the new style.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Disc brake question

When I put disc brakes (front only) on my 50 passenger car with original master cylinder under the floor the only change I made was to remove the residual valve from inside the Master Cylinder. This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-20-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,785
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Still vibrating but better

Had the same type of problem when I put a T-5 trans on my 50 8-BA. Trans was set at 2 degrees down and rear was set at degrees up. Still had same problem. Finally compared the input shaft yoke into...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Centre exhaust port baffle or fourth port?

Not to get too far off topic here, but didn't Mark Kirby of Motor City Flathead create a new flathead block with four ports? I know he isn't in business anymore but he was with Shadow Rods in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: flathead oil pressure?

Mine runs about 40 to 50 PSI on startup. I use Castrol 10w-50. After warm up and when it's really hot outside my pressure will drop down to about 10 PSI. With water temperature around 195. Flatheads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By flathead4rd
Winter Storage

This is not about storing my car but, about what everyone who lives in the cold north like I do does with all their cans of pressurised products. Like brake clean, WD-40, carb cleaner, etc. I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,397
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Potvin cam specs

I have a Potvin cam in my 8-BA and it's marked 415 on the end. No one has been able to give me any specs on it. All I can say is it's a strong running cam in my 286 CI flathead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Clutch Help

Are you saying everything is there except the clutch disc and pressure plate? The truck could have an 11 inch clutch and you should probably use a 9-1/2 or 10 inch clutch. Where are you located? Any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: '50 Ford hood release question

The spring is adjustable in length. There should be slot in the part that goes into the locking mechanism that you can turn with a screwdriver. Can't remember if there is a locking nut on the other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Dwell

If I remember this right. Dwell does not affect timing but timing does affect dwell. I'm sure someone here will correct me if I'm wrong.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,008
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: No oil pressure [8BA]

Check the gear on the back of the cam shaft. I had one come loose and no oil pressure. Had to pull the cam and have the gear drilled and a pin put in. Rare occurance but it does happen.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: various ignition parts

Google the manufacturer. Ex: Champion spark plugs. Blue Streak points & condensers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Mallory Unilite Distributor #3772101

What coil do you recommend? Make & Part number?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Heater Control Valve & Hose Connections.

Thanks leon bee. Great picture.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By flathead4rd
Re: Heater Control Valve & Hose Connections.

Thanks to all who replied. I think I have it figured out now. Differences between 49 and 50 had me confused. Thanks Toby for the PDF file.
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