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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 864
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Something is screwed up here. There should be a sleeve on the crank that the seal rubs against and this does not extend beyond the front cover. There should be no slot visible either.The key that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 864
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

The diameter of the pulley makes no difference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Distributor vacuum brake question

The only time I've seen that on my machine is when the distributor is worn. At idle, the vacuum is high so the piston is away from the ring.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Distributor vacuum brake question

I understand the operation, it is just that I cannot see how the plunger is said to stabilize timing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Distributor vacuum brake question

Manifold vacuum pulls the plunger away from the plate. So during normal everyday driving the plunger does not contact the plate, so I don't see how it can stabilize the timing. If you've got wobble,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,714
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Barrett Jackson

There were two 36 3 windows that sold for around 70K. They had updated drivetrains. Unfortunately our style of car is not selling that well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 770
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

Nothing like real life experience.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Rebuilt motor start up

I agree w/JSeery
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Holly 94 carbs

Oversize shafts and the proper reamer are the ticket.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 974
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8BA doesnt have power

I would say that the carburetor needs another rebuild.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Fuel pump diaphragms

Charlie, NY is your go to guy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By flatjack9
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Valve to head clearance

If the heads have not been previously milled, you can get quite a lot of lift to fit. Probably more than you'd ever want. But checking actual clearance is a must.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Copper in oil?

If that is all copper, you've got a major problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Old distributor machine w flathead adapter

Sun testers are generally red. Ford Heyer testers were blue.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Vacuum port

You can disconnect and use the port for the vacuum gauge. Are you wanting to check idle vacuum?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By flatjack9
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Help decoding my 239

There is no cut and dry method. If there is no 59 cast in the bellhousing, it is pre 1946. How many head studs?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Mallory Unilite Distributor HELP requested.

I've been running mine for over 20 years now. As I remember I shot for 8 volts at the coil.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,996
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Off Set Crank Grinding

I've got an old CT 4 1/2" stroker crank for the flathead.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Mallory Unilite Distributor HELP requested.

I have used the Beru coil with no problems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Thermostat for 59AB

Looks like there is no way in the world that you can use that thermostat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,983
Posted By flatjack9
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

As I remember, and this was quite a few years ago, the heads were numbered in the low 100's. As an aside, I also had a chance to buy Don Ferguson's 1934 Bonneville car. No one knew the history of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,983
Posted By flatjack9
Re: What is the price of a rebuilt flathead??

Over the years I've talked to several people who have indicated that very same thing. In fact years ago I had a chance to buy a complete Ardun engine and was advised if I was going to spend that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 390 Holley vacuum advance hose question

There is no place on the carb that will give a proper signal for a Loadamatic distributor.
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