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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Best way to install the freeze plugs on oil pan rail

That black thick engine silicon is a favourite if the holes are a bit corroded....if rust has been reallly hard on it...tap for a pipeplug.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Need for early condensers?

What you call bouncing is usually refered to as ringing dealing with transformers and is something we really donīt need or desire...we would like an instant transformation of the magnetic energy to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Need for early condensers?

Itīs not like that less cylinders need less capacitance...or something like that...
Itīs about rpm and dwell mostly.
Low rpm single cylinder engines have condensors in the .5mF range.
Look at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Cable driven Tach. info .

On 12v you should be able to take the signal from the coil with just about any tach as gauge...or are we talking the worlds first dieselpowered flathead :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Flathead V8 radiator

Multiple flame tip then...my translation was perhaps a bit off :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Need for early condensers?

Tubman what you got from me was NOS ford script condensors...so if you can rebuild them you got a points restauration product to sell...not a replacement that just works fine...but also looks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Need for early condensers?

Tubman if you come up short send me an email.
I found another box of "cores" if you need more...
$50 for a product that looks right works right and comes with a solid warranty is good...if you have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Starter on 8BA won't turn when HOT. What gives?

No need for shims...
If you donīt know your way around a starter bring it to a starter shop....also bring the solenoid.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

The thing is if you use a distributor of known origin you can walk into your local parts store.
When that SMT unit burns out you can hope that the importer has a replacement in stock now...in 10...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Flathead V8 radiator

If you are going to solder it...rivets has to come out to be able clean both sides.
Stainless wirebrush !! any leftovers from sandpapers or other abrasive will work against you.
Solder water(flux)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Flathead V8 radiator

If itīs only the soldering that has gone bad that should be an easy fix...for a radiator shop...canīt imagine they would charge you for more then an hour...
If itīs a crack due to fatigue in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,799
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 8BA Piston Removal...Success!!!

If the valves are really stuck...they wonīt move even with the biggest sledge in the shop...you need to drive the guide down a bit to get the horsehoeclip out...or bruteforce pull the clip out...then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,799
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 8BA Piston Removal...Success!!!

For valvestems the big boltcutter works better then trying to shoehorn down an anglegrinder...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Alternator or not?

The generators usually complain loudly when they need a bit of maintenance.
The weak part today is the aftermarket regulators that are between maybe...and just garbage...I just grabbed a bunch of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,799
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 8BA Piston Removal...Success!!!

Holesaw with a thin plastic sleeve on outside...holesaw should have the diameter just above the inner diameter of ring grooves. Drill down past uppper 3 rings...then pistons usually go out.
For...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Alternator or not?

If you are keeping the 6v system i would keep the generator...for way less then what that alternator costs your local startershop will check and refurbish what you have and you will be good to go.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Timing procedure on 59AB?

If you go to Vanpelts site you find a way to time your distributor.
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_engines_distr-timing.htm
That is a start...then you have to check that your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 59a Main bearings replacements

Shipping still works atleast...i crated a flathead boatmotor going to south germany today.
A day slower or 2 is fine...just as long as it doesnīt stop completely...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 59a Main bearings replacements

Youīre a bit to far away...Still have a few sets on the shelf.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 59a Main bearings replacements

Mainbearings must be for the type of block you use...older has a wider locking tab...-49 up has a smaller.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Nothing better to do but work.

Hopefully they arenīt planning the same...and youīre outnumbered 2 to 1 :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Cleaning carbs & fuel pumps.

Only downside to lemonjuice or any acid cleaner is that it eats up the external finish to...
Ultrasonic cleaner is great...like you have someone scrubbing your carb like mad...and donīt complain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 59 A Con Rod ID

You can always weight match the 2 8BA rods to the 6 good in the broken engine and get a set...then find a couple of 29 rods and match thoose to this set and that way you have 2 sets to go.
You need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,000
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Well...this ain't good

14mm is "normal" modern plugs so going to 18 is a fair cut...or was it going from 18mm to the real early plugs ??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 1932 air filter

K&N atleast used to have a selector where you punched in your measurements and got a suggestion for a filter...
And their filters are as good as it gets...
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