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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
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Re: syncro hub position for second

We all know the feeling! I tend to start "collecting parts" long before I do the rebuilds. The parts that I pay the most attention too are the mainshaft and the cluster shaft - I try to find the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Help with "Full Race" cam ID

The lift is small . . . definitely not what I'd call "Full Race". BUT - as others have noted, the terms of "3/4" and "Full Race" were marketing terms - really just something to help uneducated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: syncro hub position for second

Note: The following is related to 39-48 transmission setups . . . not the earlier stuff!

Given the discussion is about the transmission popping out of second gear, there is a lot more to think...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Stromberg carbs

Given the design of most 4-carb intakes, they are designed to run all four in unison. Unless you have a larger cubic inch engine and are into real racing, you might be best off with four of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: syncro hub position for second

No - it is on the opposite side for the 2nd/high shift rail/rod. I drill the top with a 5/16 NF, then install a bolt that is shortened to length, with a jamb nut on the inside of the top.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: syncro hub position for second

I've never measured it, but what I do on a 39 double-detent top is put a hard stop in the top casting (5/16 NF bolt), so when I go into second "in a hurry", the shift rod/rail hits the stop at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

Glad we all tend to agree . . . Skip does great work for a very fair price . . . let the sleeping dog lie . . . ;)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Not to be a pain, but have you worked on one of these early flathead engines? :D The end of the cam has a t-slot in it, that is offset, so the distributor can only go on in one direction, it cannot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

What is going on is that you are "heat shrinking" the seat . . . once it gets cold (you can quench it), it will fall out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Timing light

I use my 12V one on my 6V cars - by dragging out a 12V battery to power the timing light. Kind of a pain in the butt, but I haven't found a timing light with dial back, a tach and other modern...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Question on cam gear marks

Checking the cam timing with a degree wheel is never a bad idea - I always do this. BUT, unless the cam is manufactured incorrectly (or you want to alter the timing), and both gears are correctly...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,632
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

Any information to share?

Given your comments, my guess is that he removes the stock coil and puts a new "drop in" replacement (that he has made up) and pots it in . . . but that is just a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: 1936 Overheating Problem

This is definitely true for the later 37 - 48 pumps, but I'm not sure he has new and improved impellers for the early in-head mounted pumps?

He rebuilt a couple sets of 32 pumps for me - the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Thread - I screwed up

From my perspective, don't think it matters all that much. You're trying to turn the fan on when the water gets to a certain temperature, hoping that once it gets turned on that it generates enough...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Remote oil filter. Help!

Todays oils and additives are much better than when these cars were originally produced - you can run just about any name-brand oil and you'll be fine. While many of our engines have been ran...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Remote oil filter. Help!

I used the stock bypass filter cannister and then housed a full-flow 100% filtration system inside of it. Keep in mind that I have a specially modified oil-pump that is blocked off on the internal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 712
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: another older

Happy Birthday Bob! Hope you get your 34 sorted out and have some Fall Fun!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Help! 59ab oil pan fitment

I run the late 8BA pump in ALL of my flathead builds (with the late truck pickup) - and add/modify a baffle to fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,635
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

The advantage of 3/4" reach plugs is that you have the widest selection of brands, insulator types, heat ranges, plug application types, etc.. If you've found a 1/2" reach plug that you like, no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Cam installation issue.

1st: Make sure you mic the cam journals before you order cam bearings - have seen guys with .010 cam journals (and they didn't know it) - with STD bearings in the block. Cam goes in really easy . ....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,635
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Given that the valves are angled and the actual location of the spark plug hole and that a standard head gasket is about .052 thick, are you measuring the clearance at the location where the spark...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Engine Shop Expectations (Flathead 8ba)

The most important questions you should be asking are related to how many flatheads have they recently built and do they have the necessary experience, tooling and skills to do the work? The area...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,635
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Too many cats . . . and too many cat skinners it seems . . .
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Took the 39 to the drag strip

Damn, you caught onto my 'secret'! LOL :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,887
Posted By Bored&Stroked
Re: Breaking free old frozen transmissions: Tricks?

In looking at the last transmission pictures, it does not appear that those gears will be usable - you can see heavy rust pitting on everything. I'm with Mart - rust pitting on precision machined...
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