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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By derek costello
another. PCV way...

I have seen some excellent pcv hookups lately on the Barn, Here is what I did on a dual carb 8ba........ I ran two 3/8" copper lines to a Dorman pcv valve mounted at the road-draft-tube hole and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By derek costello
late flathead in early chassis, hoses.

The rad hoses for the lower fit between the late 8BA engine and early chassis
are Ford Bronco 1986 to 91 Carquest - Dayco # D71038.

This offset cut off about 6 1/2' long will solve the problem...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,956
Posted By derek costello
Re: engine photos

Here's my 52 mercury in a 34 pickup.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,956
Posted By derek costello
Re: engine photos

here's mine 52 mercury. in a 34 pickup
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By derek costello
Re: high oil pressure?

Ronnie. what is the length of the pump relief spring (standard ford pump)

When I take mine apart I want to check the spring and maybe replace it ?..thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By derek costello
Re: This distributor setup looks very cool

This must be a "smart phone version" of the the one I just purchased for $160.
Mine is the same Chinese crap as this manufacture, people are reworking this unit
and doing with it the way the want...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By derek costello
high oil pressure?

While giving my engine a compression test (120lbs on all, after valve job) ,I noticed my newly installed mechanical oil pressure gage read 90psi ! the electronic gage in the car only goes to max...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-12-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,281
Posted By derek costello
Re: Anyone heard from TOD lately about casting a new block?

There is a video of Kirby telling a bunch of guys at a car show all about the new flathead aluminum V8. It comes with a new crankshaft but uses all most other
ford flathead parts, I think it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By derek costello
Re: 32 and up hinges

OK. OK. I read all the previous pin removal tips which weren't successful

Then I realized their is a NEW way of heating and removing studs and bolts

that is a induction electric heater tool. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By derek costello
32 and up hinges

Has anybody found a easy way of removing hinge pins from early ford trucks and cars of the 30s ??? I can't use heat..
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8BA valve seat grinding

The block deck is not at 90degrees to the valves so this is what is giving you a deeper cut on one side! You must use a cutter that uses a pilot rod that fits time in the valve guide to cut the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By derek costello
Flathead water pumps?

Does anybody block off that top recirculation hole in the water pumps ??
It lets hot water from the head go into the cooled water (from the Rad)
and mix with that already cooled fluid ???

It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By derek costello
Re: valve seat cutter

Mr. Tubman: These cutters are no doubt fantastic but they are expensive !
They come with 3 cutters per head or 5 cutters per head, The ones Neway recommended to me were 3 head cutters as they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By derek costello
Re: valve seat cutter

OK. I had the same problem last week so I borrowed a set of Neway seat cutters
and gave my engine a 3 angle valve job.
This was done using accurate carbide valve cutters (NEWAY) mounted on their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By derek costello
Re: valve seat cutter.

I just did mine with the engine in the car with a set of all 3 angles of the NEWAY seat cutters from Neway in Ohio. Done in car 3 angle with the pilot and hand toll supplied. Did both the insert...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

I am waiting on a new aluminum timing gear, when it is installed I will restart the engine with fresh 20-50- VR1 oil and all new valves and seats hopefully next week.

I will then get a new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

Sorry bout that........ Quick street use........ engine is in a 1934 ford pickup with a

mustang 5speed T5, and 3:73 Ranger rear-end, Triangulated 4 bar, and

conventional ford leaf spring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

OK that is what I wanted to here is that the remanufactured distributors HAVE

the extended distributor shaft lower support bearing.

This seems very necessary for gear engagement and stability.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

I just looked at the Barns converted GM distributors and they look pretty good...

But am I to under stand the shaft that has the gear is cutoff and doesn't extend down into the 8BA bearing??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

OK tell me where I can buy a modern mechanical advance distributor for a 52 mercury flathead ? It must have adjustable advance and have provision for electronic spark control (Pertronix) and have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,435
Posted By derek costello
Re: Timing gear oiling?

Ronnie is right! The Distributor gear was dry in both engines and so was the lower bearing in the bottom shaft of the distributor........
I think this additional oiling is going to benefit those...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

Most new Chinese built electronics are Beta designed (let the buyer be the tester)
so there fore are prone to fail! I am familiar with these type of products so I will
install and use with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

I have noticed that the electronics in this "new" unit are SMT.... surface mount technology
this means no conventional components all the set stuff is soldered as a package rite onto the circuit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By derek costello
Re: 8ABA engine distributor?

They come with a lot of set-up options 3 sets of advance springs, vacuum yes or no, lock out for advance, and a tach output. I think I'm going to buy one.

If you are interested in buying one of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,784
Posted By derek costello
8ABA engine distributor?

Has anybody used one of the TSP pro series distributors ??

These have an adjustable built in mechanical advance as well as a vacuum connection and electronic triggering. They come with a post...
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