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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 6 Qts. OF OIL In MY 8BA

Joe had asked for ALL 3 mains to have stainless straps installed with an ARP main stud kit. Only that front one presented an issue with the pan clearance, the rear strap/fastener was very close to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 6 Qts. OF OIL In MY 8BA

Not sure if a photo I have here will help, but we check all builds for the correct level before the pan gets installed!

This is a shot of Joe V's pan that we welded the removable bottom closed on,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rebuilt motor start up

Hi J, quite alright, we don't need wrong info up here, especially from me!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. I have no issues ever being corrected!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rebuilt motor start up

Good catch, guys!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. "Fixed", I shouldn't post till I'm entirely awake!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 777
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

Hi Russ, we keep those breathers on the shelf here (photo below).

With respect to you pan, assuming it's not bolted in place yet, I would inspect the gasket between the dipstick adapter and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rebuilt motor start up

Hi Joe, I'm telling you, it would work fine indicating that hsg on ANY other 8BA block, it will work.

Done this hundreds of times on the "stick" Chevy's we've done. If you indicate a scattershield...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,582
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Bellhousing indexing

Hi Joe, should have reminded you about this earlier, just didn't cross my mind!

The time to "indicate" any bell housing is when the block is basically empty, having to do it on a newly assembled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8BA aluminum timing cover

Hi Ron, for some time now when we build with any aluminum covers we install a nylon cam button, same button used for cam end-play in the SBC's.

It's a simple "lay-in" deal, simply sand the front...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Pressure Test Plate Patterns/Drawings

Hi J, the best position we've found is just outside the 2 end head bolts, we use SBC timing cover dowel pins (.250"). One or two will hit water so we seal the pins just as a precaution even though...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 59 A Clutch and flywheel.

Hi Phil, can't help on a 59A wheel but I recently lightened an 8BA wheel.

Weight was the same as you mentioned, 34# before I started, managed to safely remove 10# with some machining!

Here's a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

John's correct above here, that's exactly how we get them out also!

If we happen to have the block mounted on the Bridgeport for any other machining at that point we have the option of simply...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-16-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Aluminum Flywheel

Hi Joe, wasn't sure what "plate" you meant, there's generally none between the crank and the wheel, but there is a dowel pin retainer plate goes on after the wheel.

It keeps the locating pins in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Supercharger Spark Plugs

Hi Joe, with those Edelbrocks no problem with the valve/plug clearance.

With a non-projected tip plug you have over .470" at the electrode from the head surface, this is without the head gasket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

Hi Mart, with any deck-mounted bar I would recommend boring the smallest amount of material as possible in one pass. On a +.030" o'bore I would take about .024"/.025" (nominally). For a +.060" o'bore...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Lifter & Spring Questions

Sort of depends on how you're looking at the valve, the groove closest to the valve "tip" is for the locks. The next one down is the seal groove! Photo below!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. I've...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,050
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: oil pump

Hi Tim, every single "negative" issue we found on the Navarro heads couldn't be argued about out at H & H. Mike (Herman) seems to be directly involved in these "new" castings??

The heads would not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,050
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: oil pump

Hi Tim, it's almost impossible today to know where parts are mfd, this is the reason we stay the course with the mfrs we've been dealing with for a long time now. I am still OK with Offenhauser.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,050
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: oil pump

Hi Dave, if you get to the point of opening that unit all the way up again I would talk with the shop owner and ask him to set up for the 95% filter system, really the best way to go.

We've done...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,663
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Maybe I can help a bit with some numbers. The following info is from the ride in my signature below here. Also placed 2 shots below!

My very good friend Ron House, owner of this ride, a '50 Merc...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Video putting a sleeve in a flathead

I would've recommended putting some "green" #675 Loctite on that sleeve before installing it, if there happened to any very slight pin holes the Loctite would become the sealer!

Believe it or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

Hi Dale, the CNC is in my friends building, I didn't have the room where I am now, it takes up a lot "real-estate"!

He works closely with me and my son, I don't like using it, downright "boring",...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

Hi Mart, first item I would check assuming a deck-mounted bar here, I would recommend somehow mounting a dial indicator on the column down near where the cutter mounts.

Run the cutter head down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Heads up guys, my intention here is NOT to "redesign the wheel", it's to make some of the existing procedures that most of us have become accustomed to on the Flatheads a bit easier accomplish!
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

Hi Dale, yes, on the top, and once I spotted this and thought about it, even before I called Dave at "Topline", I knew it MUST have that crown in order to work the way it is designed now! There's a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

The info I'm putting here today is more-or-less a "tip" about using the original Johnson tappets from Topline-Automotive, just got off the phone with Dave and learned something even I wasn't aware of...
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