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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Would You Use it?

Another thing we are not putting in the equation, is the water hole configuration on the head. Those huge centerline trapezoidal holes in the block do not determine much, as the head and gasket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Would You Use it?

FYI, All the vendors carry them, Rock Auto does too for the best price - Felpro $19.00 ea.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Russ/40
Would You Use it?

The photo below shows a block with two head gaskets in place, one on top of the other. The top one matches the block with the trapezoidal holes. I don't have those, but I do have the round hole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,774
Posted By Russ/40
Re: damaged piston what? why?

Glen, do you realize your responding to threads that are 3 years old?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Engine Builders Question

Took the 3 3/16" sleeve and ground the bottom to a knife edge all the way around. It made the perfect ring compressor to slide the loaded piston past the offending notch that was grabbing the 3rd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,104
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Removing Engine from '40 Ford Question

Yes. I have done it several times. Did nothing but remove the radiator. Left the transmission in, unbolted the exhaust from the block only. If you look at Mart's photo, he did not need to unbolte...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Engine Builders Question

GREAT ! Point rotor wrench !

I didn't think of that. Forgot I actually have a few 3 3/16 sleeves, and I have a lathe if I need it. Good info !
I knew a few extra brains would help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Engine Builders Question

Interesting thought, but I don't think there is enough meat there to matter. The step is probably .025 x .025" approximated.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Engine Builders Question

I agree with what you say, but, I have a valve train and crank in place and don't intend to start grinding on bores now. Looking for a better ring compressor. I have ordered one of the taper ring...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Engine Builders Question

I just can't get mine to set that well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Torque tech.

Ditto on the center out protocol.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Russ/40
Engine Builders Question

I have run into a problem on an engine I am currently building. The block is a '41 with the sleeves pulled and bored to std. 3 3/16." The problem is when it was bored, no chamfer was made to remove...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Russ/40
Re: A Piece of Advice

I fully agree, if your using the proper torque spec, you are safe only if you use no gasket, or the proper copper with the bolt hole seals. Why risk it?

As to torque wrenches, I'm 73, and been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 807
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Bucking like a horse

Reach behind the ignition switch. Is the wire to the switch getting hot ? Tighten up the nuts that hold the wires to the switch.. backfiring and bucking is usually a make and break in the ignition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By Russ/40
Re: OT: "An Alternator is a Battery Maintainer, -NOT a Battery Charger."

A true battery maintainer performs functions other than charging to maintain bat health. Example would be the shocking of plates as in a desulfate mode or process. Anything else is a bat charger.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Russ/40
Re: 49 ford door adjustment

Welcome to a first year production car. '49 Fords are plagued with many fit problems. Your lucky if you can keep the front doors closed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Kwik Way brake shoe arcing machine

If you can't locate the operators manual, try "Ammco", very nearly the same as to setup and use. These things weigh a ton, takes two people to move them around. Handy to have, but for as often as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,669
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Need to re-torque head, but socket is too fat

As many have mentioned, grind a 6 point socket to fit. The crows foot tool is a lousy and troublesome tool, not for torqued fasteners. Get a decent quality socket and grind the full circumference to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Crusty Flatty Pt28: Lets go for a drive! At last!

Way to go Mart! I was thinking seizing with all that noise, but as they say, look for the simple things first, which is what you did.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Lightened Flywheel

I have to admit, a bit of the "drivability" I refer to above, is due to the 39 transmission I am running. I only removed enough material from my flywheel to remove the upper ridge and make it flat to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Lightened Flywheel

I think the most obvious benefit of flywheel lightning is improved drivability in town traffic.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Nice

I'd be sure to surface it before putting it into service.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Seized 59AB Engine - Solutions

First thing, pour 1/2 cup of Evaporust into each bore let sit two days.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By Russ/40
Re: Oil slinger, crank snout, crank sleeve.

Amen to that!

No reason whatsoever to use the "modern" seal. The ropes will outlast anything else.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-27-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Russ/40
Re: cylinder head studs

I have taken flatjack9's approach with Ford studs and found it to be a trouble free solution, but over time have changed to slipping a pipe over the stud and giving them a tug in the appropriate...
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