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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Kilroy
Re: Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

Definitely. Did that too. And clayed the valve and piston clearance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Kilroy
Re: Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

This is something to think about actually. I'm going to take a closer look at the wires now and see if that may be part of the problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Kilroy
Re: Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

No issue with the rings. The gaps were all right on and they slid right in with no problem. If anything, it kind of freaked me out how smooth it all went. So I double checked everything.

After...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Kilroy
Thumbs up Re: Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

I did that. I think it was in the Tex Smith book or one of those... :cool:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Kilroy
Re: Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

Well, I'm getting about 46 on the torque wrench after the initial 180 degrees or so to free it up from sitting over night. (It was up around 60lbs for that).

Higher than I thought but I'm going...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Kilroy
Re: Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

Thanks Ron. I should have been more clear on the starters... 12v neg ground, New 12v solenoid, 6v unrestored starters.

I'll try the torque wrench but I'd guess it's around 40-50 lbs at the most....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,727
Posted By Kilroy
Re: Don Orosco,RIP

That sucks... He was nice the few times I talked to him. More approachable than I expected. RIP
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Kilroy
Newly assembled Flatty cranking force??

Help me just validate my assumption here... :cool:

I've got an assembled flathead that hasn't been run yet. I can turn it over with a breaker bar (plugs in), and cranked it with the plugs out with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Kilroy
Re: 8ba flywheel dowel pins: Run without?

Well I got it reinstalled... Just digging through boxes now for my safety wire and SW pliers.
Never moving again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Kilroy
Re: 8ba flywheel dowel pins: Run without?

Ok I got some pins... They seem like there’s only one way to install them, right?
Smaller end into the crank. Tap in till the step? Just making sure I have the right pins.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Kilroy
Re: 8ba flywheel dowel pins: Run without?

Ok, you got me... Are you saying it's absolutely ok to run without the pins, or it's absolutely worth it to install them in an assembled engine? :D
Would hammering them into the flange be Ok on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By Kilroy
8ba flywheel dowel pins: Run without?

So I got a new aluminum flywheel and installed it.
I was vaguely curious about the 2 empty holes in the crank when I put it together, but didn't concern myself with it...
I just realized what they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,833
Posted By Kilroy
Re: Flathead water pumps

Honestly, I forgot about Skip... Or rather, I thought he wasn't doing pumps anymore, or I would have.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,833
Posted By Kilroy
Re: Flathead water pumps

I know this is an old thread, but I figured if I started a new one, guys would just be asking if I searched... This at least proves I did... :D


I was wondering if anyone had any problems with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-22-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,633
Posted By Kilroy
Re: New Arduns for SBC

Arduns were a really cool accessory for the flathead... Now it seems like the flathead is an afterthought in the face of the Ardun mystique.

I have to admit, I also find it a little confusing. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,103
Posted By Kilroy
Re: 49-51 Fuel Pump Pushrod Bushing: Reamer size?

Thanks Guys.
Busy weekend and didn't remember to check this thread.

The reason the bushing may need to be reamed is that the rod sticks a bit in the bore. It's definitely an 'interference fit'...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,103
Posted By Kilroy
Re: 49-51 Fuel Pump Pushrod Bushing: Reamer size?

Thanks Bob. So if I just pick up a 3/8" reamer (early intake on late block), I should be fine? I don't need to figure any clearance into it do I?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,103
Posted By Kilroy
49-51 Fuel Pump Pushrod Bushing: Reamer size?

Wow, it's been a while and how times have changed.. I used to be "40 Phil" on here years ago. The new site looks nice.

Formalities aside, I have a 49 flatty with a fuel pump pushrod bushing that...
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