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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Eab
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Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Eab

Here's a shot to help show the difference between the "rotators" and the "non-rotator" assemblies!

Like Ron says, you need much shorter springs with the "rotators" in play!

"Happy Thanksgiving"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,556
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: head stud removal

The worst Flathead studs we've found can be drilled out using the magnetic drill press in about 10 or 15 minutes! Depends on the remaining length in the block?

We simply "whiz-wheel" the top off,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Valve lubrication question on 8BA

Hi "J", that's what we prefer to do to keep the costs down, use 16 old guides IF you have any?

You can fit 16 used guides in one USPS small flat-rate box, runs about 7.00/8.00
shipped to our P.O....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Valve lubrication question on 8BA

Now's the time to put bronze liners/Stainless valves in and never have a "hung" valve anymore?

You'll need no "additives" either anywhere?

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Bronze-line all 16...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 989
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Piston to Head Clearance Input

Lots more issues with the "new" Navarro's than what's apparent, including cooling hole misalignment?

Do a search, I checked these out very closely for a recent blown build here?

Thanks, Gary in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,173
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Truck oil pan gasket - one inside & one outside?

Best fix here is weld a round cover on the pan and use a 1/2-20 GM drain plug welded in the center!

We've done a number of these to date!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Here's a few shots of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8BA valve question

Some use "valve-rotators" depending on the years, some don't!

If you change the valves you need the corresponding retainers to go with that specific valve!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Personal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,008
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Finally some Cam Degree Numbers - Now what?

The only number you really need to properly degree the cam is the "ICL", this number tells the whole story! You don't check this with any lash included, it's normally done with the lifter riding on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,697
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Question on Cam Gear Marks - UPDATE

Here's a link (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=270880&highlight=cam+degreeing+pinning) to some interesting reading I put up here a while back!

We degree check EVERY cam we install...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,171
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Crank pulley bolt...Lost again!!

Hi Joe, can you measure that pulley opening across? It appears (from the photo) the factory washer will not fit that particular setup?

The OEM Flathead washer measures .312" (thick) x 1.560"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,171
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Crank pulley bolt...Lost again!!

Hi Joe, appears to be not enough torque on the bolt, this will cause your problem. If it doesn't get enough torque it will eventually work its way out!

What happens is having the correct "tension"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Beehive oil filter

Here's two shots of one we're working with at the moment, looks to still be a "nice" piece overall?

The third picture shows the one in position in the Merc happens to be the very same one, this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 46 Pickup Kingpin Shims Where?

I just happen to have a photo I came across showing the generally accepted method of assembling the king-pins on most axles.

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.s. Not sure if this applies to ALL king-pin...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Engine Shop Expectations (Flathead 8ba)

You'll get a lot more replies before this thread is done, but I'll add this much:

Mandatory machining operations for the Flathead!

1-Pressure test block
2-Drill lifter bores (for valve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Cam installation issue.

This "problem" is in no way the customer's issue, a "better" machine shop would ALWAYS try a cam in the block after installing new cam brgs BEFORE sending it down the road!

Seen this many, many...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,881
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Just to keep things clear here, you don't necessarily need the .125" spacers, you can make them any length to get the job done!

The .125" spacers happen to fit the Offy heads we generally work on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,881
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

We've been using the .125" spacer for over 35 years now, never a single issue??

I've personally had numerous discussions with both Tay (Offenhauser) and Vince (his "main" man), that have gone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,881
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Much appreciated, we are always trying to improve on things as we move along??

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Due to a couple issues on one of my more recent builds and more from what I read up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,881
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: AutoLite 216's in Offy heads

Offenhauser has always been a problem with getting the spark plugs where they should be sitting?

Over here we use the Autolite 3924, .750" reach, with a .125" spacer on the top side!
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 1952 stuck flathead

Hi Vern, now's the time to put all new parts in there? Not really all that expensive considering.

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. I would also put in some bronze-lined guides, they'll last forever...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Installing head studs in a 59L

OK Jack, with the additives, lubricants and rust inhibitors found in most anti-freeze brands today these all have an effect on the sealing of the studs.

These "additives" tend to allow "minor"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Installing head studs in a 59L

Hi Jack, which part??

Thanks, Gary in N.Y

P.S. The answer to the post or the P.S.??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Installing head studs in a 59L

Over here we prefer studs, we use ONLY the ARP head stud kits.

We put our own kits together here to keep the cost lower over buying from ARP through the aftermarket suppliers!

Thanks, Gary in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,176
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Off shore adjustable lifters

Hi "Al, not exactly, BUT (and this is huge but) to purchase the 92 per/tray pkge deal the price is actually going to "double" due to the new pricing structure??

We've been comfortable selling...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: PennGrade Motor Oil

One brand of oil we use regularly is the "Brad-Penn", if you choose their "break-in" oil for the initial starting you'll be fine, it is STILL an excellent oil!

Your builder will not be able to use...
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