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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 02:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,791
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Flathead V8 Distributor Slot in Cam shaft

Pic of my home made tester, use it most every week.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 859
Posted By Lawrie
Re: What clutch would you use?

I have a 99a with 4 in and .040 over, stock cam and 97 carb, it would slip a 9in clutch no mater what springs I put in it.
go with a 10in and you wont have any problems
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,680
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Southside Obsolete

I buy lots of stuff from Fred , he is a great asset to our hobby.
who else would have NOS pedal bushes and shaft for our 33,
Thanks Fred
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,039
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Why not a new casting

The new A blocks will be in Australia late this month.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 8ba adaptors

Thank you.
Pics worth a thousand words.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,791
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Flathead V8 Distributor Slot in Cam shaft

The only thing that I would like on my machine is some stuff ( software) that would map out the advance automatically ,rather than me physically do it ,
But as 35fordtn says ,it sure picks up ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,791
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Flathead V8 Distributor Slot in Cam shaft

Great work,
I made my own distributor tester, brother in-law is an electrical guru who made his own electric motor bikes he is smart,
he made me the circuit board to drive the electric motor that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 8ba adaptors

Thank you, I should be able to make some easy,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Lawrie
8ba adaptors

any one have a pic of the engine stay rods adaptors when fitting an 8ba into an early car.
Thanks Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Lawrie
Re: 8BA noisy valve update

NO, you may be lucky enough to look in to the piston with one of those cameras on a stick thing, but head off is the best way.
Lawrie
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

I have just removed 96 studs from two V8 engines, all came out with no drama.
Step one, cut off all studs about 3/4 inch up from block with a 4 in angle grinder with a cutoff wheel,
step two, get a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,248
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Engine removal '38 deluxe

One thing I do on our 33 is to loosen the two rear trans engine mounting bolts so when you pivot up the front of the trans to get the. engine out you dont stress the mount.
and when you put the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Failing health

Mate had it, he is 65 ,changed his diet and lost a bit of weight and so far he is fine.
Take care ,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Head gasket .Which way

I too use the best gaskets graphite ones,BUT if you have to remove the heads ,most times I need to factory puller, and to clean up the block surface is a pain, .I block all the water passages with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 04:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,495
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Aluminum heads

If you do swap out to the alloy heads, MAKE sure you check the piston to head clearance , do this over the whole top of the piston, I just been through this on my 99a engine, I removed the cast ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Selector fork minimum finger width?

Mart, I would weld it up with hard facing rod , BUT then you have to machine to the right thickness , and the right location, not all on one side.you can make a jig up and spin it in the lathe and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Brake knocking

I had a knocking every time I braked ,it was on the rear, was a loose shackle bush.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,121
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Gosfast Gary from NY?

Gary was a real nice and helpful person,I got a set of valves and stuff from him just last week.
God speed Gary and know that the valve guides and seals you gave me did wonders for the 33, it did 5...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 122,351
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Please post pictures of 1933-1934's here

Our 33 out camping last week, and exploring this week,120 ks out in the hills
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Lawrie
Re: French rods

Brian, I think 7in ,as its for a 99A block,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Lawrie
French rods

Any one know where to get these from ,
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Lawrie
Main bearing supply

Can any one let me know what brands and where to get them for modern main bearings for the 39-48 blocks (clevite , King etc),other than NOS ones,I would like to get some for coming work in my shop....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Lawrie
Re: C59A Crank Pulley - Installation/Removal

Just put a smear of eng oil on the shaft first.it should just tap on.
Lawrie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Lawrie
transmission case lube

Any one notice the subtle changes to the rear of the trans case to add more lube to the rear bearing.
I had a 35 case and a later one(pictured) on my bench together and the later one has a scollop...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,289
Posted By Lawrie
Re: Helmet Distributor Rebuild

and you need to set the points with the assembly installed in the housing, coil on and adjustment screw tightened
Lawrie
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