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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By JWL
Re: 3- 97's Installed

VERY nice. One of the best setups for our Flatheads.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 892
Posted By JWL
Re: 52 Flathead crankshaft end play

I suggest finding a method to observe the crankshaft end play. Judging from the appearance of the pilot bearing there has been continuous, substantial, forward pressure applied to the thrust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By JWL
1BA Cyl. Block Info

After reviewing the Ford drawings I can conclude the 1BA was produced both with and without the 8 seat rings throughout the production period. The last issue date I find for changes was 5 May 1952....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By JWL
Re: Another overbore question

To the original poster: The availability of +.083 pistons should give you a good solution to your question. These were commonly used for replacements when sleeves were removed. If you have problems...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By JWL
Re: Battery Tender 6V

One of my NOCO units failed within 3 months. Basically no warranty unless you pay shipping back to China or pay $15 for what they call "difference". Too many other options for me to buy NOCO again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By JWL
Re: N.E. Ga. Mechanic sought

Sending email response.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,587
Posted By JWL
Re: 400jr cam

Ron, the base circle dimension can be somewhat different on cams with exactly the same characteristics based on what the original cam core condition was. A regrind might have a significantly smaller...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By JWL
Re: 286 Dyno Results

I agree the LSA is much too wide for maximum, unblown, power but would probably work well with a blower. The wot vacuum is not listed which would help determine carb sizing issues but I do not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By JWL
Re: '40 Brake Drums

Yes, I have balanced front brake drums on a 1940. Not in a sophisticated dynamic manner. I used the precision bubble balancer which is used to balance the grinding wheels for my crankshaft grinder....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By JWL
Re: N.E. Ga. Mechanic sought

Thanks Pete, but I am around 300 miles south of the original poster. Of course if verbal assistance is sought I would try to help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By JWL
Re: 58-A Valve Seats

.060 intake and .080 exhaust.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By JWL
Re: 81A Big A Heads

The SP pistons in oversize diameters are "decompressed"(SP WORD) so as to maintain original standard size compression ratio.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 03:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,394
Posted By JWL
Re: 81A Big A Heads

I outlined the angle milling of heads and the other necessary operations, which must follow the face machining, in my book. About the maximum I have ever removed from stock iron heads is .060 and I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By JWL
Re: Water/meth injection

I somewhat doubt you have a problem. However, a more simple solution, with less continual attention, might be a boost related ignition retard and/or knock sensor. If you can hear "squeaking" sounds...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By JWL
Re: Water/meth injection

Just to be sure you are saying it correctly--higher humidity reduces the octane requirement, not the octane. The increase in water molecules from high humidity means lower oxygen content and tends to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By JWL
Re: Best Head gaskets for a 59a 296ci ?

Frankly speaking, if everything is flat and clean and NOT overtorqued, any gasket, with large bore capability, will work just fine for you. In most cases I would recommend the copper clad gaskets,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,657
Posted By JWL
Re: My 59 AB Flathead is no good

JSEERY hit it. Some cracks are easy and some are fatal depending on your level of motivation. In fact, some cracks do not need to be fixed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By JWL
Re: go fast shop long island

I think about the mess I will leave for my wife. Dozens of EVERYTHING from machine tools to Flathead blocks and everything in between. Maybe I am just too burned out to face the overwhelming task of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By JWL
Re: Is this hole behind my oil pump gear normal?

That "hole" prevents pressure potential in the gear case which could lead to serious leakage at the gasket face. If you pressure feed your oiling system and observe the outflow into the lifter galley...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By JWL
Re: 21 Stud block question

Bake, blast and shake processes, when done correctly, leave a cleanly blasted interior and exterior block finish. A glance of the pictures here seem to lend themselves to indicate that is what was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By JWL
Re: First trip away in the 33

Lawrie, I'll just say enjoy the ride and know you are not alone. Glad to see you are taking another trip. Have some fun and answer all the questions bystanders will likely be asking.
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By JWL
Re: how to get JWL's book

Thanks V8Coop, in addition to Amazon, Mac Van Pelt and Mac's Antique Parts are additional suppliers or I can be contacted at johnweld@windstream.net
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
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: 16
Views: 967
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: 1,234
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.
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