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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By JWL
Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Well said KB. Sad to say many residents today are less associated to American values and more about what they can slurp from the feeding trough of government. The greatest generation had nothing in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By JWL
Re: Oil pump pressure test

My testing shows little difference in pressure after the relief valve opens when using 10W oil at various RPM. All Ford pumps, I have tested, begin relief opening at 52 to 55 lbs. In my testing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By JWL
Re: Uneven Head Dome Sizes

It is likely the head was "warped" when the machinist tried to set it up. Most used iron heads are low in the center when fixtured under the mill cutter or grinding wheel. Some much worse than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By JWL
Re: supercharger carb info needed

Unfortunately many of these posts have lost sight of the OP request and established standards. This was not, I thought, about what to do for maximum HP. But rather, a request for the best combination...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By JWL
Re: supercharger carb info needed

Interesting the pictured coupe is using about 320 CFM of carbs yet appears to be described as a good performer.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By JWL
Re: supercharger carb info needed

Nearly any size or type carb can be set to provide a safe A/F mixture. The CFM rating does not control the A/F mixture.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By JWL
Re: supercharger carb info needed

First, we must be clear on whether this is blow-thru, or not? Probably not, but it makes a difference. The ideal size 4 barrel carb for a small street Flathead is the 465 CFM Holley. This is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By JWL
Re: Remembrance Day - AU, NZ, CAN....

My Daddy told me what great people they are as he was there during WWII. Only problem was his inability to understand the lingo.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By JWL
Re: 59A flathead questions.

I am with Brian on this. After tearing down dozens, maybe hundreds, of 59 A style engines I have seen many with bolt-on lower clutch housing pans but none with the large clean-out plate. This might...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By JWL
Re: Holley 885 leak down test

Where is "southern Illinois"? My brother lived in Virden and my wife lived in Hoyleton.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By JWL
Re: fall is here

Only one comment-- how the hell can you get huge pictures, like these, to be posted on this site????
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,511
Posted By JWL
Re: Flathead Timing Gear Failure?

Consistent spark at the plugs would indicate the timing gear is rotating.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By JWL
Re: Something a bit different oil tube in valley R&R.

If you simply read my book you will see this tube and the explanation of how the swedged areas control the placement/location of it. Mystery solved years ago.
JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By JWL
Re: Isky 1023

I fully agree that welding the gear is a terrible idea. Further, the 404A is not a high RPM performer especially when compared to the Moon (Potvin) 425. The 404A would be a great street cam if not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By JWL
Re: Isky 1023

Yes, a big difference. BUT, if the lobe remains on the lifter face, without edging, it would not matter if the lifter was a mushroom or not. And, it seems unnecessary for such a lobe profile design...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By JWL
Re: Where do you CURRENTLY acquire a flow through electric fuel pump?

Scoffing at the use of an electric pump installed on seldom used/operated vehicles is not just "prudish" but simply ridiculous. This is especially true for 6V systems. Some of my units are not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
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: 33
Views: 1,606
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: 4
Views: 553
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: 1,361
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: 1,375
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: 853
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: 1,971
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: 1,060
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...
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