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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Off Set Crank Grinding

Problem with welding up a crank is that you weld up as much on the side you donīt want any extra material on or the crank will warp.
Then you have to straighten it and grind off a lot of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

It all depends on how much the bar flexes...the first Storm bar i ran you had to go very easy on last cut...nowdays i can do it single pass and end up dead on.

I would go 25/3/1 measuring after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

First the cutting bit is usually one rough and one fine cut version with different grinding on the older bars.
If you get the geometry of the bit wrong you get shatter.

You can take the roughcuts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Specific questions re using a boring bar (Old school)

The boresize is your startingpoint...the pistons are made as much undersize as they need to be for clearance....compensating for a used piston is a gamble...donīt go much under the +.060.

How much...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Lifter & Spring Questions

That style lifters break sometimes under normal conditions...adding spring tension and running non mushroom valves isnīt exactly raising the odds for sucess...
The modern lifters are lighter to.......
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,073
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: New products thread??

Since there is an ongoing promotion from other members in threads about coils/pumps and ignitions why canīt you promote your products to...
And the idee of a specific thread with the promos is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: C4 transmission in a 1953 Ford

Will i get smacked on my head for saying fordomatic :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Ford Starter

If i remember right the fordomatic/mercomatic starter has a different front plate with 3 bolts one tab sticking out from it with an extra bolthole.
And a 9 tooth sprocket.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Mart's Crusty Flatty Teardown Pt6. Studs!. Get 'em out!

You did good on that job...i usually end up with around 3 broken studs...:o
Time for step by step rebuild video now !!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Stromberg 97 Carb Large Logo vs Small Logo

Itīs the eyecandy factor that is different...nothing else :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Carb. question

48 is actually flowing more and was replaced by 97 for fuel effiency...
What you are looking for is the 60hp carburetors stromberg 81 for less cfm.
Any 2 carb intake unless itīs "slingshot" style...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 842
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 47 generator rear bushing

Isnīt it that the oil you put in goes around the oilite bushing...whatever isnīt absorbed the re at first ends up in an oilwick below as an reservoir...if you overfill that it weeps out.
The common...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: need correct oil bath air cleaner

Adding location will help people give you advice on where to find things to...
I have a bunch of different aircleaners...but usually on the wrong shore of a big pond...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Video putting a sleeve in a flathead

Doesnīt matter if you break through to water...
If you get a poor casting with a pinhole or a crack into water the sleeve with some sealer will fix it.
What you canīt do is bore it so big that you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: New Ring Gear

Only the competition ultra speed version...an aluminum ring gear...:D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 337 flathead running

They are heavy and mileage can scare you...
The same amount smaller a 60hp is compared to a 8ba the 337 is bigger...a friend bought the last i had and it still sits under his workbench in search for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Re-lining brake shoes

Itīs about primary/secondary shoe having more/less pressure....one gets added power from the rotation.
Usually you have one long and one shorter...and they wear out in the same amount of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: 8ba generator mount modifications

If youīre going to run an alternator there are brackets available...
If youīre not in the mood to make something with a personal touch....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Ballast resistor question...(Bubba?)

Measure the resistance of the ignition coil you have...that will tell you if you need an external resistor or not.
And what value it will need to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-24-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: backire through carburator on 1946 8 cylinder

Take the plugs out and spin the engine while someone takes a look to see if all valves move as they should...
After that ignition or something in the carb making it run way lean would be next for me...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By flatheadmurre
What model rubber window molding is this ?

Itīs installed on a -41 car.
The original ford parts tag said 21A...
Fits nicely to the glass...middle section for the strip with the 3 holes looks the same...
But it shure donīt fit that great to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Anybody experienced cast iron degradation?

Gray cast iron sometimes show the effect of selective leaching out of iron in mild corrosive environments. The surface layer of the iron becomes like graphite and it can be easily cut with a knife....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,355
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Flathead Lifter Adjusting - "On the Bench"

The guide must be centered withing the clearance of the valvestem to guide...there are some margins there...
As long as guide to bore is less then guide to stem...
With a "modern" engine the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: help with Mallory install

The mallory flattop was vacuumbrake like in the ford crabs...not a modern style vacuum advance.
They are for manifold vacuum.
And there is a small spark advance valve you can connect in between...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By flatheadmurre
Re: Spark plug preference...Curious

I also went to NGK for 2 reasons....first they have never so far failed in mysterious ways for no reason...and i can buy them in bulkpack for a reasonable price.
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