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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 738
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

Hi Ron, the problem using only OEM Merc cranks is there aren't enough "decent" ones around to meet the demand and the work (labor) to make certain a shaft is usable normally outweighs the price of an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Oil gallery plug

I would suppose that setup is a "stop" for the oil-pressure valve/spring in the valley on the early units and the "groove" allows oil to circulate between the front main and the front cam feed hole,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rod Clearance

Hi Lawrie, I would surmise due to the difference in the beam widths on the Scat (.790") and the OEM type rods (.710") you'd have more room with the OEM's?

The Scat rods are reasonably "straight"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rod Clearance

Assuming you have a 3.312" bore size you will be fine with .050" for a "streeter", it's all you really need!

We've sent dozens out with .050" clearance and absolutely no grinding using the 3.312"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-10-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,453
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 59a with Scat Set Up Your thoughts please.

Hi Phil, just got a PM from "Kev" in Germany, same exact Scat crank as your's and his rod brg clearance is over .003", close to .0035".

He asked me for a "fix", seems Scat is making their rod...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,566
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 1 Fly wheel 2 PP thread bad

ALL pressure plate bolts MUST have the shoulder to "center" the cover on the wheel, if not you run a very high risk of a vibration!!

The bolt shoulders MUST reach into the counterbored section of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Block Pressure Test

Hi Jack, we use anywhere from 60# to 80#, if it shows good at 60# we go to 80# just to be safe!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. All the years we've done pressure testing here on both blocks and heads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Ford Bolts

Just a "heads-up" here, we can now offer a full set of OEM (style) head bolts for the 24 stud units.

Just put into inventory a number of sets for stock! Photo below!

Haven't established pricing...
Forum: Early V8 05-07-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By GOSFAST
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Valve Spring Shim Question

Hi Dave, if it would help with the budget I could supply the seat locators alone, but the guides need some minor machining to make it all fit!

(Ron-heads up) Posted above the valve sizes for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Valve Spring Shim Question

Hi Dave, the adjustable locators are really your best option, but, it isn't an inexpensive setup.

I have the package available for $300.00, this comes with 16 Comp Cams (machined) locators, 16...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Valve Spring Shim Question

Hi Dave, that's a "band-aid" fix, not recommended, really.

We have bronze-lined guides that will accept up to 6 shims and where they belong, at the bottoms!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Here's...
Forum: Early V8 05-02-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By GOSFAST
8BA Stroker (unassembled) Complete

Flathead Parts for Sale: Customer Job #1761

(1) Block (8BA) bored/plate honed 3.312" (Moly) - Decks milled (.010")/dowel pinned - Oil filter mod (95%) - Drilled for adjustable lifters - Valve...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 977
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: engine rebuilder near Redding California

An excellent Flathead build would consist of the following:

1-Block plate finish hone the bores (photo below)
2-Forged pistons, moly metric rings, we use Ross here (photo below)
3-Dowel pin the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,271
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: my new clutch slips!

With respect to the pressure plate I would probably opt for a "diaphragm" type plate with a "centrifugal-assist".

The "diaphragm" design takes care of excess pedal pressure and the "centrifugal"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,271
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: my new clutch slips!

Hi Dennis, no modification to pan, doesn't even require an align bore/hone, basically it's a bolt-in deal. just a few holes in the block just inside the pan rail area!

(Add) For any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,271
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: my new clutch slips!

Dealt with Fort-Wayne one time for a members build here.

First and last time for me, they had to take the pressure-plate back, visibly defective!

Thanks, Gary in N.Y.

P.S. Am still keeping...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Langhorne Sportsman Race circa 1951

Not to hi-jack this post but if you like the stock-car racing I have a shot of my good friend Bill's from a while back. Helped him build the powerplant!

I did all the machine work on his unit some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Bearings vs oil pressure

Hi Lawrie, you should always break-in new builds with conventional oil, change to synthetic later if you want.

Just one other tip, try to use oil that has the word "Racing" printed on the label,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 24 stud crankshaft in a 21 stud engine

Hi Russ, never had a Flathead piston with that C.H. You need to call Egge and ask if they are including the dome in that dimension?? Sounds like they are but it shouldn't be configured that way!
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 24 stud crankshaft in a 21 stud engine

To use any 4.125" crank you'll need the pistons to have a 1.374"/1.375" C.H.

The stock Ford has a 1.560" hgt, the stock Merc has a 1.436" hgt, and all are based on the 7.000" rod length and OEM...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,128
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Rebore to accept sleeve for .125 piston

Hi Kris, with some accurate measurements you may be able to pull it off with a
3.456" OD sleeve, bore/hone to 3.312" and end up with about .072" of the sleeve wall intact??

Bunch of "ifs" but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: KingPin reamer

This is 100% accurate and it's how we've been doing king pin fitting since 1972 and are still do it the same way today, dead-on accuracy to within a few "tenths" if necessary.

You cannot get 100%...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,176
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: Oil Pressure

The BEST method to get oil entirely thru a "newly-built" unit, before any "firing" is even attempted, is by using a "pressure-fed" lube tank as pictured below.

You can get all the oil in with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-09-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By GOSFAST
Re: 8BA valve seat grinding

Ans-Absolutely correct, read below!



Ans-Not the best type pilots for this type work, actually this applies to ANY brand vehicles! For this type adjustable pilot you'd need BOTH ends of ALL...
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