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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Awful sounding Head rattle on new rebuild

Sorry the album was set to private. It is now public. I am feeling more confident that the problem is not in the bottom end. (Maybe just hopeful) I drained the Brad Penn oil through 3 layers of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Awful sounding Head rattle on new rebuild

I posted pictures in my 53 Ford Album of the head and the right deck surface. Does this seem like an extreme amount of carbon for a 60 minute old engine? I'll drain the oil and advise what I find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Awful sounding Head rattle on new rebuild

Well I cracked the head off. The head looks fine from the inside. No signs of anything banging on it. I am not sure exactly what to look for at this point without removing the valves and pistons....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Awful sounding Head rattle on new rebuild

Pulled the intake manifold back off as a starter. Everything visually looks in place. All horseshoe clips are on and the spring retainers look to all be in place. Valve stems are riding on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Awful sounding Head rattle on new rebuild

Pulled the plugs and done a good visual. They are black but not damage to the electrode or thereabout.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Awful sounding Head rattle on new rebuild

The one thing I didn't do when I bought this old flathead was boil and clean the intake manifold. Maybe something had previously been dropped down in it... Wife has me on house jobs so my girl is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Awful sounding Head rattle on new rebuild

Hopefully I haven't done damage if this is the case. I will let you know what I find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Awful sounding Head rattle on new rebuild

Thanks-- That is where my thinking was. Didn't know maybe If I would be lucky and gasoline mixture is a possibility Good news is it is the right side so it is the easiest of the two to get off....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,471
Posted By Scottyboy
Awful sounding Head rattle on new rebuild

:eek: Well I got my 53 flathead finally built and fit into my 53 sedan. Engine was rebuilt with mostly all new innards and machining. Slightly bored, Isky cam, Fenton headers, stock heads, stock...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Ford Flathead Conversion need help!!!

Not all 49-53 car 8ba flathead oil pans are the same!!. The bolt patterns are, but the shapes are slightly different. As V8 Bob posted. The 52-53 Pans are ribbed and have the center sump set...
Forum: Early V8 04-07-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Oil Pan- Flathead 52-53

I found what I needed. Not sure how to discontinue this ad thread? Thanks all who responded
Forum: Early V8 04-02-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By Scottyboy
Oil Pan- Flathead 52-53

I am looking for a good used flathead oil pan for a 52-53 ford car. 52-53 was not smooth and is shaped with reinforcing grooves on both sides of the deep trough. Willing to pay top $$$ for one in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: Ford Flathead Conversion need help!!!

It is smooth center sump. No ribs. I also have the ribbed center sump and visually they looked the same. The smooth was in better condition so I used it. Ouch. I will pull it back out and take a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Scottyboy
Question Ford Flathead Conversion need help!!!

I am converting my 1953 ford sedan from the inline 6 it came with to the flathead option. I have tried to make all needed changes for the conversion. After a lot of time rebuilding the flathead,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,363
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: flathead fuel pump pushrod too long?

I was wondering about shortening it, but didn't want to find out that I maybe had something else wrong first.

thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,363
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: flathead fuel pump pushrod too long?

It is the stock manifold with an Isky Max 1 cam. You might be on to something though. I tried a different approach to make sure the rod is in the cup. I mounted the base first and then tightened...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,363
Posted By Scottyboy
Question flathead fuel pump pushrod too long?

Help! Test fitting my fuel pump on my 52 8BA flathead rebuild and the pushrod seems about 5/16" too long? It is 10 1/16" standard length. I put an Isky Max 1 cam into the engine otherwise...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,874
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: One piece front crankshaft seal problem.

There is a You-Tube by Luke's Custom Machine and Design on the installation. He says to take the Speedway seal apart. (It is really a two piece seal) and put a bead of silicone inside the outer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,422
Posted By Scottyboy
Question Flathead exhaust valve guide seals

Are seals used and or needed for the exhaust valves on the 8BA engine?

Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,233
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: 8BA crankshaft front gear mystery

It is the smooth spacer that was recommended to replace the spiral one when you use the rubber seal to replace the rope seal. Can't even find the spiral one that came off the crank. I wonder if the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: 8ba main bearing cap direction

Thanks all. This is exactly what I am seeing. That puts my worried mind to rest!!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: 8ba main bearing cap direction

Let me take another good look and double check what what I have so far. I know that my front cap only fits one way with the tangs misaligned on one side. The center cap is reversible but I will set...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: 8ba main bearing cap direction

OK I have set the bearing caps and to have the tangs all on 1 side they are on the passenger side or right side of the block, (left side with the block upside down), but tangs are all offset. Tjhe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By Scottyboy
Question 8ba main bearing cap direction

Can anyone tell me which direction each of the 3 main bearings on my 8BA face. How does the cap bearing tang associate with the block bearing tang. In between taking them to the machine shop I have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,233
Posted By Scottyboy
Re: 8BA crankshaft front gear mystery

LOL. I got it from Macs. Any fix for it or do I need to find a new one.

Thanks
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