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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Building a 255 from a 221 block, help needed.

I might be wrong,,,,but I think I remember Bruce Lancaster saying the main bearings are crankshaft sensitive .
The block doesn’t matter bearing wise .
The front and middle mains are the same,,,,the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Hydraulic Brake Line Connectors?

Always remember on these old Flathead fords,,,,,,almost,nothing is use one time and it’s done for .
Most of these old parts will be around when we are gone,,,,,,they are already 80 years old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,343
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Ď52 Flathead crankshaft end play

I suspect the flywheel ring gear is causing your wear pattern.
If the crank was moving in that much I believe the rods would get bound up while it was running.
That looks like a fair amount of a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: old or new motor

If it is currently running with no issues,,,,I would not suspect any kind of a block issue .
It probably needs a rebuild with those compression numbers,,,,,,but that can always be done in the future...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,611
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: One that came home today :)

That is really beautiful,,,,,,look at those running boards !
Almost looks new !

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Valve lash question

Gary was probably using a cold setting for his numbers and the cam grind .
.009-.011 would be about right cold,,,,after warm up it would grow to the .012-.014 number,,,or very close .
Gary was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Friday The 13th - Oregon & California Are Burning

I read recently where someone was arrested for starting several of these fires .
Many of the fires,,,,(by GPS ,,this person was tracked ),,,,and everywhere they stopped for a while ,,,,a fire soon...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,151
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Can you guys stand another picture problem?

I just posted a pic to another thread,,,,and what do you know,,,it worked .
I am glad for small victories I guess ,,,LoL .

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Is this hole behind my oil pump gear normal?

I just went downstairs and checked my block .
Itís a 49 Merc,,,,,and has the exact same shaped hole there as yours .
Yours is perfectly normal,,,,donít worry .
I took some pics but it is bolted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,845
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Iím rebuilding my first Flathead and I have some questions

50Merc ,
If the tube is deformed,,,,you can reshape it,,,,they are reasonably soft .
Just try to get her out,,,use something similar to the Same ID,,,,it will come right out .

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,845
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Iím rebuilding my first Flathead and I have some questions

19fordy ,
I think he was referring to the tube that goes from the tappet chamber up to the bottom of the intake .
That tube can become damaged while removing,,,if not handled correctly.
I inserted...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Piston rings

Is that a 22 hp gain on a Flathead,,,,?
Or a 22 gain on an all out racing engine ,,,like a NASCAR piece ?

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,089
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Just sent a new 302 CI Flathead Home . . .

Now that is how you crate an engine ,,,,that dude could go across country on a wagon train,,,,and still be there in one piece .

Look at it,,,isn’t it beautiful,,,,,that is real workmanship.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Piston opinions

Egge are really good pistons,,,,good quality,,,,good price .
Like old Ron said. Sealed power are good as well .

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: 8BA Distributor Disassembly

Yep,,,,the clip is in there .
The leading edge is over about 2:00 o’clock,,,,,.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,360
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: How to fill crankcse with oil in 47 flathead

Hi 18 ,
You have a very clean looking engine inside .
I’m sure it is in excellent condition,,,,the intake ports look great as well .
The valves should be sealing perfectly .
That large hole in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,464
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: 1950 8ba recommended oil

Paraffin will leave a lot of buildup in an engine .
When you tear one down and it looks like black wax is growing inside,,,,it is .
Any good oil will be fine,,,listen to these guys here,,,they know...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,025
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Camshaft ideas?

Iím very impressed with Pete .
I always thought he was a pretty smart cookie,,,,,racer guy,,,,engine builder .
But now,,,,,,,after reading post #16,,,,,,man,,,,,,I am truly amazed .
Itís kind of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,786
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: the build

Didn’t the 53 Mercs have EAB heads from the factory,,,,,can’t remember ?
It should make a great running engine .

And like Tubman said,,,,the factory Mercury intake is hard to beat .
It has 4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: flathead refresh

Wait a minute !

How do you know it needs a rebore ?

Reread post #10,,,,,,,there are a lot of “Ifs “,,,,,in every line there .
And besides,,,,,a little smoke is not necessarily a worn out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Wiring my new alternator

One wire alternator,,,,,should just use one wire .
It should ground by being mounted to the engine ?

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,973
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Condenser

Hey Denny,,,,,what is the rating on your new condensers ?
You might have it posted somewhere ,,,,I might have missed it .
Either way,,,,they are a work of art,,,I love mine !

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,396
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Flathead Oil Pan

I’m the same way,,,,,,I take pics with my phone,,,,transfer to my iPad.
Then try to post here and it’s a catastrophe,,,LoL.

I know you guys don’t like the Hamb,,,,,but it is simple as can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Starting an engine after almost 40 years

That was cool,,,,,it sounded better than some new rebuilds I have seen .
It amazed me,,,,you got it timed and running in no time,,,,,some people here can’t get a new rebuild to even fire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-09-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By Desoto291Hemi
Re: Tom Trautwein

Glad this worked out okay,,,,,sometimes,,,,all you have is your reputation and good name .
Sounds like the guy was a stand up guy after all,,,,,just like some had said ,,,,a good name goes a long...
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