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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By JWL
Re: new valve seats for a 53 EAC

If the original seat cannot be saved why not put a 1.6 or larger valve in that hole to move the seat face out to a "better" area.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By JWL
Re: STEERING Wheels...1935 thru 1940

Wow, this is an awesome display. I never realized my 39 Banjo was not from a 39 at all.

Thanks for the effort DD.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By JWL
Re: Possible interest in parts

I only have the original "low" riser from 1963 and a later med. riser. None of the good(expensive) stuff.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2021, 04:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By JWL
Re: Possible interest in parts

Oh, and another thing, do you prefer the Med. Riser, the High Riser, the Tunnel Port, or the SOHC with your 427??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By JWL
Re: new valve seats for a 53 EAC

The problem is probably associated to their modern machines which do not have height or girth needed for an entire block to " fit". I use the Kwik-Way portable unit which clamps to the block rather...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By JWL
Re: Flathead Machine shop in Kansas City area?

Probably those who "screw up" a Flathead bore operation are addicted to the BHJ, or similar tooling, which align the cam line and crank line with the bores being set at 45 degrees. I thought I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By JWL
Re: Flathead Machine shop in Kansas City area?

I agree with Pete. A basic street engine can be done with simple deck and original bores as locating points. The crank offset is absolutely meaningless for even modern fixturing and machines UNLESS...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By JWL
Re: 1940 ford pickup brakes

From your description I would first check for out-of-round condition of brake drums.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-20-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By JWL
Re: 1941 Ford Pickup

Awesome. Wish mine looked like that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,564
Posted By JWL
Re: Power Nation Flathead

There are some wild exaggerations posted here so I will caution readers to take it "with a grain of salt", as the old saying goes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,492
Posted By JWL
Re: Congratulation Ronninroadster !!

I agree that is a good run. Very well done.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By JWL
Re: Columbia vs Mitchell overdrive

There is no comparison when a robust OD is important. The Columbia is fragile and requires operators with a soft touch. The Mitchell can handle substantial abuse.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,846
Posted By JWL
Re: Jailbar Ranch

Wow. I love it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By JWL
Re: Piston rings

Yes, and requisite, also.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By JWL
Re: Piston rings

Too much information is missing to make a quick judgement. However, as I explained in my book, there are obvious, minimal, advantages to reaction characteristics, weight and tension reductions ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,286
Posted By JWL
Re: KR Wilson spring spreader

I made mine from a top link of a tractor 3-point hitch. Cheap, works great, and easy adapt.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By JWL
Re: Condolences for John W. Lawson .....

Thanks to you all for the posts and emails. It just never occurred to me that my young brother would go before me. Somewhat shocking and another reminder that we never know when that final day will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By JWL
Re: 99-T Sleeved Engine

The pistons I have for this situation are marked as .083 oversize which leaves just enough stock for a quick hone job.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,573
Posted By JWL
Re: Camshaft ideas?

In all my years I have met only one person who thought he made a bad choice with his cam. And, the truth is, very few understand what performance they are giving away or where their cam excels....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-18-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,537
Posted By JWL
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

My suggestion would be to mount the 1/4" plate securely to the bench top at several points, and then cut appropriate shim stock to level the lathe on the plate/top.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,537
Posted By JWL
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

With 5 lathes in my shop I feel less than rookie status but still learning. Mine range from 12" X 36" to 26" X 10 feet. Most of the work has required less than 12" from chuck face to tailstock. Your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By JWL
Re: Badger 8ba pistons

Back in the day, thousands of engines were built with "Badger" parts and many of their rebuilt engines and short blocks were used. Considering the general use format for the average F1 leads me to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,171
Posted By JWL
Re: head torque method?

Regarding a short run with a dry coolant system--some of these responses have not been stupid. However, they have lacked education. I have seen HUNDREDEDS of full power runs, with zero coolant,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By JWL
Re: Eddie Meyer Intake

V8COOP, I admire your ability to properly demonstrate-illustrate examples for educating. I have no idea where your library exists, but, it is certainly extensive. Good on you.
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,171
Posted By JWL
Re: head torque method?

There is absolutely nothing damaging or "wrong" about a quick, dry, (no coolant") run with ANY engine. I do not usually do it except for very high performance drag race engines which never use...
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