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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By JWL
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

I have shortened dozens of axles by cutting and welding. Of course straightening after welding.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By JWL
Re: Maine Machine Shop to Replace wheel Bearing Races?

From my experiences I suggest grinding to the final desired diameter. The Rockwell of the original material makes it almost impossible to achieve consistent size and finish requirements with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,122
Posted By JWL
Re: Our Friend, Shadetree - Medical Issues

Good show Marcus for taking this initiative. Most of us can rejoice in the fact that our uncomfortable aches and pains have not, yet, prevented our participation here.


Here is hoping Shadetree...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By JWL
Re: Flathead Carb

If you read my book you will conclude that Jack has given good advice. The 390 is actually a bit small for your application. Overpriced, too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By JWL
Re: V8 estate Sale new camshaft

5T is the stock Ford stamping.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-10-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By JWL
Re: Stromberg WW jetting question.....

Why do you think it will be too rich? The design of carbs, with venturi action, are "self-regulating" over a reasonably wide range. I would suggest giving it a try before purchasing unneeded extras.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-04-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By JWL
Re: Stock vs Electric Fuel Pump

For those of us who have more projects than we can properly handle the electric and mechanical combination is great.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-01-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By JWL
Re: Flathead Head bolt threaded holes for head

I think I remember giving that info to Lawrie when he was making cylinder "o"rings. Perhaps he will still have it available and will speak up. The Ford drawings are dimensioned in a manner which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,828
Posted By JWL
Re: What's your "Go To" for a hard head?

I have a couple "T" handles I can screw into the sparkplug holes which can give extra pulling power. Usually if I can get some teeter-totter action on the head it will come off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By JWL
Re: Harold “Putt” Smith

I enjoyed Putt and was astounded when I visited his place. I think he was much less impressed when he visited me. I do not have a pile of carbs 6 feet high and 10 feet in diameter and trailers and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By JWL
Re: stromberg

Probably hurt
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By JWL
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By JWL
Re: Question re liners in a relieved block.

I just use a oval shaped carbide burr for roughing and finish with a stone about 3/4" diameter that is pointed at the end for matching up the corners. And, I agree a good chamfer is important.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By JWL
Re: Value of CHAMPION 8 BA heads

This has reminded me I have a new set of these heads which have never been installed. I thought about using them a few times but never found the right set of conditions. My memory is the valve lift...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,834
Posted By JWL
Re: Distribator off by one tooth - Pulley casting number

I am afraid this is not yet understood. Changing distributor teeth has NOTHING to do with the relationship between the timing light and the pulley marker for where best performance is achieved....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,834
Posted By JWL
Re: Distribator off by one tooth - Pulley casting number

Here is the point---If the engine performed BEST with timing flashing 1 1/2 inches from TDC it should continue running at its best at that 1 1/2 inch location no matter how many distributor teeth are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,834
Posted By JWL
Re: Distribator off by one tooth - Pulley casting number

How would distributor orientation have anything to do with pulley-TDC location??
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By JWL
Re: 8-BA Connecting Rods Oil Hole

The oil holes are to be pointing toward the cam if the stock holes are considered. If the rods are Federal-Mogul rebuilt(and perhaps other Manufacturers) it is likely new holes have been drilled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By JWL
Re: valve question

The valve stem does not influence ramp speed or duration. Those changes must be imparted at the cam lobe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,357
Posted By JWL
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Try a different timing light.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By JWL
Re: Where has billben/flathead gone

My good friend who established that site passed away a couple of years ago. Bill Bentley helped me get my first order of books printed and was someone I wanted to be like when I grow up.

There was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By JWL
Re: Intake port repair

It takes mucho cleaning before applying any epoxy type material. This means the outside area(in water jacket) needs attention just like the port interior. I would use the original, slow cure, JB...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,944
Posted By JWL
Re: Baby Ruth abd the big engine.

That just ain;t going to happen. Even the smallest stock 265 Chevy heads flow over 170 CFM @ 28 inches. A fully modified Flathead can sometimes make 150 CFM @ 28. Often the Flatheads are in water to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By JWL
Re: Valve seats. How to remove?

Yes, a quick weld on the seat about as fast as possible. Ring will simply fall out. One word of caution---I once knew a guy to whom I explained my technique. Only too late he realized his block did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By JWL
Re: Lifter & Spring Questions

For what is worth I have seen many of the larger top face lifters used with straight stem valves without any problem. Probably floating the valves would reveal a difference but, then, floating the...
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