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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Liner/bore question.

Right. I'll amend my post. I better do a better job of proofreading. Two screw ups in one post.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Liner/bore question.

Hi Gary, I did edit my post as I mistyped the size originally.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Installing replacement pistons

A rigid hone will also remove some material and may effect piston fit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Liner/bore question.

I found a Melling sleeve, CSL 1128, which has a 3.3070 bore and is 3/32 thick. When bored to 3 5/16 there will be around .090 wall left.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,470
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8BA doesnt have power

Definetly a problem with the accelerator pump. Do you have it set for maximum stroke?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,470
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8BA doesnt have power

Correct. The 8BA carbs do not have the spark valve in the base.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Liner/bore question.

I'll be following as I am facing the same potential problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,523
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Something is screwed up here. There should be a sleeve on the crank that the seal rubs against and this does not extend beyond the front cover. There should be no slot visible either.The key that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,523
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

The diameter of the pulley makes no difference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Distributor vacuum brake question

The only time I've seen that on my machine is when the distributor is worn. At idle, the vacuum is high so the piston is away from the ring.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Distributor vacuum brake question

I understand the operation, it is just that I cannot see how the plunger is said to stabilize timing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Distributor vacuum brake question

Manifold vacuum pulls the plunger away from the plate. So during normal everyday driving the plunger does not contact the plate, so I don't see how it can stabilize the timing. If you've got wobble,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,849
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Barrett Jackson

There were two 36 3 windows that sold for around 70K. They had updated drivetrains. Unfortunately our style of car is not selling that well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 809
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Oil pump p/up to pan clearance

Nothing like real life experience.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Rebuilt motor start up

I agree w/JSeery
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Holly 94 carbs

Oversize shafts and the proper reamer are the ticket.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,470
Posted By flatjack9
Re: 8BA doesnt have power

I would say that the carburetor needs another rebuild.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Fuel pump diaphragms

Charlie, NY is your go to guy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By flatjack9
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Valve to head clearance

If the heads have not been previously milled, you can get quite a lot of lift to fit. Probably more than you'd ever want. But checking actual clearance is a must.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Copper in oil?

If that is all copper, you've got a major problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Old distributor machine w flathead adapter

Sun testers are generally red. Ford Heyer testers were blue.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Vacuum port

You can disconnect and use the port for the vacuum gauge. Are you wanting to check idle vacuum?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-23-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By flatjack9
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By flatjack9
Re: Help decoding my 239

There is no cut and dry method. If there is no 59 cast in the bellhousing, it is pre 1946. How many head studs?
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