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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,786
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Drake Sale:

The backorders is sometimes a money instrument to...lets say they need to make a minimum order of 100pcs to get an item made...with a backorder of 50 they have the order payed for....if you order...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 3 ring pistons

If you are balancing the rotating assembly...sometimes choosing a lighter pin avoids adding heavy metal and thatīs a bonus...drilling out metal balancing is one thing..adding weight is less fun....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 6 Volt dim headlights

7" headlights with H4 and curved glass is around...6v H4 is a step up but not big enough to replace a working sealed beam.
Every LED H4 iīve seen this far hasnīt had a correct beam pattern that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Bronze valve guides??

Just about any machineshop should be able to put a bronzeliner in your existing guides.
I use K-lines liners and just put them in the lathe and ream them there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: What year is this Pickup 40-47 ?

1GC would make it a -41 6 cylinder 1/2ton if iīm not having a total brainfart...
A pic of the vehicle front would easily identify a -41 pickup which is a very nice model.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 3 ring pistons

Since they are ford pistons they came without pins installed...should be pins available from several of the big parts vendors and the piston manufacturers like Egge.
They are early non offset...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: French Flathead Blocks

The blocks are still out there...just have to know where they are.
I still have an old yard where the engines are out in the field in rows upside down to keep rain out....thoose engines was good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Looking for a new job-maybe...

The major problem is that most doing it is downsizing and semiretired...so not exactly hiring.
And only way for most buisnesses is if a young guy gets 5+ years of aprenticeship and some kind of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,944
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

The bushing/bearing never rotates unless clutchpedal is down...so canīt affect fueleconomy in any measurable way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Cleaning the center bearing.

Why on a ballbearing is...if you have friction you get heat...then you get expansion and galling that destroys the bearing surfaces and even catasthrophic failure.
You want the very boring version...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,443
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Whats the secret to removing the oil filter?

There are some pretty different people around...like the guy that sold me the pickup last year...and showed up 3 days late with a totally different vehicle then i bought telling me this was in better...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: B Motor problems

Isnīt the bellhousing bolted to the tranny with 4 bolts...
Taking a GM aluminum bellhousing and cutting/welding a plate that fits to the tranny wouldnīt be to much of a hassle....
Finding a good B...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Cleaning the center bearing.

Ultrasonic cleaner would do a good job and you can use pretty mild detergents.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Removing leaves of rear spring to lower 33/34 coupe

Hope you realise that longer shackles on a early ford doesnīt ad to side stability...
I wouldnīt put it on my car since i like to drive like i stole it..
Friction between leafs is what turned cars...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 35-36 rear trans mount. Source for rubber ring?

Urethane would probably poor just fine into a latex mold.
Get hold of a good aftermarket trans mount and make a latexmold from that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 1937 fan belt short

Depends on what pulley is on the generator to...From smallest to largest around is 2 sizes of belts different !
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,944
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

The bushing only "slips" when clutch is used so just about any oilbronze will probably work fine...think about how abused that bushing must have been in a heavy truck jumping gears trying to haul...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,944
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

As long as the input shaft is in good shape and wonīt chew upp the bronze a bushing goes a long way...and they never fail locking up destroying the surface of the shaft.
Get a piece of bronze and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,422
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Flatheads breaking off engine stands and falling.

Looking at it from an engineering point of view...the issue is that a weak stand with long bolts will flex sideways and then you break off a piece...
Making a a plate closest to the block with tight...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 33 rear bearings

Itīs more about if they managed to twist the roller cage then if there is a few marks on it.
If the cage is deformed or twisted the rollers will move sideways causing axialforce and increased wear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 35-36 rear trans mount. Source for rubber ring?

You send off the prepared steelpart to a company vulcanizing new rubber to it.
Today you could probably make a mold and poor uretan on it yourself...just have to get the shore(hardness) of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 35-36 rear trans mount. Source for rubber ring?

The only way to get it perfect is too have an original ford stamped steel piece shipped off to someone putting new rubber on it...
The aftermarket ones are as always a gamble...that it worked great...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: '47 Fordor Generator Question

Not to uncommon for the brushes to get stuck in their holders or that a brushspring breaks.
Take the rear off check that brushes arenīt worn down, springs for the brushes are in place and brushes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: CMM Crank in earlier engines

A 59AB and a 8BA crank has about the same counterweights.
Are you .080 over 3 1/16 you will have no fun installing the later rods since they donīt fit the bore...
A -37 up block takes a 3 3/16 bore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: '47 Fordor Generator Question

Only the friction from brushes should slow it down...so not a lot of drag.
If it was charging brushes must be doing their job.
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