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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: V8 piston rings

The wigley piece is just an expander,,,,the thin flat rings are what cleans the oil off the cylinder wall .
They wear,,,the expander doesn’t .
You should be good if you need to reuse one .

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Cleaning aircraft aluminum

Back when I worked at Bonnell,,,,,(they are an aluminum extrusion company),,,,we mostly did 6061 ,,,made many different product lines .
But,,,we also made beams out of 7075,,,,these were like floor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: 8BA block cracked

Always remember,,,,,technology is getting better,,,,,what could not have been repaired in the past,,, might be done now ,,,or in the future .
Check H and H or some others,,,,,you never know ?
I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Fitting Sump

Okay,,,the graphite seal was what I wanted to use,,,,I have been reading that it is a better seal .
But,,,,the graphite seal does need to be trimmed to the correct length .
And use no sealer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Fitting Sump

Ronnie ,
You are saying you trim the gasket to fit around the rear main seal,,,,,like a half moon pie cut shape ?

And,,,,you leave the rope seal long,,,,to help compress and make a better seal ?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Oil pump pressure test

I’ve always admired Ronnie and these other guys that build the truly bad Flatheads .
I’m certain it takes knowledge that I will never have .
These guys engines have clearances,,and performance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Uneven Head Dome Sizes

You might consider using a depth mic on the valve pockets and see if the settings are close .
There is a possibility that the original chambers were mis machined above the piston .
After...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Merc crank clean out plugs

Yes,,,,3/8 pipe thread is the correct size for Merc clean out hole .
Just take your time with the tap,,,,,these cranks are fairly hard .
Tap a little and clean out shavings some,,,,,it’s not too...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Are the 3rd and 4th piston rings backward?

I agree with Denny on the bottom ring on new pistons .

But,,,I’m not sure about original Ford pistons .
The old stock pistons were not cam ground like a modern piston .
I believe the fourth...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Are the 3rd and 4th piston rings backward?

Yes,,,,big solid like ring goes in the bottom groove .

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Something a bit different oil tube in valley R&R.

Hey JWL ,
Come to think of it,,,,I believe your book is where I remember this from .
I knew I had read about it somewhere .
I remember a pic with the tube and the rippled ends to help control...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Something a bit different oil tube in valley R&R.

Makes sense Ronnie .
Not long ago I saw replacement tubes listed somewhere,,,,,I was wondering how difficult it was to do .

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Building a 255 from a 221 block, help needed.

I might be wrong,,,,but I think I remember Bruce Lancaster saying the main bearings are crankshaft sensitive .
The block doesn’t matter bearing wise .
The front and middle mains are the same,,,,the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Hydraulic Brake Line Connectors?

Fred,
Always remember on these old Flathead fords,,,,,,almost,nothing is use one time and it’s done for .
Most of these old parts will be around when we are gone,,,,,,they are already 80 years old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,592
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Ď52 Flathead crankshaft end play

I suspect the flywheel ring gear is causing your wear pattern.
If the crank was moving in that much I believe the rods would get bound up while it was running.
That looks like a fair amount of a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: old or new motor

If it is currently running with no issues,,,,I would not suspect any kind of a block issue .
It probably needs a rebuild with those compression numbers,,,,,,but that can always be done in the future...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,800
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: One that came home today :)

That is really beautiful,,,,,,look at those running boards !
Almost looks new !

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Valve lash question

Gary was probably using a cold setting for his numbers and the cam grind .
.009-.011 would be about right cold,,,,after warm up it would grow to the .012-.014 number,,,or very close .
Gary was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Friday The 13th - Oregon & California Are Burning

I read recently where someone was arrested for starting several of these fires .
Many of the fires,,,,(by GPS ,,this person was tracked ),,,,and everywhere they stopped for a while ,,,,a fire soon...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Can you guys stand another picture problem?

I just posted a pic to another thread,,,,and what do you know,,,it worked .
I am glad for small victories I guess ,,,LoL .

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Is this hole behind my oil pump gear normal?

I just went downstairs and checked my block .
Itís a 49 Merc,,,,,and has the exact same shaped hole there as yours .
Yours is perfectly normal,,,,donít worry .
I took some pics but it is bolted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,964
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Iím rebuilding my first Flathead and I have some questions

50Merc ,
If the tube is deformed,,,,you can reshape it,,,,they are reasonably soft .
Just try to get her out,,,use something similar to the Same ID,,,,it will come right out .

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,964
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Iím rebuilding my first Flathead and I have some questions

19fordy ,
I think he was referring to the tube that goes from the tappet chamber up to the bottom of the intake .
That tube can become damaged while removing,,,if not handled correctly.
I inserted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Piston rings

Is that a 22 hp gain on a Flathead,,,,?
Or a 22 gain on an all out racing engine ,,,like a NASCAR piece ?

Tommy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,209
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Just sent a new 302 CI Flathead Home . . .

Now that is how you crate an engine ,,,,that dude could go across country on a wagon train,,,,and still be there in one piece .

Look at it,,,isn’t it beautiful,,,,,that is real workmanship.
Super...
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